SHS Board of Directors

Elizabeth GentryPresident 2023 - 2024

Elizabeth Gentry

Elizabeth Gentry, Ph.D. is a solution value analyst at Philips working within the hospital patient monitoring team. She received her black belt in Six Sigma from IISE. She previously worked for the University of Louisville as an assistant professor of industrial engineering and CHRISTUS Health working in healthcare process improvement.

Tarun Mohan LalImmediate Past President 2023- 2024

Tarun Mohan Lal

Tarun Mohan Lal is the vice president of analytics and solutions at Atrium Health Navicent. He is an experienced healthcare leader within engineering, analytics, and healthcare administration with a passion for digitization and innovation in healthcare. He was appointed as assistant professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering and assistant professor of healthcare administration by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine for his academic and research contributions.

Aaron KannePresident-Elect 2023 - 2024

Aaron Kanne

Aaron Kanne is the executive director, project execution office at Care Logistics, located in Alpharetta, GA. He received his B.S. in industrial and management systems engineering from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his master's degree in health systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently serves as an SHS board member and has been an active member of SHS since 2008 and IIE since 2001. He is also PMP Certified through the Project Management Institute and has been since 2010.

Valerie BoelmanDirector 2021 - 2024

Valerie Boelman

Valerie Boelman is the AVP of process improvement and engineering at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. Valerie is currently an SHS Board member and Diplomate. She holds a master's degree in healthcare engineering from Texas Tech University and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.

Jennifer PercivalDirector 2021 - 2024

Jennifer Percival

Jennifer Percival is the associate dean of the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She received her B.Math (operations research) and Ph.D. (management sciences) from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the effective integration of technology in organizational processes in higher education and healthcare.

Ali HobbsDirector 2022 - 2025

Ali Hobbs

Receiving my BS/MS in IE at Clemson, I realized the importance of IEs in healthcare. I have over 5 years experience consulting in hospitals. Currently, I am a project manager for the Facility Activation Solutions team at CBRE. Working with SHS, I realized we have a large group of students and professionals who are passionate about healthcare and want to make it better. I'm excited to help!

James RawsonDirector 2022 - 2025

James Rawson

James Rawson is vice chair of operations and special projects at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Radiology and a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He is the lead for Applied Engineering and Creating Value in Clinical Operations at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and is a Baldrige Examiner.

NealMoriconi250x250Director 2023 - 2026

Neal Moriconi

Neal Moriconi is a resource manager for Omnicell Inc. where he enables professional services through staffing and balancing fatigue and draws on data to tell business stories. Neal has a master's in industrial engineering from UCF after earning bachelor's degrees from Virginia Tech; he and his family live in Orlando.

Bianca GarciaDirector 2023 -2026

Bianca Garcia

Bianca Garcia serves as the transplant quality manager for Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with a B.S. in industrial engineering. Bianca has previously served as the SHS Conference Chair for the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2018.

*Non-voting members