People On The Move

People on the move is your weekly roundup of promotional and hiring news throughout the business community in Utah.

Salt Lake City—-Collective Medical, delivering the nation’s largest and most effective network for care collaboration, today announced the appointment of Jim Lacy as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Lacy joins Collective from Waystar, where he most recently served as chief strategy officer, and prior, Mr. Lacy was chief financial officer and general counsel for ZirMed for 14 years. ZirMed was merged with Navicure to form Waystar in 2017. When Mr. Lacy joined ZirMed, the company had only 30 employees and approximately $3 million in revenue. During his tenure, Mr. Lacy took a collaborative approach to ZirMed’s product, policy, and strategy functions. The result was transformative. In the same leading role, Mr. Lacy led the company from a small startup to a health IT powerhouse, growing ZirMed by over 100-fold. ZirMed was continuously recognized as an industry leader in the revenue cycle category. It was awarded Best in KLAS® every year since 2010 and received seven consecutive number one rankings and BlackBookTM Awards. 

Salt Lake City—-Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, a distinguished scholar in the fields of public health nutrition and health disparities research today was awarded the 2019 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award. Kumanyika currently serves as research professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and is professor emerita of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. This year’s award was presented to Kumanyika at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The CDC Foundation with the James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation honored Kumanyika for her pioneering research that is contributing to obesity prevention and treatment interventions targeting minority populations. The Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award, first presented in 1992, recognizes a health educator who has made a substantial contribution to advancing the field of health education or health promotion through research, program development or program delivery. 

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