Bios of the Summit Health executive team are indicated below.
Prior to founding Summit Health, Inc., Mr. Penington was vice president of business development for Interim Healthcare, the nation’s largest combined provider of home health care and medical staffing. Prior to Interim, Mr. Penington was president of Interactive Health Solutions where he developed the employer-based health screening and immunization model. Before Interactive Health Solutions, Mr. Penington served as senior VP of sales & marketing at Nematron Corporation. Mr. Penington has taken a technology company public and has experience in management and technology consulting with IBM and Accenture. Mr. Penington earned BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Prior to Summit Health, Inc., Mr. Finch was VP of business development for Interactive Health Solutions. Mr. Finch has also served as president of fuel cell developer EnCel LLC, president of automotive component manufacturer Plastigage Corporation, and performed mergers and acquisitions with the Japanese trading company Itochu International. Mr. Finch earned BS and MS degrees in aeronautical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Finch serves on the Board of Trustees of Allegiance Health System in Michigan.
As Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Hina Vaidya designs and consults on corporate health, wellness and business strategies incorporating communication and change management focused on a culture that induces engagement to modify behaviors and better care processes to improve healthcare, reduce costs and improve performance and productivity.
With over 27 years of healthcare management experience, Hina has held a range of senior management positions both nationally and internationally.
She is a co-founder and former Principal of Empowering LLC where she pioneered corporate health and productivity strategies for businesses ranging from 200 to over 50,000 members.
At the UK National Health Service, Hina collaborated with the DOH Health Policy Development Team on healthcare management, and led initiatives in healthcare disparity, outreach and workforce development. Hina’s 22 years of UK National Health Service experience, includes 17 years in Podiatric Medicine after graduating from University College London Hospital in 1982.
Hina also holds a master's degree in Interprofessional Healthcare and Organizational Development from Middlesex University, London, qualifications in Executive Leadership from INSEAD Business School, France and Health Promotion from Luton University, London.
Hina has been a frequent presenter in national and local healthcare conferences across the US, UK and EU communities.
Ms. Weikel has more than 25 years of experience with Hooper Holmes, and has held numerous progressively responsible management positions throughout her tenure, including senior vice president of customer service & quality assurance. Ms. Weikel was responsible for the training and oversight of implementation procedures for more than 10,000 examiners, to exceed the highest level of service to their clients. Ms. Weikel was responsible for the oversight of the customer service network, comprised of five regional centers. She was a successful liaison with external and internal clients, IT, sales, and operation groups, developing and implementing quality of service processes throughout the corporation while maintaining awareness of industry standards and legal compliance requirements, and applying that information within the corporation. Ms. Weikel is a registered nurse with a BS in health services/business management.
Dr. Sandra Drake is a research scientist with experience in clinical pathology and executive management. She is a tenured associate professor from Eastern Michigan University and has directed programs in clinical laboratory sciences. Previously, Dr. Drake has established and directed Drug Safety Evaluation Laboratories including the clinical pathology and pharmacokinetic drug metabolism laboratory to support preclinical safety at Esperion Therapeutics and Pfizer Global Research and Development. Prior to joining Summit Health, Dr. Drake directed medical education at Somanetics Corporation and implemented medical training
programs to Global Field Sales Teams.
At Summit Health, Dr Drake is working on the design and implementation of a world-class clinical laboratory testing facility to support Summit’s high quality health and wellness screening tests. Dr. Drake’s education includes the following:
• Clinical Research Administration Program, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI Ph.D., Pathobiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
• M.P.H., Laboratory Practice in Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
• Medical Technologist, School of Medical Technology, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI
• B.S., Medical Technology, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI
Prior to joining Summit Health, Inc., Ms. Norris was a Supervisor Designee over the Automated Processing and Immunohematology Laboratory at The American Red Cross National Testing Laboratories. While serving at The American Red Cross, Ms. Norris held the responsibility of overseeing operations and production as well as performance excellence which consisted of monitoring laboratory processes and Medical Technologist working within the laboratories for CLIA, AABB, OSHA, and FDA regulatory compliance. Ms. Norris earned a BS in Biology and Natural science from Madonna University and was trained as a Medical Technologist in Blood Banking at the American Red Cross. Ms. Norris also earned a MBA with a focus in health services and quality from Madonna University.