Management Team

  • Nick Augustinos

    Senior Vice President, Health Information Services and Strategy

    Nick Augustinos

    Senior Vice President, Health Information Services and Strategy

    Nick Augustinos is the senior vice president, Health Information Services and Strategy, where he is responsible for developing the company's strategy and presence in the information and healthcare analytics space.

    Augustinos has 27 years of broad managerial, consulting and business development experience in the private and public sectors. He has worked with a diverse range of leading healthcare delivery systems, healthcare insurers and government organizations globally.

    Prior to Cardinal Health, Augustinos was the senior director for Global Healthcare Operations at Cisco Systems, leading the company's go-to-market strategy for healthcare focusing on the public sector bringing business, technical expertise and thought leadership in the areas of connected health, wellness and care delivery. He had also served as the company's senior director for Global Healthcare Solutions of the Internet Business Solutions Group, the strategic consulting business unit of Cisco, where, among other initiatives, he led the Cisco HealthPresence? development, Cisco's core care-at-a-distance platform.

    Augustinos serves on the board of directors of DexCom, Inc., a medical-device manufacturer of continuous glucose monitors and the board of directors for The SCAN Foundation, which has a mission to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors.

    Augustinos holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Athens, Greece, a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from King's College, University of London, and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • George S. Barrett

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    George S. Barrett

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    George S. Barrett is chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a company ranked number 21 on the Fortune 500 and dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care.

    Barrett has refocused Cardinal Health on its essential role in supporting hospitals, pharmacies and alternative sites of care in their efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care, while reducing costs and improving efficiency. The tagline ? Essential to care ? embodies the company's strategy and the culture of the organization, which views its position in the evolving healthcare system as both a privilege and a responsibility.

    Barrett joined Cardinal Health in 2008 as vice chairman and CEO of the company's Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment, where he was responsible for all of the company's supply chain businesses, including pharmaceutical distribution, medical/surgical distribution, nuclear pharmacy services, Presource® surgical kitting services and the Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. retail pharmacy franchise operations.

    From 2005 to end-2007, Barrett served as president and CEO of North America for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. During 2007, he also served as corporate executive vice president for Global Pharmaceutical Markets. He held the position of president of Teva USA from 1999 to end-2004. Prior to joining Teva, Barrett held various positions with Alpharma Inc., serving as president of US Pharmaceuticals from 1994 to 1997, and president of NMC Laboratories, prior to its acquisition by Alpharma in 1990.

    Barrett serves on the board of directors of Eaton Corporation and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Leadership Council and The Conference Board. He is also a member of the President's Leadership Council of Brown University, Business Roundtable, The Business Council, Ohio Business Roundtable and The Columbus Partnership.

    Barrett received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

  • Shelley Bird

    Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

    Shelley Bird

    Executive Vice President, Public Affairs

    Shelley Bird brings 25 years of international experience in marketing, strategy and communications to her current role as executive vice president of public affairs at Cardinal Health. She is responsible for corporate marketing, public relations, government relations, community relations, internal communications, crisis communications, and global branding.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Shelley was chief communications officer at NCR Corporation based in the U.S. and vice president of marketing communications and public relations for Philips Consumer Communications based in the U.S. and France. She spent a decade working in Asia, holding a number of management positions of increasing responsibility with public relations firm Hill and Knowlton. Shelley also held several regional management positions with Motorola Electronics in the Asia Pacific region and as the owner of a brand consultancy. She began her career in Toronto, Canada with J. Walter Thompson, a global brand communications company. She also taught at the college level in retail management programs.

    Shelley holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication Management and a Doctorate in Communication from the University of South Australia. She is a regular speaker and writer on strategy, corporate culture, marketing, communication, change management and public relations measurement. In 2001, 2005 and 2011 she was honored with communication leadership awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Public Relations Society of America. And in 2004, she was named the Corporate PR Professional of the Year by PR News, a leading public relations news magazine.

    Shelley is a past chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and an accredited business communicator, IABC's professional credential program. Shelley also serves on the board of Goodwill Columbus and the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University's multidisciplinary, international laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.

  • Donald M. Casey Jr.

    Chief Executive Officer, Medical Segment

    Donald M. Casey Jr.

    Chief Executive Officer, Medical Segment

    Don Casey is the chief executive officer of the Medical segment of Cardinal Health, which is a leading provider of medical products and supply chain services to hospitals, laboratories, physician offices, surgery centers and other sites of care across the health care continuum.

    The Medical segment manufactures many of the products it markets and distributes, including gloves, apparel and fluid management products. The segment also provides integrated services such as procedure-based kitting and inventory management solutions to help medical professionals control costs and improve the quality of patient care.

    Casey joined Cardinal Health in April of 2012 bringing 27 years of global health care experience to the role, as well as an outstanding track record in identifying and commercializing medical innovations. He served as chief executive officer of the Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute, a non-profit research organization focused on lowering the cost of health care through novel technology solutions from 2010 to 2012. Previously, Casey served as worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson's comprehensive care group and a member of the Company's Executive committee, where he oversaw its cardiovascular, diagnostic, diabetes and vision care franchises around the world. Casey began his career with Johnson & Johnson in 1985, advancing into executive positions throughout the company's consumer, pharmaceutical and medical device franchises.

    Casey serves on the board of directors and Payment and Healthcare Delivery Committee for AdvaMed. Casey also serves on the Monogram Board for the University of Notre Dame and board of trustees for the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institution Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Craig Cowman

    Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing

    Craig Cowman

    Executive Vice President, Global Sourcing

  • Mike Duffy

    President, Medical Products

    Mike Duffy

    President, Medical Products

    Mike Duffy is president of Medical Products for Cardinal Health. In this role, Duffy has responsibility for global manufacturing, global sourcing and the Cardinal Health-branded consumable product portfolio.

    In his previous role as president of the company's Medical Supply Chain, Duffy led the Hospital Supply, Lab/Scientific Products and Ambulatory Care businesses.

    Prior to Cardinal Health, Duffy served as vice president, Global Value Chain at The Gillette Co., where he had global responsibility for customer service, revenue management, demand planning, distribution and promotions management.

    Duffy earned both a bachelor's degree in operations research and a master's degree in transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation.

  • Brian Ellis

    Executive Vice President, Enterprise Corporate Accounts and Strategic Account Teams

    Brian Ellis

    Executive Vice President, Enterprise Corporate Accounts and Strategic Account Teams

  • Steve Falk

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Steve Falk

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Steve Falk is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cardinal Health and its subsidies, where he oversees the Legal function and serves as the secretary to the board of directors.

    Prior to his current role, Falk was executive vice president and general counsel for the company's former Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment. He also served as vice president and general counsel for the Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services segment prior to its sale to the Blackstone Group in 2007.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Falk was an associate attorney with Baker & Hostetler, LLP.

    Falk is executive sponsor of the company's Equality Network Employee Resource Group, which supports the diversity and inclusion of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender employees at Cardinal Health. He is also a member of the Cardinal Health Foundation board of trustees.

    Falk currently serves on the board of trustees for the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio.

    Falk earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from The Ohio State University and received his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan.

  • Meghan M. FitzGerald

    President, Specialty Solutions

    Meghan M. FitzGerald

    President, Specialty Solutions

    Meghan M. FitzGerald serves as president of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, a specialty healthcare business that offers services for healthcare professionals, payors and the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Specialty Solutions is one of the fastest growing businesses of Cardinal Health.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health, FitzGerald was senior vice president of the New Markets International Division and Business Development at Medco Health Solutions, Inc., where she was responsible for leading business development efforts in the United States and internationally. She previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, where she supported business strategies and operations, including the implementation of ten-year lifecycle plans for various pharmaceutical products including Celebrex. FitzGerald has also held senior marketing positions at Merck and Sanofi-Synthelabo.

    She is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School, Women and Public Policy and Yale University Biotech Advisory boards. In 2009 and 2010 she was voted one of Irish Americans most influential women in business.

    FitzGerald obtained a doctor of public health (DrPH) degree at New York Medical College, focusing on health policy. She earned a master's degree in public health from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Fairfield University. FitzGerald also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia University in New York, teaching "The Business of Healthcare."

    Recognized as a forward-thinking leader with a clear vision for the business, FitzGerald is an expert speaker on topics such as the specialty healthcare market; European healthcare policy, healthcare reform; the ever-changing healthcare landscape; and women and executive leadership.

  • Jon Giacomin

    Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment

    Jon Giacomin

    President, U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution

    Jon Giacomin is president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution, where he is responsible for the business consolidating pharmaceuticals from hundreds of manufacturers into site-specific deliveries to retail pharmacies, hospitals, mail-order facilities, physician offices, surgery centers and long-term and other alternate care facilities.

    Prior to his current role, Giacomin was the executive vice president of Pharmaceutical Operations, where he was responsible for efficient and responsive warehouse operations at 22 distribution centers and pharmaceutical repackaging operations. Giacomin joined Cardinal Health in the Pharmaceutical Repackaging business and served as its vice president and general manager before moving to his position as senior vice president of inventory management for the Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Giacomin held engineering roles for Griffith Micro Science, Sterigenics and the U.S. Navy.

    Giacomin currently serves on the board of trustees for the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio and National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

    He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • Steve Inacker

    President, Hospital Sales and Services

    Steve Inacker

    President, Hospital Sales and Services

    As president of Hospital Sales and Services, Inacker has responsibility for sales, operations, marketing and services offerings for the acute care distribution business within the Medical Segment of Cardinal Health.

    Previously at Cardinal Health, Inacker was president of the Clinical/Procedural Division within the Medical segment, responsible for Presource® products and services and the Clinical Apparel/Patient Protection business units. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Global Supplier Services for the Healthcare Supply Chain Services sector of Cardinal Health, responsible for the direct spend and supplier relations for the branded pharmaceutical, medical-surgical, consumer health, Presource and manufacturer services businesses.

    Prior to his role as president of the Clinical/Procedural Division, Inacker was president of the Hospital Supply distribution business where he had national responsibility for the Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Vendor Relations functions of the medical-surgical, acute care distribution business. Before that, he was president of the Midwest Region, where he oversaw sales and operations for Hospital Supply's largest Presidential Region.

    Before assuming his role in the Midwest Region, Inacker was vice president of distribution technology, where he was responsible for facility design, infrastructure planning and warehouse management system functions of the U.S. Distribution network. Prior to that role, he was the vice president of sales operations for Presource, a role he assumed after his tenure as region director for the Hospital Supply distribution in the upstate New York market.

    Inacker joined Cardinal Health (Baxter, Allegiance) in 1992 as a sales representative for the Converters/Custom Sterile manufacturing business.

  • Mike Kaufmann

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mike Kaufmann

    Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment

    Mike Kaufmann is the chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical segment of Cardinal Health, which distributes approximately one-third of all medicine prescribed in the U.S. to hospitals, retail pharmacies and other care providers. The segment also includes the nation's largest nuclear pharmacy network and provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with marketing, distribution, specialty pharmaceutical and logistics services.

    Kaufmann joined Cardinal Health as a controller and has held a number of senior operational, sales and finance roles. Prior to his current role, Kaufmann was group president for the Healthcare Supply Chains Services-Medical segment, a business that provided medical, surgical and laboratory products to hospitals, surgery centers, diagnostic labs, physician offices and other sites of care. Kaufmann has also served as chief financial officer of the Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment, and also led the company's pharmaceutical distribution transition to a fee-based service model.

    Prior to Cardinal Health, Kaufmann had a successful career in audit and consulting with one of the nation's largest public accounting firms.

    Kaufmann is a member of the executive board of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and is a board member for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He also serves on the executive advisory board of The Gathering and is a trustee at Ohio Northern University. Kaufmann is also the executive sponsor of the Cardinal Health Women's Initiative Network Employee Resource Group.

    He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University.

  • Craig Morford

    Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    Craig Morford

    Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    As chief legal and compliance officer for Cardinal Health, Craig Morford is responsible for overseeing the company's Legal, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Ethics and Compliance, and Government Relations departments. In this role, his primary areas of focus are legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, environmental health and safety compliance, corporate ethics, enterprise risk management legislative affairs and interactions with government agencies.

    Morford joined Cardinal Health after more than 20 years of service with the United States Department of Justice, including serving as U.S. Attorney in Nashville, Tenn., and Detroit. In 2007, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as acting Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he supervised 93 U.S. Attorney's offices and agencies that include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    Morford serves on the board of directors of RPM International Inc. and is a member of its Governance and Nominating Committee. He also serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee of The Ohio State University. Morford is a member of the Association of General Counsel and is also a founding member of General Counsel 50.

    Morford earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Hope College and received his juris doctorate from Valparaiso University.

  • Patricia Morrison

    Executive Vice president, Customer Shared Services, Chief Information officer

    Patricia Morrison

    Executive Vice president, Customer Shared Services, Chief Information officer

    Patty Morrison is Executive Vice president, Customer Care Shared Services and Chief Information Officer of Cardinal Health, a Fortune 21 health care products and services company dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. In this role, Morrison is responsible for the company's enterprise-wide information technology. She is also responsible for the Customer Contact Centers and Contracts and Pricing.

    Previously, Morrison was EVP and CIO for Motorola, where she oversaw all strategic, operational and financial aspects of the company's information technology architecture, systems, tools, processes and infrastructure. Her prior experience also includes CIO of Office Depot, Inc.; and senior-level information technology positions at General Electric Co., PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co. and The Quaker Oats Co.

    Morrison's reach within the IT and business community has spanned 30 years, across five different industries. She has broad expertise in managing complex, multi-business shared services. A respected and experienced IT professional, she was named 2007 CIO of the Year by the Executive's Club of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. She was also inducted to the CIO Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008. She has dedicated her career to using technology to solving business problems.

    Morrison was recently named to the board of directors of Splunk, a tech start-up founded to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Columbus Museum of Art, TechColumbus and serves on the board of trustees for Opera Columbus. Prior to the company going private in 2010, she was a board member for JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.

    Morrison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and statistics and a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio graduating summa cum laude in 1980. She is married to Gary Tiesenga and has two sons; Brandon Morrison and his wife Christina Warycha and Christopher Morrison. In her free time, Patty enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends and attending sporting events.

  • Tiffany Olson

    President, Nuclear Pharmacy Services

    Tiffany Olson

    President, Nuclear Pharmacy Services

    Tiffany Olson is the President of Nuclear Pharmacy Services at Cardinal Health. She leads a network of 137 nuclear pharmacies and 37 PET manufacturing sites that manufacture, compound, dispense and deliver over 10 million patient doses annually.

    Prior to Cardinal Health, Ms. Olson was President of NaviMed, a company focused on personalizing medicine through innovative diagnostics. She also worked for Eli Lilly and Company, where she was tasked with leading the effort to formulate the strategy to create and commercialize diagnostics. Ms. Olson worked for Roche Diagnostics for many years where she attained the position of President and CEO of Roche Diagnostics Corporation. She also held a number of varying roles both domestically and internationally for the company.

    Ms. Olson holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from St. Thomas University in Minnesota. She has held several board positions and currently serves as a Board Member for Cardinal Health Foundation.

  • Bill Owad

    Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence

    Bill Owad

    Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence

    Bill Owad, senior vice president of Operational Excellence specializes in the strategies and tools that support the pursuit of a lean enterprise. Working with a team of nearly 150 Operational Excellence staff members and coaches aross Cardinal Health, Owad is responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise approach to Operational Excellence at Cardinal Health, ultimately improving the value delivered to the company's customers.

    In addition to his role as senior vice president, Owad also supports the extension of Operational Excellence external to Cardinal Health as the executive sponsor for the company's relationships with the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) Partner Program, the Healthcare Value Network, The Ohio State University Fisher College Center for Operational Excellence and the Conference Board Quality Council. During his tenure, Owad has held several positions within Operational Excellence and has served as the primary architect of the company's enterprise-wide deployment of Operational Excellence, which, over eight years, yielded significant improvements in customer loyalty, employee engagement, operational performance and working capital utilization.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Owad held several operations and administrative roles that have used the tools of Lean Six Sigma to transform health care provider organizations, supply chain and medical supply companies. These roles include corporate director of quality for ProMedica Health System, executive director for Cordelia Martin Health Center and several adjunct faculty positions with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo and other nationally recognized programs.

    Owad is also active in the community, serving in the past as board chair for the Central Ohio American Red Cross BioMedical Services, board chair for Cordelia Martin Health Center, senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, and examiner / team leader for the Ohio Award for Excellence. Currently, Owad serves as a board member for the Partnership for Excellence, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation.

    Owad received his bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Toledo. His post-graduate work includes the achievement of Fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives, multiple Lean Six Sigma certifications and continued development as a Lean leader though his work with Cardinal Health and LEI. Owad has also authored several publications and presentations on quality systems and customer loyalty.

  • Michael Petras

    President, Cardinal Health at Home

    Michael Petras

    President, Cardinal Health at Home

    Michael Petras is president of Cardinal Health at Home, the company's mail-order, direct-to-customer provider of disposable medical products for chronic disease patients.

    Prior to joining Cardinal Health at Home, Petras worked for Connecticut-based General Electric where he served as president and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting. During his more than 18 years at GE, he held positions within Product Management, Six Sigma Quality and Sales.

    Petras is a board member of The Cleveland Foundation and John Carroll University and serves on The Cleveland Clinic's Board of Trustees. He is also a past board member of Achievement Centers for Children, United Way of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from John Carroll University and a Master's in Business Administration in marketing from Case Western Reserve University.

  • Carole Watkins

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Carole Watkins

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Carole Watkins is chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Cardinal Health, a post she assumed after serving in numerous roles of increasing responsibility in the company's Human Resources function since 1996.

    Prior to her role as CHRO, Watkins served as the company's senior vice president of human resources. Before assuming that role in 2000, Watkins served as the vice president of human resources for the Pharmaceutical Distribution and Provider Services business segment. Prior to that role, she had served as vice president of the company's Distribution business for a three-year tenure.

    Watkins joined Cardinal Health with more than 20 years of Human Resources experience with companies including The Limited, O. M. Scott & Sons and Huntington Banks.

    Watkins currently serves as the vice chairperson of the Flying Horse Farms' board of directors and as the 2014 chair elect. She also serves on the Childhood League and Franklin University board of trustees. In addition, Watkins volunteers with the American Heart Association, where she serves on the executive leadership team for the Central Ohio "Go Red for Women" luncheon. She was also the chair of the organization's 2008 Central Ohio "Go Red for Women" luncheon and served on the Leadership Development Committee for the AHA Great Rivers Affiliate. Watkins served on the board of Action for Children for over ten years including serving as president of the board from July 2006 - June 2008. She was named a 2013 Columbus YWCA Woman of Achievement.

    She is also a co-chair of the CHRO Board Academy and a member of the Human Resource Policy Association, HR50, Personnel Roundtable and Healthcare Business Women's Association (HBA).

    At Cardinal Health, Watkins is the executive sponsor of the Disability Advocates Network Employee Resource Group and serves on the Cardinal Health Foundation board of trustees.

    Watkins earned her bachelor's degree in business from Franklin University.

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