* The Joint Commission based in Oakbrook Terrace appointed Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., as the chief operating officer in the division of accreditation and certification operations. Pelletier is a health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in hospital operations, performance and quality improvement, process redesign and program development. In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of the accreditation and certification process including, but not limited to, the pre-survey process; the account executive function; the on-site survey (including overseeing the field staff cadre); and the post-survey process, including the issuance of accreditation decisions and reports. For the past year, Pelletier has served as the interim COO.
Prior to his role as interim COO, Pelletier was the executive director for Hospital Programs and Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, he was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. He has also served in executive positions for several hospitals in the area, including Resurrection Health Care, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children's Memorial Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Pelletier earned a bachelor of science and a master of science in nursing administration from DePaul University. He received his diploma in nursing from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.
* PACT Inc. in Lisle recently welcomed Tristan Swindell, Tania Vega, Sharnice Williams and Julie Lichter to the organization.
Swindell joins PACT Inc. Services as service coordinator, QIDP in its community services division. Swindell, from Aurora, was most recently employed at Little Friends in Naperville as a QIDP. Her experience includes working as a direct support in a 24-hour home, as well as 2 years as a QIDP. She holds a B.S. in human services/management from the University of Phoenix
Vega is joining PACT Inc. as service coordinator for the Child and Family Services division. She comes from Crme De La Crme where she worked for the last two years as an art teacher, preparing art activities that would help to develop art skills in the children there. The resident of Westmont was also an intern Case Manager at Youth Outreach Services in Irving Park. She holds a BA in Sociology from Elmhurst College.
Williams joins PACT as service coordinator for child and family connections. She was previously employed at Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center as a residential counselor, where she worked in a boys group home for DCFS wards applying effective client/counselor engagement and de-escalation techniques. She is a certified in nonviolent conflict resolution. A Chicago resident, she holds a BS in family and child studies with an emphasis in social services from Northern Illinois University.
Lichter, of Naperville, will be development officer. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the world of fundraising, with more than 7 years in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise covers such areas as cultivating major donors and minor sponsorships, building community relations, community education and event coordination, among others. Julie holds a BA in political science from the University of South Dakota.
* Liberty Technology Advisors in Northbrook recently added Carrie Pride and Michael Herringer to its team of IT advisers.
Pride comes to LTA with extensive experience in global supply chain process improvement and enterprise systems implementation. She has successfully built collaborative and diverse cross-functional teams, led effective implementation and change management programs, and generated significant results in fulfillment of business-driven objectives. Prior to joining LTA, she served in a variety of roles in the Global Supply Chain management of Baxter Healthcare, In her new role with LTA, she will devote her skills to comprehensive ERP assessments for clients, placing priority on efficiency, effectiveness, and long-range system planning. …