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The Colorado Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management is an affiliated chapter of AHRMM, devoted to the advancement of the healthcare supply chain.


What is CAHRMM?

The Colorado Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management are a passionate group of individuals interested in advancing and understanding the healthcare supply chain. CAHRMM members come from a diverse group of providers, suppliers, and GPO’s and share a common interest in professional development and industry advancement.

The Vision of CAHRMM

We will provide an effective means by which local supply chain professionals in the healthcare industry can network, find educational opportunities, receive recognition, and achieve industry-specific professional development.

Membership Information

Chapter membership is designed to be very accessible. Are you interested in healthcare supply chain? Are you living? Do you have $55.00? If you answered yes to all three, you are qualified to participate. Membership provides access to bi-annual meetings and events hosted by the chapter and ensures you receive important communications and education. 

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Meetings and Events

Meetings are held bi-annually and are temporarily hosted online over video but are generally hosted by one of the healthcare providers located in the Denver area. This allows chapter membership fees to stay reasonable and allows chapter members an opportunity to visit some of the facilities of the provider members. 

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Board

Presidency

HAYDEN BYER

PRESIDENT

Currently the Vice President of Resource Management for Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Hayden is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional with over 13 years of Supply Chain Experience in Colorado, Georgia and Florida. He received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Florida State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska. Hayden is a member of both National AHRMM and the Colorado chapter and has a passion for expanding the scope and capability of Supply Chain Operations.

Current Vacancy

VICE PRESIDENT


Herman Lovato

TREASURER

Herman is an experienced leader in multiple non-clinical and clinical operations, system strategy, support services, hospital, and ambulatory. Also, as an experienced Supply Chain leader he delivers continuous financial results balances cost while focusing on quality and outcomes. Recognized as JHC top 10 people to watch in healthcare contracting. A member of National AHRMM and presented at multiple conferences sharing his team’s successes with other industry leaders. He received his Master of Business Administration, Regis University and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, Regis University in Denver, CO. He is currently a system leader at Intermountain Healthcare supporting a region that now delivers care throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana.

Kelly Scriber

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Kelly Scriber is currently a Value Analysis Manager for UCHealth’s Supply Chain, responsible for managing the Orthopedic and Spine surgical lines for UCHealth. After graduating from CU Anschutz with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Kelly started her career in healthcare working as an Operating Room Nurse and later advanced into leadership as an Associate Nurse Manager at UCHealth’s Anschutz Campus OR. Three years ago, she joined UCHealth’s Supply Chain team continuing her commitment to patient care and positive patient outcomes through product standardization and utilization initiatives. Kelly also serves as Co-Chair of UCHealth’s Supplier Diversity Program.

Todd Bengtson

VENDOR RELATIONS CHAIR

Todd Bengtson is a Healthcare Account Executive for Tecsys inc. in the Pacific and Mountain West region. Todd is responsible for managing customer relationships, developing new partnerships, and assisting in solution design. Prior to joining Tecsys, Todd spent 4 years with Cardinal Health and 14 years with Intalere, in business development and Strategic Account management. Todd earned his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Portland State University. Todd currently resides in Bend, OR.

Deric Gallagher

EDUCATION CHAIR

Deric Gallagher is currently a Supply Chain Manager at Centura Health, responsible for the front of house at St. Anthony North Hospital. After graduating from University of Colorado with a Masters Degree in Supply Chain, he started a corporate analyst role, and progressed towards site leadership. Most recently he is proud of his front line team’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, but strives to create an environment with less firefighting. In his free time, he coaches high school tennis and enjoys snowboard trips with his friends.

Christopher Kerdo

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Chris Kerdo has spent fifteen years in various roles in supply chain, including five years in leadership. He has multiple healthcare system experience from non-profits to integrated delivery networks. His scope ranges from inventory control and purchasing for ED, OR, and ASCs, as well as Pharmacy supply management from in-patient, out-patient, retail, and warehouse distribution. He is also experienced in healthcare logistics coordination that included courier and fleet administration. He is currently working for Kaiser Permanente as a Facility Buyer.

Tim Loftis

BOARD ADVISOR

Tim Loftis is the President of the Rocky Mountain AHRMM and was instrumental in guiding the development of CAHRMM. He has been an AHRMM member for 7 years and has served on the RMAHRMM board as President, Communications Chair, Website Manager and Secretary. When he saw that Colorado didn't have a chapter, he reached out to Hayden to initiate and support this new chapter. He also led the development of the West Region AHRMM and the WAHRMM website. Tim is the Equipment Finance Sales Executive for Med One group, serving AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT. An MBA graduate from the University of Utah with over 20 years experience in financial services, he's an expert in providing capital solutions and is proud to support CAHRMM and the West Region AHRMM community.

Jeromie Atkinson

BOARD ADVISOR

Jeromie is a supply chain evangelist and a passionate supply chain educator with experience over 25 years in both healthcare and non-healthcare supply chains.  Jeromie received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Weber State University and his MBA with Supply Chain Focus from Arizona State University and is currently Director of Strategic Sourcing for UCHealth with responsibility for IT, Indirect, and Pharmacy categories of spend.

About us

The Colorado Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management are a passionate group of individuals interested in advancing and understanding the healthcare supply chain.

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