Leadership Team

 The CPS Leadership Team

Elisa Baptiste
Vice President / COO

Elisa Baptiste is the VP / COO of CPS. She joined CPS in March 2015 as the Senior Director of Operations. She comes to CPS with over 25 years of healthcare experience, inclusive of direct patient care, for-profit corporate healthcare supply chain management, with organizations (such as) Columbia HCA and Triad Hospitals. She also has extensive experience with GPOs both as a direct employee overseeing contract management and vendor compliance as well as the management of GPO relationships as a vendor. In Elisa’s most recent role, she served as the Florida and USVI Operations Director leading the operations and P&L management for Aramark Healthcare Technologies.  Elisa is a native of Texas and has an MBA from Regis University of Denver, CO.

Jeff Spiro
Director of Vendor Programs

A native of New York City and spending 10 years in San Francisco in Sales Management at a paper manufacture, Jeff Spiro moved his family to South Florida in 1992. Jeff comes to CPS after 13 years with Staples office supplies,Business to Business division as the District Sales Manager for South Florida. Prior to that Jeff was with Office Max as the Sales Manager in South Florida. He has over 20 years of formal sales training, management, and procurement experience that he brings to CPS. As the Director of Operations Management, Jeff will continue to utilize high standards and best practices to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Irene Dame
Director of Food & Beverage Contract Management

Irene joined CPS in July 2001 with a bachelor of science in human resources and 30 years' experience in purchasing and contract negotiations. Prior to joining CPS, Irene served 10 years as director of purchasing for five LifeSpace Retirement Communities in southeast Florida. Her purchasing experience originated at Shawnee Mission Medical Center of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. From there she negotiated formal bids/contracts for 225 schools for the Palm Beach County School System.

Andi Putnam
Director of Clinical Programs

Andi joined CPS in 2004 to develop medical and clinical vendor partnerships inclusive to the CPS portfolio. Her previous experience includes 20 years in the long-term care pharmacy/medical environment focusing on operations, business development, clinical compliance and financial reporting for a national pharmacy provider. Andi enjoys working with our members ensuring the clients receive quality products and services that provide positive outcomes with reduced costs.

Rene' Sharkey
Director of Client Relations

Rene’ joined Life Care Services, An LCS Company, in February 1998. She gained experience working in the long-term care industry as a business unit assistant for Life Care Services in the Greenwood, Indiana, regional office before relocating to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in 2004. Following her relocation, she joined CPS, the procurement division of LCS as a business development specialist. Rene’ currently serves as Director of Client Relations for communities managed by Life Care Services.

Pat Moran
Director of Food & Beverage Division

Pat joined the CPS team in October of 2014. Prior to joining CPS he worked for Nestle Professional Beverages  performing in multiple roles including; Corporate Sales Trainer, Director of Sysco Business Development, Director of US Foods Business Development and Director of Healthcare Business Development/USA.  He is also a member of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) having served on multiple Conference Planning Committees, the Strategic Planning Committee, as Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Peter Hermann
Accounting Manager

Peter brings 25 years of accounting experience to CPS, where he maintains all accounting functions and reporting requirements. Hermann has a broad background in the field of senior living, and is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in accounting.

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