To maintain a client-first philosophy, we hire, develop and invest in committed associates. Our top-level executives spend time in the field with our clients and national suppliers, working daily to bring value-added benefits in group purchasing to senior living communities.
Elisa Baptiste joined CPS in March 2015 as senior director of operations. She comes to CPS with over 25 years of healthcare experience, inclusive of direct patient care, and for-profit corporate health care 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 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.
Rene’ began her career with Life Care Services in February 1998, as a Business Unit Assistant in the Greenwood, Indiana Regional Office. In 2004, she relocated to Murfreesboro, Tennessee and joined CPS, the national purchasing consulting network of LCS, as a Business Development Specialist. Rene’ was later promoted to a Business Development Manager, Sr. Business Development Manager then to her current role as the Director of Client Relations. She received a degree in Business from Indiana Business College
Andi Putnam 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 to ensure that the clients receive quality products and services that provide positive outcomes with reduced costs.
Pat Moran 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.
A native of New York City with 10 years spent living in San Francisco and working in sales management for a paper manufacturer, Jeff moved his family to South Florida in 1992. Jeff Spiro comes to CPS after 13 years with Staples office supplies, working in the business-to-business division as district sales manager for South Florida. Prior to that, Jeff was with Office Max as 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 vendor programs, Jeff employs high standards and best practices to ensure total customer satisfaction.
Irene Dame joined CPS in July 2001 with a bachelor’s degree 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. After that, she negotiated formal bids/contracts for 225 schools for the Palm Beach County School System.