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 vendor partners, working daily to bring value to senior living communities and other organizations.
Elisa Baptiste joined CPS in March 2015 initially as senior director of operations. She has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, including direct patient care and 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 and also as management of GPO relationships as a vendor. Elisa most recently led 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, Colorado.
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 CPS member organizations to ensure they receive quality products and services that provide positive outcomes with reduced costs.
Anthony Greer joined CPS in March 2013 in a business development role and has more than 10 years of customer service management experience. Anthony has bachelor degrees in accounting and business administration from Taylor University and an MBA in human resource management from Indiana Wesleyan University. As the director of client relations, Anthony ensures all CPS clients receive exceptional customer service from their dedicated account management teams.
Kivette joined CPS as Human Resources Manager in 2015 with over 11 years of human resources experience (including international HRM). Kivette holds a Doctor of Business Administration (with a concentration in leadership) and has a focus on driving employee engagement through strategic HRM. She is certified by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and also by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has taught human resources at the undergraduate level, as well as to those seeking HR certification.
Stephanie joined CPS in May of 2018 as Director of Strategic Sourcing. She has more than 10 years of supply chain experience in manufacturing, state and federal government, and for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare entities focusing on continuous process excellence, sourcing and contract management, and federally funded disaster recovery projects. In her role at CPS, Stephanie focuses on optimizing the total cost and value through end-to-end sourcing of products and services to align with CPS clients’ missions, values, and priorities. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management with an emphasis in Production and Operations Management from Iowa State University.
Kathleen joined CPS in September of 2018 as Senior Finance Manager. With a strong background in finance and operations, including experience in banking, project finance, and real estate, Kathleen provides financial and strategic leadership to the CPS team in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting, and data analytics and drives improvement in key metrics. Kathleen has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, Illinois and a Master of Finance from the University of Denver.
With a focus on creating concepts, executing marketing strategies, and establishing brand identity, Jody Baxter expands the visibility of Care Purchasing Services. In her role as marketing manager, Jody delivers new approaches to communications, strategic marketing and customer satisfaction that lead to increased exposure of the nation’s leading group purchasing organization dedicated to senior living. As part of the CPS leadership team, Jody promotes the services and products offered to optimize resident experience and enhance operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
At CPS, Jody is a member of the CPS Annual Meeting Committee and CPS COVID-19 Task Committee. Jody holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Iowa State University.