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, 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 our members to ensure that the clients receive quality products and services that provide positive outcomes with reduced costs.
Anthony Greer joined CPS in March 2013 as a business development specialist and he comes to CPS with over 10 years of customer service management experience. Anthony has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business administration from Taylor University as well as an MBA in human resource management from Indiana Wesleyan University. As the director of client relations, he is responsible for ensuring all CPS clients receive world class customer service from their assigned account manager.
Kevin joined CPS as national director of business development in 2015. He comes to the company with over 25 years of health care experience in sales management positions at C.R. Bard, Cardinal Health and Aramark. Kevin’s experience has focused on applying strategic vision, developing new partnerships, innovations to improve cost margins and improving the operational management of health care institutions. Kevin graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Kivette joined CPS as Human Resources Manager in 2015, and comes to the company 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 comes to CPS with over 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, 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. She comes to CPS with a strong background in finance and operations, including experience in banking, project finance, and real estate. 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. Kathleen will provide financial and strategic leadership to the CPS team in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting, and data analytics and will drive improvement in key metrics.