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.
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.
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.
Michael Jiskoot transitioned to CPS in July 2017 as a Finance Manager after spending two years on the LCS Financial Planning & Analysis team. As Finance Manager, he focuses on providing financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting and analytical support for business decisions. Prior experience includes working in corporate finance for a large private company. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwestern College and is also a licensed CPA.
Kivette joined CPS as Human Resources Manager in 2015. She comes to the company with over 10 years of human resources experience (including International HRM). Kivette holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from the Florida International University (FIU), and is certified by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Kivette is also certified 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.