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Rhonda A. Longmore-GrundPRESIDENT AND CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Rhonda Longmore-Grund was named President and Co-CEO of Akumin at the finalization of its acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Prior to that, Ms. Longmore-Grund was Chief Executive Officer of Alliance HealthCare Services beginning in November 2018, after serving in the interim CEO role for several months prior. She joined Alliance in 2016, originally serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Longmore-Grund has significant international and capital market experience and has successfully led organizations through strategic expansion and growth. Prior to Alliance, Ms. Longmore-Grund was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Printronix, a global provider of industrial print technology solutions serving Fortune 500 customers in mission critical manufacturing and supply chain applications in 100 countries. She has also served on the executive teams of Ingram Micro, Inc., Exult, Inc., Velocium (now owned by Northrop Grumman) and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Ms. Longmore-Grund holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and International Business from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
William LarkinCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
William Larkin was named CFO of Akumin at the finalization of its acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Mr. Larkin joined Alliance HealthCare Services in June 2019 as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Larkin’s experience spans a diverse set of corporate environments ranging from entrepreneurial startups, high growth mid-caps and mature multi-billion enterprises. Prior to Alliance, he served as Chief Financial Officer of both public and privately held companies at Fuel Systems Solutions, Westport Innovations and SouthWest Dealer Services Inc. In each case, the companies were experiencing significant growth, expansion and change in operating complexities both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Larkin began his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche and is a veteran of the US Army; he has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Richard JonesPRESIDENT OF RADIOLOGY
Rich Jones was named President of Akumin’s combined Radiology services, including Alliance HealthCare Radiology and Akumin’s Radiology operations, after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Mr. Jones became President of Alliance Radiology in June 2012, after becoming its Executive Vice President in August 2011. Mr. Jones served with Alliance since 1998, originally as Regional Operations Manager, then Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Operations for the North Zone, Senior Vice President of the North Zone and Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Alliance, Mr. Jones held a number of leadership roles in Boston hospitals and the commercial healthcare sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Nazarene College.
Douglas McCrackenPRESIDENT OF ONCOLOGY
Doug McCracken was named President of Akumin’s Oncology services, including Alliance Oncology, after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Mr. McCracken became President of Alliance Oncology in May 2019. He has been with Alliance since 2004, and has had extensive experience across the Alliance portfolio. Mr. McCracken previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Radiology; and as a cross-division Senior Vice President in Oncology and Interventional; and as VP of Finance for Radiology. Prior to joining the company, he served in a variety of leadership positions in the telecommunications and chemical industries. Mr. McCracken received his B.A. in Business from Michigan State University and M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University.
Tracy WieseCHIEF STRATEGY AND MARKETING OFFICER
Tracy Wiese was named Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer of Akumin after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Ms. Wiese joined Alliance HealthCare Services in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Ms. Wiese’s career spans decades working in diverse industries and leadership roles, with a consistent focus on leading healthy organizational differentiation, strategy, growth and performance. For four years prior to joining Alliance, Ms. Wiese was a partner at 3.2.1 LLC, a consulting group helping leaders and their teams with strategic planning, brand/identity, transition planning and successful execution. Ms. Wiese also spent 11 years at Center for Diagnostic Imaging; she served in a number of leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Consulting & Management Services and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer. Ms. Wiese holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College.
Laurie MillerCHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Laurie Miller was named Chief Human Resources Officer of Akumin after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Ms. Miller joined Alliance HealthCare Services in January 2013, and brought with her more than 20 years of business experience, having held senior human resources leadership positions for a variety of high tech companies. At gen-E, she was the Vice President of Human Resources, responsible for implementing their global HR strategic plan. Prior to this, she was the Senior Director of Change Enablement and Executive Director of Human Resources for Ingram Micro, where she led the North America HR function and a team of 60 HR professionals covering the US, Canada and Manila. Ms. Miller holds a B.A. from UCLA.
Gina M. BonicaGENERAL COUNSEL & CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Gina M. Bonica was named General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer of Akumin after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. In this role, Ms. Bonica oversees the legal department and is responsible for managing all legal matters, research and litigation for the company as well as compliance and regulatory matters. Ms. Bonica joined Alliance HealthCare Services in 2011 and served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Bonica was an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY, and a litigation partner at Kurland Bonica & Associates in New York City. Ms. Bonica holds her undergraduate degree from University of Albany (SUNY) and her Juris Doctor from New England School of Law.
Prudence KuaiCHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Prudence Kuai was named Chief Information Officer of Akumin after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Ms. Kuai joined Alliance HealthCare Services as Chief Information Officer in October of 2018. Ms. Kuai brings more than 25 years of experience leading winning medical informatics and data science teams, including as CIO with Florida Blue, the largest health benefits company in Florida, as well as Arcadian Health, Wellpoint, Inc. and FHP International Corporation. In addition, Ms. Kuai has significant product management experience, having managed al in-market software products at TriZetto Group, a leading healthcare information technology company. Ms. Kuai received her B.S. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics from University of Texas, Arlington.
Holly HusoENTERPRISE SALES OFFICER
Holly Huso was named Enterprise Sales Officer of Akumin after the finalization of the acquisition of Alliance HealthCare Services in September of 2021. Ms. Huso joined Alliance HealthCare Services in 2014 and became Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales Officer in 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Huso served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales Strategy for the company. Ms. Huso has more than three decades of demonstrated success leading sales teams to achieve profitable growth in heavily matrixed organizations, even during times of increased regulatory and marketplace change. Her previous sales leadership experience includes integral roles at Mayo Clinic, Biologics and Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). Ms. Huso holds a B.S. in Education from North Dakota State University and an M.E.A. from North Carolina State University.