Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

We have a great line-up of speakers for our Environmental Sustainability panel.

Moderator

Anna Ward

Anna Ward

Director of Sustainability – HCA Healthcare

Anna Weinroth Ward is the Director of Sustainability for HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems. Anna leads the company-wide environmental sustainability program and is responsible for Sustainability reporting and integrating sustainability into company operations, policy, and culture. In addition, she Chairs HCA Healthcare’s Waste Stream Task Force, leads the company’s Pharmaceutical Waste Program, and is a member of HealthTrust’s GPO Environmental Sustainability Network Advisory Group. She is also a leader in HCA Healthcare’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. Anna is licensed to practice law and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance.

Chris Klerk

Chris Klerk

Contract Administrator in Supply Chain – Banner Health

Chief, Bureau of Public Chris Klerk is a Contract Administrator in Supply Chain with Banner Health. Chris manages the contracting process for multiple Purchased Service and Supply categories, as well as facilitates the implementation of new procurement strategies and processes in these areas across the Banner system. In his 17 years of experience at Banner he has held multiple positions within the Finance and Supply Chain departments, with the last 6 years being as a Contract Administrator. Prior to joining the Banner Health team, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.

Elizabeth Eldridge

Elizabeth Eldridge

Director of Sustainable Sourcing – Kaiser Permanente

As the Director of Sustainable Sourcing for Kaiser Permanente’s Impact Spending program, Elizabeth is responsible for developing and executing the sustainable procurement strategy component of Kaiser Permanente’s total health mission. She and her team also deliver contextual business intelligence to multiple levels of both internal and external stakeholders in support of Impact Spending’s social, environmental, and economic impact pillars.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Business Administration with a Finance emphasis from California State University.

Prior to her role with National Supplier Diversity, Elizabeth was a Business Intelligence Manager with PeopleSoft (later Oracle Corporation), a software development firm. There she designed and implemented applications to provide business intelligence to the Development, Support, Management, and Quality Assurance teams.

Hasan Cindoruk

Hasan Cindoruk

Manager Supply Chain Operations – UC Health

My name is Hasan Emre Cindoruk. I was born in 1986, in the village of Emiroglu, located in the province of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. My father, a farmer, and my mother, a caretaker of everything, we lived a simple life. I am the oldest child with 3 sisters. Growing up, I thrived in school and even more so on the soccer field. I played amateur soccer in my early 20s. My life changed when I met my wife, Lucie, an English teacher who came to my sister in 2012. We instantly fell in love and were married one year from the date we first met. We were pregnant with our first daughter, Zellie in 2015 and moved to America to pursue the American dream. I am the American dream. We now have two daughters, Zellie and Izadelle, a home full of love, and a job that pushes me to pursue greatness. I have climbed the ladder at UC Health since August of 2015- starting as a tech in the supply chain to working my way to manager of the supply chains for Longmont and Broomfield Hospitals.