SOURCE: CommonHealth


September 09, 2009 07:00 ET

CommonHealth Promotes Six and Hires Two

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - CommonHealth, (, the world's leading healthcare-communications network and a WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( company, today announced six promotions and two new hires.


Rip Patel, with CommonHealth for more than two years, has been promoted to vice-president, client financial services from his previous position of director, client financial services. In his new role, Mr. Patel will be responsible for acting as the day-to-day liaison between the financial department and their respective clients, ensuring interactions and contract discussions proceed in an effective and successful manner.

Christopher Borella has progressed to vice-president, controller from his prior title of controller. In this position, Mr. Borella will handle all responsibilities for CommonHealth's accounting and reporting. Mr. Borella has been with the company since 2000.

An employee of CommonHealth for more than a year, Martin Sillen has been elevated to vice-president, facilities and procurement from his prior role as director, facilities and procurement. As such, Mr. Sillen will ensure success in all aspects of internal strategic project planning, office services, and other tasks involving the efficient management of operations within the company.

Jodie Haefele, with the organization for seven years, has risen to the position of director, client financial services from manager, client financial services. Ms. Haefele will now be charged with greater autonomy in developing the structure, processes and direction of day-to-day client financial operations.

Both Sarah Mullins and Sandi Rushevics have advanced to director, human resources from manager, human resources. An employee since 1999, Ms. Mullins will now be responsible for overseeing employee benefits, the network's HRIS and all human resources needs for her designated business units within the CommonHealth organization. Similarly, Ms. Rushevics, a CommonHealth veteran of twenty-two years, will direct staff training and development, as well as oversee the day-to-day employee relations of her respective departments.

New Hires

Ira Lieman joins CommonHealth as a business intelligence analyst. As such, he will be charged with support of the business intelligence systems within the company. Most recently, Mr. Lieman was a solutions architect for Southport Services Group, a consulting company based in Herndon, Virginia.

Joining CommonHealth as a financial administrator, Lisa Coombs will be responsible for billing, job monitoring and preparation of client financial reports. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Coombs interned in the finance department of CommonHealth while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Coombs received her B.S. in Finance in December 2008.

CommonHealth comprises Altum, Carbon, CommonHealth London, CommonHealth Paris, Conectics, Earthborn, EvoLogue, Ferguson, HLS, MBS/Vox, ProCom, Qi, Solara and Valos. The organization also maintains numerous partnerships both within and outside of the WPP network of companies.