• Gary D. Blackford

    Gary D. Blackford was elected to our Board in October 2014. Mr. Blackford is the Chairman of our Governance Committee. From 2002 until February 2015, Mr. Blackford was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (“UHS”), a leading, nationwide provider of medical technology outsourcing and services to the health care industry.  Mr. Blackford was the Chief Executive Officer of Curative Health Services, Inc., a specialty pharmacy and health services company, from 2001 to 2002. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of ShopforSchool, Inc., an online retailer, from 1999 to 2001.  Mr. Blackford also serves as a director of Wright Medical Group, N.V., a global medical device company.  Mr. Blackford has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership experience as a chief executive officer, financial literacy and experience in finance and accounting, international experience, and governance and public company board experience.

  • John P. Byrnes

    John P. Byrnes was elected to our Board in October 2014. Mr. Byrnes served as the Chairman of the Board of Lincare Holdings, Inc. (“Lincare”), a provider of home respiratory care, infusion therapy and medical equipment, from March 2000 through August 2012 and as a director of Lincare from May 1997 to March 2015. Mr. Byrnes was the Chief Executive Officer of Lincare from 1997 until March 2015 and served as Lincare’s President from June 1996 until April 2003. Prior to becoming Lincare’s President, Mr. Byrnes served in a number of capacities at Lincare over a ten-year period, including serving as Chief Operating Officer throughout 1996. Mr. Byrnes was a director of Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a publicly-traded global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products, from January 2003 until February 2011 and of U.S. Renal Care, Inc., a dialysis provider, from August 2005 until 2012. Mr. Byrnes has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.

  • Ronald W. Dollens

    Ronald W. Dollens was elected to our Board in October 2014. He served as Lead Director  from October 2014 through August 2017, and as of September 1, 2017, he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dollens has at times served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Dollens retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Guidant Corporation, a global producer of cardiovascular therapeutic devices and related products, in 2005 where he had served since its spin-off from Eli Lilly & Company in 1994. Prior to that time, he held various management positions at Eli Lilly & Company from 1972 until 1994. From 2000 until 2011, he served on the Board of Directors of Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a publicly-traded global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products, and served as Chairman from 2005 until 2011. Mr. Dollens has also served on the Board of Directors of Abiomed, Inc. from 2006 until October 2010, and Beckman Coulter, Inc. from 1999 until April 2005. Mr. Dollens has been selected to serve as the Chairman of the Board due to his leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.

  • William A. Hawkins

    William A. Hawkins was elected to our Board of Directors in December 2015. Mr. Hawkins is the Chairman of our Compliance Committee.  Mr. Hawkins serves as the Lead Director at Immucor, Inc., a leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products worldwide.  He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Immucor from October 2011 to July 2015. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in medical technology.  He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. from 2007 to 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer of Medtronic, Inc. from 2004 to 2007, and Senior Vice President and President, Vascular of Medtronic, Inc. from 2001 to 2004.  From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Hawkins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novoste Corporation, a medical equipment company.  Prior thereto, Mr. Hawkins served in a variety of senior roles at American Home Products, a consumer products company, Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company, Guidant Corporation, a medical products company, and Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company.  Mr. Hawkins also serves as a director of Thoratec Corporation, a medical device company.  Mr. Hawkins was selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.

  • Heidi Kunz

    Heidi Kunz, was elected to our Board in October 2014. Ms. Kunz is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.  Ms. Kunz retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit health plan provider, where she had served since 2003. Prior to that time, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gap, Inc., a multinational clothing and accessories retailer, from 1999 until 2003. Ms. Kunz also serves as a director of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a public research development and manufacturing company, and as a director of Financial Engines, Inc., an investment advisement company. Ms. Kunz has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her executive leadership experience as a chief financial officer, financial literacy and experience in finance and accounting, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.

  • Patrick J. O’Leary

    Patrick J. O’Leary was elected to our Board in October 2014. Mr. O’Leary served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SPX Corporation, a global industrial and technological services and products company, from December 2004 until August 2012, when he retired. From October 1996 to December 2004 he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SPX Corporation.  Mr. O’Leary also serves as a director of PulteGroup, Inc., a homebuilding company and as a director of SPX Corporation. Mr. O’Leary has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership experience as a chief financial officer, financial literacy and experience in finance and accounting, international experience, and governance and public company board experience.

  • Maria Sainz

    Maria Sainz was elected to our Board effective February 1, 2015. Ms. Sainz has served as the CEO of Aegea Medical, a medical device company in the women’s health space focused on the development of technology for endometrial ablation, since May 2018.  Prior to that, she served as the President and CEO of Cardiokinetix, a medical device company, from May 2012 until July 2017. She was the President and CEO of Concentric Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, from April 2008 until May 2012. In 2011, Concentric Medical was acquired by Stryker Corporation, where she was named General Manager of the business unit of Stryker Neurovascular. Ms. Sainz led integration activities following the acquisition of Guidant Corporation by Boston Scientific from 2006 to 2008. She served as President of the Cardiac Surgery division of Guidant from February 2003 through July 2006. Ms. Sainz served as Vice President, Global Marketing for the Vascular Intervention division of Guidant from January 2001 through February 2003. Ms. Sainz served as Vice President of the Intermedics Cardiac Rhythm Management business of Guidant in Europe, from 1998 to 2001. Ms. Sainz also serves as a director of Orthofix International, N.V., and Iridex Corporation. Ms. Sainz has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience, and public company board experience.

  • Dr. Julie Shimer

    Dr. Julie Shimer was elected to our Board in October 2014. Dr. Shimer is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. She is currently a private investor and has 30 years of product development experience, including many years with major communications companies. From March 2007 to April 2012 she served as Chief Executive Officer of Welch Allyn, Inc., a manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, having served on the board of directors beginning in July 2002. Previously, Dr. Shimer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc., a provider of wireless communications systems, also serving on the board of directors. She also has served as general manager at 3Com Corporation and Motorola and has been a product development leader at Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She has also served as the Chairwoman of Empire State Development Corp., the State of New York’s economic development organization and as an advisor to two private companies, Kitchology, a mobile platform empowering families dealing with special diets through the power of technology and community, and CPLANE Networks, a leader in end-to-end data center and wide area network service orchestration that enables software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) services to be launched and managed in a single environment.  She also serves on the boards of directors of three nonprofit organizations.  Dr. Shimer also serves as a director of Netgear, Inc., a provider of home and small business network solutions, and EarthLink Holdings Corp., a leading managed network and cloud services provider. Dr. Shimer has been selected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to her leadership experience as a chief executive officer, knowledge of, and experience in, the healthcare industry, international experience and governance and public company board experience.

  • Joseph F. Woody

    Joseph F. Woody is our chief executive officer and a member of our board of directors. He brings 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, proven success driving revenue growth and expertise in spearheading portfolio transformations to our business.  

    Prior to joining Halyard, Joe served as chief executive officer and president of Acelity, where, since 2011, he was responsible for overseeing the development and commercialization of their $2 billion innovative wound care and regenerative solutions business. From 2009 to 2011, Joe served as global president, vascular therapies, for Covidien, creating their new vascular division and leading the company’s $2.6 billion acquisition and integration of ev3.

    Prior to his time at Covidien, Joe served as Smith & Nephew’s global president, advanced wound management, and Alliance Imaging’s vice president, Pacific operations. Joe previously served as board director for Acelity, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Systagenix Wound Management. He also served as Chair of AdvaMed’s Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Sector.