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Melissa Amell

Melissa Amell

Supply Chain Executive – Healthcare Innovation and Strategy / Supply Chain Optimization / Data Management

Nashville, Tennessee

I am a highly analytical, competitive, and data-driven supply chain healthcare executive with 20+ years of progressive leadership experience directing strategy consulting, business development, product / service commercialization, new product development, and distribution and supply chain management. As a strategic, determined, and resourceful problem solver, I possess a passion for supply chain reducing expenses and standardizing supply chain across multiple organizations locally and nationally executing 7+ GPO and 5 distribution implementations and multiple product conversions. I also thrive as an honest, detail-oriented, and articulate communicator with success championing change management, streamlining / standardizing business processes, and building high performance teams and vendor relationships driving profitability, organizational growth, sustainability, and product / inventory optimization within fast-paced environments.

Career Highlights:
* Directed Tenet Healthcare’s Analytics team to evaluate and validate GPO RFP responses to identify $30M in day 1 savings. Tracked and achieved excess of $27M in savings via various conversion activities. Coordinated rostering, contracting, and LOC conversion activities.
* Led supply chain consolidation of Vanguard Health acquisition by Tenet Healthcare with dual GPO relationships from 2013 to 2015. Standardized and streamlined business process supporting conversion to single operational system, structure, and GPO including data management, EDI, and contract management.
* Served as Supply Chain lead for Ascension Health PeopleSoft implementation project representing Nashville market from design to implementation (2010 – 2012). Consolidated 50 hospital system to shared service model in Indiana supporting HR, AP, Payroll, and Contracting functions. Led ERP go-live in 2/2012 supporting St. Thomas Health Services. Consolidated services and reduced operating and transnational costs.


  • System Director, Supply Chain Operations (Vanguard Health Systems)
  • Senior Director, Operations, Supply Chain / Director, MMIS, Measurement & Value Analysis (Ascension Health)
  • System Director, Supply Chain Operations, Acute Care (Tenet Healthcare)
  • Director Healthcare Strategy, Supply Chain (Infor)


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