Marena’s supply chain experience encompasses management roles at several Chicago-area healthcare providers, including Northwest Community HealthCare, NorthShore University HealthSystem and Advocate Healthcare. In this management capacity, Marena had primary responsibility and oversight of supply chain finance, operations, and materials information systems.
Leading up to her tenure as a supply chain management professional, Marena served as a VP for Enterprise Systems, Inc., where she led MMIS system implementations in both Materials Management and Surgical Services as well as provided consulting services aimed at operational excellence in supply chain. Her clinical experience as a Radiologic Technologist in both Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization links her understanding of outcomes with the impact that supply selection has on those outcomes. Marena has presented her work in supply chain savings analytics and tracking to various industry organizations, including VHA Inc., The Advisory Board Company, and AHRMM. Marena is certified in Lean Six Sigma and Value Analysis. Marena received her B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National-Louis University.