At Capstone Health Alliance, the strength and performance of our network is a direct function of the men and women who lead it.
Tim Bugg, CMRP
PRESIDENT & CEO
Tim Bugg heads Capstone Health Alliance as its President & CEO. At Capstone, Tim leads the affiliate corporation of the WNC Health Network on its journey to bring the former group purchasing program of the Network to new heights and offer greater value to its entire membership.
Tim was one of the pioneers of the Network's Group Purchasing Program and was key in its development alongside Capstone’s now Chief Operating Officer, Mark Landau and Mission Health System’s Executive Director of Materials Management, Bill Myers.
Tim joined the WNC Health Network in January, 2007as its Vice President of Member Services. Prior to 2007 Tim was a part-time contracted employee for the Network for several years while serving as the Director of Materials Management in one of the Network’s member hospitals. Tim was the Interim Executive Director of the Network in 2000. Over the years, Tim has served many roles within the Network’s Group Purchasing program including: managing member C-Suites relationships; member recruitment and retention in the acute and non-acute markets; contracting in Information Technology, Administrative Services and other selective Materials Management agreements; New Program Development; Member Communications; Field Services; the Resource Management Program; Budgeting and Strategic Planning; and oversight of the Food Program.
Tim’s primary expertise is in all aspects of supply chain, group purchasing, operations, process efficiencies, strategic planning, and leadership.
Tim has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain field with more than 20 years in healthcare including 11 years as the Director of Materials Management for CarePartners Health Services in Asheville, NC. Tim has led several private consulting engagements within the non-acute healthcare sector though his private company.
Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montreat College, is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Executives, a current member of the HSCA Board of Directors, served 8 years on the Board of Directors of the NC chapter of AHRMM (NCAHRMM) serving as President in 2005 & 2006, is a past member of the AHRMM Membership and Chapter Committee, and is intricately involved in various aspects of the Premier sourcing process. Tim also serves with the local chapter of the United Way, Vistage CEO Group, and is the founder and President of the girl’s fastptich organization, WNC Extreme. Tim has been published and quoted in several industry articles.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
As Chief Operating Officer of Capstone Health Alliance, Mark is responsible for all contract management and analytics. In addition, Mark works alongside Tim Bugg, Capstone President & CEO, in the development and operations of the organization.
Mark joined the WNC Health Network full time in January 2004. Prior to 2004, Mark worked on contract for the Network in a part time capacity. Mark was one of the pioneers of the Network's Group Purchasing Program and was key in its development along with Tim Bugg and Mission Health System’s Executive Director of Materials Management, Bill Myers. Mark’s primary roles with the Network included oversight of contracting and coordination of workgroups with med/surg, pharmacy and laboratory. Working in collaboration with Tim Bugg, Mark has played an intricate role in the growth and success of what the WNC Health Network Group Purchasing Program (and now Capstone) has become.
Mark has more than 34 years of experience in the supply chain field. Prior to joining the WNC Health Network, Mark was Corporate Director of Materials Management for WestCare Health System from 1998 – 2004, and held various positions in Materials Management with the Florida Hospital Medical System in Orlando, FL from 1983 – 1998.
Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. He has been intricately involved in various aspects of the Premier sourcing committees & sub-groups and is a former Vice President of the Orlando Jaycees Board of Directors.
Robin Lincoln is the Vice President of Capstone Health Alliance. Robin’s responsibilities include contracting, marketing, and communications in this newly formed affiliate corporation of the WNC Health Network. Robin joined the WNC Health Network in August of 2009 in a Director role working on contracting, communication, and other value added services for Network members.
Robin previously served as the Director of Synergy Health Group, a regional aggregation group based out of Johnson City, TN. Prior to joining Synergy, Robin was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wilson Pharmacy and PNS Institutional, and before that served as Vice President and General Manager of The Faneuil Group, an international research and marketing company based out of Boston, Mass.
Robin holds a BS degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University and has served on numerous not-for-profit boards in Johnson City, TN, including United Way, Girls Inc., and the Dawn of Hope, a facility dedicated to serving developmentally disabled adults. Robin is a graduate of the Johnson City Washington County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program, and previously served on the Government Relations Board for the Chamber of Commerce in Johnson City, TN.