Jeffrey A. Ashkenase, MPA
Group Vice President, End-to-End Supply Chain
Jeff Ashkenase oversees the end-to-end supply chain offerings at Nexera and Premier, including value analysis, financial and operational improvement and workforce solutions services. He has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years in the nonprofit, managed care, group purchasing and government settings. Throughout his career, Ashkenase has been responsible for managing costs, implementing systems, optimizing the supply chain, and improving decision support and the budgeting process through the use of technology. He has a track record of managing change effectively and improving the financial performance of both his clients and his company.
Ashkenase is a seasoned speaker and educator. He has given presentations at several national healthcare conferences, such as the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting, Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, AHRMM Conference and Exhibition, IDN Summit and Reverse Exposition, PeopleSoft’s HEUG Conference and the Puerto Rico Hospital Association Annual Meeting. In addition, Ashkenase was a contributor to the book “The Healthcare Supply Chain: Best Practices for Operating at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes,” which was released in 2018 by Nexera and Acurity.
In addition to being a member of various Premier technology committees, Ashkenase has served on Premier’s Strategic Advisory Committee, the Global Healthcare Exchange Product Council, the Coalition of Healthcare eStandards, the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee and the Healthcare Supply Chain Association Exposition Steering Committee. He has also served as an adjunct professor for Long Island University’s Master of Public Administration program.
Before joining the Greater New York Hospital Association family of businesses, Ashkenase served as the Associate Vice President of Finance at Maimonides Medical Center, where his responsibilities included overseeing the budget, decision support department and materials management, and business information systems.
Ashkenase earned his Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Albany and his Master of Public Administration degree from NYU Wagner.