Consortium Executive Council

The executive council allows our Consortium hospitals to provide input and clinical perspectives to IPI’s management team and board of directors. Each member hospital appoints a senior representative and an alternate to the executive council, and two council members serve on IPI’s board of directors to represent the Consortium’s interests and contributions. 

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Charlette Stallworth, MBA


Charlette Stallworth, MBA has served as VP, Strategic Partnerships at Stanford Children’s Health since 2016 where she spearheads development and growth of partnerships that advance SCH’s mission of providing excellent pediatric healthcare. Charlette also serves as an instrumental leader in technology transfer and innovation, and she has completed the Innovative Health Care Leader course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Charlette has previously been responsible for securing business relationships and agreements for clinical trials, licensing, and commercialization of intellectual property with pharmaceutical and medical device companies on behalf of the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas. Prior to focusing on healthcare innovation, Charlette held positions in capital finance at Scott & White Healthcare, commercial banking at BBVA Compass and JPMorgan Chase, and as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.



Stephen Behm

Director of Technology Management, University Hospitals 

Stephen Behm has over 20 years of industry experience in research, product development, marketing, and business development. He is currently the Director of Technology Management at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio where he leads the organization’s efforts to commercialize medical technology developed by its clinical staff.  Prior to that he was a principal in three start-up organizations, two where he worked with the growth of early stage technology, marketing, sales, and business development programs at large and small biomedical organizations, and another that was an early stage orthopedics company.  Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Biomec where he was responsible for technology licensing, strategic partnerships, marketing and sales.  Before that, he was Director of Business Services for the Edison BioTechnology Center, where his responsibilities included funding programs for start-up ventures, technology transfer, and general business assistance.  Earlier, he was Director of Product Development and Marketing for Amresco, an international supplier of biochemicals, pharmaceutical intermediaries and in-vitro diagnostics.


Allan "A.J." Johnson

Director, Clinical Services at Shriners Hospitals for Children

Allan "A.J." Johnson serves as the Director of Clinical Services at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Northern California. AJ has been involved at Shriners since 1997 and first joined the hospital as a physical therapist. He also serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald House in northern California. When not working, A.J. enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and golfing.


Claudia Hoyen, M.D.

Director of Pediatric Innovation and Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board, University Hospitals

Claudia Hoyen, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.  She practices infectious diseases at Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital where she serves as the Director of Pediatric Innovation as well as a Vice Chair of the University Hospitals Institutional Review Board.  She has an interest in hospital acquired conditions, especially infection-related, as well as the quality and process improvement work surrounding them.  This interest has been strengthened by Rainbow’s involvement in the Ohio Solutions for Patient Safety, Ohio children’s hospitals working together to improve the quality of medical care for children.


James Hury

Director of Finance for Business Development and Planning Department, Texas Children’s Hospital

James Hury is the Director of Finance in the Business Development and Planning Department at Texas Children’s Hospital. James heads the Commercialization efforts at Texas Children’s Hospital and vets business plans for potential top line growth.  Technology development efforts are coordinated and advanced to market in conjunction with academic institutions and companies. Outside of Texas Children’s Hospital, James teaches a Healthcare Finance course at the Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Prior to joining Texas Children’s Hospital, James was Vice President of Finance and Operations for a radiology practice and President of a wholly owned billing company.