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. 


Owen Aurelio 

VP Innovation Partnerships, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Owen Aurelio, a health care executive with over 35 years of experience, is the current Vice President for Innovation Partnerships at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and was previously their Vice President for Clinical Services for nine years. Prior to his current tenure at Stanford Children's Health, Owen served as Chief Operating Officer both at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA and Washington Hospital in Fremont, CA. Additionally, he worked as a health care consultant as the Administrator of Alameda Hospital in Alameda, CA. He also served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Medical Services Corps on the administrative staff at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.

Owen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a past president of his Rotary Club. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, photography, and spending time with his wife, four children, and his 7 grandchildren.



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.


Alec King

Vice President of Finance and Government Affairs, Texas Children’s Hospital

Alec H. King is Vice President of Finance and Government Affairs at Texas Children’s Hospital. He joined Texas Children’s in 2006 after eight years as a strategic and financial consultant. During his time at TCH, he has led efforts in Business Planning, Finance and Accounting, Government Relations, Business Process Transformation and Physician Services. Alec also worked for Baylor College of Medicine on strategic planning, clinical operations and cost containment efforts. His current focus includes growing the Commercialization and Innovation Office at Texas Children’s in order to meet the needs of the hospital’s patients, both present and future. Alec serves on the boards of several non-profit child and family advocacy organizations.


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.