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42 North Dental announces new COO 

Johnny Khouri

Johnny Khouri joins 42 North Dental as chief operating officer (COO) after more than 12 years at CVS Health. At 42 North Dental, Johnny will lead an operations team that provides best in class support to all its affiliated dental practices. As a licensed Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Johnny brings a unique understanding of the provider-patient relationship to the leadership role, the company said. Khouri previously held operational leadership positions at CVS Health, including VP roles in all three main areas of the business – Pharmacy Operations, Retail Operations and Minute Clinic Operations. 42 North Dental currently supports 84 dental practices across 5 states

Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints two to key posts

Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP) announced the appointment of two longtime industry pros to the rapidly growing Dental Partnership Network. Chris Carlisle has been named General Counsel and Andrea Garson has been appointed Chief People Officer.

In his position, Carlisle is responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of the business, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance, contracts, as well as insurance. Garson oversees all Human Resources functions for GDP, including culture, engagement, leadership development and attracting and retaining key talent for the GDP team.

Carlisle comes to GDP from the Dallas office of the law firm Dykema, where he served as Senior Counsel in the Corporate Finance practice group. He brings a wealth of experience to GDP, including practicing for four years with Dykema’s Dental Services Organizations industry group and serving as in-house counsel for Dean Foods, a food and beverage manufacturer, for five years.

A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Garson brings experience to Guardian that is both is vast and varied. During her tenure as Vice President Human Resources at Workopolis, then Canada’s largest online job board, the company was recognized with numerous awards for its culture and workplace engagement.

In addition to Workopolis, Garson has held key leadership roles at Cardinal Health, Dell Canada and Pepsi Bottling Group. She joins GDP from Breaking Glass Inc., where she has served as President of the HR consulting firm since March 2017. In 1991, Garson earned her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She, her daughter and their two Golden Retrievers reside in Halifax, NS.


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