Who We Are

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with members to reduce supply and operating expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge.


Our Guiding Principles

Yankee Alliance was founded by not-for-profit hospitals in 1984. 
We've grown significantly since then, but our values remain the same.


Embracing innovative solutions and technologies to drive efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare.


Upholding the highest ethical standards
in all their dealings and decision-making.

Customer Focus

Focusing on the needs and priorities of their member organizations and customers in the healthcare industry.

Cost Efficiency

Working to reduce costs and increase the value of healthcare services for their members.


A commitment to quality in products, services, and the overall delivery of healthcare.


Promoting strong partnerships in the healthcare community to improve patient care and outcomes.

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Larry Kaufman
CEO of Yankee Alliance

“Our team strives to deliver value to its members and partners by functioning as an extension of their own staff. Staying close to them, understanding them, and effectively responding to them is where value is born.”


Our Team

The Yankee Alliance CEO and Senior Leadership Team bring years of experience within the GPO industry, offering expert advice across all classes of trade.

Larry Kaufman

President and CEO

Larry Kaufman, FACHE, has over 35 years of healthcare management experience and recognized expertise in the areas of labor and non-labor cost reduction, physician clinical ...

Amy Campbell

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Campbell, Yankee Alliance’s Chief Operating Officer, listens to member and customer needs and recommends, plans and supports the implementation of new business...

Melanie Kawiecki

Chief Financial Officer

Melanie Kawiecki is responsible for the finance and tax compliance functions of Yankee Alliance, Inc. and its affiliates. Prior to joining Yankee Alliance in 2009, Melanie ...

VP, Contracting

Duane Bragg is the Vice President, Contracting. Prior to Yankee, he worked for Vizient as a Senior Sourci...

VP, Clinical Services

Kerry Cummings, RN, BSN, is a highly accomplished nurse leader currently serving as the Vice President, Clinica...

VP, Human Resources

Sara Hayes, PHR, CYT joined Yankee Alliance in June of 2018. In her role managing the HR function at Yankee...

VP, Member services

Matt Murphy, MBA, has been with Yankee Alliance since May of 2009. As an Account Manager, Matt worked cl...

VP, Pharmacy Services

Bob Ritchie is the Vice President of Pharmacy at Yankee Alliance in Andover MA, where he is responsible...

Chief Technology Officer

Michael has been with Yankee Alliance and Blue.Point for over 15 years. Michael is responsible for all analytics...

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Your Business Is in Good Hands

“You can always count on Yankee to bring things to the members, unfiltered, transparent. They have a great team and we always know we're going to get good content when we call them.”

Philip Oliveira
Southcoast Health




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Certified Sponsor

A Commitment To Our Members

Yankee Alliance is a cost-saving partner focused on ensuring excellence,
driving value, and uniting industry leaders.


Yankee Alliance Representation On Premier Committees

Our staff are active participants in Premier’s service line-specific sourcing committees. These committees determine which companies and products are awarded group purchasing contracts and help drive value to members.

Yankee Alliance Representation On Premier Committees

Our staff are active participants in Premier’s service line-specific sourcing committees. These committees determine which companies and products are awarded group purchasing contracts and help drive value to members.

Larry Kaufman
  • Board of Directors Advisory
    Committee (BODAC)

Jillian Jalbert
  • Cardiovascular

  • Value Analysis Council (VAAC)

  • S2S Sourcing Committee

Amy Campbell
  • Strategic Advisory

Mike Rubel
  • Information Technology

Tom Kennedy
  • Imaging/Radiation Oncology

Nick Cross
  • Supplier Diversity

Christopher Karski
  • Foodservice

Matt Murphy
  • Facilities, Construction
    and Environmental Services

Kerry Cummings
  • Nursing

Todd Senard
  • Laboratory

Shanti Beglane
  • Pharmacy Affairs Subcommittee

  • Premier Clinical Pharmacy Roundtable

Bob Ritchie
  • National Pharmacy

  • Value Analysis Council (VAAC)

  • ProvideGX

Duane Bragg
  • Surgical Services

  • Conductiv Sourcing

Lety Del Rio
  • Purchased Services
Eric Berger
  • AscenDrive

Extended Reach

Tap into Premier's extensive network of healthcare providers.

Yankee Alliance has been a Certified Sponsor of Premier since 1984, a partnership that offers scaled purchasing power and enhanced opportunity. Together, we leverage strategic insights to impact real-world results.

Empowering Excellence

Innovative solutions that foster
success and growth.

Yankee Alliance is committed to serving all industries by providing innovative solutions that exemplify quality in operations, procurement, and supply chain management.

Driving Value Together

Collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and the collective pursuit.

Our mission is to drive value to our members through partnership, leveraging our expertise, and facilitating collective efforts in the pursuit of efficiency and cost savings to drive sustainable business growth.

Some of Our Supplier Partners

Some of Our Supplier Partners

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