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What I Do

I am a System Executive Director of Supply Chain Operations for UNC Health in North Carolina. That means I work with a wonderful team to ensure that our clinicians have the supplies that they need to serve our community.

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Why I Do It

It is so rewarding to know that my efforts in every role have indirectly supported clinicians so that they are able to provide the best possible care for the patients we serve.

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My Big Career Moment

I was asked to lead a large project that was highly visible, had a tight timeline, a firm budget, and couldn't fail. This was a stretch assignment, to say the least. I jumped in, and this project unlocked opportunity for me.

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Saying Yes to Challenges Leads to New Opportunities

11/04/2023 06:00am | 4760 views

Ana-Elis Perry didn’t set out to create a career in healthcare, but found her way there by jumping in and taking on new challenges as the opportunities arose.

If you want to learn from professionals like Perry and hear more success stories in healthcare, make sure to register for the Healthcare in the Age of Personalization Virtual Summit on May3-4!

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About the mentor

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Ana-Elis Perry

System Executive Director, Supply Chain Operations
UNC Health

Ana-Elis Perry is executive director of supply chain operations for UNC Health in North Carolina. She is responsible for the oversight and coordination of several critical areas in the supply chain continuum, including purchasing, distribution/logistics, and performance across the UNC Health System. She has more than two decades of experience holding various leadership roles in healthcare.

She also serves as the first Latina president for the 2023 term of the Triangle Executives’ Forum (THEF), a nonprofit membership association and an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). THEF brings together clinicians and administrators, payers and providers, and at least four hospital systems for the advancement of healthcare in North Carolina.

Perry has served on several community boards in the Atlanta area, including the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Authority, and Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She holds a bachelor’s in business, a master’s in business administration, and a master of science in health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.