2017-2018 Alumni Council Members

The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2017-2018 year. Led by Joe Hines MBA '03, Chair, and George Sylvestre MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.


Olivier Van Dierdonck MHA '89

Stanton Chase, Director

Olivier is a seasoned executive who brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare expertise to the Nashville Office of Stanton Chase, specializing in board, physician leadership, senior management and functional leadership for both hospitals and physician groups.
With over 16 years in executive recruiting, Olivier has also served at several of the most nationally renowned executive search and consulting firms nationwide as Managing Director, Director of Recruitment and Senior Vice President.  Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Olivier served as Vice President of Senior Executive Search at one of the top healthcare recruitment firms.
A veteran healthcare professional, Olivier has also held operational positions with rural and urban hospital systems and national physician practice management organizations.  Throughout his career, Olivier has gained extensive experience recruiting healthcare CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, CIOs, CMOs and other executives who specialize in hospital and physician alignment, clinical integration networks and value-based care development.
Olivier's extensive experience and successful track record in healthcare recruitment provide a strong foundation and thorough understanding of trends and changes impacting the industry. His ability to quickly build relationships with healthcare professionals has resulted in an extensive network of proven leaders and industry experts. His clients value his strategic leadership and insight, as well as his aptitude for identifying executives who match the unique needs and culture of their organization.
Olivier earned his master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Duke University and his bachelor's degree from Davidson College. He currently serves on Duke University's Fuqua Business School Alumni Council and is a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Gianna Venturi MBA '12

Eyemart Express LLC, Chief People Officer

Gianna is the Chief People Officer for Eyemart Express LLC, where she is responsible for the Human Resources and Customer Service teams, leading the company's growth from a People and Culture perspective.

Prior to Eyemart Express, Gianna worked for Coach, Inc. for 2.5 years, responsible for all the Global Corporate Functions and HR Operations globally.  Prior to Coach, Gianna worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 16 years, occupying various senior leadership roles in their Human Resources and Strategy function. 
Gianna has broad-based HR leadership experience, including succession, leadership development, talent management, compensation & benefits, and labor relations.   She has worked at a country, regional and global level, across expansive geographies and cultures including the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and North America. Gianna began her career in South Africa, where she was born, and has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and North America, where she currently resides.  

Gianna completed her Global Executive MBA with Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 2012.