Jacob Victor, PhD, was named executive director of product development, clinical diagnostics, of Alteon (Montvale, New Jersey). Most recently, Victor directed the development, manufacture and successful FDA-clearance for eight leading-edge HLA, DNA and antibody typing diagnostic kits for the company. Alteon makes products to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and to treat nephropathy in people with diabetes.

• Arcadia Resources (Southfield, Michigan) reported that it has reorganized its business units and reassigned several to new management responsibilities. Lynn Fetterman, interim CFO, who had been serving as a contracted employee, will continue in that position as a full-time employee of the company. Alan Lotvin, MD, CEO of CareClinic and chief medical officer, has been given responsibility for business development. John Brady, co-founder and president of the PrairieStone pharmacy business acquired by Arcadia earlier this year, and executive VP, has been given responsibility for sales and marketing of all business segments. Harry Travis, SVP of the CareClinic division, has been named head of retailer/employer services. James Haifley, executive VP of durable medical equipment, will have additional responsibility for the retail and catalog divisions. Cathy Sparling will head administration for all business segments. Arcadia is a provider of consumer healthcare services.

• Cerner (Kansas City, Missouri) reported that Paul Black, executive VP and COO, has announced his plan to retire effective Aug. 31. Black joined Cerner in 1994 as regional VP responsible for sales and delivery for the company's Kansas City branch. Bill Wing, VP, will continue as the executive with primary responsibility for the company's Health Employer Services initiatives and Bill Miller, VP, will continue to be responsible for DeviceWorks. Cerner is a provider of healthcare information technology.

Judah Sommer has been named senior VP of government affairs for UnitedHealth Group (Minneapolis). Sommer most recently was head of state and local advisory services in the public sector and infrastructure group for Goldman Sachs & Company. UnitedHealth is a health and well-being company that it says is "dedicated to making healthcare work better."