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DMC 2019

Conferences

DMC and Expo | March 10-13 | Palm Desert, California

Speakers

Cathy Barbic  
Cathy Barbic, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Projects and Compliance, Novo Nordisk Inc.

Cathy Barbic is a Senior Manager of Supply Chain Projects and Compliance at Novo Nordisk Inc.. Cathy is responsible for managing and implementing supply chain initiatives in the US including compliance and traceability. Cathy was part of the initial lot traceability effort and co-managed the US serialization project to ensure compliance with the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) requirements. Cathy works closely with US internal stakeholders, the Novo Nordisk global serialization program, solution providers, and trading partners to lead the continuing effort of compliance with DSCSA regulations. She also continues to be involved with various business areas and IT to find solutions to new challenges in serialization.

Cathy’s other responsibilities include managing a cross-functional team for new product launches and she is currently the business project manager for a revenue management upgrade project.

Cathy has worked for Novo Nordisk Inc. for 11 years. Prior to working in the pharmaceutical industry, Cathy worked in the consumer products industry and was a management consultant implementing ERP systems. Cathy has a BA in Business and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ronald Bone  
Ronald N. Bone, HDA Consultant, Ronald N. Bone Consulting LLC

Ron Bone is a consultant in the area of Pharmaceutical Traceability and is currently focusing on the implementation of the U.S. 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act. Ron retired from McKesson Corporation where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Distribution Support. His responsibilities included Regulatory Affairs and leading McKesson's product security initiatives through the use of electronic track and trace.

Ron spent 41 years with McKesson Corporation in various operations, sales and financial management positions. He was a member of the of the GS1 Process Oversight Committee, a member of the Leadership Teams of GS1 Global Healthcare and GS1 US Healthcare, and was a member of the Industry Relations Council for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA). In 2008, Bone testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee as an industry expert on anti-counterfeiting. In 2007, he was the recipient of HDMA’s Nexus Award, which is the industry’s highest honor recognizing leadership, exemplary service and professional excellence.

Ron received his BS and MBA degrees from San Jose State University.

Randy Bradley  
Randy V. Bradley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee

Dr. Randy V. Bradley is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. He holds a Ph.D. in Management of Information Technology (IT) and Innovation, an M.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Auburn University. As a supply chain and healthcare IT strategist and researcher, Dr. Bradley’s expertise includes the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, with an emphasis on the healthcare sector. Dr. Bradley has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT space, with approximately 15 years devoted to healthcare. He has held a number of positions in private business and has operated as an independent consultant providing advisory services to a variety of organizations in the public and private arenas. Some of Dr. Bradley’s business background includes consulting on IT outsourcing transitions, large-scale systems integration projects, and supply chain transformation initiatives. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including General Motors Locomotive Division, Alabama Department of Transportation, Pratt & Whitney, Ford Healthcare, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System), and various agencies within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Bradley has published nearly 30 articles and book chapters on the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, and has presented his research at over 70 national and international practitioner and academic meetings and conferences. He is a highly sought-after speaker, and he has presented at numerous academic, professional, and corporate conferences and events. Additionally, Dr. Bradley has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, his leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in academia, and his impact in industry as evidenced by numerous awards and recognitions.

As a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), he serves as an advocate for health IT and its interplay between other areas of healthcare, such as supply chain, financial/revenue cycle management, and analytics.

Raymond Brown  
Raymond K. Brown,

Keith Brown is a Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Diversion Control Division at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA.In that role, Mr. Brown is heavily engaged in various programs at DEA that have a direct impact on the opioid drug crisis in the United States, particularly in the development of policies and regulations, the identification and scheduling of dangerous new substances, and in outreach and training.Mr. Brown has been a Special Agent with DEA since 1995, and has served in Texas, Tennessee, the DEA Special Operations Division, New Mexico, Louisiana, and DEA Headquarters during his time with DEA.

James Callahan  
James G. Callahan, Senior Director, Global Business Resilience, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

James G. Callahan joined AmerisourceBergen (ABC) five years ago and is responsible for leading the development, implementation and continued management of the Global Business Resilience (GBR) Program for all ABC business units and affiliates. The GBR program provides the centralized governance, tools and assurance processes to integrate Incident/Crisis Management, Business Continuity and IT High Availability/Disaster Recovery under a single, enterprise-wide strategic initiative.

Jim is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), with over 20 years of experience in the field. He previously led Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs at AstraZeneca, Quest Diagnostics and GlaxoSmithKline.

In addition to his responsibilities at ABC, Jim is accredited by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications as a Firefighter, Fire Officer and Fire Service Instructor, and serves his community as Deputy Chief of the Black Rock Volunteer Fire Company.

BJ Centers  
BJ Centers, Associate Vice President, Apexus, LLC

BJ Centers is Senior Director of Distributor Contracting at Apexus, the HRSA-designated 340B Prime Vendor, where he oversees relationships with 28 authorized distributors to ensure that covered entities have access to 340B drugs. In this role, he supports wholesalers and distributors in 340B compliance issues and challenges as it relates to the supply chain. BJ also manages the Apexus Manufacturer Refund Service, facilitating manufacturer refunds of 340B pricing overcharges to covered entities in the form of credits through covered entity distributor pharmacy ordering accounts.

Throughout his 40-year career, working with group purchasing organizations in the healthcare industry, BJ has served in sales, operations and management roles at pharmaceutical wholesalers. He has held various management positions at both large and small pharmaceutical manufacturers, where he was responsible for national and managed accounts. His specialties include: controlled distribution service development; real-time unit-dosing strategies; acute and non-acute care class of trade program/service development; web-based contract compliance and procurement modeling; government contracting; and securing national contracts for brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

John Cervione  
John A. Cervione, Managing Partner, Blue Fin Group (BFG)

John Cervione is a tenured strategist in the pharmaceutical, pharmacy benefit management and health information management industries. For over 30 years, John has produced award-winning results for Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial healthcare companies. John has taken clients through projects that span the product lifecycle from FDA product submissions through full new product commercialization launches.

Industry associations such as AMCP, NACDS and HDMA have recognized John for his award-winning projects. He is frequently published in industry articles and is a sought-after presenter, trainer and professional career mentor.

Peter Connor  
Peter Connor, Product Manager (Technical), McKesson Corporation

Peter Connor has been with McKesson Corporation for nine years, during which time he has been instrumental in completing multiple key industry initiatives and requirements including CSOS, EDI chargeback and contracts, DSCSA serialization and sales and inventory analytics. He has a deep strategic knowledge of industry processes coupled with hands-on, real world experience.

Prior to McKesson, Peter worked for eight years as an onsite consultant for EDI software maker, Sterling Commerce, where he developed, installed and supported EDI systems for Fortune 500 firms on a variety of platforms and throughout several industries.

Larry Cote  
Larry P. Cote, Founding Partner, Cote Law PLLC

Joseph Crosby  
Joseph Crosby, CEO, Multistate Associations, Inc.

Joe Crosby serves as the CEO of MultiState Associates, the nation's leading state and local government relations services firm. Joe is involved in all aspects of the firm’s efforts to help clients resolve the challenges they face in the state and local government arena, with a concentration on providing strategic counsel, identifying and deploying political assets, and advancing tax policy objectives.

Prior to joining MultiState, Joe spent 11 years with the Council On State Taxation (COST) as chief operating officer & senior director, policy. Joe is a nationally recognized expert on state and local business tax policy. He was identified by State Tax Notes as the “single most influential person in state taxation” and named as the publication’s inaugural Person of the Year.

Prior to his work with COST, Joe was national director of state legislative services for Ernst & Young LLP. Earlier in his career, Joe spent four years as a senior executive with a state legislative tracking firm and managed political canvasses.

Joe is past president of the State Government Affairs Council and served on the board of directors of the Washington Area State Relations Group. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and completed graduate course work in economic policy at American University in Washington.

Jeffery Denton  
Jeffery W. Denton, Senior Director, Global Secure Supply Chain, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Jeff Denton is currently Senior Director, IT Global Secure Supply Chain at AmerisourceBergen. With over 30 years of experience in the wholesale distribution business, Jeff has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, procurement, contracts and chargebacks as well as Information Technology.

Over the last 13 years, Jeff has been very involved in a variety of aspects around the supply chain security initiative. In addition, he has participated in numerous standards-activities within HDA and GS1-US/Global.

His current responsibilities include Enterprise IT solutions for AmerisourceBergen’s Global Secure Supply Chain program. Jeff serves at the IT lead and is the key liaison across all of the various business units – aligning implementation with standardization.

Matthew DiLoreto  
Matthew DiLoreto, Vice President, State Government Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

As HDA’s Vice President, State Government Affairs, Matthew DiLoreto coordinates HDA's nationwide state government affairs efforts, while maintaining and developing relationships with key stakeholders as well as state policymakers and law makers throughout the country. Matt also coordinates closely with HDA’s members to develop, implement and execute effective advocacy strategies addressing state legislative and regulatory issues affecting the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Prior to joining the HDA team, DiLoreto served as the Senior Director of State Government Affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) which represents the interests of approximately 22,000 pharmacy providers and owners nationwide. His responsibilities at NCPA included developing and executing NCPA's state legislative strategy, while working closely with the association's many state and federal partners across the nation. DiLoreto also was a registered federal lobbyist and actively advanced many of NCPA's federal legislative and regulatory initiatives. During his years at NCPA DiLoreto was responsible for supporting state efforts resulting in more than fifty enacted state laws based upon NCPA model state legislation. Such laws primarily focused on reforming pharmacy reimbursement and drug pricing practices, and on providing for a fair and accessible medication delivery marketplace.

Before moving to the Washington D.C. area, Matt advocated for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the Director, Government Affairs and also represented the Pennsylvania Dental Association.