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 involved in many other company initiatives.
Cathy has worked for Novo Nordisk Inc. for 14 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.
C1: Traceability Dispenser Panel - JW Pavilion
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.
Dr. Randy V. Bradley is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. He is also EVP, Digital Transformation in Life Sciences for Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) and Principal Owner of RV Bradley, LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in Management of Information Technology and Innovation, an M.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Auburn University. Dr. Bradley is a preeminent thought leader and highly sought-after speaker for professional and corporate conferences and events. Dr. Bradley has 20+ years of industry experience as a consultant and healthcare supply chain and IT strategist and researcher. His expertise includes digital business transformation, supply chain digitalization, and the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain, with an emphasis on the healthcare sector.
A2: Break-Out Discussion with the Drug Enforcement Administration - Springs Ballroom Salons A-D
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.
G3: Contracts and Chargebacks Roundtables - Desert Ballroom Salons 9-11
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.
E4: Launching Specialty Drugs in a Rapidly Changing Market - Desert Ballroom Salons 4-6
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.
G3: Contracts and Chargebacks Roundtables - Desert Ballroom Salons 9-11
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.
F2: Controlled Substances Legal Panel - Springs Ballroom Salons A-D
Larry Cote is one of the nation’s foremost Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) compliance attorneys. He focuses his practice on counseling clients across the spectrum of regulatory compliance and enforcement issues involving the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Having spent six and a half years heading up a national law firm’s DEA Compliance and Litigation Practice Group, Larry took the practice to his own firm, Cote Law PLLC, in 2018. Immediately before his law firm tenure, Larry was associate chief counsel for the Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section at DEA. In this position, he took a prominent role in many of DEA’s most significant enforcement actions and compliance efforts.
E2: Opioid Assessment Policies: Legislative Landscape - Springs Ballroom Salons A-D
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.
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.