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2020 Traceability Seminar


Traceability Online | November 2–4


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.

Riya Cao  
Riya Cao, CEO, LSPediA

John Capants  
John Capants, Senior Director, PMO, Vantage Solutions

Jeffery Denton  
Jeffery W. Denton, V.P., 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.

Joshua Dritz  
Joshua Dritz,

Josh Dritz has nearly 25 years of broad supply chain experience across both planning and execution domains. He is currently the Director of Operations Technology and leads a team that has responsibility for providing guidance and adherence to FDA legislative mandates, distribution technology assessments and adoption, and supply chain network strategy. Prior to this role, Josh held various leadership positions in Supply Chain Execution, Inventory Optimization, and led large IT initiatives in the supply chain space. Outside of Cardinal Health, Josh worked in ecommerce and Supply Chain at Whirlpool Corporation and started his career at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He has a BS in Decision Sciences from Miami University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

Anita Ducca  
Anita T. Ducca, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Anita T. Ducca is HDA’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. She serves as the chief liaison and advocate on behalf of HDA with federal regulatory agencies, including FDA and DEA. She has been with the organization since 2002.

Prior to joining HDA, Ms. Ducca was the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services (ARC), where she was responsible for internal and external regulatory, compliance and health and safety. Anita also served in a regulatory advocacy capacity for the American Petroleum Institute. Earlier, she has also served on the staff of several federal regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ducca has a BA in Mathematics from Boston College and a MS in Biostatistics from Georgetown University.

Jeffrey Falardeau  
Jeffrey J. Falardeau, Manager, Pharmaceutical Information Technology, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Jeff has been involved in software development for the manufacturing and healthcare industries for 32 years. He joined Cardinal Health in 1997, supporting their pharmaceutical distribution business, and over the last eight years has been managing software solutions development for regulatory-related needs. He began his serialization involvement in 2008 to lead serialization and track-and-trace solution development for California and federal regulations.

Jeff is an active participant in GS1 and HDA. He is a graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., where he received his BS in Computer Science.

Justine Freisleben  
Justine M. B. Freisleben,

Justine Freisleben is Vice President of Industry Relations at the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). In this role she is responsible for the development and coordination of strategies, initiatives and projects to help healthcare distributors understand and use standards, emerging technologies and best practices to increase their efficiency and productivity in the movement of information and products throughout the healthcare supply chain. Additionally, she guides development of voluntary industry guidelines for implementing and maintaining technical standards related to product identification and electronic commerce ,and represents HDA on key work groups, particularly related to the development of standards and processes to support implementation of traceability.

Prior to this role she worked for a chemical trade association focusing on international trade advocacy and international regulatory compliance.

Justine holds a BA in government from Franklin and Marshall College and a MA/MBA from American University.

Perry Fri  
Perry L. Fri, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education and COO, HDA Research Foundation, Healthcare Distribution Alliance

Perry L. Fri is HDA’s Executive Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education and Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation. At HDA, Fri is responsible for the direction, supervision and development of industry initiatives that facilitate improved business processes and operational efficiencies in the healthcare supply chain. Fri currently serves on the Board of Directors for Healthcare Ready, a 501(c)(3) organization established to help public and private sector stakeholders across the pharmaceutical supply chain prepare for (and maintain operations during) disasters.

Fri most recently served as Vice President of Industry Relations and Program Development for the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA). Prior to joining HIDA, Fri was a consultant for The Hale Group. He also was Vice President of Industry Alliances for Instill Corporation, and was the Director of Supply Chain Management for NWDA (now HDA). He holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland.