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DMC 2018

Conferences

DMC and Expo | March 4-7 | Austin, Texas

Speakers

Ameer Ali  
Ameer Ali, Sr. Director, Manufacturer Operations, AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Christopher Anderson  
Christopher J. Anderson, USP Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee USP Co-Chair Storage and Transportation General Chapters ISTA Pharma Core Team Member, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Chris has been with Cardinal Health since 1987 in Quality and Regulatory Affairs, at both the field and corporate levels, responsible for wholesale drug distribution compliance. Over the past ten years, he has built a quality system supporting the Pharmaceutical Distribution business.

Chris led the development of the current innovative and sustainable cold chain packaging process for Cardinal Health that has been recognized through the industry through various awards, speaking invitations and publications.

In his quality role, Chris has regulatory responsibility for the quality systems that support compliance, temperature management and DSCSA regulatory support.

Chris was a member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee Member.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior.

 
Eric Andrews, Pharmacy Supply Chain Supervisor, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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 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.

 
Michele Belcher, President, National Community Pharmacists Association

Joshua Bolin  
Joshua M. Bolin, Associate Executive Director, Federal Affairs and Strategy, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®

Josh Bolin serves as the Associate Executive Director for Federal Affairs and Strategy for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). Since joining NABP in 2005, Josh has worked on development of PMP InterConnect, multiple pharmacy accreditation and inspection programs, including accreditation programs for durable medical equipment and specialty pharmacy, and inspection programs for the prescription drug supply chain, sterile and nonsterile compounding and nuclear pharmacy. Josh also worked with NABP’s member boards of pharmacy to develop NABP’s Universal Inspection form and Multistate Inspection Blueprint, which are tools to assist the boards of pharmacy in conducting uniform inspections of sterile compounding facilities. Josh is currently working with NABP member boards of pharmacy on uniform processes and tools with respect to the DSCSA.

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.