2023 Annual Board and Membership Meeting

September 10-13, 2023 | The Cloister at Sea Island

Sunday, September 10, 2023

  • Description

    HDA Board Members Only. 

  • 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM

    Board of Directors Meeting

  • Description

    Registration will move to Ocean Room Foyer in the Beach Club starting at 5:30 PM.

  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Ocean Room, Courtyard and Patio - Beach Club

    Welcome Reception

  • Description

    Resort Casual. Please note the event will take place outside.

Monday, September 11, 2023

  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Cloister Foyer II

    Registration and Information

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Tavola Restaurant

    General Breakfast

  • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Cloister Ballroom

    General Session

  • Speakers

    • Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.

      President and Chief Executive Officer

      Healthcare Distribution Alliance

    • Kirk Kaminsky

      Kirk Kaminsky

      President, U.S. Pharmaceutical

      McKesson Corporation

  • Description

    General Perna was named to co-lead the U.S. government’s COVID-19 response in 2020 with Operation Warp Speed. He worked to build manufacturing capacity and the end-to-end supply chain needed to get vaccines distributed. Leveraging public-private partnerships, he accelerated the operation beyond what anyone thought possible.

    Prior, General Perna served as head of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, where he managed redistribution of critical munitions to the Pacific and fixed the Army’s housing crisis. As Commander of the Philadelphia Defense Supply Center, he was responsible for the fighting force’s global supply chain.

    General Perna retired from the U.S. Army in August 2021 after 38 years of distinguished service. During his Army service, he was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.


    • Gus Perna

      Gus Perna

      Retired Four-Star General

      United States Army

  • Description

    Locations will be provided in registration materials on-site.

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Spanish Lounge

    Spouse and Guest Luncheon

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mizner Ballroom

    General Luncheon

  • Description

    Locations will be provided in registration materials on-site.

  • Description

    Resort Casual

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cloister Foyer II

    Registration and Information

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Tavola Restaurant

    General Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cloister Ballroom

    General Session

  • Description

    Doug Long’s dedication and leadership in healthcare spans four decades. Doug has unparalleled experience and perspective on pharmaceutical distribution and the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace. As Vice President of Industry Relations for IQVIA, he has been a leader with the company since 1989 in implementing health databases, developing new products and fostering relationships with distributors, manufacturers, retailers and industry associations. Wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and healthcare trade associations rely on him for guidance, direction and industry expertise.

    Eric is a founding partner of Nephron Research, an independent healthcare investment research boutique, and the senior research analyst covering the pharmaceutical supply chain and digital health sectors. Eric possesses a unique combination of finance and industry experience, including two decades as an equity analyst providing analysis to institutional investors; and five years as a director of strategic finance within McKesson Corporation, leading long-range financial planning.


    • Douglas M. Long

      Douglas M. Long

      Vice President, Industry Relations


    • Eric Percher

      Eric Percher

      Senior Analyst, Pharma Supply Chain & Digital Health

      Nephron Research LLC

  • Description

    Heather guides healthcare companies, nonprofits, employers and stakeholders through the complex federal political and policy process.

    A former ERISA attorney, congressional staffer and political campaign operative with more than 15 years of experience, Heather brings strategic business, political and policy insights to clients.

    Using legislative and regulatory strategies, coalition building, data and policy development, communications and bipartisan advocacy, Heather helps clients create change on Capitol Hill.

    Heather is a frequent public speaker on Congress and health policy issues and is a member of the New York State and the District of Columbia Bars.


    • Heather Meade

      Heather Meade

      Principal, Washington Council

      Ernst & Young LLP

  • Description

    On Your Own.

  • Description

    Locations will be provided in registration materials on-site.

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cloister Foyer II


  • Description

    Melissa Stockwell is an American war hero who has triumphed over personal tragedy to achieve greatness and World Champion status. She has dedicated her life to chasing remarkable accomplishments while giving back.

    After being deployed to Iraq in 2004, she became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat, when her vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. She was honored with a purple heart and a bronze star and made a promise not to let losing a leg slow her down.

    Four years later, she became the first Iraq war veteran to qualify for the Paralympic games, competing in swimming at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, where she was selected to be the flag bearer for Team USA. She then turned to the sport of triathlon, competing and medaling in the 2016 and 2021 Paralympic games. Melissa is now training toward Paris 2024 in hopes of her fourth Paralympics.


    • Melissa Stockwell

      Melissa Stockwell

      Mom, Veteran

      Three-Time Paralympian

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM