Industry Speakers

Kevin Welch


Integra & QS/1

Kevin founded Integra in 1997 and has over 25 years’ senior management experience in research & development and engineering management. During his career, he has started, sold, and merged many industry-leading software applications and systems.

Jia Jiang


WuJu Learning

Jia Jiang provides inspiration and resources for people to overcome their fears of rejection. His 2015 book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection, is an Amazon bestseller and his related TED Talk is among the most watched of 2017. Jiang grew up in Beijing, China and moved to the United States at age 16. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

Trenton Thiede

Vice President

PAAS National

Trent Thiede has 20 years’ experience in community and LTC pharmacy. In his current role, he helps to ensure the viability of independent community pharmacies nationwide. A graduate of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, he was a community pharmacist for Shopko while attaining his MBA.

Crystal Ratliff, PhT, CPM

Vendor Relations Project Manager

Smith Technologies

Crystal has been involved with the SCRIPT standard at QS/1 since her first days in customer support. She has a business degree from the University of South Carolina, is a registered pharmacy technician, and is a member of the SC Pharmacy Association.

Kala Shankle

Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs

National Community Pharmacists Association

Kala Shankle is an advocate for community pharmacies in front of federal agencies including CMS, FDA, and SBA. Before NCPA, Kala worked in private practice and served as associate counsel to a state pharmacy association in Florida.

Lou Ann Brubaker


Brubaker Consulting

Lou Ann Brubaker is a highly accomplished senior healthcare consultant, educator, and entrepreneur with 40+ years’ success in post-acute care, management, new service development, and information services consulting.

Alan Rosenbloom

President & CEO

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Alan heads the only trade group in Washington dedicated to the political and public policy interests of LTC pharmacies. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts and has a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Joe Spinelli

Co-Founder and CCO


Joe oversees medication risk management programs currently in use by over 350 LTC pharmacies and other organizations at MedTek21. He has a BS, summa cum laude, from Babson College and was the recipient of the Earl K. Bowen Award for excellence in quantitative methods.

Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP

Executive Director and CEO

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Chad R. Worz is the co-host of SenioRx Radio, a collaboration between the Pharmacy Podcast Network and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Chad holds his Bachelor of Science and post-B.S.