Industry Speakers


Chad Worz, Pharm.D.

President - Medication Managers LLC

Presentation: Pharmacy Podcast - The Next Gen Senior Care Pharmacist

 

A consummate Pharmacist and touted “De-prescriber”

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 received his Bachelors of Science and post-B.S. Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and 1998.

He immediately went to work in senior care and has developed an innovative, clinical senior care pharmacist practice.

In July of 2007, Chad established Medication Managers, LLC, whose mission is to educate and serve the senior population, nursing homes, long-term care pharmacies, the developmentally disabled and the public through a comprehensive knowledge of medication use, geriatric pharmacy and the systems that manage the pharmaceutical care of the elderly in the United States. www.medicationmanagers.com

In July of 2015, Chad established a partnership with a technology company and formed RxConcile, the nation’s first live, pharmacist counseling application for use in discharging skilled nursing facility patients.   www.rxconcile.com

Medication Managers, LLC and RxConcile have expanded to provide consulting services to over 35,000 nursing home, assisted living and developmentally disabled residents in 30 states.

In 2016, he was awarded the Arthur C. Glasser, Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a member of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board.

He is President-Elect for 2017 and Board Member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. www.ascp.com

He even has broadcast experience as a former radio show host of “Ask the Pharmacist” on 55KRC which ran for 3 years in the Cincinnati area.

 

Darshan Kulkarni, PharmD, MS, Esq.

JD - Synchrongenix, A Certara Company

Presentation: Pharmacy Podcast - The Amazon Effect on the Modern Pharmacy World

Dr. Kulkarni is the Principal Attorney at the Kulkarni Law Firm. He provides regulatory and legal advice to pharmacies and other FDA regulated entities and their service providers.

He speaks and regularly advises on current legal and compliance related matters including the physician payment sunshine act, clinicaltrials.gov, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Law and other developments of laws and regulations that affect the life sciences industry and compounding facilities.

He has worked as a pharmacist for more than 14 years in multiple capacities, including hospitals, retail pharmacies, managed care, and has even participated as a clinician in clinical trials.

Dr. Kulkarni has taught at and for a variety of schools including Johns Hopkins University, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, Drexel University School of Chemical Engineering, Temple Law School etc.

He is currently the Visiting Professor and teaches in both the Biomedical Writing Program and the MBA program at the University of the Sciences where he won the 2014 Outstanding Adjunct Professor award.

Dr. Kulkarni also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Applied Clinical Trials and was voted in the Top 50 of the#Pharma100 for 2012 and 2013. He is regularly quoted in numerous national and international magazines on life sciences-related matters and serves in the American Bar Association in various Interest Groups including the Healthcare Fraud and Compliance section and for the Life Sciences Interest Group.

He has written numerous articles and textbooks including the chapters on drug advertising, the chapter on pharmacy compounding, and the chapter on medical devices for the 2nd edition and the upcoming 3rd edition of the American Bar Association’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law: Regulation of Research, Development, and Marketing and the chapter on the life sciences industry in India in the Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

He can be contacted at Darshan@conformlaw.com.

Lou Ann Brubaker

Brubaker Consulting

Presentation: Keynote Address
Recruiting & Retaining Millennials
Plus Industry Update Breakout

Lou Ann Brubaker is a highly accomplished Senior Healthcare Consultant, Educator, and Entrepreneur, with more than 40 years of success in the areas of post-acute care, management, new service development, and information services consulting. Since 1988 her healthcare clients have included the nation’s leading multi-facility chains and CCRCs to individual skilled and assisted living facilities. For more than 20 years she has provided sales boot camps to ancillary organizations wishing to expand their market share within the senior care environment.

A diverse professional expertise enables her to address today’s most critical skill development needs, including daily management of staff, creation of higher performance teams, handling of conflict, dynamics of change within senior care, census development and strategic planning.

Prior to her own company, she was Director of two in-house advertising agencies.

Irving Stackpole, RRT, MEd

President - Stackpole & Associates, Inc. 

Presentation: "Bridging the Divide: Transitions to New Models & Strategic Re-Alignments"

With over forty years of experience in healthcare, and retirement/senior living, Irving Stackpole is the President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., marketing, market research, customer service and sales training firm.  Founded in 1991, consulting assignments include: strategic planning & marketing, business and marketing planning, research, customer satisfaction, training, feasibility studies, sales audits & skills training and business development.

Mr. Stackpole has lectured and taught at colleges and universities around the world, including Cambridge College, Northeastern University, INCAE and St. Joseph’s College where he is adjunct faculty in the healthcare administration department.

Irving holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Stonehill College, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Advanced Statistical Process Control from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a Fellow of the Academy or Marketing Science.

 

Alan Turfe

J M Smith CEO & Chairman of the Board 

Presentation: Integra Update with Kevin Welch

Alan Turfe has been Chairman and CEO of J M Smith Corporation since March 2017. He is only the third Chairman and CEO since the company’s incorporation in 1944.  Alan began his career working his way through college on the assembly line at General Motors (GM). Upon earning an MBA, he became a financial analyst for GM, moving up through the ranks, including being promoted to European Finance Director for GM’s Automotive Components Division in Paris, France, and then named CFO of GM Worldwide Purchasing and Logistics. Alan led GM into e-commerce with a joint venture that generated more than $4 billion in shareholder value and resulted in him being appointed Co-CEO of the joint venture company.

Following a decade with GM, Alan joined Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing, then was named Group Vice President of Operations and ultimately was named President of the Anatomical Pathology Group. He then joined IDEX Corporation as President of Micropump Inc.

Mark Jacobs, RPh, FASCP

V.P. of Operations - PAAS National, Inc. 

Presentation: "Dealing with Pharmacy Audits"

Mark Jacobs is a pharmacist with 25 years of experience working in a community pharmacy including 20 years in pharmacy management. Mark has served his profession in several capacities including President of the Beloit Pharmacists Association, The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the American Pharmacists Association Committee on Pharmacy Work Life Issues.

Mark has worked for Ed Heckman as a Pharmacy Audit Consultant at PAAS National® (The Pharmacy Audit Assistance Service) since 1999. PAAS National® serves over 4000 pharmacy members with audits in all 50 states, having saved members over $463 million in audit recoveries.

 

Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA

Assistant Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs

Presentation: "Pharmacy Law"

Gina Moore is Assistant Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. In her role there, she is responsible for a variety of clinical contracts and legislative affairs for the school.  She teaches pharmacy law and is also legislative chair for the Colorado Pharmacists Society. She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

 

Jason Walker-Crawford, RPh

Pharmacist Analyst - PAAS National, Inc. 

Presentation: "HIPAA Compliance & Enforcement"

Jason Walker-Crawford is a pharmacist analyst with PAAS National® Inc. Jason has more than 18 years of pharmacy practice experience in community, chain, home-infusion, specialty, long-term care, hospital and clinic settings. He was a professional member of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board for six years. Current practice focus includes Fraud, Waste & Abuse compliance, HIPAA compliance, audit practices and appeals and pharmacy laws and regulations. He is the program administrator for the PAAS National® Fraud, Waste & Abuse Compliance and HIPAA Compliance Program.

 

Evelyn Beach, RPh

Senior Consultant - Integra LTC Solutions

Presentation: Secure Messaging/HL7

Integra’s Consulting Services provide customers access to the comprehensive knowledge of our pharmacy experts. One of our most sought-after consultants is Evelyn Beach, RPh. With 20+ years’ experience as a Pharmacist, Operations Manager, Director of Pharmacy, and Consultant Pharmacist, Evelyn is a wealth of information. Her experience includes training pharmacy staff, presenting educational seminars, and pharmacy workflow consultation. As an alpha and beta tester for hardware and software solutions, Evelyn is proficient with integrating and using various technologies to their full capacity.

 

Kevin Welch

President - Integra LTC Solutions

Presentation: Integra Update

Kevin is a visionary. In 1997, he founded Integra to provide much-needed pharmacy management solutions to the long-term care community. In addition to providing direction for Integra, Kevin assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer for the J M Smith Corporation in 2017. In the CTO role, Kevin oversees the development of new technology within the J M Smith Corporation, streamlining the process of bringing technology to market.

Kevin has also served in senior positions at Genentech, Symantec, and Microsoft, and holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, operations research, and engineering management from Standford University. During his career, he has designed and developed many industry-leading software applications and systems.

In addition to setting the vision and direction for Integra, he makes time to be a competitive sailor and avid mountain biker. He is also active in local charities and business chambers.