Keynotes

November 9
Keynote
Opening Keynote
Randall Lipps
Chairman, President, CEO & Founder
Omnicell

Randall Lipps is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of Omnicell. Under his leadership, Omnicell has grown from offering a single product to delivering the most comprehensive portfolio of medication management solutions across the continuum of care. Mr. Lipps founded Omnicell in 1992 after observing how inefficiently medical supplies were managed when his daughter was hospitalized at birth. Inspired by his work in airline industry operations and logistics, he sought to enable better management of supplies and medications in order to improve patient care.In 2014 Mr. Lipps was elected to the Bellwether League Hall of Fame, an industry organization that honors healthcare supply chain innovators, pioneers, and visionaries. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Nurses Foundation. He previously served on the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing Board of Overseers and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation Board of Directors.A longtime supporter of start-up enterprises, Mr. Lipps is on the Advisory Board of Launchpad Digital Health, an early stage investor and mentor in digital health, and RexPay, a company focused on simplifying medical bill payment. He previously served on the boards of Invuity and Candescent Health. Mr. Lipps holds bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

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November 9
Keynote
Guest Keynote
Carey Lohrenz
First female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy & Leadership Expert

Carey Lohrenz is a Leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages of Leadership, Tenacity, Commitment to Excellence and Resilience challenge, inform, and inspire teams to achieve peak performance.In her inspirational keynotes and motivational programs, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2. A dynamic healthcare speaker, Carey's passion for improving patient and staff satisfaction in the fast-paced field of healthcare brings results. With her authentic, highly motivational personality, she has spoken on patient safety to medical and pharmaceutical professionals about her risk management solutions and “flight plan’ for success.

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November 10
Keynote
Product Vision
Scott Siedlemann
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Omnicell

Scott Seidelmann is EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at Omnicell. Prior to joining Omnicell, Mr. Seidelmann was the founder and CEO of Candescent Health, a cloud-based radiology workflow and analytics provider. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Radisphere Inc., one of the largest radiology practices in the U.S., which leveraged technology and analytics to transform the radiology care delivery model to improve quality and lower costs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Seidelmann held positions with Merrill Lynch and Ericsson Venture Partners, a technology venture capital firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

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Keynotes

November 9
Keynote
Opening Keynote
Randall Lipps
Chairman, President, CEO & Founder
Omnicell

Randall Lipps is Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of Omnicell. Under his leadership, Omnicell has grown from offering a single product to delivering the most comprehensive portfolio of medication management solutions across the continuum of care. Mr. Lipps founded Omnicell in 1992 after observing how inefficiently medical supplies were managed when his daughter was hospitalized at birth. Inspired by his work in airline industry operations and logistics, he sought to enable better management of supplies and medications in order to improve patient care.In 2014 Mr. Lipps was elected to the Bellwether League Hall of Fame, an industry organization that honors healthcare supply chain innovators, pioneers, and visionaries. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Nurses Foundation. He previously served on the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing Board of Overseers and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation Board of Directors.A longtime supporter of start-up enterprises, Mr. Lipps is on the Advisory Board of Launchpad Digital Health, an early stage investor and mentor in digital health, and RexPay, a company focused on simplifying medical bill payment. He previously served on the boards of Invuity and Candescent Health. Mr. Lipps holds bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

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November 9
Keynote
Guest Keynote
Carey Lohrenz
First female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy & Leadership Expert

Carey Lohrenz is a Leadership expert and keynote speaker who inspires audiences around the world to Lead with Courage and Be Fearless! Her powerful messages of Leadership, Tenacity, Commitment to Excellence and Resilience challenge, inform, and inspire teams to achieve peak performance.In her inspirational keynotes and motivational programs, Carey shares the fundamentals that helped her win in the cockpit at Mach 2. A dynamic healthcare speaker, Carey's passion for improving patient and staff satisfaction in the fast-paced field of healthcare brings results. With her authentic, highly motivational personality, she has spoken on patient safety to medical and pharmaceutical professionals about her risk management solutions and “flight plan’ for success.

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November 10
Keynote
Product Vision
Scott Siedlemann
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Omnicell

Scott Seidelmann is EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at Omnicell. Prior to joining Omnicell, Mr. Seidelmann was the founder and CEO of Candescent Health, a cloud-based radiology workflow and analytics provider. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Radisphere Inc., one of the largest radiology practices in the U.S., which leveraged technology and analytics to transform the radiology care delivery model to improve quality and lower costs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Seidelmann held positions with Merrill Lynch and Ericsson Venture Partners, a technology venture capital firm. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University.

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Speakers

November 9
CE-Accredited
Elevating Sterile Compounding Safety - New Findings and Recommendations (Moderator)
Terri Albarano, PharmD, MS
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Omnicell

Terri Albarano, PharmD, MS, is Director of the Autonomous Pharmacy Advisory Board and Thought Leadership initiatives at Omnicell. She graduated with a PharmD and Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and joined Omnicell in February 2019. Ms. Albarano has authored several articles on IV workflow management systems and has a passion for improving safety and quality in pharmacy.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes through a Digital Transformation
Irfan Ali
Senior Director, Client Success
Omnicell

Irfan Ali leads the Network Performance and Clinical organizations at EnlivenHealth,™ a division of Omnicell focused on population health solutions. He develops strategies that influence, communicate and impact outcomes for Omnicell's health plan and retail pharmacy customers. Since joining Omnicell in 2007, Irfan has held several leadership positions focused on building medication adherence solutions within the UK, European, and most recently global pharmacy markets. Prior to joining Omnicell, Irfan worked at a number of UK retail pharmacy companies, creating operational models to improve the delivery of medication adherence solutions. In addition, he spent five years launching and operating consulting services for the UK and European healthcare market. Irfan is a qualified pharmacist, holding a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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November 10
Intelligence
A Data-Driven Approach to Predictive Medication Management Decisions
Dima Awad
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Stormont Vail Regional Health

Dima Awad is the Administrative Director and Chief of Pharmacy Services at Stormont Vail Regional Health, a nonprofit integrated health care system serving northeast Kansas. She has held leadership roles in healthcare operations, clinical services, information technology, regulatory compliance, quality and safety. Dima graduated as a Doctor in Pharmacy and holds a Master of Science in Pharmacology from University of Montreal, Canada

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Key Considerations for a System-Wide Medication Management Strategy
Lani Bertrand, RPh
Senior Director, Clinical Consulting
Omnicell

Lani Bertrand is Senior Director, Clinical Consulting at Omnicell. She leads the Solution Consulting team, which provides clinical and technical support throughout the customer journey. Lani has been influential with expanding the role of the clinical consultant to better serve the customer through complex solution design, workflow analysis, and technology adoption. Before joining Omnicell, she provided pharmacy consultation, business development, management, and implementation support services to health systems. Lani’s healthcare business and clinical practice experience foster her commitment to enable pharmacy & patient care transformation.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes through a Digital Transformation
Mike Cantrell
Senior Director, Regional Operations
Omnicell

Mike Cantrell is the Senior Director of Regional Operations at EnlivenHealth,™ a divison of Omnicell focused on population health solutions, where he oversees project management, quality assurance, product delivery, functional monitoring, and customer support. He is a registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, and is known for successfully driving retail pharmacy performance during his 30+ years in the industry. Prior to joining EnlivenHealth, Mike served in senior management positions at Shopko, Delhaize America, and Longs Drug Stores, and also held senior management roles at AmerisourceBergen, one of the world’s largest drug distribution and healthcare services companies. He earned his JD degree from Peninsula University, a BSin Pharmacy from the University of Utah, and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes Through a Digital Transformation
Patrick Di Chiro
Senior Director, Marketing
Omnicell

Patrick Di Chiro is the Senior Director of Marketing at EnlivenHealth™, a division of Omnicell focused on population health solutions. He leads all marketing activities, including brand development, product marketing, demand generation, and communications. As a veteran marketer and dedicated entrepreneur, Patrick’s career has spanned healthcare, technology, and consumer brand marketing. Prior to joining EnlivenHealth in 2020, Patrick served as Chief Marketing Officer of several technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also founded and led one of the nation’s leading integrated marketing firms. Earlier, Patrick was the Chief Communications Officer of Internet pioneer E*TRADE, VP of Global Technology Marketing for Visa International, and Partner with Ketchum, a global communications agency. A native of Napoli, Italy, Patrick earned his BS Degree from the University of Maryland.

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Speakers

November 9
CE-Accredited
Elevating Sterile Compounding Safety - New Findings and Recommendations (Moderator)
Terri Albarano, PharmD, MS
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Omnicell

Terri Albarano, PharmD, MS, is Director of the Autonomous Pharmacy Advisory Board and Thought Leadership initiatives at Omnicell. She graduated with a PharmD and Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and joined Omnicell in February 2019. Ms. Albarano has authored several articles on IV workflow management systems and has a passion for improving safety and quality in pharmacy.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes through a Digital Transformation
Irfan Ali
Senior Director, Client Success
Omnicell

Irfan Ali leads the Network Performance and Clinical organizations at EnlivenHealth,™ a division of Omnicell focused on population health solutions. He develops strategies that influence, communicate and impact outcomes for Omnicell's health plan and retail pharmacy customers. Since joining Omnicell in 2007, Irfan has held several leadership positions focused on building medication adherence solutions within the UK, European, and most recently global pharmacy markets. Prior to joining Omnicell, Irfan worked at a number of UK retail pharmacy companies, creating operational models to improve the delivery of medication adherence solutions. In addition, he spent five years launching and operating consulting services for the UK and European healthcare market. Irfan is a qualified pharmacist, holding a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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November 10
Intelligence
A Data-Driven Approach to Predictive Medication Management Decisions
Dima Awad
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Stormont Vail Regional Health

Dima Awad is the Administrative Director and Chief of Pharmacy Services at Stormont Vail Regional Health, a nonprofit integrated health care system serving northeast Kansas. She has held leadership roles in healthcare operations, clinical services, information technology, regulatory compliance, quality and safety. Dima graduated as a Doctor in Pharmacy and holds a Master of Science in Pharmacology from University of Montreal, Canada

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Key Considerations for a System-Wide Medication Management Strategy
Lani Bertrand, RPh
Senior Director, Clinical Consulting
Omnicell

Lani Bertrand is Senior Director, Clinical Consulting at Omnicell. She leads the Solution Consulting team, which provides clinical and technical support throughout the customer journey. Lani has been influential with expanding the role of the clinical consultant to better serve the customer through complex solution design, workflow analysis, and technology adoption. Before joining Omnicell, she provided pharmacy consultation, business development, management, and implementation support services to health systems. Lani’s healthcare business and clinical practice experience foster her commitment to enable pharmacy & patient care transformation.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes through a Digital Transformation
Mike Cantrell
Senior Director, Regional Operations
Omnicell

Mike Cantrell is the Senior Director of Regional Operations at EnlivenHealth,™ a divison of Omnicell focused on population health solutions, where he oversees project management, quality assurance, product delivery, functional monitoring, and customer support. He is a registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, and is known for successfully driving retail pharmacy performance during his 30+ years in the industry. Prior to joining EnlivenHealth, Mike served in senior management positions at Shopko, Delhaize America, and Longs Drug Stores, and also held senior management roles at AmerisourceBergen, one of the world’s largest drug distribution and healthcare services companies. He earned his JD degree from Peninsula University, a BSin Pharmacy from the University of Utah, and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado.

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November 10
Population Health
Achieving Better Patient Health Outcomes Through a Digital Transformation
Patrick Di Chiro
Senior Director, Marketing
Omnicell

Patrick Di Chiro is the Senior Director of Marketing at EnlivenHealth™, a division of Omnicell focused on population health solutions. He leads all marketing activities, including brand development, product marketing, demand generation, and communications. As a veteran marketer and dedicated entrepreneur, Patrick’s career has spanned healthcare, technology, and consumer brand marketing. Prior to joining EnlivenHealth in 2020, Patrick served as Chief Marketing Officer of several technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also founded and led one of the nation’s leading integrated marketing firms. Earlier, Patrick was the Chief Communications Officer of Internet pioneer E*TRADE, VP of Global Technology Marketing for Visa International, and Partner with Ketchum, a global communications agency. A native of Napoli, Italy, Patrick earned his BS Degree from the University of Maryland.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Revolutionizing the Medication Management Success Model
Denise Cox
Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer
Omnicell

Denise Cox is the Chief Customer Officer North America at Omnicell. In her most recent position as Cisco’s Vice President of the Americas Customer Experience (CX) Centers, Denise led over 3000+ individuals in delivering effortless support, architecture, and implementation services. In addition to her expertise and experience, she is also passionate about customer experience and customer success. She specializes in helping customers avoid downtime and views service offerings in healthcare as differentiators that can drive product sales and customer loyalty. Denise is a frequent speaker at Women in Technology events. She has a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and currently resides in North Carolina.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
From Pandemic to Epidemic: A Front Line Perspective on COVID 19 and the Opioid Crisis
Chris Fortier
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital

Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP. serves as the Chief Pharmacy Officer and Residency Director for the PGY-1/PGY-2 HSPA Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fortier received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and completed both a PGY-1 Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. Additionally, Chris serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and the MCPHS.

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November 10
Intelligence
A Data-Driven Approach to Predictive Medication Management Decisions (Moderator)
Jim Garretson
Vice President, Product Management
Omnicell

Jim Garretson is the VP of Product, Omnicell One, and Platform at Omnicell. He leads Omnicell’s cloud-based analytics and workflow efforts, applying deep expertise in scalable software technology and product design for healthcare. Jim holds a master’s degree in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and a dual bachelor’s degree in computer science and biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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November 10
Intelligence
Engaging Internal Stakeholders to Implement a Successful Diversion Program
Lisa Gunther, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Medication Safety Officer
Adventist Health Medical Center

Lisa Gunther, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, is currently the Medication Safety Officer at Adventist Health Medical Center in Glendale, California. Dr. Gunther has 34 years of service at Kaiser Permanente, where she held various positions including Director of Pharmacy Finance at the Corporate Pharmacy Offices in Downey, and Drug Education Coordinator and Inpatient Pharmacist Specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Dr. Gunther is the President of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) and the Immediate Past President of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation. She has served CSHP in the past on the Board of Directors and as CSHP Treasurer.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Developing the Business Case for a Successful Central Pharmacy Automation Strategy
Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD
Vice President of Clinical Operations
TidalHealth

Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD, graduated from the University of Maryland Maryland-Baltimore School of Pharmacy and was the first student to complete the PharmD (1999), PhD (2001) dual-degree pathway at this institution. He currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Operations at TidalHealth System which includes oversight of pharmacy, medical imaging and laboratory operations. Key accomplishments include the creation of two ambulatory pharmacies, changing the medication distribution model from centralized to point point-of -care and initiating decentralized pharmacy services. Dennis also serves as an associate professor of pharmacy practice and administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy since 2010, where he teaches Pharmaceutical Calculations, Pharmacokinetics, Automation and Pharmacy Administration.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Revolutionizing the Medication Management Success Model
Denise Cox
Senior Vice President & Chief Customer Officer
Omnicell

Denise Cox is the Chief Customer Officer North America at Omnicell. In her most recent position as Cisco’s Vice President of the Americas Customer Experience (CX) Centers, Denise led over 3000+ individuals in delivering effortless support, architecture, and implementation services. In addition to her expertise and experience, she is also passionate about customer experience and customer success. She specializes in helping customers avoid downtime and views service offerings in healthcare as differentiators that can drive product sales and customer loyalty. Denise is a frequent speaker at Women in Technology events. She has a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and currently resides in North Carolina.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
From Pandemic to Epidemic: A Front Line Perspective on COVID 19 and the Opioid Crisis
Chris Fortier
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital

Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP. serves as the Chief Pharmacy Officer and Residency Director for the PGY-1/PGY-2 HSPA Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fortier received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and completed both a PGY-1 Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. Additionally, Chris serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and the MCPHS.

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November 10
Intelligence
A Data-Driven Approach to Predictive Medication Management Decisions (Moderator)
Jim Garretson
Vice President, Product Management
Omnicell

Jim Garretson is the VP of Product, Omnicell One, and Platform at Omnicell. He leads Omnicell’s cloud-based analytics and workflow efforts, applying deep expertise in scalable software technology and product design for healthcare. Jim holds a master’s degree in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and a dual bachelor’s degree in computer science and biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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November 10
Intelligence
Engaging Internal Stakeholders to Implement a Successful Diversion Program
Lisa Gunther, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Medication Safety Officer
Adventist Health Medical Center

Lisa Gunther, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, is currently the Medication Safety Officer at Adventist Health Medical Center in Glendale, California. Dr. Gunther has 34 years of service at Kaiser Permanente, where she held various positions including Director of Pharmacy Finance at the Corporate Pharmacy Offices in Downey, and Drug Education Coordinator and Inpatient Pharmacist Specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Dr. Gunther is the President of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) and the Immediate Past President of the CSHP Research and Education Foundation. She has served CSHP in the past on the Board of Directors and as CSHP Treasurer.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Developing the Business Case for a Successful Central Pharmacy Automation Strategy
Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD
Vice President of Clinical Operations
TidalHealth

Dennis Killian, PharmD, PhD, graduated from the University of Maryland Maryland-Baltimore School of Pharmacy and was the first student to complete the PharmD (1999), PhD (2001) dual-degree pathway at this institution. He currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Operations at TidalHealth System which includes oversight of pharmacy, medical imaging and laboratory operations. Key accomplishments include the creation of two ambulatory pharmacies, changing the medication distribution model from centralized to point point-of -care and initiating decentralized pharmacy services. Dennis also serves as an associate professor of pharmacy practice and administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy since 2010, where he teaches Pharmaceutical Calculations, Pharmacokinetics, Automation and Pharmacy Administration.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
From Pandemic to Epidemic: A Front Line Perspective on COVID 19 and the Opioid Crisis
Desi Kotis
Chief Pharmacy Officer
UCSF

Dr. Desi Kotis is Chief Pharmacy Executive for UCSF Health System and Associate Dean for UCSF School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kotis received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois, where she also received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She was appointed as an ASHP fellow in 2013 and received the President’s award from the Illinois Council Health System Pharmacists in 2015. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Pharmacist of the Year Award from Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Kotis serves as Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy and is a strategic academic medical center leader in hospital pharmacy management. She has played an integral part in expanding the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician into a comprehensive patient-centered model in line with the ASHP PAI. In addition to her many accomplishments, Dr. Kotis is also Vice Chair of the Vizient Academic Medical Center Pharmacy Network.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Designing an End-to-End Controlled Substance Management Program
Gee Mathen
Director Pharmacy Clinical Applications & Technical Services
Texas Children’s Hospital

Gee Mathen is the director of clinical applications and technical services in the pharmacy department at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he manages a team of Epic Willow pharmacy experts that recently completed a 3-campus implementation of Epic and Omnicell. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Houston and holds Epic Willow, EpicCare Inpatient, and EpicCare Inpatient Decision Support master’s certifications. Mr. Mathen’s areas of expertise include decision support, best practice alerts, alternative alerts, and patient scoring.

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November 10
Services
Driving Adoption of Complex Technology through Effective Change Management
Ryan McPherson
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Ryan McPherson is the Managing Director of Huron’s Organizational Transformation team, where he oversees the change management and leadership capability for Huron’s performance improvement business unit. He has over 18 years of experience driving transformational change in complex organizations, including national, regional, and government health systems, academic health centers, energy and utility companies, and manufacturing corporations. Ryan is an active member of multiple industry associations, including the Association of Change Management Professionals, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ryan holds a Bachler of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
From Pandemic to Epidemic: A Front Line Perspective on COVID 19 and the Opioid Crisis
Desi Kotis
Chief Pharmacy Officer
UCSF

Dr. Desi Kotis is Chief Pharmacy Executive for UCSF Health System and Associate Dean for UCSF School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kotis received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois, where she also received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She was appointed as an ASHP fellow in 2013 and received the President’s award from the Illinois Council Health System Pharmacists in 2015. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Pharmacist of the Year Award from Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Kotis serves as Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy and is a strategic academic medical center leader in hospital pharmacy management. She has played an integral part in expanding the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician into a comprehensive patient-centered model in line with the ASHP PAI. In addition to her many accomplishments, Dr. Kotis is also Vice Chair of the Vizient Academic Medical Center Pharmacy Network.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Designing an End-to-End Controlled Substance Management Program
Gee Mathen
Director Pharmacy Clinical Applications & Technical Services
Texas Children’s Hospital

Gee Mathen is the director of clinical applications and technical services in the pharmacy department at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he manages a team of Epic Willow pharmacy experts that recently completed a 3-campus implementation of Epic and Omnicell. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Houston and holds Epic Willow, EpicCare Inpatient, and EpicCare Inpatient Decision Support master’s certifications. Mr. Mathen’s areas of expertise include decision support, best practice alerts, alternative alerts, and patient scoring.

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November 10
Services
Driving Adoption of Complex Technology through Effective Change Management
Ryan McPherson
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Ryan McPherson is the Managing Director of Huron’s Organizational Transformation team, where he oversees the change management and leadership capability for Huron’s performance improvement business unit. He has over 18 years of experience driving transformational change in complex organizations, including national, regional, and government health systems, academic health centers, energy and utility companies, and manufacturing corporations. Ryan is an active member of multiple industry associations, including the Association of Change Management Professionals, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ryan holds a Bachler of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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November 10
Point of Care
Streamlining Use of Technology at the Point of Care
Nish Parekh
Vice President, Product Management, Point of Care
Omnicell

Nish Parekh currently leads the Point of Care product portfolio at Omnicell, including all hardware, software, and services that help clinicians at the point-of-care across acute, ambulatory, and non-acute care settings. Prior to Omnicell, she worked at IBM, where she led strategy and product management for Watson Oncology, and launched and developed two programs: the first Watson Client Success program and the first AI Digital Agency partnership program. Before IBM, Nish worked at several health companies including Epic, Alcon Pharmaceuticals, and Covidien. She led product management for pharmacy solutions at Epic where she managed global development, launch, and adoption of the pharmacy and inventory products Willow Ambulatory and Willow Inventory. Nish enjoys talking about all things product and health tech. She has spoken at SXSW about how to enable technology to reach low income populations, and has also been featured in Fast Company for her growth as a tech professional. Nish was a speaker for Brand Innovators at CES and has a degree in Finance and minor in Biology from Emory University.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Driving Adoption of Complex Technology through Effective Change Management
Tanja Portman
Senior Director, Operations
Omnicell

Tanja Portmann is Senior Director, Operations at Omnicell and has been driving results at the company for 19 years. Tanja is a results-oriented leader with hands-on experience and success in professional services, project, change, and strategic management. In addition to Omnicell, she served in senior implementation services roles at BD (formally CareFusion),a global medical technology company. Tanja holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilmington University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified Change Management Specialist.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Revolutionizing the Medication Management Success Model
Alex Pratt
Senior Director, Client Solutions
Omnicell

Alex Pratt is Senior Director, Client Solutions at Omnicell. Alex is an entrepreneurial leader who is passionate about helping customers achieve their objectives using Omnicell solutions. Prior to Omnicell, Alex served as VP of Services for Envision Healthcare’s Radiology business, where he drove adoption of technology and analytics to optimize quality and cost. He also led Customer Success for Candescent Health, a cloud-based radiology workflow and analytics provider, as well as served as Director, Professional Services for Radisphere Radiology Group. Earlier in his career, he was the first employee and Client Services leader for a healthcare analytics and services start-up called Pathways to Success. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University.

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November 10
Point of Care
Streamlining Use of Technology at the Point of Care
Nish Parekh
Vice President, Product Management, Point of Care
Omnicell

Nish Parekh currently leads the Point of Care product portfolio at Omnicell, including all hardware, software, and services that help clinicians at the point-of-care across acute, ambulatory, and non-acute care settings. Prior to Omnicell, she worked at IBM, where she led strategy and product management for Watson Oncology, and launched and developed two programs: the first Watson Client Success program and the first AI Digital Agency partnership program. Before IBM, Nish worked at several health companies including Epic, Alcon Pharmaceuticals, and Covidien. She led product management for pharmacy solutions at Epic where she managed global development, launch, and adoption of the pharmacy and inventory products Willow Ambulatory and Willow Inventory. Nish enjoys talking about all things product and health tech. She has spoken at SXSW about how to enable technology to reach low income populations, and has also been featured in Fast Company for her growth as a tech professional. Nish was a speaker for Brand Innovators at CES and has a degree in Finance and minor in Biology from Emory University.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Driving Adoption of Complex Technology through Effective Change Management
Tanja Portman
Senior Director, Operations
Omnicell

Tanja Portmann is Senior Director, Operations at Omnicell and has been driving results at the company for 19 years. Tanja is a results-oriented leader with hands-on experience and success in professional services, project, change, and strategic management. In addition to Omnicell, she served in senior implementation services roles at BD (formally CareFusion),a global medical technology company. Tanja holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilmington University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified Change Management Specialist.

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November 10
Omnicell Services
Revolutionizing the Medication Management Success Model
Alex Pratt
Senior Director, Client Solutions
Omnicell

Alex Pratt is Senior Director, Client Solutions at Omnicell. Alex is an entrepreneurial leader who is passionate about helping customers achieve their objectives using Omnicell solutions. Prior to Omnicell, Alex served as VP of Services for Envision Healthcare’s Radiology business, where he drove adoption of technology and analytics to optimize quality and cost. He also led Customer Success for Candescent Health, a cloud-based radiology workflow and analytics provider, as well as served as Director, Professional Services for Radisphere Radiology Group. Earlier in his career, he was the first employee and Client Services leader for a healthcare analytics and services start-up called Pathways to Success. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Planning Your Journey to an Autonomous Pharmacy
Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mark Sullivan PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP is Associate Chief PharmacyOfficer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Residency Program Director for the Administrative Residency at Vanderbilt. He has supported implementation of a number of medication-related systems, including automated medication cabinets, “Smart Pump” infusion systems, CPOE and BCMA systems. He has served as an invited member of the USP Safe Medication Use committee, vice chair of the ASHP Practice Managers Section Advisory group on communications, and chair of theASHP Practice Manager’s Section Advisory group on manager development. He served as the inaugural chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association Pharmacist Collaborative. He is Past President of the Tennessee Society of Health System Pharmacy. He holds faculty appointments to the University of Tennessee, Belmont University and Lipscomb University Colleges of Pharmacy and served on the Admissions Committee for the inaugural class of the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Driving Safety and Savings Through System-Wide Sterile Compounding Automation
David Webster, RPh, MSBA
Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Operations
University of Rochester Medical Center

David Webster, RPh, MSBA, is associate director of operations at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital, where his focus is operations management, strategic planning, and leadership in a large academic teaching environment. Achievements include implementation of dispensing, repackaging, and compounding automation and technology, development and implementation of pharmacist practice models, and support of ambulatory infusion centers with implementation of centralized sterile compounding services. He was also director of the PGY1 pharmacy resident program for eleven years and currently an assistant professor of public health sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital. Mr. Webster received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Saint Bonaventure University, a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a master of science in business administration degree in operations management from University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and team member and leader in the Vizient Business of the Pharmacy Enterprise Committee.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Driving Safety and Savings Through System-Wide Sterile Compounding Automation (Moderator)

How to Develop a Strategic Vision for Medication Dispensing
Dennis Wright
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Omnicell

Dennis Wright is Senior Director, Central Pharmacy Product Marketing at Omnicell, where he is responsible for leading product marketing efforts for the Central Pharmacy portfolio, as well as delivering on the vision of the Autonomous Pharmacy. Mr. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Thiel College and an MBA focused on marketing from The University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business.

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November 9
CE-Accredited
Planning Your Journey to an Autonomous Pharmacy
Mark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mark Sullivan PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP is Associate Chief PharmacyOfficer for Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Residency Program Director for the Administrative Residency at Vanderbilt. He has supported implementation of a number of medication-related systems, including automated medication cabinets, “Smart Pump” infusion systems, CPOE and BCMA systems. He has served as an invited member of the USP Safe Medication Use committee, vice chair of the ASHP Practice Managers Section Advisory group on communications, and chair of theASHP Practice Manager’s Section Advisory group on manager development. He served as the inaugural chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association Pharmacist Collaborative. He is Past President of the Tennessee Society of Health System Pharmacy. He holds faculty appointments to the University of Tennessee, Belmont University and Lipscomb University Colleges of Pharmacy and served on the Admissions Committee for the inaugural class of the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Driving Safety and Savings Through System-Wide Sterile Compounding Automation
David Webster, RPh, MSBA
Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Operations
University of Rochester Medical Center

David Webster, RPh, MSBA, is associate director of operations at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital, where his focus is operations management, strategic planning, and leadership in a large academic teaching environment. Achievements include implementation of dispensing, repackaging, and compounding automation and technology, development and implementation of pharmacist practice models, and support of ambulatory infusion centers with implementation of centralized sterile compounding services. He was also director of the PGY1 pharmacy resident program for eleven years and currently an assistant professor of public health sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital. Mr. Webster received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Saint Bonaventure University, a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a master of science in business administration degree in operations management from University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and team member and leader in the Vizient Business of the Pharmacy Enterprise Committee.

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November 10
Central Pharmacy
Driving Safety and Savings Through System-Wide Sterile Compounding Automation (Moderator)

How to Develop a Strategic Vision for Medication Dispensing
Dennis Wright
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Omnicell

Dennis Wright is Senior Director, Central Pharmacy Product Marketing at Omnicell, where he is responsible for leading product marketing efforts for the Central Pharmacy portfolio, as well as delivering on the vision of the Autonomous Pharmacy. Mr. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from Thiel College and an MBA focused on marketing from The University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business.

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