2020 Speakers

Your Host, Blair Thielemier, CEO Pharmapreneur Academy

The last five years Blair’s primary focus has been elevating the profession of pharmacy through advanced clinical services. She regularly shares information about pharmacy consulting services on her blog at BTPharmacyConsulting.com. Blair is the author of the Amazon bestselling book How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business.

Blair is passionate about the advancement of the profession of pharmacy and believes the shift to a value-based healthcare model is an opportunity for pharmacy to play a bigger role in the system.  She believes this shift will change the face of our profession drastically in the next 20 years and wants to help her colleagues prepare and adapt to those changes.

In 2015, she founded a pharmacy consulting business BT Pharmacy Consulting, LLC and currently helps train and coach other pharmacists looking to start their own consulting businesses through an online e-course and business coaching platform at the PharmapreneurAcademy.com. Through the Academy, Blair is pioneering the use of educational online courses for pharmacists interested in providing enhanced clinical services, such as immunizations, point of care testing, chronic care and transitional care management programs.

In April 2017, she launched the first online pharmacy conference in the industry. The Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit featured pharmacists of various backgrounds practicing pharmacy at the peak of the profession. Over 1,800 pharmacists from across the globe attended the inaugural event.

In April 2020, the 4th annual ElevatePharmacySummit.com features an all new lineup of speakers. The five day event is presented by the Pharmapreneur Academy. Pharmacists in attendance are eligible for live, accredited CE through CE Impact.

Blair’s interests include advocating for pharmacy practice models to help providers and payers improve quality measures and patient outcomes. She is dedicated to putting out helpful information about pharmacist billing options and the benefits of pharmacy consulting services through the Pharmapreneur Academy.

Using Speaking as a Marketing Strategy for Clinical Programs with Carol Cox

Carol Cox is the founder of Speaking Your Brand®, which helps women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks to grow their business and become recognized as influencers in their fields.

Carol is the host of the 5-star rated Speaking Your Brand® podcast and a sought-after speaker and trainer on public speaking, business storytelling, and women’s leadership.

Moving Your Potential Client Up the Selling Staircase with Nikki Rausch

Nikki Rausch, CEO of Sales Maven, an organization dedicated to authentic selling, Nikki Rausch has the unique ability to transform the misunderstood process of “selling”.

With 25+ years of experience selling to such prestigious organizations as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, and NASA, Nikki shattered sales records in many industries, receiving multiple “top producer” awards along the way.

Today, entrepreneurs and small business owners from a wide range of disciplines hire Nikki to show them how to sell successfully and authentically, without being pushy or salesy.

An engaging and sought-after speaker, she shares the secrets of her sales success through illuminating keynote addresses and business-changing workshops. Her robust Sales Maven Society ignites game-changing outcomes for clients.

Nikki’s three popular books are available at Amazon.

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How Email Marketing Provides a Huge ROI for Consultant Pharmacists with Shane Sams

Shane and Jocelyn Sams are the dynamic duo behind FlippedLifestyle.com. Shane and Jocelyn Sams are a real couple making their entire living selling digital products online though membership websites.

Former teachers, Shane and Jocelyn built a business that allowed them to quit their day jobs, spend more time with their family, and earn passive income online. They now generate hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in profit while only working around 10-15 hours of work per week! Their mission is to help other families build and grow successful online businesses through their Flipped Lifestyle Podcast, Flip Your Life community and their blog at FlippedLifestyle.com

Local Marketing Strategies for Community Pharmacies and Small Business Owners with Jocelyn Sams

Shane and Jocelyn Sams are the dynamic duo behind FlippedLifestyle.com. Shane and Jocelyn Sams are a real couple making their entire living selling digital products online though membership websites.

Former teachers, Shane and Jocelyn built a business that allowed them to quit their day jobs, spend more time with their family, and earn passive income online. They now generate hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in profit while only working around 10-15 hours of work per week! Their mission is to help other families build and grow successful online businesses through their Flipped Lifestyle Podcast, Flip Your Life community and their blog at FlippedLifestyle.com

Psychology Behind Why People Buy: Using Behavioral Economics to Motivate Sales with Melina Palmer

Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that mean for companies? Melina Palmer, host of The Brainy Business podcast, has dedicated her career to seeking answers to these questions for herself and her clients.

Melina uses behavioral economics to help everyone from global corporations to entrepreneurs understand the psychology of why people buy, unlocking the secrets of small changes that make a big difference via her podcast, public speaking, and column on Inc.com. The result is messaging, branding, advertisements, pricing and products that are more “brain friendly” (meaning more leads, conversions, and revenue).

Tips for Gaining Exposure Through Local Media with Amanda Berlin

After more than a decade in the New York City public relations world, Amanda Berlin now uses her pitch powers for good. She helps entrepreneurs step into their presence, create a story that inspires others, and spread their message in the media. Amanda has created a library of template guides and trainings and works one on one with clients to guide them to strategic story-telling and media relations based on her 12 years of experience guiding strategy for major brands in the corporate world. Amanda and her clients have been featured in all types of media — from Business Insider to Entrepreneur on Fire and from WNYW Fox 5 to Bustle.com.

She’s the host of The Empowered Publicity Podcast and loves arming soul-powered business owners with the ideas and skill-set they need to go from hidden industry gem to recognizable trusted expert.

Implementing Pharmacist-Led Functional Medicine Programs in Primary Care with Melody Hartzler

Dr. Melody L. Hartzler, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, is a family medicine clinical pharmacist and Associate professor of pharmacy practice. Dr. Hartzler is a graduate from Ohio Northern Raabe College of Pharmacy.

She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in Ambulatory Care at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, OH. Following residency, she joined faculty at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and developed a collaborative practice in a family medicine residency program.

She now serves part-time for Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and part-time as a clinical pharmacist at Western Medicine Family Physicians. Her primary practice interests are diabetes, IBS/IBD, and functional medicine. In her current clinical practice, she works collaboratively with her physicians through a consult agreements.  She is board certified in both ambulatory care pharmacy as well as diabetes management.

She is a nationally recognized speaker, who has presented 6 times at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, as well as numerous state and local programs. She is an active member of American Society of Health System-Pharmacists as well as state and local organizations. She is also is a current board member for the Ohio Pharmacist Association. Dr. Hartzler’s passion for functional medicine lead her to start her company PharmToTable, LLC; she blogs at PharmToTable.Life.

Her newest adventure is FunctionalMedicineCE.Com, she is making quality continuing education for Functional Medicine convenient and affordable.

Advocating for Women’s Health in the VA Healthcare System with Pharmacist Led Programs with Veronica Vernon

Veronica Vernon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. She subsequently competed a pharmacy postgraduate year one residency at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center and postgraduate year two residency in Ambulatory Care/Education with the VA and Butler University. 

She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care, in addition to being a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner. Dr. Vernon is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Butler University and clinical pharmacy specialist in the gynecology clinic and internal medicine resident teaching clinic at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center, where she focuses on management of women’s health conditions.

She is a faculty member for the Veterans Health Administration Women’s Health Mini Residency Program and Federal Partners Board Certification Review Course. She also serves as the co-chair for the Indiana Pharmacists Association Legislative & Regulatory Council and is actively involved in policy on a national level through APhA and ACCP. Her honors include Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Preceptor of the Year, 2016 American Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Practitioner, 2019 Indiana Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist, 2019 ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network Advocacy Award recipient, and 2019 Butler University Pharmacy Practice Faculty of the Year.

She is actively involved in the community and enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Leveraging Pharmacokinetic Knowledge Using PGx Testing in Private Practice with Tara Snyder

Tara Snyder is a pharmacist and certified diabetes care and education specialist who provides a variety of clinical services within an independent family practice in South Florida.

Tara continues to expand her role in the clinic each year and recently began collaborating with a local independent pharmacy to help bridge the gap between dispensing and prescribing.

Tara’s goal is to transform the profession of pharmacy through equipping pharmacists with the skills they need to successfully integrate into primary care clinics.

Untapped Avenues for Pharmacists in Medical Groups and Beyond with Chara Reid-Reed

Chara Reid is the Manager of Pharmacy Services for DuPage Medical Group. She started her pharmacy career in 1993, while in high school, at Walgreens. She worked at Walgreens as a pharmacy technician, pharmacy intern and pharmacy manager until 2013.

She then went to work for an independent chain, Doc’s Drugs at their specialty pharmacy hub. In December of 2015, she went to Dupage Medical Group. There she grew the specialty pharmacy from supporting 3 departments to 8 departments. She was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2017 to manage the 3 retail pharmacy locations. In 2018, she was promoted to Manager of Pharmacy Services which included oversight of 6 oncology infusion centers and the Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2019.

She is also very active with her Alma Mater, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2003 and Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2004.

She is President of the Alumni Council and participates in alumni sponsored events throughout the year.

She is also the founder of Pharmacists Women and sponsors monthly networking dinner programs in the Chicago land area.

Implementation of a Pharmacist-Nurse Practitioner Partnership in Chronic Care Management with Irina Koyfman

Irina an accomplished clinician with more than 15 years of executive experience. Recognized for her leadership abilities, Irina had a history of establishing new healthcare ventures (DME, Medical Spa, Home Health Agency), operational growth, and expansion throughout her career. Professional focal points include an understanding of strategy, healthcare insurance, business development and operations, care coordination, and evidence-based quality care. Irina’s peers describe her as an emotionally intelligent communicator and negotiator, dynamic, motivated, driven, down-to-earth clinical expert who can be relied on to offer solutions that deliver results.

Pharmacist Impact on High Risk Patients in a CPC+ Clinic with Nancy Myers

After receiving a PharmD degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Nancy Myers practiced as a retail pharmacist for 20 years. In 2017 she transitioned to ambulatory care and joined the primary care team at Unity Health-Searcy Medical Center in Searcy, AR. Nancy works closely with providers and clinical staff to provide value-based care to patients by striving to improve quality and patient outcomes, decreasing unnecessary costs, and enhancing patient experiences. Nancy’s work environment encourages innovative approaches to healthcare and new ideas are continually explored. She is passionate about advancing the role of pharmacists in primary care settings.

Pharmacy Owner Bridging the Gap Between Holistic Practices and Western Medicine with Jesica Mills

Dr. Jesica Mills received her Doctorate of Pharmacy and MBA from Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in 2014.  After graduation, she returned to her home town in Owensboro, KY to practice pharmacy with her parents, Don and Daisy Thomason. In 2016, Dr. Jesica purchased the pharmacy and began Owensboro Family Pharmacy. Jesica continued her parent’s tradition of providing every patient with customized and compassionate care, while offering expanded services and products. Jesica finished her coursework for a Doctorate in Naturopathy, and sees clients for wellness consultations, DNA testing, weight loss, infertility, lab interpretation, and wellness regimen planning. Under her ownership in 2 years, the prescription volume has tripled, front end revenue has increased 10 times, and multiple niche markets have been identified and served. The growth that Dr. Jesica has brought to Owensboro Family Pharmacy can be attributed to her expanding education, collaborations with providers, and the integrative and holistic manner in which she practices. Dr. Jesica and Owensboro Family Pharmacy have won many awards and distinctions recently including the Kentucky Pharmacist Associations Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year 2018, National Women of Distinction, 2018 Reader’s Choice Gold Pharmacy, Spirit of Kindness Award, and the Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business of the Year 2019. Dr. Jesica was also volunteered at the Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky as a “Celebrity Model”, and has been published in local papers, interviewed by local media, as well as Elements Magazine about the innovative services and CBD products at her pharmacy. She is the creator of e-content courses that aim to educate independent pharmacists and providers on protocol-based care, CBD products, and how to offer integrative and holistic services in practice. She is passionate about helping independent pharmacies thrive and adapt to new challenges, growing her businesses to educate and empower her patients, and spending time with her husband and two daughters- Audrey (2) and Lily (1).

Providing 300% ROI with a Transitional Care Clinical Service with Jennifer Shannon

Dr. Shannon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in Richmond, VA. Prior to pharmacy school, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech — GO HOKIES). Dr. Shannon completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Primary Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Shannon is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and her areas of special interest include anticoagulation, cholesterol, diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension management. She is the proud mother of three amazing little ones: Lillian (Lily), Abigail (Abby), and Michael (Mikey), and wife to Michael. The family lives in Johns Creek and is proud to call Johns Creek our home and place of business!

Pharmacist Impact on High Risk Patients in a CPC+ Clinic with Sally Rafie

Dr. Rafie graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy and is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  She has trained and worked with Planned Parenthood, University of California San Diego Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital.  Dr. Rafie is licensed as a Registered Pharmacist and Advanced Practice Pharmacist in California. She has also earned her Certified Menopause Practitioner credential from the North American Menopause Society.

 

Dr. Rafie is a Pharmacist Specialist at UC San Diego Health.  She sees patients for contraception and more at the UC San Diego Health Women’s Health Services Clinic.  Dr. Rafie founded The Pharmacists Clinic, the first pharmacist-run clinic in a community pharmacy, where she provides contraception and other clinical services.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Sciences at the University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she teaches and trains pharmacy students about emergency contraception, youth-friendly pharmacy services, and hormonal contraception.  She helped develop the California statewide protocol for self-administered hormonal contraceptives adopted by the Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Rafie has a long record of research and advocacy in the field of reproductive health and has published in peer-reviewed medical journals. See her full bibliography.

Supreme Court to Rule on States’ Right to Regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers with Scott Pace

Scott is a Partner at Impact Management Group where he focuses on the Government Relations and Public Affairs practice areas.  

Scott joined IMG following more than 12 years with the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, most recently serving as the organization’s Executive Vice President and CEO.While at the APA, Pace successfully worked with the legislature to pass scope of practice legislation for pharmacists, legislation to amend the Arkansas Constitution to require a pharmacist consultant be a part of the Arkansas medical marijuana dispensaries, and most recently he worked with Governor Hutchinson and the legislature to pass legislation to license and oversee pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) in Arkansas.

Scott is a licensed pharmacist and attorney.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Arkansas State University, a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a Juris Doctorate with High Honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. He served as the consumer representative on the Arkansas State Medical Board from 2012-2015 and he serves on the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Advisory Panel.

Scott and his wife Anne live in Little Rock with their two children, Cameron and Carter.

Navigating Consulting Opportunities within a Large Health System with Kimber Boothe

Dr. Kimber Boothe, PharmD, MHA is a pharmacist, healthcare leader, and entrepreneur with over 15 years experience in Health Systems and 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.   She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of Phoenix Masters in Health Administration program, and completed residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.

She is the founder and CEO of the Kimber Boothe Group where she provides coaching, consulting, courses, and speaking on strategic pharmacy leadership. Kimber previously lead the pharmacy services for a 4 hospital community health system where she is drove innovative strategy for the pharmacy enterprise as System Director of Pharmacy. She was also the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health.  She calls herself a connector and a pharmovator. She is passionate about spending time on the right things to develop others and deliver strategic, focused results.

She is Chair of the Kentucky Society of Health System Pharmacists (KSHP) House of Delegates. Her organization has been recognized with the KSHP Innovative Health-System Pharmacy Practice Award and she is the recipient of the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists Meritorious Achievement Award. 

Her purpose is to help pharmacists strategically advocate for roles and resources to advance practice and accelerate joyful engaging careers. In 2020, Kimber’s goal is to support the creation of 25 new positions in health systems in the U.S.

Navigating Consulting Opportunities within a Large Health System with Jared Peak

Prior to becoming pharmacist, worked in drug discovery at GSK and as a regulatory consultant to the FDA for pharmaceutical companies.

Graduated from University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy in 2010 and began working in Ambulatory Care Clinics in the UNC healthcare system

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP) licensed in North Carolina

Primary focus is on identifying and developing pharmacist-run clinical services to improve patient care and access1

From Pharmacist to Physician to Functional Medicine Practitioner: The Healthcare Entrepreneur with Richard Harris

Born in Cleveland, Ohio but raised in Houston, Texas, Dr. Richard E Harris II is a board certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist.  Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas at Austin for pharmacy school then pursued medical education at the McGovern school of medicine in Houston.  Dr. Harris completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UTMB in Galveston. After finishing residency, Dr. Harris worked for a large group in Houston but left that practice to pursue holistic medicine. Dr. Harris has a client-centric view focusing on building relationships and trust through a comprehensive lifestyle medicine system combined with genetic and micronutrient testing.  In his spare time he is an avid reader, weight lifter, video game enthusiast, and author. Dr. Harris also enjoys sports, traveling, philanthropy, church, and keto donuts. Dr. Harris has several other business ventures including an educational consulting company, a supplement company, and he consults for several start-up companies. 

How One Pharmapreneur is Getting Her Natural Family Planning Program Off the Ground with Emily Kirkwold

Emily Kirkwold is the Natural Family Planning Pharmacist. She graduated with her PharmD from Drake University in 2013 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at United Hospital in St. Paul MN in 2014. In 2016, Emily became board-certified in pharmacotherapy and in 2019, she completed the APhA Certificate in Delivering Medication Therapy Management. It was also in 2019 that Emily launched her business, NFP Pharmacist, where she educates women and couples on natural family planning methods. She works 1-on-1 with clients to help them find and use an NFP method that fits best for them and to optimize their medication regimens based on their family planning goals. At the time of this interview, Emily also works as a staff pharmacist at a hospital but is in the process of transitioning into a clinic setting.

Finding the Root Cause of Disease: Integrative Pharmacotherapy Consulting with Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson, Pharm.D., BCPS, A.C.N. is a doctor of pharmacy, board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, clinical nutritionist, and phytotherapist (evidence-based herbal therapist).

Even as an undergraduate studying biochemistry at UCLA, Michael focused on the nutritional applications, learning the core principles and underlying mechanisms of nutritional science.

After UCLA, he began his studies at USC School of Pharmacy.  While studying therapeutics (which forms the bulk of University’s 4-year curriculum), he developed a great interest in natural medicine, taking classes and working on projects on herbal medicine.

After completing his doctorate at USC, he achieved certification as a board-certified specialist in pharmacotherapy. He further completed a certification program through SCU focusing on clinical nutrition and phytotherapy for healthcare professionals.

Today Dr. Davidson helps patients with a wide variety of health problems using an integrative medicine system that includes consultations on diet and nutrition (food as medicine), exercise, sleep hygiene and other therapeutic lifestyle changes, as well as herbal medicine, dietary supplements, and pharmacotherapy.

He also lectures on such topics as nutritional purification, preventing drug-induced nutrient depletion, supplement and botanical medicine quality control, nutrition and herbal medicine for cancer support and prevention, pediatric nutrition, enhancing the immune system naturally, and integrative therapeutics.

He continues to advance his expertise by taking self-study and live classes on nutritional and botanical medicine, which he thoroughly enjoys.

His mission is to help people regain and maintain control of their own health and well-being so that they’re able to realize their highest goals and dreams, that their life overflows with joy, and flows from them, in abundance, to those around them.

A Natural Approach to Providing Cash Based Hormone Consultations with Sharzad Green

With over 20 Years of experience in the area of pharmaceutical compounding, I have been a pioneer in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), sexual dysfunction, adrenal fatigue & more. Offering one to one or group webinars to other pharmacists and healthcare providers. Over 15,000 patients have benefited from my services. Public speaker. I can help your practice grow and succeed or do your patient consultations for you. drsgreenrx@outlook.com

Formulator of FabuVag vaginal moisturizer www.fabuvag.com

Evaluating How and When to Hire a Business Coach with Anna Garrett

Dr. Anna Garrett has been a clinical pharmacist for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of practice settings. While traveling her career path, she discovered that working with women in midlife is her true passion. She offers a variety of services including hormone balancing, weight loss and health coaching designed to help women in perimenopause and menopause escape from hormone hell and feel amazing in their bodies so they can rock their mojo through midlife and beyond. Dr. Anna is passionate not only about helping women get their hormones balanced but also about teaching women how to advocate for themselves in the healthcare system.

She is a co-founder of Medipreneurs, a group designed to help pharmacists think out of the traditional practice box and blaze their own trails in pharmacy. She offers 1-1 coaching for creative entrepreneurs who want to build businesses that sustain their personal financial and professional goals.

Dr. Anna received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is also a Certified Intrinsic Coach®, and has studied through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Anna is the author of Perimenopause: The Savvy Sisters Guide to Hormone Harmony which was published in April of 2019.

Dr. Anna works with her clients virtually and locally. Please contact her at info@drannagarrett.com.

Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Pharmapreneurial Journey with Emily Adamopoulos

Emily Adamopoulos is a pharmacist dedicated to making the use of functional medicine and genomics the norm in healthcare. For nearly a decade as a community pharmacist, she watched a broken healthcare system and traditional medicine fail our society. Since beginning pharmacy school in 2009, she always wanted to open her own pharmacy. Unfortunately, with the current state of healthcare, she knew an independent pharmacy was unlikely to survive, unless something changed. So she is changing it.

Both pharmacists and pharmacies have traditionally been viewed as a person or place that treats chronic diseases with drugs. The idea of traditional medicine is failing us. It’s not working. So what do you do when something isn’t working? YOU CHANGE IT. 

Emily is on an entrepreneurial journey to develop her own pharmacy, the pharmacy of the future. She is using functional medicine and genomics to provide a new, individualized, patient-centered approach to care, focused on preventing chronic illnesses before they begin. 

As The Genomics Pharmacist, Emily helps patients get to the root cause of illness by leveraging specific genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors to direct personalized treatment in an effort to restore health and promote wellness. 

Emily serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and works in a rural, independent pharmacy just outside Nashville, Tennessee. She is dedicated to changing the future of healthcare and pharmacy practice. Passionate about curbing the opioid epidemic, she volunteers her time educating the community and youth on the dangers of prescription drug abuse. She and her husband, Jimmy, also own Music City Diner in Hendersonville, TN and have two children, Mary Elizabeth and Sophia.

For more information, contact Emily at info@thegenomicspharmacist.com.

Representing Pharmacists in Interprofessional Healthcare Organizations for Diabetes Education with Diana Isaacs

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDE is the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Program Coordinator and Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center.  Her role includes clinical practice, teaching, and research. She provides medication management and runs a robust CGM shared medical appointment program. 

Dr. Isaacs earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.  Dr. Isaacs is a Certified Diabetes Educator and holds board certifications in pharmacotherapy, ambulatory care, and advanced diabetes management. She has served in leadership roles for several pharmacy and diabetes organizations. She is the President of the Ohio American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Chapter.  She also serves as the Communications Director for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Interest Group. 

She has numerous diabetes publications and research projects with a focus on medications, CGM and diabetes technology. Dr. Isaacs was awarded the Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award in 2019. She was named the 2020 AADE Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of hte Year

Scripts for Success: Legal Forms Pharmapreneurs Need with Danielle Liss

Named one of the top lawyers in Las Vegas in 2018 and 2019, Danielle is passionate about simplifying legal for small business owners. She is the founder and CEO of Businessese, which offers DIY legal templates. She is the owner of LISS Legal, where she focuses her practice on helping small business owners simplify legal. 

Elevating Your CE Experience Through Online Learning Activities with Suzanne Feeney

Suzanne Feeney is a pharmacist who leads Business Development at CEImpact, a pharmacy education company that focuses on connecting learning to practice.  Suzanne is also a co-founder of ThriveSubscribe, an online community guiding community pharmacy-based practice transformation through collaboration, courses and networking. 

Suzanne graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a Doctor of Pharmacy after which she completed PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Albertsons/Osco Drug and the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

Digital Marketing Strategies for Brick and Mortar Business Owners with Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder is a seasoned digital marketer and coach, currently making his mark on the internet as founder of his agency: Media Marketer Pro.  He’d be remiss not to recognize the loving support from his wife Eva without whose sacrifice and encouragement, the transition away from a 10-year career in healthcare to pursue a passion for marketing wouldn’t have been possible.  They live in North Carolina with their kids, AJ and Gabby, and their cat Aidan.  

Dan specializes in developing results-driven advertising strategies for both start-ups and mature businesses alike that focus on business growth instead of “vanity metrics” that don’t add to the bottom line.  His clients have seen a 4X customer growth while achieving over a 350% increase in actual revenue. 

Apply to see if you qualify to work directly with Dan’s agency.  

Visit: https://MediaMarketerPro.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanRyderPublicPage/

Tips for Intentional Digital Marketing in 2020 and Beyond with Alex Alexandrou

Alex is the Founder, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of a group of companies.

A Master Chief Mentor (MCM) with a demonstrated history of working in the information services industry, he is skilled in strategic marketing, high end sales practices, management, presenting at live events, business development, and organisational development.

As a business coach he has been personally responsible for over US$1 Billion in revenue for small business’ and has driven +1,300 companies into higher profitability & team success, with proven methods.

Over the last two decades he has had the distinct honour and pleasure in working for multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as Toshiba, Philips, Sanofi Aventis, Worldcom and TNT, plus Alex has successfully served three other companies as a director.

Alex has co-founded a Telecommunications startup, co-founded the worlds leading Association for Builders, has had the privilege to sit on the board of the Magical Getaway Foundation, making a real difference to peoples lives when they needed help, and founded successful consultancies specialising in digital marketing, and business development.

Alex has held the honour of being classified as the #1 Sales Person in the world in his time in the healthcare industry.

As a business mentor he’s loved and trusted by his clients because of his empathy, how he holds them accountable, and because of their successes together.

Motivating Your Team to Buy Into and Help Sell Your Clinical Programs with Linda Miller

Linda Miller is a specialist pharmacy business mentor who helps pharmacy owners increase their turnover and profitability in new and innovative ways in today’s highly competitive business environment. She identifies areas in your business where you can improve; designs strategies to retain and develop great staff performance and team morale; attract more loyal customers; increase average basket size; maximize ROI and optimize systems.

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