MD, DrPH, CPE, FACPE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Renown Health
Tony Slonim is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Renown Health in Reno, Nevada where he oversees all initiatives supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care. Dr. Slonim brings more than a decade of diverse healthcare experience as a practicing physician, professor, author, and fellow. Prior to joining Renown Health, he was the Chief Medical Officer for Barnabas Health in West Orange, NJ; Chief Medical Officer for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland; Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carilion Medical Center; and spent eight years at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where he was an attending physician in critical care medicine and held several management positions. Dr. Slonim is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, at the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine. He has authored more than 45 published manuscripts and 11 books. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the College of Critical Medicine. Dr. Slonim completed his Medical Doctorate (MD) program at New York Medical College and completed his Master’s and Doctorate in Administrative Medicine and Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health.
Building upon her 22+ years of leadership with CMR Institute, Michelle O’Connor has a deep understanding of current and emerging learning and development needs of the life sciences industry.
Dedicated to collaborative dialogue and strategic partnerships, Michelle’s guidance has uniquely positioned CMR Institute to provide innovative learning solutions that address the industry’s training needs along with the evolving needs of their customers and the marketplace. By bringing together the unique insights from CMR’s extensive network of subject matter experts, she continues to foster and build deep connections between the learning and development profession and their customers’ goals. Michelle has been instrumental in the evolution and enhancement of CMR’s training resources, from e-learning and mobile delivery of its educational content to improving learning outcomes for client organizations.
Her commitment to client success paired with her focus on future educational needs of the life sciences industry has made CMR Institute a leading learning and development company during one of healthcare’s most dynamic era.
Michelle received an M.A. in education from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Training and Development. In addition, Michelle stays connected to the larger healthcare community through her thought leadership at conferences and industry events, her active membership in the Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA), as well as her board participation for CMR Institute and other organizations including the Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network (LTEN), the Virginia Tech Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education and Junior Achievement.
Executive Advisor, Global Health & Life Sciences, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PWC network
Partha Anbil is Executive Advisor, Global Health & Life Sciences, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PwC network. Prior to this position, Mr. Anbil was an associate partner in the Strategy & Transformation Practice, Health Care & Life Sciences industry at IBM Global Business Services. Mr. Anbil has more than two decades of management consulting experience in the health & life sciences industry—including as Practice Leader at Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions, Senior Principal at IMSHealth Management Consulting, Director at KPMG Consulting, and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a lead faculty and advisory board member for the Institute of Pharmaceutical Management. He also serves on the editorial advisory board for PM360 Magazine – a premier trade publication for pharma marketers and Managed Care Magazine – a premier trade publication for managed care and payer professionals.
Mr. Anbil received an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Business Development from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an M.S. in Corporate Finance and M.A. in Econometrics from the University of Toledo. He also has a Masters in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Anbil has certification in Applied Consultancy Leadership Skills and Consulting skills by Deloitte & Touché and Certifications in Briefing Skills, Communication Skills and Interpersonal Communication skills by the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania.
He speaks at the various industry related conferences such as American Marketing Association (AMA), Pharmaceutical Marketing Sciences Association (PMSA), Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG), Synygy’s Sales Performance, PharmaIQ, and other conferences organized by CBI, Eyeforpharma, Pharmaforce, Jacob Fleming, exlpharma and Marcus Evans, etc. In the thought leadership arena, he had published many articles in business journals and magazines such as PharmExec, PM360, MM&M, PharmaVoice, and Pharmaceutical Commerce, etc. and contributed internal white papers for the consulting firms he had worked.
Ms. Brehm has more than 27 years of healthcare leadership experience directing marketing, sales, sales training, services, operations and nonprofit teams in the life science arena. Dawn served in various VP roles at GlaxoSmithKline (2000-2010). While at GSK, Dawn was one of the core founders of a Women’s Leadership Program to support the development of diverse talent. Dawn’s broad experience includes hands on device knowledge gained working with Bioventus, a Smith and Nephew spinoff company, in a marketing role. Dawn served on the SPBT Board of Directors from 2009-2011.
Professor Instructional Design and Technology, VA Tech
Dr. Lockee has served on the faculty at Virginia Tech for over 20 years. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to distance education. She has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and has recently written two books. Dr. Lockee has presented her work extensively through invited keynotes at national and international conferences and has also been commissioned to offer workshops on instructional design and distance education for external agencies such as the U.S. Army, Carilion Healthcare Systems, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her research portfolio exceeds $5,000,000 and includes projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Virginia Department of Education. She is Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the international professional association for educational technology researchers and practitioners.
Visiting Instructor - Management & Coordinator Management Department Adjuncts & MHC Advisory at St. Joseph's University
George Lutzow is currently owner of “lutzowsolutions”, an organizational consultancy focused on business strategy, leadership, organizational development, team development, and executive coaching. In addition, as visiting instructor at Saint Joseph’s University he incorporates over 30 years of executive business experience with a Fortune 50 organization into the classroom. He focuses on leadership, strategy, management, and unleashing human capital at the EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate levels. Lutzow was previously Director of Education at Acme Markets, a division of Supervalu, a leader in grocery, drug and supply chain operations in the United States. He brings a wealth of experience in human resource practices, training, development, organizational effectiveness and change management. George is a graduate of Drexel University, in business administration and received his masters in organizational dynamics from University of Pennsylvania.
VP, Analytic Strategy & Insights at Management Science Associates
Formerly with IMS Consulting and Accenture’s Health & Life Sciences practice, John Moran is a performance improvement and organization strategy advisor to life science and healthcare organizations spanning marketing and sales, HEOR, quality, and patient-centered care. His 20+ years of experience in consulting, practice leadership, and analytics solution development have been devoted to performance improvement in meeting the evolving needs of HCPs, patients, payers, and health systems. John is currently working with healthcare executives to support population health management, patient services design, regional healthcare strategies, and health information technology planning.
Chief, Section of Pediatric Pulmonology/Allergy, Carilion Clinic
President/Chief Medical Officer, Pediatric Medical Device Institute
Andre A. Muelenaer, Jr, MS, MD, remains active in a medical career that now spans 36 years, including 27 years of active and reserve duty in the Army Medical Corps. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, with a BS in Biology and MS in zoology. He received his medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School. His general pediatric training was at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and pediatric pulmonology fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds academic appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Science, and the University of Virginia. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. He has held leadership positions as division chief of pediatric pulmonology/gastroenterology at Duke University, and division chief of pediatric pulmonology/allergy at Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.
Andy has served as a medical consultant for CitiHope International since 2004, supporting missions on a global basis. He has traveled on behalf of CitiHope to Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana, and Morocco performing needs assessments, teaching, and serving as medical liaison for multi-disciplinary professional humanitarian and medical relief teams. He coordinated medical communications with hospitals in Louisiana as CitiHope provided one of the earliest responses to the hurricane Katrina disaster. This included a primary needs assessment and identification of resources, then assistance in the logistics of moving medicines, supplies, and medical personnel to Baton Rouge via volunteer aircraft. He then participated in the secondary response related to more long term needs such as vaccination programs, and sustained supply of medications and disposable medical supplies.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Muelenaer has supported the advancement of medical technology on a global basis, first as the medical director of the Carilion Biomedical Institute, and now as co-founder, president, and chief medical officer of the Pediatric Medical Device Institute. He maintains a telemedical practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, and serves as part-time medical director for several biotechnology companies in Virginia. He has served on the board of directors of non-profit medical advocacy and service organizations.
Mark Sorrentino, MD, MS, has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He is currently the Vice President, Scientific Affairs at PRA Health Sciences and leads the global pediatric center of excellence.
Prior to joining PRA, Dr. Sorrentino spent 5 years as the global chair and founder of the pediatric practice area overseeing all aspects of strategy and clinical development in pediatrics. He was also the global therapeutic head of critical care.
Before joining PPD Dr. Sorrentino was the global Chief Medical Officer at ADMA Biologics where he oversaw all clinical development operations. Prior to ADMA, Dr. Sorrentino was the Director, Medical Science at MedImmune where he had primary responsibility for development and oversight of numerous Phase IV and post-marketing studies across several therapeutic areas including infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, and transplant medicine, and worked closely with the sales and marketing teams.
Dr. Sorrentino has also served as a consultant to biotechnology firms and has overseen implementation of medical information systems. Dr. Sorrentino received his MD as well an MS in Clinical Nutrition from the Chicago Medical School. He completed both a residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC and currently holds an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Sorrentino was an attending physician in the CNMC pediatric intensive care unit for 8 years and participated in numerous Industry sponsored critical care trials.
Dr. Sorrentino holds active medical licenses in Washington DC and Maryland. He also serves as the Medical Director for all Susan G. Komen events in the DC area and has volunteered on several international medical missions. He is an active medical team member of Team Rubicon and sits on the Maryland Responds advisory board.
Director of Pharmacy Contracting, Carilion Clinic
Clara Anne Spencer is a registered pharmacist and has worked as the Director of Pharmacy Contracting for Carilion Clinic since March 2000. During this time her work has included system-wide pharmacy contracting, maximizing Premier Group Purchasing agreements and capital project initiatives, as well as direct improvements to patient care through the implementation of a Patient Medication Assistance progam. She serves on the Clinical Products Committee, Surgical Products Committee and coordinates the Pharmacy Leadership Team.
Prior to her joining Carilion Clinic, Clara Anne had ample experience working with all sides of practical healthcare as a Healthcare Resource Management Director for Premier, Inc., and Director of Pharmacy for Lewis Gale Psychiatric Pavilion. Her background includes hospital pharmacy practice in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings, retail pharmacy, and serving as regional director for a group purchasing organization.
In addition, Clara Anne serves on the Board of Directors for the Bradley Free Clinic.
Principal, Silver Fox Consultants, and Former Chief Commercial Officer, PuraCap Pharmaceuticals
Jeffrey Thomas has more than 30 years experience in the commercialization of pharmaceutical products and has held strategic roles within several multi-billion-dollar companies, most recently as Chief Commercial Officer, PuraCap Pharmaceuticals.
As Vice President of Corporate Customers, Customer Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Novartis, he was in charge of multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical sales and marketing departments and programs.
As U.S. President of Ranbaxy, the largest Indian Pharmaceutical company, he had full profit and loss responsibilities for building the branded products group in North America – launching four products in the first full year of operation.
Mr. Thomas also served as President of the Strategy and Analytics group at inVentiv Health, where he was responsible for strategic planning and financial performance for four companies that made up the consultancy arm of inVentiv. He built the Ventiv Access Group, a company that provided managed markets services for client portfolios – including emerging through the top ten pharmaceutical and biotech companies with a focus on product launch lifecycle management.
Mr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from West Liberty State College in West Virginia. He serves on the Board of Directors for CMR Institute and is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Metro Chapter.
Director, Antex Biologics and Director, Amherst Fiberoptics
Don Stark has extensive experience serving the pharmaceutical industry in various roles including Chairman, CEO and President of Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation; President of Sandoz Japan; President of Sandoz, USA; President of Sterling Drug Pharmaceutical Group; Founding Member and Vice Chairman of Nova; and Director of MicroCarb, Business Advisor to Medical Science Partners created by Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as a Director of Tenvera. In addition, Mr. Stark has served as Treasurer of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education; on advisory committees for Farleigh Dickinson University and the National Wholesale Druggists Association; as a Trustee of Lakeland College; on the Science Center Committee of Drake University and as a member of the CMR Institute Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Stark holds a Master’s Degree in Science in Education from Drake University, where he received an Alumni Achievement Award.
Retired Ambassador, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
Jeff Mackie is a retired 20-year veteran of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. He joined GSK in 1982 and held positions as Medical Science Liaison and Training and Development Department Director. In recognition of his ability to motivate patients to be more involved in their own care, GSK honored Dr. Mackie by naming him their “Ambassador to the Healthcare Community.” In that role, he traveled the United States speaking to healthcare professionals and their patients helping them understand how best to motivate patients to be more active participants in their own care.
Currently, Dr. Mackie is President of Mackie and Associates. He is a professional speaker/motivating humorist specializing in the healthcare industry. He is a registered pharmacist and a former professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and an Emeritus Member of the National Speakers Association. Dr. Mackie holds a doctorate in Pharmacy and Toxicology from Temple University.