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P R O F E S S I O N A L W O M E N I N H E A LT H C A R E ® • W E C R E AT E L E A D E R S

2019-2020 PWH® Chair Rachelle Ferrara: Continuing and Building our Strong PWH® Legacy

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ON Amy Swift MEMBER SPOTLIGHT ON Janis Dezso

Coach’s Corner: p.8 What Does Executive Presence Mean? p.12 DEVOUR Goes to Detroit, MI

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PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE®

CONTENTS

LETTER FROM OUR CHAIR: Continuing and Building our Strong PWH® Legacy

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HIDA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE BY LINDA ROUSE O’NEIL Manage the Downstream Effects of PIs: An Update on Serialization, Plus Advocacy Wins pg. 4 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Amy Swift, McKesson Medical-Surgical

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WELLNESS: THE BENEFITS OF EATING SEASONAL PRODUCE Yes, Even When You Travel!

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DEVOUR BY JACKIE JONES Detroit – A Foodie’s Paradise

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2019 PWH® LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: Teaming Up for Gender Equity

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PWH® LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: Registration and Hotel Information

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PWH® BOARD MEMBERS

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PWH CHAIR AWARDS: Past Chair Julee Prefer Recognizes Three Members for Outstanding Contributions

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Janis Dezso, Symmetry Surgical

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COACH’S CORNER: What Does Executive Presence Mean?

PWH® NEW MEMBERS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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PWH® AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN Congratulations to Member Promotions

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PWH® REGIONAL EVENT: Breaking the Ice with Chocolate and ‘The Amazon Effect’

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THANK YOU 2019 PWH® CORPORATE PARTNERS

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Connect Staff and Volunteers CHAIR & VICE CHAIR OF PWH® MARKETING COMMITTEE Natalie Martin, Director, Creative Services, NDC nmartin@ndc-inc.com Eryn Marx, Senior Marketing Manager, DUKAL emarx@dukal.com EDITOR Rachel Baiey Penwan Communication Inc. rachel@penwancomm.com

ART DIRECTOR Brent Cashman Graphics Manager, BOCdesign, Inc. brent@bocdesigninc.com EDITORIAL & CIRCULATION MANAGER Michelle Rydberg Executive Director, PWH® mrydberg@mypwh.org

CHAIR of PWH® PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Susan Kaiser, Media and Communications Manager, Corporate Communication, Midmark skaiser@midmark.com FOOD & TRAVEL EDITOR Jackie Jones Director of Dental Sales & Marketing, NDC jjones@ndc-inc.com

PWH® MISSION & PURPOSE PWH® is an organization dedicated to ongoing professional leadership development for women and men in healthcare businesses. We are a member organization providing a national voice and progressive leadership for women in healthcare. Our goal is to reach all women in our industry and empower them in their personal and professional lives. We are also committed to integrated leadership development and gender equity for all individuals within the industries we serve. Our mission is to empower women to lead and succeed. Our vision is a health care industry equally led by women.

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LETTER FROM OUR CHAIR

Continuing and Building our Strong PWH® Legacy Ever since the first Professional Women in Healthcare® (PWH®) meeting I attended, the wealth of knowledge and mentorship available started shaping and impacting my career, and I intend to further that legacy for others. Serving as the PWH® Chair is a privilege and an honor that I am both humbled and grateful to fulfill. Supporting our industry with other notable leaders is a source of inspiration and daily dedication for me and the leadership team. Our aim is to continue to enrich the personal and professional lives of our members, just like each of us has been enriched. I begin my term as chair with a tremendous advantage afforded by our immediate Past Chair Julee Prefer. The membership and I owe her a heartfelt thank you, and we laud her passionate leadership and integrity. Her dedication to developing our members, partners, board, committee members and stakeholders is an example I will strive to emulate. The industry recognition we have gained will pay dividends, and nurturing our leadership development focus will further raise our profile as the trusted industry resource for professional leadership development. Our primary offering in this area is the PWH® Leadership Summit, a beacon of achievement for Julee and our organization. We will build on this legacy. My vision for PWH® is to bring inspiration and leadership development to every professional woman looking for upward mobility in the healthcare market. As a strong believer of integrated leadership, I will strive to engage men and women in full partnership in the workplace to achieve a high return on equity and performance for their respective companies, targeting our Corporate Partners, while providing continuous professional education for our membership. To this end, it is critical that we remain relevant, approachable and responsive to our members’ leadership aspirations. Consequently, I will drive heightened outreach programs to better understand how we can continue to meet your expectations. Several companies have developed their own specialized employee programs for women. PWH® embraces this where ever it happens and will add value where we can. As the premier leadership development organization in this industry, we stand with companies committed to furthering equitable and integrated leadership. PWH® is a resource to companies that need to feel more connected to the industry.

In closing, we must all remember that leadership is a commitment, especially in healthcare where we experience rapid change constantly. Our industry is in dire need of diverse, strong and empathetic leaders who are not afraid to make decisions and can inspire. Our customers and patients need leaders to help them navigate today’s marketplace. We invite you to network with us and exchange ideas with aspiring minds who offer fresh perspectives on how to tackle industry challenges. If you are not a member of PWH®, join us! If you are a member of PWH®, get involved with a committee. It will take your career to a new height. Work in a cross-functional environment, learn a new skill, build upon your organizational skills and volunteer for a speaking engagement. Let us help you with your next step! We look forward to engaging with you in 2019 and beyond. Let’s INSPIRE each other along the way! Cheers, Rachelle Ferrara PWH Chair 2019-2020

2019 Five Key Pillars 1. Optimize member outreach to meet your goals and expectations 2. Align with Corporate Partners via custom programs, networking and localized educational events.

3. Diversify our membership and introduce new perspectives in an evolving marketplace. 4. Embody professional development and continuous learning.

5. M  aintain a culture that is accessible and offers a safe place for professional women to advance.

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HIDA LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Manage the Downstream Effects of PIs: An Update on Serialization, Plus Advocacy Wins By Linda Rouse O’Neill, Vice President, HIDA Late last year, prescription drug manufacturers and repackagers were required to serialize their products to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s (DSCSA) system for tracking and tracing these items. In human-readable and 2D barcode form, product identifiers (PIs) must now be affixed or imprinted onto each package (smallest saleable unit) and homogenous case of a product intended to be introduced via transaction into commerce.

While manufacturers are responsible for PI maintenance and keeping a serial data record for six years, it is important for distributors to understand the downstream effects this will carry. If your organization handles prescription drugs covered by the DSCSA, then you should know that by November 27, 2019, all distributors must be able to transact using only serialized product. Distributors must have processes in place to receive, affix, and transact PIs, as well as verify saleable returns. That’s a lot to get done in a few short months, so see what you can do to stay ahead of the deadline. If your company uses a repackaging service, make sure they are aware of the 2018 requirements currently in effect. Furthermore, stay in contact with all of your trading partners to

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ensure your low-unit-of-measure programs remain compliant since manufacturers will be setting the lowest unit of sale.

Industry Advocacy Wins Outlined in HIDA 2019 Advocacy Report HIDA Members achieved 2018 advocacy gains, listed below, positioning optimism for early 2019. In the just released 2019 Advocacy Report, HIDA outlines the remarkable year we’ve experienced as an industry. Here are some key highlights from the report: • T he United States Trade Representative removed 120 products from its three lists of Chinese goods that could have been subject to additional tariffs. • Congress and the White House enacted a measure that would delay the medical device tax for two years. HIDA and its members continue to advocate for permanent repeal of the tax. • HIDA received a contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop an online mapping tool. This resource will assist federal partners that lead the nation’s emergency response and planning in engaging the commercial healthcare supply chain during emergencies.

Get Involved in Industry Advocacy Frequently within this column, I invite you to remain actively involved in HIDA’s advocacy efforts. This participation makes our outreach on Capitol Hill that much more effective and meaningful. For example, the House of Representatives recently passed its version of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), and we are currently awaiting the Senate to pass its version. The legislation includes all of HIDA’s advocacy priorities as a result of member involvement, but additional input could be required if further delays result. If you’re unsure how to get started or involved, please email me at Rouse@HIDA.org or our team at HIDAGovAffairs@HIDA.org


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Get Connected To the Industry Through PWH® How long have you been a member of PWH®? I have been a member of PWH® for about eight years, and soon after joined the Regional Connections Committee as a volunteer to help put together regional events in Jacksonville. I eventually became a Board Member as the Vice Chair of Regional Events, and today I’m the Vice Chair, Committee Liaison.

Why did you choose to join PWH®? I joined PWH® after one of the founding members, Pam Wedow, who I had worked with in the industry prior, educated me on the organization, its purpose and vision. At the time, I was still very new within the industry and didn’t know many people outside of my own company or the three vendors I worked with, so PWH® helped me to “spread my wings” further to meet other men and women at different companies. I have luckily had lots of support from each leader that I have reported to during my membership. PWH® has also helped me to navigate my way through different situations that a person experiences in the corporate medical world.

What is your current PWH® role and what would you like to bring to the organization this year? My current role is Vice Chair, Committee Liaison, on the Strategic Oversight Committee. My responsibilities include maintaining our project management tool to keep track of each committee’s annual strategic priorities and tasks, and act as a liaison between each committee. This year, I am on the Hospitality Committee for our 2nd Annual PWH® Leadership Summit, and I hope that we will make it much larger and more successful than last year’s

Member Spotlight: Amy Swift, Associate Category Manager, Generic Rx Category Management, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Summit. If you didn’t attend last year’s Leadership Summit, register for this year! We had so many positive compliments on last year’s event!

What is your current title and responsibilities at your organization? I’m the Generics Rx Associate Category Manager for McKesson Medical-Surgical, and my responsibilities consist of developing and promoting strategies and tactics for my assigned product categories based on the needs of our customers, as well as partnering with preferred vendors on our product portfolio and new generic launches.

What is your favorite moment about your career so far? My favorite moment in my career was when I was invited to my company’s Leadership Meeting in 2018, where I was surprised with being the recipient of our Most Valuable Partner Award for my collaborative efforts working with category managers and manufacturers on completion of their investment buys. This was a job that previously didn’t exist full-time, and I ended up building the role from the ground up, listening to the needs of the category managers and providing reporting and analysis for them, as well as management. I had no idea I was even (Continued on page 11) in consideration for an award, so it was a pleasant surprise!

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OUTSTANDING MEMBERS

PWH® CHAIR AWARDS Past Chair Julee Prefer Recognizes Natalie Martin, Suzanne Lord and Enid Oquendo for Outstanding Contributions At the end of each year, the PWH® Chair thanks certain members for their outstanding contribution to our organization. Outgoing Chair Julee Prefer presented Natalie Martin of NDC, Suzanne Lord of Coalition for Independent Care and Enid Oquendo of Concordance Healthcare Solutions with awards in appreciation of their commitment to PWH® at the board meeting held in Dallas this January.

l to r: Natalie Martin of NDC, Suzanne Lord of Coalition for Independent Care and Enid Oquendo of Concordance Healthcare Solutions

Natalie Martin Natalie Martin, PWH® Marketing Chair, was the creative mind behind refreshing the PWH® brand and look. She embraces collaboration and has come along side all of our committees to capture what is going on at PWH® and then packaged it beautifully. She has created numerous PWH® marketing pieces, updated our brand guidelines and is in the process of assembling a team of experts in their discipline to lead our future marketing needs. Natalie also created the brand for the leadership summit, a brand and look that would establish the PWH® Leadership Summit’s first impression to the industry and our members. She has created numerous key communications, printed and electronic, including the 12-page registration brochure, the 20page program and a myriad of support pieces. These pieces cast PWH®, and our

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leadership summit, in a beautiful and highly professional light, the impact of which we will benefit from for years to come.

Enid Oquendo Enid Oquendo, PWH® Vice Chair Summit Programming, is one of the most committed, energizing, tenacious individuals you will ever meet. It is difficult to find her without a smile on her face, and her can-do attitude knows no boundaries. If there is a task to be accomplished, whether glamourous or daunting, she is often first in line to tackle it. Programming was the center post of the entire summit. Although multiple people stepped up, Enid took on all the details of the speaker logistics, writing our play-by-play, managing the on-sight AV, coordinating sound check and walk throughs and the list goes on. The fact that she was able to speak Spanish to the all Hispanic set-up crew assigned to us was

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the icing on the cake. The work load for these details exceeds what one person could do, so, without being asked to do so, she simply assembled her own team on the side to get it done. In addition to heavy Summit involvement, she was also active in supporting multiple Professional Development Committee initiatives, creating content, blogging and more.

Suzanne Lord Suzanne Lord was recognized for her leadership, dedication, and contribution as Chair of the PWH® Strategic Oversight Committee for the past eight years. Suzanne has provided the wise and unwavering support, boundaries and strategic oversight that PWH® desperately needed as we navigated critical chapters of growth and development as an organization. On January 1st she moved into an advisory role with PWH®.


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Dez Says: “Be Visible and Speak Up!” Longtime members of PWH® know Janis Dezso as Dez, and we recommend doing what Dez says. Look how it’s worked for her, now a Vice President at Symmetry Surgical. How long have you been a member of PWH®? I am one of the founding members of the organization. This organization is one of the most meaningful things I have done in my career. I have enjoyed being part of an organization that has brought significant change to the industry.

Why did you choose to join PWH®? About 15 years ago, there was only a small group of women who attended the HIDA Executive Conference. Of that handful, several of us noticed that the women who were there spent a lot of their time between meetings in their rooms working rather than networking. So, we got together because we felt there was a real need in the industry for women to be in senior leadership positions but to get there, we needed women to be visible. I am excited that today so many more women are in leadership roles, attend the executive conferences and other top leadership conferences in the industry, and they are certainly more visible today.

What is your current PWH® role and what would you like to bring to the organization this year? I originally served on the Membership Committee, later joined the Marketing Committee, then chaired the Marketing Committee, became Chair Elect and then Chair and, finally, as Past Chair I served as an advisor to the board for six years.

What is your current title and role at your organization? Today, I am Vice President of Global Distribution for Symmetry Surgical. Symmetry Surgical recently acquired Bovie Medical Corporation, and I was part of the team that came over to Symmetry to lead the distribution efforts.

Member Spotlight: Janis Dezso Vice President, Global Distribution, Symmetry Surgical

What is your favorite moment about your career so far? By far my favorite moments of my career have been when people that I have mentored succeed. It is truly rewarding to watch someone grow in their career and become a leader in our industry.

What was your dream job as a child? I wanted to be a physical therapist – interesting that I ended up in healthcare just in a different role than I had envisioned. Back then I never thought I could have achieved what I have, and I am grateful to the mentors that I have had that helped me along the way.

What advice do you have for someone just starting in the Healthcare Industry and new to PWH®? Don’t be afraid to take your seat at the table and to speak up – be visible. Leaders are looking forward, so be sure that you let your leaders know what you have accomplished and where you want to go. They are not mind readers, so speak up.

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Suzanne Lord, Strategic Oversight Chair I define executive presence as how one “shows up.” It is confidence in the face of all levels in the Vizient Sue Hulsmeyer, Vice Chair Organizational organization; being cognizant of the various levels and respectful in communication but also having the SUZANNE Senior Vice LORD President, Leadership Development Strategic Oversight managerial courage to present an opposing view when necessary. I would be remiss if I did not say that it Sourcing Operations Committee Chair Natalie Martin, Chair Marketing is also knowing how to dress appropriately, speak appropriately, andVice set an appropriate exampleStrategy for others. Brand Coalition for Independent Care doing what we do.&I have beenGuidelines very impressed with the executive presence of We develop this in PWH® by COO the women in PWH® with whom I have interacted. Amy Swift, Vice Chair Committee Liaison

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AWARDS & PROMOTIONS

Nominations Open for Two PWH® Awards

AEK Leadership Award of Distinction

Jana Quin Inspirational Award

The Anne Eiting Klamar Leadership Award of Distinction recognizes a woman who has experienced significant growth to become an accomplished leader in our industry. The award recognizes a woman who has catapulted her career, scope of responsibility and professional development. She exudes confidence, integrity and is well respected by the industry, her peers and her subordinates. She is committed to giving back and is a leader that others desire to follow and be mentored by. This award is in honor of Anne for her wisdom in recognizing the need for PWH®, her inspiration and determination to start the organization and her leadership and mentorship to so many. In 2018, PWH® was honored to present Joan Eliasek with the Anne Eiting Klamar Leadership Award of Distinction at the PWH® Leadership Summit. Nominations for this year’s award open March 1, 2019 and close April 30, 2019. The award recipient will be announced at the 2019 PWH® Leadership Summit. Please visit www.mypwh.org to submit a nomination.

In memory of our friend, Jana Quinn, the members of PWH® created the "Jana Quinn Inspirational Award" presented annually to a healthcare professional who is successful not only in his or her career, but in life. This award represents an inspirational person in the medical industry, male or female. We are seeking a person with qualities that define success in life, not only professionally. We are looking for the qualities that were an inherent part of Jana and her experiences. We are looking for a combination of a mentor, role model, adviser, family person, a person not afraid to struggle, who represents a combination of endearing qualities that draw others to him or her. In 2018, PWH® was honored to present Brenda Highley with the Jana Quin Inspirational Award. Nominations for this year’s award open March 1, 2019 and close April 30, 2019. The award recipient will be announced at the 2019 PWH® Leadership Summit. Please visit www.mypwh.org to submit a nomination.

PROMOTIONS

PWH® Congratulates Our Members on Their Recent Promotions Valeriya Stoyanova is now Associate, Director Supplier Relations at Concordance Healthcare Solutions.

Enid Oquendo is now Senior Director of Strategic Partner Integration at Concordance Healthcare Solutions.

Katarina Ivkovic is now Team Leader for Customer Support, Specialist Team, Brasseler USA Surgical Instrumentation

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WELLNESS

The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce Yes, even when you travel! By Rachel Bailey

Do you find you eat healthier in the summer or in the winter? A study on seasonal diet quality among midlife women suggests that while women eat a lower quality diet during the winter holiday season, they seem to get back on track throughout the remaining winter months.1 This is good news. However, the study does indicate that its sample still ate less fruit during winter months, like tomatoes, corn, berries, peaches, nectarines and melons. The sample also ate less lettuce or mixed salad greens during winter months compared to summer. This is unfortunate because according to another study, winter is the best season for some fruits and veggies in terms of their consumable vitamin C content. This is especially true for spinach and oranges and to some degree lettuce, broccoli and bananas.2 What does this mean? It means members of Professional Women in Healthcare® (PWH®) need to step up the game on fruit and salad greens intake throughout winter to support strong immune systems. This will help ensure PWH® members are in the room during decisive beginning-of-the-year meetings at their own organizations and with customers.

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While the study cited above concerning fruit and vegetable intake per season evaluated only women, it won’t hurt to share this content with male colleagues who need to consider their fruit and vegetable intake too. Why is it better to eat fruits and vegetables in their season? In addition to environmental factors, eating fruits and vegetables during their season, for the most part, means eating locally grown produce. Eating locally improves the chance of consuming the nutrients in fruits and vegetables before those nutrients dissipate during long travel routes. For example, summer apples grown in the Southern hemisphere may have just as much consumable vitamin C content as apples grown in the Northern hemisphere during its summer. But, preserving the nutritional content of apples grown in another hemisphere as they travel the long distance to market likely requires chemical intervention. With or without intervention, the longer the distance from farm to table means the greater the chance of nutrient loss. The take away: Err on the side of local and seasonal produce when possible. But, either way, eating more fruits and veggies can help support


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regularity and fight off winter colds, especially during heavy travel schedules in the first quarter of the year. What else can you do diet-wise to support your system? In addition to the fruits and veggies mentioned above, remember that winter vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato, red peppers and beets also provide great sources of vitamin A and carotene. Eat more of those too and drink more liquids. While thirst may go less noticed in winter compared to the warmer months, it’s still important to monitor hydration levels. Rather than forcing down cold water, sip plenty of hot, decaffeinated or herbal tea. Finally, to make up for lower levels of vitamin D due to less exposure to sunlight, take in some omega-3 fish or vitamin D-fortified milk and yogurt. These can also help support a stronger immune system.3

References 1

Jahns, Lisa; Johnson, LuAnn K.; Scheett, Angela J.; Stote, Kim S.; Raatz, Susan K.; Subar, Amy F.; Tande, Desiree. “Measures of Diet Quality across Calendar and Winter Holiday Seasons among Midlife Women: A 1-Year Longitudinal Study Using the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Recall.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 116 (December 2016): 1961-1969.

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P hillips, Katherine M.; Terrago-Trani, Maria Teresa; McGinty, Ryan C.; Rasor, Amy S.; Haytowitz, David B. and Pehrsson, Pamela R. “Seasonal Variability of the Vitamin C Content of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in a Local retail Market.” Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 98 (August 30, 2018): 4191-4204. S prada, Stephen. “5 Tips for Winter Wellness: Fight the Onslaught of Nasty Bugs.” Alive: Canada’s Natural Health & Wellness Magazine 421 (November 2017): 122-123.

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What was your dream job as a child? I think my dream job changed from week-to-week when I was a child (whose didn’t?) from being a marine biologist, to fashion merchandising, to being Indiana Jones! I did spend about eight years in the corporate retail industry as an assistant buyer, so at least I got one of them!

What advice do you have for someone just starting in the Healthcare Industry and new to PWH®? As a newcomer to the industry, try to attend any industry-wide events that you can so that you can network, listen and ask questions. If your role doesn’t allow you to travel to those events, then ask the PWH® Regional Connections Committee Chair

how you can host a regional event in your area. Networking and creating those relationships can come in handy down the road. Sign up for a mentor! Not only an internal mentor to help you out with the inner dynamics of your company, but also an external mentor who can help you network with others in the industry, challenge you on different perspectives and give you advice on advancing your career. If you are new to PWH®, JOIN A COMMITTEE! I cannot stress that enough! What you put into PWH® is what you will get out of it, and the best way is to get involved. I have met so many wonderful women (and men) in the industry, from executive level to entry level, those on the Board currently, or from regional events, and every one of them has inspired me in one way or another.

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By Jackie Jones

Detroit – A Foodie’s Paradise Detroit Michigan is experiencing a renaissance and helping it flourish are the number of new and fabulous restaurant openings. Whether you are looking for a brunch destination, an upscale business dinner location or a noteworthy cool hot spot to see and be seen – you’ll find it in Detroit, the Motor City. I called Detroit home for 15 years and still get back to visit friends and family throughout the year. I can’t keep up with the growing restaurant scene, so I leaned on my good friend and local (Grosse Pointer) Kelee Kocourek Teodecki to give me some interesting and notables to try. ~Jackie Jones

Lady of the House www.ladyofthehousedetroit.com Lady of the House is located in Corktown in the former St. Cece’s church and run by Chef Kate Williams. The ambience is wonderful, and the staff is outstanding and helpful. Food is farm fresh from local farmers – cuisine modern American. Open for brunch on weekends. Voyager www.voyagerferndale.com Voyager is a casual neighborhood restaurant serving seafood in the Ferndale area of Detroit. The oyster selection is top notch. Dishes are unique, and portions are shareable. It has been awarded Food & Wine magazine 2018 Restaurant of the Year and made Esquire’s list of Best New Restaurants in America. Chefs Jennifer Jackson and Justin Tootla’s imaginative dishes are made with sustainably-farmed seasonal selections.

SheWolf Pastificio & Bar www. shewolfdetroit.com Located in Cass Corridor, the chef of this Romeinspired restaurant, Chef Anthony Lombardo, brings you some of the best authentic Romaninspired pasta dishes in Detroit. This is the only restaurant in Detroit milling its own flour for homemade pasta. Good selection of Italian wines and creative cocktails.

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Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop www.mudgiesdeli.com Located in the historic Corktown neighborhood, Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop offers a cozy atmosphere with indoor and outdoor eating areas. It’s open for lunch and dinner, serving artisan sandwiches and salads. They roast the meats in house and use locally grown products when available. The Lobster Roll Week in the summer is a MUST! Get there early as the lobster rolls sell out quickly.

Dime Store www.eatdimestore.com Dime Store is an American brunch bar serving breakfast, lunch and booze and located in downtown Detroit in the Chrysler House. Get here early cause there is always a line. This casual restaurant serves a creative breakfast and lunch menu, and the weekly specials are a must and very tasty. They use top quality local ingredients for food and beverages.

Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island www.facebook.com/ Lafayette-ConeyIsland-143071722397988/ www.americanconeyisland.com/ home.htm Lastly, these two old favorites and Detroit cultural icons – Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island – remain forever in vogue (late night). These two dueling rivals serve up chili dogs and cheese fries, day and night! Let me know where your travels take you or the notable restaurants in your town. Email jjones@ndc-inc.com.

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EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2019! The Industry’s Premier Leadership Development Event Join professional women & men in the industry for two days of leadership, networking, inspiration & innovation! Whether you are an Aspiring Leader or a C-Suite Executive, the PWH® Leadership Summit will cover a host of relevant topics to take your leadership skills to the next level.

June 5–7, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN

PWH ® LEADERSHIP SUMMIT KEYNOTES YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! David & Jonah Stillman

Cindy Kay Olson

For over 20 years, David has been researching, writing, consulting and primarily speaking about the generations for organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV. He has received rave reviews from world-renowned companies including Deloitte, Walt Disney, Pepsi, GE, Pfizer and Best Buy. David’s creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades and recognition, most recently named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal.

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TEAMING UP FOR GENDER EQUITY: Mike Kaufmann & Rayona Sharpnack Mike Kaufmann, Chief Executive

Rayona Sharpnack, Founder & CEO,

Officer, Cardinal Health Mike is a passionate

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productivity of our companies—and our world.

THIS YEAR’S SPEAKER LINE-UP INCLUDES: Dominick Gallo

Jan Lehman

Ellen Raynor

David Gillan

Bruce Mairose

Colleen Risk

Vice President, Process Improvement & Contract Operations, Henry Schein

President, CTC Productivity

Director, Talent Management, McKesson Medical-Surgical

Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operations, Vizient

Vice Chair, Supply Chain Category Management, Mayo Clinic

Dannellia G. Green, Ph.D

K.C. Meleski

Katie K. Snapp

Vice President, Sales, CME

Founder, Better-Leadership.com Consultant, Facilitator, Entrepreneur

Cindy Juhas

Maribess L. Miller, CPA

Allison Therwhanger

Director of Supplier Diversity, Owens & Minor

Chief Strategy Officer, CME

Director of Zix Corp, Triumph Bancorp and Midmark Corporation

Chief People Officer, Vizient

President, Shippert Medical Technologies

Sara Lebens

President Lebens Advisory Group

PWH® LEADERSHIP SUMMIT SPONSORS:

Full agenda and speaker announcements available at www.mypwh.org. Contact Michelle Rydberg (mrydberg@mypwh.org) for questions and available sponsorship opportunities.


BOARD MEMBER RECOGNITION JULEE JULEE PREFER PREFER

ODRA ANDERSON ANDERSON ODRA

Healthcare Healthcare Solutions Solutions Group Group President President

B. Braun Braun Medical, Medical, Inc. Inc. (Aesculap) (Aesculap) B. Product Manager Manager || Surgical Surgical Product Specialty Products Products Specialty

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RACHELLA HEATHER FERRARA LLORCA-KROPP HEATHER LLORCA-KROPP JULEE PREFER ® JULEE ® Past Chair PWH® PREFER Chair PWH ® PWH Past ChairChair PWH® Chair

DUKAL Brasseler Medical DUKAL Corporation Corporation Healthcare Solutions Group Vice President, Healthcare Solutions Group Vice President, Marketing Marketing President Senior Director, Marketing & Channel Management President & Channel Management and Enterprise Sales

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Brasseler Medical Brasseler Medical B. BraunCorporation Medical, Inc. (Aesculap) DUKAL Vice President, Marketing Healthcare Solutions Group Healthcare Solutions Group Senior Director, Marketing Senior Director, Marketing Product Manager | Surgical Vice President, Marketing & Channel Management President and Enterprise Sales and Enterprise Sales Specialty & President ChannelProducts Management

Owens & Minor Operating VP, Service Line Strategy Midmark Corporation Product Manager | Surgical Midmark Corporation Midmark Corporation Operating VP, Service Line Strategy Media and and Communications Manager Specialty Products Media Manager Media andCommunications Communications Manager

SUSAN KAISER HEATHER DAVIS HEATHER DAVIS VICKY LYLE DAVIS SUSAN KAISERHEATHER Professional Development

DUKAL Corporation Owens & Minor Brasseler Medical Shippert Medical Technologies Shippert Medical Technologies Senior Director, Marketing Vice President, Marketing Owens & Minor Operating VP, Service Line Strategy President Senior Director, Marketing President and Enterprise Sales & Channel Management Operating VP,Sales Service Line Strategy and Enterprise

Midmark Corporation HealthFirst Operating VP, Service HealthFirst Line Strategy Midmark Corporation HealthFirst Media and Communications National Account Manager Manager National Account Media and Communications NationalManager AccountManager Manager

PWH Chair ®Past Committee Mentoring Chair Treasurer PWH Treasurer PWH®Chair ChairElect Elect Brasseler Medical

Committee Committee Chair Chair

ELIZABETH DAY-CURI ELIZABETH DAY-CURI ELIZABETH DAY-CURI HEATHER DAVIS ALLISON THERWHANGER Corporate Partnership

Corporate Partnership Corporate Partnership Regional Connections Treasurer Committee Chair Committee Chair CommitteeChair Chair Committee

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RACHELLE FERRARA HEATHER LLORCA-KROPP VICKY LYLE RACHELLE FERRARA ALLISON THERWHANGER ® ALLISON THERWHANGER VICKY LYLE ® PWH Chair Elect

Treasurer Treasurer Brasseler Medical Committee Chair Shippert Medical Technologies Senior Director, Marketing Shippert Medical Technologies Shippert Medical Technologies President Midmark Corporation Director of of Sales, Sales, and Enterprise Sales Director President Media and Communications Manager President National National Distribution/Medical Distribution/Medical

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B.B.Braun Inc.Inc. (Aesculap) Braun Medical, (Aesculap) Owens & Medical, Minor Owens & Minor B. Braun Medical, Inc. (Aesculap) Product Manager | Surgical Operating VP, Service Line Strategy Product VP, Manager Operating Service| Surgical Line Strategy Product Manager | Surgical Specialty Products Specialty Products Specialty Products

SUSAN KAISER VICKY LYLE SUSAN KAISER SUSAN KAISER ODRA ANDERSON VICKY LYLE

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Regional Connections Regional Connections Mentoring Committee Chair Connections Regional Professional Development Committee Chair Chair Committee Chair Committee Owens & MinorChair Committee Chair Committee

HEATHER DAVIS SUSAN KAISER SUZANNE LORD HEATHER DAVIS SUE HULSMEYER Regional Connections

Professional Development Strategic Oversight Oversight Strategic Regional Connections Committee Chair Strategic Oversight Committee Chair Committee Chair Committee Chair Committee Chair HealthFirst Midmark CorporationCoalition Coalition for Independent Independent Care Care Midmark for HealthFirst National Account Manager Media and Communications Manager COO COO Senior Director, Human Resources National Account Manager

HEATHER DAVIS SUZANNE LORD SUZANNE LORD Regional Connections Strategic Oversight

NATALIE MARTIN

Strategic Chair Oversight Committee Committee Marketing Chair Committee Chair Committee Chair HealthFirst Coalition for Independent Care NDC, Inc. Coalition for Independent Care National Account Manager COO Director, Creative Services COO

SUZANNE LORD

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® Board Advisor PWH PWH Board Advisor PWH® Board Advisor Vizient Vizient Bovie Medical SeniorVice VicePresident, President, Senior Vice President of Sales SourcingOperations Operations Sourcing

ODRA ANDERSON

ELIASEK JOAN ELIASEK Membership Committee Chair JANIS DEZSO

PWH Board Advisor PWH Board Advisor B. Braun Medical, Inc. (Aesculap) PWH Board Advisor Product Manager | Surgical McKesson McKesson Bovie Medical Specialty Products President, President, Vice President of Sales ExtendedCare Care Sales Extended Sales ®® ®

PWH LEADERSHIP ROSTER, 2018 STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Suzanne Lord, Strategic Oversight Chair Sue Hulsmeyer, Vice Chair Organizational Leadership Development ® ®

PWH LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIPROSTER, ROSTER,2018 2019 Natalie Martin, Vice Chair Marketing Strategy & Brand Guidelines

STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE STRATEGIC OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Amy Swift, Vice Chair Committee Liaison SueSuzanne Hulsmeyer, Chair Lord, Strategic Oversight Chair Amy Swift, Vice Chair, Committee Liaison MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Sue Hulsmeyer, Vice Chair Organizational Leadership Development Odra Anderson, Membership Committee Chair MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Natalie Martin, Vice Chair Strategy Ashleigh McLaughlin, ViceMarketing Chair Member Engagement Ashleigh McLaughlin, Membership Committee Chair & Brand Guidelines Shannon Trahan, Vice Chair Market Intelligence

Open, Chair Member AmyVice Swift, Vice ChairEngagement Committee Liaison Eryn Marx, Vice Chair PR & Marketing Open, Vice Chair Market Intelligence

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEECOMMITTEE REGIONAL CONNECTIONS

Odra Anderson, Membership Committee Chair REGIONAL CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE Heather Davis, Regional Connections Committee Chair

SHARYL GARDNER GARDNER PWH®® Board Advisor

Heather Davis, Regional Connections Chair Ashleigh McLaughlin, Vice ChairCommittee Member Geri Lamano, Vice Chair Regional Events Engagement Geri Lamano,Trahan, Vice Chair Regional Market Events Intelligence Shannon OPEN, Vice Chair Vice PDC Chair Liason Open, Vice Chair Public Relations to Corporate Partners Eryn Marx, Vice Chair PR & Marketing Open, Vice Chair of Event Content

Operating VP, Service Line Strategy

CORPORATE COMMITTEE Heather Davis,PARTNERSHIP Regional Connections Committee Chair Jennifer Ramthun, Vice Chair Strategic Partners

JOAN ELIASEK

® Board VICKY LYLE PWH Advisor PWH Board Advisor McKesson Mentoring Committee MidmarkCorporation Corporation Chair Midmark President, Owens & Minor Chief Administrative Officer Extended Care Sales

SHARYL GARDNER JUHAS CINDY ® ® Board Advisor PWH PWH ® EXECUTIVE BOARD, 2018 PWH Board Advisor Midmark Corporation CME CME SUSAN KAISER Chief Strategy Officer Professional Development Committee Chair

JULEE PREFER

Midmark Corporation PWH® Chair CINDY JUHAS ANNE EITING KLAMAR Media and Communications Manager Healthcare Solutions Group ®® PWH Board Advisor PWH Board Advisor President

ANNE EITING KLAMAR CME Midmark MidmarkCorporation Corporation Chair, Directors Chair,Board Boardofof Directors

HEATHER DAVIS

Regional Connections HEATHER LLORCA-KROPP ANNE EITING KLAMAR Committee Chair ® HEATHER LLORCA-KROPP PWH Board Advisor ® PWH Board Advisor PAMELA WEDOW HealthFirst PWH®Corporation Past Chair DUKAL ® PWH Board Advisor National Account Manager Midmark Corporation DUKAL Corporation Vice President, Marketing Chair,President, Board of Directors Marketing &Vice Channel Management & Channel Management

SUZANNE LORD SUZANNE LORD

® PAMELA WEDOW PWH BoardOversight Advisor Strategic ® PWH Board Advisor Care Committee Chair Coalition for Independent RACHELLE FERRARA COO Coalition for Independent Care PWH® Chair Elect

COO Brasseler Medical Senior Director, Marketing and Enterprise Sales

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE REGIONAL CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE Elizabeth Day-Curi, Corporate Partners Committee Chair

Elizabeth Day-Curi, Corporate Partners Committee Chair Geri Lamano, Vice Chair Regional Events Jennifer O’Reilly, Vice Chair Sales Partners Distribution Jennifer Ramthun, Vice Chair Strategic OPEN, Vice Chair PDC Liason Laura O’Reilly, Reline, Vice ChairSales SalesDistribution Manufacturing Jennifer Vice Chair Carmel Veron, GPO Laura Reline, Vice Vice ChairChair Sales Sales Manufacturing CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE SuzyVeron, Carlino, Vice Chair PRGPO & Marketing Carmel Vice Chair Sales

Elizabeth Day-Curi, Corporate Partners Committee Chair Jennifer Ramthun, Vice Chair Strategic Partners

PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENTCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE PROFESSIONAL Jennifer O’Reilly, Vice Chair Sales Distribution

ODRA ANDERSON Susan Kaiser, Professional Development Committee Susan Kaiser, Professional Development Committee Chair Chair Membership Committee Chair Laura Reline, Vice Chair Sales Manufacturing Enid Oquendo, Summit Programming Enid Oquendo, ViceVice ChairChair Summit Programming B. Braun Medical, Inc. (Aesculap) Carmel Veron, Vice Chair Sales GPO Tania Steinbruegge, Vice Vice ChairChair Webinars Tania Steinbruegge, Webinars Product Manager | Surgical Suzy Carlino, ViceEducation Chair &&Marketing Open, Vice ChairChair Education & PR Innovation OPEN, Vice Innovation Specialty Products

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MENTORINGCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE MENTORING

Susan Kaiser, Professional Development Odra Anderson, Mentoring Committee Chair Vicky Lyle, Mentoring Committee Chair Committee Chair EnidVice Oquendo, Vice Chair Summit Programming Open, Chair Mentor Support Susan Hunter-Vinson, Vice Chair Individual Mentoring VICKY LYLE Tania Steinbruegge, Vice Chair Webinars Open, Vice Chair Mentee Support Jen Nicholson, Vice Chair Group Mentoring Mentoring Committee Chair OPEN, Chair Education Open, ViceVice Chair Technology Shelley Bache, Vice Chair PR&&Innovation Marketing Owens & Minor Operating VP, Service Line Strategy

MENTORING COMMITTEE MARKETING COMMITTEE

VickyMartin, Lyle, Mentoring CommitteeChair Chair Natalie Marketing Committee Eryn Marx,Hunter-Vinson, Vice Chair Summit Marketing Susan Vice Chair Individual Mentoring Open, Chair PWH Marketing JenVice Nicholson, Vice Chair Group Mentoring Open, Vice Chair Content Strategy Shelley Bache, Vice Chair PR & Marketing

SUSAN KAISER

Professional Development Committee Chair Midmark Corporation Media and Communications Manager

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Welcome New Members* Melody Blair HealthFirst

Dana Frank Concordance

Natima Jones Owens & Minor

Michelle Clouse Concordance

Jenny Graves Owens & Minor

Kristi Kuper Vizient

Francesca D’Annibale Aesculap Inc.

Kelseigh Groth CME

Maureen Nordike Air Methods

Carina Dolan Vizient

Sarah Herrmann Vizient

Mary Pellowski ErgoSpire LLC

Shelly Eddy Provista

Nikki Jensen VGM, Essentially Women

Jennifer Roman Amsino International

Nikki Sallustio RJ Schinner Elise Schwartz Direct Home Care Supply Sandi Ward Midmark Tiffany West Abbott Rapid Diagnostics Julie Wiemer Kimberly-Clark Corporation Alice Williams Vizient

*From November 1, 2018 through January 24, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 28, 2019 | 12:00-3:00 pm | Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL PWH® Networking Luncheon at HIDA Executive Conference PWH® will host its annual networking luncheon at the HIDA Executive Conference, open to all attendees of the conference. For more information and to register, please contact mrydberg@mypwh.org.

June 5-7, 2019 | Hyatt Regency | Minneapolis, MN PWH® Leadership Summit Registration is now open for the 2019 PWH Leadership Summit. PWH is hosting the industry’s premier leadership education & networking event. The 2019 PWH Leadership Summit line-up will include Leadership Insights to address the pressing issues in leadership today, motivational keynote speakers, and breakout sessions that will cover a host of relevant leadership topics. Whether you are an aspiring leader or a C-Suite executive, the summit will help take your leadership to the next level. A more detailed agenda is forthcoming. Register today to join women and men in the industry for two days of leadership, inspiration & innovation!

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

Get Involved There are many opportunities for you to get more involved in PWH® by serving on a committee. We currently have several openings on the PWH® leadership team. Below is a list of committees. • Corporate Partnership Committee • Programming Committee • Marketing Committee • Regional Connections Committee • Membership Committee • Strategic Oversight Committee • Mentoring Committee

We currently have several open positions on our leadership team. Below details two open positions on the Marketing Committee and one on the Professional Development Committee with the skill sets needed for each role. 1 - Vice Chair Content Strategy 2 - Vice Chair PWH® 3 - Vice Chair Education and Marketing – marketing – Corporate writing, PR Innovation – executive and graphic design skills writing and professional trainer, educator, coach communications skills

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PWH® REGIONAL EVENT: SOCAL REGION

Breaking the Ice with Chocolate and ‘The Amazon Effect’ By Sara Soriano, Buyer/Planner, B. Braun Medical Inc. PWH® SoCal hosted its first PWH® Regional Event on January 14th, 2019 at JT Schmid’s at The District in Tustin, CA. The planning started six months prior on a sunny day in Orange County with a great idea of getting together with other colleagues within our industry. We were hoping for a fun networking event including dinner, drinks, a speaker, raffle prizes, amongst other activities for eight to ten guests. Finally, the day came for our big event for the local group. The final registration list came, and we had 29 guests registered! What an unexpected outcome! As the night approached, our guests began to show, one by one, feeling the excitement for the event. With each and every guest registering, a chocolate was handed to them with a warning to not eat the tasty delight and save it for our networking game. Name tags were handed out, and guests were given a PWH® pen. Networking began shortly after with the aim to get everyone to break outside of their comfort zones. An announcement was made: “Go network with the people that have same chocolate as you.” Immediately people joined their fellow chocolate pals. A lot of stories and laughter were shared, and we could feel the atmosphere develop into a great experience. After the chocolate networking, the guests were instructed to find a seat at the tables. There, they were greeted with witty questions to encourage

some ice breaking. For example: “If you were a city, what city would you be and why?” You could hear the mood lighten up, as laughter resonated around the room and people continued to share their interesting responses. An exquisite dinner followed and our guest speaker, Lisa Anderson, gave an impactful presentation on how companies can achieve “The Amazon Effect.” She explained how Amazon has achieved exceptional service, rapid delivery and the latest technological advancements (drones). Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in operational strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation. Lisa has been named one of the Top 46 most influential in Supply Chain by SAP, a Top 40 B2B Tech Influencer by Arketi Group and a Top 50 ERP Influencer by Washington-Frank. Lisa is regularly interviewed and quoted by publications such as Industry Week, TED magazine and the Wall Street Journal. After Lisa’s presentation, we had some raffle prizes for the audience including three copies of the book I’ve Been Thinking by Lisa Anderson, a Starbucks card and an Amazon Card. The event was fun and a great experience!

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