Expert No. 3591Diabetes Educator & Consultant
Medical Device Training, Disease Management Strategies, Outreach & Advocacy
Extensive experience planning, developing, and presenting medical training curricula and programs, collaborating to define and target the needs of specialized audiences. Adept at identifying and leveraging best practice training techniques, programs, and methodologies to achieve objectives. Keen ability to clearly and concisely express key concepts in a widely accessible manner; success conceptualizing, presenting, and developing content for a broad array of delivery media. Prominent reputation for high-caliber consulting and service as nationwide opinion leader.Core Competencies include:
Patients, Children, Families, Medical Professionals, Public Officials, Corporate Leaders
Communications & PR
Motivational Speaking, Publication, Televised Program Moderation, Panel Participation, Media Spokesperson, Press Relations, Presentation, Fundraising, Volunteer & Community Service, Congressional Lobbying
Medical Affairs, Clinical Consulting, Board Membership, Business Consulting, Business Development, Sales & MarketingEducation & Credentials
B.S. in Pharmacy
Massachusetts College of PharmacyCertification & Licensure
Certified Diabetes Educator
Registered Pharmacist in the State of New York
Certified Pump Trainer, Disetronic Medical Systems & DeltecBoard Memberships
American Diabetes Association (ADA), Syracuse Chapter - 1995 to 2004
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - 2003 to 2006Professional Associations
American Diabetes Association (ADA) | American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) | Panel Member, DlifeProfessional Experience
A Company, Los Angeles, California - 2009 to Present
Instructor, Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Create and present diabetes-focused Webinar training for nursing and pharmacy healthcare professionals, providing bimonthly online training course facilitation.
A Diagnostics Company, Chicago, Illinois - 2003 to Present
Trainer, Insulin Pump
Design, develop, and present medical device training for patients beginning use of insulin pump, coordinating an average of 5 trainings per month throughout the New York region.
Logimedix, Fayetteville, New York - 2001 to 2003
Territory Sales Manager
Built an impressive record of diabetic product sales across upstate New York territory; organized and delivered medical device orientation and training for insulin pumps.
-Achieved the highest rate of insulin pump sales; increased gross sales by over 500%.
Lifescan & Eli Lilly, Carlsbad, California & Indianapolis, Indiana - 1997 to 2001
Instructor, Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Facilitated CME programs for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses in diabetes, becoming on the program’s most requested speakers.
-Garnered top reviews and satisfaction ratings from program participants.
Clinical Consultation / Writer, Various Companies
Maintain continuous awareness of development in the diabetes-focused medical arena, providing corporate consultation and interpretation of key developments. Perform press and media relations. Selected Projects:
-Origin Biomed 2007-2009: Maintain continuous awareness of development in the diabetes-focused medical arena, providing corporate consultation and interpretation of key developments. Perform press and media relations.
-Global Advisors 2008-Present: Serve within international network of specialized consultants supporting senior decision-makers in the corporate arena with individualized education and advising.
-Diabetica Research Solutions, Inc. (DSRI) 2005-2007: Provide public face to provider of the first diabetic-specific energy drink, Restore! Energy, liaising with and fielding inquiries from press and broadcast media outlets; collaborated with marketing to develop strategic communication and messaging.
-Diabetic Magazine / Health Magazine 2004-Present: Conceptualize, develop, and author feature articles targeting current issues in living with and managing diabetes, creating highly compelling story angles to ensure readership.
-Newchannels Cable TV 1999-2001: Served as Program Moderator addressing issues concerning prescription and over- the-counter drugs.
Innovex 2004-2008, Parsippany, New Jersey
Conducted targeted education for patients and healthcare professionals to promote product sales, providing training on the use of the Lantus Insulin Pen. Trained up to 50 patients weekly and grew physician referrals.
-Grew sales by more than 200% through consultative presentation techniques.
A Pharmacy 1998-PRESENT, Manlius, New York
Supervising Pharmacist / Pharmacist/Per-Diem
Managed retail pharmacy operations, overseeing inventory, systems, dispensing activities, and personnel. Performed full range of pharmacist duties including patient history assessment, prescription evaluation, treatment option consideration, and outcome consultation. Directed customer service, over-the-counter medication consulting, medication device demonstration and education, lifestyle change support, and emergency care / physician referral. Recruited, staffed, trained, and supervised pharmacy personnel.
-Contributed to pharmacy achievement of market dominance throughout the region.
-Pioneered a Diabetes Program in collaboration with the local ADA, offering free classes on diabetes self management to participants.
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