Watch the Summit
Setting the Stage - GIK Industry Scan - 1 hour
Accelerating Quality - 20 minutes
Increasing Quantity - 20 minutes
Building Capacity - 20 minutes
2022 MedSurplus Alliance Summit
Meet The Speakers
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH
President & Chief Executive Officer, Task Force for Global Health
Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, is the President and CEO of The Task Force for Global Health and former Head of the Task Force’s Health Systems Strengthening sector. In this role, Dr. O’Carroll provided overall strategic and operational direction to the sector that currently consists of the Public Health Informatics Institute, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network, MedSurplus Alliance and Health Campaign Effectiveness programs.
Prior to joining The Task Force, Dr. O’Carroll served as the Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region X serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He was also HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health. In this role, Dr. O’Carroll helped conceptualize and develop “Public Health 3.0,” an effort to systematize an enhanced level of public health practice currently being pioneered in several communities across the United States.
Dr. O’Carroll joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1985 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, and spent 18 years with CDC as an epidemiologist, informatician, and program director. A fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, Dr. O’Carroll developed the nation’s first training course and textbook on the discipline of public health informatics. He has extensive experience working across most every public health domain including public health systems development, global health and disease surveillance, immunization, bioterrorism, and infectious disease epidemic control.
Dr. O’Carroll holds a medical degree and a Master’s in public health from The Johns Hopkins University.
Lindsey B. Barnett, MA
Program & Partnership Development Consultant, MSA; Executive Director & Co-Founder, Extra Good
Lindsey is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Extra Good, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in program design, measurement & evaluation, and partnership development, along with a variety of other services. The organizations she supports are working in global health, education, sustainability initiatives, and fighting child trafficking.
Lindsey received her Master’s in International Relations from New York University, and her research on the humanitarian crisis in Northern Uganda was published in the Journal of Political Inquiry. She was selected as an ECOSOC ATHGO Architect of the Future and co-drafted and fostered support for United Nations resolutions addressing universal education and access to medication for those living with HIV/AIDS that were adopted by the UN General Assembly. She was also selected as a Professional Fellow with the United Nations University, working to improve collaboration and transparency between governments, NGOs, and the academic community.
Lindsey has worked for organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, NYU, and MedShare, among others. She has lived in Uganda and Japan, and has spent time working or volunteering in 16 countries across six continents. As the former Director of Programs & Partnerships at MedShare, she led the Shipments, MedTeam, and Volunteer Program and designed and launched the pilot Child & Maternal Health Program in Latin America. She has visited over 20 MSRO recipient hospitals and communities to forge new partnerships, assess the impact of GIK donations, and evaluate more effective paths forward.
Lon Berkeley, BA, MS
Project Director, Joint Commission for Health
Lon served as Project Director for The Joint Commission’s contract with the Bureau of Primary Health Care to conduct unified surveys/reviews for 300 non-profit and public community primary health care centers throughout the country. This included overseeing development and refinement of the unified survey/review process combining Joint Commission accreditation survey tools with BPHC/HRSA requirements; developing and implementing surveyor training; providing education and consultation to BPHC-supported programs; and participating in related Joint Commission survey process and standards development improvement initiatives.
Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Mr. Berkeley was Executive Director of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association which represents and provides assistance to over 50 health centers throughout Illinois. He has worked in public health policy, health planning, and as a community health educator. Mr. Berkeley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Yale University, and his Masters of Science in Health Policy & Management from Harvard University School of Public Health.
Non-Profit Organization Consultant, Vice President, Membership and Standards, Interaction (Retired)
Barbara Wallace is a nonprofit consultant. She is the former Vice President for Membership at InterAction. In this capacity, she promoted InterAction’s strategic engagement with the leadership of member organizations, explored ways to leverage members that advance InterAction’s goals and sector-wide interests, and was responsible for InterAction Standards and member compliance. She also participated in the Global Standards Project with eight other country representatives to create common non-profit standards across multiple countries.
Prior to her work at InterAction, she served as Executive Director for Results and Results Educational Fund.
Greg Folz, CCRP
Co-Founder Cardiovascular Research Consortium, LLC; Chair & Founder, Kits4Life Advisory Council
Folz is a 20+ year veteran of the life sciences industry where he has overseen the conduct of more than 800 clinical trials. Recognized as one of the Top 20 Innovators in the research industry in 2018, Folz is also a recipient of the Innovation Award for the Society for Clinical Research Sites for his creation of an international nonprofit program to enable the life sciences industry to repurpose surplus clinical trials supplies for humanitarian aid (www.kits4life.com). Folz serves as a national consultant and speaker on the development of clinical research operations and business structures, and has assisted more than a dozen US hospital systems, networks, and physician groups on the strategic growth of their clinical research operations.
Folz is also the co-founder of the Cardiovascular Research Consortium, a nationwide network of community-based cardiology practices, where he is overseeing the creation of one of the nation's largest platforms of real world data for academic research. Folz has been featured in US News & World Report, Fortune, Advertising Age, Hospital Magazine, Modern Healthcare, and numerous other trade journals.
He has earned a designation of Certified Clinical Research Professional and is active in several industry organizations. Folz and his wife Ann live in Warrick County and enjoy spending time with their four children and 11 grandchildren
Josh Kravitz, MA
Program Design Consultant and Kits4Life Coordinator; President & Co-Founder, Extra Good
Josh Kravitz supports nonprofit organizations with program evaluations and design. He began his professional journey as a site manager at Arizona State University's service learning program in 2000 and currently runs Extra Good, a consulting firm he co-founded in 2020. He was also the first COO of MedShare International, where he initiated a site visit program to international aid partners and redesigned the medical aid team store into a financially sustainable social enterprise. Later as the COO of Dispensary of Hope, Josh developed an operating platform to grow the organization from a regional effort into a fully accredited national charitable pharmaceutical distributor.
Josh was born in New York and raised in New Jersey. Today, he and his partner, Jason Kersey, an in-town Atlanta realtor, call the Pine Hills Neighborhood of Atlanta home. They are avid travelers who collect art from local collaboratives worldwide and are live theater fans. Josh earned degrees at American University and Arizona State University and studied abroad in London and Havana.
Donna Libretti Cooke, JD
Director, Contracting & Budgeting, Bayer; Project Lead, Kits4Life and Sustainability Champion
Donna Libretti Cooke’s career over the past two decades has spanned the pharmaceutical industry, professional conference development and the legal field as a former practicing attorney. These combined experiences pivoted Donna into a more developed role in clinical operations. She is passionate about enabling streamlined processes to ensure faster study start up times.
As a former Associate Director for PRA Health Sciences, Donna grew and managed a team of over 20 clinical contract specialists at Bayer. This was part of an embedded program at Bayer in Whippany, NJ. For three years, Donna worked very successfully and collaboratively with the Bayer Contracts Manager. She pro-actively managed the clinical operations of this contracts team, from clinical contracts, budget negotiations, to those thorny site payment issues.
Donna’s contributions helped garner her next career step into her current global role as a permanent employee with Bayer, now acting as the centralized Head of Contract and Budgets for Phase II – III clinical trials and Phase I oncology studies. This role is part of a new global organization within Bayer, bringing exciting new challenges, opportunities and increasing levels of responsibility. She’s developing new processes related to global site budgets, a more formal FMV policy and process, as well as sharing best practices with Bayer affiliates related to contracts and budget matters. Additionally, Donna is overseeing a major new initiative for an automated site payment solution at Bayer, with the intention of expanding it globally.
Donna’s former diplomatic experience overseas at the Embassy in Rome, Italy, has additionally helped prepare her for this global role.
Donna’s true passion remains with advocating for patients. While she can do her part in supporting clinical trials, Donna also volunteers as a Patient Educator with the Women’s Cancer Teaching Project (The Connection, Summit, NJ). Donna speaks to medical students and residents about her experience as a triple-negative breast cancer survivor.
Donna’s five-year residency in Rome, Italy spurred her love for travel and historical adventures. She is married with two daughters, residing in New Jersey. But her heart remains in bella Roma!
Program Director, MedSurplus Alliance
As the Director of The Task Force’s MedSurplus Alliance program, Ms. Warrens leads a cross-sector alliance of medical surplus donors, medical surplus recovery organizations, and product recipients. This alliance works collaboratively to improve access to quality donated medical products, through accreditation, capacity-building, management and technology solutions, and leadership. Her career has been dedicated to helping people find the resources they need to thrive. Her work spans global health, disaster response, community help lines, community development and credit union programs.
Prior to joining the MedSurplus Alliance, Ms. Warrens served as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and as Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Recognition of her work includes Atlanta Magazine’s “Woman Making a Mark on Atlanta” award and a John F. Kennedy School of Government, United Way of America/Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellowship.
Lois Ann Porter
MSA Business Model Transformation Consultant; Strategic Advantage Consultant
Lois Ann has been helping mission-driven organizations transform successful pilot programs into high impact initiatives for almost three decades. When people with common purpose connect, magic happens--and Lois Ann engineers the conditions for that connection.
Some of this country's most impactful organizations have turned to Lois Ann to harness the power of collective action to achieve their strategic goals. Her clients include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Complete College America, the National Academy Foundation, MedSurplus Alliance, United Way Worldwide, American Red Cross, and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
Lois Ann began her career in the public sector as a special education teacher in Alabama working with and on behalf of children with behavioral disorders. She produced an award-winning documentary, directed fundraising and outreach for an international non-profit organization, worked as deputy director of the Southern Region for a Presidential campaign, and in 2013, served as one of three handlers for Diana Nyad's successful open water swim from Cuba to Key West.
Chair, MedSurplus Alliance Leadership Council; Chief Executive Officer, Dispensary of Hope
Chris serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Dispensary of Hope. Working tirelessly toward the transformation of the US medication access system serving the uninsured AND with the belief that healthcare is a basic human right, his calling is to accelerate the national medication access community. That vision includes: the growth of Dispensary of Hope as the nation’s largest and most effective charitable medication distributor, the replication of the charity pharmacy model to 1,000 US locations, collaboration with and support of the national community of charitable medication distributors, applause of and partnership with generic and branded drug manufacturers, and the widening of hospital and hospital system community health impacts to solve gaps in medication access for poor.
Informed healthcare administrators agree that healthcare in the United States is unsustainably expensive and results in inadequately poor health outcomes. This financial reality leaves millions without access to the services that sustain health. Chris' career has been invested into social innovation - integrating safety net healthcare resources for low-income uninsured Americans by seeking to reduce costs, expand access, and improve quality outcome measures.
The Dispensary of Hope is a Nashville-based not-for-profit social venture that transforms the medication supply chain by working collaboratively with drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefits managers, insurance, health systems, and safety net entities to coordinate donated prescription and OTC medication. We work until every uninsured, low-income person has access to every medication that they need to be healthy. Before serving at the Dispensary of Hope, Chris served safety providers and hospital systems as an internal program development consultant with the nation’s largest non-profit health system, as well as led the Medical Care Access Coalition, a regional healthcare social enterprise featured by the Bureau of Primary Health Care as a replicable example of large scale rural healthcare transformation.