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Governance

At the helm of MSA, are committed and active stakeholders who create and manage our programs. 

 

Their leadership drives innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in medical surplus management.

Program Leadership

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Christopher Palombo
Leadership Council Chair

Dispensary of Hope, 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, I 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.

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Greg Folz
Kits4Life Advisory Council Chair

Folz is a 30-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 in underserved regions (www.kits4life.com). In collaboration with the top pharmaceutical companies in the world and the Task Force for Global Health, the organization has now supplied much needed medical supplies and equipment to humanitarian aid organizations in 15 countries. 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 [www.cardiorc.com], 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. Prior to his career in the life sciences industry, Folz excelled in healthcare administration, where his strategic marketing efforts were featured in US News & World Report, Fortune, Advertising Age, Hospital Magazine, Modern Healthcare, numerous other trade journals, and in four college textbooks.

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Lorie Burnett
Standards and Accrediation Chair

Ms. Burnett leads TEPHINET's Accreditation and Quality Improvement team. She enjoys working closely with the Accreditation Working Group and educating program directors about accreditation in creative and interactive ways. She joined TEPHINET from the CDC Foundation, where she was a Senior Program Officer specializing in PEPFAR, among a larger portfolio of public health projects. She previously worked for DeKalb County, Georgia, where she managed federal programs supporting social services and affordable housing development, as well as the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the New York City Department of Homeless Services. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korogwe, Tanzania with a focus on community development and girls’ health education. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, she was a high school teacher for five years. She holds a bachelor of arts (BA) degree from Wake Forest University, a master of education (MEd) degree from the University of Georgia, a master of public administration (MPA) degree from New York University, and earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate in 2019.

MSA Leadership Council

Leading our program is a diverse Leadership Council that includes leaders from medical surplus recovery organizations and stakeholders from the healthcare, private, public, manufacturing, and academic sectors. This council brings together a wide range of expertise and perspectives to effectively guide our initiatives.

Chris Palombo

MSA Leadership Council Chair

Chief Executive Officer Dispensary of Hope

 

Greg Folz, CCRP

Kits4Life Advisory Council Chair

Co-Founder, Cardiovascular Research Consortium, LLC

Susan Huber

President

Ascension Global Mission

 

Britta Latz

Executive Director

MedWish International

 

Dr. Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI

President Chief Executive Officer

Task Force for Global Health

Ozzy Samad

President

Brother's Brother Foundation

Denise Sears, MHA

President & CEO

SOS International

Walter Ulrich

President & CEO

Medical Bridges, Inc.

Dr. John H. Vande Vate, Phd

Operations Research

Executive Director of EMIL-SCS

GeorgiaTech College of Engineering

Lori Warrens

Director, MedSurplus Alliance

MedSurplus Alliance Program 

Kits4Life Advisory Council

The Kits4Life Advisory Council offers guidance, assistance, and advocacy to enhance access to and repurposing of surplus medical supplies for humanitarian aid through the Kits4Life program. Comprised of dedicated volunteers, our council brings expertise from the life science industry and insights into the availability of surplus medical supplies, supporting the mission of MedSurplus Alliance and its affiliated organizations.

Jean-Marc Yellier MSc, MBA

Clinical Research- Global Innovation Lead Sanofi 

Jessica Shepherd, MBA

Senior Director, Solution Consulting Parexel

Julie Diaz

Learning & Development Project Manager 

Sanofi

Kim Ray

Independent Consultant 

Marcel Hollenstein

Senior Clinical Operations Leader PDG

Roche 

Susan Pritch

Country Lead Monitor

On STA with Global Contracts & Budgets

Bayer 

Randlett Gretchen

Executive Director, Expanded & Continued Access

Lilly

Thomas Rooney

Global Project Leader

R&D Corporate Social Responsibility

Sanofi

Allen Lukeus 

Senior Process Excellence and EPMO

Labcorp Drug Development

Standards and Accreditation Committee

The MedSurplus Alliance Standards & Accreditation Committee provides volunteer oversight to develop and manage MedSurplus Alliance Standards and Accreditation programs, materials, and activities.  The committee's primary role is to ensure responsible, transparent, and fair due process in committee proceedings and accreditation program management.

Lori Burnett,  MPA, MEd, PMP

Accreditation and Quality Improvement Team Lead TEPHINET's Accreditation and Quality Improvement team.

 

Dr. ​Brenda A. Leath, DPS, MHSA, PMP 

Biomedical Ethicist & Health Policy StrategistPresident & CEO, Leath & Associates

 

Justin Holder 

Compliance Manager

Dispensary of Hope

Program Staff

Strategic-minded executive with a respected career inspiring non-profit leaders, partners, and workforces to translate vision into groundbreaking programs. Developed the nation’s first 2-1-1 center and led the international movement to expand 2-1-1 across North America. Currently serves as the Director of the MedSurplus Alliance, a Task Force for Global Health program based in Decatur, GA.

President & Co-Founder of Extra Good, LLC. I turn ideas into action that create better aid for a better world. By applying a lens of social justice to develop, scale, and refine programs with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, I am a catalyst for quality and forward momentum.

Life Sciences professional and attorney who is a proven driver for impactful solutions related to ClinOps, Contracts & Budgets, Sustainability in Clinical Research & Patient Engagement to enhance diversity in clinical trials. A 'mover and a shaker' with developing strategy and cultivating successful partnerships. I am a subject matter expert in operationalizing participant support programs, reimbursement vendors, and Kits4Life - a sustainability in clinical research platform for donating unused clinical trial supplies for humanitarian aid.

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