Kathleen Horner, Horner Strategic Marketing and Planning, is a consultant to Seattle-area business clients. A 25-year veteran of the US foodservice and consumer packaged goods industry, she is the former President, StockPot Inc., a Campbell Soup Company subsidiary. Under her eight-year leadership, she transitioned the company from its private, entrepreneurial origins to become the US market share leader of fresh, refrigerated soups, more than quadrupling sales.
Prior to her work at Campbell's, Ms. Horner was a Vice President of Retail Marketing for Sara Lee Corporation, where she guided the expansion of the Hillshire Farm and Deli-Select brands during her 10-year career with the organization. She also worked in the ice cream industry, as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for privately-owned United Dairy Farmers, a regional brand. Ms. Horner's career began with a focus in health care public relations. She received her BA with honors from Alfred University, NY. She is the past president of the Board of Directors of Housing Hope, an organization that provides housing and childcare solutions for homeless families in Snohomish County.
Terri Wallin is the owner of Wallin Enterprises, a business she started because of her drive to help organizations succeed with people, culture and system transformation. With extensive experience in clinical, administrative and executive operations, Terri is highly skilled in leading system design. Terri's experience includes leadership in healthcare insurance companies, hospitals, physician specialty practices and post-acute services, home health and hospice. She has nine years where she led integrations following mergers and acquisition. In addition to her work with Restorix Foundation, Terri also serves on the Homecare Association of Washington's board and is president elect. Terri is a member of Homecare Association of Washington, Visiting Nurse Association of America, Puget Sound Health Alliance, NWONE and AONE. She is a published author and speaker on topics related to leadership and transformational change. Terri received a B.S. in Nursing at Montana State University and a Master's degree in Health Administration from the University of Washington. .
Carol Stefan-Stern is an Independent Consultant in the Professional Technical Writing field. She has worked as a technical writer/business analyst for several corporations including Unilever/HP, Avon, UBS Investment Bank, NEC, JP Morgan Chase Investment Bank and Health Markets. Prior to her work in technical writing, she was a Regional Manager of Education Services for Sybase. Carol has served as a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association including work as a Walk-a-thon organizer and with other non-profit organizations. Carol is a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo where she has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and has also pursued graduate studies at Temple University and University of Pennsylvania.
Erin Condit has more than 20 years of bilingual print and broadcast marketing, editorial and Fortune 100 executive management experience at the local, state, national and international level. A former foreign correspondent, editor, anchor and network affiliate news director, Condit covered Central and Eastern Europe from 1989-1996 before becoming a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co. on Wall Street and in Tokyo, where she was part of the team that built Merrill Lynch L Japan Securities and 33 branch offices.
Ms. Condit is a winner of the prestigious John J. McCloy and Robert Bosch Foundation fellowships in journalism, the author of a biography on Haitian presidents Jean Claude and Francois Duvalier [Chelsea House, 1989], the winner of a silver medal at the 1992 New York International Film & Television Festivals for her documentary "Ireland at the Crossroads," an editor of "Born to Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street [Warner Books 2004] and other books. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she serves as an admissions proctor, a fundraiser for journalism scholarships and a planning group member for the 2012 Alumni Gathering in New York City.
Serving as the chief business office, Laurie Heilman possesses extensive experience in consistently increasing sales results, profits, market share and new market development with a focus on products and services applicable to the CRO and medical device industry. Her responsibilities span strategic business planning, contract management and tactical execution of strategies in leading the business development team.
Prior to joining ACR Image Metrix, Heilmann held the position of Senior Vice President of Ockham Development Group, where she created a strong presence by branding and landing contracts in key medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical companies. While serving as Director of Business Development at Spacelabs Medical, Inc., she restarted the sales effort and increased teh companies revenue 100% in the first year and 30% each year therafter. Heilman has also led teams to meet FDA and sponsor requirements and negotiated alliance partner agreements within the US as well as India and Asia.
A business administration graduate of Kennedy Western University, Heilmann has been honored multiple times as part of the President's Club and the National Account Manager of the year for Spacelabs Medical. She is an active member of DIA as well as numerous biotechnology societies, including Washington Biotechnology and Biomedial Association (WBBA), Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Bay Bio, Beach Bio and Mid-Atlantic Bio .
Marcel Loh has over 30 years of healthcare management experience and currently serves as Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer for Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill Campus in Seattle, WA. Prior positions include President and CEO of Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington; President and CEO of North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Montana and VP of Operations of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. He holds a Master's degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.
In addition to being the Past Chair of the Washington State Hospital Association, Loh has served on numerous boards including the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, the American Heart Association, United Way, March of Dimes, Rotary, and the Association of Washington Business. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the past ACHE Regent for the state of Washington. He currently serves on the nominating committee of the ACHE, is an alternate delegate for the Region 9 AHA policy board, and is a student mentor for the University of Washingon Graduate Program in Healthcare Management.
He is also a retired Army Medical Service Corp Officer serving both on Active Duty and the Reserve.
John Fallou is the CEO of Innovative Healthcare Inc and President of Restorix Health. Mr. Fallou, a seasoned executive, was most recently the Founder and CEO of Resolute Solutions Corporation from May 2003 to June 2008. Resolute provided business and technology consulting and developed applications, integration, collaboration, and business performance solutions. In 2007, Resolute landed as #130 on the Inc. Magazine list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and was also recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top private 25 businesses and one of the fastest growing 100 companies in Washington State. Prior to Resolute, Mr. Fallou was Vice President of the Employee Readiness Group at Avanade Inc. (a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture), responsible for incorporating the human resources, recruiting, training, and knowledge management divisions of Avanade.
Prior to Avanade, Mr. Fallou was the Enterprise Services Director at Microsoft Corporation for the Western/South Pacific Regions and responsible for the development and coordination of regional services, supporting overall business objectives in the Microsoft Enterprise space. Mr. Fallou has a BA in business management and an honorable discharge from the US Army.
Robert Lee is a seasoned career entrepreneur who has worked in multiple business segments. Currently he is the CEO/President & Founder of TVDeeBee, Inc. developing an online database of television photos and data. In addition, he is Founder/CEO of ACME Payment Systems Corp., which develops micropayment solutions for Internet-based microcontent payments. His business experience has involved founding and leading a number of innovative companies including SpectraFAX Corp., Florida Technologies Group and UTM Systems Corp. He also has been instrumental in negotiating and closing large contracts for Finance, Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Graphic Design and Fundraising in general. His product development experience has resulted in over a dozen patents or patents pending.
Dr. Figueroa began his scientific career at the University of California, San Francisco in the Fresno extension, working in the field of Alzheimer’s disease pathology in 1995. Dr. Figueroa is a 2003 graduate from the program in Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Figueroa’s work has looked at the basic mechanisms that regulate cell and neuron survival and death in neurodegenerative diseases and in cancer treatment. He completed two fellowships in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in 2010. His first fellowship work centered on microfluidic based assay development for basic neuron research. His second fellowship focused on the role of water in material science and biological mechanisms. Dr. Figueroa is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Society of Toxicology.
Dr. Figueroa has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in biological, medical and engineering journals and presented at scientific international conferences. His interests center on the development of science policy that maximizes the discovery of novel and transformative ideas and technologies.