Leadership Development Group

The HIDA Leadership Development Group (LDG) is comprised of individuals hand-selected by their companies as potential industry leaders. Nominations are made by HIDA distributor companies and HIDA Educational Foundation (HEF) manufacturer companies.

Our mission: To develop future healthcare industry leaders and to strengthen HIDA and their respective organizations.

Benefits of LDG Membership

Members focus on management, personal mission statements, and identifying and overcoming challenges – both industry and professional.

Strengthening leadership skills to make an impact on the future of the healthcare industry is the ultimate goal of the LDG. Group size is limited (25-30 members) to allow exchange of ideas, networking with peers, and involvement in key initiatives identified by the HIDA Board of Directors.

Annual Meetings

The LDG group holds meetings at three different events throughout the year in addition to scheduled conference calls. There are opportunities for live meetings at the HIDA Executive Conference in March, the summer LDG meeting at HIDA headquarters, and the HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Conference in the fall. |  Upcoming event dates 

LDG Members


Mark Beran, TIDI Products, LLC


Sonja Fabry, Midland Medical Supply Company

Jeff Klingler, Henry Schein, Inc.

Matt Allen

Billy Almon, Jr.
Claflin Company

Louis Andreozzi
Claflin Company

Amy Annis
Hospital Associates

Len Bridgeman
B. Braun Medical

Kim Cassady
All Med Medical Supply LLC

Mike Castleman
Cardiac Science

David Clarke
MMS, A Medical Supply Company

Elizabeth Day-Curi
Georgia-Pacific Professional

Rachelle Ferrigno
Henry Schein, Inc.

Kurt Forsthoefel
Midmark Corporation

Michael Genovese
Terumo Medical Corporation

Erik Graaf
B. Braun Medical

Susan Hunter-Vinson
Georgia-Pacific Professional

Joel Kolner
Medline Industries, Inc.

Brandy Martin

Joe McClung
DJO, Inc

Bill McLaughlin, Jr.
Independent Medical Co-op, Inc.

Theron Neese
Cardinal Health

Kent Olsen
McKesson Medical-Surgical

Cathy Schuch
Graham Distributed Products

Brian Vierra
Midmark Corporation

Darrin Werner
MMS, A Medical Supply Company

HIDA contact: Kelley Taft |  LDG group (by invite)


How to Join:

Applicants are nominated by a current LDG member, a HIDA board member or a HIDA Educational Foundation board member.

 Nominator sends a brief summary about the individual to Kelley Taft.

 Applicant must be able to attend at least one LDG meeting in person and two conference calls annually.

 Dues are paid annually.

Questions? Please direct inquires regarding meetings, annual dues or membership to Kelley Taft, 703-838-6127.

LDG provides relationship opportunities in the healthcare distribution industry &ndash fins out more and join!

Health Industry Distributors Association
310 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1516, Phone: (703) 549-4432, Fax: (703) 549-6495