Special Events

PWH Luncheon & Leadership Workshop | Independent Distributors Summit

Join members of Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) for a luncheon and an insightful discussion on leadership.

12:00 – 1:30pm CT
(Member Only*)

*If you are not a member, you can join PWH at myPWH.org.

To register, click below. Registration is separate from the main Streamlining event registration.

Register For Lunch

1:30 – 3:00pm CT
PWH Leadership Workshop: Leadership Empowered Through Technology
(Open To All)

Over the past decade we have watched technology in the workplace rapidly evolve. Mobile devices, remote teams, social media, video conferencing, and now artificial intelligence are all examples of advancements transforming the way we connect with our teams, suppliers, and customers. Industry executives will lead us through an interactive discussion on how technology has transformed their leadership journeys. Panelists will share their personal experiences of leveraging technology to excel as leaders and the tools they find most beneficial. They will also address emerging challenges resulting from these advancements and how those challenges will define the future of leadership.


Allie Blanford
Lite Source Inc.

Hugo Jeffrey
Surgo Surgical Supply

Gina Marchese
Sales & Marketing Executive
Profit Optics

Colton Mason
Senior Vice President
Supreme Medical Fulfillment Systems, Inc.

Ashleigh McLaughlin

Cara Skowronski

Public and private sector partnerships have been touted as the answer for supply chain resilience and pandemic preparedness. Join us for the 2023 Independent Distributor Summit, where we explore how independent distributors can best partner with state and local governments for future public health responses. Discover how your business can benefit from collaboration with government partners and gain valuable insights through a networking breakfast, panel discussion, and open dialogue.

The Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange is the must-attend event for independent distributors who want to strengthen their manufacturer connections and make new ones. Register today.

Independent Distributors Summit Speakers

Jeannie K. Byrne

Medical Countermeasure Coordinator

Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services
Bureau of Emergency Preparedness, EMS & Systems of Care
Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response

Cory Portner

Director, Office of Emergency Medical Logistics

Executive Office of Resiliency & Health Security
Washington State Dept. of Health

Christopher Shields

Assistant Commissioner

Bureau of Health Protection
Chicago Dept. of Public Health

Check out more of Streamlining’s networking events here, or view the full agenda.

Questions? Contact HIDA:

Julie Berry
Senior Director, Conferences and Sponsorships, HIDA