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Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council

Healthcare Manufacturers Management Council

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Erik Graaf

Erik Graaf, President
Vice President, OPM Field Sales
B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Kurt Forsthoefel

Kurt Forsthoefel, Past President
Marketing Director
Midmark Corporation

Market Advisory Councils

Acute Advisory Council
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Paul Farnin

Paul Farnin, Chair
Director of Supply Chain Solutions
Cardinal Health

Karen Longo

Karen Longo, Vice Chair
Channel Management VP, Acute

Home Care Advisory Council
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Matt Boarman

Matt Boarman, Co-Chair
Homecare & Managed Care, Team Leader
First Quality Products

Brent Poythress

Brent Poythress, Co-Chair
Vice President, HME Corporate Accounts
McKesson Medical-Surgical

Lab Advisory Council
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Luke Christensen

Luke Christensen, Chair
Global Vice President, Sales
Sekisui Diagnostics

Emily Berlin

Emily Berlin, Vice Chair
Vice President, Marketing & Product Management
Cardinal Health

Outpatient Procedures Council
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Mary Jo Griffin

Mary Jo Griffin, Co-Chair
Director of Marketing, Patient Care & Safety
Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson, Co-Chair
Vice President of Surgical Solutions
Henry Schein, Inc.

Physician Advisory Council
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Richard Bigham

Richard Bigham, Chair
Director of Sales
Atlantic Medical Solutions, Inc.

John Cook

John Cook, Co-Chair
Vice President of Sales
NDC, Inc.

Post-Acute Advisory Council
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Bob Miller

Bob Miller, Chair
Executive VP of Sales & Vendor Relations
Gericare Medical Supply

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks, Vice-Chair
Senior Vice President, Sales
Dukal Corporation

Industry Initiatives Councils

Channel Partnership Council
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Laura Reline

Laura Reline, Co-Chair
Vice President, Supplier Management
NDC, Inc.

Scott Koehler

Scott Koehler, Co-Chair
Director, Distribution Services
B. Braun Medical

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
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Saran S. Ross

Saran S. Ross, Chair
Sr. Manager, RX Sales Administration
McKesson Medical-Surgical

Healthcare Strategic Accounts Council
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Kat Logan

Kat Logan, Co-Chair
Director of Sales, Midwest
Amsino International

Jon Parnell

Jon Parnell, Co-Chair
VP, Corporate Accounts
STERIS Corporation

Independent Distributors Leadership Council
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Dennis Clock

Dennis Clock, Co-Chair
Clock Medical Supply, Inc.

Lynn Patterson

Lynn Patterson, Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Gericare Medical Supply

Supplier Diversity Council
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Andrea Ruebel

Andrea Ruebel, Co-Chair
Director of Marketing & Key National Accounts
Kerma Medical Products, Inc.

Mara Maddocks

Mara Maddocks, Co-Chair
Executive Vice President
MAC Medical Supply Company

Workforce Development Council
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Cara Skowronski

Cara Skowronski

Specialty Councils

EVS And Infection Prevention Council
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Joel Rich

Joel Rich, Chair
Vice President, Medical Distribution
GOJO Healthcare

Sustainability Council
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