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Dee Donatelli, RN, CMRP, CVAHP, has experience as a registered nurse and a recognized supply chain executive. She has held leadership roles at Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young, Owens & Minor, VHA, Hayes Inc. and Navigant Consulting, and served as president and CEO of Mid-America Service Solutions, a Vizient network representing over 250 acute care and 1,200 non-acute care facilities in a 10-state region. She is former president of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) and served as chair of the board of directors of the Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM). 

Barbara Strain, MA, CVAHP, had years of experience in microbiology before serving as director of supply chain analytics and director of value management for University of Virginia Health System. In 2019 she founded Barbara Strain Consulting to help suppliers develop collaborative relationships with healthcare providers. She is a founding member, past president and former region director of the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) and is a member of the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).

Author, trainer, podcaster and speaker Mace Horoff has agreed to deliver the keynote presentation at the IMDA/HIRA Annual Conference in July. Author of Mastering Medical Sales, Horoff is the founder of Medical Sales Academy, a program designed to help sales managers and reps understand their personal and business challenges, and uncover and leverage opportunities that others might overlook. His Medical Sales Guru podcast is available on iTunes and most podcast platforms.

Chris Lowry
, BPharm, RPh, is vice president of sales and marketing for Sovereign Medical. Chris has an extensive 25+ year career in healthcare sales and sales leadership with pharma, medical device and diagnostics. Prior to joining Sovereign in 2021, he had sales management experience with Certa Dose, Ambry Genetics, Sanofi and Insulet Corp.

Jennifer Lynch is director of sales for Sovereign Medical, with responsibility for leadership of the sales team, identifying and interviewing candidates for open sales positions, facilitating onboarding and training of new hires and assisting the director of clinical services in continuing education for the sales team. Prior to joining Sovereign Medical, she was an account manager and sales trainer for Smiths Medical.

In addition to his experience in medical sales (Medical Data Electronics, Welch Allyn, D&D Medical), Don Sizemore is Microsoft-certified in multiple hardware and software applications, a Firefighter 1 first responder, a volunteer explosive and arson investigator, and an FAA-certified airman.

Todd Nelson, FHFMA, MBA, is director, partner relationships and chief partnership executive at the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He brings to his role more than 10 years experience at HFMA, which include creating, leading, and executing the organization's overall educational strategy; creating content in the areas of leadership, senior financial executives, and accounting; and providing staff support to HFMA's Principles and Practices Board. Prior to joining HFMA, he was vice president and chief financial officer of a rural Midwest hospital for over 15 years.

Maria Hames has senior management experience in healthcare corporate development, including developing the corporate account management position for a national surgical scope maintenance company. As partner at Healthcare Links, she guides clinically oriented companies in radiology, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery through their work with corporate accounts. With responsibility for GPO and IDN sales growth and contract implementation on behalf of the firm’s clients, she simplifies the sales processes found at the largest healthcare organizations in the country

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