Members in the News – March 2016

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Members in the News – March 2016

Steve Coe CEO, Community Access
A huge honor was bestowed upon Steve this month as he was awarded the National Council for Behavioral Health’s prestigious Individual Achievement in Advocacy award. In particular, the award recognized Steve’s commitment to improving police responses to individuals experiencing emotional distress, via the implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for NYPD officers. In other news, the Community Access Respite Center and Support Line were featured on NY1 showcasing the impact of the peer support model.

Jim Curtis Chief Revenue Officer, Remedy Health Media
Jim Curtis presented “Your Keys to Patient Engagement: Transforming Health with Storytelling” at the recent ePharma conference in NYC. Jim noted that by hearing inspirational stories, patients were motivated to engage, connect and take better health actions by changing their mindset. Remedy’s storytelling platform, Live Bold, Live Now, shares real patient stories of triumph over chronic illness including Crohn’s,Depression, and Psoriasis.

Robin Glazer – Director, The Creative Center at University Settlement
Robin Glazer, an arts leader and tireless patient advocate, along with her son Breeze, an expert in sustainable healthcare design at Perkins + Will, co-authored Designing for Health: Beyond the Building, Leveraging Art to Improve Health Outcomes.

John Haskell – Investor, HealthTech Capital
HealthTech Capital led and closed its first deal of 2016, a $1.5M seed round for Boston-based Tenacity, which drives measurable improvements in workforce turn-over & wellness. HTC joins former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, Techstars, and Ted Meisel (of Overture fame) as early investors. Tenacity is HTC’s fifth east-coast investment since 2010; it has exited from two of those already.

Leslie Henshaw – Partner, Deerfield Management
Leslie was quoted in the WSJ about funding in the mental health and addiction space having recently invested $231.5 million in Recovery Centers of America. In other news, Leslie is leading an effort to help qualified women fill board positions in partnership with Oxeon Partners. “Not only will the women excel at these positions, but the companies and organizations they serve will benefit from the perspectives, thought processes and problem solving approaches brought by female leaders,” noted Leslie.

Louisa Holland – Co-CEO for the Americas, Sudler & Hennessey
IntraMed Educational Group, Sudler & Hennessey’s flagship medical education division, was honored with the Digital Pioneer Award at the 2016 Medical Advertising Hall of Fame Awards ceremony.

John Patrick – Author, Health Attitude
John published High Cost of Drugs – Eye Drops and How Libraries Play Critical Role in Healthcare on his blog.

John Schneider – CEO, Avalon Health Economics
Two important thought leadership pieces from John and team: Value-Based Payment for Oncology Services and Why Medical Device Companies Need to Develop Economic Evidence in the U.S.

Richard Shapiro – President, The Center For Client Retention
Richard’s new book, The Endangered Customer: 8 Steps to Guarantee Repeat Business, made Amazon’s #1 spot in hot new releases for retailing!

David Weingard – CEO, Fit4D
Congratulations to David and Fit4D on winning the Disruptive Technology Showcase and Innovation Challenge at ePharma Summit 2016. Fit4D was selected for its innovative technology model which scales expert clinician coaches to help people overcome obstacles faced in their diabetes journey. Here’s video from the event.