Integrating outpatient pharmacy into the continuum of care

Leadership

Board of Directors

 

George B. Salem CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Mr. Salem is a serial entrepreneur who possesses over 35 years experience in the healthcare industry with a track record of successfully building companies, management teams and raising capital. He has served in the roles of Chairman / CEO as well as other senior management positions a number of times. His history includes:

  • Managing Director – athenahealth (NASDQ:ATHN)
  • Chairman / President / CEO – Proxsys, LLC (sold to athenahealth)
  • Chairman / President / CEO – GuideStar Health Systems, Inc.
  • Co­Chairman – Respond Medical Group
  • CEO – Southeast Health Plan
  • He is also currently Chairman / President of GBS Ventures, Inc. (a private investment company) and has served in ownership and leadership positions with other healthcare ventures as well as several hospital organizations.

 

G. Ruffner Page, Jr. VICE CHAIRMAN

RuffnerPageG. Ruffner Page, Jr. has served as President of McWane, Inc. since 1999. Mr. Page joined the company in 1993 working in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to coming to McWane, he held management positions at National Bank of Commerce from 1989 to 1993, the Remington Fund from 1986 to 1989, and Bankers Trust Company in New York and Atlanta.

Mr. Page currently serves on the Board of Directors of McWane, Inc., Southern Research Institute and the National Bank of Commerce.

He is a member of the Downtown Rotary, Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama. He serves on the Boards of the Birmingham Airport Authority, the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Page graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology with a minor in Economics. He is also a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. He and his wife, Penny, have three daughters.

 

Arlen Reynolds SECRETARY / TREASURER

ArlenReynoldsArlen Reynolds is a registered pharmacist, private investor and a strategic advisor to healthcare companies both domestically and internationally. He has over 40 years of experience as Chief Executive Officer of Acute Care Hospitals and Pharmacy companies.

He is the former CEO of TeamCare, then the 2nd largest institutional pharmacy company in the USA, former Chairman of the Board of Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, former interim-CEO of Centura Health, Denver, Colorado. He presently serves on the Board of the Hawthorn Group, Washington, D.C. and various other companies and non-profit organizations.



George I. Lazenby, IV

GeorgeLazenbyMr. Lazenby has nearly 20 years’ experience in the field of Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT). Most recently he served as member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Emdeon, the nation’s largest health information network. Mr. Lazenby led Emdeon through significant growth and change making the company a clear leader in its space. In 2009, Mr. Lazenby led Emdeon through a successful IPO and in 2011 sold the company to Blackstone for $3 billion.





 

Stuart C. WcWhorter

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Stuart C. McWhorter serves as Chairman of Clayton Associates, a leading venture capital firm based in Brentwood, Tennessee. A co-founder of Clayton Associates, Mr. McWhorter is widely respected for his health care and entrepreneurial expertise. McWhorter serves on advisory boards for multiple Clayton Associates investment partnerships including FCA Venture Partners, Rolling Hills Ventures, Bullpen Ventures, and Clayton Advisors. Mr. McWhorter also serves on the Boards of Directors of FirstBank of Tennessee and the Tennessee Business Roundtable.
Mr. McWhorter has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. He was a founding member of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as Vice President of Managed Care and later as Vice President of Acquisitions. OrthoLink was later acquired by United Surgical Partners. Prior to service with OrthoLink Mr. McWhorter performed various roles with Tenet Healthcare’s Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. Mr. McWhorter is a graduate of Clemson University and he received his Masters in Health Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

 

R. Clayton McWhorter

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In Memoriam
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and esteemed colleague R. Clayton McWhorter of Nashville, Tennessee. A healthcare industry pioneer, recognized globally for his contributions to healthcare, Mr. McWhorter served as a charter member of the Proxsys Rx Board of Directors and served the company faithfully until the time of his death.
“Clayton was truly a visionary, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to work alongside him. He was a trusted advisor, always bringing keen insights and new ideas to the table. He was also a treasured friend and we extend our deepest condolences to his family,” said Proxsys Rx founder and CEO George B. Salem. “Clayton’s leadership and passion for improving the healthcare system distinguish him as a game-changer. He was one of a kind and we are privileged to have known him. We will miss him dearly,” said Salem.

Clayton McWhorter is the former Founder, Chairman and CEO of HealthTrust, Inc. and Chairman of Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE:HCA). Mr. McWhorter retired from HCA in 1996 as Chairman of HCA with the vision to create a firm to serve the need of investing in and advising healthcare entrepreneurs that were seeking to serve the healthcare industry. Mr. McWhorter’s wealth of experience and relationships in the industry served as an effective platform to create Clayton Associates. Mr. McWhorter served as the company’s Founder and Chairman Emeritus until the time of his death. HealthTrust was a success story in the Healthcare industry. Known for taking the smaller, less profitable hospitals within the HCA family of hospitals, Mr. McWhorter led a team of executives and spun-off these facilities from HCA and turned them into profitable and sustainable community based hospitals that effectively served many communities around the country. HealthTrust later merged back into HCA where Mr. McWhorter served as the Chairman. Prior to HealthTrust, Mr. McWhorter served in various executive leadership roles at HCA including its Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Domestic Operations. Prior to his corporate role in Nashville, TN, he served as an HCA hospital administrator in various markets. Mr. McWhorter earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Samford University.

 

Executive Leadership

 

George B. Salem, MBA, MPH CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

GeorgeSalemMr. Salem is a serial entrepreneur who possesses over 35 years experience in the healthcare industry with a track record of successfully building companies, management teams and raising capital. He has served in the roles of Chairman / CEO as well as other senior management positions a number of times. His history includes:

  • Managing Director – athenahealth (NASDQ:ATHN)
  • Chairman / President / CEO – Proxsys, LLC (sold to athenahealth)
  • Chairman / President / CEO – GuideStar Health Systems, Inc.
  • Co­Chairman – Respond Medical Group
  • CEO – Southeast Health Plan
  • He is also currently Chairman / President of GBS Ventures, Inc. (a private investment company) and has served in ownership and leadership positions with other healthcare ventures as well as several hospital organizations.

 

Jerry Smith, CPA CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Mr. Smith has 25 years of health care finance experience in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Physician management, Revenue Cycle Solutions and Consulting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Health Care Advisory Board.

  • Vice President – Finance – athenahealth (NASDQ:ATHN)
  • CFO – Proxsys, LLC (acquired by athenahealth)
  • Vice President Revenue Cycle – St. Vincent’s Health System (member of Ascension Health)
  • Senior Vice President, CFO – USA Healthcare, LLC




 

Marc Calhoun, RPh, MBA CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS

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Mr. Calhoun has over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry and Health System related management. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at The McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Assistant Administrator – Baptist Princeton Medical Center, Baptist Health System
  • Director of Pharmacy – Baptist Princeton Medical Center, Baptist Health System
  • System Director of Pharmacy – Cardinal Pharmacy Management
  • System Director of Pharmacy – Winchester Medical Center, Winchester VA




 

Micah J. Russell, MBA CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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Mr. Russell possesses over 25 years of management and business development experience in the hospital, physician practice, and retail pharmacy arenas. He has served in senior management roles for over 20 years.

  • President and COO – Healthcare Supplements
  • EVP – Women’s Health Partners
  • VP – SunHealth Alliance
  • VP – Hospital Corporation of America




 

Billy Calhoun, RPhSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

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Billy Calhoun has more than two decades experience managing and leading a diverse range of pharmacy operations in the retail and corporate sectors.

  • Registered Pharmacist
  • 20 years’ experience in pharmacy leadership positions/li>
  • Director of Pharmacy, Valley Health, Winchester, VA
  • Pharmacist Administrative Consultant, Executive Consulting Solutions, Inc.
  • CVS, Pharmacist-in-Charge


 

Jeri Evans, R.N. VICE PRESIDENT, INTEGRATIONS

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Ms. Evans possesses more than 25 years experience in the healthcare industry. She specializes in business development of healthcare facilities, multi-site management, collaborative partnerships, strategic planning, operations & sales management, and physician practice management. She has served in the following roles:

  • VP – St. Vincent’s Health System
  • Executive Director – St. Vincent’s Health System
  • Regional Vice President of Operations – Symbion Healthcare
  • Regional Director of Operations – Physician Reliance Networks
  • General Manager, State of Texas – Coram Healthcare Corporation


 

Brad Nelson, PharmD. VICE PRESIDENT FOR MANAGED CARE AND DECISION SUPPORT

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Dr. Nelson brings a diverse background in engineering coupled with an advanced pharmacy degree. Early in his career, he was a Quality Engineer for United States Steel Corporation involved in streamlining specifications development and overseeing product quality. After shifting his focus to the healthcare industry, he has engaged for over 10 years in pharmacy practice, primarily in the chain and independent environments, with touches within managed care, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, consulting, and academia.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Summa Cum Laude, Samford University/li>
  • Assistant Vice President, Proxsys Rx/li>
  • Pharmacist in Charge, Total Skin and Beauty
  • Pharmacist in Charge, CVS
  • Researching Pharmacist, Covington Healthcare Associates
  • Quaility and Specifications Engineer, US Steel


 

Kay Channell, M.Ed DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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Ms. Channell brings more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources administration.  She has held leadership positions in both healthcare and childcare industries and as a consultant specializing in healthcare labor and human resources.

  • Assistant Vice President – Baptist Health Systems
  • Founding Officer and VP of Human Resources – Just Care, Inc. (now GEO Care, Inc.)
  • Vice President for Human Resources – KinderCare Learning Centers
  • Consultant and Director of Human Resources – Magnolia Corporate Services
  • Recruiting Coordinator – athenahealth/Proxsys