Retail Clinician forms advisory board

NEW YORK Retail Clinician in April announced the creation of a new board of advisors to provide important guidance and professional insight to the magazine’s editors and publishers related to the ongoing development of content and features, both in print and online at www.retailclinician.com, as well as conferences and events that target the retail-based, convenient care clinic industry.

The group, chaired by Take Care Health Systems chief nurse practitioner officer Sandra Festa Ryan, includes representatives from several of the retail clinic industry’s leading provider-companies, and overlaps with the Convenient Care Association’s Provider Task Force committee.

First up on the group’s agenda: identifying speakers and refining topics for the first annual Retail Clinician Congress, a three-day educational conference focused on in-store healthcare providers inin a retail environment.

The conference, which is being co-hosted by Retail Clinician magazine/The Drug Store News Group in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association, will be held in Orlando, Fla, in August.

The Retail Clinician Board of Advisors, includes:

Sandra Ryan, CPNP, chief nurse practitioner officer, Take Care Health Systems.A highly decorated Air Force veteran, Ryan is a nationally certified pediatric nurse practitioner with a vast range of worldly, well-cultured practitioner experience, Ryan has more than 22 years of nursing experience, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and has worked in multiple clinical settings, from charge nurse to director of ambulatory services to, just prior to joining Take Care, practitioner in one of the largest, most productive South Jersey pediatric practices.

Kevin L. Smith, NP, eirector of clinical services, MinuteClinicIn addition to his role at MinuteClinic, Smith is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing.  Smith is one of the four original architects of QuickMedX—which in 2002 remerged as MinuteClinic.

Carolyn Galloway, MPH, MD, FACEP, chief medical officer, RediClinicPrior to joining RediClinic, Dr. Galloway served as chief medical officer for AIG Travel Assist. Prior to that, she served as Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Hospital Emergency Department.

Lisa Loscalzo, executive vice president-business development, The Little ClinicA founding member of The Little Clinic, Loscalzo has over 20 years experience in health care, in both long term and acute care practice management and ancillary services. Prior to joining The Little Clinic, Loscalzo, worked as a registered respiratory therapist and a licensed nursing home administrator in Kentucky.

Cynthia Graff, president and chief executive officer, LindoraA nationally recognized expert in the field of weight management, Graff has been actively involved in the growth and development of Lindora since 1988. Graff has been instrumental in developing Lindora’s clinical program as well as the online and by-phone options.

Rebeca Imgrund, chief nurse practitioner, SmartCareA formally trained family nurse practitioner with clinical experience in family, emergency, surgical and pediatric medicine, Imgrund came to SmartCare with 12 years experience in nursing. Most recently, Imgrund served as an emergency room nurse practitioner.

Tine Hansen-Turton, M.G.A., Executive Director, Convenient Care AssociationWith more than 10 years experience in executive management, Hansen-Turton, who writes a regular column for Retail Clinician magazine, also serves as vice president for Health Care Access and Policy for Philadelphia Health Management Corp., which provides executive management and administrative support for the Convenient Care Association. Hansen-Turton oversees the  National Nursing Centers Consortium and Health Promotion Council.

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