Keynote Speakers


Gerald Curatola
DMD

Gerald Curatola, DMD, is a renowned biologic restorative dentist with more than 35 years of clinical practice experience. He studied neuroscience at Colgate University and attended dental school at the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry where he now serves as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care. As a pioneer in the biologic approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the mid-1980s, Dr. Curatola consulted in the research and development of many biocompatible restorative materials used today.

Saturday, 9:10am : Biological Dentistry

Steve Garguilo

Steve Garguilo works with people from all walks of life all over the world to help them make their ideas happen. He led the revolution to transform the culture of the fifth largest company in the world by instigating and shaping a grassroots movement at Johnson & Johnson that engaged 23,000 employees and led to countless stories of product and people development. For this work, he won Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s highest award for Innovation in 2016. Steve’s groundbreaking programs are known for being incredibly engaging, and highly immersive and interactive. He has lived in five countries, traveled to over 100, and has spoken at TED and TEDx events across the globe. He's been featured in Bloomberg, Reuters and NBC.

Saturday, 12:00pm : The Science of Taking Action

Kristine Gedroic
MD, FAAFP, FABIM

Kristine Gedroic, MD, FAAFP, FABIM, is the director of the Gedroic Medical Institute in Morristown, New Jersey. She attended Harvard University as an undergraduate, and medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Gedroic completed her internship at Cornell University, followed by a residency in Family Practice at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. She later completed a fellowship at the University of Arizona in Integrative Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as the newly established Integrative Medicine Boards. Dr. Gedroic serves as volunteer faculty for Rutgers University in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Center for Immunity and Inflammation.

Thursday, 9:20am : Microbiome vs. Mycobiome: Signaling Within the Gut and Its Impact on Chronic Disease

Ron Grabowski
RD, DC

Ron Grabowski, RD, DC, is a practicing chiropractor in Houston, Texas. He has presented over 500 seminars and lectures on nutrition throughout the United States and in Europe, publishing several articles and a textbook in clinical nutrition. After receiving his BS in Nutrition from North Dakota State University, he went on to be awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College, where he became a professor and postgraduate diplomat lecturer. His dietitian experience includes tenure at some of the leading hospitals in the nation. Dr. Grabowski has served on the State of Texas Governor’s Childhood Obesity Taskforce and is a member of the American Dietetic Association, American Chiropractic Association and the Endocrine Society. Professional athletes seek his expertise in nutrition consultation. His research interests include nutritional support of the athlete and the use of supplements in clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Friday, 11:40am : The Importance of Nutrition in Chronic Diseases

Guest Speakers


Jeffery R. Bray
MBA, MAED, SHRM-SCP

Jeffery R. Bray, MBA, MAED, SHRM-SCP, is CEO of MedQuest Pharmacy in North Salt Lake, Utah. He received the inaugural George and Lucy Malmberg Compounding Advocacy Champion Award from the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding at its 2020 Compounders on Capitol Hill event in September.

Steve Hoffart
PharmD

Steve Hoffart, PharmD, received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with highest honors in 1994 and Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. In November 2002, he saw a need for a more personal pharmacy that could make an impact in the community on a larger scale and opened Magnolia Pharmacy in Magnolia, Texas. Since 2002, Steve has received numerous awards and recognition for his dedication in pharmacy, including: 2006 Business of the Year Magnolia Area Chamber of Commerce; 2008 RPMS Pharmacist of the Year; 2010 South Region GNP Pharmacy of the Year; July 2012 PCCA Pharmacist of the Month; 2013 Potpourri’s NW Readers’ Choice Best Locally Owned Pharmacy. He is also a member of APC, NCPA, Texas Pharmacy Association, American Pharmacies Buying Co-op and PCCA. Magnolia Pharmacy is PCAB-accredited.

Kristy McKinney

Kristy McKinney is a wife and mother of 3 children, ages 15, 14 and 10. The oldest of her children has a profound disability called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. LGS is a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy in children. Kristy is a movement professional by trade in Birmingham, Alabama, where she also resides with her husband, Jonathan.

Friday, 9:10am : Compounding: It’s Personal

Gopesh Patel
RPh

Gopesh Patel, RPh, is a registered pharmacist and co-owner of New Drug Loft in Manhattan, New York, and VLS Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. Gopesh focuses on providing high quality prescriptions and compounded medications, as well as personalized care for the two stores' many customers. HIs philosophy is patient-centered and this can be seen in the effort that he and the staff undertake to provide only the highest quality products and services. He takes great pride in the quality of compounded medications that he prepares and works closely with all staff to instill the quality-driven mindset. Gopesh is a member of APC, PCCA, A4M, ACAM and is a Wiley Protocol Premiere Pharmacist. He is also a preceptor for pharmacy students from Long Island University College of Pharmacy, Tours College of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health and Sciences University in Boston.

Kelly Selby
RPh, FAPC

Kelly Selby, RPh, FAPC, graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1981 with a BS in Pharmacy. He is president and owner of Community Pharmacy in Denton, Texas, and a member of the National Community Pharmacy Association, the American Pharmacists Association, the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, and the Texas Pharmacy Association.

PCCA Speakers


Daniel Banov
RPh, MS, PCCA Director of Research and Development

Daniel Banov, RPh, MS, director of PCCA’s Research and Development team, earned his pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, and earned his Master of Science from the College of Pharmaceutical Science of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in pre-formulation/formulation/re-formulation of a variety of dosage forms specializing in pharmaceutical solids, liquids and semisolids. He has extensively worked on the development of novel techniques for skin permeation enhancement.

Before joining the PCCA team, Daniel was the director of Fórmula Médica Compounding Pharmacy in São Paulo, and was a university teacher and a cosmetic developer and consultant for physicians, spas and aestheticians. He also is the founder of the Anti-aging Society in Brazil. Daniel has published articles on cosmetics in the pharmacy arena and wrote a chapter about cosmetic formulations and dosage forms in the book, Veterinarian and Pharmaceutical Formulary.

Friday, 1:00 pm : PCCA Innovation Part 2

Saturday, 11:30 am : PCCA Innovation Part 3

Gus Bassani
PharmD, PCCA Chief Scientific Officer

Gus Bassani, PharmD, has been with PCCA since September 2002 and currently serves as chief scientific officer. Prior to joining PCCA, Gus was a formulation pharmacist in the Product Development Lab of a veterinary pharmaceutical company. He has worked in multiple pharmacy practice settings, located in Alaska, Iowa and Kansas, and has taught extemporaneous compounding principles to pharmacy students in Drake University’s Pharmaceutics Laboratory course. Gus received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a member of the 2015-2020 United States Pharmacopeia Council of Experts - Compounding Expert Committee, and has served on the 2012-2014 Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences National Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP), and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

Thursday, 1:00pm : PCCA Innovation Part 1

Deborah Clark
RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Deborah Clark, BSPharm, RPh, is a full-time clinical compounding pharmacist for PCCA. Deborah is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eschelman School of Pharmacy and currently licensed to practice in North Carolina. Before joining the PCCA team, she worked in two independent hybrid pharmacies in Charlotte, managing compounding operations. While there, she worked with a local veterinary specialty and emergency hospital, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, providing custom compounded solutions for challenging veterinary patients. Deborah also worked with the Carolina Raptor Center and several smaller veterinary clinics in the Charlotte Metro area. Her compounding experience also includes hospice, hormone replacement therapy, pain, wound care, sterile products and pediatric. She has a certification in medication therapy management. Deborah is an associate member of the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists.

A.J. Day
PharmD, PCCA Vice President of Clinical Services

A.J. Day, PharmD, is a clinical compounding pharmacist and vice president of Clinical Services at PCCA in Houston, Texas. His practice focus areas include veterinary compounding, aseptic compounding, pain management, regulatory compliance and compounding technique. Over the course of his career, A.J. has had the privilege of providing CE and non-CE presentations to thousands of physicians, veterinarians, and pharmacists around the world. He has provided expert testimony to FDA on behalf of the compounding profession on multiple occasions. A.J. is active with the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (currently serving on the IACP Board of Directors and recently on the IACP Foundation Board of Directors), National Community Pharmacists Association (currently serving on the Compounding Expert Committee), Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy groups. He is also a Lieutenant in the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade. As a preceptor for colleges of pharmacy across the country, A.J. coordinates and supervises Doctor of Pharmacy students in their final year of studies. He studied chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, and obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.

Sebastian Denison
RPh, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Sebastian Denison, RPh, FAARM (candidate), received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy at the University of British Columbia. He worked at Northmount Pharmacy in North Vancouver for 11 years, specializing in HRT, veterinary, pain and sports compounding. He also was the manager of Pharmacy Operations with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic/Paralympic Games, and then the manager of the Whistler Olympic Village Polyclinic Pharmacy. Sebastian works as a clinical compounding pharmacist in Houston, Texas, and with both the U.S. and Canadian C3 education teams, the pharmacy student education team. Sebastian also speaks at physician, pharmacist and other healthcare professional education symposiums and events. He has recently lectured for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine on Nutrition and Pain, Pharmacy Compounding and Collaborative Practice, and Alternative Uses for Naltrexone. Sebastian is currently completing the Metabolic Medical Institute’s Fellowship in Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine Fellowship.

Friday, 9:20am : Cannabidiol Use in Various Therapeutics

Andy Glasnapp
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Andrew Glasnapp, PharmD, FAPC, has served as Clinical Instructor in Drug Information for both the University of Houston and the University of Arizona Colleges of Pharmacy. In 1999 he completed the University of Arkansas’ Non-Traditional PharmD Program. Andrew is a past member of the compounding Task Force of the Iowa Pharmacists Association and the Compounding Section of the Texas Pharmacy Association Executive Committee. After serving two years as Corporate Director of Compounding for Pharmacy Associates Limited in Marshalltown, Iowa, Andrew moved to Houston in 1993 to work for PCCA. As a Clinical Compounding Pharmacist, Andrew answers more than 60 drug information telephone inquiries each day from pharmacists in the United States, Canada, and Australia. He also is a contributing author to IJPC. Annually, he addresses more than 2,000 pharmacists, professors, and technicians about every aspect of compounding pharmacy. Andrew is the recipient of the University of Houston Annual Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award for 2000, and the PCCA Eagle Award in 2005.

Mark Gonzalez
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Mark A. Gonzalez, PharmD, earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Loma Linda University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. In 1999, he opened Med Specialties in Yorba Linda, California, and ran the pharmacy for 18 years. He concurrently worked for PCCA as a contract consultant for 17 years. On October 1, 2017, Mark started full-time with PCCA as a clinical compounding pharmacist. His areas of specialty are HRT, dermatology and veterinary compounding. Over the years, Mark has worked with facilities in Haiti, India and Cuba to help introduce compounding and increase patient access to important pharmaceutical and compounding options.

Lizzie Harbin
PCCA Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education & Human Resources

Lizzie Harbin is PCCA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education and Human Resources. Her multi-faceted role within the organization focuses on preserving and amplifying PCCA’s most valuable asset – its high-performing culture – while her work and leadership in the industry support her passion to ensure that all patients have access to lifesaving and life-enhancing compounded medication. In 2014, Lizzie received the PCCA Eagle Leadership Award for “her enthusiasm, her loyalty, her compassion and her excellence, which have strengthened our relationship with our members.” During her 12-year career as a professional fundraiser for not-for-profit organizations prior to joining PCCA, Lizzie served as Director of Development for the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (APC, formerly known as the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane University.

Thursday, 9:10am : Solving Unique Health Challenges Through Innovation

Tricia Heitman
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Tricia Heitman, PharmD, is a 1999 graduate of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She served as a PCCA PharmD Resident for one year post-graduation, which included a teaching position at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy for their Pharmacy Skills Program I and II during the 1999-2000 school year. She has been with PCCA as a full-time Clinical Compounding Pharmacist since completing her residency in 2000, answering compounding related calls daily from pharmacists in the United States and Canada. Her passions include pediatric compounding, especially the treatment of autism, as well as women’s health, GI health and the treatment of pain.

Saturday, 10:20am : Compounding Opportunities for Dentistry

Sara Hover
RPh, FAARM

Sara Hover, RPh, FAARM, has been a compounding pharmacist for more than 20 years and joined the PCCA Clinical Services team in June 2013. Before joining PCCA, she was the owner/pharmacist of Creative Compounds in Prosper, Texas, an independent compounding-only pharmacy that focused on women’s health and nutrition. In addition to her expertise in HRT, Sara possesses a vast knowledge of homeopathics, herbal and vitamin supplements. Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. She is a lifetime member of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Chad Hutson
PharmD

Chad Hutson, PharmD, is a Clinical Compounding Pharmacist at PCCA. He joined PCCA in 2014 after working as a Lab Director for Portage Pharmacy in Portage, Michigan. Chad received his PharmD from Ferris State University.

Nat Jones
RPh, FAPC, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Nat Jones, RPh, FAPC, graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia’s School of Pharmacy in 1979. In 2014, after 20 years of owning a compounding pharmacy in Virginia, he joined PCCA’s Clinical Services team in Houston, Texas. He is an international speaker, who for decades has given CE lectures at medical professional seminars and webinars on numerous topics, including: general compounding, wound care, pain management, nutrition, otolaryngology, women’s health, sexual dysfunction, insulin resistance, hormone replacement therapy for men and women, neurotransmitter imbalance and dermatology. In 2010, Nat was awarded a full fellowship in the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding. In 2016, Nat was appointed to and still serves on the Texas State Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. Nat has published many articles in lay magazines along with articles and case studies in professional journals.

Thursday, 11:00am : Compounding Opportunities for Chronic Disease and Cellular Health

Ranel Larsen
PharmD, PCCA Clinical Compounding Pharmacist

Ranel is a graduate of the Roseman University School of Pharmacy, where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006. After working in retail pharmacy for three years, Ranel transitioned to a compounding-only pharmacy, where she worked for over four years. Ranel joined PCCA in April 2014. Her areas of interest include HRT for men and women, veterinary medicine, pain management and dermatology.

Matt Martin
PharmD, PCCA Manager of Clinical Services

Matt Martin, PharmD, joined the PCCA Clinical Services team in September 2014 and now serves as Manager of Clinical Services. He graduated from Morehead State University with a BS in Chemistry in 2002, and received his PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2006. Prior to joining the PCCA team, Matt worked in compounding pharmacy for more than eight years, and has experience with both sterile and non-sterile preparations. He also was honored as the PCCA Kay Sparks Employee of the Year in 2018.

Friday, 10:30am : Cannabidiol: Legal and Regulatory Considerations

Erin Michael
MBA, MS, CPhT, PCCA Director of Outside Sales

Erin Michael, MBA, MS, CPhT, joined PCCA in July 2006. During her tenure at PCCA, she has served as a territory manager, member development specialist, CPMS marketing consultant, regional manager and currently holds the position of director of Outside Sales. Erin has been working in pharmacy for more than 25 years, of which 23 have been in compounding and promoting the practice of pharmacy. She previously worked for an independent pharmacy owner where she was the general manager of multiple locations. Erin was instrumental in developing and implementing programs to promote and grow the compounding and traditional parts of that business. She holds an Master of Business Administration in healthcare administration and a Master of Science in hospitality management. She has been recognized as PCCA Technician of the Month in August 1999 and California Pharmacists Association Technician of the Year in 2003.

Melissa Merrell Rhoads
RPh, PCCA Director of Formulation Development

Melissa Merrell Rhoads, PharmD, received her pharmacy degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1995. She currently is involved with and oversees the development and implementation of new formulas. She had more than six years of compounding experience with pharmacies in Georgia and Florida prior to joining PCCA in March 2004. Areas of interest include women’s health, veterinary and pain management.

Amy Shank
PCCA Director of Government Affairs

Amy Shank joined PCCA in July 2014 as director of government affairs. Previously, she served as vice president of Capitol Hill Consulting Group (CHCG), where she advised pharmacy, pharmaceutical and university clients on federal legislative priorities. Amy has more than 10 years of experience in the United States Senate, having worked for two Senate Committees and the Whip operation.

She was previously employed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as the director of Oversight and Investigations. In this capacity, Amy was responsible for conducting administrative oversight of federal agencies and programs related to health, education/training, labor and pensions for the Ranking Member, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY). She has also served as a senior policy advisor to the Senate HELP Committee, worked on budget and appropriations-related legislation served as a senior analyst for the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, former Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), from January 2003 until December 2004., and as a policy advisor for Senator Nickles’ Republican Whip Office. Before working on Capitol Hill, Amy worked for several Washington, D.C.-based trade associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, the National Club Association and National Small Business United. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Roanoke College, in Salem, Virginia.

Thursday, 11:50am : Public Affairs Member Panel

Workshop Speakers


Devaki Lindsey Berkson
DC, MA, CNS, DACBN, CAN

Devaki Lindsey Berkson, DC, MA, CNS, DACBN, CAN, a nutritionist and hormone research expert with a diverse background of clinical experience, is in private practice in Cedar Park, Texas. She approaches patient education and care with the goal of balancing each person from both a hormonal and nutritional perspective, focusing on food and nutraceuticals (all based on rigorous science) – an approach that traditional medicine often overlooks. She has complemented this experience with a unique body of academic research that has resulted in numerous journal publications and articles. Dr. Berkson is the author of numerous journal publications and articles, and the best-selling author of 16 books on health and nutrition.

Haley Collavo

Haley Collavo is Director of Marketing & Sales at Magnolia Pharmacy in Magnolia, Texas. She graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing, and has worked for Magnolia Pharmacy since 2011. In her role, Haley works on the branding, social presence and image of the pharmacy, as well as educating physicians and patients on compounded medications and alternative therapies the pharmacy offers. Haley regularly attends conferences and has spoken nationally on several topics related to pharmacy marketing. In 2017, Haley was recognized as a PCCA marketer of the month. She has also been featured on PCCA’s Mortar and Pestle podcast to share her expertise in pharmacy marketing.

Cate Gregory

Cate Gregory has 25 years of experience combining hard business discipline with expertise in managing social complexity to achieve leadership and program success. Cate spent 10 years as a change management consultant supporting large-scale system implementation programs for American Management Systems (AMS). From there, she moved on to work for a boutique management consulting firm where she led the National Security Business Unit proving strategy and change management services to Department of Defense and Intelligence Agency clients. Before going out on her own, she joined a start-up consulting firm where she was able to combine her consulting and executive coaching work with the development and delivery of leadership development programs for a wide range of clients. Now an executive coach, experienced management and strategy consultant, speaker and session leader, Cate specializes in outfitting clients to take on their most complex and daunting challenges. She brings her knowledge of organizational dynamics, systems theory and leadership development to tackle technically and socially complex issues with her clients. Blending humor with experience and insight, Cate helps clients identify and address the fundamental challenges to their personal and organizational success. She leaves her audiences with the tools, mindsets, methodologies and confidence to achieve their desired outcomes. Cate holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and received her Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She partners with Trusted Advisor Associates and The Get Real Project where she leads their signature programs Being a Trusted Advisor, Trust-Based Selling, and Trust-Based Consulting. Cate is also certified to administer The Leadership Circle™ 360 Assessment and Culture Survey, the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model, and the DiSC profile.

Dawn Ipsen
PharmD, FACA, FACVP

Dawn Ipsen, PharmD, FACA, FACVP, is the owner and pharmacist of Kusler’s Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, Washington, and Clark’s Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, Washington. Dawn received her PharmD from the University of Washington in 2001. A Full-Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, she is a member of Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding and the Washington State Pharmacy Association and is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She is a Pharmacist Preceptor for the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. She was named PCCA Pharmacist of the Month in 2016, Washington State Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2011 and was Drug Topics magazine Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year in 2002.

John Kim
PharmD, FAARFM

John Kim, PharmD, FAARFM, is the owner and head clinical pharmacist of Robinson Drug and Compounding Center in Mendham, New Jersey. He earned his PharmD with High Honors from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, and has completed sterile and non-sterile compounding apprenticeships and ACPE-accredited sterile training at PCCA. John is a full fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative/Functional Medicine (FAARM) through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). John serves as a Wellness/Nutrition/Age-Management Consultant and Pharmacy Consultant for Imbue Botanicals. He is an active member of the New Jersey Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (NJACP) and the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding. He is the 2017 recipient of PCCA’s George Roentsch, RPh Scholarship, and was awarded the 2019 Pharmacy Innovation Award by the Garden State Pharmacy Organization.

Peter Koshland
PharmD

Peter Koshland, PharmD, is a graduate of Georgetown University (BS Chemistry, 1994) and the UCSF School of Pharmacy (2000). While working as a pharmacist at Elephant Pharm in Berkeley in 2007, he was introduced to the field of compounding by his patients, who were looking for alternatives to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Peter was bit by the compounding bug through his training by PCCA in the mid-2000s and knew he wanted to pursue this area of pharmacy for his career. He opened Koshland Pharm: Custom Compounding Pharmacy in 2009. Peter appreciates that his work allows him to apply his chemistry background to his calling of improving patient health and well-being.

Julia Kramer
SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Julia Kramer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner/principal of Kramer Career Partners, and has over 30 years of experience in leadership, management and human resources. She is a strategic, senior professional with specific expertise in training and development, building high-performing teams and partnering with business leaders in support of organizational and workforce success. Throughout her career, Julia has helped businesses achieve optimal productivity and performance. She brings a depth of experience, a focus on partnership, and an innovative approach to provide effective solutions for each client. In addition to her human resources consulting, Julia is a sought-after trainer, workshop facilitator and keynote speaker.

Adaobi Obasi
MD, PhD

Adaobi Obasi, MD, PhD, is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who offers her expertise and skills at Cutis Wellness Dermatology & Dermatopathology, PLLC, in Laredo, Texas. While she is qualified to treat all dermatological conditions, including skin cancer, disorders of the external genitalia and inflammatory skin conditions, she is particularly interested in the field of cosmetic dermatology as well as ethnic skin dermatology as it relates to pigmentary disorders.

Charles H. Wilson

Charles H. Wilson has more than 20 years of employment litigation experience and currently is a shareholder with Littler. His practice focuses on representing companies in cases involving discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour violations, whistleblowing and retaliation, breaches of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets. Charles also guides employers in conducting single-employee and mass layoffs, disciplining employees, providing intermittent FMLA and ADAAA workplace accommodations, wage and hour law compliance, and conducting investigations of discrimination and harassment complaints. Charles is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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