Sean Lydon is the founder and President of ISCM Inc, a trade consulting firm that specializes in the unique challenges of organizations with global supply chains.ISCM leverages that broad experience managing organizations that have garnered awards for their performance on projects
In this episode, Sean talks about how supply and demand became an issue during the pandemic. Finding solutions on how the Washington DC-based company can afloat while the supply chain was greatly affected
Tim Murphy is the Business Category Leader for the software and services team within the Sleep and Respiratory Care group at Philips. This business offers a series of Clinical and Business management applications, software-as-a-service solutions, data sharing, and more to aid those who have sleep and respiratory disorders.
In this episode, Tim talks about his experience in respiratory care for over 28 years and how Philips' business rapidly increased in production over the past year due to the global pandemic. Being able to quickly and efficiently change the work dynamic remotely and continue to serve the needs of patients in various countries.
Cheryl Paxton-Hughes is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Board at Edgar Snyder & Associates. Prior to this role, Cheryl spent over 15 years in human resources and five years in project management and IT.
Cheryl has used her background in various professional settings to put towards being vulnerable and learning agility for each business. As of finalist for the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association Leader of the Year award, she talks about how her studies in Organizational Psychological and Development helped served as her foundation for a career in HR.
Julie Gerdeman is the CEO of HealthPay24, where she is leading efforts to drive significant change within the EngageSmart entity. The company's values are believing in using streamlined, intuitive technology to create comfort and clarity for both patient and provider.
As the third oldest child of nine, Julie is surrounded by family members in the healthcare industry. She shares how seeing her dad's medical bag and the connection he had with his patients, impacted her journey in her career
Mike Cherock is the founder and President of AE Works, an architecture company that practices in planning + strategy, engineering, project services and security risk management to develop innovative, creative, and collaborative solutions to complex problems.
In this episode, Mike tells the story of how AE Works became a blessing in disguise. Having been a start-up before the recession in 2007 located in Mike's basement, to expanding into three locations in PA and Arlington, VA. Though Mike claims himself to be an accidental CEO, he is happy and proud of what the company has become. Spending every day solving complex building problems for government agencies such as the National Institute of Health.
Edwin K. Morris
Edwin K. Morris is the President and Founder of Pioneer Knowledge Services (PKS), a non-profit organization with a charitable purpose in Western New York. Their practices involve clients in customizing knowledge solutions and training to cultivate an organizational disposition and culture that values knowledge as a sustainable asset.
As a podcast host himself, Edwin discusses his leadership career and the tactics he learned both in and out of the military. Telling stories about advice he would receive from Vietnam War Veterans and how he flipped the advice to benefit his career decisions. Explaining how academic learning came to him at a later time in life.
Greg Spencer is the President and CEO of Randall Industries, a manufacturing company that provides chemical-based cleaning solutions domestically and internationally. In 2006, the company acquired the assets of Space Chemical Inc., a specialty chemical manufacturing firm that has been operation for over 25 years.
In this episode, Greg discusses his vast resume and how he went from attending HBCU Wilberforce University to joining the Air Force and working for US Steel for 22 years. He also discusses how Randall Industries came to be about. Seeing that there were only three minority and veteran-owned chemical manufacturers in the United States at the time of acquiring the company.
Aradhna Oliphant is the President and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (LPI), the premier resource for community leadership identification, connection, and development in Southwestern Pennsylvania. LPI seeks to strengthen regional leadership through programs, partnerships, and connections.
In this episode, Aradhna discusses how she first moved to the Pittsburgh area and became involved with the LPI program. Following the curriculum with the idea that those who join the program learn how to become better leaders in services for their community.
Jessica Brooks is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, where she is leading the effort to redefine and advance the discussion around health care value, access and quality on behalf of employers.
In this episode, Jessica discusses current social issues, how the global pandemic has affected Communities of Color and what plans she to do to be actively engaged in addressing health equity issues.
Marvin Ferguson is a triple threat splitting his work as as a Pharmacy Manger of Clinical Operations, founder of nonprofits such as 'Let's Get Healthy Cleveland,' and has recently started his own radio show "Ask the Pharmacist."
With his upcoming TED Talk on Health Disparities (October 24) Marvin is looking to use his knowledge to provide further clinical education and resources for his community.