Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop Speakers
Tim Raderstorf, MSN, RN, has the honor of serving as the first Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, where he also is a Clinical Instructor of Practice and DNP student. Raderstorf’s healthcare experience spans from neurosurgical research on Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, designing clinical spaces, developing educational programs to improve skills of the healthcare workforce in India, and transitioning organizations into new physical locations. His true passion lies within the development of novel commercial innovations to enhance patient outcomes. His latest invention, a visual communication tool for the healthcare team, is currently being piloted the emergency departments in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center. Outside of his role at OSU, Raderstorf owns a small real estate firm, volunteers at Flying Horse Farms, a camp for children with serious illnesses, and is an avid curator of curiosity.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is the Vice President for health promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing, and Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. Recognized internationally for her expertise in evidence-based practice (EBP) and research, Melnyk has consulted with hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges on how to improve quality of care and patient outcomes through implementing and sustaining EBP. Additionally, she founded the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaborative to advance Million Hearts®, a national effort aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. She also launched the first two National Summits on Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC), and founded the National Consortium for BHAC, a collaborative effort to improve population health in the nation’s institutions of higher learning. Melnyk’s experience includes having her own successful nurse-practitioner led practice and translating her research-based interventions into real world clinical settings.
Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research and Director, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, is an NIH-funded critical care and aging researcher. With more than 18 years of external funding support, Happ’s research focuses on improving care and communication with communication-impaired patients during hospitalization and at end of life. She developed the SPEACS-2 online training program and toolkit for use with ICU patients and collaborates with Vidatak, LLC, on testing a touch pad communication tool application, VidaTalk™. She currently serves as nursing distinguished professor of critical care research and director of the Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care at The Ohio State University’s College of Nursing. She is a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Happ has authored more than 120 journal articles, editorials and book chapters.
Jay Clouse is an entrepreneur and community evangelist as founder of Unreal Collective. Unreal Collective creates micro-communities to help individuals accomplish more, faster. Previously, he spent several years in tech startups as COO of Tixers (sold in 2015) and a product manager at CrossChx. Now, as a Create Columbus Commissioner and Facilitator of Startup Weekend, his mission is to help and empower young professional communities and grow the startup ecosystems. With a love for music, Clouse enjoys exploring the intersection between entrepreneurship and the arts.
Wayne Poll, MD, Founder, Minimally Invasive Devices, founded Urology Surgeons, Inc. in 1990 and grew that practice while he personally specialized in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. During his clinical career, he served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Riverside Hospital. He founded a capitated Medicare payment company and a clinical research organization. In 2007, Poll founded Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., the developer of the FloShield product line. He is currently its CEO. The company performs all R&D and manufacturing in-house, and conducts a U.S.-based direct sales effort. FloShield is distributed in seven countries outside of the U.S. The company is positioned to expand significantly next year and will hire a full U.S. sales team, launch additional products, and expand globally. Poll is the named inventor on over 20 U.S. patents.
Lucia M. Jenkusky, MS, RNC-EFM, CNM, is a Midwife at Nationwide Children’s Teen and Pregnant program and a Clinical Instructor of practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She was the first midwife credentialed at Nationwide Children’s and she started the clinic’s first CenteringPregnancy group. She has served as a consultant for organizations and practices on Centering Start up and has presented Centering and its outcomes at the national, state and local levels. Jenkusky was the co-Founder and Director of Birth and Beyond Midwifery Practice, PLLC in Oneonta, NY from 2001-2007. She has been a resource for other midwives throughout the country on owning and operating a private practice.
Jill Raderstorf, BSBA, MBA, is a Partner at the Ohio Innovation Fund and an active member of the Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is focused on seeking out new investments for the Fund across the region and working alongside portfolio companies to accelerate growth. Jill is also a member of NextGen - a Midwest venture capital peer group that promotes collaboration, education and deal flow.
Jill began her career as a Risk Management Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then shifted to the private sector as a Senior Underwriter at JP Morgan Private Bank. She earned a BSBA magna cum laude from Creighton University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Jim Bott, RRT, Respiratory Therapy Team Leader of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Jim earned an Associate’s degree from the Columbus State Community College in 1990 in Respiratory Therapy. He is the co-inventor of Pneumocool – a personal cooling device for hospital patients. In 2015, he was awarded an Accelerator Award through the Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University to help further develop the Pneumocool technology.
Stacy Fusner, BSN, MS, DNP, A Registered Nurse, Educator and Entrepreneur, I knew at an early age that having a successful and fulfilling career was not only a goal, but also a necessity. I earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Ohio University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree both at Franklin University. I completed my Master of Science in Healthcare Education degree from Capella University and my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at The Ohio State University.
After a few years of working as a nurse for a local Occupational Medicine practice, it was clear to me that Occupational Health was my niche. I found interest in learning the rules and regulation to the specialty as well as obtaining additional certification in the field. While working as a nurse, I stumbled over many barriers to the specialty--challenges that I felt were worth implementing solutions. A few months later, I decided to open my own Occupation Health Clinic. Twelve years later, it was the best decision I ever made! As the founder and CEO of Worksite MedTest, LLC, based out of Zanesville Ohio, we are a mobile company that provides Occupation Health services to the surround area.
Jerry Esselstein, CPA, Esselstein is Principal in Jerry L. Esselstein Company, LLC, a business advisory, strategic planning and project management firm. Esselstein’s career includes national firm, advisory board, and private company executive level experience.
Esselstein specializes in strategic planning, implementation strategies, personnel development and performance measurement while advising private company owners, executives, and senior management groups.
Esselstein is a CPE instructor and two-time recipient of The Ohio Society of CPAs CPE Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. Esselstein presents seminars to business groups on professional development topics including, Leadership, Strategic Initiatives, Team Building, Developing Outstanding Associates, and Credibility in Today’s Cynical Business Climate. Esselstein was an Ethics Lecturer for six years in the Master of Accounting Degree Program in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (2011-2016).
Lacey Picazo, BS, An award-winning and published creative, Lacey is the founder of ZoCo Design, a leading brand strategy and user experience design agency, also named a 2017 Best Place to Work by Business First. Through ZoCo, she has built a reputation in preparing brands for what’s next—identifying opportunities that incite transformation and growth for nonprofits and startups to Fortune top 50 clients. Lacey is an avid supporter of the creative and startup communities and a member of the Business First 2016 Forty Under 40 class, as well as the Smart Business Smart 50 class of 2017 and the BizTech Awards Outstanding Woman in Technology, 2017. She is also a co-founder in the Lumos accelerator, which has invested in two separate cohorts—fueling the growth of fifteen promising new startups.