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.
Pamala L. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, Founder, Freelance Anesthesia has been providing office-based anesthesia services for more than 20 years. She specializes in total intravenous anesthetics for adults and pediatric sedations for procedures outside the operating room. In 2008, she started Freelance Anesthesia, LLC, an office-based anesthesia company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which now includes more than 60 medical and dental offices. Freelance Anesthesia has recently expanded into Missouri, with approximately 10 more partnerships in other states in the works. Wilson completed her doctorate of nurse anesthesia practice through Texas Wesleyan University.
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.
Peter C. McCoy, CPA, President and Owner at GAAP Inc., is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He began his career with five years of Big Eight public accounting experience at Arthur Young & Co., which led to the role of treasurer of The Doody Company Retail Planning Associates. In 1986, he started GAAP, Inc., a small business accounting and tax practice. Since 1990 he has acquired, operated and sold Northwoods Office Suites, Raccoon Valley Golf Course, Chile Verde, C.V. Wrappers, Inc., and Zura Sports, Inc. McCoy authored a book on design group management called “Five Guys Design Group—a Management Docu-Drama.”
Paul Reeder - As the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Paul’s mission is to partner with key university stakeholders to establish a unified, overarching entrepreneurial and innovation collaboration strategy that maximizes value creation for Ohio State and its partners. Previously, Reeder served as director of operations and collaboration strategy in the Office of Research, Industry Liaison Office (ILO) where he worked with university leadership and partnered to assemble, expand and improve capabilities in support of external engagement. He also served as director of ideation and product development at the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO).
Before joining Ohio State in 2012, Paul founded Design Axis, a consulting firm specializing in product development and strategic innovation. Previously, he was the Vice President of Business Development at the Ellies Design Group and a hardware designer with Hewlett Packard. In 1994, Reeder formed Zura Sports, a manufacturer of consumer products, acquired by Aqua Lung in 2008.
Steve Karzmer, JD, Partner at Calfee, counsels clients on a wide range of business law matter, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, private equity investments, mezzanine debt financings and forming businesses using corporations and limited liability companies. Karzmer also effectively serves as outside general counsel to a number of private companies that do not have in house legal staffs. As such, Karzmer advises clients on a wide variety of day-to-day legal matters, including employment and consulting agreements, noncompetition agreements, executive compensation arrangements and distribution agreements. Prior to returning to Ohio, Steve practiced for eight years in Boston, Massachusetts during the Internet boom where he gained extensive experience advising technology clients on a broad variety of intellectual property and corporate issues.
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.
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.
Carol Cosler, MBA, Senior Project Manager, Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she leads the IS facility project team managing a portfolio in excess of $200M annually, and in prior years led the planning efforts for transition and occupancy of the NCH replacement hospital and subsequent four-phased activation. Cosler has over 30 years of diverse healthcare experience ranging from direct bedside clinical care to operational and administrative leadership, planning and business development, budgeting and financial analysis. In 1999, Cosler developed, owned, and operated a healthcare consulting group, Mithoff Consulting Group (MCG), involved in a broad range of consulting assignments at a national level with typical project assignments specific to work flow re-engineering and process design, clinical practice and staff management, operations planning and implementation, operational and facility functional assessment, planning and statistical analysis and customized strategic planning and design team support. MCG has partnered with some of the top architectural firms in the U.S., simulation modeling engineers, medical facility planners, medical equipment planners, logistic specialists, anthropologists, human centered design psychologists, food service planners, and healthcare furniture and interior design professionals.
Shelley Meyer helped create own collection of FitFashion apparel through a collaboration with local startup Bend. The Shelley Meyer Collection is sold at Bend’s retail location in Upper Arlington and online at bendactive.com. A percentage of the sales of The Shelley Meyer Collection are donated to The Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. Shelley provides community support for her collection and an entrepreneurial spirit while balancing life as a wife, mother, fitness professional and nurse, along with her new role as “Mimi” for her 1st grandson.
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.