Webinar: Women Empowering Women

Join Vicky Lyle, Chair of PWH; Rachelle Ferrara, Past Chair of PWH and Allison Therwhanger, Chair Elect for PWH, about the importance of women empowering and supporting other women. We will discuss breaking down the perception of women competing, tips and tricks for supporting women and the importance of taking risks.

Speakers:

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Vicky Lyle
VP of Industry Associations, Owens & Minor
PWH Chair

Vicky Lyle is the Vice President of Industry Associations at Owens & Minor, where she leads the Company’s involvement with industry and trade organizations worldwide. She currently serves on the executive board for Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH) as the Chair for the 2021 and 2022 term. She also serves on the board of Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) and serves on the Council of Supplier Diversity for Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA). Vicky has been with Owens & Minor for 35 years, contributing business and technical expertise across all facets of the supply chain.

Prior to her current role, she served as Operating Vice President, Service Line Strategy, where she was responsible for the development of the inventory solutions platform along with service line operations, implementation and support. In her time with the Company, she has led several strategic cross-functional projects, including business acquisitions, distribution center strategy, and the creation of Owens & Minor’s Third Party Logistics (3PL) service offering. Vicky holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Averett University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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Allison Therwhanger, CPA
Vice President of Corporate Sales, Innovia
PWH Chair Elect

Allison Therwhanger is Vice President of Innovia Medical - Corporate Sales.   Allison is a healthcare executive that has spent over 30 years with customers in ENT, Aesthetic and Ophthalmic product lines. She specializes in finding product solutions for Innovia Medical’s largest and most complex customers.

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Rachelle Ferrara
VP Account Management, Modivcare
PWH Past Chair

Rachelle Ferrara is the Vice President of Account Management for Modivcare (Nasdaq: MODV) a progressive, tech-enabled organization focused on addressing the social deterimants of health inequities via its supportive care solutions: non-emergent medical transportation, remote patient monitoring, nutritional meal delivery, medication management and personal care. Rachelle spearheads key stakeholder relationships, with a leading Managed Care Organization on a national level. Prior to her role with Modivcare, Rachelle held significant positions at Henry Schein, Inc. including her role as General Manager within the Medical Group and leading Business Development positions Internationally. Rachelle serves on numerous prestigous industry boards, including her position as Past Chair, PWH® Professional Women in Healthcare. Rachelle earned a BA from SUNY Empire College, New York, with further certifications from the Harvard Business School Business Administration and Management Program. Rachelle was nominated for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen in 2016. She has been active on the healthcare speaking circuit globally for over ten years with her most recent contribution as Master of Ceremonies for The Future of Health Summit at Arab Health in Dubai in 2022.

 


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