Joan Meyer joined MediCom Worldwide, Inc. in 1999 after more than 30 years as an executive with the Christian Hospital BJC HealthCare System. As President of MediCom, Ms. Meyer is responsible for developing the company’s accredited educational activities. She has developed programs in therapeutic areas such as COPD, BPH, women’s health issues (menopause, SUI) stroke, hypertension, ADHD, psychosis, bipolar disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic nonmalignant pain management, abuse and addiction issues, migraines, oncology, mucositis, and anemia.
With her hospital background and experience in budgeting, fiscal planning, quality assurance, customer service, as well as regulatory and compliance issues, Ms. Meyer is able to seamlessly take on the daily demands of this challenging position.
Ms. Meyer holds a Masters degree in hospital administration, is a registered nurse and is also a Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP).
Ms. Sturgis joined the MediCom Worldwide organization in 1997, where she has been a key executive in MediCom’s growth and development. Initially responsible for content editing and coordination of content development with KOLs, Ms. Sturgis was subsequently promoted to Director of Production, where she was responsible for managing the creative development of every MediCom project, including live symposia, slide kits, videos, audio and data CDs, and teleconferences. In addition, she was the Account Executive for MediCom’s distance learning initiatives, reaching more than 150,000 health care professionals each year. When MediCom reorganized in 2004, Ms. Sturgis worked first in ROI Media Group, Inc. and then Corona Productions, bringing her production and implementation skills to both companies. Ms. Sturgis rejoined MediCom in 2009 as the Chief Operating Officer, and she continues to consult closely with Corona Productions in its many and diverse strategic initiatives. As MediCom’s COO, Ms. Sturgis is responsible for the efficient development and implementation of MediCom’s diverse online communities, for expanding the reach of these web-based initiatives among the target audiences of health care professionals, and for overseeing the incorporation of the latest technologies into MediCom’s online initiatives, thereby ensuring maximum reach of effective and engaging activities among the clinician members of these communities.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Penn State University, Ms. Sturgis trained in advanced transgenic and knock-out mouse technology at the University of North Carolina before becoming the assistant manager of the Jackson Laboratory Transgenic Facility, the world’s leading developer of genetically altered mice.
Alan J. Vogenberg joined MediCom Worldwide, Inc. in 2001 as a clinical consultant. Alan graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. A member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, he is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Florida and New York and is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is an adjunct clinical instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia, and Bucks County Community College. In addition, Mr. Vogenberg is author of a number of articles and essays for local, state, and national pharmaceutical magazines and journals of various health care professions.
Clinical Advisory Panels
MediCom develops dedicated Clinical Advisory Panels for each therapeutic area of expertise. Each Advisory Panel is responsible for participating in the planning process to ensure that planned activities are relevant and applicable to the clinical audience. Faculty members from each Panel also review the planned educational activities to ensure that all MediCom standards are achieved, that learning objectives are met, and that the activity was produced as planned.
Jennifer Bolen, JD
Michael J. Brennan, MD
Micke A. Brown, BSN, RN
Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, ANP
Perry G. Fine, MD
Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD
Kathryn L. Hahn, PharmD, DAAPM, CPE
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Srinivas Nalamachu, MD
Steven D. Passik, PhD
April Hazard Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lynn R. Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM
Kenneth C. Anderson, MD
Mark H. Chaitowitz, MD
Miguel A. Conde, MD
Beth Faiman, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN
Sergio Giralt, MD
Jean-Luc Harousseau, MD
R. Donald Harvey III, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCOP
Sundar Jagannath, MD
Shaji K. Kumar, MD
Sagar Lonial, MD
Ann F. Mohrbacher, MD
John M. Valgus, PharmD, BCOP
Carol S. Viele, RN, MS, CNS