Bio: Scott is the founder and president of McCreadie Group. Prior to starting McCreadie Group, Scott worked in large academic medical centers as a pharmacy informaticist. During this time, he designed and developed what later became McCreadie Group’s flagship product. Scott started the University of Michigan’s PGY2 residency in Pharmacy Informatics. His expertise and insights in pharmacy residency training, investigational drugs, and pharmacy automation have formed the foundation of McCreadie Group’s success. Scott earned his Pharm D at the University of Michigan and holds an MBA from Oakland University.
Scott has been recognized in the industry throughout his career:
Michigan Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists Professional Practice Award – ResiTrak
Southeastern Michigan Society of Hospital Pharmacy (SMSHP) Innovative Practice Award 1997
Southeastern Michigan Society of Hospital Pharmacy (SMSHP) Innovative Practice Award 2003 – PharmDoc.Net
ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Award 2004 – Electronic Formulary
ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Award 2004 – PharmDoc.Net
Elena Stegemann, BSChe, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Bio: Elena joined McCreadie Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and brings strong general management skills to the role. Elena is focused on developing McGreadie Group’s organizational capabilities, ensuring the company is well positioned to grow and expand its leadership position in target markets. Elena has over 20 years of leadership experience in both global corporations (including General Electric, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines), as well as emerging businesses. Her areas of expertise include Strategy, Manufacturing, Operations and International Business. Elena’s work has earned her a number of professional awards, including being a two-time recipient of the President’s E Award. Elena earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Denise Klinker, PharmD, MBA
Director of Educational Products – PharmAcademic
Bio: Denise manages McCreadie Group’s Educational products and is the product lead. She works closely with our clients to support innovative educational processes, ensures pharmacy student and resident success, and assists with maximizing clients’ operational efficiencies using PharmAcademicTM. Denise received both her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Florida. She has extensive health systems based practice experience in informatics, operations, and administration in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Most recently, she held a faculty position at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy and served as the Director of Experiential Programs. Additionally, Denise served as a member of the curriculum committee and taught in multiples courses relating to pharmacy informatics and health-systems practice. She has served as a preceptor to IPPE, APPE students as well as PGY1 residents.
Mike Schlesselman, PharmD, FASHP
Director of Research Products – Vestigo
Bio: Mike manages McCreadie Group’s Investigational Drug Service products and is the product lead. Mike completed his pharmacy practice residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and has served in technology-oriented, clinical and administrative leadership roles in pharmacy. As Director of Information Services Project Management on the hospital side of the pharmacy business, Mike served as the primary project manager for the EMR implementation at a community hospital. He has been very involved in the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology in a variety of roles. Mike has been recognized as a Fellow by ASHP. He earned his Pharm D from Creighton University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.
Richard Malone, PharmD, MHA
Business Development Executive
Phone: (615) 307-0912
Bio: Rick's focus is to further grow and expand McCreadie Group’s research product division by identifying how we can work with sponsors and other 3rd parties to add efficiency to the supply chain process. Rick has over 24 years of clinical, operational, and administrative experience. He spent the last eight years as Program Director for the Investigational Drug Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and is an experienced Vestigo user.
Jennifer Drabing, MA
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
Bio: Jennifer is our lead PharmAcademic Senior Account Manager, providing clients with training and personal, timely support. She develops the training documentation and educational materials for PharmAcademic and is always looking at ways to improve training methods and support resources. Additionally, Jennifer creates and delivers PharmAcademic communications to keep current and potential clients informed about our product. Jennifer joined McCreadie Group with a background in professional writing and education. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. She has taught Professional Writing at local colleges and universities and has considerable experience as a technical writer and editor. As a professional educator and communicator, she is committed to providing simple and effective training modules, help documentation, and meaningful product communications.
Rachael Aletti, PharmD
Research Products, Senior Account Manager
Phone: (917) 261-3101
Bio: Rachael focuses on helping our clients optimize their use of Vestigo, and identifying how to make it a stronger product that continues to add value and efficiency to IDS. Rachael is a licensed pharmacist with over 10 years of experience in both community and hospital settings. She has served as an investigational drug pharmacist at two major academic medical centers. Her most recent position at New York Presbyterian, and as such she brings both IDS and Vestigo expertise to her role.
Barrie Gura, MPH, CPhT
Research Products, Vestigo Analyst
Bio: Barrie is our lead Vestigo Account Manager providing customer support to our clients. She manages inbound support calls, as well as providing ongoing education and training for Vestigo users. Barrie is passionate about continuous improvement and helping her clients get the most of their Vestigo solution. Prior to joining us at McCreadie Group, Barrie has previous experience as a pharmacy technician at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she worked in inpatient and investigational drug service pharmacies. She received her Bachelor’s degree from California State University at Long Beach, and her Master’s degree from UCLA in Community Health Sciences and Public Health.
Ken Messer, BBA, CIS
Development Operations Engineer
Cherish Lallone, MS
Senior Business Analyst
Bio: Cherish heads the programming department for both of our software products, Vestigo and PharmAcademic. She comes to McCreadie Group with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a Master’s degree in IT management. After building a strong skill-set in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management in Detroit’s Automotive Industry, Cherish transitioned to McCreadie Group, where she is applying her skills to streamline and improve our software development processes.