December 4, 2020
RESTON, VIRGINIA – November 4, 2020 – Global PPE, a startup committed to rapidly securing and distributing certified personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to organizations in critical need, announced its five founding members of the Global PPE Advisory Board, establishing strong ties with business and industry leaders as the company continues fast growth of its operations and customer base across healthcare, education, transportation and other sectors, as well as non-profit organizations.
“The Global PPE team is so honored to have these five individuals dedicate their expertise, knowledge, and resources to help build our company and provide the best products and services to organizations who so desperately need them for their own staff and their customers, and who are currently working or adjusting to going back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Global PPE Founder and CEO, Sanjay Puri. “Their counsel, keen business acumen, and experiences speak volumes of their leadership and expertise in expanding the PPE field.”
“On behalf of the inaugural members of the Global PPE advisory board, we understand the importance and urgency in working with Sanjay Puri and his team as they enable high-quality, reliable, timely and cost-effective delivery of these critical supplies,” said Lori McNeill, who is serving as the chairperson of the Global PPE Advisory Board. “With no current end in sight, many companies and organizations, particularly in rural areas and those significantly impacted by the virus, need not just immediate assistance, but also a steady stream of reliable and affordable products.”
The Global PPE Advisory Board Members joining Mr. Puri:
Lori McNeill, Board Chair –As President & Founder of McNeill Consulting, she works with organizations to minimize the disruption that change can have on the process, culture, and people, so they have the ability to fulfill their vision and mission. Ms. McNeill has built her reputation on deep working relationships with organizations as small as biotech startups to vast, Fortune 100 companies that operate globally. She has partnered with well-known entities, such as Pfizer, Allergan, Takeda, Shire, CBI Health, UPMC, and Geisinger Health System. Prior to consulting, Ms. McNeill served as Vice President of Strategy for Accounts in the healthcare division of Ogilvy and Mather. She also worked at Pfizer for over 13 years, where she held several positions of leadership, including Senior Director of Global Operations. During that role, she won the companywide Innovation Award to develop a proof of concept which resulted in the newly formed business unit Integrated Health.
Dr. Robert W. Naismith, Board Member – Dr. Naismith is the chairman of Mentor Insight, a company that provides business insight into emerging and early-stage businesses. He also has served on numerous boards and advisory boards, currently serving on The Wright Center Graduate Medical Education Board, the largest independent residency program in the United States. He is a founder and served as chairman of the board of The Commonwealth Medical College and has held several adjunct professorships at Case Western Reserve University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Scranton.
Dr. Makarand “Mak” Jawadekar, Board Member – A veteran pharma industry expert professional, Dr. Jawadekar has been serving as a strategic advisor to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through his independent consultancy since 2010. With nearly four decades of experience in the pharma industry spanning both business and research activities, Dr. Jawadekar began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics.
Josko J. Silobrcic, MD, MPH, MS, Board Member – Dr. Silobrcic has over 25 years of experience at the forefront of healthcare technology and innovation, as an executive, consultant, clinician, and researcher, and has worked with companies serving leading provider, payer and life sciences organizations in the U.S. He is also a course director and management faculty in the Master of Health Care Management program for physician executives at Harvard University and serves as an advisory board member for several healthcare technology startups and humanitarian, non-profit organizations.
Martin “Marty” Chávez, Board Member – As mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chávez partnered with leading educational and scientific institutions to establish the Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science (AIMS), a charter high school dedicated to academic excellence. He has also served as the executive director of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA and chairman of the advisory board for the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. Prior to becoming mayor, Chávez served as a state senator in New Mexico, where he helped pass the New Mexico Workers Compensation Act and to implement the Voter Registration Reform Act, known as “motor voter.”
As the entire world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to face severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) across healthcare and many other sectors, severely risking the safety and lives of individuals and populations. Global PPE is committed to creating rapid and sustainable supplies of certified diagnostic/testing kits and a full array of health protection consumables. For more information, visit www.global-ppe.com.