Julie Scott Allen has over two decades of experience as a government relations professional, advocating at the federal and state level to address Medicare and Medicaid payment and coverage and health care reform. She represents the interests of independent clinical laboratories through the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA), serving as their Washington Representative and advocating before Congress and such agencies as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Mark S. Birenbaum, Ph.D., is the administrator of the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA), a trade association for regional and community laboratories that focuses on business/management issues facing laboratories, and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), a professional association whose members are clinical laboratory directors, supervisors, consultants and laboratory technologists/technicians. Dr. Birenbaum holds a doctoral degree in microbiology/molecular biology from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis).
Jeffrey is the President of O’Connell & Aronowitz, an Albany, N.Y. law firm with a national health care practice. He is an accomplished health care litigator and counsel. He has served as General Counsel to the American Association of Bioanalysts, and has represented clinical laboratories throughout the country for over 30 years. Sherrin is a graduate of Albany Law School. He has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America for 25 years, and has also been consistently listed in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, a distinction earned by less than 5% of attorneys in the state.
Anes Dracic’s focus on interoperability enables vast connectivity for the Sunquest product suite, thus enabling Sunquest to be at the forefront of Meaningful Use certified technologies. Dracic is also responsible for Sunquest’s Clinical Financial application, which is increasingly instrumental in providing visibility into lab revenue and enabling regulatory compliance. Dracic holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Dual-BBA from the University of North Florida.