Allergan is a diversified global pharmaceutical company focused on developing new medicines that address unmet medical needs in critical therapeutic areas, as well as increasing global access to high-quality, affordable medicines.
Driving continued innovation and growth is the combined company’s strong commitment to R&D, with an investment of ~$1.7 billion in 2015, focused on strategic development of innovative and durable value-enhancing products within brands, generics, biologics and OTC portfolios.
Allergan is a proud sponsor of the AiRS Foundation 2nd annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day.
eraclea skin care
At eraclea, their mission is to create and provide clients with skin care that has proven results to maintain youthful-looking skin. They strive to raise the bar in the skin care industry by offering a luxurious line of nourishing, rejuvenating products that demonstrate proven effectiveness at an affordable price.
eraclea is a proud sponsor and supports the AiRS Foundation by donating a portion their sales and supporting various AiRS initiatives.
NewBeauty has established itself as a leading powerhouse beauty brand, educating and empowering women in their beauty decisions, through diverse, multi-channel platforms, including print and web publications, interactive applications, TV, retail shopping, e-commerce, product sampling and events. Built on a foundation of trusted content, vetted by an editorial advisory board consisting of top doctors and leading industry experts, NewBeauty delivers solutions and cutting-edge information on a full range of topics from diet, wellness and fitness, to products, treatments and advanced procedures. With an all-access platform—from learning to sampling and buying—NewBeauty is the definitive authority on all things beauty.
Pink Lemonade Project
Founded by Drs. Allen and Cassie Gabriel, Pink Lemonade Project (501c3) was created to provide critical support to breast cancer survivors who struggled with the many emotional and psychological aspects of breast cancer diagnosis and recovery. Even within the breast cancer community itself, Allen and Cassie saw there was a noticeable lack of information regarding the age someone should get a mammogram (with or without a history of breast cancer), as well as the rights and options available for restoration after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Initially providing a retreat for 14 brave women, PLP expanded in 2011 with the offering of single and couple retreats. Today, they continue to host a range of healing retreats as well as breast restoration advocacy and the Pink Link program, a developing peer to peer support program.
ZO Skin Health, Inc.
ZO Skin Health, Inc. develops and delivers innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health around the globe. Utilizing cutting-edge science and Dr. Zein Obagi’s extensive clinical experience creating treatments and regimens for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. provides comprehensive skincare programs for physicians and their patients. Committed to advancing effective treatments for healthy skin, ZO Skin Health, Inc. supports physicians’ practices through skin health seminars and clinical training, and patients through a variety of educational programs. As a result, ZO Skin Health, Inc. is focused on providing products and protocols that bridge the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care that allow patients to experience continuously healthy skin regardless of their age or unique skin condition.
Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of education, enhancement of clinical skills, and the delivery of safe, quality skin care provided to patients from the offices of plastic surgeons certified by or eligible to sit for examination by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
SPSSCS is a part of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Cindy Carey, an SPSSCS member who had breast cancer, has generously shared with us some necessary information about skin care for women who are going through chemo therapy and or radiation treatments.
Randi Redmond Oster, MBA
- CEO, Randi Redmond Oster, LLC
- Author, “Questioning Protocol”
Randi Redmond Oster is a writer, engineer and mother who is a passionate advocate for patient management reform. Her journey is a personal one. Randi left her executive position with General Electric in order to care for both her ailing parents and her young children. She understands the emotional and financial toll that caring for a loved one can place on a family.
When her 15 year-old son was hospitalized with complications from Crohn’s Disease, Randi’s business skills and maternal compassion kicked into high gear. In the hospital, she used her executive management training, her Six Sigma quality training and her experience in motivating employees to become her son’s best health care advocate.
Living alongside her son in the hospital for nearly a month, Randi identified process improvements in the hospital, and wrote a book to help others learn from her experience navigating the health care system.
Today her mission is to help others proactively prepare.
Randi earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Union College, and an MBA from Boston University. She is member of the National Association of Health Care Advocacy Consultants and National Association of Financial and Insurance Providers. Oster holds certifications as an LTCP – Long-Term Care Professional, a CLTC – Certified Long-Term Care Professional and a Six Sigma – Black Belt, GE. She is a recognized leader in the Long Term Care insurance industry and is a frequent keynote speaker on Shared Decision Making, and patient advocacy.
Shirley Trainor-Thomas, MHSA
- GuideStar® Clinical Trials Management
- Senior Vice President, Business Development
Shirley Trainor-Thomas is a breast cancer survivor, Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, and reconstruction success story! Shirley chronicled her own very personal story of breast reconstruction in “Shirley’s Story” which she shares with “sisters” on the journey. You can find her story here.
Shirley has spent her entire career in the healthcare field focusing specifically on clinical research for nearly the last decade. As Senior Vice President of Business Development of GuideStar Clinical Trials Management, she is responsible for driving the sales efforts for the company, building and maintaining relationships with physicians involved in clinical trials, and coordinating logistics with trial sponsors.
Having worked extensively with physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems, Shirley has a proven track record for building and managing clinical research sites across the country. Her expertise lies in overseeing operational efficiency, research quality and profitability of each site. Additionally, she has developed systems for communicating with pharmaceutical and device companies to ensure the most desired clinical trial opportunities are offered to client research sites.
Prior to joining GuideStar, Shirley was in clinical trials management leadership roles spearheading partnerships with numerous health systems, hospitals and physician practices and directed the clinical trial procurement process for those clients. Before gaining her clinical research experience, Shirley worked in several hospital systems holding management positions that included business development, managed care contracting, marketing, outpatient service management and physician acquisitions.
Shirley earned her Master in Health Services Administration Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Women’s Healthcare Executive Network as well as the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
Complementing her professional career, Shirley has held board positions with many civic and non-profit organizations including Rotary International, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.