Trusted Health Care Professionals
Dr. Mike Barber, MD., Advisor
Dr. Barber graduated from the Indiana University College of Medicine in 1973 and had a private practice in family medicine for 15 years. He has served in numerous leadership positions including CMO of ChoiceCare and Humana, and CEO of Cincinnati Group Health Associates, The Haelan group, Momentum Health Solutions. He was also the founder and CEO of The Advanced Practice Institute and Elderhood Centers of America. Dr. Barber is currently serving as Chief Medical Officer for National Church Residences in Columbus (www.nationalchurchresidences.org/), which is a member of Linkage. NCR is the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services with 330+ communities in 28 states. They have approximately 25,000 units and 2200 employees nationwide.
Robert Cluxton, Pharm.D, MBA, Advisor
Robert Cluxton received his B.S., Pharm.D., and M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati. He is Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine at UC, where he teaches Geriatric Therapeutics , Outcomes Research, and Drug Literature Evaluation. His clinical practice is at the Alois Alzheimer’s Center in Greenhills Ohio & as a Consultant for the Tri-Health Program of All-inclusive Care program. From 2006 to 2011 he served as chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutic committee for Community Care Rx the fourth largest Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program, serving more than 1.1 million clients. Dr. Cluxton has practiced in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and in the Public Health Service on duty at the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Indian Health Service.
Susan Gilster, PhD. RN, Advisor
Susan Gilster is a leader and pioneer in creating innovative health care projects. Susan was responsible for the development of the Alois Alzheimer Center, which opened in 1987 as the first free-standing dementia facility in the United States, a nationally recognized model in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Known globally for exemplary Alzheimer’s and dementia care solutions, Dr. Gilster established The Gilster Group in 2012, a consultancy providing multidisciplinary collaboration of experts in memory loss and dementia which provides education, training and consulting to health care providers. Dr. Gilster also serves as an educator, researcher, operator, practitioner, and consultant, and has published over 100 articles. She has presented well over 125 national and international presentations in 14 countries focusing on leadership and organizational development, employee satisfaction and retention, and Alzheimer’s disease care and programs. Guided by her service-driven philosophy, Dr. Gilster developed a successful, transformational leadership model promoting person-centered care for residents, families and staff. Dr. Gilster published her innovative models in two books: “Changing Culture, Changing Care: SERVICE First” and “A Way of Life: Developing an Exemplary Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program.”
Dr. Paul F. Hollenberg, MD, Advisor
Dr. Hollenberg received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan as a graduate student with Dr. Jud Coon. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Lowell Hager at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He was appointed to the faculty at Northwestern University Medical School and became Professor of Pathology and Molecular Biology. In 1987 he moved to Wayne State University School of Medicine as Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and in 1994 he moved to the University of Michigan Medical School where he is the Maurice Seevers Collegiate Professor and Chair of Pharmacology. Dr. Hollenberg served as Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) from 1997-1998 and President in 2002-2003. He co-founded Chemical Research in Toxicology in 1997 and has served as an Associate Editor and then Review Editor since that time. He has served on the NIH Chemical Pathology Study Section and on numerous Special Study Sections. His research interest focus on the mechanisms of action of cytochromes P450; mechanism-based inactivators; the relationship between structure and function of the cytochrome P450; the role of human P450 isozymes in the metabolism of drugs, and other toxic agents; and role of cytochrome P450s in drug-drug interactions. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. In 2010 he was named an ACS Fellow, in 2011 he received the North American Scientific Award from the ISSX, and in 2012 he was named a Fellow of the AAAS.
Dr. Gregory Rouan, MD, Advisor
Dr. Gregory Rouan received his B.S. degree from the University of Dayton in 1976 and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in 1980. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Cincinnati where he also served as chief medical resident. As an American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholar, he completed a fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Rouan has served on the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine since 1983, obtaining the status of full Professor in 1995, and became the first recipient of the Richard W. and Sue P. Vilter Chair in General Internal Medicine in 1999. Dr. Rouan has served as Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine since 1992 and became interim-chair of the Department in June, 2011, and permanent chair and Taylor Professor of Medicine in January 2012. Dr. Rouan has been recognized as one of “The Best Doctors in America” since 1996. Nationally Dr. Rouan is very active with the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM), the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) and the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is currently serving as the Governor of the Ohio Chapter of the ACP, and also serves as Vice- Chair of the ACP national Education and Publication Committee.
Dr. Gregg Warshaw, MD, Advisor
Dr. Warshaw received his medical training at the University of Michigan, and further residency and fellowship training at Duke University, The University of North Carolina, and at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 1985, after four years as assistant professor and director of Geriatric Medicine Programs in The Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Warshaw is the director of the Geriatric Medicine Program at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. He is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine. He is also director of the Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine fellowship training program for physicians at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Warshaw serves as medical director of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, Ohio. Dr. Warshaw is a past president of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs.