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Transformation: Key Takeaways from the LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo

DATE: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m. CST

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Taking the best from the LeadingAge Illinois Annual Meeting & Expo, join this webinar for highlights of key sessions focusing on trends, industry updates, and best practices. And earn free CE credit.

Beginning with highlights of the two inspiring keynote addresses, Making a Difference with Steve Gilliland, CSP, and In Forward Motion presented by Carol Silver Elliott, the webinar will provide an overview of key topics that may include:

  • Top trends in aging services for 2021
  • Successful approaches to surveys
  • Strategies to minimize risk
  • Managing quality outcomes
  • Understanding and optimizing reimbursement rates

Themed Transformation, the conference acknowledges the disruption caused by COVID-19 but recognizes that there are opportunities to transform in the shared mission of serving and supporting the senior care industry.

Join this webinar to:

  • Gain insight into the leading trends and opportunities in long-term and senior care for 2021.

  • Identify practical ways your organization can grow and transform within the disruption caused by COVID-19

  • Understand issues facing aging services and how they impact your organization

Ron joined Forum in 2018, serving as a strategic change agent and helping the company add value to and deepen partner relationships. He was named Executive Vice President, Client Success in March 2020. In his new role, he leads Forum’s world-class client-facing teams to optimize our service, support, and clinical programs and help customers thrive.

Ron brings more than 35 years of diverse pharmacy leadership experience and relationship-building to bear on a role designed to support the company’s vision. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, a Certificate from The Wharton School and the Leonard Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Registered Pharmacist. After overseeing substantial growth at multiple Chicago area Walgreens pharmacies, he began a strategic leadership role that involved fundamentally changing the way Walgreens engaged customers. His various leadership roles at Walgreens included District Pharmacy Supervisor, Manager of Pharmacy Services/Loss Prevention, Director of E-Commerce, Director of Government Relations, Vice President of Accountable Care Services, and Vice President of Healthcare Solutions.

He has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, an Emeritus Dean’s Advisory Board member of Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy, and a Dean’s Advisory Board member at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. An avid athlete, Ron is a Certified Level 1 USAT Triathlon Coach and The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dare2tri, a 501C3 organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities.

With 20 years of experience in business development, with the last 10 years in successful healthcare start-ups, Gina is a thought leader in healthcare business development. She joined Forum in 2019, and is responsible for driving growth and expanding Forum’s market reach. Having successfully navigated business growth for post-acute focused companies like Redilearning/Relias, CareMerge and CipherHealth, Gina’s ability to create unique growth strategies around identified markets has honed her business development expertise. Her success is achieved by working closely with clients to the find the right solutions that ultimately increase their margins and produce higher resident satisfaction.

Gina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Missouri. She is a volunteer youth coach for multiple youth sports associations and is a field volunteer for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

CC is the driving force behind Quantum Age, a consultancy serving organizations in senior care and aging services. She is among the top strategists in the field, specializing in strategic planning, positioning and branding, and leadership development for the long-term/post-acute care and aging services sectors. CC serves on advisory groups for several organizations, including the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) and Environments for Aging, and is vice chair of the Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC). She holds a Master’s degree in the Management of Aging Services from the UMBC School of Aging and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Economics from Oberlin College.

Pam Kramer has been involved in process development and improvement in every company with which she has been associated during her more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked across the country with agencies, hospitals, healthcare centers, and pharmaceutical/biotechnology manufacturers, creating award-winning strategies and programs in oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, pharmacy, and more for such noted clients as Abbott Laboratories, Parke-Davis, and Genentech. 

She joined Forum in 2004 as Director of Marketing & Client Relations, working with client facilities to align pharmacy services to customer needs. With a unique background that balances strategic planning and operational process development with a keen understanding of what her customers need, she was named Vice President of Business Operations in 2007 and Executive Vice President in 2011. Responsible for development and implementation of Forum’s overall company strategy, as well as overseeing pharmacy and business operations, she is intimately involved in optimizing infrastructure and services to create exceptional value for customers. 

Pam also serves as the pharmacy’s lead educator, developing programs on compliance, controlled substance regulations, reimbursement, industry trends, process development, and procedural improvement. With particular expertise in electronic health records and reimbursement, Pam has been a speaker at educational meetings, family nights, and conferences such as the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Illinois Health Care Association, and Leading Age Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician.

Nursing ― This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators ― This program has been approved for one hour of continuing education by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20220731-1-A76617-DL.


Ron Weinert
Ron Weinert BS, RPh
Gina Gambaro
Gina GambaroBS
CC Andrews
CC AndrewsChief Strategist


Pamela Bryan Kramer
Pamela Bryan Kramer BA, LPhT

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