March Monthly Breakfast
The Board of Directors of the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County invites you to its next monthly 2nd Friday Networking Breakfast Meeting being held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30am.
This month's speaker is Ronald J. Steptoe, CMR, DABDA CEO / Co-Founder, Warrior Centric Health, LLC
Ron’s unique story gives an unparalleled perspective around serving ones country, entrepreneurialism and Veteran Population Health. As an 8th generation military veteran whose family legacy of service to the nation dates back to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars; his own professional & military experience and education from the United States Military Academy at West Point compelled Ron to lead and inspire a sustained legacy of innovation and equity in healthcare for the nation’s veteran and military communities.
Ron has nearly 30 years of management, operational and marketing experience in the health care advocacy and marketing/public relations industries. He has extensive experience in bringing new medical therapies to market and managing their growth in a diverse array of government and private health care systems. He has received professional credentialing as a Certified Medical Representative (CMR)
Ron created and managed industry leading multicultural and emerging markets business models for Pfizer’s Multi-Cultural Business Team. His area of focus and market-specific expertise is in population health and health care. He directed the multicultural marketing and advocacy initiatives for Pfizer’s 13,000 sales managers and representatives in the United States.
A service-disabled veteran, Ron started the Steptoe Group, LLC and its subsidiary - Warrior Centric Health, LLC, to bring health care advocacy, curriculum development, education, and training to the federal and commercial marketplaces. Ron's firms created and developed the Warrior Centric Health (WCH)® platform and ecosystem. (WCH)® consists of disruptive proprietary E-learning, credentialing and data science platform solutions for the healthcare industry. The (WCH)® solutions integrate best practices in technology transfer from the fields of health, science, education and technology to maximize population health outcomes for high-risk professional communities disproportionately impacted by environmental and occupational hazards (i.e., veteran and military communities).
The companies’ proprietary business model (training, information management, communications and research/assessments) addresses the lack of integrated medically-accredited health care provider and practitioner training, educational resources, geo-targeting and uniformity which result in systemic impediments. These impediments exacerbate clinical, cultural, economic, familial and regional geographic challenges contributing to disparities in health, healthcare and services provided to the veteran and military communities. Ronald is highly sought after for his expertise in creating innovative training and education technology transfer solutions.
Ron’s activities and honors include:
- Serving on the Board of Directors of USA Cares, Inc. (a national veterans service organization).
- Commission into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for his national work serving the military and veteran communities, awarded by the governor of Kentucky in 2013.
- Appointment as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2014.
- Named a Board Certified Diplomate by the American Board of Disability Analyst (DABDA).
- WCH, LLC - named by the American Hospital Association-Institute for Diversity, Member of the Year in 2016
- WCH, LLC - named by FORBES as one of the Top 25 Veteran-Founded Start-ups in America in 2016
Prior to joining Pfizer 27 years ago, Ron served as an officer in the United States Army. He is also a 1987 graduate from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences & Leadership.
We meet on the second Friday of every month at Lahinch Tavern and Grill in the Cabin John Shopping Center at Tuckerman Lane and Seven Locks Road. Parking is conveniently located outside the restaurant.
Registration is $25 for pre-registered CBN-MC members, $30 at the door and for non-members.