OneMedPlace Team

  • Brett Johnson, President & Executive Editor

    Brett is an experienced entrepreneur, having successfully launched numerous communications-related enterprises. He started with the Minnesota Collaborative a regional network that assists emerging companies and annually hosts one of the country’s largest venture capital conferences, where presenting companies have raised in excess of $2 billion since 1994. He was founder and editor-in-chief of Minnesota Ventures magazine, a regional business publication focusing on small and growing companies. He was also founder and publisher of Law & Politics magazine, a monthly published in Minnesota and Washington and whose SuperLawyers supplement is syndicated in 40 markets. His healthcare experience began in pharmacy, where he worked with the National Community Pharmacists Association NCPA and founded There, as CEO, he built an online network of almost 2,000 local drugstores throughout the U.S. He was also active in the financing and development of Health Integrated, a leading national disease management company. His non-profit background includes founding the Environmental Initiative in 1990 to address regional environmental issues by bringing together environmental groups, industry and government. The organization has become a model for other regional environmental initiatives. He received his degree in economics from Harvard University.


    Jon Garfield, Chairman of the Advisory Board

    Mr. Garfield serves as the chairman of the advisory board at OneMedPlace. Mr. Garfield also serves as a Board of Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Neah Power. Mr. Garfield was the former Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Clearant Inc. From 2001 until August 2005, Mr. Garfield served as an independent financial consultant, including Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. From 1998 until January 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer of a telecom service provider and a software developer. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions for formally New York Stock Exchange listed ground transportation consolidator Coach USA, Inc. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Garfield served as Corporate Assistant Controller of Maxxim Medical, Inc. Maxxim was a formally New York Stock Exchange listed manufacturer and distributor of medical products. From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Garfield practiced public accounting with Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Garfield received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas, Austin.


    Daniel Kremer, Director of OneMedTV

    Daniel Kremer grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude from Philadelphia’s Temple University with a degree from their prestigious Film and Media Arts program. While residing in Philadelphia, he wrote and directed many films of both short and feature-length, and now contributes high-quality production and post-production skills to OneMedTV using a wide range of experience in media-related fields. His films have won numerous international awards, including five Best Documentary prizes and two awards for Best Feature Film. He has been with OneMedTV for two years, and has overseen the completion and delivery of hundreds of executive videos, sit-down interviews and conference-coverage trailers. Also, he is fluent in Hebrew, and is capable and most eager to help Israeli companies produce media for OneMedTV in the Hebrew language, if they should desire it.


    Claudia Pinzon, Director of Media

    Claudia Pinzon oversees the company’s marketing and online communication strategy. Ms. Pinzon is responsible for analysis, strategies and implementation of sales, distribution and outreach programs. She majored in Marketing and Advertising at Javeriana University and earned a Masters Degree in Media Management at The New School in New York City. Prior experience includes: Media (online reporting and production), branding and marketing consultant for small businesses focused on healthcare, fitness and medicine.


    J. Pascal Rawls-Philippe, Director of Administration & Finance

    Pascal organizes the daily administrative tasks for efficiency along with daily and periodic finances. As Administrative Director he is responsible for designing and coordinating the registration systems and processes for the bi-annual conferences, organizing and utilizing email lists, developing uniform formats for data entry and training and quality control among current employees. As Finance Director, Pascal is responsible for all A/P and A/R, invoicing, budgeting, quarterly reporting and payroll. Pascal was previously the Head of North American Operations at Eurasi Enterprises, a furniture wholesaler based out of High Point , NC . Pascal is a graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.


    Lisa Sher, Director of Business Development

    Lisa Sher has been an award-winning sales producer at pharmaceutical companies, Zeneca (now Astra-Zeneca) specializing in cardiovascular and type 2 Diabetes drugs, Endo (specializing in pain management therapies) and most recently Schering-Plough (now Merck) specializing in the asthma and allergy market. Her diverse background in these therapeutic areas allows her to be well-versed in many subjects. Lisa holds a BA with honors in International Relations from Boston University. Lisa works closely with companies and investors to make sure they receive all the possible benefits that membership in OneMedPlace and participation in OneMedForums has to offer.


    Mary Ellen Tornatore,
    Director of Sponsorships

    Mary Ellen serves the role of Director of Sponsorships at OneMedPlace. She has expertise in providing in-depth consultation with clients to identify their specific strategic objectives to create sponsorship packages that best serve them. Mary Ellen began her career in 2005 at The Wall Street Transcript selling sponsorships to high-level executive conferences and since then she has worked in the conference industry focusing on helping clients gain exposure, thought leadership and networking opportunities. Mary Ellen received her B.A. in Communications from University at Buffalo, and A.A.S. in Advertising Design from Fashion Institute of Technology.