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A. Scott Walton has more than two decades of experience as a founder and executive of health care businesses . Before joining Ameritox as its CEO, Walton was an Executive Vice President with Laboratory Corporation of America, where he ran the company’s “Esoteric Business Units,” which generated over $1 billion in annual revenue. He was also a member of LabCorp’s five-person Executive Committee.
Before leading the Esoteric Businesses at LabCorp, Walton had numerous roles with the company including heading up strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and serving as the company’s Chief Information Officer.
Prior to LabCorp, Walton was a Partner at Subsidium Health Advisors, a healthcare consultancy that he co-founded, from 2002 to 2005. Earlier in his career, he also held management consultant positions with KPMG and E&Y and was exclusively focused on the health care marketplace.
Walton has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Gardner has experience with mergers and acquisitions, business development and strategy planning. He has process and department management experience overseeing finance, accounting, human resources and IT. He began his career in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and has held several positions with major consumer product distribution companies.
Dr. Harry Leider has a broad range of experience in clinical medicine and research, disease management and managed care. He utilizes his experience to lead a variety of progressive initiatives at Ameritox. His areas of responsibility include: directing the company’s clinical research projects, working with national experts in the area of chronic pain designing programs and tools that support practicing physicians, and designing and implementing programs that help payers improve quality of care for patients with chronic pain.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Leider has been a force for change in the healthcare industry, helping to establish the disease management specialty for Medicare recipients and other populations with special needs. He had senior leadership roles in multiple managed care and disease management organizations such as HealthNet, XLHealth, and Harvard Community Health Plan. As a clinician, he served for six years as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leider is currently a Senior Scholar in the School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.
A frequent speaker at national meetings and conferences, Dr. Leider has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters including: The Essentials of Medical Management and Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century. He currently serves on the board of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and is the organization’s incoming president and board chairman. Dr. Leider was a founding board member of the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA), and serves on the board of the Institute of Aging at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Leider earned his BA from Pennsylvania State University, his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and while a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, earned his MBA from the University of Washington. In addition to being board-certified in Internal Medicine, he is also board-certified in Medical Management.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Zimmerman has managed clinical research programs in a variety of settings. He began his career at Massachusetts General Hospital, the flagship Harvard University Hospital, where he served as Administrative Director in the Center for Imaging and Pharmaceutical Research. Mr. Zimmerman was later appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WorldCare, Inc., a clinical research organization serving Proctor & Gamble, Hoffmann La Roche, Novartis and other leading pharmaceutical companies.
At Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of the biopharmaceutical services provider PAREXEL International, Jay served as Vice President of the Medical Imaging Division. During his tenure there he oversaw the company’s contract research and consulting services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device customers in their use of medical imaging as an endpoint in clinical trials – contributing to dozens of successful regulatory submissions.
Most recently Mr. Zimmerman founded North Point Imaging Research, a start up venture providing technology and services using medical imaging as an endpoint in the clinical development process.
Jay Zimmerman received his Masters of Education in Administrative Policies Studies, Hospital Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Education from the University of South Carolina.
Joel McEndree, one of the founders of Ameritox, brings extensive business start-up and management experience to his role as Vice President, Intellectual Property & Program Development.
Before helping to launch Ameritox in 2001, he was CEO of its predecessor, Universal Toxicology Laboratories. Mr. McEndree had previously started two other companies. Dojuta Properties, founded in 1998, managed various real–estate ventures; Magi, Inc., which he started in 1981, performed contract accounting and operations services for small, independent oil and gas operators. All of these companies, including the two laboratories, have shared a strong commitment to offering valuable, reliable solutions to their client companies and physician practices.
Mr. McEndree holds a BBA with majors in finance and accounting from the University of North Florida. He currently lives in Midland, Texas.
Crayton has more than two decades of sales leadership in health care, most recently leading a team of more than 600 sales professionals for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for brands in their cardiology and metabolism portfolio.
Prior to serving as area vice president for Sanofi-Aventis, Crayton was vice president of sales for its metabolism business, a role that he rose to after successfully leading several other product and sales efforts at the company..
Crayton worked his way up the sales organization within Sanofi-Aventis, amassing a pedigree of internal and external leadership awards along the way. Among them, Crayton received the organizations Multicultural Summit Award, was named Best Account Manager by Health Industries Research Co. two years in a row and received the Leadership in Action award in consecutive years.
He has a bachelor’s degree in management/marketing from Purdue University and has also completed a health leadership program at Kellogg Graduate School and a strategic marketing program at Columbia Graduate School.
Regina G. Morano, J.D., C.H.C, is a highly regarded healthcare attorney and compliance executive who brings more than two decades of legislative, regulatory and legal experience to Ameritox. She began her healthcare career as a Jesuit Volunteer and founding staff member of Baltimore’s Health Care for the Homeless Program in 1985, and has served in key legal and compliance positions with leading hospital, nursing home, managed care and regulatory organizations. A former Ethics Officer for the State of New York, she has worked closely with government officials at the state and federal levels to build a culture of compliance in the organizations and among the constituents she has served. As a regulatory Special Counsel, Morano provided legal and legislative counsel to the chairman of a statewide agency administering five claims-based benefits programs.
Before joining Ameritox, Morano was Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel for F.F. Thompson Health System in New York state, and served as lead regulatory and compliance counsel for New York State’s largest not-for-profit health plan, with 2 million commercial, Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. Among the many honors Morano has received in her career, she was appointed by then-New York Governor George E. Pataki to the Governor’s Council on Women’s Issues; and was honored by her peers in the legal community as one of the Top 10 legal counsels for the Greater Rochester, New York region in 2011.
Morano is an honors graduate of Albany Law School of Union University, where she was appointed to the Board of Trustees upon graduation in 1995. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne College.