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Chief Executive Officer
Jeff MacDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of JHI. Mr. MacDonald joined JHI in September 2005 and is now responsible for the overall strategic direction and long term success of the organization. He focuses on continuously strengthening JHI's portfolio of leading divisions, products and services through organic development, acquisitions and partnerships.
One of his highest priorities and his greatest accomplishment is identifying, recruiting and retaining some of the most experienced and talented executives in the healthcare information industry to lead JHI's business units. Jeff has 20 years of experience ranging from general management to business valuation across several industries including healthcare, finance, publishing, communications and education. He applies this broad base of experience to create an environment at JHI where dedicated people can leverage strong assets to create valuable information offerings for healthcare professionals and financial supporters.
Prior to joining JHI, Mr. MacDonald spent seven years at Thomson Scientific and Healthcare where he held the title of Executive Vice President of Medical Education. Through his vision and leadership, he established the largest medical education operation in the world with 750 associates and 10 office locations throughout the U.S. and Europe including the largest professional healthcare newsletter publisher in the U.S. with 48 titles. During his career at Thomson Jeff also held the positions of Publisher for RN Magazine as well as President & CEO of American Health Consultants. He began his career in the information industry at Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President & CFO of the Medical and Financial Publishing Group which comprised over 20 magazines, journals, newsletters and live events including The International Medical News Group and Institutional Investor.
Mr. MacDonald received an M.B.A. in Finance from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. « Hide bio
Chief Executive Officer of JHI's Information Services Group
Marc Ferrara is CEO of JHI's Information Services Group which includes JHI's Optical Group and U.S. Pharmacist. Marc joined JHI in 1989 and has taken on many key positions in the company. After successfully launching 20/20 Europe in 1989, Marc was named editor-in-chief of 20/20 and in 1994, advanced to publisher of the magazine.
Marc's forward-thinking ideas and his knowledge of new industry trends enabled him to spearhead one of the optical industry's initial ventures in web-related initiatives, launching Sightstreet and then managing VisionWeb, the industry's leading wholesale portal. Marc has served as president of JHI's worldwide Optical Group since 2005, with wide-ranging responsibilities including 20/20, Frames Data, Vision Monday, Review of Optometry, Review of Ophthalmology, Jobson Research, Jobson Internet Solutions and Jobson's international business in Europe, Latin America and Asia. His pioneering of global and web-related initiatives has proven to be key drivers in building Jobson Optical, reinforcing the group's leadership position in providing information to the optical industry.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Marc has gained industry-wide respect and forged solid relationships with major players in optical including leading manufacturers and industry associations. His active involvement in the optical and healthcare community has reinforced his dedication to professionalism and education and is consistently recognized by various industry associations. « Hide bio
Senior Vice President of Operations
Jeff began his career with JHI in September 2007. He is responsible for all back office functions within the organization. Jeff's primary focus is to evaluate and implement operational efficiencies that can improve work flow and lower expenses where feasible. Jeff is directly responsible for IT, Circulation, Creative Services, Production and Facilities.
Prior to joining JHI, Jeff was Senior Vice President and General Manager for AHC Media LLC. His responsibilities at AHC Media were to oversee all day to day operations of over 45 subscription based newsletters, various loose-leaf projects, and direct marketing in excess of 7 million mail pieces annually.
In 1997, Jeff was Director of Operations for the American Health Consultants business unit of Thomson Healthcare. In 2000, he was appointed Vice President of Operations and became responsible for the development and implementation of various back office functions including Circulation, Fulfillment, Information Systems, Production and Facilities Management. In 2003, his responsibilities were expanded to include Operational Coordination for all companies within Thomson Medical Education.
Prior to joining Thomson, Jeff held various Operational and Customer-Oriented positions with LRP Publications and Automatic Data Processing.
Jeff received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his undergraduate degree from Husson College. « Hide bio
Michael R. Lemon
Senior Vice President, CME Compliance
Michael Lemon is Senior Vice President, CME Compliance for JHI and has over thirteen years of experience in healthcare education. He is responsible for monitoring and interpreting CME regulations, establishing policies and procedures to demonstrate the corporation's intention to comply with the regulations and ethical codes promulgated by the agencies and organizations that govern the CME enterprise, and training personnel to assure a strong working knowledge of CME compliance.
Mr. Lemon earned his MBA degree from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business in Denver, Colorado. Michael is a very active member of the CME community and has been an invited speaker for numerous engagements in the areas of compliance, regulatory issues, and best practices. He is President of the North American Association of Medical Education and Communication Companies (NAAMECC), a distinguished member of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) and has served as the Chair of the Medical Education and Communications Company Alliance (MECCA). Michael also serves as a Consulting Editor for CE Measure. « Hide bio
Vice President of Human Resources
Tammy Garcia joined the JHI team in 2015 as Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for all aspects of human resource management across JHI. She is a results-oriented professional with over 18 years of experience in corporate human resources.
A high energy, motivated and committed business partner, Tammy leads the human resource team and the talent management process with a commitment to recruit, develop and retain the highest quality personnel. She is a key contributor to maintaining a corporate culture where JHI employees and the company will continue to succeed.
Prior to joining JHI, Tammy spent over five years at PDR, LLC, a former division of Thomson Reuters, as HR Director. Her previous work experience includes over 12 years of progressive human resource roles at Thomson Reuters.
Tammy holds a BS in Business Management from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. « Hide bio