I worked 23 years in the Pharmaceutical industry as a Sales Representative, National Account Manager, Managed Care Executive and Government Affairs Executive for Abbott Laboratory, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. As a Managed Care Executive I interfaced with The Pharmacy & Medical Director of Major HMOs to assure product formulary coverage & Disease Management in the clinical areas of Thyroid Disease, Cardiovascular, Obesity, Hypercholesterolemia and Mental Illness. As a Government Affairs Executive I collaborated with Key decision-makers at the Dept. of Medicaid, Department of Health & Human Services & National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) to help address the issue of Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, and Hypercholesterolemia, Aids & Mental Illness via proposed Pharmaceutical intervention and provision of patient centered resources provided to physicians as an adjunct to clinical intervention. Prior to working in the Pharmaceutical industry I was a H.S. Health & Physical Education teacher, Football & Wrestling Coach in Lynchburg, Virginia.