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Bellwether League, Inc. Bellwether League Foundation showcases pharmacy-supply chain collaboration in new Leaders & Luminaries podcast

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 16, 2023) — Bellwether League Foundation (BLF) is pleased and proud to release a podcast that explores the opportunities of pharmacy and supply chain working together through the successful collaborative ventures at Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN.

The Leaders & Luminaries podcast is sponsored by Tecsys and features three executives at Parkview Health: Donna Van Vlerah, senior vice president, Supply & Support Services, Support Division, Future Famers Class of 2015 and Ammer Honoree 2021; Jesse L. Stanton, vice president, Supply Chain, Future Famers Class of 2023; and Chris Jellison, vice president, pharmacy. All three share their insights and expertise with Cory Turner, CMPR, senior director, Healthcare Strategy & Product Marketing, Tecsys, who serves as moderator.

Access the podcast on the "Leaders & Luminaries" page of BLF's web site here:

Stanton will be recognized as one of the newest Future Famers on October 2 at the 16th Annual Bellwether League Foundation Induction & Recognition Event at Marquette University in Milwaukee. For more information, contact Rick Dana Barlow, Co-Founder and Executive Director via email at

About Bellwether League Foundation

Bellwether League Foundation (BLF) comprises two operating divisions that educate, endow and evaluate professionals in healthcare supply chain performance excellence: The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership and Bellwether Philanthropy.

The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership evaluates and validates professionals submitted for consideration in its three award programs: Bellwether Honorees, Future Famers and Ammer Honorees. The Hall of Fame also offers educational and professional development content via the Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Forum and its "Leaders & Luminaries" multimedia of online and printed content.

BLF selects deceased, retired and currently active professionals with a minimum of 25 years of exemplary service and leadership performance in supply chain operations that meet its criteria to be recognized publicly as Bellwether Class Honorees.

Future Famers represent supply chain professionals early in their healthcare careers who do not yet qualify for Bellwether consideration but have contributed meaningfully to the profession and industry.

Honorees who receive the "Dean S. Ammer Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Performance Excellence" represent noteworthy executives and professionals in the middle of their careers who, through their innovative leadership and influential project management experience, best exemplify the practice and spirit of healthcare supply chain performance excellence.

To date, The Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership has honored 143 innovators, leaders and pioneers in healthcare supply chain management in five distinct categories: Education & Media, Supply Chain Management (Provider), Group Purchasing, Supplier and Consulting Services. Bellwether League Foundation also has recognized 39 Future Famers, and four Ammer Honorees.

Bellwether Philanthropy offers capstone educational and developmental projects to college-bound high school students who plan to study supply chain curricula, current collegiate students who major in supply chain-related careers and professionals who pursue continuing education through associations and universities. The division also is planning to offer grants and scholarships in the future.

Launched in late July 2007 by a group of influential veterans in the healthcare supply chain industry, Bellwether League Foundation began as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation that upgraded to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2021.

Bellwether League Foundation currently is funded by six Founding and Platinum Sustaining Sponsors — GHX, HealthTrust, Owens & Minor, Premier, Vizient and Wingfoot Media — and a host of additional sustaining sponsors at multiple levels. For more information, visit Bellwether League Foundation's website at