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Entrepreneurial Commercialization, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Physician Practice Management

commercialization, MEP, physician practice management

Lee Herron, Georgia Research Alliance, Bill Ritsch, GaMEP, Eric Christ, PracticeAdmin. Talking commercialization, manufacturing extension, and physician practice management

Lee Harron/Georgia Research Alliance Facebook Twitter

Dr. Herron is Vice President of Commercialization for the Georgia Research Alliance directing the activities of GRA Ventures. Through GRA Ventures, a milestone-based process is used to accelerate the formation of new companies around university research by offering a suite of services including academic entrepreneurial commercialization awards and loans to validate technology and business concepts. GRA Ventures funding is provided in sequential phases corresponding to increasing levels of risk mitigation. Prior to joining the GRA in July 2008, Dr. Herron worked with the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech and prior thereto spent many years in the start-up and developing company environment.

William Ritsch/Georgia Tech Manufacturing Extension Partnership   Linkedin  

Bill Ritsch is the North Metro Regional Manager for Georgia Tech Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The GaMEP provides support, coaching, education, and resources to Georgia manufacturers designed to increase top line growth and reduce bottom line costs. Our approach is to work with each client individually, understand your needs, and recommend a customized plan to meet your unique goals and objectives.  

Eric Christ/PracticeAdmin Linkedin  TwitterFacebook

Eric Christ’s 25-year career includes general management, marketing, and product management positions with leading information technology companies. Eric is currently the CEO of PracticeAdmin, a Software-as-a-Service provider of practice management software and services to medical billing companies and medical practices. Before joining PracticeAdmin, Eric served in senior management roles with Jackson Healthcare, McKesson Corporation, and Harbinger Corporation.


Dick Caillouet with Safari Club International

Wounded Warriors with PTSD

Dick Caillouet of Safari Club International talks about their humanitarian program for wounded warriors suffering with PTSD.

In this episode we learned about Safari Club International and the humanitarian outreach program they offer for wounded warriors who are suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).  This program collaborates with the wounded warrior evaluation program at Fort Benning to identify veterans who are suffering significant decreased quality of life due to PTSD.  They bring them together with other similar veterans and a group of professionals and volunteers to take them on excursions to let them experience nature and positive, compassionate people who help to show them that there is value and hope in their lives; that they can return to a life that is closer to “normal” for them.  In this way these veterans begin to regain a sense of worth and purpose to carry on in spite of their past traumatic experiences.

As a non-profit organization, this program relies heavily on financial support from corporate sponsors who can help them expand the project and allow them to reach and help more of these heroes.  Great guest and information.


Dick Caillouet Facebook

Veteran of Viet Nam Conflict

President-Elect — Safari Club International 

Georgia Chapter & Chairman — Wounded Veterans Events