SecondStory Health, LLC

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Expertise.Passion. Dedication.

Principals

SecondStory Health's principals have a combined total of more than 90 years of experience with complex system design, medication safety, research integrity, clinical research, pharmaceutical care, information technology design and systems implementation.

Founder and Chief Clinical Officer

John M Kessler, B.S. Pharm., PharmD

Dr Kessler has practiced pharmacy for more than 40 years, accumulating experience in direct patient care, public health, pharmacy management, and clinical research. He has a special interest in medication safety and he has more than 30 years of experience in medication systems design, medication safety programs, and event analysis.

 
 

Education

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
B.S. Pharmacy

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY
Pharm.D. and Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, South Africa
Fellowship in Postmarketing Surveillance

Activities & Affiliations

• North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, Member and past Officer
• Chief Medication Safety Officer, Alliance for Patient Medication Safety PSO
• Adjunct Associate Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina
• Certified Coach, Special Olympics of Orange County, North Carolina

Licensure

• North Carolina, West Virginia


 

Senior Software Developer

Jan Schroeder

Mr. Jan Schroeder's interests include managing the full life cycle of system development, including requirements analysis, developing use cases, design, development, testing, deployment and user support.  Since 1993, his design experience includes:

  • simulation models for natural behaviors,
  • e-business, administrative and financial systems for universities,
  • management/compliance tracking systems for faculties,
  • adverse event reporting and communication systems for healthcare

His technical experience includes:

  • Programming Languages: Java, Smalltalk, Unix shell scripts, Perl, JavaScript
  • Database Systems: Oracle, Sybase, SQLServer
  • Other technologies: XML, XSL, Apache Cocoon, Oracle XSQL, Apache Tomcat, Eclipse, Apache Ant, LDAP, Java Servlets, JSP, IBM Websphere application server, HTML, CSS, Public Key Security infrastructure, Envy, Apache Maven
 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF GREIFSWALD
Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science

 

 


 

Chief Science Officer

Donna M Kessler, Ph.D.

Dr Kessler's interests include measuring and improving the scientific culture, research ethics, and integrity in research. She has extensive experience working with clinical researchers to assure regulatory compliance, maintain data integrity, and avoid bias.

Her experience includes:

  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Handling issues of research non-compliance or misconduct
  • Federal funding and compliance obligations
  • IRB review requirements

Education

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
B.S. Chemistry

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Ph.D. Genetics