OUR TEAM

Jonathan Wilkenfeld

President

Dan Koerner

Senior Director

Michael Young

Senior Director

Adam Oakley

Director

Carla-Marie Ulerie

Director

Rachel Bunting

Senior Manager

Rawan Fusisi

Senior Manager

Graham Rich

Senior Manager

Meredith Swartz

Design Specialist

Paul Mariano

Lead Field Monitor

McCulloch Cline

Manager

John McCrossan

Manager

Kate Bell

Consultant

Kelly Schaller

Consultant

Rieve Bule

Consultant

Jenni Heo

Consultant

Tanner Morris

Senior Associate

Chris Allen

Associate

Holly Pannullo

Operations Manager

Shathya Mohammad

Operations Consultant

I enjoy helping clients work through the nuances of policies and procedures, and how those nuances effect their business operations.  I think of compliance as a day-to-day mindset that should feel real and relevant to our clients.

McCulloch Cline

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Manager

McCulloch joined Potomac River Partners in 2018.  He supports auditing and monitoring activities, developing policies and procedures, and compliance training.  He also provides assistance with data visualization and dashboard development.

Before joining Potomac, McCulloch worked as a Research Consultant at the Lewin Group in Falls Church, VA.  While at Lewin, he worked on program evaluation, learning and diffusion, and data analysis projects for public and private healthcare payers.  McCulloch has a Bachelor of Arts from the University in Virginia in Cognitive Science with a minor in Economics.

When he’s not working, McCulloch enjoys going on hikes and exploring local parks with his dog, traveling, and exploring the DC restaurant scene.

I enjoy learning new businesses and working with others to find realistic and effective ways to enhance and improve organizational efficiency.

Holly Pannullo

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Operations Manager

Holly Pannullo joined Potomac River Partners in 2022, focusing on internal operations management and support.

Prior to joining Potomac River Partners, Holly worked for six years as the Operations and Finance Manager at the DC Affordable Law Firm, a non-profit committed to serving the legal needs of the low-income population in Washington DC.  Earlier in her career, she worked in the information systems and software industry.

Holly has a Bachelor of Arts in Math from Vassar College and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, and traveling.

I am driven by finding better, smarter ways to do things.  Helping clients from global pharma companies to small biotechs solve complex problems is the best part of what I do.

Jonathan Wilkenfeld

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President

Jon has been consulting on compliance within the life sciences sector since 2002. A recognized pioneer in Aggregate Spend, Jon led the implementation of a top 5 global pharmaceutical firm’s first aggregate spend system. He advises Chief Compliance Officers, legal counsel and senior executives on a range of complex compliance issues such as Corporate Integrity Agreements and government sanctions, investigations, product launch preparation, risk assessments, operational policies/procedures development and Aggregate Spend and State Reporting.

Jon is an established compliance expert who has published articles in Rx Compliance Report, Pharmaceutical Executive, Life Science Compliance Update, and Compliance Today. He serves as a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences on a range of compliance issues. He has also served as faculty for the Seton Hall School of Law Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program.

Prior to launching Potomac, Jon worked as a Senior Manager at Polaris Management Partners where he established expertise in Aggregate Spend. Previously he was a Strategy Consultant for Accenture. Jon has an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University.

Jon enjoys spending time with his family, keeping up with his fantasy baseball team (an excuse to watch as much baseball as possible) and doing puzzles. He is passionate about volunteering with Experience Camps, a non-profit that provides a summer camp experience to young people experiencing the loss of a loved one.

I am driven by the opportunity to help our clients mitigate risk and improve their compliance program. Potomac’s “real-world” perspective is so valuable; it informs what we do and brings our work to life.

Carla-Marie Ulerie

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Director

Carla-Marie joined Potomac River Partners in 2016. Carla-Marie has a comprehensive compliance background, with expertise in pharmaceutical compliance documentation, live and web-based training, and auditing and monitoring. She has helped clients develop policies and procedures, conduct risk assessments, develop and execute mitigation plans, and implement company-wide training. Notably, Carla-Marie also has experience delivering Independent Review Organization (IRO), pre-IRO, mock-IRO and CIA implementation services, and evaluating the sufficiency of internal systems and policies. Carla-Marie's "Finding The Golden Nuggets – OIG-HCCA Recommendations For Smaller Life Science Companies" was recently published in Life Science Compliance Update.

Prior to joining Potomac, Carla-Marie worked as a Manager at Provident Management Consulting and, prior to that, at Huron Consulting Group. Carla-Marie has an impressive background, complete with a Juris Doctorate (JD), M.B.A. in Finance, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Howard University in Washington D.C. In her spare time, Carla-Marie enjoys travel and photography. She is very dedicated to her family and works with them exploring her passion for early childhood education.


Compliance is more than setting rules and developing processes. Successful compliance professionals manage risk while working with business partners to achieve positive outcomes for the organization as a whole.

Adam Oakley

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Director

Adam joined Potomac River Partners in 2011. Adam possesses a comprehensive compliance background and has lead broad a range of projects covering all Potomac service lines. Adam's recent projects include planning and implementing CIA obligations, creating documentation frameworks, developing policies and procedures (SOPs), revising of compliance manuals, and performing gap analyses. Adam also brings expertise to producing a broad spectrum of training courses and providing auditing services, which includes advising on corrective and preventative actions (CAPA). Additionally, Adam established the T&E monitoring protocol for a contract sales organization.

Prior to joining Potomac, Adam worked on the Communications & Compliance team at Flagstar Bancorp. At Flagstar, he worked with their third-party lending team to ensure communication of and compliance with government lending requirements. Adam received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. In his personal time, Adam likes to travel, ski, cook, and root for the University of Michigan sports.

I am driven by the opportunity to help our clients develop and navigate policies more efficiently. It is rewarding to be able to make an impact with the help of my team. 

Jenni Heo

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Consultant

Jenni joined Potomac River Partners in 2022. She provides support across all Potomac River Partners service lines, with current focus on policies & procedures and transparency.

 

Prior to joining Potomac River Partners, Jenni worked on compliance and engagement at the University of Maryland Health Center. Jenni has a MPS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland and a BA in History from College of William and Mary.

 

In her spare time, Jenni enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.

Potomac is committed to excellence. Our four values guarantee outstanding delivery for our clients and make the work we do all the more rewarding.

Aparna Pooleri

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Consultant

Aparna joined Potomac River Partners in 2022. She provides support across all service lines with a current focus on Auditing & Monitoring.

Prior to joining Potomac, Aparna gained consulting experience in the public sector. As a Strategy Consultant with IBM, Aparna provided business process improvement services to the SEC and managed projects in the pro-bono consulting practice. At Corner Alliance, Aparna developed a comprehensive public safety tool for effective alerting of emergencies for the FEMA.

Aparna graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2019 with a degree in Public Health Science and a minor in International Development. Additionally, she holds a certification in Financial Technology (FinTech) from George Washington University.

Outside of work, Aparna enjoys exploring the city, attending concerts, and tending to her plants.

One of the most effective ways to ensure compliance is experiencing a day with your colleagues in the field. I’ve attended hundreds of speaker programs and conducted a multitude of ride-alongs; each opportunity provides valuable information to our clients on how to improve their compliance programs and tackle important concerns in the field.

Dan Koerner

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Senior Director

Dan joined Potomac River Partners in 2008. Dan possesses a wealth of compliance knowledge and provides expertise in pharmaceutical compliance documentation, customized training, and auditing & monitoring. Additionally, Dan has led numerous engagements of developing policies and procedures, conducting live and retrospective audits, and providing a wide range of compliance services to companies operating under Corporate Integrity Agreements. Prior to joining Potomac, Dan worked as a Consultant at Schering-Plough and Wyeth, Hoffmann-LaRoche, and Genzyme Biosurgery. Notably, Dan has been working in the Pharmaceutical industry since 1998 and has experience in a wide range of concentrations including Training, Auditing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Production, and Pharmacovigilance. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. When Dan isn’t working you can usually find him spending time with his dog or watching the NY Mets and Jets. Dan also enjoys participating in challenging obstacle races and volunteering time working with animal rescues in the NYC area.

Having 'carried the bag' as a pharmaceutical sales representative for many years, I have a keen understanding of the challenges many representatives face today in their interactions with healthcare professionals. This understanding, coupled with my expertise in Compliance and Ethics, is a valuable combination in conducting live monitoring.

Paul Mariano

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Lead Field Monitor

Paul joined Potomac River Partners in 2021 as a Lead Field Monitor. Paul focuses on Potomac River Partners auditing and monitoring service lines, specifically conducting live monitoring activities in the US. This includes field rides, speaker programs, and advisory boards.

Paul has over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry having been a sales representative with Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Novo-Nordisk, and Amgen. At Amgen, Paul spent over 6 years as a Compliance Manager, where his focus was conducting on-site monitoring of both commercial and medical activities. Paul also provided compliance guidance to the commercial and medical teams in their engagements with the healthcare community. Paul has experience in a variety of therapeutic areas, including Gastroenterology, Neurology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Oncology.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Paul is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and holds a current Certification as a Compliance and Ethics Professional. In his spare time, Paul enjoys being with his family. He is an avid runner and is a fan of all the professional sports teams in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

 

 

 

Education is a key element in creating a strong foundation for an organization's Compliance program. I am passionate about helping clients develop effective learning tools to support a culture of compliance. 

Rachel Bunting

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Senior Manager

Rachel joined Potomac River Partners in 2019. Rachel’s compliance background includes experience in designing and delivering meaningful training for field-based teams, implementing transparency reporting and auditing programs, and managing complex investigations. Her experience working with Contract Sales Organizations has given Rachel insight into a wide range of pharmaceutical compliance organizations, allowing her to identify industry standards and best practices for compliance programs. In 2018, Rachel presented at CBI’s Annual Compliance Monitoring Congress on “Commercial Observations from a Compliance Monitor: Adding Value to a Commercial Team.”

Prior to joining Potomac, Rachel worked as a Compliance Investigator for Syneos Health, where she helped establish the Investigations department. Previously, she was the Compliance Director at Publicis Health. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Thomas Edison State University.

When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, camping in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, writing poetry, and volunteering at a local wildlife rehabilitation hospital.

I enjoy helping clients at both big and small companies become more efficient through updating processes and using technology. It is rewarding to be able to make a direct bottom-line impact.

Graham Rich

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Senior Manager

Graham rejoined Potomac River Partners in 2021 after his time as a Potomac team member from 2013-2018. He possesses a comprehensive compliance background and brings invaluable expertise to our transparency, training, and monitoring services.

Graham has considerable experience assisting clients with global transparency requirements, systems implementation, gap and data analyses, and training course development covering a variety of topics. Additionally, Graham has extensive experience conducting live monitoring and retrospective auditing activities.

Prior to rejoining Potomac, Graham worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers supporting global pharmaceutical and device clients. Graham has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. In his spare time, Graham enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf, fishing, hiking, and rooting for the Demon Deacons.

 I am motivated by the opportunity to help meet client expectations across the different service lines we offer.

Rawan Fusisi

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Senior Manager

Rawan joined Potomac in 2019 and has assisted several of our transparency clients, primarily focusing on aggregate spend and transparency projects. Prior to that, Rawan had eight years of transparency experience at Stryker, a top Medical Device company, where she was responsible for compliance with US transparency regulations. Her responsibilities included the interpretation of the US transparency regulations, assessment of their impact on business processes and systems, and the development of strategies to address transparency compliance. She developed training, processes, and user guides that enabled efficient and accurate transparency reporting. Rawan has a Bachelors of Science in Economics from George Mason University.

Rawan enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and exploring the outdoors.

Creating an ethical culture in the life sciences industry requires a personal touch. Compliance provides the means and I provide the passion.

Rieve Bule

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Consultant

Rieve joined Potomac River Partners in 2021. He provides support across all Potomac service lines, with initial focus on training, communications, and Compliance News Summaries.

Prior to joining Potomac, Rieve supported content operations and analytics at Mytonomy, a digital health patient education start-up. Before that, he interned in the Ethics & Compliance Department at Novo Nordisk and on the Professional Engagement team at the American Diabetes Association. Rieve graduated from Georgetown University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy.

In his free time, Rieve enjoys writing, improv comedy, and rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Can your transparency program endure an internal audit? I enjoy helping our clients turn state and federal reporting obligations into programs that can pass further scrutiny.

Michael Young

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Senior Director

Michael joined Potomac River Partners in 2009. Michael provides a wide range of compliance services, primarily focused on aggregate spend and transparency initiatives. His experience in this area includes performing gap analyses; developing roadmaps, document requirements, and business positions; authoring employee and physician trainings and communications; and conducting data integrity audits to prepare clients for data submission. Recently, Michael has helped clients to manage upgrades and/or migration to new vendors, which involves full program assessments, test planning, and establishment of complete and proper documentation for potential future audits. Michael also brings an impressive amount of experience in creating compliance policies and procedures, conducting speaker program monitoring, developing content for various training courses, and crafting presentations for industry conferences.

Prior to joining Potomac, Michael worked as a Consultant at Ernst & Young in their Health Sciences Advisory Services practice. There, he provided on-site support to successful projects dealing with cash acceleration and revenue recovery as well as patient access re-design. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, Michael fly-fishes, frequents nature trails with his dog Maurice and cheers for the Tennessee Titans, his hometown football team. Michael recently became involved in a local student mentorship program and also loves to travel.

Infusing design into our work transforms information into understanding. I not only help clients differentiate, but also make their communications simple, beautiful, relevant, and easy to use.

Meredith Swartz

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Design Specialist

Meredith joined Potomac River Partners in 2008. Meredith brings expertise in communications strategy and graphic design and leads our messaging, branding, and creative projects and services. While at Potomac, she has created visually appealing communications for nearly every client, helped bring compliance training programs to life, developed unique designs for codes of conduct and various compliance policies, and launched an engaging “brand story” for one client’s aggregate spend and transparency initiative. Prior to joining Potomac, Meredith showcased her design talents in a variety of industries, including healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, and nonprofit, while also leveraging her strategy experience to build brands, craft marketing campaigns, define user experiences, and develop corporate collateral programs. Meredith has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys travel, movies (good and bad), books (only good ones), quality family time, and unique dining adventures.

Potomac's values drive my determination to provide service of the highest quality. Our team takes pride in knowing that we have the tools to lead our clients towards success.”

Chris Allen

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Associate

Chris joined Potomac River Partners in 2022. He provides support across all service lines, with an initial focus on retrospective monitoring and transparency managed services.

Prior to joining Potomac River Partners, Chris worked as an intern at the U.S. House of Representatives and as a research assistant at the George Mason Schar School of Policy and Government. Chris received an MA in International Security with a concentration in Intelligence and a BA in Government & International Politics, both from George Mason University.

In his free time, Chris enjoys exploring DC, traveling, and supporting the New York Yankees.

I enjoy helping our clients find the best ways to build and maintain a great compliance program and enable their team members to feel empowered in their own compliance obligations.

Kate Bell

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Consultant

Kate Bell joined Potomac River Partners in 2020 supporting our Transparency & Aggregate Spend and the Auditing & Monitoring service lines.

Kate has worked in the life sciences industry since 2010 and has experience working with pharmaceutical and medical device companies of all sizes, including those operating under a Corporate Integrity Agreement. Prior to joining Potomac, Kate was a Compliance Manager for Publicis Health and Amplity Health, where she managed transparency training, collection and reporting; as well as investigations, new client onboarding, general compliance training, auditing, and developing and revising policies and procedures.

Kate has a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She also holds certifications in internal auditing. During her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, reading, painting, gardening and spinning records.

Potomac is dedicated to building trusting relationships and helping clients improve their performance, which motivates me to do my best work every day.

Kelly Schaller

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Kelly joined Potomac River Partners in 2020. She supports Potomac across all service lines with her current focus on the training and transparency service lines.

Prior to joining Potomac, Kelly worked on the client training and engagement team at Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group. Kelly graduated from George Mason University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys going to group fitness classes, running and biking around DC, and trying new restaurants with friends.

I am passionate about providing effective, engaging training solutions to help communicate information and concepts that resonate with employees and transform life science organizations for greater compliance. 

Deborah Zenor-Davis

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Training Manager

Deborah Zenor-Davis joined Potomac River Partners in 2022. She supports Potomac River Partners training and communications service lines.

Deborah has extensive experience in designing and delivering effective and engaging training programs in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Prior to joining Potomac River Partners, Deborah worked as a Senior Training Specialist for Grifols Diagnostic Solutions in Emeryville, CA and as a Training Program Manager for the American Red Cross in Oakland, CA. Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. She additionally holds a master’s certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and a certificate in Gender Analytics from the University of Toronto.

Deborah enjoys various types of physical activities, cooking, and spending time with her family cheering for the Golden State Warriors.

Engagement and retention are critical to a successful compliance program. I take pride in making key compliance concepts accessible to individuals at all levels of client organizations.

John McCrossan

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John joined Potomac River Partners in 2020. He supports clients across all our service lines, with a current focus on the policies & procedures and training service lines.

Prior to joining Potomac, John worked on the Insight team at Brunswick Group, a business communications advisory firm with offices around the globe. At Brunswick, John worked with clients in healthcare, public policy, energy, financial services, hospitality, and non-profit industries, using market research as well as media analytics to develop communications strategies.

John has also worked as a senior research assistant at Public Opinion Strategies, where he was responsible for creating client deliverables for over 100 political campaigns.

John graduated from Duke University in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Classical Languages and a minor in Political Science. Originally from Groton, MA, he has lived in DC since graduating.

I am passionate about bringing compliance programs to life because they are the intersection of the heart and mind of an organization.

Katie Struble

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Manager

Katie joined Potomac River Partners in 2020. She supports projects across all Potomac service lines with a focus in auditing & monitoring.

Prior to joining Potomac, Katie was an Associate Director of Global Compliance & Ethics at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, a biotechnology company based in the Bay Area, where she focused on Internal Audit and Global Risk Management. Katie graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

I am dedicated to helping life sciences companies handle the expanding transparency environment to ensure complete, accurate and timely compliance with spend reporting requirements.

Shathya Mohammad

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Operations Consultant

Shathya Mohammad joined Potomac River Partners in February 2021. She focuses on transparency reporting and administering databases for different service lines.

Prior to joining Potomac, Shathya began her transparency experience as an Aggregate Spend Specialist for K2M, Inc., a medical device company located in Leesburg, VA, where she assisted in complying with Sunshine Act/Open Payments reporting. She most recently worked as a Staff Accountant for Medical Solutions.

The opportunity to provide high quality services to our clients motivates me to do my best every day. Potomac's greatest strength comes from it's team, who always provides the best support to their clients and each other. 

Tanner Morris

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Senior Associate

Tanner joined Potomac River Partners in 2021. He provides support across all Potomac service lines, with an initial focus on Auditing & Monitoring, Compliance News Summaries, and business development.

Before joining Potomac, Tanner was a team leader for his university’s consulting group, providing free consulting services to local businesses and start-ups in the Baltimore-DMV area. Tanner graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics and Marketing.

In his free time, Tanner enjoys running around DC, cooking new recipes, and supporting Manchester United.