Kevin Byrd, BA, LIU

Title: 1) President/Chief Executive Officer 2) President 3) Chief Executive Officer/Health Chairman

Company: 1) Brown Byrd Foundation Inc. 2) 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 3) Long Island African American Chambers of Commerce

Education: BA in Speech Communications, Minor in Education, Long Island University (2003)

Career History: President, Chief Executive Officer, Brown Byrd Foundation Inc. (2008-Present); Chief Executive Officer, Health Chairman, Long Island African American Chambers of Commerce; President, 100 Black Men Of America, Inc.

Kevin Byrd, President and Chief Executive Officer at Brown Byrd Foundation, Inc., has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of public health.

A man of deep faith and devotion to others, Mr. Byrd completely shifted gears in his career when his grandfather, CJ Thomas, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications and a minor in education from Long Island University, he is the song of two gospel singers and had been building a name for himself as a prolific entertainer—singing, dancing, and acting. He ultimately performed in a one-man show on Broadway in which he played six characters, one of whom was diagnosed with prostate cancer; wanting to dedicate himself to advocacy work and bring awareness to the illness, he and his best friend, Blossom Brown, wrote and produced a short film called “Last Dayz” about a young man, played by Mr. Byrd, grappling with a prostate cancer diagnosis. The film garnered much praise and gained traction. After his grandfather lost his battle and passed away, Mr. Byrd and Ms. Brown were motivated to keep his legacy alive and promote the importance of getting tested for it by registering a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008 called the Brown Byrd Foundation—whose mission is spreading the awareness of health and wellness, and increase awareness and prevention of prostate cancer, through hands-on community service.

The foundation engages with the public at health fairs and works with other health-based nonprofits to educate and inform the community about health awareness nationwide. In addition, it collaborates with educational institutes to provide classroom-setting health forums for students of all ages, as well as local hospitals offering free annual health screenings. The impactful work of Mr. Byrd and the organization has become internationally known through wide-reaching media appearances, including radio and TV programs such as Fios1 “Heroes.” Since its inception, the Brown Byrd Foundation has been recognized with numerous accolades, including a Long Island HealthCare Heroes Award, proclamations from world leaders—such as Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Benedict, U.S. presidents, mayors, and governors, and an induction into the Congressional Record Library of Congress by House of Representative Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke in 2012. The organization was also honored by the Common Council of Utica, New York with a street renamed Brown Byrd Lane. Additionally, Mr. Byrd received a Commemoration of Life’s Work from New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker in 2019 and became the first African-American male inductee within the Oneida County History Center Museum in 2021. In February 2023, in recognition of his monumental work for the community as an actor, an artist, a health chairman, and an educator, Mr. Byrd was honored with a statue and a day of honor in Utica—making him the most awarded prostate cancer awareness advocate in the world.

Outside of his responsibilities within the foundation, Mr. Byrd serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Health Chairman for the Long Island African American Chambers of Commerce and the President of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. He’s a dedicated member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church and attributes the success of his life and career to his faith in Christianity. His life’s motto echoes Philippians 4:13: “With God, all things are possible.”

Dr. Delphine Adams, PharmD

Title: Pharmacist

Company: Texas Orthopedic Hospital

Location: New Orleans, LA

Education: PharmD, Xavier University College of Pharmacy (2021)

Career History: Pharmacy Consultant, Independent Pharmacies; Pharmacy Intern, Walgreens, Metairie, LA (2018-2019); Pharmacy Summer Intern, Albertsons Companies, Baton Rouge, LA (3 Months)

Dr. Delphine Adams, PharmD, Pharmacist at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Adams was always a strong student—but also a truly gifted and dedicated athlete. She played basketball throughout high school and from early on, everybody knew she would end up getting a scholarship for her skills on the court, which she did. Upon graduating in 2015, she relocated to the United States to attend the Xavier University College of Pharmacy in Louisiana. In the midst of her studies, she also worked hard outside of class hours to pursue her dream role as a pharmacist—serving as a summer intern at Albertsons Pharmacy within Albertsons Companies, Inc. for three months and a pharmacy intern at Walgreens from 2018 to 2019.

In 2021, Dr. Adams earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the university, where she also made the Dean’s List, and immediately became licensed as a pharmacist, passing all her board exams on the first try, and getting promoted as a staff pharmacist at CVS Health six months after becoming registered—an achievement she regards as her proudest so far. She has been at CVS Health since 2021 and has worked as a consultant at numerous independent pharmacies. Looking ahead, she will be working as a pharmacist in a hospital setting for the first time, at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, where her responsibilities will include several order verifications and working with interdisciplinary staff.

An ambitious and industrious young professional, Dr. Adams strives to one day establish her own business where she can help others as a private consultant. In addition, she sees herself potentially attending law school in pursuit of a degree in malpractice law. Dr. Adams attributes her success to her mother, Cecilia, who she says worked hard in order for her daughter to reach the heights she is at now.

Dr. Jennifer R. Riggs

Title: Executive Director

Company: AccentCare

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Education: Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Capella University (2009-2015);

Master’s degree, Psychology, Eastern New Mexico University

Career History: Executive Director, AccentCare, Las Vegas, Nevada (2021-Present);

Regional Executive Director, Genesis, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2014-2021);

Operational Specialist, Brookdale (2010-2015);

Director, Probation Parole, Corrections Department



Dr. Jennifer R. Riggs, Executive Director at AccentCare, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as an E-4 specialist from 1993 to 1998, Dr. Riggs worked in law enforcement as the director of probation parole at a corrections department before switching gears and landing a job at an assisted living facility in 2010. Serving as an operational specialist at Brookdale Senior Living for five years, she became increasingly immersed in the medical and hospice field and quickly developed a love for it, as well as helping other people through health issues. Though she had never previously considered a career in the health care industry, that all changed. She became the regional executive director of Genesis HealthCare in Albuquerque, where she excelled from 2014 to 2021; in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, she proudly operated the first COVID skilled nursing facility in the state. Since 2021, she has served as the executive director of AccentCare—a renowned hospice based in Las Vegas, Nevada that acts as a national leader in personal care for its clients.

In her position, Dr. Riggs takes great pride in being a compassionate and hands-on management professional whose overall success can be attributed to her drive and desire to learn everything. With a background in operations, training, financial management, communications, and compliance within the fields of nursing and senior living facilities, her leadership has greatly contributed to the stellar reputation that AccentCare has maintained. On a given day, her myriad responsibilities include supervising all operations for the hospice; reviewing the financial aspect and handling a lot of business development; meeting with new clientele; working with patients in their homes; ensuring that their services are the best in the area; overseeing the clinical team and the nurses; and culture building within the team. In recognition of her work, she was honored among the 2022 Health Care Headliners by Vegas Inc.

Outside of her primary role, Dr. Riggs teaches sociology and criminal justice at Eastern New Mexico University and is a devoted member of the American Legion. She previously received the accolades of Administrator of the Year by the New Mexico Health Care Association in 2017 and Employee of the Year by the Probation Parole Department in 2006. In preparation for her outstanding career, she obtained a master’s degree in psychology from Eastern New Mexico University and—in the midst of her professional journey—earned a Doctor of Philosophy in industrial and organizational psychology at Capella University in 2015. Within the next five years, Dr. Riggs wants to learn more about the hospice industry and make a difference by educating people about the services they can offer.

Benjamin D. Galvan, MLS (ASCP), CIC

Title: 1) Infection Preventionist 2) Website Owner

Company: 1) Tampa General Hospital, 2) Your Infection Prevention Companion

Location: Tampa, FL

Education: Pursuing MPH in Infection Control, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (Present); BS in Clinical Laboratory Science, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA (2015); BS in Biology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2013); Diploma, Jesuit High School of New Orleans, LA (2009)

Career History: Website Owner, Your Infection Prevention (IP) Companion (2022-Present); Infection Preventionist, Tampa General Hospital, FL (2021-Present); Infection Prevention Coordinator, Osceola Regional Medical Center, C-HCA, Inc., Kissimmee, FL (2020-2021); Infection Preventionist, Advocate Aurora Health, Chicago, IL (2018-2020); Medical Technologist, Clinical Microbiology Department, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago, IL (2015-2018); Internship in Medical Technology, East Jefferson General Hospital, LCMC Health, Metairie, LA (2015)

Benjamin D. Galvan, MLS (ASCP), CIC, Infection Preventionist at Tampa General Hospital and Website Owner at Your Infection Prevention Companion, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of health care.

Since 2021, Mr. Galvan has excelled as an infection preventionist at Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit medical center with state-of-the-art programs, and serves an award-winning team of 10 infection preventionists. With a background in medical technology and clinical microbiology, he specializes in identifying and implementing processes that control and prevent pathways for transmission of disease—through which he works alongside several types of health care professionals, from direct care providers to hospital administration—and assists in creating standards, policies, and procedures within his field. Among his myriad responsibilities, he serves as a subject matter expert for assigned units, interdisciplinary workgroups, and hospital committees; helps prepare and present education and in-service programs; and investigates a wide range of infections and participates in impactful research. Most notably, Mr. Galvan chairs the hospital’s high-level disinfection committee, focusing on developing and maintaining a safe reprocessing program for reusable medical devices across the enterprise.

In 2022, he created Your IP Companion, a website that serves as a “one-stop” resource for infection preventionists and those looking to pursue a career—from general information to educational opportunities.

Prior to these appointments, Mr. Galvan was active as an infection prevention coordinator at Ocseola Regional Medical Center, C-HCA, Inc. from 2020 to 2021 and an infection preventionist at Advocate Aurora Health from 2018 to 2020. He was a medical technologist in the clinical microbiology department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from 2015 to 2018 after launching his health care career as an intern in medical technology at East Jefferson General Hospital in 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health in infection control at the University of South Florida.

Outside of his primary responsibilities, Mr. Galvan has served on a number of committees and has built a name for himself as a renowned and inspiring author and presenter in the field. In recognition of his contributions, he proudly received the inaugural Emerging Leader in Infection Prevention Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in 2021. He holds memberships with the Florida Professionals in Infection Control, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and Florida Association for Healthcare Quality. Looking toward the future, Mr. Galvan strives to become even more involved and diversify his profession.


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Joyce Lynne Lacey

NAME: Joyce Lynne Lacey

Title: Director

Company: June Lynne Lacey Foundation

Location: Minnesota

Education: AA in General Studies, Minnesota State; BA in Communication, University of Minnesota, Morris; LB, Bible College of the Seminary

Career History: Pastor, Joyce Lacey Ministries (2020-Present);

Director, June Lynne Lacey Foundation (2019-Present)

Joyce Lynne Lacey, Director at June Lynne Lacey Foundation, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of public health services.

Since 2019, Ms. Lacey has dedicated herself to providing support and supplies—such as meals, groceries, and necessities—to caregivers and the vulnerable adults, children, and other family members they assist. Through the June Lynne Lacey Foundation, an organization founded in the aftermath of her mother’s death, she and her colleagues strive to ensure that the health care needs of individuals are not dismissed and their basic human rights are upheld—no matter their circumstances. She became motivated to help others in this capacity after her mother, June—a model, advocate, public speaker, and volunteer, among several other roles—experienced numerous traumas while placed, against her will, in a nursing home hundreds of miles from home before her passing. This harrowing period felt by Ms. Lacey, her mother, and her family led to her initiative in getting the word out about what vulnerable people are more apt to suffer through.

Additionally motivated by her faith, Ms. Lacey has served as a pastor and ordained minister at Joyce Lacey Ministries since 2020—through which she takes pride in communicating God’s messages to people who are then able to apply the teachings to their everyday lives. It has been her faith that gives her the strength to carry on when discouraged, especially while working to help elderly and disabled people in need through the foundation. Her ultimate goal is to play a role in passing “The June Lynn Lacey Bill” that would protect seniors who are under guardianship. Outside of her primary endeavors, she is active as the outreach vice president of the Minnesota Council for the Navy League of the United States and, in recognition of her services, has earned the Freedom Resource Center Leadership Award; KSTP Everyday Hero Award; WCCO Volunteer of the Year; St. Paul Saints Community Service Award; and Minnesota State Fair 50-Year Award.

Eric R. Ocheretyaner, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Title: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Company: Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU Pharmacy

Location: Livingston, NJ

Education: Residency in PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2016-2017);

Residency in PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2015-2016);

Internship in Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy (2012-2015);

PharmD, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University (2015)

Career History: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU Pharmacy (2017-Present)

Eric R. Ocheretyaner, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at LIU Pharmacy, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of public health.

Driven to succeed and build his profession, Dr. Ocheretyaner has served as an academic professor of pharmacy practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwarz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a graduate school of Long Island University, since 2017. He teaches on campus and in hospitals, educates pharmacy and medical residents, and regularly works with multidisciplinary teams, such as physicians and nurses, to develop the best treatment plans for patients. Board-certified in infectious diseases pharmacy and a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, he is a gifted speaker on his expertise in infectious disease pharmacy across many professional meetings and platform presentations, has authored numerous publications in the field, and also lends his services to numerous charity causes at the hospital site where he practices.

Over the course of his robust educational journey, Dr. Ocheretyaner earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the institution in 2015. Going through schooling, he knew he always wanted to pursue residency training and be directly involved in the patients’ care. In the midst of his studies, he completed an internship in pharmacy at Rite Aid, and then afterward, a residency in PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice at SUNY Downstate Medical Center between 2015 and 2017. He also had an affinity for teaching; as a student, he was always interested in academia and sees his current post as an accomplishment of that initial goal.

A recipient of numerous awards from his alma mater and a grant from Pfizer, Dr. Ocheretyaner has been a dedicated member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Looking toward the future, he hopes to continue to advance in his career and ultimately be promoted to higher-level positions in academia, keep conducting research, and encourage his students to be involved in academic projects.


Dr. Keeyan Lea Davis

Title: Manager, Oncology and Biotech Infusion Pharmacy Services

Company: The University of Chicago Medicine

Location: New Orleans, LA

Education: Residency, PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, University of Chicago Medicine (2020-2021);

Residency, PGY-1 Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana (2019-2020);

PharmD, Xavier University of Louisiana (2019)

Career History: Manager, Oncology and Biotech Infusion Pharmacy Services, The University of Chicago Medicine (2021-Present);

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, The University of Chicago Medicine (2021)

Dr. Keeyan Lea Davis, Manager of Oncology and Biotech Infusion Pharmacy Services at the University of Chicago Medicine, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of pharmacology.

Since she was in seventh grade, Dr. Davis has been genuinely passionate about becoming a pharmacist. Always extremely driven, dedicated, and hard on herself when it comes to academics and work, feeling as though “everything she touches needs to be gold,” she has consistently relied heavily on her mother for help, advice, and general support. Her mother, to whom she attributes much of her success, has helped her to understand that she is still human and perfectionism isn’t the best or healthiest trait to possess. While in high school, she was involved in a related program that directly led to her being accepted into pharmacy school.

After six years of extensive study and training, Dr. Davis ultimately earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2019; she also received the Bowl of Hygeia Award, the highest honor granted by a pharmacy institution, as a result of a vote by her colleagues and professors. Equipped with her degree, she gained firsthand experience in the field through residencies in PGY-1 pharmacy at her alma mater from 2019 to 2020 and then in PGY-2 specialty pharmacy administration and leadership at the University of Chicago Medicine from 2020 to 2021. Following these appointments, she advanced to more permanent positions at the University of Chicago Medicine, serving as a clinical pharmacy specialist in 2021, and becoming the manager of oncology and biotech infusion pharmacy services—a role in which she is responsible for outpatient infusion pharmacy, ambulatory care, and staff management.

In addition to her primary endeavors, Dr. Davis enjoys visiting community members in barbershops and beauty salons to talk about her services and provide answers to their questions about medication. She is also a proud active member of numerous professional organizations pertaining to her industry, including the National Pharmacy Association, American Pharmacists Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. Within the next five to 10 years, she hopes to grow from where she currently is and pursue more opportunities, such as becoming the director or assistant director of a new department.

Zonja L. Buey

Title: 1) Letter Carrier 2) Business Owner

Company: 1) USPS

Location: North Carolina

Education: Associate, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Living Arts College, High Point, NC (2011)

Career History: Letter Carrier, United States Postal Service (USPS) (2021-Present);

Owner, (online health product line business) (2014-Present);

With, Priscilla McCall’s;

With, Cole’s Warehouse;

Janitor, All Washed Up Cleaning Service, North Carolina;

Display Products, Front Row Events Group, North Carolina;

Distributor, It Works! Global, FL;

Loader, Unloader, UPS, North Carolina

Zonja L. Buey, Business Owner and Letter Carrier at the U.S. Postal Service, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of business and public health.

Driven by her passion for the medical field, helping others, and building healthy relationships with people, Ms. Buey has found success as the owner of an online health product business since 2014, a venture sparked by her own weight loss journey. While in pursuit of an associate’s degree from Living Arts College in College, which she earned in 2011, she also became a certified medical assistant—a designation that converged with her near-diagnosis as a diabetic while she was pregnant with her son. Determined to shed the pounds, she became dedicated to a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits and ended up dropping 80 pounds, going from 260 to 180. The transformation provided her with hope and a sense of confidence that she can do anything she sets her mind to, which is the feeling she has since been helping others feel. Through her business, Ms. Buey works hard to promote her wide variety of products through social media and other outlets, seeking to reach, connect with, and motivate people.

In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Ms. Buey has served as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service since 2021. She previously worked at Priscilla McCall’s, Cole’s Warehouse, All Washed Up Cleaning Service, Front Row Events Group, and as a loader/unloader at UPS. When she isn’t occupied by her primary responsibilities, she frequently gives back, donating clothes to charities and people in her community, and has helped her local church feed the homeless since 2014. With a personal motto that “health is wealth,” Ms. Buey looks forward to continuing to inspire people to take care of their bodies and achieve their dreams, grow her business, and do her best throughout her mission to impact people’s lives.

Sylvester Maduabuchi Ndimele, MPH

Title: Public Health Sanitarian

Company: Westchester County Department of Health

Location: New York

Education: Intern, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Bloomfield Health Department, Bloomfield, NJ (2017); MPH in Environmental Health Science, New York Medical College (2017); Intern, Chemist, Department of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University (2009); BS in Chemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University (2009)

Career History: Public Health Sanitarian, Lead-Based Risk Accessor, Inspector, Westchester County Department of Health, Mount Kisco, NY (2020-Present); Direct Support Professional, Community Based Services, Inc., North Salem, NY (2016-Present); Public Health Sanitarian, Lead-Based Risk Assessor, Inspector, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY (2019-2020); Assistant Residence Manager, Community Living Corporation, Mount Kisco, NY (2018-2019); Direct Support Professional, Abbott House, Irvington, NY (2014-2016); Kitchen Helper, Cashier, McDonald’s, Mahopac, NY (2013-2014); Concierge, Receptionist Assistant, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria (2011-2012); Teacher, Science and Mathematics, Dean of Academics, St. John Vianney Catholic Schools, Gurara, Niger, Nigeria (2010-2011); Coordinator, Nigeria Christian Coppers’ Fellowship, Gurara, Niger, Nigeria (2010-2011)

Sylvester Maduabuchi Ndimele, MPH, Public Health Sanitarian at Westchester County Department of Health, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of public health.

Passionate about helping people, Mr. Ndimele has always strived to have an impact on others through his work—and naturally gravitated toward public health. Born and raised in Nigeria, he grew up on a farm, which served as his foundation as he learned about work ethic, creativity, innovation, and being productive and dedicated to the job at hand. Greatly inspired by his parents, he studied hard and ultimately earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria in 2009, followed by an internship as a chemist within the institution’s Department of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry the same year. Between 2010 and 2011, he served as a coordinator for Nigeria Christina Coppers’ Fellowship before advancing to the roles of science and mathematics teacher and Dean of Academics at St. John Vianney Catholic Schools. In addition, he was a concierge and a receptionist assistant at Chelsea Hotel from 2011 to 2012. In 2013, he immigrated to the United States by himself and moved to New York, where he worked as a kitchen helper and cashier at McDonald’s and as a direct support professional at Abbott House. Since 2016, he has excelled as a direct support professional for Community Based Services, Inc., a position he held while pursuing further training and education in his field.  Mr. Ndimele obtained a Master of Public Health in environmental health science from New York Medical College and became an intern and registered environmental health specialist at the Bloomfield Health Department in 2017.

Mr. Ndimele then offered his services as an assistant residence manager at Community Living Corporation from 2018 to 2019 and found success as a public health sanitarian, a lead-based risk assessor, and an inspector for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2019 to 2020. Beginning in 2020, he has been the public health sanitarian, lead-based risk accessory, and inspector at the Westchester County Department of Health. Additionally, he has worked with New York City’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program, through which he tests children and analyzes potential exposures. When vaccinations became available during the COVID-19 pandemic, he assisted in clinics and helped provide vaccines, medical assistance, and guidance to anyone who needed it. He has also volunteered with the Red Cross and has been a member of the National Environmental Health Association since 2017.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Ndimele hopes to apply for an associate position in the Westchester County Department of Health, and aspires to go back to school, earn another degree, and become part of academia to educate others about public health.


Jared H. Starr, Esq.

Jared Starr

Title: Medical Malpractice Defense Litigator

Company: Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey LLP

Location: Texas

Education: JD in Health Law, DePaul University College of Law (2020); Fellow, Jaharis Health Law Institute Fellowship Program (2017-2018); Summer Legal Extern, SmithAmundsen LLC (2018); Wellness Intern, Douglas County District Court (2017); BS in Community Health, The University of Kansas (2017); Business Development Associate Intern, RecruitIQ Staffing (2016)

Career History: Medical Malpractice Defense Litigator, Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey LLP, Dallas, Texas (2021-Present); Health Care Attorney, Brown & Fortunato (2021); Law Clerk, Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. (2020); 711 Temporary Licensed Student Attorney, DePaul Law Civil Litigation Clinic (2019); Law Clerk, Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. (2019); Law Clerk, Krzak Rundio Law Group, LLC (2019)

Jared H. Starr, Esq., Medical Malpractice Defense Litigator at Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey LLP, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for his contributions and achievements in the field of health law.

The emergence as an accomplished legal professional has come very naturally to Mr. Starr, a Texas native who hails from a family of seven attorneys. However, despite an upbringing surrounded by law, he has always been interested in health care first and foremost, and upon graduating from high school, he pursued a Bachelor of Science in community health at the University of Kansas—which he ultimately obtained in 2017. With his sights set on law, he decided he could combine his two passions and specialize in health law. According to him, “health law is always changing and there is always a need for good lawyers familiar with health care practices.” He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence with a certificate of health law from the DePaul University College of Law in 2020, and was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 2020 and Texas in 2021.

In the midst of his studies, Mr. Starr gained experience in the field of law as a summer legal extern at SmithAmundsen LLC in 2018 before becoming a law clerk at Krzak Rundio Law Group LLC and Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. and a temporary licensed student attorney for the DePaul Law Civil Litigation Clinic the following year. He subsequently served as a full-time law clerk at Dougherty, Molenda, Solfest, Hills & Bauer P.A. throughout 2020 and a health care attorney at Brown & Fortunato in 2021. Additionally, since 2021, he has excelled as a medical malpractice defense litigator for Thiebaud Remington Thornton Bailey LLP, a Dallas-based firm where he zealously defends doctors and hospitals in health care liability lawsuits.

Motivated by the motto that “each day will be better than the previous,” Mr. Starr strives to keep growing in his role and one day advance to become a law partner and one of the most preeminent health care attorneys and medical malpractice defense litigators in the field. Extremely personable and skilled in building and maintaining relationships with his colleagues and clients, the quality of his work has always been driven by a strong dedication and compassion toward his clients and their goals. Outside of his primary endeavors, he co-authored “Insanitary Conditions at Compounding Facilities: The Latest FDA Guidance” in 2020 and is a member of the Texas Health Lawyers Association.