Christi Throneberry, PharmD, CCHP
CEO, Owner and Founder
Dr. Throneberry formed Clinical Solutions, LLC in 2004 starting with mail order medications to one small county jail to currently shipping to over 270 correctional facilities across the United States.
Dr. Throneberry completed her pre-pharmacy studies at Samford University and then received her Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She also completed a one year Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency with Saint Thomas Health System in Nashville, TN. Her graduate level education emphasized managerial and clinical aspects of pharmacy practice. She is a registered pharmacist in Tennessee, Nebraska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia. She also holds a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional (CCHP) designation through NCCHC.
Dr. Throneberry provides the leadership and direction to efficiently and effectively meet the pharmaceutical needs of the patients and physicians for our clients. She has created a business model built on cost saving solutions and increased efficiency for correctional facilities. This successful business offering includes correctional pharmaceutical mail order services as well as correctional pharmacy management and consulting services for State Departments of Correction and mega jails.
Clinical Solutions was awarded the 2012 Best in Business Award by the Nashville Business Journal. Dr. Throneberry is also actively involved in the Nashville Rotary Club.
Diana Crawford, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Crawford leads & directs all aspects of Clinical Solutions’ finance, accounting and tax matters, as well as managing the company’s banking relationships.
Ms. Crawford joined Clinical Solutions in 2019, bringing a strong background in finance & accounting, capital raising, strategy and operations. She is focused on generating profitability and growth and driving change management and process improvement in order to promote operational excellence and support our clients. Her accomplishments include over 20 years of diversified and progressive executive experience with global public and private companies of all sizes; ranging from start-up operations to established companies with over $1 billion in revenues.
Ms. Crawford’s previous experience includes roles as Chief Financial Officer of Really Likeable People, Inc. a closely-held group of companies with offerings in wholesale & retail branded consumer products, e-commerce, technology & entertainment; Corporate Controller & Director of Financial Reporting with K2 Inc. a $1.3 billion publicly-traded sporting goods company; Controller of centralized operations with Landsberg Orora, a global leader in the consumer products packaging industry; and commencing her career as an Audit Manager with the Big 4 public accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
Ms. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is an actively licensed CPA in both California and Tennessee.
Chase Breland, MBA, CCHP
Director of Operations
Mr. Breland has the responsibility of overseeing both the Tennessee DOC Central Pharmacy and our Clinical Solutions Pharmacy Headquarters operations. With more than 13 years of project management, finance, and client-facing healthcare experience, he joined the Clinical Solutions team in 2015.
Mr. Breland earned his Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Middle Tennessee State University and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Belmont University. He additionally has earned his Green Belt in Process Improvement.
Mr. Breland has a “servant heart” and spends his free time volunteering for various community organizations. He actively serves as a board member of Best Buddies TN, Crieve Hall’s Neighborhood Board as the President, and the Warden at the Knights of Columbus.
Marcus Brown, PharmD, AAHIVP
Director, Clinical Services
Dr. Marcus Brown received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management from the University of Alabama prior to earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. His graduate level education emphasized clinical aspects of pharmacy practice. He continues to be active in the academic setting acting as an adjunct professor for the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Belmont University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Brown also serves as a member of the Belmont University Experiential Education Advisory Counsel.
He is responsible for establishing and managing clinical programs for our clients consisting of therapeutic reviews and interventions, drug utilization evaluations, pharmacokinetic services, formulary optimization initiatives, and implementation of cost containment processes. To expand the management of these programs, Dr. Brown is involved with many activities such as Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee meeting preparation and presentation and provision of medication education to pharmacy, nursing and medical staffs.
Dr. Brown assists our clients in identifying areas of clinical improvement and cost saving opportunities through benchmarking activities and identification and implementation of pharmacy best practices. This role involves periodic inspections of Clinical Solutions’ client facilities to ensure that laws, standards, and best practices are consistently met.
His goals are to continually reduce and control rising drug costs, streamline correctional drug utilization, provide education to healthcare professionals, and to improve the productivity and accuracy of all pharmacy efforts to enhance patient care. These goals can be accomplished by working with healthcare professionals to alter physician prescribing patterns to utilize the most cost-effective medications based on efficacy and safety.
As the Director of Marketing, Ms. Derby directs all sales and marketing aspects of Clinical Solutions as well as overseeing activities associated with business development and other non-clinical activities. Ms. Derby’s areas of expertise include pharmacy operational management, cost containment, and performance improvement initiatives. She is responsible for all RFP response writing, new client development and implementations, designing and implementing client requested initiatives, drug utilization evaluations, and departmental performance improvement efforts. She also works on special projects and services provided as necessary to our clients. Her goal is to provide a seamless transition during the implementation process, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide leadership to the team. She has extensive experience in managing on-site training and software implementations.
Ms. Derby has over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of management experience in business start-ups, operational management, cost reduction initiatives, organizational planning, implementation of automation and technology, and performance improvement efforts.
Ms. Derby graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Marketing. She is responsible for market analysis, market research, and competitive product evaluation.
Ms. Derby began her career with Clinical Solutions as a Management Consultant for the Nebraska Department of Correction’s Pharmacy, managing all aspects of operations for the State Department of Correction’s central pharmacy. Prior to joining Clinical Solutions in 2011, she worked in a variety of corporate management capacities in the residential construction, commercial trucking, and retail industries. She also brings extensive experience in sales and advertising, needs analysis, organizational change, internal communications, strategic planning, group facilitation, multi-project management, and training.
Director, Information Technology
Mr. Garrison joined Clinical Solutions in 2015 and brings over 20 years of Information Technology experience to the company. He has spent over 9 years specifically in healthcare providing technological solutions to drive business strategies. His background includes skill sets in IT infrastructure design, network topology, data security and business continuance.
Mr. Garrison received a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Park University. Additionally, he holds technical certifications in VMWare and Cisco technologies.
Mr. Garrison has the responsibility for providing oversight and management for Clinical Solutions’ IT Department. The ability to meet the technological demands of our clients is enhanced by the basis of his knowledge and his experience within the healthcare industry. His experience with integrating our pharmacy software with other inmate management systems, electronic health records, electronic medical records, electronic medical administration records, and other software systems is invaluable. He coordinates with all outside vendors and customers regarding all IT needs and makes key decisions for all IT and communications related issues.
Director, Human Resources
Mr. Oliver has the responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the human resources department. This includes coordinating and implementing a recruiting plan to identify, recruit and maintain quality personnel, training and developing our staff to meet ever changing client needs, and driving engagement initiatives. He brings more than 10 years of progressive human resources experience with professional recruiting and staffing in healthcare and other industries. His background includes strong knowledge of employment law, full service recruitment, employee relations, employee development, occupational safety, and training. He has comprehensive experience in start-ups, mergers, and acquisitions in the healthcare industry.
Mr. Oliver received a Bachelor degree in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. He is authorized as an Outreach Trainer for 10 and 30 Hour Training classes by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and is a member of the Mid-South Workers’ Compensation Association (MSWCA), and the Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM). Mr. Oliver’s goal is to streamline the recruiting process and develop internal talent while building strong relationships with potential candidates and the management team.
Harold Nichols, Rph
Mr. Nichols has over 35 years of experience in various aspects of pharmacy operations, with over 20 years of experience specifically in correctional pharmacy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Samford University College of Pharmacy and holds active Pharmacist licenses on the Board of Pharmacy in the States of Arizona, Nebraska, and Tennessee.
Mr. Nichols is focused on new business development and client satisfaction. He is responsible for leading and managing new client accounts and programs, including the implementation of services. He also works on special projects and services provided as necessary to our clients. Other responsibilities include attending RFP pre-bid conferences and site visits, monitoring consultants, back-up pharmacies, couriers, and reverse distributors as well as ensuring compliance with service obligations, applicable policies, procedures, codes and service standards for our clients.
Mr. Nichols has visited over 300 different prisons, jails, and detention centers in 33 states and has experience in guiding Department of Correction and large mega jail start-ups to provide pharmaceutical services.
Mr. Nichols has had great success in corporate initiatives including the identification, planning, implementation, and ongoing management of new business. His goal is to facilitate the ongoing success of Clinical Solutions, LLC by providing high quality, cost-effective solutions to our correctional clients and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships.
Lorie Crenshaw, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Solutions
Dr. Crenshaw attended Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, graduating as a Doctor of Pharmacy. She continues to be active in the academic setting acting as a Preceptor for Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.
Dr. Crenshaw has over 14 years of pharmacy experience in both retail pharmacy and closed door correctional pharmacy. She joined the Clinical Solutions team in 2012 and currently has the responsibility of managing the day to day operations and overall strategic direction of Clinical Solutions’ mail order correctional pharmacy. Dr. Crenshaw is responsible for staff management and scheduling, oversight of daily workflow, distributive pharmacy services, as well as daily clinical functions such as maintenance of patient medication profiles, intervention monitoring, therapeutic evaluation, and formulary optimization.