Executive Team

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.

David Cheek, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Cheek leads and directs all aspects of Clinical Solutions’ finance, accounting, and tax matters, as well as managing the company’s banking relationships. He is focused on generating profitability and growth and driving change management and process improvement in order to promote operational excellence and support to our clients.

Additionally, Mr. Cheek is integrally involved in all aspects of the billing procedures for all of Clinical Solutions’ customer accounts. Mr. Cheek’s team processes and reviews all AP, AR, and monthly billing for our clients and is responsible for the customization of invoices and reports specific to client’s requested format. His team prepares and customizes multiple daily, weekly, and monthly reports for internal and external parties.

Mr. Cheek’s background and experience includes over 35 years of finance and accounting experience, most at the executive level. Mr. Cheek has held senior positions at both public and private companies of all sizes ranging from start-up operations to established companies with over $1 billion in revenues. Mr. Cheek has held positions with companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Mr. Cheek has experience with international operations and he also has significant M&A experience. Mr. Cheek holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dave Teckman

Executive Vice President

Mr. Teckman joined Clinical Solutions Pharmacy in March of 2020, for the second time, having originally worked with the company in 2010.

After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BS in Business Administration, he began his 40+-year career which encompasses sales, marketing, and executive positions at a variety of healthcare companies.

Mr. Teckman was a consultant to several Private Equity firms, home healthcare, pharmaceutical and healthcare technology companies. His extensive experience also includes serving as Chairman & CEO of ActiveRADAR, Executive Vice President of Advanced Infusion Solutions; Executive Vice President InfuScience, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sutura, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Vivius, a provider of personalized health insurance solutions; President of Disc Systems, a physician practice management software company; Senior Vice President of PCS Health Systems, a pharmacy benefit management company and Executive Director of Equicor Health Plans.

Kathy Derby

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

As the Vice President 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.

Marcus Brown, PharmD, AAHIVP

Vice President of 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.

Rodger Bryant

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Bryant provides the leadership and direction of the pharmacy operations and the strategic direction for operations as part of the Clinical Solutions’ executive team. He is responsible for leading and managing the pharmacy operations teams and workflow of these teams. This includes front end order entry, call center and fulfillment services.

Mr. Bryant joined the Clinical Solutions team in 2020. He has 30 years of leadership experience in various pharmacy and healthcare operational roles with over 20 years’ experience in mail order and specialty pharmacy. This experience includes roles with startup, mid-size and fortune 50 organizations. He has an in-depth knowledge of pharmacy operations, supply chain, distribution and hospital outsourced services. He has held leadership roles with a diverse list of pharmacy related organizations including mail order, specialty, infusion and wholesale operations and hospital based outsourced services.

Mr. Bryant received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN.

Chris Smith

Vice President of Information Technology

Mr. Smith joined Clinical Solutions in 2020. He brings 30 years of IT experience and leadership. Most of his background is providing technology services and executive leadership to healthcare, pharmacy and financial service providers. He has built and sold a number of IT companies servicing the healthcare and pharmacy sectors.

Mr. Smith has a passion for systems interoperability and security. He provides leadership to the Clinical Solutions’ IT services team. Other responsibilities are vendor coordination to align investments in technology with business requirements.

He oversees the integration of our pharmacy software with inmate management systems, electronic health records, electronic medical records, electronic medical administration records, and other software systems.

Melody Golson, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

Ms. Golson 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. She brings more than 15 years of progressive human resources experience in healthcare and other industries. Her background includes employee relations, recruitment, leave management, employee development and leading organizational change.

Ms. Golson received her Masters of Business Administration from Regis University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Denver. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Professionals and also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Ms. Golson’s goal is to align HR strategies to organizational goals and build trust with managers and employees to create a positive work environment and increased organizational effectiveness.

Chase Breland, MBA, CCHP

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Breland has the responsibility of overseeing the Tennessee DOC Central Pharmacy and implementing internal and external initiatives. With more than 14 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, program committee member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and member of the Economics Club of Nashville.

Harold Nichols, Rph

Business Development

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.