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.
Director of Sales and Marketing
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.
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.
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
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.