Dr. Steven Ball has an Ed.D in Organizational Behavior from Argosy University in San Francisco, CA, along with an MBA from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA, and a BA in Health Science from California State University at San Jose, CA. His doctorate dissertation is entitled, Strengthening Non-Profit Organizational Legitimacy and Capacity Building through Inter-Organizational Collaboration. He has spent over 30 years in commercial healthcare medical devices and pharmaceutical business development and operations. His major emphasis includes trade sales leadership, marketing, and patient access program implementation, professional and patient education especially in metabolic disease state management and population health. His most recent position in the field of healthcare commercial development was a Director of Health Systems Development at Quest Diagnostics. His additional transferrable skills in business management include multi-regional sales excellence coaching enhancing established sales leaders and teams in executing approved account management experiences with Selling with Integrity, Successful Large Account Management, Influence without Authority, and customer engagement. Subject matter expertise includes healthcare distribution and product launching strategic logistics, disease state management, and medication therapy adherence associated with Cardio-Vascular Metabolic Disease Management. His community engagement activities involve leading systems of learning, curriculum development, and facilitating instruction in local Christian churches in Northern California.