Jeffrey W. Runge, MD, FACEP, CEO and President
Jeff is on the Board of Directors of the NCMS and has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Biospatial, Inc., a national biosurveillance and preparedness company, since 2017 and as President of Biologue, Inc., a biodefense consulting company, since 2008. Jeff has also served The Chertoff Group, a homeland security business consulting organization, since 2009, as a Principal and most recently as a Senior Advisor. Jeff is a Director of the National Collaborative for Biopreparedness at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Over the course of his career, Jeff served as the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2008, and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and over 16 years as a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nine years as Assistant Chairman.
Jeff received his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his emergency medicine residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (Carolinas Medical Center). Jeff is board certified in emergency medicine.
Vince comes to us from The Fahrenheit Group, where he served as Managing Partner for its Carolinas consulting practice. In addition to Fahrenheit, during Vince’s twenty-five plus years in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park business community, he served in chief financial officer, corporate development, and corporate finance positions. Most notably for sixteen years, Vince held various corporate finance, operational finance, and corporate development roles at Quintiles Transnational, as it grew net revenue from approximately $65 million to over $3.0 billion.
Over the course of his career, Vince has led and participated in securing more than $500 million from capital markets to fund growth initiatives. And, Vince has successfully closed a diverse set of corporate development transactions including a $164 million acquisition, a $90 million divestiture, and an exclusive product-rights license. He has directed the full range of due-diligence activities – financial reporting, financial modeling, and working capital adjustment, and Vince was a key member of an acquisition team that closed in excess of 25 acquisitions in a 3.5 year period.
Vince received a B.S. in Accounting (with distinction) from The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business, and he received his M.B.A. at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. In addition, Vince is a licensed CPA in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Steve is general counsel and chief operating officer of the North Carolina Medical Society in Raleigh. The NCMS was organized in 1849 and is the largest physician organization in the state, representing approximately 12,000 physician members from every specialty and practice setting. Steve works on issue advocacy and provides legal services to the Society. He is also secretary-treasurer for Carolina Complete Health Network, Inc. a subsidiary of the NCMS.
Before coming to the Society in 1994, Steve worked in government affairs for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and prior to that he worked on medical economics issues for the Florida Medical Association.
Steve received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics (1980) and master of business administration (1989) from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, Georgia; a juris doctor (2000) from North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and a master of laws in health law (2015) from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.
Jennifer comes to us from the North Carolina Medical Society where she served for eleven plus years in the Specialty Societies and Membership departments. While at the NCMS Jennifer was the Database manager and was responsible for membership dues invoicing and all membership transactions. During that time, Jennifer assumed the role of membership invoicing for 9 specialty medical societies which resulted in a 25% increase in membership and implemented and managed a partnership project with another association which resulted in a 50% increase in membership for that category.
Prior to joining the Society, Jennifer worked as an office manager for a children’s mental health agency. While in high school and college she staffed the front office of gastroenterology practice.
Jennifer received a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in Political Science.