Sharps Compliance Corp., a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management solutions including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous, announces that Sharon R. Gabrielson has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors. Former Chair and Board of Director member, Philip Zerrillo, has resigned from the Sharps’ board due to other business commitments.
Sharon Gabrielson joined the Sharps Compliance board in February 2019. She is a progressive healthcare executive with over 30 years of broad-based leadership experience in the healthcare industry and currently serves as Chair of Global Business Solutions for the Mayo Clinic, where she is responsible for directing domestic and international business development opportunities for the Clinic’s healthcare products and services to the B2B and B2C markets. Previously, Ms. Gabrielson was Vice Chair of Mayo’s Health System Administration, where she oversaw an organization of community-based practices including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health, which generated approximately $2 billion in revenues.
Ms. Gabrielson has served on numerous leadership and management committees at Mayo Clinic, as well as industry boards including for-profit public and private, as well as not-for-profit and community organizations. She currently serves as an independent director for Catasys and is a member of the nominating/governance and audit committees. She is also an advisory board member for CyberMdx and Strategic Partners (SPI), Inc., assisting as they scale for growth in the health care market.
Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Gabrielson stated, “I have been very impressed with the Company, management team and its significant growth opportunities in all lines of business. Our Company is at an exciting point in its development as we focus on growing our leadership role in both the $1 billion medical waste market and in the $1 billion unused medication disposal market, and we see significant opportunity to become a much larger company. We are focused on enhancing our medical waste solution offerings for our target market of small to medium sized generators and we are seeing growing demand for our unused medications solution which provides a cost-effective method for the safe and easy disposal of unused medications including controlled substances. We continue to be encouraged by the market interest in our latest offering, the TakeAway Recycle System, which facilitates true recycling of single-use devices utilized in the healthcare setting. I am honored to take on the new role as Chair of the Board of Directors and look forward to working with the Board and the management team as we take advantage of the substantial opportunities in the markets we serve.”
David P. Tusa, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We welcome Sharon as our new Board Chair and look forward to working with her to leverage her significant experience in healthcare and healthcare services. We have been very impressed with her contributions to date and believe her leadership will complement our strategic growth plan.”
Sharon Gabrielson added, “We thank Philip Zerrillo for his contributions to Sharps during his many years of service on the Board of Directors and wish him well as he expands his international business commitments.”