Nominations were submitted by multiple members of the SEPAC chapter of AHRMM, (the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management), of which Kelli McRory is president. SEPAC serves southern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. The nomination below was submitted by Michele J. Walker, director of purchasing and resource management, Virtua Health Inc., Marlton, New Jersey.
Within supply chain in our tri-state area, there is no woman who deserves to be recognized more than Kelli McRory. Kelli has been working in supply chain for 26 years [beginning at age 17, when she did patient transport for radiology]. She stands out because she is truly passionate about her work. She is currently the president of SEPAC of AHRMM. She uses this forum to inform her colleagues of what is going on in healthcare, both nationally and regionally. She encourages supply chain across the area to not only get educated, but also to get involved. She is often encouraging members to give presentations on different topics to share their knowledge. She thrives on learning herself and enjoys sharing her knowledge with colleagues. As healthcare is evolving around us, she is constantly making sure not only that she evolves, but that all the members of SEPAC have the information they need to evolve as well.
Regarding mentors and/or key events in her life, Kelli McRory says: “I’ve always been self-driven, and I think that has made me a better leader. I enjoy giving people encouragement and asking them how I can help them achieve what they want to do. One person I would like to single out is [Jefferson Health Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing] Chris Fontana, who continues to help me maximize my potential.”