Meet The Team

Count on our team of professionals for expert advice on everything from pharmaceuticals to disposables, anesthesia to emergency response products.


The Executive Team


Denis McNicholl

Denis McNicholl

As a recovering workaholic, I continue to fall back into old habits, thus, I have started attending WA (Workaholics Anonymous) every Sunday morning.

I do find time to practice my knitting skills, during the late evening hours when I can't sleep, and I've recently finished my first pair of mittens; next will be a wool hat.

More importantly, I'm going to spend time with my nephew so I can better utilize my tablets, phones and Photoshop. 

If you need immediate service during non-working hours please contact me on my cell 480-773-2454.

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John Discerni

John S. Discerni

At MPS, I concentrate on product acquisition and general operations. Because the market for injectable drugs has become so complex, due in part to the limited number of manufacturers, we spend a considerable amount of time to make sure that MPS has the products you need now.

On the personal side, I'm a Cleveland Browns fan. Because the market for Browns fans has become so complex due to the limited number of wins I really don't know why I spend a considerable amount of time to remain a Browns fan. I know that I need help. If you’re in the same boat please feel free to call in to commiserate!

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Sales & Operations


Alec Nelson

Alec Nelson

Originally from the midwest, I was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska . I went to school for marketing at Northwest Missouri State University and loved it. Upon Graduation in the Spring of 2017, I moved to Arizona to try something new and enjoy the beautiful weather that Arizona has to offer. I enjoy hiking, live music, traveling, going out to eat , nebraska football, and of course spending time with my dog.

Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you or your office! 

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Ashley McGowan

Ashley McGowan

Hello, My name is Ashley! I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio (Home of the infamous Buckeyes 😄). I have a beautiful daughter that makes every single day of my life a little brighter than the last. 👸 I am a very outgoing free spirt and I love a challenge. I enjoy working at MPS and I plan to be here for the long run. I love helping people and I'm not afraid of adventure. You'll find me in the Ohio warehouse receiving product while sipping on a tropical Redbull, pulling orders for customers, or keeping track of inventory.

A few of my passions are singing, cooking and reading. I also have 2 crazy dogs that I love to pieces.

One motto I live by is "Carpe Diem" which means to make the most of the present time!

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Andrew Chinesaz

Andrew Chinesaz

I'm one of the youngest Account Managers here at Medical Purchasing Solutions and the only one born and raised in AZ. I really enjoy being a part of the MPS Team. I love helping our clients get the best savings and providing the best customer service I can offer. I also love learning more everyday about the drug and supply industry to better assist our clients.

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Anne Holloway

Anne Holloway

Arizona Warehouse Manager 

 

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Beatriz Spinos

Beatriz Spinos

I'm originally from Brazil, Portuguese is my first language. I moved to the US when I was 17 years old, didn't plan on staying for too long but met the guy in the picture who is now my husband! We moved to Arizona in June of 2017, right when Summer started, and I've been loving it! The beauty of the mountains are just incredible!

Here at MPS, I'm one of the Account Managers and I am glad to help you in any possible way! 

Prazer em te conhecer! (:

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Bill Sutherland

Bill Sutherland

I'm know around the office as "The Web Guy". I work tirelessly on the websites to make online ordering quick and easy.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I've been in Arizona since 2012 and love it. I miss the ocean, but not the traffic. When I'm not crunching code you'll find me hanging out with my family or hustling nuts.

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Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Where do we start our adventure? 
 
Word on the street is he challenged the great Ron Burgundy to an Indian leg wrestling contest and lived to tell about it.  Played in the poker game of the century with his opponents Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, and the Abominable Snowman.  The stakes were high and costly, with the losers going into exile.  To test his fortitude, he has walked on hot coals without burning his bare feet.  Those closest to him, claimed he could hit a penny at 200 yards with an AR10.  Known for being an avid Bears fan, but that’s an extremely dark, depressive, and twisted story these days.
 
As for myself, I lived in Southern California until 2006.  I felt it was time for a change and decided to move to AZ without ever visiting the state.  I have been with MPS for a little over a year now.  I bring 12 years of experience in logistics, operations and management.  In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, playing poker, reading, shooting firearms, and hanging out with my dog.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

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Casey Anderson

Casey Anderson

Southern Belle from KY living the West Coast life. I graduated from Western Kentucky University December 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Communications and a Minor in Sales. I never thought I would be living in Arizona but life has a funny way of working itself out! Being the travel bug that I am, I have lived in five different states. The Carolinas will always hold a special place in my heart. Raleigh and Greenville is where I did my internships the two summers before I graduated. Colorado is where I met my other half,  R.J.  I feel like Arizona is the only place that instantly felt like home to us! I absolutley love it here and don't plan on going anywhere any time soon! 

Some things I enjoy in my free time are hot yoga, shopping, hanging out by the pool, trying new food, mountain hikes, and traveling of course. I love going places I have never been and trying new food I have never tried. Can't knock it till ya try it right? 

Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or ordering needs. I am always happy to help! 

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Chris Valenti

Chris Valenti

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I graduated from Seattle Universtity.  I moved to Phoenix Arizona in June of 2015 and I love my job here at Medical Purchasing Solutions. I have been doing customer service and sales since I was 17 and I enjoy taking care of my customers and building business relationships.

My hobbies include Computers, Gaming, Hiking, Sports, and I am really into cars, especially Subaru's! I am also a huge movie buff and Seahawks Fan but don't hold it against me!

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Conner Bonebrake

Conner Bonebrake

I am originally from Pinetop, Arizona and have lived in the state for most of my life. I have an extensive history in customer service and sales. 

I lived in Germany for a year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student and have a true passion for travel. I have been to seventeen different countries and am hoping to get to many more.

Love to play guitar, ski, golf, soccer, perform slight of hand magic, and learn languages!

I serve as one of the newest and youngest additions to the team as an account manager and I am always happy to help with any questions or concerns!

Das Leben ist viel zu wichtig, es im ernst zu nehmen.

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David Southworth

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Fred Taylor

Fred Taylor

IT Wizard

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JAY KNEIFEL

JAY KNEIFEL

I served in the Army Infantry, have lived in 9 states, and settled down to call Arizona my home. 

In this constantly changing industry I make it my goal to make ordering easy and economical for all who seek my help. I believe it is all about building and maintaining healthy relationships to take care of my customers who rely on my expertise and service. 

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JEFF HALL

JEFF HALL

Born and raised in Chicago, I enjoyed an 18 year layover in Pittsburgh before moving here to Columbus Ohio, 12 years ago. I'm a lifelong Cubs fan with hopes of seeing them in a World Series before I leave this world. I've been an antique collector for 30 years...and still love the thrill of the hunt. I love to tinker, restore and repurpose all kinds of old rusty gold. I love to travel, and explore new places. To me it's not always the destination....it's the journey.

I'm your new Midwest connection here at MPS, so feel free to call or email me anytime with any questions or needs you may have. I look forward to working with you all...

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JEFF TAYLOR

JEFF TAYLOR

One of your friendly neighborhood sales reps. Originally from the midwest where I grew up in Ohio. I enjoy the warmth and lifestyle that is Arizona. I love winter days when it's 80 and I can be out in shorts and a Tommy Bahama.

When I'm not offering Precedex to a client for Medical Purchasing Solutions I spend my time as The Chancellor of Football which is my true identity writing for Taylor Blitz Times.

I am an NFL/AFL historian that writes about football today and how it relates to the game of yesteryear. Now over 400,000 reads in well over 120 countries, The Chancellor was invited to the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony two of the last 3 years by enshrinees Kevin Greene & Jerry Kramer. Both I advocated for since 2011. I have also written articles which were used to introduce Cliff Branch & Robert Brazile for enshrinement into Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony back in 2016.

Several national publications have linked to articles in Taylor Blitz Times including Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, & SB Nation. 

Let me know what your office needs and I'll be there to assist.

 

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Jenifer Hopper

Jenifer Hopper

Originally from SC, I moved to Arizona after graduating from Clemson, home of the National Champions- Go Tigers!  Soon after arriving in AZ, I grew to love the diverse and natural beauty of the Southwest and decided to stay for a while.

Fast forward twenty years or so, I'm married to a third generation AZ native and we have two great kids and a funny little dog named Ruby. Together they keep us on our toes and always on the go.  We love exploring as a family and finding new places to experience in and outside of AZ.

Here at MPS, I work with customers to help them procure meds, supplies and bone grafting materials while lowering their costs and increasing productivity.  Please reach out to me any time to find out how we can help your practice grow.  I look forward to working with you!

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Jim Karlsberger

Jim Karlsberger

I have deep roots in both Ohio and Arizona, having lived half of my life in each state.  

My passions include my family and the performing arts, particularly live music.  My hobbies include cycling, hiking, reading, aviation, and horology.  I am a lifelong musician, but the need to make a living required that I hone some diverse skills in customer service and business management.

I am proud to be part of this awesome MPS team, and I am dedicated to the successful relationships we have worked so hard to build and maintain!  As with everyone here, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help in any way! 

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Joseph Judd

Joseph Judd

I'm an account manger with decades of experience in customer service, computer operations, inventory control and logistics.  Like most Arizonans, I have a lifted truck that I take fishing and offroading often. I enjoy helping healthcare providers on a daily basis and continually educate myself on the newest medications being offered.

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Justin Spiegel

Justin Spiegel

I am one of the newest additions to the MPS team. Originally from Idaho, I’ve spent most of my life in Tucson, AZ. I moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 2013. Which was the best decision ever, anyone that has lived in Tucson knows what I’m talking about.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling as much as possible, continuing with my flight training and of course spending time at the lake. There isn’t much else to do when it is 120 degrees during the summer.

I also enjoy learning everything I can about the drug industry. Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions or concerns. And I will contact someone that knows the answer. 

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Kirya Costephens

Kirya Costephens

Hi, my name is Kirya! I moved to Arizona a few years ago to watch my nieces growing up and to stay near family. Before I was a Navy brat, moving from Hawaii, California, and Illinois but settling mostly in Michigan. This move was the hardest for me to make and the heat kills me every summer!

During work hours you can find me in the warehouse running to fill orders or deal with inventory. In my spare time I’m curled up in the AC enjoying a book or a video game, normally with a cat or two curled up with me.

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Lynna Nguyen

Lynna Nguyen

Hello! My name is Lynna (lee-na) and I am one of the Account Managers on the floor. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA and found my way over to Phoenix. Since I graduated from the University of Arizona and have endured many sweltering summers, I consider myself to be an Arizonian at this point. 

On the weekends, I enjoy doing outdoor activities, staying active, trying new foods and keeping my dog happy. I speak Vietnamese as well.

If you have any questions or would like me to help you in any way, please, let me know. Always glad to do what I can.

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MARLA STEFFENS

MARLA STEFFENS

Originally from Nebraska, I moved to Arizona in 1987 for the sunshine.

I am a full-time mom (3 beautiful daughters ages 24, 19, 15) with a full time job and I enjoy both! 

When I have spare time....I enjoy dancing, treasure hunting at estate sales and socializing with friends. 

Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or ordering needs. I am always happy to help! 

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Noah Gardner

Noah Gardner

Originally hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Noah moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 2019.

Having an active passion for health and wellness, Noah spends a lot of his free time hiking the Arizona mountains with his recently adopted puppy. He also enjoys working out at the local fitness center and playing pickup Basketball. In his previous work experience, he was very active in the collector car auction industry, traveling the USA inspecting car collections and attending concours d'elegance events.

Using his past sales/marketing experience to help solve solutions with clients in the pharmaceutical industry, Noah thrives on building long lasting business relationships.

When he is not at work, you might find him working on a 1980s classic BMW or training in a MMA gym.

If you are a client seeking our services do not hesitate to reach out!

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Pam Tribble

Pam Tribble

Born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, I am a true Razorback fan!  

My husband and I love Scottsdale, AZ and have four children. Two Sun Devil grads, one attending in Santa Barbara, CA and the "baby" at Chaparral High.

I love jogging, hiking, biking....just about anything outdoors! And I love sporting events! Go Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns!

At MPS I serve as the Executive Assistant, so if I can be of assistance please contact me.

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Sam Hindman

Sam Hindman

I'm a recent arrival here in the Phoenix area, moving across the country just under a year ago from Massachusetts. Living on the East Coast for my entire life, Arizona has been quite a change in scenery, but an exciting one as I am discovering new places and things to do all the time! 

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading, playing with my 2 awesome dogs and exploring the beautiful Arizona desert. 

Here at MPS you will find me in the warehouse (armed with my trusty can of Monster Energy Zero Ultra) packing up orders and shipping them out, counting inventory, or organizing stock. 

I'm more than happy to help with any questions or concerns, or put you in touch with one of our amazing reps who can assist you. 

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Spring Bradley

Spring Bradley

Hello! My name is Spring Bradley. I was born in the Spring, hence the name smile, and I am originally from Maryland. Growing up I was a military brat, which led to living in several different states until I eventually ended up here in the beautiful state of Arizona. I am a college student, working towards a Bachelor's in Business Management. In my spare time you can probably find me with my nose in a book, binge watching a show on Netflix, or spending time with my family and friends.

Here at Medical Purchasing Solutions, it is my goal to provide every client with the service they deserve. So please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I will be more than happy to help!

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