Leadership

The opioid crisis that is engulfing America will only be solved by innovative ideas, effective regulation and enforcement and committed community involvement. Sure Med Compliance and our partners advocate for all of these, and we add the mission-based values that have brought a seasoned team of medical and business executives together with a singular focus. We are developing products and services designed to blunt the opioid epidemic through greater prescribing compliance, thus preserving a physician’s ability to prescribe medications that, managed properly, enhance their patients’ recovery and quality of life without worries about addiction.

 
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John L. Bowman, Chief Executive Officer

John Bowman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sure Med Compliance. His career in the pharmaceutical industry spans more than a decade, and provided the inspiration that led to the founding of Sure Med Compliance. Mr. Bowman was a sales and marketing leader for Novartis, helping launch a number of blockbuster drugs such as the Exelon patch (for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease), Tekturna (for treating high blood pressure) and Reclast (for the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases). While working out of Manatee County, Florida, one of the epicenters of the opioid epidemic, John felt called by his faith to do something about the crisis. After consulting with physicians who explained that opioids were often the only effective treatment option for some patients, he conceived of a novel approach to controlling the epidemic. That vision has become Sure Med Compliance, a software and services company assisting physicians by providing prescribing guidance, screening and documentation compliance. Mr. Bowman, a Coast Guard veteran, is an avid surfer who founded the Eternal Summer Surf Camp, a free, faith-based ministry which, under his continuing leadership, has become the largest surf camp in the world. He now resides in Fairhope Alabama with his wife Kendall and kids Jackson and Piper. John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of South Florida.


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Barkley Busby, Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Busby brings a wealth of software-related, real-world experience to Sure Med Compliance, having helped found 2B Solutions, a recognized leader in business and computer consulting headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. As a Vice-President and Chief Marketing officer at 2B Solutions, she successfully grew that firm’s revenue and its profile in the business community. She is also an experienced entrepreneur whose experience with start-up enterprises goes beyond her work in consulting; she is involved in the hospitality business through her co-ownership of a successful restaurant she help found in central Alabama. She is a 2000 graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Information Systems Management. She is an active member of her church and believes that the values-based management approach taken by the executive team at Sure Med Compliance will be a key to its long-term success.


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Brandon R. Hernandez, Chief Technical Officer

Creating a world class, medically-focused software driven compliance and screening system requires world class technical talent. Brandon Hernandez is the driving force behind the software that is the key to the effective tools that Sure Med Compliance delivers to participating physicians and their patients. Mr. Hernandez began his career in mobile applications development on several platforms, including inventory management for the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative. Prior to joining Sure Med Compliance he was a Software Project Architect and Software Developer at 2B Solutions, overseeing development of several school district and local government customer relationship management programs. He was the Development Team lead on the groundbreaking Weka Smart Fridge project which enabled clinicians in the field to better manage vaccine distribution, helping save lives in areas of the world where unreliable storage facilities and unreliable transportation system shad previously made effective vaccine transportation and delivery a major challenge. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer science and a minor in mathematics at Birmingham Southern and was a National Science Foundation Bache Scholar in Computer Science. He holds numerous certifications in mobile application development, CRM system design, and a strong core of .NET framework development skills and cloud-focused best practices.


David P. Herrick, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Dr. David P. Herrick joined Sure Med Compliance in 2018 as he recognized the promise of Sure Med’s approach to combating opioid addiction through effective patient screening and monitoring, combined with software that aids physicians in assessing and measuring the more than 20 data points needed for documenting the initiation of opioid therapy. Dr. Herrick has specialized in chronic pain management for more than two decades, giving him unparalleled insight into the needs of both patients and their treating physician. That experience, and his former service as a member of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and as President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, uniquely qualify him to provide insights as Sure Med continually enhances the products and services we deliver to the nation’s physicians and their patients. In addition to his leadership in organized medicine, Dr. Herrick is affiliated with the Center for Pain which he founded in 1997 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Herrick’s undergraduate degree is from Auburn University and his medical degree was attained at The University of Alabama, Birmingham.