ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
MHA, RN, CDN
Christopher was employed for 19 years with the world’s largest renal corporation treating ESRD patients and the leading manufacturer of renal products. He started his dialysis career as a Dialysis RN in an outpatient clinic caring for ESRD patients. He then moved to the position of Dialysis Education Coordinator, Clinical Manager and Regional Director of Education covering five states with a team of 17 Education Coordinators.
It was in the Regional Director of Education position that Christopher brought new ideas of teaching that were cost effective as well as engaging. He and his team created the first training videos for Inpatient Services and the first skills checklists for multiple dialysis portable reverse osmosis machines. Collaborating with the Dialysis Home Therapy Department, he created training videos for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD).
Christopher's most recent position was the Director of Operations for Inpatient Services overseeing 23 dialysis hospital-based programs. He was very effective in leading six clinical acute managers, a clinical staff of 175 full- and part-time employees (RNs, CCHTs) including leased employees.
He has hired, trained, managed, and motivated clinical staff in all operations to support customers in hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. Christopher successfully encouraged new ideas and cultivated a creative team atmosphere to attract and retain quality people. For three years (2015-2017), his team had a greater than 90% retention rate with 95.7% in 2017 and was considered a Best Practice on the East Coast.
His duties included direction and administering the controls of the day-to-day operations and activities of assigned Inpatient Services programs across a specified region, ensuring compliance with established company and regulatory guidelines and procedures in order to provide high quality dialysis service, excellent customer service, and outstanding patient care.
Christopher participated in the implementation of divisional and company initiatives and strategies, and he was an active member of every hospital's Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Program and Operational Review Committee. He practiced cost containment strategies, maintaining profitability and growth of the assigned Inpatient Services program while ensuring compliance with all pertinent company policies, hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements.
As the founder of GTI Consulting Group, he brings all his years of knowledge and experience to the people he serves working towards their success. He has a "we can do this" attitude and belief that is infectious and inspiring - making the work experience that much more engaging and fun.