Patrick S. Smith President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick possesses over three decades of experience identifying and implementing realistic solutions for complicated medical problems. Having dedicated his life to improving the overall health of patients, he has spearheaded a variety of initiatives to meet unique patient needs including drug development, specialty pharmaceuticals, and renal nutrition therapy. As an experienced collaborator, Patrick skillfully brings together all the moving pieces to ensure that a medical solution is successful for the patient. Through his well-respected reputation in the industry and record of measurable results, he ensures coordination between insurance providers, physicians, and the patients themselves.
A compassionate philanthropist and entrepreneur, Patrick established and chaired a charitable trust in Florida for over twenty years that contributed generously to the education needs of his community. Now, he runs a prescription assistance program through Patient Care America helping patients who cannot afford their medicines access the physician-prescribed treatments and devices they need to stay healthy.
Patrick graduated from John Carroll University and has received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial accomplishments including an Honorary Doctorate from New York Medical College and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Patrick and his wife Jane have six children and six grandchildren. His interests include philanthropy, playing golf, and fishing.
Thomas G. BuscemiSenior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tom brings over 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry to Patient Care America. A results-oriented leader, he successfully establishes partnerships. With this valuable field knowledge, he readily contributes to the creation and assessment of new therapies to treat additional disease states.
Tom began his career with Abbott Nutrition and transitioned into the home infusion industry with Critical Care America. After a successful career at Critical Care America, Tom established American Cardiology Care, where he served as President and CEO. Following that venture, Tom spent 14 years in the medical device arena focused on the pain management industry with RS Medical, as a senior sales executive for the northeast United States. Over his career, Tom has won numerous sales awards and has led his teams to double-digit growth year after year. Tom received his B.S.B.A. from Towson University and his MBA from the University of Baltimore.
He enjoys spending time with his wife, five children, and six grandchildren. He is an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan and enjoys long-distance running daily.
Teresa FlynnVice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Teresa has more than 28 years cumulative work experience entirely in healthcare accounting. She began her career at Ernst & Young, auditing healthcare engagements for 5 years and has worked for 7 years in hospital accounting settings in both Orlando and Gainesville, including Columbia Park Medical Center and Orlando Regional Healthcare System. Previous to joining Patient Care America, Teresa worked for 14 years in a Specialty Compounding Pharmacy in Maitland, specializing in Sterile & Non-Sterile compounds.
Teresa has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida. She is the mother of 4 children, all who are Gators, as well. Teresa loves red wine, fine dining and traveling.
Joe GullaSr. Vice President of Business Development
Joe Gulla is a senior healthcare executive with more than 40 years of cumulative experience in sales management and operations. He began his medical career at Schering-Plough, and started working with hospital products at American McGaw Laboratories.
Some career highlights include opening the first New England-based facility for Home Healthcare of America (now CVS Caremark). Joe also played an integral role in selling medical infusion services company, Omni-Flow, Inc., to Abbott Labs hospital products division in 1989, where he later served as director of multi-line infusion services.
As vice president of eastern and Midwestern operations at Vitas, Joe was responsible for upwards of $70 million in revenue. Other roles include working as vice president of franchise operations at OptionCare, Inc., and as president for an international nursing agency.
For the past 14 years, he has served as president, COO and former owner of a national pharmacy based in Florida. In this role, Joe facilitated the development of niche market infusion offerings within the ENT, Lyme and Podiatry marketplaces, while skillfully executing operational, sales and marketing plans.
Caroline Eller, PharmDVice President of Operations
Caroline has more than 20 years of pharmacy experience in home infusion, long-term care, academia, community and hospital settings and is a dedicated, compassionate and motivated pharmacist helping to manage all Patient Care America Pharmacy Operations and serving as Pharmacist in Charge.
Caroline has been with the company for 5+ years. She and her pharmacy team are committed to providing optimal patient care and quality customer service to patients and clinics in all therapies offered by the company including infusion services, immunotherapy, inotrope therapy and compounding.
Caroline immigrated to the United States from the UK in 1989 and graduated from the University of Florida in 1995 with a doctorate of pharmacy (Pharm.D) and completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Virginia. Caroline enjoys spending time with friends and family, movies, soccer, swimming, and travel.