Myron Winkelman

Profile Updated: July 23, 2015
Myron Winkelman
Residing In: West Bloomfield, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Betsy Wilson Winkelman (Central HS 1955)
Occupation: Pharmacy/healh care consultant
Children/Grandchildren 3 grown children
4 grand chiilden
Military Service: Army National Guard  
Yes! Attending Reunion

We moved around a bit: 15 years in Cleveland and 2 years in Harrisburg PA. Back in Michigan since 1990. All were career moves.

School Story:

Hosmer Elementary
Post JH

Education after graduating from Mumford

BS Pharmacy WSU 1959


Ran 2 Marathons, 15 Triathlons and many 1/2 marathons, 10Ks etc.

Stopped competing when I turned 70, but still workout 5-6 days a week.

What did you do right after high school?

Worked in retail pharmacy for 2 years after military service. Then spent the next 30+ years as a senior executive with a wide range of pharmacy related firms:
* Chain Drug Stores (Revco, Perry, Rite Aid);
* Wholesalers (McKesson, FW Kerr)
* Drug Manufacturing (Lannett)
* Pharmacy Benefit Managers (ValueRx)
Retired from ValueRx in 1994 and opened a consulting firm, in which I am still active

What do you do now? How did you get into that?

I am still consulting, but at a more relaxed pace. My experiences and perspectives in health care maker me of some continuing value. I am proud to serve occasionally as a consultant to the Federal Department of Justice on pharmacy related fraud issues and I also serve on a Federal Medicaid Advisory Board.

I am also a docent at the Holocaust Center.

High points of your life since high school.

Married for 56 years! We raised three great kids, all of whom are doing well -- but scattered around North America.

If there is a single highpoint, it was our activism in the 1980's on behalf of Soviet Jewish Refuseniks. We went on a mission to the Soviet Union and met with many of them in 1984. We became activists and I subsequently served as Chair of the local Soviet Jewry Committee. A seminal event was the night we disbanded the Committee, after the Soviet Union fell and all Jews who wished to leave were able to do so.

Ever been on TV?

Yes, several times, both as a corporate executive and as a community activist.

Where will you be in 10 years?

Still above the sod, I hope.

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