Denni has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, spanning the fields of clinical nursing, hospital and long-term care administration, management consulting, information systems design and implementation, teaching, and research. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from American University, a nursing degree from Alfred University, and a master of science degree in public health from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).
Before starting VetPharm, Denni was the chief financial officer of the Clinical Research Institute at the University of Rochester. She also created and directed the Community Research Network, an academic consortium that grew to include more 1,400 private-practice physicians who participated in industry-sponsored clinical trials. Prior to that, Denni served on the faculty of the university’s School of Medicine and Dentistry and also was the associate director for administration and finance of the Clinical Trials Coordination Center. In that role, Denni managed two international research consortia, with more than 350 investigators and coordinators, and oversaw more than 40 clinical trials, 125 research accounts, and 65 faculty and staff.
Denni is the author of numerous professional publications. She also is a member of the Animal Health Institute, the Generic Animal Drug Alliance, the Society of Clinical Research Associates, the American Society for Quality, the Drug Information Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Hospital Association, the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, the American Medical Records Association, the Hospital Information Management and Systems Society, and Sigma Theta Tau (international nursing honor society).
Denni raised English Springer Spaniels for 25 years before rescuing her late Airedale Terrier, Julie. She now “recharges her batteries” by playing with her latest rescue, a Blue Standard Poodle named Ida Mae.