About MED-Project

MED‑Project is a subsidiary established by the Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group (PPSWG) to develop, implement, and operate safe, effective, compliant programs for the disposal of household pharmaceutical products in adherence with state and local legislation. MED‑Project is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Visit the PPSWG website to learn more about the work of PPSWG or if you are a producer interested in joining the association.

Working as an accountable organization, on behalf of producers, MED‑Project effectively operates take-back programs for unwanted medications and sharps from households.

MED‑Project’s programs are designed and operated to meet all applicable program requirements and federal, state, and local laws and regulations, providing comprehensive compliance systems and risk mitigation across all mandated jurisdictions.

MED‑Project executes on its purpose to provide safe, secure, cost-effective, take-back programs for unwanted pharmaceutical products from households, delivering compliant programs for producers.

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Collection & Disposal

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Outreach & Education

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Program Administration


Board of Directors

MED‑Project’s governing bodies monitor the performance and quality compliance of all pharmaceutical product stewardship programs.

The Board of Directors is appointed by the Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group Board of Directors to represent the collective’s interests and provide governance and oversight to the compliance, financial strategies, operations, and regulatory affairs executed by MED‑Project.

Rachel Young – Chair

Senior Operations Counsel


Stephanie Barlow – Vice Chair

Director, Returns Processing and Rebate Support


Stacy Burch – Past Chair

Vice President, North America Marketing


Lorraine Cancro

Global Director, Environmental Compliance & Remediation


Kate Kulesher

Director, State Government Affairs


Bill P’Pool

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Prestige Consumer Healthcare

Travis Shaw

Executive Vice President

Owen Mumford USA, Inc.

Rob Somers

Global Director EHS


Peter Wilson

Manager, Environment, Corporate

Sanofi US

Leadership Team

MED‑Project leadership manages the compliance, financial implementation, and operations of the pharmaceutical product stewardship plans.

Michael Van Winkle


Executive Director

Kim Peterson


Lead Director of Finance and Administration

Dr. Victoria Travis

PharmD, MS, MBA

National Program Director

Jim Wilson


Lead Director of Compliance and Risk Management

Adam Burkhardt


Senior Director, Data Services & Project Management Center of Excellence

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Delivering on Priorities

  • Detailed implementation and compliance plans to meet all the requirements of each unique jurisdiction
  • Brand-safe outreach and education materials
  • Cost-effective compliance and implementation