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Ralph Ira Porterfield, American health care executive, consultant.


Porterfield, Ralph Ira was born on October 31, 1946 in Cheverly, Maryland, United States. Son of Ralph Alton and Audrey Marie (Gilmore) Porterfield.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Capital University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1972.


Quality control supervisor Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Groton, Connecticut, 1972-1977. Qualtiy assurance manager Baxter Travenol, Chicago, 1977-1980. Operations manager Cobe Laboratories, Denver, 1980-1984.

President Porterfield Enterprises, Golden, Colorado, 1984-1987. Co-founder, executive vice president Well Port, Inc., Rochester, New York, 1992-1998. Founder Porterfield Enterprises, Golden, since 1984.

Vice president Dialysis Management, Golden, since 1984. Treasurer, officer Early Diagnostics, Littleton, Colorado, 1985-1986. Regional director TFE, Inc., Augusta, 1984-1991.

Partner The Colorado Consortium, Golden, 1985-1986. Presenter over 50 presentations/seminars in health care industry.


Chairman board Mountain Christian Fellowship Church, Arvada, Colorado, 1983-1984, co-chairman education committee 1985-1986, finance committee, 1987-1989. Treasurer Genesee Swim Team, Golden, 1983, vice chairman 1986. Treasurer Golden Futures Foundation, Golden, since 1989.

Member American Chemical Society, Biotechnology Roundtable, American Society Quality Control, National Committee Clinical Laboratory Standards, Rho Chi.


Married Susan Elizabeth Smart, March 15, 1969. Children: Tera Ann, Laura Ellen.