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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Benjamin F. Mink, B.S., M.S.

Benjamin F. Mink, B.S., M.S.

President & CEO

BENJAMIN F. MINK is the President of GTC Consulting based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He graduated, summa cum laude, from Everest University with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2010.  Mr. Mink’s consulting practice is focused on helping those members within the pharmaceutical supply chain to meet their state and federal controlled substance regulations. Much of his time is dedicated to helping organizations mitigate risks associated with non-compliance in addition to providing expert witness support services to government entities, healthcare organizations, and insurance companies.  Mr. Mink prides himself as being a problem solver and a results oriented regulatory consultant. In 2017, while serving as the Director of Compliance at Miami-Luken, Mr. Mink provided testimony before the United States Congress as a DEA Compliance expert. Furthermore, he was the recipient of the NADDI challenge award presented to him by a DEA agent and colleague on November 20, 2017, for his career dedication to preventing drug abuse, misuse, and diversion. Then on May 1st, 2019, DEA presented Mr. Mink with a certificate of appreciation for his outstanding contributions in the field of drug law enforcement for his expert assistance in a case involving prescription opioid drug diversion.   

     Since 2015, Mr. Mink has been a dedicated member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and the International Healthcare Facility Diversion Association (IHFDA). In May of 2018, his nomination to the NADDI Ohio Chapter Board of Directors was confirmed. Serving on the Board of Directors, Mr. Mink was appointed the highly responsible designation of chapter Treasurer. In 2020, the NADDI Ohio Chapter confirmed Mr. Mink’s nomination to the position of Multi-State/Regional Training & Education Coordinator. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Mink served with the Alaska State Troopers and as an undercover narcotics detective in central Louisiana. Mr. Mink is a highly regarded public speaker and has been privileged to present at conferences around the nation such as the ACI Controlled Substances Summit in Washington DC.

Eric P. Dufrene, B.S.

Eric P. Dufrene, B.S.

VP of Regulatory Affairs

ERIC P. DUFRENE is the VP of Regulatory Affairs at GTC Consulting.  Mr. Dufrene has approximately twenty-three (23) years of law enforcement service with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (New Orleans, Louisiana) and obtained the rank of Detective IV. Mr. Dufrene spent the past seventeen (17) years assigned to the department’s highly specialized Narcotics Section in the Investigations Bureau. Since 2010, Mr. Dufrene has held a federal commission with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)Task Force, assigned exclusively to the Tactical Diversion Squad. As such, Mr. Dufrene possess a unique knowledge, skill set, and experience in the areas of drug diversion investigations and enforcement. During his career he has conducted numerous State and Federal investigations into suspected violations of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Mr. Dufrene has operated in an undercover capacity, he has prepared investigative reports for state and federal prosecutors, and he has testified in state and federal court related to alleged violations of the CSA. Mr. Dufrene serves on the Louisiana Board of Directors with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and has held the position of Sergeant at Arms since 2019.