NASP Board of Directors

Burt Zweigenhaft

Mr. Zweigenhaft is a healthcare business opinion leader who has held numerous executive and strategic advisory roles during his career. Mr. Zweigenhaft has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and healthcare service markets including wholesale, retail, chain, mail service, PBM, specialty, infusion, oncology, disease management, managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, genetic diagnostics and health…

Rebecca Shanahan, JD, President

Chief Executive Officer Avella Specialty Pharmacy. As Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Shanahan brings extensive healthcare and specialty pharmacy experience to Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Ms. Shanahan served as Executive Vice President and Head of the Aetna Specialty Pharmacy and as a member of Avella Specialty Pharmacy¹s board of directors. Prior to joining Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Ms….

Erik Halstrom, Secretary

Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Managed Healthcare Associates Erik Halstrom is the Vice President of the Specialty Pharmacy Solution Division at Managed Healthcare Associates. His team is responsible for the creation of strategy, and leading MHAs strategic alliances with Specialty Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical and technology companies. Erik has over 27 years of healthcare experience working at…

Michael R. Agostino, RPh, Vice President/President Elect

President, Amber Pharmacy & Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions Vice President, Hy-Vee, Inc. President-Elect, 2017 National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Michael R. Agostino, R.Ph., is the President of Amber Pharmacy, a provider of specialty pharmacy services throughout the nation. Amber Pharmacy is headquartered in Omaha, with satellite locations in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and San Bernardino….

Duane Barnes, MBA, MS

Vice President & General Manager for U.S. Value and Access, Amgen Mr. Barnes is the Vice President & General Manager for U.S. Value and Access. In this role, Mr. Barnes is responsible for all pricing, contracting, government price reporting, account management, value based contracting and the Payer / PBM / IDN strategies for all inline,…

Carmine DeNardo, RPh

President & Chief Executive Officer ReCept Pharmacy, LP Since joining ReCept in 2009, Carmine has been responsible for overseeing ReCept’s long term national growth, developing a multi-disciplined team focused on patient care, and integration of strategic initiatives to expand specialty pharmaceutical care to large health systems. With more than 30 years of executive leadership in…

Phil Hagerman, RPh

CEO & Chairman, Diplomat Phil has served as chief executive officer, a director and the chairman of the board of directors since 1991. He co-founded Diplomat with his father in 1975. Phil has led Diplomat as its principal executive officer, chairman of the board of directors and a director for approximately 24 years. He has…

Lawrence S. Irene, RPh

Chief Executive Officer Asembia Health Care Lawrence S. Irene, RPh is co-founder and chief executive officer of Asembia Health Care LLC, in Florham Park, New Jersey. Under his leadership, Asembia has pioneered a host of unique and innovative contracting programs to meet the needs of both specialty pharmacy providers and pharma/biotech manufacturers. More recently, Asembia…

Mark Montgomery

Healthcare Consultant Mr. Montgomery is an accomplished 25-year innovator in the specialty pharmacy sector of the healthcare industry.  He joined Axium in 2003 as Partner, Vice President/General Manager, overseeing the daily operations for Axium. He was promoted to President in 2005 and CEO later that year. In 2006, Mark partnered with a private equity firm,…

Michael A. Nameth, RPh, MBA

Healthcare Consultant Mr. Nameth is an accomplished senior level healthcare business leader with over thirty years of experience in several key areas of healthcare, including: Managed Care (Health Plans), PBM (Pharmacy Benefit Management) and Specialty Pharmacy industries. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer at Aureus Health Services, a national Specialty Pharmacy that offers specialty…

Cynthia Radford

Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy, Oncology, & Customer Care Innovatix, LLC Cynthia Radford has over 21 years of experience in the specialty distribution and pharmaceutical industry and is currently Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy, Oncology, and Customer Care. In her new role, Radford will assume leadership of the Customer Care division in addition to her…

Kelly Ratliff, DPh

President, US Bioservices Kelly Ratliff is President of AmerisourceBergen’s specialty pharmacy, US Bioservices. Leveraging over 25 years of healthcare experience, Kelly leads a dynamic organization committed to improving the patient experience and empowered to deliver the highest levels of patient satisfaction. She provides strategic leadership and guidance in the areas of business development, payer and…

Ernie Richardsen, RPh, MBA

Group Vice President, Pharmaceutical Purchasing & Managed Care, Rite Aid Corporation Ernie Richardsen is Group Vice President of Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Managed Care for Rite Aid Corporation. Ernie’s oversight responsibilities include pharmaceutical purchasing, managed care contracting, specialty pharmacy, retail pricing, supply chain regulatory compliance (pedigree), compliance and persistence programs, patient care initiatives and call center…

Nuaman Tyyeb, PharmD, MBA

President CareMed Pharmaceutical Services Nuaman Tyyeb is the founder and president of CareMed Pharmaceutical Services located in Lake Success, NY. CareMed is an industry leader, recognized for its commitment to providing excellent patient support and comprehensive disease-specific care management. Founded eight years ago, CareMed is the third largest private specialty pharmacy in the United States,…

Mark Vineis, MBA

Vice President of Managed Markets and Specialty Services, Sandoz Mark is the Vice President of Managed Markets and Specialty Services at Sandoz, a division of Novartis. As part of the Sandoz Biopharma division, his team is fully dedicated to commercializing the organization’s biosimilar portfolio. Prior to joining Sandoz, Mark was the General Manager of Specialty…

Dave Walker

Vice President of Trade Relations, Encompass RX Dave is currently the Vice President of Trade Relations at Encompass RX, leaders in chronic disease management and outcomes. He oversees pharma business development, HUB partnerships, and sourcing solutions. Dave has over 27 years of healthcare experience, focused in specialty pharmacy, home infusion, retail, and DME sectors. He…

Kyle Skiermont, PharmD

Chief Operating Officer, Fairview Pharmacy Services Kyle Skiermont is the Chief Operating Officer for Fairview Pharmacy Services, a leading health system based pharmacy organization in Minneapolis, MN. He received his PharmD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. As COO, Kyle is responsible for strategy and overall operations of Fairview Pharmacy’s specialty…

Sheila Arquette, RPh, Executive Director

Executive Director, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Sheila Arquette is the Executive Director of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. She has extensive practical and leadership experience in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, long-term care…

Nick Calla, RPh

Vice President, Industry Relations, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Nick has responsibility for the development of relationships with manufacturers. Previously, Nick was VP, Trade Relations for Community Specialty Pharmacy Network. He had responsibility of business development and maintenance of manufacture relationships around the country as it relates to access to particular products and the clinical programs…

Harry Hayter

Vice President, Business Development, Tempus Harry Hayter is Vice President of Business Development for Tempus, a healthcare software and analytics company that is building the world’s largest library of molecular and clinical data allowing us to power a machine-learning operating system that empowers physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions for their cancer patients. Tempus’s system…

Gary K. Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, CSP

Senior Vice President, Clinical, Education & Human Resources, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gary Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, CSP is the Senior Vice President, Clinical, Education & Human Resources at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in Flint, MI, where he provides leadership, strategy, and planning for all clinical, education, and Human Resources functions across Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy. He works…

Tolga Tanguler

Regional President, North America, Rare Disease, Pfizer Inc Tolga Tanguler is the Regional President, North America for Rare Diseases at Pfizer. In this role, Tolga leads an organization with 6 assets that generate $1B in revenue, while setting forth an agenda that brings together more than 200 colleagues across marketing, sales, access, medical and corporate…

Edward J. Kaleta

Vice President, Federal Government Relations & U.S. Public Policy, Walgreens As the Vice President of Federal Government Relations and U.S. Public Policy, Mr. Kaleta leads the federal lobbying and public policy activities for Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal year 2016 sales of $117 billion. The company operates over 8,200 drugstores in all…

Blaine Squires, RPh

Executive Director, AstraZeneca Blaine is Executive Director, Access Services for AstraZeneca. In his role, Blaine leads teams that oversee Field Reimbursement Managers, AZ’s internal HUB, AZ Access360, as well as all affordability programs including AZ&ME, commercial co-pay programs and global product donations. Blaine has worked across the healthcare industry from retail pharmacy, home infusion and…

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