NASP Committees

NASP committees provide members with a way to shape the affairs of the association and the future of specialty pharmacy. The dedicated volunteers who serve on NASP committees are guides for the staff and the Board of Directors.


The mission of the Education Committee is to continuously monitor and assess the relevance and value of NASP’s specialty pharmacy educational programs to specialty pharmacy industry professionals; ensure that a strong emphasis is placed on the patient’s experience across the entire specialty pharmacy care continuum including direct patient care and improving patient outcomes; and to identify and recommend new programs to be developed based on emerging therapies, medical innovation and changes in business practices that are consistent with the mission of the organization.

Chairperson: Susan Allen, Amber Pharmacy
Co-Chairperson: Stacey Ness, MHA

Education Committee Roster

Cheryl Allen, Diplomat
Maribel Areopaqita, Axium
Autumn Bagwell, Vanderbilt
Richard Brook, Better Health Wordwide, Inc.
Doug Gebhard, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy
Nicole Hasson, Value Drug
Brian Hille, Albertsons
Erin Hohman, Amber
Josh Howland, PioneerRx
Laura Jester, Navitus
Stuart Kersky, University of Chicago Medicine
Margherita Labson, Joint Commission
Steve Lagano, Altometrixs LLC
Stephanie LaPointe, Diplomat
Vanessa MacGregor, Abbvie
Nick Maroulis, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Megan May, Baptist Health (Lexington, KY)
Kevin McNamara, Clinical Pharmacy Partners
Richard Miller, Walgreens
Pam Muia, Eli Lilly
Mel Nelson, Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
Brandon Newman, Vanderbilt
Joan Siegel, CSL Behring
Erin Stack, Cottrills Pharmacy
Sylvia Thomas, Innovatix
Chandra Wahrgren, Ardon Health
Tina Valbh, Pharmaka Consulting/Kroger
Leslie Yendro, Avella

Board Liaison
Mike Nameth, Aureus

Other Liaisons
Teresa Dinzeo, NASP
Richard Lewis, ProCE


The mission of the Membership Committee is to support the development and implementation of strategies to recruit, retain and engage NASP members; to ensure NASP aligns its initiatives, goals and strategic objectives to address the needs of the membership and the patients we serve; and to recognize members for outstanding contributions to specialty pharmacy practice consistent with the mission of the organization.

Chairperson: Jo Ann Hyres, Amber
Co-Chairperson: Roy Bigler, ACHC

Membership Committee Roster

Alyson Aguano , MHA
Sheila Arquette , Independent Health
Chris Benz , Asembia
Jennifer Cretu, Diplomat
MaryAnn Dowd, Mallinckrodt
April Mohr, Innovatix
Artemisa Hoxholli , Amgen
Amvrosios Ioannidis , Onco360
Michael Martin , MHA
Kara Sammons, Rx To Go, LLC
Todd Speranzo, Avella
Dave Walker, Prime Therapeutics

Board Liaisons
Mike Agostino, Amber

Other Liaisons
Teresa Dinzeo, NASP

Government Affairs

The mission of the government affairs committee is to identify federal and state legislative and/or regulatory issues/proposals/rules that may significantly impact NASP members and specialty pharmacy stakeholders; to develop position statements and official responses which effectively articulate NASP’s position relative to these issues/proposals/rules and to educate and advocate on behalf of all specialty pharmacy stakeholders consistent with the mission of the organization, the needs of the membership and the patients we serve.

Co-Chairs: Sheila Arquette, NASP & Audrey Monroe, ArdonHealth

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview
Cheryl Allen, Diplomat
Marko Berishaj, DirectRx
Roy Bigler, AHCA
Amanda Bundy, US BioServices
Susan Castillo, CommCare
Gary Conte, City Drugs
Mala Crossley, Elwyn Pharmacy Group
Michael Crowe, Diplomat
Caleb Desrosiers, CareMED SP
Roxann Dominguez, ReCept
Philip Falzarano, PharmaHealth Pharmacy
Matthew Farber, Walgreens
Mike Fieri, Orsini HealthCare
Chad Forinash, Dohmen Life Science Services
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmceutical Services
Russell Gellis, Apthorp Specialty Pharmacy
Gerald Gleeson, Walgreens
Hank Graybeal, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Larry Hruska, Diplomat
Lauren Hynicka, UMaryland COP
Paul Jardina, Onco360
Theresa Jolivette, AstraZeneca
Vaughn Kinosian, ReCept
Nicky Otts, ReCept
Margaret Reagan, Premier
Jan Robinson, Maxor Specialty Pharmacy
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Chuck Stevens, CareMED SP
Penny Surratt, ReCept
Adam Syfrett, Health Information Designs
Michelle Templin, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
Peggy Tomes, Amber
Tim Ward, Hercules Rx
Aaron Wiese, Amber
Rebecca Yoon, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Aisling Zaccarelli, Innovatix
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson

Board Liaisons
Mike Agostino, Amber/HyVee
Carmine DeNardo, ReCept
Rebecca Shanahan, Avella

Other Liaisons
Teresa Dinzeo, NASP
Jayson Slotnik, Health Policy Strategies