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.

Clinical Outcomes

The mission of the clinical outcomes committee is to identify and highlight the unique and distinct patient care services provided by specialty pharmacy, specialty pharmacists and/or associated service companies that demonstrate improved patient outcomes and positively impact the total cost of care; to establish specialty pharmacy best practice guidelines and standards; to develop specialty pharmacy specific performance metrics for which specialty pharmacy will be measured for the purposes of network inclusion and reimbursement, and to promote the ongoing professional recognition and value of the specialty pharmacy practice setting consistent with the mission of the organization and the needs of the membership and the patients we serve.

Co-Chairs: Lana Gerzenshtein, Excelera Rx Corp. and Sam Garas, Pfizer

Clinical Outcomes Committee Roster

Sheena Babin, Ochsner Health System
Autumn Bagwell Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Holly Budlong, Fairview Specialty Services Pharmacy
Kimberly Commito, Mediware
David Coury, Acro Pharmaceutical Services
Mala Crossley, Crossley LLC
Ann Fish-Steagall, Biologics, Inc a McKesson company
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmaceutical Services
Albert Garcia, Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc.
Jon Hamrick, Therigy, LLC
Renee Havrilak, Yale-New Haven Health System
Tara Kelley, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Elie Khalife, Keycentrix, LLC
Grant Knowles, Ardon Health
Brian Lounsbery, Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Brandon Newman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Margaret Reagan, Premier Inc.
Tim Safley, ACHC
Douglas Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Acacia Strachan, Premier
Jonathan VanLare, Pharmacy Advantage
Darren Young, Mediware

Board Liaison
Kyle Skiermont, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP


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 Specialty Pharmacy
Maribel Areopaqita, Axium
Autumn Bagwell, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Alberto Batista, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Richard Brook, Better Health Worldwide
Denali Cahoon, Apothecary by Design
Mary Ann Dowd, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Melissa Gallegos, Sentara Healthcare
Douglas Gebhard, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy
Nicole Hasson, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Brian Hille, Albertsons
Erin Hohman, Amber Pharmacy
Joshua Howland, PioneerRx
Laura Jester, Navitus
Stephanie LaPointe, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Song Lee, Student Pharmacist
Vanessa Macgregor, Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Nicholas Maroulis, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Kevn McNamara, Clinical Pharmacy Partners
Richard Miller, Walgreens Co.
Pamela Muia, Lilly USA
Amy Nash, Reliance Rx
Melissa Nelson, Fairview Specialty Services Pharmacy
Brandon Newman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Pam Piotrowski, Walmart
Frank Scimeca, Pharmacist
Joan Siegel, CSL Behring
Marcy Snell, Pharmacy Advantage
Erin Stack, Cottrills Pharmacy
Regina Swisher, Penn Medicine
Sylvia Thomas, Innovatix
Sejal Upadhyaya, Southside Pharmacy
Tina Valbh, Pharmaka Consulting
Chandra Wahrgren, Ardon Health
Robin Wanous-Williamson, Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Leslie Yendro, Avella

Board Liaison
Mike Nameth, Specialty Pharmacy Executive

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: Shaleen Patel, LeMed Specialty Pharmacy

Membership Committee Roster

Alyson Aguanno , MHA
Doug Albers, Apex Specialty Pharmacy
Chris Benz , Asembia
Alex Buell, CSI Specialty Group
Jennifer Cretu, Diplomat
Carl Geberbauer, Excelera
Artemisa Hoxholli , Amgen
Amvrosios Ioannidis , Onco360
April Mohr, Innovatix
Sherard Parker, Walmart
Kara Sammons, Rx To Go, LLC
Peter Sotire, ReCept
Todd Speranzo, Avella
Blaine Squires, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Linda Stanko, ReCept
Jennifer Valentine, Innovatix Specialty Pharmacy Management
Dave Walker, EncompassRx

Board Liaisons
Roy Bigler, ACHC

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette , NASP
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: Audrey Monroe, Ardon Health & Cheryl Allen, Diplomat

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview
Leah Bailey, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
John Beckner, National Community Pharmacists Association
Marko Berishaj, DirectRx
Carl Bertram, Walmart
Roy Bigler, ACHC
Carla Cartwright, Johnson & Johnson
J’Aime Conrod, UCB, Inc
Gary Conte, City Drugs
Keith Cook, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Mala Crossley, Crossley LLC
Suzette DiMascio, CSI Specialty Group
Roxann Dominguez, ReCept
Mike Fieri, Orsini HealthCare
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmceutical Services
Russell Gellis, Apthorp Specialty Pharmacy
Bernard Glezerman, Enexia Specialty
Hank Graybeal, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Steven Gregory, Walgreens
Michelle Hamblin, Envision Specialty Pharmacy
Jason Hill, Walmart Stores Inc.
Benedict Ho, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Larry Hruska, Diplomat
Kevin James, US BioServices
Paul Jardina, Onco360
Charley John, Walgreens
Theresa Jolivette, AstraZeneca
Ed Kaleta, Walgreens
Ron Lanton, True North Political Solutions
Matt Manning, ReCept Pharmacy
Rebecca McGrath, Cardinal Health
Christopher Nielsen, Hercules Rx
Rita Norton, AmerisourceBergen
Christi Parson, Ochsner Health
Romil Patel, Southside Pharmacy
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Margaret Reagan, Premier
Jan Robinson, Maxor Specialty Pharmacy
Alina Rodell, ReCept Pharmacy
Micaila Ruiz, Amber Pharmacy
Doug Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage Rx
Trushar Sheth, Giannatto’s Specialty Pharmacy
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Erin Smith, Cardinal Health
Todd Speranzo, Avella
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Penny Surratt, ReCept
Michelle Templin, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
Peggy Tomes, Amber
Adrian Walker, Diplomat
Tim Ward, Hercules Rx
Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Aaron Wiese, Amber
Amanda Winter, US BioServices
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson

Board Liaisons
Nick Calla, Cardinal Health

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