Government Affairs Committee

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.

Meets: Quarterly from 11 a.m. – noon EST via Zoom

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To learn more, download the Government Affairs Committee Flyer.

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Co-Chairpersons: Norma Castaneda, Fidelis Specialty Pharmacy and Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Board Liaisons: Nick Calla, Orsini Healthcare and Timothy Ward, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Other Liaison: Julie Allen, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

Naomi Abrahamson, BioTek ReMEDys

Cheryl Allen, Curatio Scientia Advisors

Julie Allen, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

Andrew Babb, BioTek ReMEDys

Sheena Babin, Ochsner Health System

Danielle Beltz, Cleveland Clinic

Heather Chapman, Ardon Health

Brienna Chappell, CVS

Linda Clark, Barclay Damon LLP

Mitchell Clevenger, ARJ Infusion Services

Cynthia Coffey, Riverside Health System

Keith Cook, CPS Solutions

Nick D’Angelo, CPS Solutions

Suzette DiMascio, Suzette DiMascio & Associates

Lee Ann Ferguson, Optum Rx

Meagan Fowler, UAB Health System

Cameron Franklin, Onco360 Oncology Pharmacy

Scott Frishman, University Health

Brett Furchner, Orsini Healthcare

Neda Hanson, CPS Solutions

Jessie Heaton, Maxor National Pharmacy

Tim Hinkley, Froedtert Specialty Pharmacy

Jill Honhera, CPS Solutions

Joseph Huntsman, FountainRx Specialty Pharmacy

Josephine Hurtado, Texas Children’s Hospital

Grace Hwang, CVS Specialty Pharmacy

Greg Isaak, D2 Solutions

Alban Ivezaj, DirectRx

Charley John, Walgreen Co

Stacey Johnson, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Robie Keefer, Heritage Biologics

Shalini Kochicheril, University of Virginia Health System

Sean Krohn, Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas LaRiviere, Yale New Haven Health

Candace Lerman, Adheris Health/ MedAdvisor Solutions

Nicole LoMonaco, Walmart

Mohamed Mahmoud, Cleveland Clinic

Matt Manning, Omnicell, Specialty Pharmacy Services

Regan McIntosh, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Michael McLendon, USPack Logistics

Tanya Menchi, Shields Health Solutions

Julia Merrill, House Rx

Thomas Michaels, AstraZeneca

Ted Mills, Perigon Health 360

Tiffany Mitchem, Southern Cancer Center

Toren Mushovic, Soleo Health

Jordan Nicholls, WVU Medicine

Shelly Nickerson, Marinus

Katie Pederson, Rx Savings Solutions

Tiffany Phung, UC Davis

Raymond Po, Shields Health Solutions

Paul Polansky, PAPRx, LLC

Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC

Chelsea Renfro, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy

Jann Rigell, AcariaHealth

Luis Rodriguez, 

Lee Rosebush, BakerHostetler

Micaila Ruiz, Optum Rx

Trushar Sheth, Giannatto’s Specialty Pharmacy

Allison Shuster, Pfizer

Vic Simianu, Sphinx Strategies

Kate Smullen, Shields Health Solutions

Sarah Thornton, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Peggy Tomes, Amber Specialty Pharmacy

Shannon Trudelle, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Tina Valbh, PharmaKonnect LLC

Craig Vollmer, Soleo Health

Timothy Ward, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee, Inc.

Ben Zetsche, Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems Inc

Committee members as of February 14, 2024.