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.

Co-Chairpersons: Micaila Ruiz, Amber Pharmacy & Deb Wells, Wells Health Group

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview Pharmacy Services
Leah Bailey, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Carl Bertram, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Norma Castaneda, Fidelis Specialty Pharmacy
John Colaizzi, Walgreens
J’Aime Conrod, UCB, Inc
Keith Cook, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Mala Crossley, StranzCrossley Inc.
Tim Davis, PANTHERx Rare
Suzette DiMascio, Women In Specialty Pharmacy
Supendeep Dosanjh, MedStar Specialty Pharmacy
Brett Furchner, Orsini Healthcare
Steven Gregory, Walgreens
Benedict Ho, Total Care Rx
Jill Honhera, Therigy
Greg Isaak, Pharmacy Partners
Alban Ivezaj, DirectRx
Charley John, Walgreens
Ed Kaleta, Walgreens
Amanda Kibbons, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Ron Lanton, Lanton Law
Matt Manning, ReCept Pharmacy
Thomas Michaels, Leo Pharma
Beth Mitchell, AmerisourceBergen
Audrey Monroe, Ardon Health
Christopher Nielsen, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rita Norton, AmerisourceBergen
Cliff Osbon, Noble Health Services
Christi Parson, Ochsner Health System
Romil Patel, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
Paul Polansky, PAPRX, LLC
Heidi Polek, DrFirst
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Jann Rigell, EnvisionRx
Soumi Saha, Premier
Doug Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Justin Stubstad, AcariaHealth
Penny Surratt, ReCept Pharmacy
Peggy Tomes, Amber Pharmacy
Ken Trader, BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy
Craig Vollmer, Soleo Health
Tim Ward, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Patti Weber, ReCept Pharmacy
Aaron Wiese, Amber Specialty Pharmacy
Amanda Winter, US BioServices
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Zwack, Cottrill’s Pharmacy, Inc.

Board Liaisons

Nick Calla, Orsini Healthcare

Other Liaisons

Julie Allen, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Taryn Couture, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Megan Malecki, NASP

Committee members as of December 1, 2020