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 Specialty Pharmacy & Deb Wells, Wells Health Group

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview Pharmacy Services
Leah Bailey, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Kathy Bricker, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Gerald Buller, Trellis Rx
Norma Castaneda, Fidelis Specialty Pharmacy
John Colaizzi, Walgreens
Keith Cook, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Suzette DiMascio, Women In Specialty Pharmacy
Brett Furchner, Orsini Healthcare
Jill Honhera, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Greg Isaak, Pharmacy Partners
Alban Ivezaj, DirectRx
Charley John, 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
Romil Patel, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
Paul Polansky, PAPRX, LLC
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Jann Rigell, AcariaHealth
Collan Rosier, Navitus Health Solutions LLC
Stephen Samuel, Premier Pharmacy Services
Vinay Sawant, Yale New Haven Health
Rushabh Shah, UK Specialty Pharmacy & Infusion
Jaime Shockley, Walgreens
Justin Stubstad, AcariaHealth
Peggy Tomes, Amber Pharmacy
Ken Trader, BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy
Shannon Trudelle, Daiiachi Sankyo, Inc.
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 August 15, 2021