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.

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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

Susan Allen, Amber Pharmacy
Sheena Babin, Ochsner Health System
Kristen Baron, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Kevin Barton, Walmart
Travis Baughn, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Kimberly Commito, Wellsky
Nicole Cowgill, Atrium Health
Mala Crossley, Crossley LLC
Lily Duong, Therigy, LLC
Ann Fish-Steagall, Biologics, Inc.
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmaceutical Services
Ilya Gluhovsky, RxNumerix
Rich Gourash, Therigy, LLC
Anju Harpalani, Cigna HealthSpring
Harry Hayter, Tempus
Tara Kelley, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Grant Knowles, Ardon Health
Jeff Kohout, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Brian Lounsbery, Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Ann McNamara, Fairview Pharmacy Services
Jackie Morse, Meijer Specialty Pharmacy
Brandon Newman, Trellis Rx
Barbara Prosser, Soleo Health
Alan Reicher, AstraZeneca
Craig Riccardo, Ardon Health
Jann Rigell, MedImpact
Tim Safley, ACHC
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Theresa Staskus, Therigy, LLC
Acacia Strachan, Premier
Martha Stutsky, Yale New Haven Health
Jonathan VanLare, Pharmacy Advantage
Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Kelly Wise, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Adam Wolfe, Truman Medical Centers
Almir Zeqo, Exactus Pharmacy Solutions
Autumn Zuckerman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy

Board Liaison
Kyle Skiermont, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, NASP

Customer Experience Committee

The mission of the customer experience committee is to develop standardized assessment tools that accurately and precisely measure specific drivers of customer engagement and satisfaction, unifying specialty pharmacies in their measurement of the customer experience and providing valuable, actionable insights which allow for benchmarking and like-for-like comparisons of performance across the specialty pharmacy industry consistent with the mission of the organization, the needs of the membership and the patients we serve.

Co-Chairpersons: David Mitchell, University of California, Davis & Dick Schirber, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Customer Experience Committee Roster

Stephanie Holliday, Self-employed
Thomas Jeffrey, SullivanLuallin Group
Becky Nugent, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Anya Rubin, SullivanLuallin Group
Amy Swanson, ExceleraRx Corp
Barbara Sylvester, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)
Amanda Winter, US Bioservices

Board Liaison
Suzette DiMascio, CSI Specialty Group

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, 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: Robin Wanous-Williamson, Avera Specialty Pharmacy

Education Committee Roster

Alberto Batista, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Richard Brook, Better Health Worldwide
Denali Cahoon, Trellis Rx
Linda Chestnut, Briova Rx
Emily Eastman, UK Specialty Pharmacy
Melissa Gallegos, Sentara Healthcare
Douglas Gebhard, RareMed Solutions
Nicole Hasson, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Brian Hille, Albertsons
Erin Hohman, Janssen
Joshua Howland, PioneerRx
Kate Jelline, Ardon Health
Laura Jester, Navitus
Jacob Jolly, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Stephanie LaPointe, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Song Lee, Student Pharmacist
Kevn McNamara, Clinical Pharmacy Partners
Richard Miller, Walgreens Co.
Amy Nash, Reliance Rx
Melissa Nelson, Fairview Specialty Services Pharmacy
Stacey Ness, MHA
Brandon Newman, Trellis Rx
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Joan Siegel, CSL Behring
Marcy Snell, Pharmacy Advantage
Erin Stack Mellerski, Cottrills Pharmacy
Thomas Steele, Reliance Rx
Regina Swisher, Penn Medicine
Chandra Wahrgren, Ardon Health
Katie Wenstrom, Meijer Specialty Pharmacy
Greg Wolfe, Biologics, Inc.
Leslie Yendro, Avella
Almir Zeqo, Exactus Pharmacy Solutions

Board Liaison
Mike Nameth, Specialty Pharmacy Executive

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Richard Lewis, ProCE
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, NASP


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: Shaleen Patel, LeMed Specialty Pharmacy
Co-Chairperson: Doug Albers, Apex Specialty Pharmacy

Membership Committee Roster

Alyson Aguanno , MHA
Brady Atherton, Excelera
Chris Benz , Asembia
Alex Buell, CSI Specialty Group
Jo Ann Hyres, Consultant
Amvrosios Ioannidis , Onco360
Stuart Kersky, Consultant
Dawn Lease, Johnson & Johnson
Jillian McNamee, Amber Pharmacy
April Mohr, Innovatix
Sherard Parker, Walmart
Natalie Ryan, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Blaine Squires, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Linda Stanko, ReCept
Jennifer Valentine, Innovatix Specialty Pharmacy Management

Board Liaisons
Roy Bigler, CSI Specialty Group

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette , NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, 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 & Michelle Templin, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview
Cheryl Allen, Diplomat
Leah Bailey, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Michael Barnard, Johnson & Johnson
John Beckner, National Community Pharmacists Association
Marko Berishaj, DirectRx
Carl Bertram, Walmart
Roy Bigler, CSI Specialty Group
Molly Brimmer, Cardinal Health
J’Aime Conrod, UCB, Inc
Gary Conte, City Drugs
Keith Cook, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Mala Crossley, Crossley LLC
Tim Davis, PantherRx Specialty Pharmacy
Suzette DiMascio, CSI Specialty Group
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmceutical Services
Tim Gallagher, Sterling Specialty Pharmacy Services
Michael Gannon, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Hank Graybeal, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Steven Gregory, Walgreens
Benedict Ho, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Greg Isaak, Premier
Kevin James, US BioServices
Paul Jardina, Onco360
Charley John, Walgreens
Theresa Jolivette, AstraZeneca
Ed Kaleta, Walgreens
Ron Lanton, Frier Levitt
Dusty Lewis, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Matt Manning, ReCept Pharmacy
Rebecca McGrath, Cardinal Health
Christopher Nielsen, Hercules Rx
Rita Norton, AmerisourceBergen
Christi Parson, Ochsner Health
Romil Patel, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
Marlin Plank, CSI Specialty Group
Paul Polansky, UCB Inc.
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Cybil Roehrenbeck, Polsinelli PC
Micaila Ruiz, Amber Pharmacy
Doug Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage Rx
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Penny Surratt, ReCept
Peggy Tomes, Amber
Craig Vollmer, Soleo Health
Tim Ward, Hercules Rx
Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Gail Wesolowski, Cottrill’s Pharmacy
Aaron Wiese, Amber
Caitlin Wilson, Cardinal Health
Amanda Winter, US BioServices
Greg Wolfe, Biologics, Inc.
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson

Board Liaisons
Nick Calla, Cardinal Health

Other Liaisons
Julie Allen, District Policy Group
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, NASP

Committee Members as of March 4th, 2019

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