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
Marly Arbuckle, MedTrakRx
Sheena Babin, Ochsner Health System
Kristen Baron, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Travis Baughn, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Kimberly Commito, Wellsky
Nicole Cowgill, Atrium Health
Mala Crossley, StranzCrossley Inc.
Lily Duong, Therigy, LLC
Brett Furchner, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Ilya Gluhovsky, RxNumerix
Rich Gourash, Therigy, LLC
Anju Harpalani, Risk and Regulatory Consulting LLC
Harry Hayter, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Jacob Jolly, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
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
Jann Rigell, MedImpact
Tim Safley, ACHC
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Ann Steagall, Biologics, Inc.
Melissa Swoope, Walmart Health & Wellness
Jonathan Van Lare, 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

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

Board Liaison
Suzette DiMascio, Women in Specialty Pharmacy

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


Education

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
Jorge Carrillo, Biologics by McKesson
Linda Chestnut, Briova Rx
Emily Eastman, UK Specialty Pharmacy
Douglas Gebhard, RareMed Solutions
Nicole Hasson, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Brian Hille, Albertsons
Erin Hohman, Janssen
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, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime
Amy Nash, Reliance Rx
Melissa Nelson, Fairview Pharamcy Services
Stacey Ness, Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
Brandon Newman, Trellis Rx
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Joan Siegel, CSL Behring
Marcy Snell, Pharmacy Advantage
Erin Stack Mellerski, Cottrill’s Pharmacy
Thomas Steele, Reliance Rx
Regina Swisher, Penn Medicine
Chandra Wahrgren, Ardon Health
Patti Weber, ReCept Pharmacy
Katie Wenstrom, Meijer Specialty Pharmacy
Leslie Yendro, Avella

Board Liaison
Mike Nameth, Specialty Pharmacy Executive

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Richard Lewis, ProCE
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.

Chair: Micaila Ruiz, Amber Pharmacy

Government Affairs Committee Roster

Timothy Affeldt, Fairview Pharmacy Services
Cheryl Allen, Blue Fin Group
Leah Bailey, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Michael Barnard, Johnson & Johnson
John Beckner, National Community Pharmacists Association
Carl Bertram, Walmart
Roy Bigler, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Jorge Carrillo, Biologics by McKesson
J’Aime Conrod, UCB, Inc
Gary Conte, City Drugs
Keith Cook, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
Mala Crossley, StranzCrossley Inc.
Tim Davis, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy
Suzette DiMascio, Women In Specialty Pharmacy
Brett Furchner, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Michael Gannon, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Hank Graybeal, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Steven Gregory, Walgreens
Benedict Ho, Total Care Rx
Greg Isaak, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Alban Ivezaj, DirectRx
Paul Jardina, Onco360 Oncology Pharmacy
Charley John, Walgreens
Ed Kaleta, Walgreens
Ron Lanton, Consultant
Dusty Lewis, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Matt Manning, ReCept Pharmacy
Beth Mitchell, AmerisourceBergen
Audrey Monroe, Ardon Health
Christopher Nielsen, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rita Norton, AmerisourceBergen
Christi Parson, Ochsner Health System
Romil Patel, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy
Paul Polansky, UCB Inc.
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Cybil Roehrenbeck, Polsinelli PC
Soumi Saha, Premier
Doug Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Penny Surratt, ReCept Pharmacy
Peggy Tomes, Amber Pharmacy
Craig Vollmer, Soleo Health
Tim Ward, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Aaron Wiese, Amber Pharmacy
Amanda Winter, US BioServices
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson
Kelly Zwack, Cottrill’s Pharmacy, Inc.

Board Liaisons
Nick Calla, BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy

Other Liaisons
Julie Allen, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, NASP


Membership

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 , Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
Brady Atherton, Excelera Rx Corp
Chris Benz , Asembia
Roy Bigler, Specialty Pharmacy Executive
Brant Cherne, Hercules Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Scott Guisinger, Price Copper Supermarkets
Stuart Kersky, Consultant
Sherard Parker, Walmart
Natalie Ryan, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Linda Stanko, ReCept Pharmacy
Jennifer Valentine, Innovatix Specialty Pharmacy Management
Julie Zatizabal, Amber Pharmacy

Board Liaisons
José Domingos, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette , NASP
Jo Ann Hyres, NASP
Megan Malecki, NASP
Teresa Vokish, NASP


Ron Bookman Scholarship Program Committee

The mission of the NASP-Ron Bookman Scholarship Program Committee is to award scholarships to candidates that represent the values and qualities of Ron Bookman and to ensure his legacy endures. Additional responsibilities include management and oversight for the Program, including fiduciary oversight, establish and maintain student eligibility criteria and qualifications, solicit and review nominations, and select and award scholarship recipients. The committee will solicit funds if needed in order to ensure the sustainability of the Program.

Chair: Sheila Arquette, NASP

Ron Bookman Scholarship Program Roster

Mike Agostino, Amber Pharmacy
Michael Baldzicki, Ascellahealth
Carmine DeNardo, ReCept Pharmacy
Benito Fernandez, Onco360 Oncology Pharmacy
Amvrosios Ioannidis, Integra Partners

Committee Members as of September 8th, 2019

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