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

Sheena Babin, Ochsner Health System
Kevin Barton, Walmart
Heather Bonome, URAC
Holly Budlong, Fairview Specialty Services Pharmacy
Kimberly Commito, Mediware
David Coury, Acro Pharmaceutical Services
Mala Crossley, Crossley LLC
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmaceutical Services
Kanika Kapoor, Diplomat
Jon Hamrick, Therigy, LLC
Renee Havrilak, Yale-New Haven Health System
Tara Kelley, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Grant Knowles, Ardon Health
Jeff Kohout, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Brian Lounsbery, Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Brandon Newman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Barbara Prosser, Soleo Health
Margaret Reagan, Premier Inc.
Tim Safley, ACHC
Douglas Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Acacia Strachan, Premier
Martha Stutsky, Yale New Haven Health
Jonathan VanLare, Pharmacy Advantage
Darren Young, Mediware
Almir Zeqo, Exactus Pharmacy Solutions
Autumn Zuckerman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy

Board Liaison
Kyle Skiermont, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, 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.

Chairperson: Amanda Winter, US Bioservices

Customer Experience Committe Roster

Kristina Brouse, SullivanLuallin Group
Laura Higginbotham, URAC
Thomas Jeffrey, SullivanLuallin Group
Christopher Kennedy, Heritage Biologics
Gene Klun, Sterling Specialty Pharmacy
David Mitchell, University of California, Davis
Jame O’Donnell, Catholic Health Initiatives
Dick Schirber, Fairview Pharmacy Services
Todd Speranzo, Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Amy Swanson, ExceleraRx Corp
Barbara Sylvester, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Board Liaison
Suzette DiMascio, CSI Specialty Group

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, 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: Stacey Ness, MHA

Education Committee Roster

Alberto Batista, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Richard Brook, Better Health Worldwide
Denali Cahoon, Trellis Rx
Melissa Gallegos, Sentara Healthcare
Douglas Gebhard, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy
Nicole Hasson, Value Specialty Pharmacy
Dana Heschmeyer, CSI Specialty Group
Brian Hille, Albertsons
Erin Hohman, Janssen
Joshua Howland, PioneerRx
Laura Jester, Navitus
Allison Koch, Dunn Meadow Pharmacy
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
Brandon Newman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Joan Siegel, CSL Behring
Marcy Snell, Pharmacy Advantage
Erin Stack Mellerski, Cottrills Pharmacy
Regina Swisher, Penn Medicine
Sylvia Thomas, Innovatix
Sejal Upadhyaya, Southside Pharmacy
Chandra Wahrgren, Ardon Health
Robin Wanous-Williamson, Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Leslie Yendro, Avella
Almir Zeqo, Exactus Pharmacy Solutions
Autumn Zuckerman, Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy

Board Liaison
Mike Nameth, Specialty Pharmacy Executive

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette, NASP
Richard Lewis, ProCE
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
Jennifer Cretu, Diplomat
Jo Ann Hyres, Amber
Amvrosios Ioannidis , Onco360
Gene Klun, Sterling Specialty Pharmacy
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, ACHC

Other Liaisons
Sheila Arquette , 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
John Beckner, National Community Pharmacists Association
Alina Belousova, ReCept Pharmacy
Marko Berishaj, DirectRx
Carl Bertram, Walmart
Roy Bigler, Amber Pharmacy
Molly Brimmer, Cardinal Health
Carla Cartwright, Johnson & Johnson
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
Roxann Dominguez, ReCept
Nicole Felty, CSI Specialty Group
Brett Furchner, Acro Pharmceutical Services
Tim Gallagher, Sterling Specialty Pharmacy Services
Hank Graybeal, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy
Steven Gregory, Walgreens
Jason Hill, Walmart Stores Inc.
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
Matt Manning, ReCept Pharmacy
Rebecca McGrath, Cardinal Health
Christopher Nielsen, Hercules Rx
Rita Norton, AmerisourceBergen
Christi Parson, Ochsner Health
Romil Patel, Southside Pharmacy
Paul Polansky, UCB Inc.
Jon Rawlson, Armory Hill Advocates LLC
Margaret Reagan, Premier
Cybil Roehrenbeck, Polsinelli PC
David Rosenblatt, Dunn Meadow Pharmacy
Micaila Ruiz, Amber Pharmacy
Doug Samojedny, Pharmacy Advantage Rx
Rushabh Shah, University of Kentucky – Specialty Pharmacy Services
Shara Siegel, Innovatix
Todd Speranzo, Avella
Dan Steiber, Specialty Pharmacy Times
Penny Surratt, ReCept
Peggy Tomes, Amber
Craig Vollmer, Soleo Health
Adrian Walker, Diplomat
Tim Ward, Hercules Rx
Dan Weinstein, Dunn Meadow Pharmacy
Deb Wells, Wells Health Group
Aaron Wiese, Amber
Caitlin Wilson, Cardinal Health
Amanda Winter, US BioServices
Ben Zetsche, Johnson & Johnson

Board Liaisons
Nick Calla, Cardinal Health

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

Committee Members as of July 10th, 2018

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