Board of Visitors 2016 Board of Visitors The mission of the school’s Board of Visitors is to serve in an advisory and consultative capacity and to report the results of its studies and efforts to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy. The board provides advice to the dean on matters such as long-range planning and alumni relations, establishes a link between the practice and industrial sectors of pharmacy and the school, forms an advocacy network for the school, and assists in major fund-raising efforts. Board members represent a wide range of pharmaceutical concerns–from large and international companies and national associations to smaller, entrepreneurial-driven firms and community pharmacies. Each member serves a three-year term. Below is a list of current members. Board of Visitor members: Arash Bashirullah, BS, PhD (faculty liaison) Associate Professor UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Arash Bashirullah received a BS degree in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg and a PhD in Biology from the California Institute of Technology. He did his postdoctoral research at Yale University and at the University of Utah before joining the Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty at UW-Madison in August 2007. He is also a member of the Genetics and Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD programs on campus. Arash’s laboratory uses the fruit fly to obtain new insights into how cells decide to die—failure to properly regulate cell death is at the root of many human disorders including degenerative diseases and cancer. Arash also teaches pharmacology to undergraduate, nursing and pharmacy students. Cynthia A. Benning, RPh Belgium, WI Cynthia Benning received her Pharmacy degree from UW Madison in 1977. She spent the first five years of her career at Good Samaritan Hospital in Milwaukee. She then transitioned to Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee as a staff pharmacist. In 1998 she became the Operations Manager for the pharmacy department. In 2005 Benning became the Operations Manager for both the Columbia and St. Mary’s campuses in preparation for the merger to create Columbia- St. Mary’s Hospital. In 2010 she was part of the team that combined two pharmacy departments into one location at the new Hospital campus. She retired in December 2013 after 31 years with Columbia-St. Mary’s. Benning has held offices with the Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Wisconsin Pharmacy Alumni Association as well as being a member and chair of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board for 11 years. She was active with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy serving on the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination review committee for 10 years. Benning has been a member of the School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors since 1994. She has participated under several deans and has enjoyed being more closely aligned with the workings and successes of the school as well as sharing ideas with some of the school’s best alumni. She lives on a farm north of Milwaukee with two horses, various cats and dogs and many chickens. She enjoys the outdoors including golfing and camping and loves being an amateur photographer. Greeta G. Cherayil, RPh, PharmD Regional Scientific Associate Director Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Brookfield, WI Dr. Greeta Cherayil received her BS in Pharmacy in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She received her PharmD with honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994. She originally worked as a clinical pharmacist in Oncology and Critical Care. More recently she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Originally with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, in local outcome research, she has published extensively in cardiology and pharmacoeconomics. Now she works as a Regional Scientific Director with Novartis Pharmaceuticals specializing in Critical Care. She recently was certified by the American College of Cardiology as a cardiovascular master. She is also certified as a Professional of the Academy of Health Care Management. Dr. Cherayil has been on the board of visitors for over 10 years and loved her days in Madison. The love of Madison is a real family affair as her husband (Thomas Hofbauer), brother-in-law, and father-in-law are all graduates of the College of Pharmacy. In fact with the recent passing away of her father-in-law, the family has established a perpetual scholarship for future pharmacy graduates. Michelle Farrell, PharmD, BCACP President, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Owner, Boscobel Pharmacy Boscobel, WI Michelle Farrell is the current President of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Dr. Farrell is a preceptor for both University of Iowa and UW-Madison students. Michelle is a UW School of Pharmacy alumnus (BS’99, PharmD’00). She holds certification in compounding, immunization delivery, injectable medication administration, and is a Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative(WPQC) certified pharmacist. Michelle is a past participantin the PSW leadership conference and winner of the PSW Young Pharmacist Award. She is a member of the American Society of Healthy Systems Pharmacy, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and the American Pharmacists Association. Nancy Gilbride, BS, MS President, Federal Pharmacy Services Division at Express Scripts St. Louis, MO Nancy Gilbride earned both a BS and MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gilbride joined Express Scripts in 1996. She has served as vice president of account management in the Public Sector division, where she provided direction to all account teams for Express Scripts’ federal, state, and local government clients. In addition, she served as the vice president of clinical program management for the National Employer division, where she was responsible for the design, delivery, and management of all clinical products and services to that market. She was promoted to her current position in 2009. As president of the Federal Pharmacy Services Division, Gilbride is responsible for the following: Oversight of account management, market development, operational performance, strategic initiatives, and contract management for Federal Pharmacy Services clients Directly and indirectly managing a team of over 2,500 pharmacy benefit management professionals dedicated to serving Federal clients Satisfaction, retention and profitability of over 9.5M members representing more than $10B in annual drug spend. Gilbride led the development, implementation, and expansion of a new sales and marketing division dedicated to serving our largest Federal program, in addition to several federal carriers. In her current role, Nancy has responsibility for the overall strategy, operation, and contract management for these federal programs. She directly manages a team of 80 pharmacy benefit professionals dedicated to serving these contracts and indirectly manages another 2,600 employees within the federal unit. Nancy is dedicated to giving back to the community and participates in several worthy causes. She is the Executive Sponsor of VALOR, an Employee Resource Group focusing on veterans’ service, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the USO Missouri. Nancy’s involvement in military support organizations is broad, as she participates in more than 10 organizations with varying missions. Marianne F. Ivey, RPh, PharmD, MPH, FASHP Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Marianne F. Ivey has a BS from the University of Wisconsin; her PharmD and MPH are from the University of Washington. She completed the Wharton School’s hospital pharmacy executive leadership program. She is currently Professor Emerita in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. She is chairman of the Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati Center for the History of the Health Professions. She is a partner in Safe Medication Management Associates. Her experiences include Vice President, Pharmacy Services for the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, an integrated health care system. Her practice, research and teaching expertise are in patient care delivery, automation, clinical outcomes, pharmacy resident training, leadership and pharmacy resource management in hospitals and integrated health systems. She has directed the pharmacy portion of information integration for a computerized physician order entry program and bar code-facilitated medication administration. Marianne worked with primary care physicians and their administrative arm to provide a managed care prescription benefit and a mail order prescription service for health system associates. She chaired The University Hospital total quality improvement steering committee and served on the Health Alliance Six Sigma Steering Committee. She coordinated pharmacy department plans for a new hospital which opened in May 2009. Ivey is currently a national speaker in the ASHP Foundation Visiting Leaders program. Ivey has served ASHP as President, Chairman of the HOD, member of the Commission on Goals and the Commission on Credentialing and has served as Treasurer of ASHP and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation. She received the 1993 ASHP Whitney Lecture Award, the 2005 Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists Walter Frazier Leadership Award and the 2007 Webb Lecture Award for pharmacy leadership. She received the Pharmacy Practice award from the Federation of Internationale Pharmaceutique in September of 2011. She was a faculty member of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy from 2007-2013. Dr. Ivey is a member of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. She is President of the Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) Hospital Pharmacy Section and has hosted several pharmacists from Africa through the FIP Pharmabridge program. She is on the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and the External Advisory Board of the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ivey serves on the Accreditation Process Oversight Committee of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation. Ivey has served her community as a member and chair of the annual fund raising activities for the local chapter of the American Heart Association and the Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati for which she serves on the development committee. She was a board member of Cincinnati Dress for Success, an organization that assists disadvantaged women who are entering the workplace and has served on the Annual Fund Committee for the Cincinnati Country Day School. She completed the Leadership Cincinnati program. Brian C. Jensen, RPh, FACA President, Lakeshore Apothacare, Inc. Partner, Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. Two Rivers, WI Brian Jensen is founder and past-president of Lakeshore Apothacare Inc located in Two Rivers, WI. The three practices developed – clinic, community and office-based, served to pioneer sustainable patient-focused care programs participating on the front lines of practice transformation. Notable practice accomplishments include the implementation of formal medication management service products such as the Concept Pharmacy Project, the APhA Foundation Patient Self-Management Program (Asheville Project) and the development of the first immunizing pharmacy in Wisconsin. A founding member of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative, this practice continues to drive opportunity through the testing and expansion of roles for the pharmacist to include increased accountability for drug therapy outcomes. Jensen developed the first Community Practice Residency Program in Wisconsin and continues to support advanced training of students and residents. The constant in these practices has been a commitment to patient care recognized on a state and national level for innovation. A 1980 graduate of the UW School of Pharmacy, his current activities focus on defining and investing in practice excellence with the measuring, reporting, comparing and rewarding of its achievement as a force for change. To this end, Jensen serves as an active board member of the Community Pharmacy Foundation, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Pharmacy Quality Solutions and the CPPA Accreditation Standards Development Committee. His involvement with a medical mission clinic in Guatemala over the past five years has borne witness to the power of collaborative care and provided insight into improvement strategies for American health care. Jensen has been a member of the Board of Visitors since 2008. Issues of interest involve measuring the impact of community pharmacy…then creating structures that recognize and reward the achievement of practice excellence. In so doing, sustainable patient focused practices would expand, thereby providing improved training and research opportunities for the School of Pharmacy. From payer to pharmacy to patient, comparative practice reporting will drive this process. Continued support for and expansion of community pharmacy practice residencies remains critical to train agents of change. From entering the profession in the late 70’s to the present, Jensen has actively participated in the evolution of a caring profession. Duane M. Kirking, PharmD, PhD Professor Emeritus, Social and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy Research Scientist Emeritus, School of Public Health University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Duane Kirking received his BS in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he has a PharmD from the University of Kentucky where he also completed a clinical pharmacy residency, and a master’s degree in public administration plus a PhD in administrative and social sciences in pharmacy from The Ohio State University. Kirking has over 35 years of research, service and teaching related to assessing and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of medication use. Although he spent his entire academic career on the faculties of the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health, Kirking still much prefers Badgers to Wolverines. Among his administrative duties, he co-founded and later directed the University’s Center for Medication Use, Policy, and Economics. Kirking has been selected for service with numerous organizations including the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association. He recently completed his tenure as Chairman of the Board of the United States Pharmacopeia capping a 25-year career volunteering for this global, not-for-profit, drug quality standards setting organization. Kirking also enjoys genealogy, choral singing, and mission projects through his church. Among the honors he is most proud of is his Citation of Merit from UW-Madison. Kirking has been on the Board of Visitors since 2007. As one of eight family members who graduated from UW-Madison – the first over 100 years ago – Kirking’s love for UW was part of his life long before he matriculated. Kirking’s goal as a board member is to assure continued support for the breadth of opportunities that pharmacy education and research make available and which provided him a successful career and life. Daniel F. Luce, RPh, MBA National Director, Pharmacy Affairs Government Relations Department Walgreens Corporate Office Deerfield, IL Daniel F. Luce is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy and is currently the National Director of Pharmacy Affairs in the Government and Community Relations department with the Walgreen Company. He is the primary Walgreen liaison with Boards of Pharmacy and interacts with many state legislatures. Dan’s activities are centered on advancing the practice of pharmacy by utilizing new technologies that allow pharmacists to focus on patient care. Dan completed his MBA degree in 1994 with an emphasis in Finance and Strategic Management. He practiced in hospital, long-term care, and independent community pharmacy, and spent eleven years as a pharmacy supervisor with the Vons Companies and Walgreens. Dan is a former member of the Wisconsin Board of Pharmacy (1996 to 2004) and served two terms as Chairman. He is active in the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and served on the Committee on Law enforcement and Legislation and three times on the Nominating Committee. He was also elected by the membership of the American Pharmacists Association to a 3 three-year term (2004 to 2007) on the APhA Board of Trustees. He served on the APhA Government Affairs Committee (2006 to 2011) and was the Chair for three years. He was appointed to a four-year term on the APhA Foundation Board of Directors for a term which began March 2010. He served the last two years of his term as the president of the Foundation. Dan serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) (2012 to present). He is also a founding member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and serves on the PSW Chain Advisory Board (2008 to present) as Chair. Dan is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors (2003 to present). He enjoys serving on the board because it allows him to give back to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael C. Makoid, PhD Professor Emeritus Creighton University (retired) Santa Fe, NM Michael Makoid is president of the United States Martial Arts Association which represents all martial arts and is the co-founder and board of directors member of Pharmaceutical Technologies, Inc., a pharmacy benefits management company, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He is also Professor Emeritus at Creighton University School of Pharmacy where he served as Professor, Department Chair, Faculty President, Chairman of Faculty Grievance and Chairman of the University Committee on Rank and Tenure during his thirty years at Creighton University. Makoid received his BS (Pharmacy 1968), MS (Pharmaceutics 1972), and PhD(Pharmaceutics 1976) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research areas included polymeric prodrugs, clinical pharmacokinetics, physical stability of pharmaceuticals, sustained release delivery system design, fetal alcohol syndrome, pedagogy, and pharmacy benefits management. He is the author of over 75 research and teaching publications and over 500 national and international presentations, including publication of “Basic Pharmacokinetcs” a text-book used in many schools of Pharmacy around the world and translated into several different languages. Dr. Makoid’s contributions were recently recognized by the University of Wisconsin as he was honored with the Wisconsin Citation. He and his wife, Bette Evans, also Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, split their time between homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. Thomas A. McCourt, MS Chief Commercial Officer Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cambridge, MA Thomas A. McCourt has served as Ironwood’s senior vice president of marketing and sales and chief commercial officer since joining the Company in September 2009. Prior to joining Ironwood, Mr. McCourt led the U.S. brand team for denosumab at Amgen Inc. from April 2008 to August 2009. Prior to that, he was with Novartis AG from 2001 to 2008, where he directed the launch and growth of Zelnorm for the treatment of patients with IBS-C and chronic constipation and held a number of senior commercial roles, including vice president of strategic marketing and operations. Mr. McCourt was also part of the founding team at Astra Merck Inc., leading the development of the medical affairs and science liaison group and then serving as brand manager for Prilosec. Mr. McCourt has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin. Ryan Miller, PharmD, BCPS Pharmacy Alumni Association President and Liaison to BOV Clinical Pharmacist Informaticist Gundersen Health System LaCrosse, WI Ryan Miller is a clinical pharmacist informaticist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and the current president of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Alumni Association. Ryan completed a PGY-1 residency in 2007 at Gundersen Health System and served as the pharmacy clinical coordinator for critical and emergency care and infectious diseases services prior to assuming his current role. Ryan previously served on the PSW Health System Pharmacy Advisory Board and is a current member of the PSW Board of Directors. Miller is an active member of ASHP, serving in the House of Delegates in various capacities since 2013. He lives in Onalaska, Wis. with his wife, Katy, and two children, Jackson and Grace. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, playing piano and guitar and is also involved in various boards and committees at his church. As the president of the Pharmacy Alumni Association, this is his first year serving as liaison to the Board of Visitors. He looks forward to gaining a unique perspective on the state of the school and assessing its current state and future direction as part of the Board of Visitors given this very broad experiences and viewpoints of fellow board members. Nita Pandit, MS, PhD Emerita Professor Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Des Moines, IA Nita Pandit is Emerita Professor of Pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Drake University after her retirement in July 2015. She has a BS in Pharmacy (1975; Bombay University) and an MS (1978) and PhD (1980) in Pharmaceutics (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Nita joined Drake University in 1992, where she taught courses in pharmaceutical sciences, and in the university Honors program. She was recognized as the College as Teacher of the Year, and Drake University as Mentor of the Year. From 1981-1990, she worked at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals R&D as Senior Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist and Group Leader. Nita is the author of several research publications and of a Pharmaceutical Sciences textbook. She has served on committees for AAPS and AACP. Pamela A. Ploetz, RPh Clinical Associate Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Associate Director of Pharmacy, Practice, Education & Research (retired) UW Hospital & Clinics Madison, WI You “only” control your choices. If you know Pam you know that she cares about you. Pam is a life-long learner who sees the “whole picture” of life and has a unique ability to put it in perspective for you. She is a great coach and mentor of many individuals focusing not only on successful careers but also on success in life. Pam summarizes a few lessons of life in this publication. She draws from her personal life lessons, shares her thoughts on the situations life hands you and assures you that you are only in control of your decisions. And in Pam’s words: “Just how important is that!” Pam spent most of her career at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in various roles progressing from staff pharmacist to Associate Director of Pharmacy Practice, Education, and Research, and Director of Pharmacy Practice Residency. She was also Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. She served her profession as President of the Wisconsin Society of Hospital and of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Additionally she was the Chairperson of the Wisconsin State Pharmacy Examining Board. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy where she would eventually become chairperson of the Pharmacy Alumni Association. Pam shares life lessons of taking time to ponder, making core decisions, “check your expectations”, and do a few things well and make sure they are the ones that are important to you. Richard A. Pyter, MS, PhD Abbott Laboratories (retired) Independent Consultant Adjunct Professor Libertyville, IL Richard A. Pyter earned a BS in Pharmacy and an MS, and PhD in Pharmaceutics at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Pyter started his industrial career at Abbott Laboratories and spent 27 years working across a broad spectrum of functional areas within the Pharmaceutical Product Research and Development arena. Responsibilities at the laboratory and/or supervisory level included: preformulation and discovery support, design of novel drug delivery systems, solid dosage form design and scale-up, technical support for production facilities, GMP analytical laboratory activities, GMP pilot plant oversight including clinical supply manufacture, and CMC program management. Rick has been appointed an Adjunct Professor at the School of Pharmacy for over 15 years where his primary responsibilities have been teaching various topics in physical pharmacy as part of the Drug Delivery Systems curriculum and consulting on a number of academic initiatives. In 2008, he joined the faculty of the Applied Drug Development short course sequence co-sponsored by the Extension Services in Pharmacy and the Lenor Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station at the UW School of Pharmacy. Rick is presently a pharmaceutical product development consultant and educator, currently serving as a member of the School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, and has been a member and past Chairman of the Lenor Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station Advisory Board. He recently led the development of the new “CMC Project Management – Principles and Practices for Successful Technical Leadership” short course jointly offered by the University of Wisconsin Extension Services in Pharmacy and the Lenor Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station. He is also a contributing member of the faculty of the recently reformatted “Preclinical and Drug Product Design Strategies” webinar and the “CMC Project Management – Principles and Practices for Successful Technical Leadership” on-site short course. In 2012, Dr. Pyter was awarded a Citation of Merit by the University of Wisconsin for his “substantial contributions to pharmaceutical research and teaching, and for his commitment to, and support of the School of Pharmacy”. Azita Saleki-Gerhardt, BS, MS, PhD President, AbbVie Operations Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has published in a number of scientific publications and has been awarded several patents related to pharmaceutical sciences. She joined Abbott in 1993 as a Research Scientist. Over her 20-year career with Abbott, she worked in key positions in science and technology, manufacturing, and quality assurance. Her roles included Director of Technical Operations for international pharmaceutical and hospital products and Divisional Vice President, Manufacturing Science and Technology, where she led technical support for commercially marketed pharmaceutical products. She was Divisional Vice President, Quality, Global Pharmaceutical Operations, responsible for the quality of Abbott’s portfolio of global biological, chemical and pharmaceutical products prior to being named President, Global Pharmaceutical Operations for Abbott, where she held responsibility for the supply chain, quality, manufacturing and distribution of Abbott’s proprietary pharmaceutical products. Following the separation of Abbott and AbbVie, Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt became President, AbbVie Operations, leading a team of scientific, engineering, business, quality, supply chain, security, purchasing and manufacturing professionals responsible for supply and distribution of all AbbVie products, as well as a number of corporate services. Dr. Saleki-Gerhardt chairs the Technical & Development (TDoc) Committee for PhRMA. She is AbbVie’s executive sponsor for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, is a member of the advisory board for the Division of International Studies, and a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Lake County, IL. Greg A. Schuenke, BS President (retired) Pharmacy Data Systems, Inc. Eagle River, WI Greg Schuenke is a 1973 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. After graduation, he worked as a pharmacy consultant, served as a Drug information and Poison Control specialist at UW Hospitals, and was appointed Director of Pharmacy at Howard Young Medical Center in Minocqua, Wisconsin. In 1985, he founded Pharmacy Data Systems Inc. (PDS) and served as CEO until 2002. For over 17 years, PDS was a leading pharmacy informatics company that developed software for the healthcare industry. The company installed turnkey systems in the US and Caribbean. Schuenke served as VP of Pharmacy Operations for the Quadra Med Corporation until his retirement in 2003. Schuenke was a founding member of Vision of Hope Ministries, Inc., in 1998 a holistic church-planting ministry serving Northern Haiti. He currently serves as President of Vision of Hope Ministries, Inc., overseeing operations in Haiti that include a microenterprise business venture, solar water systems, Christian education for 900 K-12 students, an orphanage, and several churches in Northern Haiti. He is the chairman of the University Internationale en Haiti Steering Committee, overseeing the development of an international university in Northern Haiti. Greg has three children and seven grandchildren. His son Christopher and daughter-in-law (Emily) are both UW-Madison Pharmacy School graduates. Greg has served on the UW School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors for 10 years (four as chair), and enjoys using his varied experience as both a practicing pharmacist and as an entrepreneur to advise the dean and the school on current challenges in the field of pharmacy. He is an avid UW alumni fan and supporter of UW-Madison. Greg loves Wisconsin outdoor life, biking, kayaking and managing his Northern Wisconsin acreage. He divides his time between Eagle River, Wisconsin and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bruce E. Scott, MS, FASHP Past President, Accredo Infusion Services, Medco Health Solutions Past President, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Eden Prairie, MN Roger Tung, PhD CEO and President Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Lexington, MA Roger Tung, PhD, is President and CEO of Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company developing compounds to treat genetic disease, CNS disorders, and other indications. Roger was Concert’s scientific founder and led the company through its IPO in 2014. Prior to Concert, Roger worked in venture-backed start-up and major pharmaceutical companies including Merck and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, in the later case as a founding scientist and most recently as Vice President of Drug Discovery. Roger has overseen the discovery of five drugs approved in the US for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, hepatitis C, and HIV infection. He is co-inventor of two marketed HIV drugs and has been issued over 85 US patents. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers, book chapters, and abstracts. Roger received a BA in Chemistry from Reed College in Portland, OR, and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UW-Madison. Roger serves as a scientific advisor to several biotech companies, is active in MIT’s graduate school innovation initiatives, and is a member of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors. He and his wife Jillian live in Lexington, MA with their two children. Lynn Van Campen, PhD Managing Member, LVC LLC Consultant, Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station Fitchburg, WI Lynn Van Campen was inspired through her work as a formulation chemist at Pfizer to attend graduate school in pharmaceutics here at the School of Pharmacy. Completing her doctoral research on the hygroscopicity of solids and the nature of deliquescence, she rejoined industry with Boehringer Ingelheim in Connecticut and over time took on a leadership position in the development organization there. More recently she served as VP of Pharmaceutical Development for, and later consultant to, Nektar Therapeutics (formerly Inhale Therapeutic Systems). Having worked during her industry career at both large and small drug companies, traditional and biotech, she was excited to return to campus and to lead the new Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station from 2003 to 2007. The Zeeh Station continues today to fulfill its exemplary mission of educating students and practioners in the process and science of drug development, and of providing related laboratory services and consultation to University labs, area start-up companies, and the established pharmaceutical industry. Robert J. Wills, PhD Vice President, Alliance Management (retired) Pharmaceuticals Group Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, NJ Dr. Robert J. Wills recently retired from his position as Vice President, Alliance Management, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. He was responsible for managing strategic alliances for the Pharmaceutical Group worldwide. This included the relationships for Velcade, Xarelto, Olysio, Nucynta, Yondelis, Invokana, Imbruvica and others. As head of Alliance Management, he oversaw a small group of professionals who play an active role in the negotiations of alliances (structure, governance, dispute resolution, communication), in leading the integration post-signing and in managing the overall alliances. Prior to moving into this role in late 2001, Dr. Wills spent 22 years in pharmaceutical drug development including, 12 of which have been at Johnson & Johnson. In his previous role as Sr Vice President Global Development, he was responsible for the R&D pipeline and a member of the R&D Board of Directors. In addition he served on several of the commercial Operating Company Boards and key pharmaceutical group decision-making committees. Dr. Wills began his career at Hoffmann-LaRoche where he spent 10 years in several roles of scientific responsibility. Dr. Wills holds a BS in Biochemistry and an MS in Pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas. David P. Zgarrick, RPh, PhD, FAPhA Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy Northeastern University Boston, MA David Zgarrick is Acting Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, having served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice from 2009-14. Prior to joining Northeastern he was The John R. Ellis Distinguished Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Vice-chair of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. He received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and a MS and PhD in Pharmaceutical Administration from The Ohio State University. His scholarly interests include pharmacy management, pharmacy workforce planning, pharmacy education, and the development of post-graduate training programs. He is co-editor of the textbook Pharmacy Management (3rd Ed) and author of the book Getting Started as a Pharmacy Faculty Member. Dr. Zgarrick is active in many professional associations. He has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) from 2007-09 and from 2011-14. He also serves on the Pharmacist Workforce Assessment Workgroup for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. David and his wife Michelle (who completed a pharmacy practice residency at UW Health) are residents of Brookline, MA, where they enjoy skiing, ice hockey and cooking. They travel back to Wisconsin frequently to visit family and are proud season ticket holders for Wisconsin Badger football! David A. Zilz, RPh, MS, FASHP Chair, Board of Visitors Clinical Professor Emeritus Director of Pharmacy (retired) UW Hospital & Clinics Iola, WI A. Zilz, RPh, MS, FASHP is Senior Consultant, Corporate Pharmacy Programs UW Health Systems and Hospital & Clinics, Clinical Professor Emeritus- UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, Madison, Wisconsin and maintains an active independent consulting practice. His professional career at UW Hospital and Clinics was devoted to identifying and implementing innovative contemporary pharmacy practices services, training of pharmacy residents, and developing new hospital administrative services. In addition to serving as the Director of Pharmacy Services for over two decades, he was involved in other hospital administrative responsibilities including Central Services, Materials Management and Respiratory Care/Pulmonary Function. He was instrumental in establishing a number of key hospital programs including: Home Care and Infusion Services, a UWHC Technology Identification and Assessment organization, and the Office of Clinical Research for the UW Medical School and Center for Health Sciences. His organization and association leadership roles included: Board of Directors Apexus-340B, two-three year term as Treasurer of ASHP; Chair, Novation Pharmacy Executive Committee; Chair, Steering Committee of Pharmacy Executive Committee -University Health Systems Consortium; Coordinator of programs, Directors of Pharmacy of the Wisconsin HMO Association; Chair, Wisconsin Pharmacy Forum (Triad of PSW, UW School of Pharmacy, State Examining Board); Board of Visitors, UW School of Pharmacy. He is the Past President of ASHP; ASHP Research and Education Foundation and WSHP; Recipient of Harvey H K Whitney Lecture Award; ASHP Award for Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice; ASHP Honorary Member; ASHP R&E named fund (David A Zilz Leaders of the Future Fund); John Webb Visiting Lecture Award; Donald C. Brodie Pan Pacific Award; John McKesson Inaugural Fellow, named twice as the WSHP Pharmacist of the Year and 2013 recipient of 2013 Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Distinguishing Service Award. He has an extensive list of publications related to pharmacy, hospital administrative and other health-related topics. He continues to lecture on trends that impact the research, production, distribution and utilization and management implications of pharmaceuticals in the United States. He has consulted on pharmacy related issues including governmental and related agencies (VA – DOD & Apexus Inc), several hospitals and integrated health networks, large and small companies of the pharmaceutical industry as well as state health-system pharmacy societies and colleges of pharmacy. His primary focus is on strategic planning, forecasting likely future scenarios and directions in health care provision as well as operational efficiency related to pharmacy service programs. His experience and expertise includes financial management, clinical and distribution logistics assessments, organizational and operational improvement and residency training. He has also consulted for several pharmaceutically related corporations, companies and organizations. He is semi-retired and continues to be involved in numerous leadership roles in numerous pharmacy and health related entities, colleges of pharmacy, associations and foundations, as well as his church and local community organizations. His pharmacy training includes a BS & MS University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Residency Training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Advanced training includes certificate on “Health Care Finance” from the University of Wisconsin Health Care Administration Program. George Zorich, BS President, Bioniche Pharma (now Mylan) (retired) Lake Forest, IL George Zorich has been in pharmaceutical fields for over 30 years, including Big Pharma, Biotech, Generics, Distribution companies and Start-ups—the last 15 years focused on building up and selling companies while CEO or president, oftentimes working with private equity to develop the best exit strategy for each company. Most recently, Mr. Zorich was CEO of Agilis Biotherapeutics, a company focused on developing a cure for Friedreich’s ataxia using DNA based therapies. Prior to that Mr. Zorich was president of Bioniche Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of branded and generic injectable products, leading to the sale to Mylan Pharmaceuticals for $550MM in late 2010. Before that, Mr. Zorich was president of Sabex-USA leading to its sale to Sandoz for $480MM in 2004, where he then headed up the Sandoz US injectable business. Before that, he was president of GIV, which at that time was the largest distributor of vaccines to physician offices, leading to the sale to Henry Schein, the multibillion-dollar distributor. Mr. Zorich has also held executive positions at Fujisawa (now Astellas), Akorn Pharmaceuticals, Roxane Laboratories and Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Zorich’s goal has been to strive for policy changes that provide affordable medications to American consumers and to also provide a consistent and reliable supply of injectable pharmaceuticals to the U.S. hospital marketplace. Mr. Zorich is currently a board member of the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation; Custopharm, a developer of injectable products; and serves on the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors. He is a past board member of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPHA) and the American College of Phlebology (ACP). Mr. Zorich received his pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin.