ABOUT PHARMBLUE

We are a National Specialty Pharmacy with more than twelve years of history serving the needs of members. Our Mission is to provide specialty pharmacy services to individuals with chronic conditions taking multiple medications, and the clinicians who serve them. We serve thousands enrolled members throughout the country and fill all member pharmacy needs with a special focus on the needs of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and Behavioral Health members.

HISTORY

Our original pharmacy was founded more than 14 years ago, in a small farming community called Evans City, north of Pittsburgh, PA.  The founder, was involved in a research project studying patients with HCV.  Many of these patients struggled to gain access to healthcare. He and his family started a pharmacy on the family farm, in a converted chicken coop, to help take care of these patients.  Every day, they would deliver needed medications to these patients all over the Pittsburgh area.

The pharmacy gained a loyal following.  Because of the focus on HCV, the pharmacy staff became expert in not only the treatment of HCV, but of commonly related conditions.  Many of these patients had coinfections of HIV and an almost equal number had multiple diagnosed behavioral health conditions.  We have never forgotten our roots. Today, we continue to focus on the needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions.

LEADERSHIP

Joseph Pohl

Joseph Pohl

CEO

Joe is the Chief Executive Officer of PharmBlue, being named to the position after serving as PharmBlue’s General Counsel, and prior to that, acting as one of PharmBlue’s regular outside attorneys since its founding.

As the General Counsel to PharmBlue, Joe handled a variety of legal issues facing the company, in areas including but not limited to corporate, contract, employment and regulatory law, as well as litigation and corporate transactions.  He also worked closely with other senior executives at the company to develop and execute on strategic and day-to-day plans for the business.

Prior to joining PharmBlue, Joe spent 19 years in private law firm practice, focusing on business and corporate litigation, financial services litigation and healthcare litigation in federal and state courts and arbitrations.  He also represented clients in internal investigations, responding to various federal and state regulatory inquiries, and defending against class action lawsuits.

During his career in private legal practice, Joe served two 6 month “secondments”—acting as dedicated in-house counsel to clients for sixth month periods—one for Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management (“GWIM”) group, handling pre-litigation customer complaints, regulatory inquires and internal investigations for Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, and one for the PNC Financial Services, Inc.’s government and regulatory enforcement group, assisting with internal and regulatory investigations across various lines of PNC’s business.

Joe earned a B.A. in Economics and Computer Applications, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa at Notre Dame, and was named to the Order of the Coif and the Law Review at Pitt Law.  He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and before all courts of Commonwealth, as well as the United Stated District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Joe is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.

Charles S. Conroy

Charles S. Conroy

COO

Mr. Conroy is the Chief Operating Officer of PharmBlue.  Before joining PharmBlue, he was the Senior Director of Pharmacy Operations managing Express Scripts flagship pharmacy at the Technology and Innovation Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  In that capacity, Mr. Conroy was responsible for launching the latest technology and refining operational processes to ensure that over 40 million prescriptions were filled annually.  For his efforts, he was given a 2016 Chairman’s Award, a distinction given to only a handful of top performers.

While at Express Scripts, Mr. Conroy previously led UBC’s Patient Assistance Programs and Call Centers operations in St Louis, overseeing 1,200 clinical, clerical and administrative personnel who served over 50 different Pharma corporations.

Previous to joining Express Scripts, Mr. Conroy held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at Amerinet, Covidien, Eli Lilly and Nycomed Amersham (GE Healthcare).

Mr. Conroy earned a Bachelors in Science, Pharmacy from Purdue University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.  He is a registered pharmacist in 17 states.

Barbara Beaudin

Barbara Beaudin

CFO

Ms. Beaudin is the Chief Financial Officer of PharmBlue.  She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Foundation Radiology Group, a multi-state professional radiology services organization serving community hospitals.

Ms. Beaudin also served as Vice President of Finance for Specialty Pharmacy at Walgreen Co.  In that capacity, Ms. Beaudin was responsible for all accounting, financial reporting and analysis, pricing strategy and compliance, contracting, reimbursement and coordinating mergers and acquisitions for the Specialty Pharmacy Division.  Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer of Medmark Inc., which was acquired by Walgreens in 2006 to become the platform company of Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Division.  Medmark was formed in 2003, and Ms. Beaudin was responsible for cash management, developing and implementing reimbursement, accounting and finance policies and procedures, as well as overseeing the human resource functions.  Before coming to Medmark, she was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Ventures, Inc., a Highmark Company.  While there, Ms. Beaudin engaged in turnaround activities including renegotiating employment and affiliation agreements affecting over one hundred physicians and 500 staff.

She earned a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the California State University at Long Beach.  She was selected as a finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times “CFO of the Year” Award in 2010 and 2006.

Louis E. Dell'Olio

Louis E. Dell'Olio

Vice President and Managing Pharmacist

Mr. Dell’Olio previously served as the Director of Contract Management for Integrated Pharmacy Solutions. In the position, he provided oversight management to multiple accounts and projects, including 340B health center and community retail pharmacy programs.

Prior to serving in the position, he served as the Executive Director for the State Office of Pharmacy Services. Under his leadership, over 24,000 patients across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts received comprehensive pharmacy services.  Prior to that he was Pharmacy Director, Mental Health Department, Worcester State Hospital.

Mr. Dell’Olio has over 35 years of experience in the health care industry specializing in managerial, administrative and operations within the area of pharmacy practice and administration. His background also includes Director of a Psycho-Geriatric & Special Needs Program, Director of Ancillary Medical and Support Services, Director of Hospital Pharmacy. Louis has experience in acute and long term care pharmacy operations, mail-order pharmacy programs, clinical pharmacy services and 340B program implementation. He is also experienced in JCAHO, Title XIX and URAC compliance

Louis graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Services with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and has completed a Masters in Business Administration.

Mike Peterson

Mike Peterson

Director of Strategy & Innovation

Mike is passionate about innovation and value creation for customers as well as investors.  He has over 25 years of sales, marketing and business leadership experience in both managing turn arounds and in high growth companies.  In his current role, he is responsible for identifying opportunities and creating new business platforms for PharmBlue.  This includes understanding customer needs and delivering products and services that are complimentary to the core pharmacy business.  He will be looking for ways to leverage technology to further our mission of providing the best care possible for our patients.  Contact him if you would like to discuss how we can partner together.

Prior to PharmBlue, Mike led the First Aid & Safety business for Acme United Corporation.  Through a series of acquisitions and new product launches he tripled the size of the business in five years.  The business was consolidated under the First Aid Only Brand creating the number three brand in a one-billion-dollar category.

Mike earned his B.S. in marketing, cum laude, from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and his M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson

Chairman

Mr. Nelson has a long history of entrepreneurship and in managing high growth companies. He is a founder of PharmBlue Holdings LLC, created to acquire and build excellence in pharmacy and related services. He is Chairman of PharmBlue Holdings and was previously CEO of PharmBlue LLC and RX Blue Star Solutions LLC.  He is Founder and CEO of Redwind Innovations LLC, an advisory firm focused on technology-based innovation and early stage investing.

Recently President, Director and COO of Raleigh-based RadarFind Corporation, a high growth technology company serving the health care market. He oversaw all aspects of this company including direct and channel sales, marketing, hardware/firmware/software engineering, implementation & training and supply chain. Under his direction installations doubled, sales increased tenfold and production and new product development increased accordingly. He drove the acquisition of this company by Teletracking Technologies, Inc.

Prior to RadarFind, Mr. Nelson was President and Director of Boston-based Injured Workers Pharmacy, L.L.C. (“IWP”), a high growth national pharmacy serving the needs of patients in the Workers’ Compensation system, and specializing in drug therapy protocols for pain management. He was responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of this company. Under Mr. Nelson’s direction, IWP has seen significant growth in sales and EBITDA margin as a result of new product offerings and an expansion of the existing sales force. He attracted 3 offers to purchase IWP from private equity investors.

He earned his BS from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

SALES TEAM

Gabriel Santry

Gabriel Santry

Regional Sales Manager

For the last ten years, Gabriel has worked in the specialty pharmacy services space with behavioral health, FQHC, ASO, and primary care organizations. He values spending time with the executives, all the way down to the front-line care providers, in order to understand their needs and how to best provide services to both their staff and their clients.

During his career, he has placed more than one hundred programs around the country. He is proud to say that all those programs are still active today.  Gabriel’s passion is visiting healthcare facilities, learning everything he can about their needs, and then proposing the program that provides the maximum benefit to the clients and staff.  He has developed some truly great clients, as well as life-long friendships, over the years. He would love to add you to the list of organizations he has helped.

Javier Alandete

Javier Alandete

Regional Sales Director

Javier is passionate about helping individuals with chronic illnesses improve their quality of life and decrease their anxiety about taking medication with Pharmblue’s medication adherence programs.  He has over 15 years of professional sales experience, including management.  He is a proven leader in banking, project management, and IT staffing.  He works in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, covering 9 different states.  He goes the extra mile to learn about his client’s needs in order to provide the best value and fit.  Javier’s zest for life and vibrant personality have forged many positive relationships for PharmBlue and in his personal life.  He has been married for 16 years and is currently raising 3 beautiful children with his spouse.  He looks forward to meeting you and your staff, getting to know your clients, and making a positive impact for everyone.

Shelby Wells

Shelby Wells

Regional Sales Representative

Shelby Wells is based out of Birmingham, AL with the responsibility to cover five states; Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Shelby joined PharmBlue in July 2016 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a BA in Business Management with a specialization in sales. Shelby has a unique drive to grow business and is passionate about the great relationships she makes with clients, which she has demonstrated early in her career at PharmBlue LLC.

Westin Smith

Westin Smith

Regional Sales Representative

Westin graduated from the Business school at University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in December of 2016. His major was Marketing and he had an extensive focus on sales inside and outside of the classroom. Westin is based out of Boston, Massachusetts, but will also cover Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York. He is extremely motivated and will go above and beyond to help our current clients and portray Pharmblue’s extraordinary services to capture new ones.

CLINICAL TEAM

Anna Avolio

Anna Avolio

PharmBlue LLC

Anna received her degree from LECOM School of Pharmacy. She has worked in pharmacy for 5 years. Her previous experience includes hospital and long term care.

Bobby Clay

Bobby Clay

PharmBlue LLC

Bobby Clay received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston. Bobby has served in various leadership roles within multiple community pharmacy organizations. His previous experience includes serving as Director of Pharmacy for a 6,000 bed correctional complex.

Tricia Edwards

Tricia Edwards

PharmBlue Tennessee

Tricia Edwards received her Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona.  She has worked in pharmacy for more than eighteen years.  Previously, she worked in the hospital setting, remote verification, and retail settings such as Walgreen’s and CVS.

Megan Elias

Megan Elias

PharmBlue Massachusetts

Megan received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked in pharmacy for 10 years. Her previous experience includes retail pharmacy CVS Health and ambulatory care at the University of Rhode Island Health Services Pharmacy.

Nikita Maniar

Nikita Maniar

PharmBlue New York

Nikita received her Master of Pharmacy from L M College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad, India. Her previous experience includes 14 years in retail pharmacy.

J. Patrick Minard

J. Patrick Minard

PharmBlue Ridgeway

Patrick Minard received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in pharmacy for 27 years. His previous experience includes serving as a Pharmacy Manager for Walmart Stores Inc. for 23 years.

Jeff Retter

Jeff Retter

PharmBlue California

Jeff Retter received his PharmD from the University of Hawaii College of Pharmacy. He has worked in pharmacy for 4 years. Previously, he worked at Safeway Pharmacy and Omnicare LTC Pharmacy.

Clinton Sanders

Clinton Sanders

PharmBlue Arizona

Clinton Sanders received his Pharmacy Doctorate from University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. His previous experience includes more than 10 years of managing retail chain pharmacies.

Ed Szczypiorski

Ed Szczypiorski

RX Blue Star Solutions

Edward Szczypiorski received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University.  He has worked in retail, mail order, and specialty pharmacy as a licensed pharmacist for 11 years

Hilary Szcsypiorski

Hilary Szcsypiorski

PharmBlue LLC

Hilary A. Szczypiorski received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. She has worked in pharmacy for 11 years. Her previous experience includes retail and long term care pharmacy.

Cathy Vance

Cathy Vance

PharmBlue LLC

Cathy Vance received her PharmD from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She has worked in pharmacy for 12 years with previous experience in retail pharmacy.

Amanda Williford

Amanda Williford

PharmBlue North Carolina

Amanda Williford received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Campbell University School of Pharmacy in North Carolina. She has worked in pharmacy for 12 years. Previously, she worked at Kroger Pharmacy as a Staff Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager and at CVS Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Manager, Preceptor and Supervisor.