Volunteer

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make AMCP Nexus 2021 a success!

Volunteers played a key role in the success of Nexus 2021. Through your help, our fall meeting was a memorable experience for the managed care professionals who attended.

Education Session Moderators

Each education session has a volunteer moderator assigned to it. Moderators make housekeeping announcements at the beginning and end of the session, introduce faculty, keep the session on track with scheduled start and end times, facilitate the Q&A period, and ensure that no product endorsements occur during the session. In addition, moderators are provided with a script to follow. 

AMCP Talks: Best Practices in Addressing Health Disparities    
Fred Goldstein, MS    
Accountable Health, LLC

Addressing Gene Therapy Financial Challenges: A Survey of Emerging Market Solutions    
Gene Reeder, RPh, PhD    
College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina

Get to the Point: A Managed Care Pharmacy Research Podium Session    
Carrie McAdam-Marx, PhD, RPh    
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Overview of Rare Disease from a Managed Care Perspective     
Kyle Noonan         
Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Reducing Racial Health Disparities in Medication Adherence    
Manjula  Jayabalan, PharmD    
Express Scripts- Cigna

Partnering with Actuaries for Effective Value-Based Payment Models    
Kristie Yadro, PharmD
Astellas 

Moderate-to-Severe Challenges with Managing Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis    
Penny Surrat, RN, MBA 
ReCept Health Care Services

New mAbs on the Block: A Rocking Research Update on Biosimilar Uptake and Benefit Design Strategies in the United States    
Craig Mattson, RPh, MS, MBA    
Mattson Consulting

Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Development    
Matt Mitchell, PharmD, MBA, FAMCP     
SelectHealth 

Chronic Insomnia and Digital CBT: Sleeping Better is Living Better    
Kimberly Lenz        
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Biosimilars’ Impact on Health Care Trends and Costs    
Greg Low, RPh, PhD    
Massachusetts General Hospital

AMCP Foundation Research Symposium: Driving Data Collection and HIT for Social Determinants of Health    
Bradley Hunter, MBA    
KLAS Research

Navigating the Complexities of Prescription Drug Pricing: What Students Need to Know    
Mohammad Nasir Kaker        
Shenandoah University, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy

Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update     
Adam Colborn, JD    
AMCP  

Payer Strategies to Address Racial Health Disparities in Sickle Cell Disease Management    
Sharon Montgomery, BSPharm, MA, RPh    
Confidio

Advancing a Real-World Evidence Managed Care Research Agenda    
Brian Sweet        

The Future of the Medicaid Drug Program: A Panel Discussion    
Adam Colborn, JD    
AMCP

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease: The Impact of Reducing End-Stage Renal Disease Progression and Complications    
Kenneth Garcia, PharmD    
CVS Health

The Link Between Pharmacoeconomic Research and Actuarial Analytics    
Karl Gregor, PharmD, MS    
Optum

Part D’s Sweet Sixteen: How is the Benefit Adapting to Address the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow?    
Jonathan Magness, PharmD    
Magellan Rx Management

Pharmacist Collaboration Guides Clinical Success: How Data Analytics Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Cost of Care for VBC Patients    
Renee Fleming, RPh, MBA    
PRN Managed Care Consulting Services, LLC

A State’s Collaborative Response to Address Health Disparities and Treatment Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic    
Kimberly Lenz, PharmD    
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Unlocking the Value of Precision Medicine
Nisha Bhide, PharmD, BCPS    
Capital Rx

Conference Buddy Program

This popular mentorship program is designed to increase visibility and awareness of managed care pharmacy. It matches student pharmacists or new practitioners with a seasoned managed care pharmacist. These pairings met informally at Nexus 2021 to discuss the managed care pharmacy industry, careers pathways, and AMCP resources available to help student pharmacists and new practitioners.

  • Maher Abdel-Sattar
  • Tim Ackerman
  • Fatima Ali
  • James Allen
  • Paula Alvarez
  • Carrie Armstrong
  • Angelica Asadi
  • Wendy Bailey
  • Amanda Bain
  • Christina Barrington
  • Amy Beal
  • Jacquelyn Beckenbach
  • Janetta Bekman
  • Donna Bell
  • Mary Bellanti
  • Amina Bensami
  • Maribeth Bettarelli
  • Alexander Bitting
  • Michelle Booth
  • Afraim Botros
  • Jason Braithwaite
  • Greg Bresin
  • Diana Brixner
  • David Bruhn
  • Elizabeth Brusig
  • Holly Budlong
  • Erica Bukovich
  • Douglas Burgoyne
  • Kim Caldwell
  • Kevin Chang
  • Alice Cheng
  • Sean Chitwood
  • Timothy Chiu
  • Joseph Cirrincione
  • Jonathan Clark
  • Robert Coppola
  • Joseph Couto
  • Deb Curry
  • Jessica Czechowski
  • Theodore Darkow
  • Jessica Daw
  • Ronald DePue
  • Christine Divers
  • Roxann Dominguez
  • Alex Dong
  • Christine Dube
  • Susanne Dudash
  • David Eckwright
  • Rachael Fagbamila
  • Mallory Farrar
  • Joseph Farris
  • David Fox
  • Nicholas Friedlander
  • Joseph Galanto
  • Kenneth Garcia
  • Patrick Gleason
  • Karen Goolsby
  • Kheelan Gopal
  • Matthew Harman
  • Crystal Henderson
  • Kassie Herbst
  • Jody Hessen
  • Molly Hinely
  • Sunny Hirpara
  • Christopher Holtzer
  • Mark Hopman
  • Adam Hoye-Simek
  • Sarah Hulvershorn
  • Tasmina Hydery
  • Tasmina Hydery
  • Neeraj Iyer
  • Cameron James
  • Cerise James
  • Manjula Jayabalan
  • Paul Jeffrey
  • Brandon Jerome
  • Jomy Joseph
  • Jenny Kang
  • Brett Kelly
  • James Kenney
  • Steven Kheloussi
  • Yestle Kim
  • Claire Kiss
  • Kathrin Kucharski
  • Mae Kwong
  • Paul Lakomski
  • Jeffrey Larson
  • Lisa Le Gette
  • Vinson Lee
  • Kimberly Lenz
  • Ken Liu
  • Yuqian Liu
  • Leslie Lotano-Saba
  • Stephen Lott
  • Aimee Loucks
  • Greg Low
  • Ember Lu
  • Mark Lyons
  • Julia Mahler
  • Daniel Malone
  • Philip Masaitis
  • Tara McKinley
  • Albert Mei
  • Daria Meleshkina
  • Oscar Merino
  • Debbie Meyer
  • Kayla Mills
  • Brent Milovac
  • Debra Minich
  • Timothy Mizak
  • Millie Mo
  • Matt Moen
  • Sharon Montgomery
  • John Morrison
  • J. Nelson
  • Kenny Ng
  • Matthew Nguyen
  • Thomas Nguyen
  • Erin Nowak
  • Kyle Null
  • Brenden OHara
  • William ONeill
  • Alvin Ong
  • Robert Oscar
  • Qaashif Panjwani
  • Hiten Patadia
  • Michael Pazirandeh
  • Tom Peddicord
  • Shirley Quach
  • Amber Reinert
  • Carly Rodriguez
  • Jared Safran
  • Elizabeth Sampsel
  • Christine Schaffer
  • Marissa Schlaifer
  • Brittany Schock
  • Annie Schuster
  • Hans Shaw
  • Jennifer Shear
  • Andrew Shim
  • Abigail Shimon
  • Kathleen Shoemaker
  • Soham Shukla
  • David Singer
  • Alvah Stahlnecker
  • Ryan Steadman
  • Craig Stern
  • Carissa Swanger
  • Patty Taddei-Allen
  • Celynda Tadlock
  • Emily Tsiao
  • Thomas Walters
  • Mitzi Wasik
  • Justin Weiss
  • Billy West
  • Heather Wind
  • Katherine Wolf Khachatourian
  • Denise Wolff
  • Kristie Yadro
  • Daniel Yeager
  • Daniele Anina
  • Roshni Badlani
  • Leanna Baker
  • Kimberly Benson
  • Catherine Berger
  • Nikhil Bhatia
  • Rachel Black
  • Taylor Blevins
  • Lindsay Brent
  • Amelia Brown
  • Sabree Burbage
  • Eva Carlson
  • Cindy Chan
  • Lokhay Chan
  • Jasmine Chang
  • Ashray Chawla
  • Darren Chu
  • Eleonso Cristobal
  • Devin DeNofio
  • Samhitha Dhandamudy
  • Tu Doan
  • Matthew Doenges
  • Alex Dong
  • Anthony Donovan
  • Kara Ehrenberger
  • Obinna Ekechukwu
  • Anhar-Shannon Eldesouky
  • Osvaldo Enriquez
  • Chibuikem Erondu
  • Rachael Fagbamila
  • Marina Fahim
  • Marie Fairchild
  • Timothy Fang
  • Rebecca Faulkner
  • Aisha Fowler
  • Sanchita Galgalikar
  • Gabriel Gamo
  • Denise Garner
  • Jelveh Ghahremani
  • Sarah Glover
  • Geannette Green
  • Victoria Guan
  • Malalay Haider
  • Filmon Haile
  • Anh Ho
  • Jonathan Hoosein
  • Amy Hu
  • Irene Huang
  • Anthony Hudzik
  • Megan Husted
  • Duc Huynh
  • Harvard Huynh
  • Tuong-Vi Huynh
  • Lucia Hwang
  • Michael Itschner
  • Siddharth Jain
  • Abdul Jalloh
  • Any Jivan
  • Megan Jodray
  • Sumie Kakehi
  • Mohammad Kaker
  • Chandni Kamdar
  • Courtney Keefe
  • Rachel Kent
  • Takako Kiener
  • Andy Kim
  • Ha Eun Kim
  • Michael Kim
  • Megan Kirkpatrick
  • Vasantha Kolluri
  • Jeanne Dulie Kom Nzia
  • Aaron Koslow
  • Maja Kuharic
  • Caroline Labib
  • Taylor Laffey
  • Courtney Laird
  • Aisha Landeros
  • Jerry Lau
  • Sharon Lee
  • Yejin Lee
  • Anna Li
  • Kevin Li
  • Alina Liang
  • Stephanie Louangoudom
  • Zahra Majd
  • Fadi Manuel
  • Jaisy Mathew
  • Kevin McKernan
  • Macy Meng
  • Alexa Molinari
  • Madeleine Moore
  • Renita Moradian
  • Eunice Nam
  • Katie Necas
  • Kyle Noonan
  • Ryan Nulty
  • Rupesh Panchal
  • Shani Park
  • Khushbu Patel
  • Mitul Patel
  • Niket Patel
  • Sachiben Patel
  • Lauren Perez
  • Chenchu Vignesh Pernati
  • Brooklyn Pike
  • Andrey Polukhin
  • Kendal Pucik
  • Kellie Rademacher
  • Emily Ragland
  • Maisha Rahman
  • Margaret Reyes
  • Riana Roberts
  • Rachel Romanowski
  • Grace Rong
  • Robert Rosia
  • Shane Seager
  • Evan Sharp
  • Elsa Sheikhpour
  • Rachel Shelton
  • Matt Sherman
  • Mohamed Shukri
  • Zasim Azhar Siddiqui
  • Brian Sistani
  • George Smirnoff
  • Jarrett Smith
  • Taryn Sohal
  • Kyrillos Soryal
  • Ashley Sotoodeh
  • Alexis Sova
  • Kristin Speer
  • Amanda Summers
  • Stephanie Surma
  • Stephanie Sy
  • Angel Ta
  • Jamie Ta
  • Richard Ta
  • Sophie Tabe
  • Belinda Tamrakar
  • Karishma Thakkar
  • Kendra Thomas
  • Sarette Tilton
  • Isabelle To
  • Gino Tornese
  • Ally Tran
  • Emily Tran
  • Savanah Tran
  • Tiffanie Tran
  • Alesha Truong
  • Caitlyn Tung
  • Michelle Um
  • Maddie Urbanek
  • Bella Thanh Vo
  • Savannah Wills
  • Victoria Wolf
  • Emily Wong
  • Amy Wu
  • Harrison Yoon
  • Marlena Young
  • Eve Zheng
  • Benton Zielinski
AMCP Booth Volunteers

Booth volunteers help staff the AMCP Concierge booth. Attendees visiting the booth ask questions about the meeting, membership, and/or AMCP programs and activities. To assist booth volunteers, AMCP staff provide host materials including frequently asked questions (FAQs) before the meeting and onsite in the booth. Volunteer shifts are one hour each.

  • Carrie Armstrong
  • Michelle Balmelli-Bice
  • Janetta Bekman
  • Donna Bell
  • Dawn Bina
  • Jessica Czechowski
  • Meredith Dart 
  • Matt Harman
  • Kassie Herbst
  • Tasmina Hydery
  • Jomy Joseph
  • Alyza King
  • Nabeel Qureshi
  • Farzana Rahman
  • Kimberly Rinard
  • Eric Smith
  • Kyrillos Soryal
  • Arlene Wiseman
  • Anna Zdulska
AMCP Foundation Best Poster Judge

Best Poster judges reviewed and scored an assigned set of poster abstracts before Nexus 2021. The Best Student, Best Resident/Fellow, and Best Graduate Student poster recipients were selected based on judges’ scores.

  • Timothy Chiu, Seagen
  • Janine Fournier, Dermavant Sciences, Inc
  • Kenneth Garcia, CVS Health
  • My Nguyen, Magellan Rx Management
  • Brian Peltz, Tabula Rasa HealthCare
  • Patrick Roberts, Yale Health
  • Imke Scheepers, Premera Blue Cross
  • Penny Surratt, ReCept Healthcare Services
  • Maria Tate, Premera Blue Cross
  • Harrison Yoon, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
AMCP Foundation Poster Mentor

Poster mentors prepared poster presenters to speak about their research by visiting assigned posters, asking questions of the presenters, and providing feedback. Onsite, the poster mentors spent 5 – 15 minutes with a selection of poster presenters on Oct. 20. Mentors were assigned to poster presentations in the student and resident/fellow non-reviewed categories. 

  • Alice Cheng, Anthem
  • Jonathan Magness, Magellan Rx Management
  • Heather Wind, Humana