PHARMACIST PARTNERS© LLC ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF ITS ADVISORY BOARD
September 2012: Florida | New York: Pharmacist Partners, The Clinical Knowledge Organization, is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Board.
Pharmacist Partners’ Advisory Board (“AB”) works with its management team in the planning, development and execution of business and commercial strategies. Our advisors are well-respected, experienced healthcare professionals as well as academic and business leaders. This diverse nature is testimony to the Company’s interest in assembling a group with representation along each critical facet of our company and our market.
Dr. Sal Giorgianni, a practicing pharmacist, consultant pharmacist and pharmacist educator, is recognized as an expert in men’s health, pharmacy practice and the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Giorgianni currently serves on several patient and professional association board of directors including the AOA Foundation, the National Association for Continence, the American Public Health Association and the Men’s Health Network.
Prior to his founding of Griffon Consulting Group, Inc. in 2006, he had responsibilities in medical, marketing, sales, image management, regulatory affairs and alliance development at Pfizer spanning a 27 year career. During that time Dr. Giorgianni was a member of product development and global launch teams including those for Cefobid, Aricept, Lipitor, Zoloft and Viagra. As Director of External Relations he was responsible for developing relationships with professional and voluntary health associations and was the founder and Editor-In-Chief of “The Pfizer Journal”, a bi-monthly publication on biomedical and healthcare policy.
Dr. Giorgianni has authored over 120 articles in health care, serves on several peer review publication committees and is a frequent speaker at professional and general audience programs on men’s health and health care practice. Dr. Giorgianni is an active member of and part of the leadership for the Men’s Health Network and chair of the American Public Health Association Men’s Health Caucus. Dr. Giorgianni holds a Bachelors of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate degree from Columbia University in New York City.
Ms. Jody Stern, R.Ph., is currently a consultant to Medicare Part D health plans. Ms. Stern is engaged in a variety of assignments including the auditing of coverage determinations/exceptions; fraud, waste and abuse; transition programs; Medication Therapy Management; policy and procedure reviews; CMS Data Validation; CMS mock audits; development and implementation of corrective action plans and requests for proposal assistance.
Ms. Stern has more than 20 years of healthcare management experience. Previously, she was Director of Medicare Clinical Programs and Formulary Implementation for Aetna Pharmacy Management (APM). In that role, Ms. Stern was responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of all pharmacy clinical programs associated with Aetna’s Medicare pharmacy plans, including formulary management, transition management and Medication Therapy Management Programs. Additionally, her experience at Aetna included the hiring and management of staff, along with operations oversight, compliance monitoring and project management.
Prior to joining Aetna, Ms. Stern worked for Prudential Healthcare as a Clinical Pharmacist. In that position, she created, staffed and implemented a Formulary Precertification Unit. Other roles at Prudential Healthcare included serving as Director of Drug Information and SeniorCare Liaison for Pharmacy, where Ms. Stern helped to develop the pharmacy Medicare benefit.
Her professional background also includes pharmacy communications, retail pharmacy management, serving as a pharmacy manager and store manager, as a staff model HMO Pharmacist-in-Charge for Integrated Pharmacy Solutions, Inc. and as a pharmacist at Emory University Hospital.
Ms. Stern graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Prior to receiving her pharmacy degree, she attended Skidmore College and Emory University and graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Biology. Ms. Stern is a licensed registered pharmacist in the state of Georgia.
Why was Pharmacist Partners created?
As pharmaceutical markets and healthcare delivery evolve in this critical time of change, the models of providing the expanded stakeholders with information about new technologies and service will also change. Models that relied on sheer-scale and share-of-voice are evolving into approaches that are more sophisticated, tailored and with broader outreach to an increasing number and variety of health professionals.
Today, an increasingly important segment of new products are in niche areas such as vaccines, oncology, hybrid drug-devices and biologicals. These new products cater to specific markets, and require clinicians and patients to have a greater level of knowledge on their uses, benefits and risks. Pharmacist Partners was developed to address the need for a highly skilled, “Clinical Knowledge Organization” to provide the level of clinical experience and knowledge that only our staff of pharmacist partners can offer.
Pharmacist Partners® is The Clinical Knowledge Organization™ with offices in Florida and New York.