North Kingstown, RI, December 13, 2011: Advanced Pharmacy Concepts (APC) is pleased to announce the promotions of several key members of the team as a result of our continued success and growth in …
North Kingstown, RI, December 13, 2011: Advanced Pharmacy Concepts (APC) is pleased to announce the promotions of several key members of the team as a result of our continued success and growth in the pharmacy benefit consulting industry.
Mary T. Ross has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will have direct responsibility for the day to day operations of the Audit Services and Consulting Services business units, the latter of which also includes the Clinical Services team. She will play a key role in the design and execution of operational efficiencies that will enhance the customer experience and optimize new product development. Mary joined APC in 2004 and brings over 20 years of valuable experience in the health care field, including ten years working for major PBM organizations. Prior to her new role, Mary had overall responsibility for APC Consulting and Clinical Services as well as APC Government Programs. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Providence College and an MBA with a concentration in Statistics from the University of Rhode Island.
Amanda P. Gallagher has been promoted to Director of Consulting Services, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. In her new role as a member of the executive team, Amanda will be responsible for the consultants and clinical pharmacists involved in a wide variety of engagements ranging from request for proposal (RFP) projects for pharmacy benefit manager services to outsourced clinical support for managed care organizations. Prior to joining the company, Amanda spent 13 years career in the specialty pharmacy industry at BioScrips where she held multiple client-facing roles with increasing responsibility involving account management, client implementations, new business and product development. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island and is currently completing her Masters in Health Care Administration at Cambridge College.
John Smith has been promoted to the Interim Director of Information Technology Services. John joined Advanced Pharmacy Concepts in 2000 as an auditor and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility as the company has continued to grow. He has overall management accountability for data management and analytical services as well as maintaining our compliance with HIPAA and HITECH security standards. Prior to joining Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, John held several positions with ProMark/M.I.M./Scrips Pharmacy Solutions, a PBM and specialty pharmacy firm. During his tenure with ProMark/M.I.M./Scrip Pharmacy Solutions, John conducted data analysis for manufacturer rebate contracting, administration and allocation to clients including partial automation of the process. John later moved to the clinical department where he was responsible for data management for all clinical and management projects. Prior to entering the healthcare field John worked in the financial services industry as a short term funds manager and project accountant for Old Stone Bank.
“We are delighted to announce these promotions which are an indicator of our continued commitment to improve our customer experience” said Dr. Kimberly P. McDonough, President and CEO of Advanced Pharmacy Concepts. “The addition of Amanda and John, along with Mark Anderson (the Director of Audit Services) to the executive team will enhance our leadership position in the pharmacy benefit consulting and auditing industry.”
ABOUT ADVANCED PHARMACY CONCEPTS
Founded in 1997, Advanced Pharmacy Concepts has become a nationally respected, independent source for expertise in pharmacy benefit programs and clinical services that supports the needs of a wide variety of plan sponsors, including state and Federal government agencies. The company provides comprehensive pharmacy benefit consulting services, PBM compliance auditing, clinical program support and benefit strategy for clients across the country. Advanced Pharmacy Concepts is registered in the Central Contractor Registry of the Federal Government and is a certified small woman-owned business (SWOB) in the states of Massachusetts, North Carolina and Indiana. Dr. McDonough was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2007 Rhode Island Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2009, Advanced Pharmacy Concepts received recognition by INC. Magazine as one of the Top 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States. For more information, please see our website at www.apc-rx.com.
David C. Fetherston
Vice President of Marketing
Advanced Pharmacy Concepts
6899 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-295-7660 ext. 235 (direct)