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NAC Members Last Name A-F


Brian Benson, PharmD

2nd Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025

Organization: UnityPoint Health

Position: Executive Director of Pharmacy

Current City: West Des Moines, IA

Degrees: BS Pharmacy, 1996, Drake University; PharmD, 2006, University of Kansas

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Bob Egeland, R.Ph

1st Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025

Organization: Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners Board

Position: Board Member

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degree: BS Pharmacy, 1979, Drake University

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NAC Members Last Name G-L


Kate Gainer, PharmD

2nd Term: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023

Organization: Iowa Pharmacy Association

Position: Executive Vice President, CEO

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degree: PharmD, 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Felix Gallagher, PharmD, RPh

2nd Term: 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2024

Organization: PharmServ Staffing

Position: President

Current City:  Des Moines, IA

Degree: PharmD, 2000, Drake University

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Rick Knudson, PharmD

2nd Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025

Organization: Berkeley Research Group LLC

Position: Pharmacy Consulting Practice Lead, Director of Pharmacy

Current City: Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 1998, Drake University; MBA, 2014, Stetson University

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Patty Kumbera

2nd Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025

Organization: Kumbera Solutions

Position: President

Current City: Johnston, IA

Degrees: BS Pharmacy, 1988, Drake University

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Dan Lewis

1st Term: 7/1/2022 - 12/31/2025

Organization: UCB, Inc.

Position: Clinical Account Executive

Current City: Western Springs, IL

Degrees: BS Pharmacy, 1979, Drake University; MBA, 1986, DePaul University

NAC Members Last Name M-P

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Melissa Murer Corrigan

1st Term: 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2024

Organization: Manville Heights, LLC

Position: President

Current City: Iowa City, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1989, Drake University

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Melissa Odorzynski, PharmD, MPH

2nd Term: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023

Organization: firsthand

Position: Head of Operations

Current City: Tampa, FL

Degrees: PharmD, 2005, Drake University, MPH, 2007, John Hopkins University

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Angie Nelson, PharmD

1st Term: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023

Organization: Hy-Vee

Position: Group VP, Retail Pharmacy

Current City: Ankeny, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2001, Drake University

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NAC Members Last Name Q-Z

Tarannum Qureshi, PharmD, AAHIVE

1st Term: 1/30/2022 - 1/30/2025

Organization: Merck & Co.

Position: Regional Medical Scientific Director - Virology

Current City: Chicago

Degree: PharmD, 2002

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Gianna Rigoni, PharmD

2nd Term: 6/30/2021 - 6/30/2024

Organization: Merck & Co.

Position: Director and Team Leader, Health Systems Oncology, Oncology Global Medical Affairs

Current City: Chicago, IL

Degree: PharmD, 1999, Drake University

Carolyn Rohrs, PharmD

2nd Term: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2022

Organization: Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Cambia Health Solutions

Current City: Seattle, WA

Degree: PharmD, 1996, Drake University

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Tim Sullivan, PharmD, MBA

2nd term: 6/30/2021 - 6/30/2024

Organization: United Healthcare

Position: East Coast Regional Manager, Pharmacy Strategy

Current City: Downers Grove, IL

Degrees: PharmD, 2010, Drake University; MBA, 2021, University of St. Thomas

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CoraLynn Trewet (NAC)

CoraLynn Trewet, PharmD, Chair

3rd Term: 6/30/2020 - 6/30/2023

Organization: Sanofi Diabetes

Position: Medical Science Liaison

Current City: Ankeny, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2003, Drake University

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NAC Faculty Representative

Darla Eastman

1st Term: 8/1/2021 – 8/1/2022

Organization: Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Position: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2006, Drake University

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NAC Emeriti


Frank Cable

Organization: South Sacramento Pharmacy

Position: Owner

Current City: Sacramento, CA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1965, Drake University

Jack Ellis

Organization: Abbott Laboratories

Position: Director, Dry Pharmaceuticals Mfg. (Retired)

Current City: Lake Barrington, IL

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1957, Drake University


Richard Hartig

Organization: Hartig Drug

Position: CEO

Current City: Dubuque, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1973, Drake University; MBA, 1981, Drake University


Carl Jakopec

Organization: Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Position: Director of Government Affairs (Retired)

Current City: Las Vegas, NV

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1969, Drake University


Susan Lutz

Organization: Pharmacy Services, Inc.

Position: Consultant Pharmacist

Current City: Altoona, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1967, Drake University



Douglas Meyer

Organization: Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Position: Consultant

Current City: Tonganoxie, KS

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1974, Drake University


Ron Snow

Organization: CVS Health

Position: Sr. Advisor, Pharmacist Recruitment Strategist

Current City: Indianapolis, IN

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1981, Drake University


Drake University Board of Trustees


Greg Johansen

Organization: GRX Holdings, LLC

Position: President

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1976, Drake University


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