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NAC Members Last Name A-F


Brian Benson

2nd Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

Organization: UnityPoint Health

Position: Executive Director of Pharmacy

Current City: West Des Moines, IA

Degrees: BS Pharmacy, 1996, Drake University

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Sanela Bilic

2nd Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: Vanadro Drug Consulting

Position: Founder/CEO

Current City: Des Moines, IA

Degrees: PharmD, MBA, 2003, Drake University

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Thomas Felker

2nd Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: Snyder Pharmacy

Current City: Byron, IL

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1978, Drake University


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Kate Gainer

1st Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Organization: Iowa Pharmacy Association

Position: Executive Vice President, CEO

Current City: Des Moines, IA


Felix Gallagher

1st Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: PharmServ Staffing

Position: President

Current City:  Des Moines, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2000, Drake University

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Adam Gregg

2nd Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

Organization: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

Position: Program Manager for Pharmacy Continuing Professional Development

Current City: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Degrees: PharmD, 1999, Drake University

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Charles Hartig

2nd Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

Organization: Hartig Drug Company

Position: CEO

Current City: Dubuque, IA

Degrees: PharmD, Drake University and JD, Saint Louis University

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Rick Knudson

1st Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

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

1st Term: 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

Organization: Kumbera Solutions

Position: President

Current City: Johnston, IA

Degrees: BS Pharmacy, 1988, Drake University

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Susan Leeson

1st Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Current City: Urbandale, IA

Degree(s): B.S. Pharmacy, 1978, Drake University

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Melissa Murer Corrigan

1st Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: Manville Heights, LLC

Position: President

Current City: Iowa City, IA

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

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Melissa Odorynski

1st Term: 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2020

Organization: Aspen RxHealth

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Current City: Tampa, FL

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

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Angie Nelson

1st Term: 10/01/2020 – 06/30/2023

Organization: Hy-Vee

Position: Group VP, Retail Pharmacy

Current City: Ankeny, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2001, Drake University


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Maureen Reim

2nd Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: Walgreen Co.

Current City: Deerfield, IL

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1995, Drake University
MBA, 1996, Drake University

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Gianna Rigoni

1st Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

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

1st Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

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

Current City: Seattle, WA

Degree: PharmD, 1996, Drake University

Stephen Richards

2nd Term: 1/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: Pharmacists Mutual

Current City: Algona, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1971, Drake University

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Robert Stessman

2nd term: 7/1/2018 - 6/20/2021

Organization: Manning Pharmacy

Position: Owner

Current City: Manning, IA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1982, Drake University

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Tim Sullivan

1st term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Organization: United Healthcare

Position: East Coast Regional Manager, Pharmacy Strategy

Current City: Downers Grove, IL

Degrees: PharmD, 2010, Drake University

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CoraLynn Trewet (NAC)

CoraLynn Trewet, Chair

2nd Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Organization: Sanofi Diabetes

Position: Medical Science Liaison

Current City: Ankeny, IA

Degrees: PharmD, 2003, Drake University

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Laura Vollmer

1st Term: 01/01/2020 – 06/30/2023

Organization: Healthfinch

Position: Clinical Content Manager

Current City: Eden Prairie, MN

Degrees: PharmD, 2015, Drake University

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Brian Wall

2nd Term: 7/1/2019  - 6/30/2022

Organization: American Pharmacist's Association

Position: Associate Director of Governance

Current City: Washington, DC

Degrees: PharmD, 2014, Drake University

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NAC Faculty Representative

Darla Eastman

1st Term: 8/1/2020 - 8/1/2021

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

Don Davidson

Organization: Abbott Laboratories

Position: Western Area Sales Director (Retired)

Current City: Laguna Beach, CA

Degrees: B.S. Pharmacy, 1950, 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


CPHS Events
  • Blue Coat Ceremony
    October 1, 2021 | 3:30 pm
    Courtside Club, Knapp Center
  • Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture
    October 7, 2021 | 2 pm
    Sussman Theater, Olmsted
  • Employer Interviews with P4 Students
    October 28, 2021 | 3-5 pm
    Olmsted, Drake University
  • Employer Dinner with P4 Students
    October 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30 pm
    Cline Hall, Drake University
  • Virtual Residency Interviews with P4 Students
    October 29, 2021
  • Winter Commencement
    December 18, 2021
  • All Pharmacy Reunion
    April 29 -30, 2022
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