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Patty Kumbera

2nd Term 1/1/2008-12/31/2010
Chief Operating Officer
Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care
Des Moines, Iowa

B.S. Pharmacy, 1988, Drake University
M.B.A., 1982, Drake University


Background: Patty Kumbera is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Outcomes is a market leader in the field of Medication Therapy Management Services (MTMS). Different from a health insurance company or pharmacy benefit manager, Outcomes is a new kind of company helping consumers, employers, and health plans get more value from their medication purchases and reduce Medication Waste. Outcomes has found a solution to this problem in a unique place - local pharmacists.

She is a registered pharmacist and received a BS degree in Pharmacy from Drake University in 1988. Patty gained experience in both independent and chain community practice settings as a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager. Before assuming her position with Outcomes, Patty was the Director of Managed Care Services at the Iowa Pharmacy Association, where she oversaw administration of research projects studying the impact pharmacists could have on total health care costs.

In addition to her Outcomes responsibilities, Patty has been an active contributor to organized pharmacy on the local, state, and national level for many years and was named one of the American Druggist's 50 Most Influential Pharmacists. Patty currently serves as an APhA representative on the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition (PSTAC) addressing HIPAA and pharmacist professional service claims. She also served on the AMCP Framework Committee and the National Institute for Pharmacist Care Outcomes (NIPCO) Board. She is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Central Iowa Pharmacists Association (CIPA), and the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA). She is currently an externship preceptor and adjunct faculty for Drake University, University of Iowa, Creighton, and UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy Students.

Patty has served her community through her volunteerism as a member of the Bernie Lorenz Recovery Center Board of Directors, a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, golf partner to husband Tod, and of course, lead-cheerleader of her 2 children's sports activities.

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