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Leadership

Leadership

Comprised of seasoned PBM executives and licensed pharmacy
experts who specialize in thoroughly understanding your needs.

Ken Dowell

Ken Dowell

Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Lockton Pharmacy Analytics Advisory Board

Since 1986, Ken has continuously been a pioneer in the health care industry, helping organizations maximize their overall pharmacy objectives. After playing a major role in the development and growth of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services before its acquisition by Smith-Kline Beecham, Ken made strong contributions to several of today’s leading PBMs around the country, focusing his primary efforts in the business development and strategic direction.

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Robert Kordella

Robert Kordella

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer

Robert Kordella has more than 30 years of diverse experience in the pharmacy industry. Bob previously practiced in retail pharmacy in a large academic medical center setting, and, for more than 16 years, has been an effective and well-respected leader in the PBM industry.

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Scott Nilsen

Scott Nilsen

Senior Vice President & Director

Scott joined the Excelsior leadership team in 2015. With more than 25 years of experience in the PBM, carrier, and consulting industries, he provides strategic consulting experience to our client service teams.

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Darian Hurst

Darian Hurst

Vice President

Darian joined Lockton in 2013. For the past 10 years, he has built and maintained strong industry relationships and ensures that Lockton and its clients are informed of current and emerging issues within the industry.

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DeeDee Tillitt

DeeDee Tillitt

Vice President

DeeDee Tillitt has more than 10 years of pharmacy consulting experience serving clients across the country including commercial, Medicaid Managed Care and Medicare Part D health plans, PDPs, employer groups and Taft-Hartley funds.

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Greg Bigwood

Greg Bigwood

Vice President

Greg Bigwood possesses more than 15 years of diverse healthcare experience. Having spent several years in PBM finance and underwriting, his deep understanding of PBM financials and operations ensures that his clients receive and maintain significant financial savings.

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Heather Hambrick

Heather Hambrick

Vice President

With more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Heather Hambrick has been active in the Medicare field since 2005. She previously oversaw various operational functions in Medicare, pharmacy benefit management (PBM), benefit integrity and government contract work.

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Julayna Meyer

Julayna Meyer

Senior Vice President

As a pharmacist with over 20 years of experience, Julayna brings real-world expertise to clients on managing their pharmacy benefit. She has over 20 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management to help clients develop pharmacy strategies for improving health outcomes and lower costs.

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Melissa Kuznik

Melissa Kuznik

Vice President

Melissa has 18 years of expertise in pharmacy benefit management and consulting. She provides strategic drug cost solutions through careful reporting examination and data analytics. Melissa works closely with the client, pharmacy and hospital staff to control pharmacy spend and help improve client margins.

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Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Vice President

Sarah is a pharmacy actuary with 13 years of experience in employee benefits. She is responsible for pharmacy benefit financial client deliverables and strategy. Her primary areas of expertise include PBM procurement and contracting, cost forecasting, data analysis, specialty drug predictive modeling and emerging pharmacy benefit strategies.

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Clay Keene

Clay Keene

Vice President

Clay has over 25 years of experience in health care, with a focus in the areas of specialty pharmacy, managed care, government drug pricing and health policy.

Clay’s expertise includes pharmaceutical care management, integrated delivery network coordination, behavioral health care, specialty pharmacy optimization and strategy, and federal discount drug pricing (340B) administration and oversight.

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Scott Machut

Scott Machut

Vice President

With 30 years of expertise in management consulting, insurance and reinsurance for some of the world’s largest companies, Scott brings a unique perspective to client partnerships. Focused on health care since 2010, Scott has led several initiatives on mitigating health care claim costs through early identification using data analytics and client outreach resulting in tens of millions of dollars in savings.

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