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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

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

Since 1986, Kenneth Dowell has continuously been a pioneer in the healthcare industry; helping organizations maximize their overall pharmacy objectives.  Ken made strong contributions to several of today’s leading PBM’s around the country.

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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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Barb Hawes

Barb Hawes

Vice President, Team Lead - Pharmacy

Barb has near 30 years of experience in the prescription drug industry, Barb helps employers and health plans select, manage and audit their PBM partners, with expertise in vendor bid and selection, benefit design, clinical program evaluation, specialty pharmacy strategy, and coalition purchasing evaluations.

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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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