Leadership

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

Ken Dowell

Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Pharmacy Analytics 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.

Melissa Kuznik, Pharm.D

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.

Shealynn Buck, MD

Vice President

As a multifaceted physician leader with operational, technical and consulting experience in the biopharmaceutical, hospital and insurance industries, Dr. Buck brings real world, applied knowledge to help employers navigate the dynamic, complex employee health landscape with confidence.

Christine Hale, MD

Vice President

Christine joined Lockton Dunning Benefits as Vice President in 2017 and serves as the medical director and lead strategist for the clinical consulting team. Christine is known as an innovator, collaborator and change agent, and is particularly passionate about utilizing data and creative solutions to reduce waste improve cost effectiveness in health care.

Bob Kordella, RPh

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer

Robert Kordella has more than 37 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.

Julayna Meyer, RPh

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.

Scott Nilsen

Senior Vice President

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.

Jonalan Smith, Pharm.D

Senior Vice President

Jonalan has more than 15 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience. As a pharmacist and former managed care organization executive, Jonalan brings broad pharmacy, operational, and clinical experience in Health Plans and government programs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.