Renee has over 20 years experience within various sectors of managed care pharmacy (e.g. Commercial, Self-Insured, Consumer Driven Health Plans, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid). Her expertise includes employer group benefit design & management, product & pricing/contracting strategy, clinical assessment of pharmaceuticals vs. marketplace competition, medical & pharmacy policy review and strategic consulting using payer research & reimbursement analysis.
Previously, Renee held the position of VP for Corporate Pharmacy Services at HealthNow New York, Inc. (parent company of BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York). During her 17-year tenure at HealthNow New York, she was actively involved in numerous managed care pharmacy activities including formulary and drug therapy management, coordinating the P&T Committee, pharmacy network and pharmaceutical manufacturer partnerships, provider, employer group and broker relations, physician education, benefit design, as well as disease and health management activities.
Renee served as a representative on the Blue Cross Blue Shield National Council of Physician Executives and Location: Amherst, New Yorkthe BCBSA Drug and Pharmacy Advisory Group. She is currently an editorial board member for Biotechnology Healthcare and is a peer reviewer for the journals, Managed Care, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and American Health and Drug Benefits. Renee has been an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) over the past 15 years. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Renee obtained her Bachelor Degrees in Nuclear Medicine Technology and Pharmacy and her MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.