Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program Contributors

We wish to acknowledge colleagues from different practice environments and entity types who shared their time and expertise to ensure this program covered all aspects of what it takes to become a 340B operations expert. These individuals, representing a true cross-section of practice settings from operations to leadership, have served as subject matter experts for the Operations Certificate curriculum by contributing or reviewing content to ensure the curriculum is comprehensive, setting the standard in the industry.

Patrick Barnes, RPH
Team Leader, Drug Control
Shands Jacksonville

Felicity Homsted, BPharm, PharmD, BCPS
Lead Pharmacy Auditor
Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions

Alex Mathews, RPh, MBA
Pharmacy Consultant

Burnis Breland, MS, PharmD, FASHP
Implementation Manager
Acentrus Specialty

Stephen Huffines, PharmD
Director, Pharmacy Business Services
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Retired

Gary Merchant, RPh, MBA
Previously Administrative Director
New England Pharmacy Collaborative, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Mike Bonck, RPh
Manager of Pharmaceutical Services
Franciscan Health System (FHS)

Marcy Imada
Deloitte & Touche

George L. Oestreich, PharmD, MPA

Brent D. Brumagin, MBA, MHA, PMP
Pharmacy Director, Business Operations and Compliance
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Danny Jackson, PharmD, FABC
System Pharmacy Director
LCMC Health

Shrujal Patel, MS, RPh, MBA
Managing Partner
The Alinea Group

Peter Buonincontro
Business Development Manager
CHAN Healthcare

Scott Jamieson, RPh, BPharm, MBA
System Director, Pharmacy Services
Providence Health & Services

Fern Paul-Aviles, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory Program Compliance
Atrium Health

Jennifer Clark, RPh
Chief Population Health Officer
Health Partners of Western Ohio

Chad Johnson, PharmD, MBA
Implementation Manager, Pharmacy

Bonnie Senst, MS, RPh, FASHP
Sr. Consultant Pharmacy Performance Services
Vizient - Retired

Chris Cobourn
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Kevin Jones, RPh, MBA
340B Drug Pricing Program Director
Intermountain Health

Donavan Smith, RPh
Director of Pharmacy
Wayne Community Health Center

Angela De Ianni, RPh
Director, Pharmacy Supply Chain
Aurora Health Care

Ken Jozefczyk, MS, RPh, FASHP
Director of Central Pharmacy Services
BayCare Health System

Larry E. Stepp
Previously Vice President National Accounts
AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation

Debra Demers

Bonnie Kirschenbaum, MS, FASHP, FCSHP
Consultant, Columnist

Madeline Wallack, PhD, MS
Rx|X Consulting

Jim Donnelly
Vice President of 340B Pharmacy Services
ATRIA 340B by Hudson Headwaters

Jerry Lear
CHAN Healthcare

Christopher M. Wasik
340B Solution Leader
CHAN Healthcare

Kristen Fox-Smith, MPA
Senior Vice President

JoAnn Maack, RPh
Interim VP of Pharmacy Services
Memorial Hermann Health System

Shelly Wiest, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
UC Health

Cindy Hailey, EMBA
Pharmacy Business Manager
Cook Children’s

Alexandra M. Williams, BA, CPhT
340B Education & Compliance Support Specialist


The Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program is a separate Apexus offering that is not a part of the 340B Prime Vendor Program or otherwise associated with the Prime Vendor Agreement between HRSA and Apexus.

The program is provided solely for education and/or instructional purposes, and the learner assumes exclusive responsibility for using and applying the information presented therein. Successful completion of the program does not confer a professional license or other equivalent designation or qualification on the learner.

Passing score thresholds are subject to change.


Health systems demand 340B expertise. Validate your 340B skills with the Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program and become an Apexus Certified Expert.

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