We are Growing!
You might have heard how the Alliance membership, services offered to members, and payer contract offers are all growing. So, we are growing our team as well.
Due to all of this growth, we felt the time was right to implement a newly created position to the Alliance: Director of Community Relations. Karen Bowe, MBA, MT, is excited to join our team and work with our centers in the northeast. Before joining the Hemophilia Alliance, Karen was employed as a Coagulation Specialist with Octapharma and was responsible for hemophilia product sales in Northeastern US. Prior to her tenure with Octapharma, she worked with several Specialty Pharmacies, most notably as an Area Vice President with Accredo, and was responsible for the Community Affairs Division for 13 years. Prior to that, she managed the Specialty Hematology laboratory at the Hershey Medical Center/Hemophilia Treatment Center for 15 years. Karen received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from Pennsylvania State University and her MBA in Health Care Administration from Eastern University. She currently resides in Harrisburg, PA.
We are pleased to introduce our new Administrator, Theresa Parker. Theresa brings a dynamic combination of strong technical skills as a programmer and designer and she has experience with SQL databases. Theresa has a degree in design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is returning to the workforce after spending time raising her twin sons who are now in middle school. Theresa is excited about getting back in the corporate world, as she had to leave her last job unexpectedly because her boys showed up a bit early. She said she chose to work at the Alliance because of the close knit relationships we form and because we live up to the promise of reinvesting in the community. She looks forward to meeting all of our members at the fall meeting in Portland, Oregon.
The talent that we now have will multiply the dividends that our members get. Aristotle coined the phrase “The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts” and we believe that the Alliance team is representative of that statement.
Also in this Issue…
Notes from Joe
· The More Things Change…
· Factor Loans During Emergencies: Truth and Fiction
· Reminder: Sharing HTC Information: Caution is the Best Policy
· Save the Date for an Alliance Session at the ASH Meeting on Making the Running of an HTC Tolerable
· Payer Relations Update
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