Q: Where did you grow up?
Vancouver, WA and Sandy, UT
Q: Where did you go to college/graduate school?
University of Utah
Q: What are your favorites?
Food: Any/All dessert!
Movie: Steel Magnolias
Musicians: Kenny Chesney, John Mayer, Mat Kearney
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
Spend time with family and travel.
Q: What kind of work does your company do in 340B and what makes it stand out?
Visante provides a variety of services in the 340B space, from newly eligible Covered Entity implementation with mixed use and contract pharmacy, to annual external audits. What makes us stand out is our passion for our clients and their compliance, and that we truly want to make a difference.
Q: Why did you choose to work in the 340B space?
It is rewarding to watch the growth and success of Covered Entities, and to educate and see the education put into tangible progress.
Q: What do you feel is your most significant contribution to the 340B world or to a 340B customer/client?
I believe our most significant contribution is transparency and making a difference by shining a light on gaps and opportunities, while always focusing on where a program wants to go, not where they currently are.
Q: What advice do you have for a young professional who has recently launched a career in the 340B space?
Ensure that you always put the client and Covered Entity first, and that you view every problem as an opportunity to provide a variety of solutions to assist Covered Entities further their 340B Program.
Kristin Fox-Smith can be reached at email@example.com.