Q: Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and later moved to Elmhurst, IL. I’ve lived in Illinois my entire life.
Q: Where did you go to college?
I attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL where I received my Bachelors in Allied Heath Sciences and Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Q: What are your favorites?
Food: Anything farm to table but I love a good burger!
Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds but truly any action-packed movie
Musicians: Drake, Weezer, David Guetta
Destination: Florence, Italy
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my three kids and wife. We enjoy hikes, bike rides, and exploring the outdoors. I also enjoy traveling with my family within the US and abroad and trying new cuisines.
Q: What kind of work does your company do in 340B and what makes it stand out?
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy is a specialty and home delivery pharmacy leading in limited distribution drug access and contract pharmacy services. We are unique as we are a patient-centric organization with a goal of providing hope and care for better tomorrows. We also partner with health care providers to extend their mission of patient care.
Q: Why did you choose to work in the 340B space?
I chose to work in the 340B space as it is a program I can confidently stand behind and a mission I can support. We are a patient focused organization and the intent of the 340B program aligns with the work I do and the challenges we are looking to solve.
Q: What do you feel is your most significant contribution to the 340B world or to a 340B customer/client?
I feel my most significant contribution to the 340B world is rooted in the work I do today with AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. My role allows me the opportunity to have candid conversations with all stakeholders within the 340B ecosystem including pharma, payer, covered entity, and the TPA industry. These conversations have led to several opportunities which promote active engagement, innovation, and patient focused initiatives that drive access and adherence to specialty medications.
Q: What advice do you have for a young professional who has recently launched a career in the 340B space?
Always remain open to new ideas and take the time to listen and learn. 340B is a complex program and is often interpreted differently throughout the 340B ecosystem. As you advance in your career, continue to learn as the industry evolves and remind yourself that the work you do helps improve access for someone within your community.
For questions, Robin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org