Orsini Specialty Pharmacy Leadership
Since 2008, Mike has led Orsini Healthcare's growth strategy. Under his leadership, Orsini has been recognized in the INC 5000 as one of the Top 100 healthcare organizations in the country. Mike brings over 30 years of broad management and strategic experience in managed care contracting, payer and provider networks, business development, operations, strategic planning and finance. Mike’s experience includes several years in commercial banking along with nearly 18 years at CVS Caremark where he held senior sales executive roles of increasing responsibility as well as strategy and business development for Caremark’s Specialty mail operations. Mike holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Marquette University and an MBA in Accounting from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business.
Carla Sawa | CFO
Responsible for the financial management of the company, Carla is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She has over 25 years of business experience beginning her career with the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. She spent nearly ten years with Baxter International Inc. and a spin-off company - Caremark International Inc. In addition, she was Treasurer of PathoGenesis Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of OptionCare Inc. Prior to joining Orsini Healthcare, Ms. Sawa was a partner in a private financial services firm providing tax, accounting, and comprehensive financial planning.
Responsible for delivering the highest levels of quality and service in alignment with business objectives and growth, Lynn brings over 30 years of leadership in operations, sales, strategic planning, account management, and patient care in the pharmacy and healthcare industry. Her experience includes transforming and growing businesses in the home infusion, specialty pharmacy, long term care, and rare disease/orphan drug marketplace. This includes 7 years at CVS specialty working closely with manufacturers, providers, payers, and patients to drive operations and centers of excellence. Lynn has a pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA from Chadron State College in Nebraska, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in Healthcare.
Responsible for the specialty pharmacy and manufacturer relationships at Orsini Healthcare, Dave is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in specialty pharmacy and Managed Care. His experience spans from start-up organizations to Fortune 20 companies, including spending nearly 18 years with CVS Caremark managing specialty pharmacy operations and programs. In addition to his managed care experience; Dave spent 4 years in the home infusion sector and served 5 years as full-time faculty at the University of Illinois – College of Pharmacy. He has a BS degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and Pharm. D. degree from University of the Sciences (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy).
Responsible for the business development, sales and marketing strategy of the company, Brett focuses on growing new and incremental business with trade and industry partners. As a transformational leader, he has over 20 years of experience defining strategy and driving profitable growth in specialty pharmacy services. Prior to joining Orsini, Brett spent 12 years with Acro Pharmaceutical Services in key leadership roles, including as President where he was responsible for the overall growth and advancement of the specialty pharmacy business through strategic partnerships with payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare industry clients. Earlier successes include sales and management with Cardinal Health and Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN), primarily in specialty pharmaceutical distribution. Brett is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and earned his MBA from Widener University.
Responsible for the development of manufacturer relationships focused on specialty products, Nick's core focus is targeting products aligned with Orsini's mission and portfolio. He has over 25 years of experience developing manufacturer relationships and programs within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to Orsini, Nick was Vice President of Pharma Relations for Biomatrix Specialty Pharmacy, Vice President of Industry Relations for Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy and served similar responsibilities for Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. He serves as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member for the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, and was previously President of the Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board. Nick received his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University, and completed fellowship programs at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California and Harvard University.
Responsible for the company's business development strategy, with a focus on revenue and growth, Tom manages the specialty pharmacy pipeline and partners with both commercial/government insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers to bring break-through therapies to market. Tom has over 30 years of specialty pharmacy, home infusion and PBM experience, including roles in business development, biotech contracting, and government affairs with CVS Caremark, Priority Healthcare, and Medco's Accredo specialty pharmacy. He has a BS in Marketing from the University of Connecticut.
Responsible for Specialty Pharmacy Operations, Tom is a registered pharmacist, holding a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has over 30 years of experience in operations management and business development, including 20 years of PBM experience with CVS Caremark and Catamaran managing the development, implementation and operations of PBM clinical programs. Tom also has 15 years of experience in the retail setting, successfully managing both large chain and independent pharmacies.
Responsible for leading the technology capabilities and services of the company, Matthew brings over 25 years of diverse IT, operations, project management and process improvement experience with organizations ranging from startup to Fortune 500. This includes over 17 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical and specialty pharmacy sector focused on consulting, manufacturing, infrastructure and applications development, and another 10 years in the computer industry providing B2B/B2C solutions. Matthew received his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation from Benedictine University and has an undergraduate degree in Information Technology.