Meet the Executive Advisory Council

The purpose of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy Executive Advisory Council is to provide guidance to the School as it works to refine and execute its strategic mission, educational priorities and philanthropic goals. The Council is designed to function in an advisory capacity to the Dean, the Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education, and the Assistant Dean for Advancement, providing advice and support that advances the School’s mission, programs, faculty and students.

Consisting of pharmacy, academic, health care, industry and business leaders, the Council meets twice per year to review and discuss the School’s strategic plan, matters related to curriculum and accreditation, trends in employment and pharmacy practice, and philanthropy. To achieve this, School leadership will provide Council members with deep knowledge of, and engagement with School administration, faculty and students, as appropriate.

Michael Alwan

UW Medicine/NW Hospital

Michael Alwan joined UW Medicine Pharmacy Services in 2010 and has worked as the Inpatient Pharmacy Manager at Harborview Medical Center, Specialty Pharmacy Manager for UW Medicine, Director of Pharmacy at Northwest Hospital and currently as Director of Pharmacy at University of Washington Medical Center. He contributes to the profession through a variety of roles including the UW School of Pharmacy ASHP Student Chapter faculty advisor, serving on the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Board of Directors, and precepting pharmacy students and residents.

Leon Alzola

Kroger

Leon Alzola is a National Director of Health and Wellness of the Kroger Co. Leon has over 25 years’ experience working in Community Pharmacy.

Debbie Atherly

PATH

Deborah Atherly is Global Head of Policy, Access and Introduction for PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access. The Center works to develop and deliver lifesaving vaccines to women, children and communities around the globe.

Kathryn Brown

Kaiser Permanente

Kathryn Brown is the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations and Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region, accountable for pharmacy care delivery and medication management strategy for 4.2M members across 176 patient care sites including hospital and outpatient pharmacy, home infusion, mail order, call center, formulary and benefits.

Brian Bullock

The Burchfield Group, Aon Consulting

Brian Bullock is the founder of The Burchfield Group which was acquired by Aon plc in 2018. He led that business as CEO for 20 years growing it from startup into a diversified professional services firm providing pharmacy benefit consulting, audit and government programs compliance services to large employers and health plans throughout the United States.

Collin Conway

Kaiser Permanente

Collin Conway PharmD has 15 years of experience in managed care pharmacy practice. He is currently responsible for pharmacy benefit design, implementation, and management for all lines of business at Kaiser Permanente Washington.

Leslie Fox**

Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems Inc.

Leslie Fox is the healthcare policy and advocacy director for Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems.

Eric Harvey

Swedish Medical Center

Eric Harvey is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for the Swedish region of Providence St Joseph Health. The Swedish region encompasses 5 hospitals and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics.

Scott Herzog

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group

Scott Herzog is the Chief Operations Officer for the Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group in Seattle, WA.

Dana Hurley

SOP Campaign Co-Chair

Dana Hurley is a freelance consultant health economist and outcomes researcher. Her experience has included hospital pharmacy, managed care and the pharmaceutical industry.

Armen Khachatourian

Optum Rx

Dr. Armen Khachatourian, PharmD, MBA, HEOR is the Sr. Director of Industry Relations and Formulary Consulting for OptumRx. Dr. Khachatourian is responsible for managing large health plan and employer clients, assisting in fiscal strategy, contracting, and innovative Value Based Reimbursement.

Randall (Randy) Legg

AstraZeneca

Randy Legg has been a registered pharmacist in the state of Washington since 1988. He has degrees from: WSU, Gonzaga and University of Washington.

For the last 19 years, Randy has been in medical affairs with AstraZeneca.

Al Linggi

Retired

Al Linggi is a private healthcare consultant, has over 45 years of pharmacy experience specializing in M&A, regulatory affairs, Specialty Pharmacy, oncology, investigational drugs, pharmacy process, product development and healthcare IT.

Mark Lyons

Amazon

Mark Lyons has 20 years of experience in medical and pharmacy benefits specifically in the self-insured employer market. He is currently serving as a principal in pharmacy special projects at Amazon.

Ryan Oftebro

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group

Ryan Oftebro is a pharmacist and CEO/Principal at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group located in Seattle, WA.

Chuck Paulsen

QFC

For the past twenty years, Chuck Paulsen has served as Director of Pharmacy Services at Quality Food Center (QFC), a division of the Kroger Co.

Jeff Rochon

WSPA

Jeff Rochon earned his Pharm.D. from University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 1999 and completed a Community Practice Residency at Kelley-Ross Pharmacy. Rochon is the Chief Executive Officer for the Washington State Pharmacy Association.

Over his career, Jeff has practiced at UW Medicine, The Polyclinic and Kelley-Ross Pharmacy. He is a past president of the University of Washington Pharmacy Alumni Association and received the Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2012. Rochon also served of the Univeristy of Washington Alumni Association Board of Trustees for 11 years and served as president from 2015-16.

Roger Woolf

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Roger Woolf is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

**Board Chair