Member Bios: Freyer, Goldenberg, Halpern, Hogan, Katz

Anne Freyer has a 40-year career in hospital pharmacy management and administration. Her strengths include pharmacy operations and 12 years of experience in home care and infusion therapy.  Anne has a strong record of managing and directing pharmacy operations and clinical projects for leading health-care companies. Anne received her master’s from the University of Arizona and MBA from the University of Phoenix. She joined Cardinal Health in 1997, and retired as West Region Director of Pharmacy Practice (RDPP) for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. In 2013, Anne was named RDPP of the year. Anne is a fellow at American Academy of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Anne has held office in a number of state and national level societies and currently is a member of the advisory board for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. Anne has published and presented topics related to home infusion, benchmarking, and productivity.

Stan Goldenberg is the president of the LTC Division, Downey Plaza Pharmacy, he is a senior associate of Strom and Associates, LLC, and is the founder of Bravo Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy begun in 2008 to serve the underserved community of Los Angeles. He is a pharmacy consultant and entrepreneur with over 40 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in long-term care (LTC) and senior-care pharmacy. A 1968 graduate of the UA College of Pharmacy, he has developed pharmacy, home health infusion, nursing home and other healthcare enterprises in Los Angeles. He was a member of the California State Board of Pharmacy from 2001 to 2009 and served two consecutive terms as president. He is a charter member of the college’s National Advisory Board and served as its chair from 2001 to 2009.

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Ira Halpern co-founded  ModernHEALTHcare Inc. in 1975 and co-founded modern HOMEcare, Inc, in 1989. In his role as president of Modern HEALTH, he is primarily responsible for strategic business development, sales and marketing. He holds a BS in pharmacy from UA and a BA in business administration from California State University in Northridge.

Chris Hogan is the vice president of pharmacy management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. He is responsible for formulating clinical pharmacy policy, establishing and maintaining the national pharmacy network and managing relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers and claims processing vendors. Chris was the vice president of sales for United Drugs, and a department director at Phoenix Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Arizona Pharmacy Association, who presented him with the Bowl of Hygeia Award for community service in 2004. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona State University.

portrait photo of Richard KatzRichard Katz has been the chief executive officer of ModernHEALTH companies since he began the company in 1975. ModernHEALTH sells specialty pharmacy products and services to healthcare providers and users. Currently, the company specializes in prescription services for disease-payment and service-specific needs. Richard completed a master’s in public administration from the University in Southern California in 1973. He also has a bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association. He became president of the College of Pharmacy National Advisory Board in 2009.

Originally posted: August 27, 2013
Last updated: February 13, 2018
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