Member Bios: Goldenberg, Halpern, Hogan, Katz

Stan Goldenberg  is the founder and CEO of Bravo Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy begun in 2008 to serve the underserved community of Los Angeles. 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.

portrait photo of Chris HoganChris 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
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