340B Health

340B Health Oncology council

Safeguarding the 340B program is a key part of 340B Health’s mission, and our Oncology Council is an essential part of these advocacy efforts. Council members, currently over 30 strong, educate the media and lawmakers about 340B's importance to their institutions, patients, and the oncology community at large. The 340B Health team partners with Council members to draft and place op-eds, letters to the editor and journal articles about the importance of the 340B program. We also help connect Council members with their Congressional delegation, so lawmakers can hear from hospital leaders directly about the value of 340B in their community.

While the time commitment is small – just bi-annual teleconferences/webinars and ad-hoc projects – the impact is powerful. It’s also a great way to stay informed on the 340B program.

Current members of the Oncology Council are listed below. If you are interested in joining the Council, contact Richard Sorian at richard.sorian@340bhealth.org or (202) 536-2285.

Name Title Organization City, State
Abhyankar, Vivek Vice President, Physician Services Memorial Health System Marietta, OH
Alencar, Andres Oncologist University of Miami Hospital Miami, FL
Austerman, Ben Manager, Pharmacy Service Line Reid Health Richmond, IN
Ayon, Jamie Medical Oncologist Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis, IN
Azizian, Krist Operating Administrator USC Norris Cancer Hospital Los Angeles, CA
Bagci, Lisa Cancer Center Director Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cookeville, TN
Beal, Kelly Oncology Service Line Director Reid Health Richmond, IN
Chapman, Robert
*Immediate Past Chair*
Attending Staff Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI
Crooks, Shelley Oncology Pharmacist Mosaic Life Care Kansas City, MO
Ellis, Peter Associate Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Director, Clinical Services University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Hylton, John  Director, Oncology Services Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, IL
Jones, Cory Vice President, National Oncology Service Line Catholic Health System Englewood, CO
Kemeny, Mary Margaret Director, New York's Cancer Center of Excellence at Queens Hospital Center Columbia University New York, NY
Kerbin, Laura Medical Oncologist Riverside Shore Cancer Center Nassawodox, VA
Klamerus, Justin Chief Quality Officer Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit, MI
Kuriakose, Philip Medical Director, Henry Ford Hemophelia Treatment Center Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI
Lau, Rebecca Pharmacist Contra Costa Health Plan Martinez, CA
Leach, Mark Director of Pharmacy, University of Arizon Cancer Center Dignity Health Phoenix, AZ
Levinson Medical Director Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Centter Elizabth, NJ
Li, Benjamin
*Chair*
Cancer Center Director MetroHealth System Cleveland, OH
Lokay, Kathy President and Chief Executive Officer, Via Oncology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Meyer, Emily Director of Pharmacy Riverside Medical Center Kankakee, IL
Miller, Heather Director of Cancer Services Broward Health Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ortego, Craig Vice President, Cancer Center of Acadiana Lafayette General Medical Center Lafayette, LA
Porcelli, Gloria Oncology Pharmacist Nyack Hospital Nyack, NY
Schlabach, Larry Medical Director, Erlanger Infusion Center Erlanger Health System Chattanooga, TN
Simmons, Angela Vice President, Revinue/Reimbursement Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
Smith, Judy Chief of Spectrum Health Cancer Center Spectrum Health Grand Rapids, MI
Sweetenham, John Executive Medical Director Huntsman Cancer Hospital Salt Like City, UT
Tsahas, Koula Director of Pharmacy, Oncology Services St. Catherine Hospital East Chicago, IN
Volk, Andrew Director of Oncology Pharmacy Spectrum Health Greenville, MI
Whitbey, Stan Vice President, Cancer Services University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, MD
Yu, Kenny Director of Pharmacy, 340B Program NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY