Our People

HDA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the members of the Board of Directors representing each distributor member at the capped dues level, and an equal number plus one of the board members representing distributor members not at the capped dues level, as selected by the board. Among the members of the Executive Committee is a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. The president and CEO is an ex officio non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee's authority includes approval of the association’s annual budget and the execution of priorities, policies and positions of the organization as identified and developed by the Board of Directors. 

The Executive Committee consists of the members of the Board of Directors representing each distributor member at the capped dues level, and an equal number plus one of the board members representing distributor members not at the capped dues level, as selected by the board. Among the members of the Executive Committee is a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. The president and CEO is an ex officio non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee's authority includes approval of the association’s annual budget and the execution of priorities, policies and positions of the organization as identified and developed by the Board of Directors.
Kirk Kaminsky
Chair
President, U.S. Pharmaceutical
McKesson Corporation
Jody Hatcher
Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C.
Greg Drew
Committee Member
President
Value Drug Company
Louis Ferraro
Committee Member
Vice President, Generic Pharmaceutical Sourcing & Administration
Henry Schein, Inc.
Clint Syvinski
Committee Member
Co-CEO / Chief Operating Officer
Mutual Drug
Rich Tremonte
Committee Member
EVP & President, US Pharmaceuticals & Animal Health
Cencora, Inc.
Debbie Weitzman
Committee Member
Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.
Ex-Officio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Distribution Alliance

HDA Board of Directors

HDA is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for identification and development of priorities, policies and positions of the organization. The Board of Directors is made up of a corporate officer of each distributor member that chooses to be represented. The president and CEO is an ex officio non-voting member of the board.

HDA is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for identification and development of priorities, policies and positions of the organization. The Board of Directors is made up of a corporate officer of each distributor member that chooses to be represented. The president and CEO is an ex officio non-voting member of the board.
Kirk Kaminsky
Chair
President, U.S. Pharmaceutical
McKesson Corporation
Jody Hatcher
Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C.
Fred Battah
Director
President & CEO
Real Value Rx
Dawn Boyter
Director
Chief Executive Officer
Richie Pharmacal Co., LLC
Greg Drew
Director
President
Value Drug Company
Louis Ferraro
Director
Vice President, Generic Pharmaceutical Sourcing & Administration
Henry Schein, Inc.
Scott Franklin
Director
CEO
TopRx
Jeff Herman
Director
CEO
Pharmsource, LLC
Juan Carlos Hernández
Director
President
Drogueria Betances, LLC
Michael Holmes
Director
CEO Principal Dynamics & CEO QCP
Quality Care Products, LLC/Principal Dynamics
Stacy Kearney Bucha
Director
General Manager
VaxServe, A Sanofi Company
Clinton King
Director
API President
Associated Pharmacies, Inc.
Michael Kody
Director
Chief Operating Officer
BioCare, Inc.
Sam Lazich
Director
President
DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.
Wade Lewis
Director
President / COO
Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation
Nishit Mehta
Director
CEO
HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Albert Paonessa
Director
CEO
KeySource
Kyle Parker
Director
President and CEO
PRx Wholesale, LLC
Jacob Paskes
Director
Member, CEO
BluPax Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Keith Patek
Director
President
Prodigy Health
GK Richards
Director
President
Capital Wholesale Drug Co.
Ernie Richardsen
Director
President
Anda, Inc.
Jacob Richter
Director
CEO
Numed Pharma
Christopher Schoen
Director
Vice President
Prescription Supply, Inc.
Walter Shikany III
Director
President
Health Coalition, Inc.
Nicholas Smock
Director
President, CEO
PBA Health
Clint Syvinski
Director
Co-CEO / Chief Operating Officer
Mutual Drug
Rich Tremonte
Director
EVP & President, US Pharmaceuticals & Animal Health
Cencora, Inc.
Amber Versosky
Director
President
Auburn Pharmaceutical Company
Debbie Weitzman
Director
Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Solutions
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Steve Wilhelm
Director
Chief Operating Officer
R&S Northeast LLC
Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.
Ex-Officio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Distribution Alliance

HDA Staff

HDA brings together a team of professionals — each one an expert in their field. Our team executes association programs, events, publications, advocacy and outreach, collectively working to amplify the work of our members while holding ourselves and each other accountable to the shared values of our HDA community.

HDA Staff

  • Patrick Kelly

    Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

  • Kristen Freitas

    SVP, Federal Government Affairs and Alliance Development

  • Leah Lindahl

    Vice President, State Government Affairs

  • Kala Shankle

    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

  • Will Dane

    Senior Director, State Government Affairs

  • Travis Butchello

    Director, State Government Affairs, Midwest Region

  • Kelly Memphis

    Director, State Government Affairs

  • Jordan Wildermuth

    Director, State Government Affairs

  • Kirsten Wing Foster

    Director, Federal Government Affairs

  • Abigail Kizer

    Associate Director, HDA PAC and Grassroots

  • Jamie Jenkins

    Administrative Manager, Government Affairs

  • Perry Fri

    Executive Vice President, Industry Relations & Member Services and COO, HDA Research Foundation

  • Lisa Kanfer

    Vice President Membership and Development

  • Anne Nevel

    Vice President, Education

  • Tim Stearns

    Senior Director, Industry Relations

  • Subrina Ghorashi

    Director, Education

  • Jaidalyn Rand

    Director, Industry Relations

  • Michelle Leslie

    Associate Director, Membership and Education

  • Marissa Bracamonte

    Manager, Education and Membership

  • Entoria Nicely

    Manager, Member Services

  • John Parker

    Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

  • Farah Simonett

    Vice President, Communications and Marketing

  • Luisa Aleman

    Director, Creative Services

  • Elizabeth Baker

    Director, Communications

  • Sara Karrakchou

    Associate Director, Digital Communications

  • Maggie Klee

    Manager, Marketing Communications

  • Brooke Naylor

    Senior Vice President, Meetings & Conferences

  • Kelle Esherick

    Manager, Meetings & Conferences

  • Edward Pezzullo

    Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities

  • Lonna DeBardi

    Vice President, Finance

  • Meghan Knott

    Director, Human Resources and Culture

  • Loc Trinh

    Associate Director, Network and Information Technology Systems

  • Stan Snyder

    Manager, Accounting

  • Perry Fri

    Executive Vice President, Industry Relations & Member Services and COO, HDA Research Foundation

  • Rachel Newman

    Director, Foundation

  • Chinedu Okonkwo

    Administrative Assistant, Foundation, IR and PCSC