PQA Board of Directors

PQA’s Board represents a diverse group of thought leaders and experts in healthcare, who understand how medication optimization improves patient outcomes and supports a value-based care system. Covering the healthcare spectrum, their expertise helps PQA advance the safe and appropriate use of medicines. The Board is composed of up to 25 individuals representing all of PQA’s membership sectors:

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Health Plans, Health Systems, Alliances and Pharmacy Benefits Managers
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Organizations
  • Health Technology Solutions and Data Analytics
  • Healthcare Quality and Standards Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Associations, Foundations and Research Institutions
  • Universities and Academic Institutions

The Board meets four times a year during the following months: February, May (in conjunction with the PQA Annual Meeting), September and November (in conjunction with the PQA Leadership Summit).

Executive Committee

Board Members


Amina Abubakar, PharmD, AAHIVP
Avant Pharmacy & Wellness Center
(representing CPESN USA)

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
Elevance Health

Vikki Ahern, MAS, CHC
Magellan Rx Management

Sheila Arquette, RPh
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA
American Pharmacists Association

Ceci Connolly
Alliance of Community Health Plans

Lou Dallago
Pfizer, Inc.

Laurin Dixon, PharmD
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Lida Etemad, PharmD, MS
United Healthcare


Jeffrey A. Kelman, MD, MMSc
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS Special Advisor)

Michelle Ketcham, PharmD, MBA 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Linda Garrelts MacLean, BPharm, RPh, FACA, FNAP 
Community Pharmacy Foundation and Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Sciences

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD
Inmar Intelligence 

Matt Osterhaus, BSPh, FASCP, FAPhA
Osterhaus Pharmacy
(representing National Community Pharmacists Association)

Christopher Powers, PharmD
Cigna Insurance Company 

Jeff Rochon, PharmD
Pace Alliance