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


Parmjit Agarwal, PharmD, MBA
Pfizer, Inc.

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
Elevance Health

Sheila Arquette, RPh
National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Ilisa Bernstein, PharmD, JD, FAPhA

Ceci Connolly
Alliance of Community Health Plans

Scott Dell
Eli Lilly and Company

Laurin Dixon, PharmD
Centene Corporation

Lauren Esterly, PharmD, BCPS

Jim Gartner, RPh, MBA
PerformRx, LLC. 


Deanna Horner, PharmD, BCPS
Waltz Health

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

Crystal Lennartz, PharmD, MBA
Health Mart Atlas and Atlas Specialty 

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

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD
Inmar Intelligence 

Anita Patel, PharmD, MS

Christopher Powers, PharmD
Cigna Insurance Company