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Executive Team

Building the future of healthcare.

We take pride in the people who ensure that our founding principle—“Take good care of patients and the rest falls into place”—remains our driving force. Explore their biographies to learn more about how Diplomat creates a better patient experience.

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Atul Kavthekar

Shannon M. Beltrand

Jennifer Cretu, MBA

Michael Flowers

Steven B. Hess, RPH

Eric Hill

Dave Loschinskey

Chris Luthin, CPA, MBA

George Manor, CPA

Robyn Peters

Kelly Pokuta, PharmD

Gary Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, CSP

Philip Rielly

Michelle Schultz, BBA, MBA

Leslie Suciu

Albert Thigpen

Brian Griffin

Chairman, Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer

Brian became Diplomat’s board chairman and chief executive officer in June 2018. He has more than 30 years of experience as a results-driven healthcare executive.

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Joel Saban

President

Joel became Diplomat’s president in August 2017. Working closely with operational, clinical, and sales staff, he helps execute Diplomat’s strategy while emphasizing quality and innovation for patients and partners.

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Atul Kavthekar

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

As chief financial officer and treasurer, ‭Atul leads Diplomat’s financial operations and investor relations efforts. He also is ‭responsible for managing liquidity, balance sheet risk, and capital market transactions to ‭ensure Diplomat remains well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities.

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Private: Cheryl Allen, BSPharm, MBA

Vice President, Industry Relations

In her role, Cheryl collaborates with manufacturers to design services and distribution solutions that support their patients’ journey.

Cheryl brings more than 25 years of industry experience, with work in independent, compounding and specialty pharmacy, as well as in managed care consulting and health care IT.

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Shannon M. Beltrand

Chief Information Security Officer

Shannon establishes and implements security standards and policies. She guides the executive leadership team by recommending information security investments to strengthen the defenses of internal and client-facing systems and products.

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Jennifer Cretu, MBA

Senior Vice President, Pharma Services and Marketing

Jennifer manages pharma services for EnvoyHealth, which offers comprehensive programs to help manufacturers get their medications to market and in the hands of the patients who need them. She also oversees Diplomat’s marketing, public relations, and corporate communications.

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Private: Geri DeClerck

Associate Vice President, Enterprise Project Management

As associate vice president of enterprise project management, Geri DeClerck oversees the execution of Diplomat’s strategic initiatives.

Since joining Diplomat in July 2011, Geri has launched and led departments—including Quality Management, Proposals, Contract Management, Client Implementations, and the Enterprise Project Management Office.

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Private: Christina Flint

Vice President and General Counsel

Christina leads Diplomat’s legal team, which handles all legal matters affecting Diplomat companies. She has diverse experience in health care law, corporate transactions, and corporate governance.

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Michael Flowers

Senior Vice President, Sales

As senior vice president of sales, Mike oversees business development strategies for Diplomat’s specialty pharmacy services.

Mike brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience in sales leadership and account management.

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Private: Jennifer Hagerman, PharmD

Vice President, Education and Quality

Jennifer oversees Diplomat University, an innovative branch of the company that delivers training—internal and external—on specialty pharmacy. She is also responsible for the organization’s quality assurance program.

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Steven B. Hess, RPH

Senior Vice President, Procurement, Facilities, and Portfolio Management

Steven serves as Diplomat’s senior vice president of procurement, facilities, and portfolio management. He helps the company meet strategic cost-reduction targets and leverage the supply market to sustain competitive advantages.

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Eric Hill

Vice President; Chief Operating Officer, Diplomat Specialty Infusion

Eric serves as the chief operating officer of Diplomat Specialty Infusion. He oversees day-to-day operations and leads efforts in strategic planning.

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Private: Robin Johnson, CPA, MBA

Vice President, Finance; Chief Financial Officer, Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group

Robin joined Diplomat in 2015 with the acquisition of BioRx, where she started in 2011. Before that, she was chief financial officer for Vohra Health Services.

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Dave Loschinskey

Chief Information Officer

As chief information officer, Dave oversees Diplomat’s information technology strategy, day-to-day operations, and product development. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology and software development, with a focus on the specialty pharmacy space.

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Chris Luthin, CPA, MBA

Executive Vice President, Finance, Pharmacy Benefit Management, and Integration

Chris serves Diplomat’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) arm as executive vice president of finance, pharmacy benefit management, and integration. He oversees the integration process, as well as internal and external financial reporting.

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George Manor, CPA

Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller

As senior vice president and corporate controller, George oversees Diplomat’s finance and accounting functions, including the general ledger, internal controls, and reporting.

George has more than 20 years of experience, with proven success in various senior accounting management roles.

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Private: Shreyas Patel, MBA

Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Special Projects

Shreyas oversees Diplomat’s corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions process, including deal-sourcing, negotiations, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration planning. He also leads some of Diplomat’s strategic initiatives in the areas of organic growth and operational efficiencies.

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Robyn Peters

Executive Vice President, Sales and Payer Strategies

As executive vice president of sales and payer strategies, Robyn oversees Diplomat’s strategies and services for payer, health system, and provider sales.

Robyn has more than 25 years of diverse healthcare experience.

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Kelly Pokuta, PharmD

Senior Vice President, Industry Relations

As senior vice president of industry relations, Kelly leads Diplomat in developing and managing relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers. She also oversees contract management and implementation.

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Private: Terri Anne Powers

Vice President, Investor Relations

As vice president of investor relations, Terri Anne serves as a liaison between Diplomat and investors.

Before joining Diplomat, she spent nine years as director of North American investor relations for Veolia Environnement, which provides water, waste, and energy services around the world.

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Gary Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, CSP

Executive Vice President, Operations

Gary became Diplomat’s executive vice president of operations in 2016. He handles Diplomat’s core operational management.

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Philip Rielly

Vice President; President, Diplomat Specialty Infusion

Phil serves as president of Diplomat Specialty Infusion. Before this role, he served as president of BioRx, a position he held since the company’s founding in 2004.

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Michelle Schultz, BBA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis

Michelle serves as Diplomat’s senior vice president of financial planning and analysis. She has more than 15 years of experience in reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and accounting.

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Leslie Suciu

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Leslie serves as Diplomat’s senior vice president of human resources.

Since joining Diplomat in 2013, she has made significant contributions, including her introduction of a strategic HR service model that directly correlates to Diplomat’s business goals.

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Albert Thigpen

Vice President; President and Chief Operating Officer, PBM Division

As president and chief operating officer of Diplomat’s pharmacy benefit management division, Albert Thigpen leads the company in offering specialty benefit management solutions for healthcare payers.

Albert joined Diplomat in December 2017 with the acquisition of LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services, where he started as chief operating officer in April 2017.

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