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. 

Chad Gielen
Chair
President/CEO
Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc.
Kirk Kaminsky
Vice Chair
President, Pharmaceutical Solutions & Services
McKesson Corporation
Greg Drew
Committee Member
President
Value Drug Company
Louis Ferraro
Committee Member
Vice President, Generic Pharmaceutical Sourcing & Administration
Henry Schein, Inc.
Jody Hatcher
Committee Member
Chief Executive Officer
Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C.
Rich Tremonte
Committee Member
EVP & President, US Pharmaceuticals & Animal Health
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Debbie Weitzman
Committee Member
Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment
Cardinal Health, Inc.

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.

Chad Gielen
Chair
President/CEO
Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc.
Kirk Kaminsky
Vice Chair
President, Pharmaceutical Solutions & Services
McKesson Corporation
Fred Battah
Director
President & CEO
Real Value Rx dba Hospital Pharmaceutical Consulting
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
President
TopRx
Brian Hardy
Director
Director of Marketing; Distributed Products & Pharmaceuticals
Medline Industries, LP
Jody Hatcher
Director
Chief Executive Officer
Morris & Dickson Co., L.L.C.
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 PASTEUR COMPANY
Clinton King
Director
President
Associated Pharmacies, Inc.
Sam Lazich
Director
President
DMS Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.
Wade Lewis
Director
President
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
Vice President - Corporate Strategy & Development
Prodigy Health Supplier Corporation
GK Richards
Director
President
Capital Wholesale Drug Co.
Ernie Richardsen
Director
President
Anda, Inc.
Ted Scherr
Director
President / CEO
Dakota Drug, Inc.
Christopher Schoen
Director
Vice President
Prescription Supply, Inc.
Walter Shikany III
Director
President
Health Coalition, Inc.
Joel Silberstein
Director
CEO
Numed
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
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Debbie Weitzman
Director
Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Steve Wilhelm
Director
Chief Operating Officer
R&S Northeast LLC

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

  • Matthew DiLoreto

    Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs and Alliance Development

  • Anita Ducca

    Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

  • Kristen Freitas

    Vice President, Federal Government Affairs

  • Leah Lindahl

    Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Western Region

  • Travis Butchello

    Director, State Government Affairs, Midwest Region

  • Will Dane

    Director, State Government Affairs

  • Kelly Memphis

    Director, State Government Affairs

  • Abigail Kizer

    Manager, Government Affairs

  • Jamie Jenkins

    Administrator, Government Affairs

  • Perry Fri

    Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education and COO, HDA Research Foundation

  • Lisa Kanfer

    Vice President Membership and Development

  • Anne Nevel

    Vice President, Education

  • Lisa Diana Gallagher

    Senior Director, Member Services

  • Tim Stearns

    Senior Director, Industry Relations

  • Jaidalyn Rand

    Director, Industry Relations

  • Subrina Ghorashi

    Associate Director, Education

  • Michelle Leslie

    Manager, Membership and Education

  • John Parker

    Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

  • Farah Simonett

    Vice President, Editorial and Internal Communications

  • Luisa Aleman

    Associate Director, Creative Services

  • Maggie Klee

    Manager, Marketing Communications

  • Sara Karrakchou

    Digital Communications Specialist

  • Brooke Naylor

    Senior Vice President, Meetings & Conferences

  • Kelle Esherick

    Associate Manager, Meetings & Conferences

  • Lonna DeBardi

    Vice President, Finance

  • Edward Pezzullo

    Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities

  • Meghan Knott

    Director, Human Resources and Culture

  • Loc Trinh

    Associate Director, Network and Information Technology Systems

  • Stan Snyder

    Manager, Accounting

  • Linda Le

    Administrative Assistant, Foundation and HR

  • Perry Fri

    Executive Vice President, Industry Relations, Membership & Education and COO, HDA Research Foundation

  • Rachel Newman

    Associate Director, Foundation

  • Linda Le

    Administrative Assistant, Foundation and HR