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A mission to create an environment where informed, connected complex care is not only conceivable, but achievable. We are passionate about transforming the way complex pharmacy patient care is delivered within the health system.

That’s why we have spent almost a decade building the foundation on which informed, connected pharmacy care can thrive. Founded, owned and operated by health system leaders, our goal is to create a world where manufacturers, health systems and payers have access to the integrated insights and programs they need improve complex pharmacy patient care.

This is not something in the distant future. It is being realized by our nationwide network of health system members and partners every day. We invite you to join us.

Our History


6 Health Systems form Excelera Network

Challenges abound due to payer shutouts, lack of access to certain specialty drugs and an inability to address the complex data needs of manufacturers. Excelera was born out of the desire to provide integrated, coordinated care at the point of care to all specialty pharmacy patients within a health system.


  • v. 1.0 Complex Patient Data Platform Developed


  • Network Grows to 7 Members


  • Network Grows to 8 Members
  • Dedicated staff and CEO put in place


  • LDD Contracts with Manufacturers Begin
  • Network Grows to 12 Members


  • Network Grows to 14 Members
  • Data Platform and Reporting Expands


  • Pharma Partnerships Expand to 10
  • Network Grows to 20 Members


  • Network Grows to 21 Members
  • Payer Relationships Expand


  • Pharma Partnerships Increase to 30
  • New Integrated Pharmacy Programs Introduced
  • Network Grows to 23 Members


  • Excelera Network grows to 27 members

Our Mission

We believe passionately in the value of integrated patient care delivered by health systems. Along with our members, we are transforming the way health systems deliver care for complex pharmacy patients, resulting in an exceptional patient experience, improved health outcomes and reduced costs.


Our Vision

To demonstrate and elevate the value of integrated care within Excelera’s unified network of health systems by delivering innovative pharmacy programs, products and solutions powered by our best-in-class data platform. Our vision is…

  • Rooted in a nationwide health system network that supports millions of lives.
  • Powered by a complex patient data platform that captures longitudinal medical, pharmacy and cost of care data.
  • Activated through data-driven programs that break down barriers preventing informed decisions from taking place throughout the patient journey.


Our Values







Jared Wachter

Senior IT Security Engineer

Scott Peterson, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy and HME - Monument Health Home Plus

Gary Genslinger

System Vice President, Transaction Due Diligence – CommonSpirit Health

Russ Funk, PharmD, MHSA

Chief Executive Officer - Banner Pharmacy Services

Dan Kus, BS Pharm, RPh

Vice President, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services - Henry Ford Health System

Steve Petersen, PharmD

Vice President of Pharmacy Services - Avera Health

Albert R. (Bert) Zimmerli, MBA

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - Intermountain Healthcare

Robert Beacher, RPh

Chief of Shared Clinical Services - Fairview Health Services

Luke Borman, PharmD

Network Operations Manager

Meredith Holt, MBA

National VP of Sales

John Look

Sales Operations Analyst

Diane Wolfe, RPh

National Director, Manufacturer Relations

Julie Taddeo

Marketing Specialist

Amy Swanson

Sr. Director of Product, Marketing & Member Relations

Sue Sobiech

Project/Implementation Manager

David Stitcher

Data Analyst

Jami Schell, PharmD, CSP

Director of Pharmaceutical Accounts

Murali Sastry, EMHL, MPH

Vice President of Payer Strategy & Market Access

Jessica Sabraski

QA Manager

Zach Russell, PharmD, CSP

Director, Network Operations

Rebecca Rand, MHRM

Vice President of Manufacturer Relations

Troy Polan

Chief Technology Officer / Interim CEO

Angela Ouyang

Pharma Analyst

Kayla Otterson, PharmD, CSP

Network Operations Manager

Sandra Mayasich

Vice President of Finance/Treasurer

Matt Maruska

Database Architect

Steve Larrabee

Infrastructure Manager

Kristin Kimball, CPhT

Senior Network Operations Manager

Dena Karels, CPhT

Account Manager Managed Care

Kevin Greene

Data Analyst

Lana Gerzenshtein, PharmD, BCPS, CSP

Manager of Network Clinical Programs

Ben Duscher

Network Operations Manager

Dan Duhon

Database Operations Engineer

Sarah Camper

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Philip Carroll

Associate VP Sales

George Chresand, JD

Chief Administrative Officer / General Counsel

Gretchen Buschmann

Data Architect

Greg Boll, RPh

Director, Network Operations

Andrew Argeros

Data Science Intern

Join Our Team

ExceleraRx Corp. is looking for passionate, innovative, hard-working professionals. Our team has tremendous breadth, depth and diversity of knowledge, and many of our team members have background and experience working for a health system, pharmaceutical manufacturer or in an outpatient or retail pharmacy. We invite you to join us or one of our member health systems in our shared mission of transforming the way complex pharmacy patient care is delivered.

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Contact Us

For more information about Excelera and the Excelera Network, submit the form below or contact us at (612) 293-0378.

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