Dena Karels

Account Manager Managed Care

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Dena comes to Excelera with a diverse pharmacy technician background. She was previously employed as a Pharmacy Analyst focusing on inpatient revenue at Hennepin County Medical Center. In addition to revenue analytics, she worked adjacent to the 340B Coordinator assisting with 340B operations including compliance, auditing and purchasing in a mixed-use setting. Dena expanded her 340B knowledge as a 340B Analyst for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, leading clients nationwide in 340B compliance best practices. She served as the Pharmacy Finance Analyst for HealthPartners retail pharmacy operations overseeing claim reconciliation and Medicare Part B/DME billing. Dena has been a nationally certified pharmacy technician for 16 years. Her other previous employers include Target Pharmacy and Geritom Medical. Dena is currently pursuing a BS in Finance at Metro State University in St. Paul, MN.