Dana Saffel, President & CEO, PharmD, CGP, CPh
Dana Saffel, PharmD, CGP, CPh, FASCP, is President and CEO of PharmaCare Strategies, Inc., a market development firm that specializes in assisting pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy providers in positioning key products in specialty channels such as long-term care, managed care, Medicaid/Medicare and hospital markets. As a part of this role, Dr. Saffel coordinates various brand management activities in conjunction with clients’ internal staff and oversees the development of customized sales training programs for the life sciences industries and product-focused disease management initiatives. She also moderates industry-related advisory boards, and provides educational programming to healthcare professionals. Prior to starting PharmaCare Strategies, Dr. Saffel was Vice President of United Pharmacy Services, a long-term care pharmacy serving over 12,000 residents throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She has also practiced in retail, hospital, home infusion, and nuclear pharmacy settings. She received her BS degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis and her PharmD degree from Rio Grande College of Pharmacy. Dr. Saffel was among the first group to successfully complete the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy.
Dr. Saffel is active in many state and national associations and has served on the ASCP Public Affairs Council and Government Affairs Council as well as the Board of Directors for ASCP's Research and Education Foundation. She takes an active role in the legislative and reimbursement arena, having served on the Georgia Medicaid DUR board and on the DUR board ad hoc long-term care committee. She is also active in state Pharmacy Associations, having served as President of the Academy of Consultant Pharmacists, Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee, and a member of the association's Board of Directors in Georgia and as President of the Florida Chapter of ASCP. She participated on the national X12N Committee, a coalition of 5 pharmacy organizations, working to develop clinical reimbursement CPT codes for expansion of billing opportunities generated through HIPAA legislation. She is a past member of the Board of Commissioners for the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP).
The professional staff of PharmaCare Strategies is regularly invited as guest lecturers and facilitators at professional meetings across the U.S. They take an active role in associations that support the health care industry including:
- Association of Managed Care Pharmacists (AMCP)
- American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
- American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
- American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
- American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
- American Health Care Association (AHCA)
- National Community Pharmacist's Association (NCPA)