President and co-founder, Richard has over 25 years of experience in pharmacy operations and management. His extensive background in pharmacy contracting and purchasing, experience with the pharmaceutical supply chain industry and strong understanding of information technology enable him to lead the development of progressive services for today’s ever changing supply chain environment. Prior to establishing S/T Health Group in 1998, Richard worked with Owen Healthcare (now a Cardinal Health company) in various roles in pharmacy operations and purchasing where he focused on design of systems for monitoring purchasing trends and cost avoidance, project management of new pharmacy operations and developed sales for Owen’s Meditrol automation division.
Vice-President and co-founder, Mickey has over 22 years of business experience focused on sales, marketing and healthcare contract management. Mickey is responsible for S/T Health Group’s sales, marketing and customer relationship activities. Prior to establishing STHG in 1998, he was a Director of Managed Care for OnCare, a national oncology practice management company, an Account Manager, with Healix Infusion Therapy, a Managed Care Specialist with Roche Biomedical Laboratories, and a field sales representative with 3M National Advertising, obtaining Commander Status in 3M’s Lifetime Sales Achievement Club. Mickey graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Advertising.
Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Steve joined S/T Health Group in 2012 with over 30 years of experience in supply chain contracting and logistics both inside and outside the Healthcare industry. His results oriented focus includes supply chain management, purchasing process development, automation, standardization of clinical and business practices and strong customer relations leading to cohesiveness of business units. Prior to joining S/T Health Group, he led a 980 million dollar supply chain operation for the CHRISTUS Health System. Additional past experience includes serving as Regional Director of Supply Chain for Columbia HCA as well as working with American Medical International (AMI) where he began his career. Steve is a speaker for trade associations, hospital executive associations and supplier annual meetings and has been recognized by the Journal of Healthcare Contracting as one of the “Top Ten People to Watch”. Steve is a graduate of St. Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.
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Director of Operations, David joined S/T Health Group in 2006 bringing over 23 years of experience in pharmacy operations, information technology and project management. He is responsible for management of core operations, quality assurance and developing and supporting new growth opportunities. Prior to joining S/T, he was a project manager for Healthlink/IBM on pharmacy operational assessments, system selections and charge master assessments and conversions. He was a founding member of the company’s quality monitoring initiative. Prior to Healthlink, he was a director of pharmacy and director of pharmacy information systems for Owen Healthcare (now a Cardinal Health company). David is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Quality Assurance Manager, Jo joined S/T Health Group in 2002 and has over 33 years of experience in pharmacy operations and support services. She is responsible for obtaining, organizing and verifying vendor and group purchasing organization contract and membership data that is used in the S/T price verification process and also serves as the company office manager. Prior to working with S/T, she was a project manager for medication management systems with HealthTech Solutions. Prior to HealthTech, Jo worked with Owen Healthcare (now a Cardinal Health company) in several capacities including administering national interim pharmacist coverage, performance optimization analysis, new contract transition project management and as a hospital pharmacy technician.
Project Manager, Josh joined S/T Health Group in 2007 with experience in both healthcare and auditing. Prior to joining the S/T team, he was a subject matter expert in the Medicare Part D prescription program with UnitedHealthcare in Roanoke, VA. Before working with UnitedHealthcare, he was an Inventory Control Manager at Movie Starz Video in Roanoke, VA where he was responsible for loss prevention and auditing throughout a regional chain of stores. Josh majored in psychology at James Madison University in Virginia.
Business Development Administrator, Amber joined S/T Health Group in 2008 with over 3 years of experience in management of sales, purchasing and business administration in Home Health, DME and Long-Term Care. Amber is responsible for client relations, quality assurance of customer data, marketing communications, advertising, and executive administration. Prior to joining S/T Health Group, she was a Support Services Coordinator with Sunrise Senior Living where she was responsible for internal/external marketing, database entry, presentations, training and recruitment of new team members. Amber is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration.
Project Manager, Paul came to S/T Health Group in April 2011 and has fifteen years experience in full-service Information Technology with emphasis on data integrity and network security. His responsibilities include facilitating the data flow from each departmental phase within the company’s internal processes to developing new technologies that make interfacing with our clients, wholesalers, and vendors more efficient.
Verification Analyst, Diane joined S/T Health Group in 2012 with over 22 years of experience in client relations, contract and regulatory compliance, and 8 years hospital experience in pharmacy inventory management and purchasing. Diane is responsible for data analysis and quality assurance for S/T Health Group’s price verification and pharmaceutical cost of sales consulting projects. Prior to joining S/T Health Group, Diane was manager in pharmacy operations at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, responsible for pharmaceutical inventory and administration of a perpetual inventory system. Prior to UTMDA, Diane was vice president of marketing and business development at Pan Energy, Houston and general manager of supply planning and regulatory affairs at National Grid, New York. Diane is a graduate of St. Francis College, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
Data Analyst, Doina joined S/T Health Group in 2013 with over 6 years of experience in supply chain data processing, data analysis, item master integrity and contract compliance. Doina is responsible for obtaining, organizing and verifying client, vendor and group purchasing contract and membership data used in S/T Health Group’s consulting services. Prior to working with S/T Health Group, she was a CMS – Item Master Specialist for Christus Health, being responsible for the Houston Procurement Center reports, Contract price updates, Item Master maintenance, and training new team members. Doina is a graduate of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics Faculty, within the Academy of Economic Studies – Bucharest, Romania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Informatics.
Data Analyst, Melissa joined S/T Health Group in 2015 with 8 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician, 2 years of experience as the Lead Pharmacy Technician/Scheduler and 6 months experience in Pharmacy Informatics. Melissa is responsible for obtaining, organizing and verifying vendor and group purchasing contract, membership data, and data analysis that is used in the S/T price verification process. Prior to joining S/T Health Group, Melissa was a Lead Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Informatics Technician for Harris Health System. Melissa is currently a student at University of Phoenix pursing a degree in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Health Information Systems.
Data Analyst, David joined S/T Health Group in 2015 with over 3 years of business administration experience. David is responsible for cross referencing client and wholesaler data for price verification as well rectifying any discrepancies between the two, and he is also responsible for verifying price verification claims. Prior to working with S/T Health Group, he was the office manager for Inner Loop Counseling, a private practice counseling office. David graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Management.
Data Analyst, Aaron Joined S/T Health Group in 2019 with over 3 years of Auditing experience. Aaron is responsible for providing 340B auditing services to clients in compliance with HRSA’s 340B Program Integrity Initiative. Prior to working with S/T Health Group, he was a cash application and research analyst for Sullins Johnston Rohrbach & Magers Law Firm, a healthcare, Insurance, and family law practice. Aaron graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Minor in Anthropology.
Data Analyst, Stephanie joined S/T Health Group in 2019 with 7 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Omnicare, UnitedHealth Group, and 2 years of experience as a pharmacy buyer and Pyxis Coordinator at Bay Area Regional Medical Center with responsibility for medication inventory management. Stephanie is responsible for data analysis and quality assurance for S/T Health Group’s price verification and pharmaceutical cost of sales consulting projects.
Project Developer, Kennedy joined S/T Health Group in 2019 with 15 years of experience in healthcare and 6 years of experience in Data Analytics and Development. He develops and maintains applications and databases for client projects and analyzes requirements for developing software systems. His responsibilities include developing and maintaining SSIS packages to perform ETL processes, creating complex functions, scripts, stored procedures and triggers to support application development, and writing programming scripts to enhance functionality and performance of company applications.