Clinical-advisory

Dr. Joseph Bailes, MD

Dr. Joseph S. Bailes is a medical oncologist with substantial experience in legislation, public policy and advocacy, as well as the business aspects of the practice of oncology and of medicine generally. For nearly two decades, Dr. Bailes served in various...
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Dr. Joseph S. Bailes is a medical oncologist with substantial experience in legislation, public policy and advocacy, as well as the business aspects of the practice of oncology and of medicine generally.   For nearly two decades, Dr. Bailes served in various leadership capacities for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  He served on the ASCO Board of Directors in the mid-1990’s and was elected President of ASCO in 1999-2000.  Dr. Bailes also has many years of experience in the practice of oncology in the private sector as a former partner in Texas Oncology, P.A., the largest oncology practice group in the country, and was a founding member of Physician Reliance Network (PRN), one of the corporate predecessors to US Oncology, Inc.  Subsequently, he was Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs with US Oncology.  In 2007, Dr Bailes was appointed to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee by Texas House of Representatives Speaker Tom Craddick, serving until 2013. Dr. Bailes received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas in 1981, followed by his internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.  He completed his Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1986.

Cathy Eddy

Cathy K. Eddy is president of the Health Plan Alliance, an organization started by and for provider-sponsored health plans to help its members be more competitive in their individual markets by sharing a broader base of knowledge...
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Cathy K. Eddy is president of the Health Plan Alliance, an organization started by and for provider-sponsored health plans to help its members be more competitive in their individual markets by sharing a broader base of knowledge, identifying performance improvement methods, collective purchasing and insights into provider relationships. The LLC currently has 48 member health plans located throughout the country. Cathy developed the concept with the eight founding members, wrote the business plan, raised the initial capital and has been running the Alliance since its inception as COO, executive director and now as president. Prior to the Health Plan Alliance, as a vice president of Clinical Affairs for VHA, she had responsibility for innovation screening, strategic planning and marketing. She has been an advisor to the Health Technology Center in San Francisco on business models and marketing. She has presented on provider perspective on technology adoption for BIO conferences on reimbursement. She received her MBA in health care management and insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. She has a bachelor’s degree in news/editorial journalism from Kent State University.

John Levinson

John Levinson is the founder and president of Westway Capital LLC which makes early stage investments and provides strategic advisory services to young companies. Primary area of focus is digital health and personalized medicine...
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John Levinson is the founder and president of Westway Capital LLC which makes early stage investments and provides strategic advisory services to young companies. Primary area of focus is digital health and personalized medicine. Westway was founded to manage TechVantage, one of the earliest technology-focused hedge funds. Created in 1994, TechVantage included over 300 investors and $900 million in equity, $40 million of which was invested in private companies. Since 2002, Westway has focused exclusively on making early stage investing, advising and board membership.
Mr. Levinson’s career began at Goldman Sachs where for 13 years he was a securities analyst responsible for select hardware, software, and services companies. Mr. Levinson has a bachelors in Chemistry from Lafayette College and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

Al Linggi R.Ph MBA

Al Linggi was appointed by two separate Governors to serve on the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission during which time he served as Chair for three years. From 1995 to 2013 Mr. Linggi was employed by McKesson Corporation...
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Al Linggi was appointed by two separate Governors to serve on the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission during which time he served as Chair for three years. From 1995 to 2013 Mr. Linggi was employed by McKesson Corporation. During that time Al served in many executive level positions including Corporate VP Business Development: where he participated in 17 significant pharmacy-related acquisitions. In addition, Al served as President and General Manager of McKesson Medication Management, a pharmacy outsourcing business, as well as General Manager of MedPath, McKesson’s original Specialty Pharmacy Operation. From 1968 to 1995 Al was employed at the Franciscan Health System. As Regional Director of Pharmacy services Al was responsible for overseeing 5 hospital pharmacies in Washington and Oregon. He holds degrees from: Central Washington State BS in Zoology, University of Washington BS Pharmacy and an MBA Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Sean D. Sullivan, BScPharm, MSc, PhD

Sean Sullivan is Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He holds...
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Sean Sullivan is Professor and Dean, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health.  He holds adjunct appointments in the School of Medicine, the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and at the Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Sullivan has authored more than 375 journal articles, book chapters, task force reports and organizational and governmental publications. In many of these writings, he has assessed the evidence and applications of medical technology in relation to coverage and reimbursement decisions. He is past president of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and past chair of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) executive committee. He completed training in pharmacy at Oregon State University in 1983, obtained a master’s degree at the University of Texas in 1986 and a PhD in health economics and policy at the University of California-Berkeley in 1991.

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