Molly Billstein Leber, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, is manager, Medication Policy and Formulary Management, Yale New Haven System in New Haven, Connecticut. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Montana and completed a PGY1 Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Leber’s career focuses on formulary standardization, drug use policy, pharmacy informatics, and promoting safe and efficient use of medications.
John Bujnoski is Managing Director of Pangea Advisory and Consulting, LLC, a strategic marketing consulting firm focused on the specialty biopharmaceutical and biosimilar market segments. John has extensive global biopharmaceutical industry expertise including extensive knowledge and understanding of the global market environment including pricing, market access, and reimbursement systems.
Kashyap Patel, MD, is the managing partner at Carolina Blood and Cancer Care and has been with them since its inception in 2004. Dr Patel received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has authored several research articles regarding melanoma, and is board certified in hematology, oncology, and internal medicine.
Stacie Phan, MBA, MS, is president of the Biosimilars Forum. Ms. Phan has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research, government affairs, public policy analysis, and business operations. Currently she is Director of State Government Affairs and Public Policy, serving as Boehringer Ingelheim’s state government relations lead and key strategist for researching and developing company positions on public policy issues in the United States. Previously, Ms. Phan worked at Bayer HealthCare in public policy including reimbursement policy, oncology, and hemophilia.
Robert Levin, MD, is a practicing rheumatologist and patient advocate. He serves as president of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and chair of the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions (ATAP), a coalition of healthcare provider and patient groups concerned about the practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
Amanda Forys, MSPH, is a senior director at Xcenda, a part of AmerisourceBergen, on the Reimbursement Strategy Insights consulting team. Her experience includes reimbursement policy analytics, with emphases on Medicare and commercial coverage and payment policy. Her work has covered a wide range of topics, including economic and policy modeling and analysis around biosimilars, innovative payment models, chronic disease management, federal budgetary impact models, and Medicare payment systems. 
Carlos Sattler, MD, is the head of clinical development and medical affairs at Sandoz, Inc. In this capacity, Sattler leads efforts in the United States to develop and implement Sandoz’s medical and scientific strategy, medical education and communication initiatives, and data-generation activities in support of biosimilars and other Sandoz products. Sattler specialized in pediatric medicine and is subspecialty trained in pediatric infectious diseases.
Gregory Schimizzi, MD, is a co-convener of the Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC) and the cofounder of Carolina Arthritis Associates, PA, in Wilmington, NC.  He has been a licensed and board-certified rheumatologist in private practice for 30 years. He co-founded, and previously served as president, of the Coalition for State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO). He has also previously served as president, and a member of the executive board, at the North Carolina Rheumatology Association. Dr Schimizzi completed his undergraduate and medical school studies at Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his fellowship training at the University of California at Irvine.
Corey Greenblatt, MPH, is the manager of policy and advocacy of CreakyJoints and The Global Healthy Living Foundation. The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses (such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine, diabetes, psoriasis, and cardiovascular disease) by advocating for improved access to health care at the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. The Global Healthy Living Foundation is the parent organization of CreakyJoints, the digital community and advocacy organization for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research through ArthritisPower, the first-ever patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions. Visit for more information.
Rick Lozano is the Vice President of Biosimilars and Integrated Business Development for AmerisourceBergen. His responsibilities span across AmerisourceBergen, working with internal teams and manufacturer partners to create and manage innovative biosimilar and follow-on biologic manufacturer relationships. In addition to his leadership in biosimilars, Lozano leads the team connecting AmerisourceBergen’s manufacturer sourcing and commercialization capabilities across all types of products to expand existing manufacturer partnerships and forge new business development opportunities.
David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF, is a professor of medicine and section chief of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at University of Chicago Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), which represents over 16,000 gastroenterologists worldwide and is dedicated to empowering clinicians and researchers to improve digestive health. He is also chair-elect of the National Scientific Advisory Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, whose mission is to cure Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. AGA is a member of the Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC), an organization comprising medical societies whose members regularly prescribe biologic medicines. BPC strives to ensure that sound policies are in place to promote the safest possible development and use of all biologics, including biosimilars, for all patients.
George C. Yu, JD, is a partner in the Intellectual Property group of Schiff Hardin LLP. He is an experienced patent attorney who focuses his practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and counseling and has worked in private practice and in-house positions. George has litigated patents relating to recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, microarray technology, and small molecule therapeutics. George has advised companies developing novel biologics as well as biosimilars on patent strategy.
  Christopher Bruno, JD, is an associate in the Intellectual Property group at Schiff Hardin LLP, and a former law clerk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. With a focus on pharmaceutical product patent litigation, he has litigated Hatch-Waxman cases from pre-complaint investigation through appeal in district courts, the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court, and the International Trade Commission. Chris was one of the first attorneys with experience litigating the meaning of provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009, and continues to play a role in decoding the relatively nascent territory of biosimilar litigation.
Chad Landmon, JD, is a partner at Axinn, where he chairs the firm’s FDA and intellectual property practice groups. He regularly works with companies developing drugs, biologics, and regenerative medicine and human tissue products. Jonathan Knowles, JD, is an associate at Axinn. At this time, his admission to the New York bar is pending.
Christine Simmon is the executive director of the Biosimilars Council and senior vice president of policy and strategic alliances at the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM). Christine leads policy development and issues management for AAM and has led the Biosimilars Council since its founding in 2015.
Ed Schoonveld is a managing principal at ZS Associates and is the leader of the firm’s value and access practice. In this role, he provides strategic consulting and research solutions to healthcare industry clients. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on global pharmaceutical pricing and market access, and has unparalleled experience as head of global market access and pricing functions. He is the author of the book The Price of Global Health, which looks at global pharmaceutical pricing and market access.

Mauricio Rubio is a pharmacist with advanced studies in administration, and he is currently a master of business administration candidate. He has 13 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development in Latin America for pharmaceutical and consultancy companies. He has participated as a speaker in the Jack Leckerman Biosimilars Forum in 2018 and 2019.
Angus Worthing, MD, FACR, FACP, is a practicing rheumatologist at Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates in Washington, DC, and vice president of the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions, a coalition of patient and provider organizations working to lower prescription costs and make treatment more accessible.
Chad Pettit, MBA, is the executive director of global value access and policy for Amgen’s Biosimilars Business Unit. He develops global market access launch strategy for Amgen’s portfolio of 10 biosimilar medicines and leads on biosimilar policy matters in a new and rapidly growing segment of the industry. With his global perspective, Pettit is recognized as an expert on biosimilar commercialization and market access for biosimilars and the policy measures required to facilitate cost savings to patients and the healthcare system.
Hillel P. Cohen, PhD, is executive director of scientific affairs at Sandoz, helping to explain the principles of biosimilars and biosimilar policies to the healthcare community, patient advocacy groups, and health authorities. He has published and given presentations in the areas of biosimilar education, switching, interchangeability, naming, and safety. Cohen led Sandoz in its efforts on the first biosimilar presentation (Zarxio) to an FDA advisory committee and participated in the Biosimilar User Fee Amendments of 2017 negotiations on behalf of industry. He is active in biosimilar trade associations and helped cofound the Biosimilars Forum, where he is currently cochair of the education committee. He is also a member of the education and regulatory committees of the Biosimilars Council, a division of the Association for Accessible Medicines.
Madelaine Feldman, MD, is a rheumatologist in private practice with The Rheumatology Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is president of the Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations, which is a founding member of the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions. She is also chair of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines and a past member of the American College of Rheumatology’s insurance subcommittee.
Jim Hassard is a senior vice president at Coherus BioSciences. An experienced biopharmaceutical marketing executive, he has served in senior roles with Schering-Plough Canada, Amgen, and Medivation. Jim holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor's degree in pharmacology from the University of Toronto.
Joshua Ney, PhD, JD, is a shareholder in Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Ann Arbor office. Ney represents pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters, which includes counseling clients on the interplay between regulatory and patent strategy. His experience spans a range of pharmaceutical modalities and therapeutic applications.
Gary Fanjiang, MD, MBA, MS, is the vice president of global development at Amgen, where he leads research and development activities for the Biosimilars Business Unit. He oversees the nonclinical, clinical, and medical affairs activities across a portfolio of 10 molecules in various stages of development in multiple therapeutic areas and indications of use. He previously served as executive medical director of global development at Amgen. Prior to joining Amgen, he held multiple positions at Abbott over the course of 8 years, and he held the associate director of clinical research role at AstraZeneca. After graduating from Tufts University and completing his residency and fellowship, he served as a fellow of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Christopher Mikson, MD, JD, is a partner in Mayer Brown's Washington, DC office, where he serves as leader of the firm’s FDA Regulatory practice and coleader of the healthcare practice. He focuses his practice on FDA regulatory matters and complex litigation and transactional matters in healthcare and the life sciences.
Nicola Davies, PhD, has a background in health psychology and over a decade of experience in medical writing. In addition to writing both US and EU regulatory columns, she has produced many large industry reports for the pharmaceutical industry. Topics she has covered range from orphan drugs to biosimilars, digital health, clinical trials, medical affairs, and payer perceptions, among many others. She also produces independent medical education for healthcare providers wishing to develop their knowledge of the pharmaceutical landscape.
Monica Mallampalli, PhD, is the advisor for strategic development and stakeholder engagement for HealthyWomen, a nonprofit women’s health advocacy organization based in Washington, DC.
Stacie Ropka, JD, PhD, is a partner at Axinn. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, due diligence, and client counseling, with an emphasis on the life sciences. Ropka’s experience includes extensive counseling for product development efforts relating to biologics and reconstructive biomaterials, including products that utilize adult stem cells. Prior to attending law school, she held a faculty position at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and she also spent many years as a research scientist in the fields of neurology, virology, and immunology.
  Drew Hillier, JD, is an associate at Axinn. He litigates patent cases and high-stakes commercial disputes. His experience includes advising follow-on biologic manufacturers on product development and litigation strategy. As a former federal law clerk, Hillier has litigated patent-related cases in some of the highest-profile districts in the country, including the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Texas.
  Gabriella Mahan, JD, is an associate at Axinn’s Washington, DC office. At the time of this writing, her admission to the Washington, DC Bar is pending.
Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, is associate vice president for the Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence at Vizient, a health care supply chain and analytics company in Irving, Texas. During his tenure, he has had responsibility for providing clinical education to member organizations on practice topics including improving medication safety, mitigating the impact of drug shortages, benchmarking pharmacy costs for key drug classes, evaluating the expense of high-cost biologics and specialty drugs, and preparing for future trends such as the development of biosimilars. Prior to joining Vizient, Steven practiced for almost 10 years within the Baylor Health Care System in both inpatient and ambulatory care.

Ron Lanton III, Esq., has over 25 years of experience in government affairs at the municipal, state, and federal government levels, with 15 years dedicated to the healthcare sector. He is a regulatory attorney and government affairs professional who frequently consults Wall Street firms on financial issues related to the healthcare sector. Lanton is a featured industry speaker on issues such as pharmaceutical safety and healthcare cost containment, and he has authored numerous articles regarding pharmacy and healthcare law. He earned a BA from Miami University and a JD from The Ohio State University. He is also the chair of the Biologics Committee for the New York Bar Association.

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. ZS leverages its deep industry expertise, leading-edge analytics, technology, and strategy to create solutions for helping companies and their customers thrive. The firm has more than 35 years of experience and 7000-plus ZSers in 27 offices worldwide.

Sophia Z. Humphreys, PharmD, MHA, is the director of System Pharmacy Clinical Services for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), a multistate hospital system based in Renton, Washington. She has nearly 20 years of specialized experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is an expert in pharmacy regulatory compliance, US Pharmacopeia General Chapter <797>/<800> pharmacy regulations, clinical education, long-term care pharmacy service, and pharmaceutical waste management. She has a strong background in strategic planning and project management. Prior to her current position, she served as the PSJH drug information manager.
Erwin A. Blackstone, PhD, is a professor of economics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has taught economics for over 40 years. Prior to coming to Temple in 1976, Blackstone taught at Dartmouth College and Cornell University. His research areas and publications include the economics of industrial organization, health economics, and antitrust topics.
  Joseph P. Fuhr Jr, PhD, is a professor emeritus of economics at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania who has taught and researched for over 30 years. He is an expert on antitrust, health economics, and pharmacoeconomics issues. He has written articles on hospital mergers, exclusive arrangements, health insurance, bundling, providers' fees, cost-benefit analysis, and predictive modeling.
Isha Bangia, PharmD, MBA, is a manager of US market access at Certara Evidence & Access. She received her PharmD from Rutgers University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Her current responsibilities include optimizing product value stories and working with customers to improve access across the US healthcare system. Her experience includes practicing pharmacy, payer market research, and pharma strategy and analytics. Her work has covered many therapeutic areas, including biosimilars, oncology, diabetes, vaccines, and rare diseases.
Sonia T. Oskouei, PharmD, BCMAS, DPLA, is the vice president of Biosimilars for Cardinal Health. Within the global healthcare company, she has the unique role of leading the biosimilars strategy across the Pharmaceutical Distribution and Specialty Solutions businesses on behalf of health care providers worldwide.
Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD, is an adjunct professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at the University of Illinois and the University of Houston, and founder of biosimilars companies Karyo Biologics and Adello Biologics. He also founded the biosimilar advisory company PharmSci.
Kevin M. Nelson is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on large-scale complex patent infringement litigation. Helen H. Ji is an associate intellectual property attorney whose practice mainly focuses on patent and trademark law. Joel M. Wallace is an intellectual property attorney specializing in patent and trademark issues and non-litigation analyses. All practice law at Schiff Hardin.

Kris Soyoung Lee is the vice president of the Supply Chain Management team at Samsung Bioepis of Incheon, Republic of Korea. She has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management across various industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical.

Robert Rifkin, MD, FACP, is medical director of Biosimilars for McKesson, associate chair of Hematology Research for The US Oncology Network, and an oncologist/hematologist with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers in Denver, Colorado. Tommy Pourmahram is vice president of Multi-Source Products & Analytics for McKesson in Houston, Texas.

Nancy J. Globus, PharmD, is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs, based in Oradell, New Jersey. Nancy focuses on helping the industry build error prevention into products by evaluating proposed names and labels prior to regulatory approval. In her 20-year medication safety career, she has reviewed thousands of names for submission to FDA, European Medicines Agency, and Health Canada. In addition to medication safety, she is passionate about patient advocacy and community pharmacy. You can find her at or on Twitter @MedSafetyGal.

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