Regence Director of Pharmacy Services Raulo Frear also named to Academy’s Board of Directors

(Portland, OR) – The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has elected RegenceRx President David Clark as their 2010-2011 President-elect. The Academy also elected to its Board of Directors Raulo Frear, Pharm. D, director of Pharmacy Services for RegenceRx.

“This is a great honor for David and Raulo, both of whom are already recognized industry leaders and innovators. Regence is proud that the Academy has chosen these members from our leadership team to help shape the future of managed care pharmacy, and we look forward to their continued success,” said John Stellmon, senior vice president of Health Care Services for Regence.

A member of AMCP since 1996, David Clark has served on the Academy’s Board of Directors as well as multiple task forces. As President of RegenceRx, Clark has been responsible for developing numerous pharmacy programs, including a nationally recognized evidence-based medication review program. Clark previously held leadership positions at Intermountain Health Care. He has served on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) Effective Healthcare Stakeholder Group, was a member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association National Council of Physician Executives, and was appointed by HHS to a Medicare Commission that developed ways to coordinate state pharmaceutical assistance programs with the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Raulo Frear’s career spans more than 25 years in Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM), hospital and integrated health care settings. Before joining Regence, he served as vice president of Healthcare Services for Visante, Inc., and as vice president of Clinical Evaluation & Policy at Express Scripts, Inc. Frear has served as chairman of AMCP’s Professional Practice Committee. Frear has worked for many years to advance the development of managed care pharmacy residency programs. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his pharmacy residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals.

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