MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navitus Health Solutions, LLC today announced two updates to its Board of Directors.
Board Member Richard Stephens, Rph has been named to the role of Vice Chair of Navitus. With this appointment, Richard assumes the role vacated by Victor Curtis upon his recent retirement. Richard is the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy for Costco Wholesale. His responsibilities include overseeing the operation of 550+ pharmacies in the U.S. as well as the purchasing of Rx/Prescription and Over the Counter non-prescription products carried at Costco.
Brad Hanna, PharmD will be joining the Board as a Board Member. Currently the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Costco Wholesale, Brad started his retail career with Costco in 1997 as an Over the Counter pharmacy stocker and Pharmacy Technician. Brad was promoted to his current role in 2021 where he is responsible for managing the operation of 550+ pharmacies in the U.S. and merchandising non-prescription pharmacy related products.
“We’re thrilled to congratulate Richard on his new role and to welcome Brad to the Board of Directors,” said Laura Kaiser, Chair of the Board. “Our Board serves to further our shared commitment to help humans and to make prescription medication more affordable for people who need them. We are excited to leverage the experience and expertise of these individuals to further this mission.”
“Since day one, Richard has shown tremendous dedication to our Board of Directors,” said David Fields, President and CEO of Navitus Health Solutions. “As a Board Member myself, I’m excited to see how both Richard and Brad’s contributions and industry expertise continue to strengthen our organization.”
With these appointments and Curtis' retirement, the Board of Directors consists of five Board Members, a Vice Chair and a Chair of the Board.
Navitus Health Solutions, LLC, owned by SSM Health and Costco Wholesale Corporation, was founded in 2003 as an alternative to traditional pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) models. Navitus approaches pharmacy services fundamentally differently. We are purpose-driven to help humans and committed to removing cost from the drug supply chain to make medications more affordable for the people who need them. We proudly serve 9 million people through more than 1,000 plan sponsor and health plan client relationships. Our transparent, fully pass-through model enables our clients to achieve their goals and drive desired health and financial outcomes. To learn more about Navitus, visit www.navitus.com.