I am originally from New York, but I currently live in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. In addition to being a CLL patient, I am a Registered Pharmacist with more than 40-years of experience. Since 2008, I have served in seventeen health systems as the Director of Pharmacy or Chief Pharmacy Officer on an interim basis. My two most recent assignments were as the interim Chief Pharmacy Officer at both H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Roswell Park Cancer Center. I have had other oncology-related experiences in my career in an administrative capacity.

I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in September 2015 and began treatment in April 2016. I attained undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in October 2020, and I remain in remission at this time. I became involved in patient education and advocacy in 2017 when I began writing for the CLL Society and serving on their Medical Advisory Board. In July 2020, I launched a blog to expand my education and advocacy efforts – I am involved in many patient support groups for those with CLL or other blood cancers.

I am an avid reader, love to cook and garden. My wife, Meli, and I keep busy with entertaining and extensive travel.

I believe that my experience as a patient, coupled with my experience as a pharmacist with oncology service line experience, puts me in a unique position to understand the needs of the patient and the perspective of fellow pharmacy professionals. I look forward to working with this group.