Rite Aid adds 2 execs to drive its RxEvolution
Rite Aid is growing its team of executives as part of its ongoing RxEvolution. The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer has added Roxanne Schwans as senior vice president of market access and pharmacy purchasing, as well as Chris Bohrer, who will serve as senior vice president of payer and strategic initiatives.
In her role, Schwans will lead pharmacy procurement and the growth of Rite Aid’s managed care partnerships. She joins the company from Johson & Johnson, where she was head of market access, and brings with her more than 25 years of experience in managed care, market access, specialty pharmacy strategy, management and sales strategy at such companies as Horizon Pharma, Walgreens and Amgen Biologics.
Bohrer, who joins Rite Aid from an associate partner role at McKinsey’s healthcare practice, will oversee strategic design and evolution of products and services meant to drive value for Rite Aid’s health plan customers while also growing the company’s health plan solutions business.
Both Bohrer and Schwans will engage with Rite Aid’s recently renamed Elixir pharmacy services business unit to help it drive value.
"Our pharmacists are among the most trusted and accessible clinicians in our communities, and we are doubling down on a model in which they reinforce the connectivity between our customers and their care teams, instead of replacing their care teams with our own. Our model is designed to decrease healthcare costs while improving outcomes — uniquely aligning incentives among consumers, Rite Aid, health plans and providers," said Jim Peters, Rite Aid COO. "Roxanne and Chris will ensure our managed care strategies and novel health plan partnerships deliver on this unique value proposition, and I'm pleased to have such capable and forward-thinking healthcare leaders helping to drive our RxEvolution strategy forward."