Safe Rx has a new executive. Jason McGowin has joined as senior vice president and general manager for consumer products.
McGowin brings more than 20 years of marketing, innovation and strategic development experience to his new role, with a proven track record of launching and growing consumer product brands. At Safe Rx, he will lead the retail and direct-to-consumer business for the company’s consumer product line, including its award-winning Locking Pill Bottle, a patented, physician-developed, child-resistant and senior-friendly certified safe storage solution.
“Jason’s expertise and leadership in launching and growing consumer products across different categories will prepare us for significant growth as we create a new category in safe medication storage and bring similar innovations into other consumer packaging categories,” said Milton Cohen, Safe Rx president and CEO.
McGowin previously served in leadership roles at both start-up and large consumer product companies including Danone (formerly, White Wave Foods) and Intuit. In his previous roles, McGowin developed growth and innovation strategies resulting in increased sales, brand equity and profitability for both small and large businesses. He has launched more than five new consumer product platform innovations from product concept to recurring national distribution in mass, club and grocery retailers such as Target, Costco and Kroger.
He holds a master’s in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. McGowin will be based in the company’s headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colo.
SafeRx also named a new board member, and two strategic board advisors.
Mary Mock, principal at MTM Value Based Care Strategies and Solutions has joined the company’s board of directors. Christopher Dimos and Donald Bialek are joining as strategic board advisors.
“We’re pleased to welcome Mary, Chris and Don and value their extensive experience in pharmacy and the broader healthcare sector,” said Cohen. “Each brings a diverse perspective to our group and we look forward to their contributions in support of our growth and mission.”
Mock currently serves as the principal of MTM Value Based Care Strategies and Solutions and continues to support provider network development at Centivo, a startup third party administrator for self-funded health plans. She also serves as a senior advisor to Indigenous Pact, a certified B Corporation creating health equity for Native Americans and Alaska Natives in one generation.
Mock has over 30 years of experience leading and managing clinically integrated networks, physician organizations, healthcare systems and health plans. Previously, she served in roles at Surgical Care Affiliates, Alliance for Healthcare, Sutter Health and Kidsmart Health Partners. She holds a master’s in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in biology and biological sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and also received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dimos brings over 30 years of U.S. pharmacy experience, most recently serving as president of retail solutions at McKesson before retiring in September 2020. Dimos began his career as a pharmacist and over the next several decades served in pharmacy leadership roles at Supervalu, Albertsons, and American Drug Stores before joining McKesson in 2013. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Mirixa Corporation and is currently a member of the NACDS Policy Council, NACDS Foundation board, Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council, and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy National Board of Advisors. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
Bialek has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a senior industry expert and manager with a proven track record for achieving results. He has extensive experience in care integration and healthcare informatics, two crucial elements of the current healthcare transformation, serving in roles at academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, community medical practices, physician groups, health plans, and life science companies. He was the CEO of two national physician groups serving both hospital-based and primary care practices, and has been a partner and managing director in large consulting practices.
Bialek received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Minnesota, his master’s in public health from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. He also completed advanced management studies at the Harvard Business School, completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD program at Harvard Medical School sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health and was a pharmacology PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota.