Mary Ellen Mitchell Joins Citizens Rx PBM
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Citizens Rx, a St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits manager, announced that Mary Ellen Mitchell has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Services.
A licensed pharmacist, Ms. Mitchell has more than 25 years experience in PBM, retail, hospital, consulting and management. Ms. Mitchell most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Excelsior Solutions, a Minneapolis based company offering consulting services to healthcare corporations, managed care organizations and public and private employer groups.
“We’re beyond thrilled to have Mary Ellen Mitchell join our executive team,” said John Burns, founder and president of Citizens Rx. “Mary Ellen brings extraordinary experience and leadership to our C-suite and will be instrumental in developing new strategic relationships while solidifying our existing service model.”
Prior to joining Excelsior, Ms. Mitchell served as Chief Services Officer at National Medical Health Card, where she oversaw account management, client & retail pharmacy contracting, and strategic sales initiatives.
From 1987 to 2005, Ms. Mitchell worked for CVS Pharmacy Inc., overseeing a variety of management positions including pharmacy contract negotiation, strategic relationship management, accounts receivable, integration activities during acquisitions, and system requirement development.
Ms. Mitchell holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.
“I welcome the opportunity to join Citizens Rx’s management team,” Ms. Mitchell said. “Citizens Rx has demonstrated its commitment to delivering unique client solutions during a time of unprecedented PBM market consolidation, and I expect to play an active role in advancing Citizens’ strategic vision as well as strengthening our clinical programs with current and future clients.”
Citizens Rx is a full-service pharmacy benefits manager offering customized solutions to employer groups, municipalities, state and federal programs, unions, third party administrators, and managed care organizations nationwide and in Puerto Rico.
In addition to its St. Louis-area headquarters, Citizens Rx has offices in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Juan.
SOURCE Citizens Rx