At CerpassRx, we focus on patients not profits. Formerly operating as
Healthcare Highways Rx, CerpassRx built a reputation of providing innovative
and proactive pharmacy solutions to members. Today, we continue the same
member-focused approach and our mission is clear – to provide an exceptional
member experience and to provide flexible and creative pharmacy solutions.
Exceeding expectations is our way of life at CerpassRx. We strive
to accomplish this through our member-first solutions, employee
empowerment and trusted partnerships.
In early 2016 Mr. Buscetto became CEO of CerpassRx bringing more than 34 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management, managed healthcare, healthcare IT, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Buscetto has spent the last 16+ years focusing his career in pharmacy benefit management (PBM), beginning in 2001 with ProCare Rx, a privately held PBM in Duluth Georgia, where he held various senior level positions during his 6 year tenure, he guided the company from a claims processor to a PBM with 12 million lives departing as Chief Operating Officer in 2007.
In 2007 Mr. Buscetto joined SXC HealthSolutions as Senior Vice President & General Manager where during his tenure he transformed the company from a claims processor to the 4th largest PBM in the country departing as Segment President, Strategic Solutions in early 2014.
In 2014 Mr. Buscetto founded Leading Business Consultants in Braselton, Georgia, serving clients in the healthcare industry with strategic projects mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, as well as payroll enhancement programs. Mr. Buscetto began his career as an internal auditor for the Farm Credit System and worked for various boutique investment banking & brokerage firms. Mr. Buscetto is a graduate of the Indiana State University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science.
Eric Yonkus Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Yonkus joined CerpassRx in March of 2016 as the President and COO. As an executive with more than twenty (20) years of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) experience, he is responsible for overseeing all CerpassRx corporate operations; call center initiatives, data analytics and reporting, and corporate strategic planning.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, Mr. Yonkus held the position of Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Catamaran, (now Optum), where he created new market segments and staffing infrastructures to allow for exceptional growth that significantly contributed to the company's annual earnings. In addition, Mr. Yonkus spent eleven (11) years as Strategic Sales Executive at CVS Caremark, where his primary responsibilities included Accounts Management and Sales.
Mr. Yonkus holds a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Northern Illinois University where he was also awarded the esteemed Evans Scholarship.
John Nicolosi, PharmD Senior Vice President
Dr. Nicolosi joined CerpassRx in July, 2016 as Chief Clinical Officer. With twelve (12) years' experience in the industry, his key focus is on the development and execution of all clinical strategies and product portfolio for the organization.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, he held several key positions at Optum, including Clinical Consultant and Supervisor of Clinical Operations. Most recently while still at Optum, he served as Director of Account Management where he was responsible for client growth, retention, service and strategic planning.
Dr. Nicolosi holds a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University where he graduated with the prestigious Magna Cum Laude honor. Dr. Nicolosi is an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
David Fein, PhD Senior Vice President
Our most recent addition to the CerpassRx team includes Dr. Fein, our Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, who joined the organization in July, 2016. Dr. Fein has more than fourteen (14) years of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) experience. His primary responsibilities include leadership and execution of the CerpassRx platform, corporate operations, accounting, sales administration and data analytics and reporting.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, Dr. Fein held several key positions at Catamaran, (now Optum), including the Industry Relations and Network Analytics team, and later as Vice President of Industry Relations. Dr. Fein spent eight years early on in his career with CVS Caremark where he led the Employer Client Analytics group and Retail Analytics team responsible for bringing greater insight into drug spend and financial performance.
Two of Dr. Fein's top achievements include becoming a published journal author and being a member of the team that discovered the top quark at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Dr. Fein has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Grinnell College in Iowa, and a PhD in experimental high energy particle physics from the University of Arizona.
Julianne Lillie Vice President of Implementation & Marketing
Mrs. Lillie joined CerpassRx as Vice President of Operations in March, 2015. She is responsible for overseeing all facets of operations for CerpassRx including but not limited to, marketing strategy, new client implementations, account management and member services. In addition, she facilitates new and existing vendor relationships and contracts, as well as oversees any special projects for the organization.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, Ms. Lillie successfully served as National Director of Operations and Lead Designer for G Wear, an eco-friendly apparel company, where her leadership, organizational and design skills were instrumental in expanding the company from a small, local presence to a national company with products being sold in more than 350 specialty clothing boutiques nationwide. Ms. Lillie's early career included several years in healthcare working directly with radiologists and patients as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She held positions at a key hospital system in Texas, as well as a hospital in Owasso, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ms. Lillie is a wife and proud mother of two wonderful children, and enjoys spending time with her family and church. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, and also holds an ARDMS certification for ultrasound professionals.
Candy Treml Vice President of Operations
Ms. Treml joined CerpassRx as Vice President of Operations in October 2016. She is responsible for overseeing operational areas including data integration, IT and benefit administration for CerpassRx.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, Ms. Treml successfully led the data integration team at Catamaran (now Optum Rx). While there, Ms. Treml was instrumental in restructuring the department following the merger of SXC Health Solutions and Catalyst, implementing best practices from both companies while ensuring effective knowledge transfer from members of both teams as they merged into one company.
Prior to her time at Catamaran, Ms. Treml held senior level positions at Restat, a small family-owned Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), and Assurant Health (individual and small group health insurance), where she led development and project teams of up to 400 employees and delivered over $250K in functionality delivery annually.
Ms. Treml attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and holds certifications in project management, mortgage lending and life insurance. She is the proud mother of two amazing children, and enjoys spending time with her family, days on the lake and taking time to be creative. Her hobbies include photography, upcycling vintage furnishings and remodeling.
Eric McKinnon, R.Ph., M.B.A. Senior Vice President, Sales
Eric joins the team bringing over 20 year’s of experience in multiple areas including retail pharmacy, mail order, long term care, staff model HMO, managed care, PBM sales, 340B drug pricing and most recently pharmacy network contracting. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995 from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy. After becoming a Director of Pharmacy for a small health plan he went back to school and earned an MBA from the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University, earning honors. Eric has been married to his wife, Maureen, for 20 years and he is the proud father of two sons, Colin and Jack. His interests include barbecuing, cooking, playing golf (when he’s not at a baseball game) and visiting the House of Mouse otherwise known as Walt Disney World.
Gregory M. Kosater, R.Ph. Senior Vice President, Workers' Compensation
Mr. Kosater joined CerpassRx in October of 2018 as the Senior Vice President, Workers' Compensation. As a seasoned industry executive with more than thirty years of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) experience, he is responsible for developing and overseeing all CerpassRx Workers' Compensation initiatives.
Prior to joining CerpassRx, Mr. Kosater held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Solutions at Catamaran, (now Optum), where he oversaw and made valuable contributions to multiple divisions including Workers' Compensation, Hospice and Health Business Systems (POS Operating System), each of which experienced significant growth and annual earnings as a result of his leadership.
Mr. Kosater spent the previous twenty years in various executive roles with multiple PBM organizations focusing on Sales, Operations, Analytics, Clinical and Account Managment as it relates to the Workers' Compensation industry.
Being a pharmacist, Mr. Kosater has a keen interest in patient outcomes and ongoing education. He serves on the Deans Advisory Board at University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, and is a member of APHA, GAPHA, and NCPDP.
Mr. Kosater holds a BSPH degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy where he is a board member of the Georgia Advancement Campaign.