Manager, Specialty and Pharmacy Contracts
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Director, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Jim Kenney’s managed care career spans 35 years with experience in staff, group and IPA model health plans as well as Managed Medicaid and Medicare Part D programs. Currently, Jim is the Manager of Specialty and Pharmacy Contracts at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a Massachusetts full service health benefits company covering over 1.3 million lives in the New England market. In this role, he negotiates pharmaceutical rebate contracts, specialty pharmacy contracts and participates in formulary management, benefit design, trend analysis, utilization review programs, pipeline monitoring, medical drug management and financial modeling for the pharmacy program. Jim serves as a faculty preceptor for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and has mentored the student chapter of AMCP at the college. Jim currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors, liaison to the Public Policy and Schools of Pharmacy Relations Committees and is a JMCP peer reviewer.
Senior Vice President for Policy and Patient Assistance Programs
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
As Senior Vice President for Policy and Patient Access Programs for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mary Dwight directs the Foundation’s public policy agenda, patient assistance programming, and efforts to support people living with CF. Dwight also leads the strategic development of the Foundation’s efforts to enable and expand access to CF care, integrating the organization’s public policy, advocacy, strategic communications, and medical research and care delivery programs. In the same spirit of the CF Foundation’s pioneering work in drug development, she is leading efforts to explore innovative care delivery mechanisms and alternative payment models that efficiently, effectively, and consistently provide high-quality cystic fibrosis care.
Dwight has also been a catalyst for removing barriers to clinical drug development and has helped to build the Foundation’s support programs for people with cystic fibrosis including the CF Foundation’s Compass program.
Prior to coming to the Foundation, Dwight crafted successful policy strategy for clients such as the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, First Focus and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dwight began her career with Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Dwight graduated from Williams College.
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical University of South Carolina
Powers-Huggins Endowed Chair for Cystic Fibrosis
Charleston, South Carolina
Patrick Flume is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He oversees a rapidly growing Cystic Fibrosis Center, including the largest adult CF program in South Carolina. He serves as the Powers-Huggins Endowed Chair for Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. Flume is recognized by the national and international CF community having served on the CF Foundation Center Committee, the Adult Care Consensus Committee, and the Advisory Task Force on Adult Issues, the Professional Education Committee, and as founding co-chair of the CF Foundation Pulmonary Practice Guidelines Committee.
Dr. Flume’s primary clinical interests are in CF, bronchiectasis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and he leads an active clinical research program in all of these areas. He is engaged in the MUSC Clinical and Translation Science Award (CTSA) serving as the Program Director for the Research Center, member of the Executive Committee for the CTSA, and chair of the Scientific Review Committee.