Who We Are

We provide drug manufacturers with the resources, guidance, and support needed to successfully launch or manage their medical or pharmacy benefit products within the Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care marketplaces.

Our vision is to ultimately enhance the lives of patients by creating access to essential medications.

The Artia Ethos

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Faith

We are grounded in our faith in God. Our faith guides us in serving our clients and our communities.

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Innovation

We strive to challenge the status quo in our industry, and we encourage employees to push the boundaries in what is expected.

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Collaboration

We leave our egos at the door to foster a creative environment of curiosity, teamwork, and camaraderie.

Our Team

We're a close-knit group of PharmDs, analysts, and seasoned Medicaid professionals who are committed to the hard work that a successful access strategy requires. We hold more than 100 years of combined Medicaid policy, administrative, clinical, legislative, and budgeting experience.

Partners

George Kitchens, RPh

George is based in Tallahassee, FL. His hobbies include golf and music, especially playing his guitar and Hofner Beatle bass! He also loves spending time with his wife Caralleen, his four children, two step-children, four grandchildren, and his sweet little puppy, Lexy.

George Kitchens, RPh

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George founded Artia Solutions in 2005. For almost two decades, George has ensured that Artia provides top-notch consultation services to clients in need of assistance operating within the Medicaid pharmaceutical environment. George also founded Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference in 2017. Prior to Artia Solutions, George was Vice President of Business Development for Provider Synergies, a company managing rebate programs for state Medicaid. One of his major accomplishments was the development of the multi-state pooling initiative known as TOP$.

Previously, George was the Florida Medicaid's Pharmacy Services Bureau Chief for three years. He implemented the first PDL in the country in 2001. His responsibilities included the planning, directing, organizing, and coordinating of policy and procedures related to the Medicaid prescribed drug program, research and analysis of proposed state and federal legislation, Medicaid prescribed drug budget, and cost containment initiatives. Additional responsibilities included coordinating pharmacy audits, supporting various committees such as P&T and DUR, and chief liaison with PBMs. Before joining Florida Medicaid in 2001, George held numerous positions for the Eckerd Corporation. Most notably, he held the positions of Regional Pharmacy Operations Manager, Director of Brand Pharmaceutical Purchasing, Director of Managed Care Development, and Director of Clinical Services. His responsibilities included the pharmacy operations of 300 drug stores, purchasing and inventory of brand pharmaceuticals, negotiation of managed care contracts, and creation of clinical programs.

He is a member of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy Advisory Board, Florida Pharmacy Association, and Rho Chi Honor Society, and he served on the American Pharmacist Association Benchmarking Steering Committee, American Pharmacist Association STAT Committee, and JAPHA Editorial Advisory Board. He has also served on the Florida Department of Health Drug Therapy Task Force. George graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Samford University.

Greg Kitchens, PharmD

Greg is based in Tallahassee, FL. He loves dogs, food, music, and golf.

Greg Kitchens, PharmD

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Greg joined Artia in 2007, and he provides critical clinical resources and account management for our clients. Resources managed by Greg include the Artia app, which is a custom P&T/DUR calendar mobile app, Artia Alerts emails, and the Artia Atlas client dashboard. Other expertise includes P&T and DUR requirements and policies and the state PDL coverage process. Additionally, Greg provides clinical insight and research for product launches, state prior authorization issues, and he makes clinical presentations to P&T committees and key Medicaid decision-makers. Other responsibilities include business and technology development.

Greg is the Assistant Coach for the 2022 Lincoln High School Men's Golf team. He was awarded with the 2020 Precepter Award from the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy. He was also nominated as a finalist for the Pharmacy Times' 2015 Technology Innovator of the Year for the Artia App.

Greg interned for Dr. Tim Covington in the Managed Care Institute at Samford University and Provider Synergies. During both internships, he developed clinical and pharmacoeconomic data in order to make informed PDL decisions. He also worked for CVS/Caremark for several years after graduating pharmacy school. He is a member of AMCP, a State Advocacy Coordinator and an AMCP diplomat to Auburn. He is a graduate of Samford University, earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007.

Matthew Dull

Matt is based in Tallahassee, FL. The best time to go fishing? When you get the chance!

Matthew Dull

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Matt joined Artia in 2009, and he has over 22 years of Medicaid experience. He specializes in assisting clients with supplemental rebate negotiations and product positions, as well as Medicaid policy, fiscal, utilization, reimbursement, and program strategies. Prior to Artia Solutions, Matt served four years as a Senior Legislative Analyst for the Florida Senate, where he was responsible for developing the budget for the Florida Medicaid program and analyzing the fiscal impacts of policy proposals. In addition to his fiscal responsibilities, Matt served as a staff member of the Florida Senate Select Committee on Florida Medicaid Reform, where he was instrumental in the development of the legislation for Florida's Medicaid Reform effort. Previously, Matt served in the Office of Policy and Budget under Florida Governor Jeb Bush, where he was responsible for the development of the governor's proposed Medicaid budget.
 
Before joining the executive office of the governor, Matt held several positions in Florida's Medicaid administrative agency, where he most notably was responsible for launching and administering the Silver Saver Prescription Drug Discount Program, Florida's State Prescription Assistance Program (SPAP). During his tenure at the agency, he also specialized in developing reimbursement rates and providing fiscal impact analysis for prescribed drugs, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other programs. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the College of Business at Florida State University.

Executive

Christy Rawlings, CPA, CGMA

Christy is based in Tallahassee, FL. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and spending time with her family.

Christy Rawlings, CPA, CGMA

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Christy joined Artia in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). As CFO, Christy provides strategic leadership for all financial functions. Christy oversees and manages Financial Reporting, Budget, Financial Planning, Risk Management and Human Resources for Artia Solutions.  

Christy has more than 20 years of experience spanning financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining Artia Solutions, Christy was the CFO for Culpepper Construction Company, a large commercial construction contractor. She began her career in public accounting, where she served various industries with a focus on tax and business consulting.    

Christy serves on the audit committee for First Commerce Credit Union. She has served on the Children’s Home Society Board and the Florida Institute of Public Accountants as the chair of the Tallahassee chapter.  

Chad M. Bissell, PharmD, MBA

Chad is based in Des Moines, IA. As a native Iowan, Chad and his family are University of Iowa Athletics supporters and he can often be found in Iowa City cheering for the Hawkeyes on football Saturdays. Chad also enjoys outdoor cooking and photography while away from the office.

Chad M. Bissell, PharmD, MBA

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Chad joined Artia in 2019 with more than 14 years of Medicaid pharmacy benefits service administration experience. He is responsible for managing client accounts, assisting in the implementation of new drug launches, and spearheading select new client deliverables.

Previously, Chad was the Regional Pharmacy Director at Change Healthcare Medicaid Pharmacy Services Division located in Augusta, Maine. He oversaw eight state accounts that generated more than $15 million in annual revenue. He also worked with the business development team as a subject matter expert developing clinical solutions and cost proposals.

Chad began his career as a community pharmacist, and later held positions such as PA Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, DUR Director, and Regional Pharmacy Manager at Change Healthcare (formerly Goold Health Systems).

Chad received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Grantham University.

Chris Andrews, PharmD

Chris is based in Cincinnati, OH. He enjoys skiing in his spare time, but only in the Rockies because he is a snob about snow. He is also frequently found in the kitchen, at his daughters’ gymnastics and volleyball events, and in support of Columbus, Ohio (NOT Cincinnati) sports teams.

Chris Andrews, PharmD

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Chris joined Artia in 2021 with more than 17 years of experience in Medicaid administration. He is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and managing the client relations process.

Previously, Chris served state Medicaid pharmacy programs for 17 years in the Magellan Medicaid Administration (MMA) preferred drug list (PDL) program. In 2004, he began as a Clinical Account Manager, with responsibilities including the implementation and daily operation of supplemental rebate and PDL programs for multiple states. This position served as the foundation for his pharmacoeconomic analysis skills that would propel his career with MMA. Chris explained clinical and financial analysis in Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meetings for over 200 PDL classes on an annual basis and would go on to lead P&T meetings for 17 states. He also contributed to MMA's library of Therapeutic Class Reviews as a writer and editor.

In 2011, Chris was promoted to Director of Clinical Services for PDL programs at MMA. In this role, he added leadership for the PDL Clinical Account Manager team and responsibility for 15 state customer contracts for PDL services. As Director, Chris developed a number of regular reports that provided market context for both the rebate negotiation team, as well as state customers, that supported PDL recommendations. He took an active role with manufacturers to shape supplemental rebate strategy through clinical analysis and net pricing trends. This work extended into co-author status for the industry's first trend report from the Medicaid fee-for-service net spend standpoint, the Magellan Rx Management Medicaid Pharmacy Trend Report, from the first edition in 2016 through 2020.

Chris was named Vice President, Account Management in 2017 for MMA's PDL business line. With this advancement came additional responsibilities for manufacturer relations, rebate negotiation, and business development for the country's largest PDL services provider. Under his leadership, MMA's Medicaid footprint grew to 26 state PDL programs and over 33 million Medicaid recipients. With responsibility for the entire business unit, Chris led MMA to winning proposals for new business and customer retention as well as additional program sales for medical supplies rebates and PDL compliance monitoring of managed care organizations. His thorough knowledge of the pharmaceuticals market in Medicaid brought hundreds of millions in supplemental rebate dollars to MMA state customers. Chris' Medicaid expertise has been noted in interactions with the Senate Finance Committee, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Congressional Budget Office.

Chris graduated from The Ohio State University with his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Cincinnati.

Nick Penzetta

Nick is based in New York.

Nick Penzetta

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Nick joined Artia in 2022, and he is responsible for leading the continued development of Artia's operational knowledge and expertise in the Managed Medicaid area and other managed markets.

Nick brings 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the Artia team. He has broad experience in commercial operations and has spent the past 15 years with Teva Pharmaceuticals in Market Access.

Nick successfully led Teva’s Account Management teams as Vice President, Market Access, heading the US Specialty Government and Commercial payer account management functions. Nick began his Market Access career in the government payer channel with a focus on Medicaid Managed Care and FFS State payers. He built the Public Sector payer account team at Teva and was responsible for maximizing channel profitability in the Medicaid segment.  

Nick went on to lead the Commercial Account Management teams at the regional and national levels with responsibility for national PBMs, health plans, and Medicare market customers. His product launch experience covers specialty brands and biosimilars in both the Rx and medical benefit with a focus on creating appropriate access. Nick was integral in developing strategies with payer marketing and contracting to execute in both the government and commercial channels of business. He has deep experience with the US pharmaceutical supply chain, government pricing, and payer reimbursement models. 

Prior to Teva, Nick spent his early career with Sanofi and its predecessor companies with commercial roles in sales and sales leadership. He focused on hospital sales, leading teams as a District Manager and eventually taking the role of Regional Account Manager in Managed Markets, where he had sole responsibility for Medicaid Managed Care accounts.

Nick recently joined the External Affairs team at Teva as VP of US Public Policy and State Government Affairs. This role provided insight into the policy and broader issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry, such as drug pricing, reimbursement, and transparency. In this role, Nick broadened his background to include the generic product markets and the complex legal and regulatory policies governing this industry. Nick represented Teva Pharmaceuticals before government officials at the state level and supported Teva’s engagement in trade organizations such as Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) and the Biosimilars council. He holds a BS degree from Ithaca College and participated in Teva’s Global Leadership (LEAP) program at the Wharton School of Business. Nick has two daughters, and he and his wife Marjorie reside in New York.

Kinsey Caldwell

Kinsey is based in Lake Wylie, SC. Her favorite things include spending time outside, traveling, food, and baking sweet treats.

Kinsey Caldwell

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Kinsey joined Artia in 2015 as an analyst and currently serves as Vice President of Contracting & Analytics. She leads clients with all financial aspects of the Medicaid rebate process, optimizing the accessibility of pharmaceuticals in the Medicaid marketplace. While overseeing Artia’s Analytics department, and working closely alongside the clinical staff, Kinsey’s primary role and responsibility is assisting pharmaceutical manufacturers in the advisement of supplemental rebates, contracting, and strategies. Kinsey also provides support in a training capacity for clients looking to learn about the intricacies of Medicaid rebates. She has previously supported various Medicaid 101 trainings, both one-on-one and at the bi-annual Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference. She also leads the planning and execution of the Speed Networking event at the Crossroads Conference.    
 
Kinsey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics with a focus on mathematics and economics in 2014 from The Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. She also received the SAS Programming and Data Analysis Certificate.

Drug Launch Services

Kathryne Jensen, PharmD, CSP

Kathryne is based in Memphis, TN. She enjoys cheering on Auburn with her family and friends, working in the yard, baking bread, and embroidery.

Kathryne Jensen, PharmD, CSP

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Kathryne joined Artia in 2020, and she is the clinical team lead for all new drug launch projects. She works closely with Artia staff pharmacists to understand and evaluate product indications, labels, and appropriate prior authorization criteria, evaluate and develop a market basket and/or analogues for new drugs, lead in PDL and prior authorization research, analyze market trends, and more.

Previously, Kathryne worked as a Specialty Clinical Pharmacist at the Regional One Health Specialty Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2017, she completed her postgraduate pharmacy residency at Regional One Health.

Kathryne received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 2016 and her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in 2011. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and 3 children.

Haley Andress, PharmD, BCPS

Haley is based in Birmingham, AL.

Haley Andress, PharmD, BCPS

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Haley joined Artia in 2022. She previously worked at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, where she served as a clinical pharmacist for over four years. She is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy in 2014 and completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in 2015.

Haley and her husband Max live in Birmingham with their 2-year-old daughter Olivia and their two dogs, Libby and Harper.

Mike Durham

Mike is based in Tallahassee, FL. He is a huge Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans fan. He is a musician (drummer since age 5) and enjoys cooking and gardening in his spare time.

Mike Durham

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Mike joined Artia in 2020, and he is responsible for drug launch and policy research, including reimbursements for particular drugs or services and PDL/PA criteria for both FFS and MMC.

Mike holds over a decade of experience in retail management. He is originally from outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

Haley Bruce

Haley is based in Tallahassee, FL. She enjoys playing with her puppy, Macey, and can usually be found spending time with friends or family on the weekends.

Haley Bruce

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Haley joined Artia in 2021, and she is responsible for drug launch research. 

Previously, Haley worked for the American Heart Association as the Assistant Director from 2015-2020 covering the Florida Panhandle and South Georgia, where she educated the public and her donors on cardiac preventative care and post-surgical healthy lifestyles. It was during that time that Haley developed a passion for pharmaceutical consulting as she worked side-by-side with pharmaceutical representatives, cardiologists and neurologists to educate the public on cardiovascular disease and stroke treatment options. 

Haley graduated from Santa Fe College in 2014 with a degree in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology. 

Justin Hutzler

Justin is based in Tallahassee, FL.

Justin Hutzler

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Justin joined Artia in 2022, and he is responsible for drug launch project management. He graduated from Jacksonville University with a BS in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Economics. During his time at JU, he was a founding member of the Political Science Society, a representative for JU at Atlanta's Regional Model UN Conference, and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. In his fraternity, he assisted in finances with data tracking metrics and sat on the executive board. Justin is originally from Fernandina Beach, FL.

Market Access

John Stancil, RPh

John is based in Henderson, NC. Having graduated from the University of North Carolina, John is an avid Carolina Tarheel fan … Go Heels! When he is not working, John enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and fishing.

John Stancil, RPh

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John joined Artia in 2021 with more than 10 years of experience in state Medicaid pharmacy administration and pharmacy benefit management. He is responsible for providing account management and operational support for new drug launches, assisting with nationwide and individual state strategy development, payer engagement and post-launch pull through. 

John graduated with his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and his professional career as a pharmacist includes more than 25 years of experience in management of hospital, long-term care and retail pharmacy practice settings. His professional career also includes 5 years of experience as an account manager for five State Medicaid programs with a national Pharmacy Benefit Manager and 5 years of experience as the Pharmacy Director for North Carolina Medicaid where he was responsible for the pharmacy benefit for more than 2 million beneficiaries and a budget of ~$2B.

While at NC Medicaid, John worked closely with stakeholders and cross-functional partners to implement innovative pharmacy reimbursement models which ensured appropriate reimbursement for pharmacy providers and policies which significantly reduced the over-utilization of opioids and increased access to drugs indicated for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to address NC's opioid crisis. John also significantly contributed to the design of the pharmacy benefit which was implemented by NC's five MCO's in July 2021. Additionally, John directed the management of the North Carolina Preferred Drug List and worked collaboratively with industry partners to ensure access for patients and providers while ensuring the best value for the State. It was for his exceptional collaborative skills that John was recognized at the inaugural Artia Crossroards conference in 2018 with an Extra Mile Award.  

For the last two years, John has been a Senior Regional Account Executive for the mid-Atlantic region with Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT). While at GBT, John contributed to the successful access launch for a drug indicated for the rare disease, Sickle Cell Disease and achieved excellent coverage and access across all payer types in his six-state territory. His efforts earned him President's Club recognition as Regional Account Executive of the Year in 2020, his first year in the pharmaceutical industry.

John lives in Henderson, NC, and has two adult children, daughter, Katherine, who lives in Wilmington, NC, and a son, John Charles, who lives in Columbia, SC. 

Kimberly Eggert, RPh

Kim is based in Phoenix, AZ.

Kimberly Eggert, RPh

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Kim joined Artia in 2016, and she assists clients in understanding the intricacies of the Medicaid Managed Care market structure and landscape and developing the best strategy for securing favorable access and reimbursement in this complex and ever-evolving market. She is a true expert at researching Medicaid Managed Care plans to document and interpret policies, procedures, and reactions to products (new launches and existing), while uncovering trends and identifying areas of concern for her clients.

Prior to working at Artia, Kim worked at Gilead Sciences for five years as a National Account Manager, covering payers and plans across all market segments, including Medicaid Fee for Service, Medicaid Managed Care, ADAP, PBMs, and Commercial/Medicare Part D plans. Her responsibilities included developing relationships with accounts, securing product access, conducting contract negotiations, and providing patient support and product education for six therapeutic areas. Kim managed five product launches during her time at Gilead, including Sovaldi and Harvoni for Hepatitis C.

In her first Medicaid specializing role, Kim started as the DUR Pharmacist for Colorado Medicaid developing prior authorization criteria before moving into the PDL Pharmacist role where she implemented the first state Medicaid Preferred Drug List, developed and presented clinical drug class reviews to the P&T Committee, and negotiated, maintained, and processed supplemental contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy benefit state vendors. Kim ended her time at Colorado Medicaid as the Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor preparing necessary materials for the Medicaid Budget office including Requests for Proposals, Fiscal Notes, Decision Items, State Plan Amendments, and other legislative requests related to the Pharmacy Benefit program, as well as, managing the Pharmacy Department staff.     

Contracting & Analytics

Sarah Blankenship

Sarah is based in Tallahassee, FL. She enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Romeo.

Sarah Blankenship

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Sarah joined Artia in 2019 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University. She has in-depth knowledge of Medicaid rebate processes and data management including pricing, utilization, market basket research, and preferred drug list placement.

Sarah is responsible for updating and analyzing client pricing/rebate information, utilization databases, and researching Medicaid policy product coverage information. She assists with the development of customized financial analyses and client reports associated with new product launches, business evaluations, rebate strategies, and projects based on client needs. Sarah plays an essential role in developing strategies for clients, providing them with the most favorable financial outcomes.

Riley Clark

Riley is based in Tallahassee, FL. He plays ultimate frisbee with the Tallahassee Ultimate League and enjoys practicing programming in his free time.

Riley Clark

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Riley joined Artia in 2021. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences and minor in Philosophy. During his time as a student, Riley played on the club ultimate frisbee team, Category 5, where he also helped with the team’s finances. His previous role before joining Artia provided him with a couple of years of analytical experience while living in Jacksonville. Riley is originally from Boca Raton, Florida.

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Clinical & Technology Services

Mary Stoots, PharmD

Mary is based in Birmingham, AL. Whether cooking, gardening, or decorating her home, Mary is always incorporating her British roots into her way of living.

Mary Stoots, PharmD

Director, Clinical & Technology Services

Mary joined Artia in 2015, and she is responsible for clinical and PDL research. She holds a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and earned a PharmD from Samford University in 2014. Mary completed a PGY1 residency at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., followed by time practicing as a hospital clinical pharmacist with a focus in intensive care and infectious disease.

With experience in retail pharmacy, clinical practice and drug information research, Mary is interested in infectious disease, evidence-based medicine, and patient centered care. She is a member of ASHP.

Matthew Wright, PharmD

Matthew is based in Tallahassee, FL. He enjoys travel, good food & company, and spending time with his wife and their three cats, Jean Luc, Meatball & BabyKat.

Matthew Wright, PharmD

Manager, Clinical & Technology Services

Matthew joined Artia in 2019 as a graduate of Florida A&M University where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Working with Artia’s team of clinical pharmacists and financial analysts, Matthew conducts drug coverage research, product tracking and provides strategic insight into Medicaid markets.

Matthew also received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Florida State University. He has over half a decade of experience working in community pharmacy. He is originally from Ashland, Kentucky.

Stormy Cameron, PharmD

Stormy is based in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Stormy Cameron, PharmD

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Stormy joined Artia in 2021. She completed a PGY1 residency at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, and is double board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care. She has over 10 years of experience in hospital-based patient care with emphasis in critical care, emergency medicine, and patient transitions and served as a clinical expert for pharmacy informatics and evidence-based medicine committees.  

She is an Affiliate Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and member of American Society of Hospital Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacology. 

Jenna Doerr, RN-BSN

Jenna is based in Tallahassee, FL, with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, hike, and go to concerts.

Jenna Doerr, RN-BSN

Analyst

Jenna joined Artia in 2022. She is responsible for statewide PDL research and data entry. Jenna has over 13 years of experience as a Registered Nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Her experience includes direct patient care with women’s obstetric and gynecologic services, as well as neonatal care. She worked on a 50-bed unit and held distinct roles as a clinical care nurse, preceptor nurse, and charge nurse of the unit. Jenna participated in her unit’s education and practice councils, which involved evidence-based research and participated in the hospital’s Professional Nurse Advancement Program. She also served as a Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor.

Jenna serves on the board of the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee and oversees a support group for parents of children with Down syndrome. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida and was accepted into the nursing program at Tallahassee Community College. She was then able to work full-time as an RN while completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of West Florida.

Sara Stolfus

Sara is based in Tallahassee, FL, with her fiancé and two cats. She loves to travel, hike, paint, and listen to music.

Sara Stolfus

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Sara joined Artia in 2022 and is responsible for statewide PDL research and data entry. She has over 6 years of data entry and analytical experience.

Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University and is currently working part-time on her Master’s in Social Work from Walden University.

Policy & Strategy

Jackie Menzel, JD, MIS

Jackie is based in Tallahassee, FL. She enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with Junior League Tallahassee, Golden Girls reruns, Zumba classes, stand-up comedy, and memes. Her most memorable quality is her extremely loud laugh that borders on a cackle.

Jackie Menzel, JD, MIS

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Jackie joined Artia in 2018. Prior to working for Artia Solutions, Jackie provided guidance and research expertise for AmLaw200 firms with clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. This included working on matters of litigation, intellectual property, transactional services as well as regulation and policy from CMS, HHS, FDA and the USPTO.

Jackie leads Advantage+, the new policy consulting service of Artia Solutions. Through Advantage+, Jackie assists clients in navigating legislative, regulatory, and policy changes on the federal and state level. Jackie reports on policy updates in The Advantage newletters, Medicaid in the News, and deep-dive client presentations. 

Jackie graduated from Florida State University School of Law in 2012. 

Marketing & Conference Production

Melody Kitchens

Melody is based in Tallahassee, FL. Her hobbies include home and fashion design, playing with her bulldogs Poppy and Ham, reading, and traveling.

Melody Kitchens

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Melody joined Artia in 2016, and she leads Artia's digital marketing and public relations strategies, as well as event production and planning for the biennial Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference. Crossroads was the first event of its kind in 2018, bringing together various Medicaid stakeholders together for impactful discussion. 

Prior to Artia, Melody worked in content marketing and public relations as an Account Executive for the Bradford Group. Melody also holds extensive experience in writing and editing in several industries, including healthcare, technology, and lifestyle. She honed her writing skills through various fellowships and internships at publications including Southern Living magazine, NYLON magazine, Birmingham magazine, and The Auburn Plainsman newspaper.

Melody graduated from Auburn University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. War Eagle!

Helen Anderson, MBA

Helen is based in Birmingham, AL. Shona is Helen’s right hand girl! Shona enjoys the job, but she loves to go on hikes and watch her mum express herself creatively as she paints.

Helen Anderson, MBA

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Helen joined Artia in 2019, and she is responsible for assisting in Artia's digital marketing strategy and event production and planning for Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and earned her MBA in Business Administration from The University of Aberdeen in 2020.

Prior to Artia, Helen has held various management roles in the non-profit marketplace for over 10 years. She has experience implementing multiple federally funded programs serving the Medicaid and Medicare populations. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for program outcomes with marketing and outreach efforts. Helen is passionate about the intersection of marketing strategy and connecting with the audience, creating an impact, and making a difference!

Jenna Hill

While Jenna is based in Birmingham, Alabama, her passion for travel leads her across the country and around the world. She loves to experience new cultures, especially new cuisines!

Jenna Hill

Crossroads Coordinator

Jenna joined Artia in 2022, and she is responsible for assisting in planning and production for Crossroads: An Artia Solutions Conference. She is involved with all aspects of conference planning from site selection, vendor negotiation, and event registration promotion and tracking to management of attendees, speakers, sponsors, and state guests and on-site conference production. Jenna has extensive experience in event planning and coordination, fundraising, and copy editing. 

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications Management/Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Liz Davis

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Client Relations

Sarah Lott, MPH

Sarah is based in Tallahassee, FL. She enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time with her family when stepping away from the office.

Sarah Lott, MPH

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Sarah Lott, MPH, joined Artia in 2022. She offers unique insights into Public Health with her comprehensive understanding of Public Policy, Epidemiology, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Patient Advocacy, and more. Her academic background and clinical experiences working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) have profited her into being a highly versatile, adaptable, and focused individual in the healthcare industry.

Previously, Sarah interned with The Garner Group for eight months, and she became familiarized with pharmaceutical and regulatory aspects of the U.S. healthcare system.

Sarah is a graduate of Florida State University, earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) in April 2022. She is a Tallahassee native who has also worked in locally owned and thriving restaurants for nearly a decade. 

Puerto Rico & USVI

Helaine Gregory, JD

Helaine is based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. When it is not all about work, it is about Caribbean-related pursuits, such as beaches and ocean waves and music accompanied by the appropriate adult beverages.

Helaine Gregory, JD

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Helaine Gregory has over 30 years of professional experience as an attorney, business executive, and business owner.

Helaine founded her private consulting firm over fifteen (15) years ago, where she assists clients with business development, strategy and planning, corporate governance, joint venture partnerships, physician practice administration, national payer and PBM accounts/market access, expert witness testimony (civil and criminal proceedings), healthcare provider operations (hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers) matters. She also provides compliance program monitoring services, and recently completed an assignment as a monitor and evaluator for a medical device company in Latin America.

She has extensive experience in biopharmaceutical market access strategy (national and regional payer account management), orphan drug product launches and implementation and managed care contracting in the United States and Puerto Rico. She has experience with organizing and participating in physician and payer advisory boards.

Helaine was recently invited to join the Board of Advisors of an investment consultancy house where she is asked to analyze and recommend proposals requesting capital investments in the health care field. She is regularly called upon given her business acumen and extensive health care operational experience. 

Her most recent expert witness experience was in litigation involving a national health insurer in a reimbursement dispute opposite a clinical laboratory as part of a confidential American Arbitration Association-mediated matter, where she provided opinion regarding Medicare and Medicaid law and regulations.

She was a Vice President of Operations for Fresenius Kidney Care, having responsibility for a multi-site operations budget and P&L, Medical Director relationships, quality indicators, regulatory compliance, managed care, strategic footprint expansions, and real estate and construction matters.  

Helaine was the Director, Business Practices at UnitedHealth Group in Hartford, where she implemented and directed the Government Operations division’s compliance program, which covered 1,400 employees located in 9 locations, administered 5 government contracts and generated revenues of 120MM per year.  

She was an Associate General Counsel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capital Area, where she specialized in government contracts, accounting and procurement regulations, and Code of Conduct/compliance training program design and implementation.

Helaine started her career as a business litigation associate at Bickel & Brewer in Dallas, now known as Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.

Helaine has an A.B. (cum laude) in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.  She is licensed to practice law in Texas and several federal jurisdictions.  She is a member of the Interamerican Bar Association and Secretary of the Puerto Rico Chapter.

Accounting & Administrative

Zack Summy, CPA

Zack is based in Tallahassee, FL. He played collegiate baseball and hasn't given up the dream quite yet. He and his wife, Rebecca, have one son, Lewis.

Zack Summy, CPA

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Zack joined Artia in 2022, and he helps oversee the financial statement preparation and assists with supervising the accounting staff. This includes preparing, reviewing, and analyzing the various financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness.  

Zack began his career working in public accounting for two different firms, including Deloitte and LBMC, which is a regional accounting firm, and focused on external audits of both public and private companies. He also served as a Senior Accountant for two higher education institutions, including Vanderbilt University and Florida State University. Lastly, he served as a Senior Financial Analyst for the USA Today Network in the Revenue Recognition group with a focus on advertising revenue earned by the local newspapers within the USA Today Network.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Zack graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting. He also graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a Master of Accountancy.

Jennifer Lammert

Jennifer is based in Tallahassee, FL. In her spare time, Jennifer and her family enjoy traveling both stateside and internationally.

Jennifer Lammert

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Jennifer joined Artia in 2020. She holds over two decades of hospitality experience in both organizational and management positions. Jennifer handles Artia’s day-to-day operations, plays a vital role on the accounting team, and assists in the planning and execution of the Crossroads conference.