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We are a passionate and experienced team who want to bring transparency and savings to pharmacy, a market fraught with hidden costs and confusion, by empowering fiduciaries to take control of their spend with clinical data. Select one of our team members below to learn more about the experience they bring to TruDataRx.

Senior Leadership

Catalina Gorla

co-founder & CEO

Catalina serves as the Chief Executive Officer for TruDataRx. In this role, Catalina works closely with the clinical team and clients of TruDataRx to ensure an exceptional customer experience that results in meaningful savings in pharmacy benefits driven by rigorous evidence-based analytics. Catalina also works with the TruDataRx development team to build the analytical tools and software that drive the value for clients.

Catalina has spent the past 12 years working in healthcare in a range of roles involving research commercialization, enterprise formation, and operations development. Prior to founding TruDataRx, Catalina was the founding COO of Informulary, Inc, a company committed to improving health by providing doctors and patients with the information they need to make wise decisions about prescription drugs, and also held positions at Dartmouth College as the Program Manager of innovations in translation and new initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. Through these roles, Catalina worked with researchers and business professionals to create self-sustaining entities that address needs in the health care delivery system. Prior to Dartmouth, she worked as an economist for a large investment management firm, focusing on international financial markets. In this role, she developed new tools and analytical reports on investible foreign markets. Prior to her work in economic research, Catalina completed a financial leadership rotation program in the insurance industry. Catalina graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College.

James Stahl, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

  • Education: MD, McGill University, Montreal, MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Relevant Experience: Clinician Scientist, Comparative Effectiveness, Outcomes and operations research, Former Section Chief of General Internal Medicine, Program Director Primary Care Research Fellowship
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Martial Arts

Lindsey Pardoe, PharmD

Vice President of Client Solutions

  • Education: PharmD & BS Northeastern University, summa cum laude
  • Relevant Experience: Lindsey is a residency-trained pharmacist with over a decade of experience in the pharmacy industry in both clinical and operational roles.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Travel Planning

Our Team

Amaka Nwafor

Sr. Analyst

  • Education: B.S. Cornell University
  • Relevant Experience: Amaka has had previous experience working in Malaria research and healthcare education.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: K-pop enthusiast

Amanda Hacker

Pharmacy Support Specialist

  • Education: B.S. in Biomedical Sciences – University of South Florida
  • Relevant Experience: Amanda is a licensed EMT who is currently studying biomedical sciences. Her future plans include attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. She believes that her current role will help her deepen her knowledge of prescription drugs and further enhance her career as a physician.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Doing triathlons!

Amelia (Mia) Kirby

Business Growth Associate

  • Education: Cum Laude Connecticut College BA in Environmental Science Double Minor in Economics and Anthropology, Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College
  • Relevant Experience: Worked at a Private Bank where I managed customer relationships & advised clients on complex banking products. Built my own Etsy business offering various types of self-designed handmade jewelry and developed a pitch-deck to market products at local stores and craft fairs.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Fly Fishing

Andreea R. Nemes

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN.
  • Relevant Experience: Lead the prior authorization/appeal adjudication process, analyze pharmacy claims data for cost savings opportunities, and act as a drug information resource/SME for the client team. Participate in weekly clinical team meetings for performing clinical effectiveness review and discussing complex clinical cases, assist in design and maintenance of the formulary to ensure our clinical recommendations are executed according to the savings strategy, as well as leading, coaching, and developing the efforts of our clinical operations support team.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Running, hiking, biking, nature aficionado.

Angela Spencer

Manager of Clinical Services

  • Education: PharmD, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
  • Relevant Experience: Over a decade of experience as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of clinical settings with a focus in the management of chronic illnesses.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Permaculture Enthusiast

Ashley Hunter

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Education: PharmD, Skaggs School of Pharmacy – The University of Montana
  • Relevant Experience: Ashley’s expertise spans various pharmacy settings including retail, clinical, and managed care environments. Her recent duties included managing formularies and serving as a clinical liaison between third-party administrators, plan sponsors, and pharmacy benefit managers.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: DIY home improvement projects

Bethany Sneathen

Manager of Clinical Data and Product Integration

  • Education: Princeton University, Molecular Biology and Health Policy
  • Relevant Experience: In addition to her background in pharmaceutical data analysis, Bethany has experience conducting a long-term observational study on treatment for opioid use disorder and clinical experience in dermatology.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Mixology

Caitlin Anderson

Manager of Data & Analytics

  • Education: London School of Economics & Political Science (MSc); Dartmouth College (BA)
  • Relevant Experience: Caitlin’s background is in biological research, analytics, and education.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Skiing

Charles Baird

Data Scientist

  • Education: B.A. Columbia University, A.S. A.S. Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Relevant Experience: Charles develops dynamic applications used by the TruDataRx team for reporting to our clients. He is passionate about comparative effectiveness research and crafts the suite of features used to implement statistical analysis in our Evidence Reviews.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Backyard Wrestling

Chris Somers

National Sales Director

  • Education: B.A. Hillsdale College Business Administration and Marketing
  • Relevant Experience: Over 25 years of professional B2B sales experience with the last 10 years of experience in the group health insurance industry. Chris has a passion for helping self funded plan sponsors design and implement effective and sustainable cost containment strategies utilizing TPA, network, PBM and RBP vendors.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Quoting random movie lines

DJ Underwood

Client Operations Coordinator

  • Education: CPHT
  • Relevant Experience: 13+ years in pharmaceutical production, distribution and customer service in settings that include hospital, specialty, insurance and retail.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Importing Japanese and European classic cars and engine rebuilds.

Garret Gao

Analyst

  • Education: Master of Science in Applied Data Science, The University of Chicago; Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Business, Minor in Statistics and Economics, Wake Forest University
  • Relevant Experience: Prior to joining TruDataRx, he has conducted internship projects of constructing data pipelines for electronic medical records (EMRs) and building machine learning models to predict patient’s treatment outcomes.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Drinking Celsius (Peach Vibe Flavor)

Jade Motley, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Education: PharmD from Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Relevant Experience: Jade has a wide range of experience having worked as a pharmacist in the community, ambulatory care, managed care and transitions of care settings. Her past duties included medication therapy management (drug interactions, therapy appropriateness, indications, etc), drug regimen optimization, improving access to care and ensuring patient understanding of medications.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Building furniture and DIY interior design projects

Jenna Lyall

Lead Program Manager

  • Education: BA in Economics, University of Virginia
  • Relevant Experience: Jenna brings extensive experience with both strategic and hands-on operational experience in early-stage startups.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Finding the perfect baby blanket pattern to knit

Katherine Paulin, Ph.D.

Clinical Researcher

  • Education: Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, B.S. University of Vermont
  • Relevant Experience: Katherine brings over a decade of scientific experience spanning biomedical research, scientific review, clinical applications, and data analysis.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: DIY construction projects

Katy Axel

Sr. Business Development Analyst

  • Education: B.A Biology, Dartmouth College
  • Relevant Experience: Katy has spent her time at TruDataRx performing analytics for the sales and client teams. She especially enjoys creating comparative effectiveness charts to visually represent the clinical value we can provide.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: I am a snowboard instructor but I also love to ski!

Kayla Brank

Business Operations Analyst

  • Education: B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Summa cum laude
  • Relevant Background: Kayla held prior positions in retail pharmacy, clinical toxicology lab management, and EHR/MAR support. Her long-standing fascination with the field of pharmacy brought her to TruDataRx, where she enjoys solving problems at the intersection of healthcare and technology.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Frog spotting

Kerry Mills. Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Honours), PhD
  • Relevant Experience: Kerry is an expert in comparative effectiveness research and meta-analysis. She is responsible for the evidence program at TruDataRx, working with the analyst team, the Chief Medical Officer and clinical pharmacy team.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: I love to knit and to visit yarn shops wherever I go

Kristen Brooker

Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Relevant Experience: Program Manager, Advancement Events, Dartmouth College
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: NASCAR Aficionado

Latoya Kinloch

Pharmacy Support Specialist

  • Education: Associate Degree in Information Technology
  • Relevant Experience: Certified Pharmacy Technician for over 20 years. I worked for Walgreens for 18 years.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Photography

Levi Roseman

Regional Sales Director

  • Education: Dartmouth College
  • Relevant Experience: Has spent two years developing relationships with innovators across the benefits industry.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Numismatics

Luca Fagotti

Sales Consultant

  • Education: Dartmouth College
  • Relevant Experience: Luca is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government. At Dartmouth, he cultivated a robust entrepreneurial skill set while serving as the managing partner for one of the college’s largest student-run businesses.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Cooking

Melissa Lyon

Manager of HR & Client Operations

  • Education: B.S in Economics from Rocky Mountain College and MBA from University of Montana
  • Relevant Experience: Melissa has a diverse career within the financial and healthcare industries where she held leadership, account management, and operational roles . Her previous experience in Human Resources with a Third Party Administrator provides unique insights into the daily challenges and solutions for our clients.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Beekeeping

Ryan McHugh

Senior Manager of Product Services

  • Education: BS in Healthcare Administration, Indiana University
  • Relevant Experience: Ryan has spent the last ten years in the healthcare industry working for professional service companies. He is currently responsible for launching new client PBM solution services, delivering client value through client management, and managing our PBM solution’s working partnerships.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Cooking

Sam Taylor

Technical Program Manager

  • Relevant Experience: Seasoned engineering manager and solutions architect with over 40 years of experience in IT and product development. Proven ability to lead teams through complex projects, manage budgets and timelines, and ensure customer satisfaction. Skilled in designing and integrating processes that ensure quality delivery and governance of key software engineering and development operations.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Beekeeper

Shelley Black

Pharmacy Support Specialist

  • Education: Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPhT
  • Relevant Experience: Shelley spent over 20 years in retail pharmacy, followed by almost a decade of work in pharmacy benefits and insurance.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Avid PC Gamer

Teresa Biel, PharmD

Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Operations

  • Education: PharmD
  • Relevant Experience: My experiences include drug information for social media platforms, comprehensive medication management as hospital pharmacist, and past development and maintenance of Epic EHR software for Baylor Scott & White Health Care system.
  • Most Unexpected Hobby: Gardening

Trish Toye

Financial Operations Manager

Our Board of Directors

Dave McLean, PhD

Director

Dave is a veteran of the healthcare industry and is a seasoned CEO and founder. He is a co-founder of Emerging Therapy Solutions, and previously led several managed care technology companies, including Medication Management Systems, Inc. (acquired by Genoa HealthCare), NovoLogix (acquired by CVS), and RxHub. Dave served as the CEO of United Resource Networks at UnitedHealth Group, a business that managed organ and tissue transplants for 45 million payer lives, and SVP at American MedCenters, an HMO management company. Dave holds a BS in Pharmacy from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Gregg Fairbrothers

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Gregg Fairbrothers serves on the board of directors for TruDataRx. Mr. Fairbrothers represents the investor group that has backed TruDataRx, a group of seasoned investors with experience in insurance brokerage and consulting services, health care, and business formation.

Mr. Fairbrothers recently stepped down as President and founding board member of Groups-Recover Together, a for-profit medical startup that provides affordable treatment helping people to recover from opioid addiction. He is also a founder and board member or chair of currently active technology companies in biotechnology and medical information technology, and two nonprofit organizations, The Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship and the Eleazar Wheelock Society.

Previously for fourteen years, Mr. Fairbrothers was the founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dartmouth College, and an adjunct professor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In 2004 he founded the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center (DRTC), Inc. a free-standing New Hampshire non-profit corporation that operates a 55,000 sq. ft. technology incubator facility developing technology-based innovations with the potential for significant social impact, and in 2006-2009 co-founded the Apologia student journal at Dartmouth and the Eleazar Wheelock Society, where he still is a trustee. In 2016 he joined the Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship in Cambridge, MA as a co-founding board member.

Mr. Fairbrothers has more than 22 years of experience in almost all operational and investment-related aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry, including exploration, exploitation, production, marketing, acquisitions and divestment, joint ventures, and corporate finance through banks, multi-lateral institutions, limited partnerships and public markets (including IPOs and unsolicited purchases). Prior to returning to the Upper Valley in 1999, he was President and founder of a mid-sized international oil and gas producer, Samson International, Ltd., as well as President of Samson Resources, Inc., and a Director of the companies’ parent holding company, Samson Investment Company.

Mr. Fairbrothers earned an MS in Geology from Rutgers University, and received his MBA from the University of Tulsa. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College.

Peter Behnke

Director

Mr. Behnke has been an investor and operator in Healthcare, Insurance, Communications and Real Estate for more than 20 years. He graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy and Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University and became well recognized nationally as one of the first to be Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy. Having held leadership positions in both privately and publicly held companies Mr. Behnke was responsible for bringing healthcare to the work-place in an integrated model for some of the largest employers and healthcare insurers in the US.

He has held a number of Director and Officer level positions in Healthcare Administration with financial and operational responsibilities for several large Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy practices as well as the East Coast operations for HealthSouth’s (Formerly NYSE: HLS now EHC) Diagnostic Imaging business. In 2001 after the sale of HealthSouth’s Diagnostic Imaging business to Private Equity, Pete became a partner at HealthCare Risk Specialists, a national Medical Malpractice Insurance Brokerage. HealthCare Risk successfully completed its sale to Integro in August of 2015. Integro’s US operations were subsequently acquired by Epic Brokers in January of 2019. Currently Mr. Behnke remains actively involved with EPIC Broker’s Healthcare Practice while continuing to support his real estate and private company investments. Current investments include: Mutualink, iBlades, Goodman Coffee Roasters, Physician Insurance Services, Next Therapy Solutions and TruDataRx. Peter has served as a Board Member for TruDataRx since August 2017, supporting TruDataRx’s mission of empowering management and employees to take control of their pharmacy costs and clinical outcomes with comparative effectiveness data analytics.

Rebecca Shanahan, JD

Director

Rebecca is recognized as a pioneer and national leader in the specialty pharmacy industry. In 2010 Rebecca joined the Board of Avella Specialty Pharmacy. In 2014, she took on the role of CEO, organically growing Avella from ~$565M to $1.5B in specialty pharmacy. Avella was sold to Optum Pharmacy in 2018. Rebecca was a founding member, president and board member of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacies.

Reinhard Ambros, PhD

Director

In his career Reinhard J. Ambros PhD, has gained broad experience in international leadership positions at Roche and Novartis in corporate strategy, BD&L and pharmaceutical product development. From 2005-2017 he served as the global head of the Novartis Venture Fund and built one of the largest and most active corporate Biotechnology Venture Funds in that period. Currently, Dr. Ambros serves on the board of TruDataRx and several other private and public biotechnology companies in Europe and the US.