Our Advisory Board

Proven Leadership

Our Advisory Board

Proven Leadership

The VUCA Health Advisory Board that brings together leadership experience in retail pharmacy, drug reference and clinical content. Our Advisory Board brings together a unique blend of experience to guide the company in the development and expansion of its products and services so they continue to meet the unique and evolving needs of our client organizations.

Phil Burgess

Phil Burgess is President of Philip Burgess Consulting, LLC, a consultancy focused on assisting clients in expanding patient access to quality and cost-effective healthcare. He is also Chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy.

Burgess founded his consulting firm in 2009 after a 40-year career at Walgreens, during which he held numerous corporate management positions including the National Director of Pharmacy Operations and the National Director of Pharmacy Affairs. He was a presidential appointee to the HIV/AIDS Advisory Council under both the Clinton and Bush administrations and worked as a healthcare advisor on the Obama campaign during both the primary and general elections. […]

He is actively involved with numerous federal and state level committees focused on drug disposal, electronic medical records, e-prescribing, and health information exchanges.Burgess is the recipient of the NACDS Harold W. Pratt Award and the Partner Award from Operation PUSH. He has been Chairman of the Community Pharmacy Foundation since its founding in 2002 and has served on the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy since 2001. He holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Woody Eisenberg, M.D.

Woody Eisenberg, M.D., is the Senior Vice President of Performance Measurement and Strategic Alliances for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc. (PQA, Inc). In this role, he leads the organization’s strategic initiatives related to development, testing and implementation of PQA performance measures across the healthcare marketplace. He is also responsible for developing services that enable government agencies, employers, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies to utilize PQA measures for meaningful improvement of medication-use quality. […]

Dr. Eisenberg has more than 15 years of experience as a managed care medical executive, including serving as Chief Medical Officer for Medicare and Medicaid Services at Medco. Past positions include Medical Director for Managed Markets with GlaxoSmithKline and Medical Director for Pharmacy Management with Oxford Health Plans.Dr. Eisenberg has served on several Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Expert Panels, which develop quality measures for pharmacists, hospitals and Medication Therapy Management programs that seek to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.A past member of the PQA Board of Directors, Dr. Eisenberg received his undergraduate degree from SUNY-Albany and his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine.

Shahir Kassam-Adams

Shahir Kassam-Adams is an experienced entrepreneur and general manager with a strong track record in business development and turnarounds. Notably, he has led or managed M&A transactions valued at more than $18 billion.

Previously, Kassam-Adams was the Chief Strategy Officer for Decision Resources Group (DRG), leading the company’s business development initiatives and serving on the Board of Directors. Other positions with DRG included Chief Technology Officer and President and CEO of Millennium Research Group, its Toronto-based medical device business unit. Past positions include Executive Vice President of Thomson Reuters Healthcare, as well as general management responsibilities with Harcourt.[…]

He also has significant experience in the logistics and medical technology industries.Kassam-Adams currently serves on the Board of Directors for OpenQ, Inc and the Business Advisory Board for Bertelsmann Business Information. Until its acquisition by CareerBuilder, he was on the Board of Directors for Economic Modeling Specialists International.Kassam-Adams holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. He has done doctoral-level graduate work at the Harvard Business School and taught undergraduate and graduate level management and technology courses at Harvard University and the University of Virginia.

Chuck Peipher

Chuck Peipher is President of Rajas Consulting, a consulting firm focusing on Phase II/III Global Commercial Development in Neuroscience. His career includes 21 years with AstraZeneca in leadership positions spanning the pharmaceutical development processes, from emerging brands to brand launches to late life cycle brand management, and U.S. and global marketing. He also led marketing efforts including physician marketing, payer marketing, business planning, and sales management. […]

Immediately prior to joining Rajas, Peipher was Global Team Leader, Pricing & Market Access, Specialty Care, for AstraZeneca. In that role, he led a team of six global market access directors across three global sites who worked closely with local marketing companies and governments to secure pricing, reimbursement and access for specialist products.Peipher, who is currently enrolled in an ICF credentialing program in Executive Leadership Coaching & Team Development at Georgetown University, completed a two-year management certificate program at The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Drexel University.