Meet the Newest Members of Our Advisory Board

Jul 19, 2022


Alto Pharmacy

Alto’s board of advisors was formed in 2020 to deliver strategic guidance as we work toward a better healthcare system for all. With diverse leadership experience in the industry, our board of advisor members ensure that our efforts are both impactful and efficient, with services grounded in the highest standards of operational excellence.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome three new members to the board of advisors: Adam J. Fein, Harry Leider, and Brad Fluegel. Their passion and expertise will no doubt be an asset as we focus on reaching even more patients — and delivering even more comprehensive care — in service of our mission.

Read on to learn more about their backgrounds in the industry and join us in giving them a warm welcome!

Adam J. Fein, PhD 

Adam J. Fein, PhD, is the CEO of Drug Channels Institute, a leading source of industry research about pharmaceutical economics and the drug distribution system. Widely published in academic and industry publications, he also heads the Drug Channels website, praised by readers for its comprehensive and witty coverage of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), medication pricing, and other industry topics.

Delivering medications to our patients at the lowest price possible is central to our mission. Dr. Fein’s deep expertise in pharmacy economics supports our ongoing commitment to improve adherence rates by way of more affordable medication options and total price transparency.

“The pharmacy industry has entered a period of structural change. There’s a tremendous need for the cost transparency, efficiency, and commitment to patient well-being that Alto delivers. I’m thrilled to support Alto in building innovative solutions to foundational issues within the industry,” Dr. Fein said.

Dr. Fein holds a doctoral degree in managerial science and applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Harry L. Leider, MD

Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior healthcare executive to our board of advisors. Since 2018, he’s served as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Gelesis, an innovative biopharmaceutical company.

In addition to his current leadership in the biotherapeutic space, Dr. Leider has broad experience in telemedicine, retail healthcare, laboratory medicine, and payor strategies, as former Chief Medical Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Ameritox, and Care Improvement Plus.

Dr. Leider shares Alto’s commitment to driving lasting change within the healthcare system for better patient health. With both clinical expertise and executive experience, he’s spent his career designing programs, services, and intellectual property that improve health outcomes.

“Alto’s pharmacy model brings us closer to a future where everyone can receive the highest standard of care and is equipped to manage their health. I’m personally inspired by Alto’s bold vision for healthcare and look forward to what we can accomplish together,” Dr. Leider said.

Dr. Leider has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and holds five patents in laboratory medicine.

Brad Fluegel

Drawing on more than three decades of healthcare experience, Brad Fluegel is a strategic advisor to organizations, entrepreneurs, and other industry participants. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Healthcare Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreen Co, where he managed all commercial healthcare activities, from sales and contracting to biopharma relationships and market planning.

Previously, Brad oversaw Walgreens’ corporate strategy and business development as Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. He also led Elevance (then Wellpoint)’s strategic planning and corporate communications as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer.

His expertise in strategic planning and operations will allow us to deliver an exceptional patient experience as we continue to grow.

“Since 2015, Alto has proven itself to be a leader in the rapidly evolving digital pharmacy space. It’s a privilege to support their efforts to redefine what’s possible in healthcare, and together we can deliver industry-leading care to more patients,” he said.

Brad earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of Washington. He also serves as a lecturer at the Wharton School of Business.

Meet the rest of the advisory board

Dr. Fein, Dr. Leider, and Brad join three other advisory board members: Dr. James Hildreth, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College; Jennifer Kent, previously the Director for the California Department of Health Care Services; and Ajay Khatri, previously Alto’s Chief Strategy Officer. 

Dr. Hildreth, Jennifer, and Ajay have offered invaluable guidance as we’ve grown throughout the past two years, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their partnership and support.

Learn more about Dr. Hildreth and Jennifer’s healthcare experience.

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