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Officers & Board2022-06-23T16:10:27+00:00

OFFICERS

Robert Baird, RN, MSA
Robert Baird, RN, MSA
PRESIDENT

National Cancer Treatment Alliance
Washington, DC

Ted Okon, MBA
Ted Okon, MBA
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Community Oncology Alliance

Washington, DC
Ricky Newton, CPA
Ricky Newton, CPA
TREASURER & CFO

Community Oncology Alliance
Virginia Beach, VA

Nicolas Ferreyros
Nicolas Ferreyros
SECRETARY & VP

Community Oncology Alliance

Washington, DC

Fred Schnell, MD
Fred Schnell, MD
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
National Cancer Treatment Alliance; Cancer Center of Middle Georgia; Community Oncology Alliance
Warner Robins, GA
Carrie Pernell
Carrie Pernell
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Community Oncology Alliance
Virginia Beach, VA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Diaz, MD
Michael Diaz, MD
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
Terril Jordan, LLM, J.D.
Terril Jordan, LLM, J.D.
Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC

Hackensack, NJ
Barabra McAneny, MD
Barabra McAneny, MD
New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants

Albuquerque, NM
Kathy Oubre, MS
Kathy Oubre, MS
Pontchartrain Cancer Center

Covington, LA
Kashyap Patel, MD
Kashyap Patel, MD
Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates

Rock Hill, SC
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
Texas Oncology

Austin, TX
Alti Rahman, MHA, MBA
Alti Rahman, MHA, MBA
Oncology Consultants

Houston, TX
Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
Port Jefferson Station, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

Is NCTA up and running?2022-06-14T20:01:49+00:00

Yes, NCTA is fully functional and will continue to add more educational resources on key issues in cancer in the coming months. It has begun to build its Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), which will provide direct contracting for all oncology services and data driven informational studies to promote transparency around the cost of care.

Has NCTA engaged employers in the organization’s development?2022-06-14T20:02:18+00:00

The NCTA team has spoken with dozens of employers and health care purchasing organizations across the country. They have learned that there is a tremendous need for innovations that put employers and employees first: boosting quality and improve patients’ experience with cancer care and reducing costs.

 

Is NCTA membership open exclusively to members of COA?2022-06-14T20:02:50+00:00

No. NCTA membership is open to all high-performing oncology practices in the United States. Practices do not have to be a member of COA to join NCTA, but must be committed to delivering affordable, high-quality, and locally accessible cancer care to employers and their employees.

How can NCTA improve upon a broken drug benefits system dominated by large PBMs?2022-06-21T17:57:46+00:00

For decades, employers have utilized pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) with little to show for it. NCTA’s Clinically Integrated Network will create transparency in drug benefit design and delivery where there currently is none and a first-rate treatment experience in patients.

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