Melinda Gardner, PharmD
In her role as senior vice president of business solutions and product delivery, Gardner leads activities related to enterprise data management and data intake for the group purchasing organization and analytics businesses. In addition, her team is responsible for the implementation, product advisory service and delivery of analytics products to members. This includes the delivery of custom analytics for supply chain and internal teams.
Prior to her current role, Gardner was vice president of information and data services with responsibility for Novation’s business intelligence and strategic information teams. Her teams designed and implemented a suite of leading-edge business intelligence products. In addition, she led the initial development of the supply chain data management services program. Gardner has also served as senior director of clinical solutions.
Prior to joining Vizient, Gardner worked as a clinical pharmacist and manager at various hospitals, including St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.
Gardner holds a doctor of pharmacy degree from University of California, San Francisco, and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Duke University Medical Center.