• Pharmacy
Azra Behlim, PharmD, MBA
Associate Vice President, Pharmacy Sourcing & Program Services

Azra is responsible for vaccines, brand & specialty pharmaceuticals, Rx technology as well as all pharmaceutical services programs. Bringing over 15 years of health care experience in retail, hospital, academic and specialty settings, Azra is recognized in the industry for her expertise and speaks at industry conferences on maximizing value and supply chain management for acute and non-acute settings.

Media: Wall Street Journal, CBS News, ABC News

  • Pharmacy
Brian Hardy, RPh, MBA
Associate Vice President, Pharmacy Consulting

Brian provides direction and support for advisory work related to ambulatory pharmacy. He helps health care organizations identify opportunities for implementing or expanding outpatient retail ambulatory, central fill and/or home delivery and specialty pharmacy operations. With over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Brian's expertise spans multiple retail and ambulatory pharmacy market segments. 

Media: Becker's Hospital Review
Vizient Newsroom: Is Your Hospital Interested in Joining the Specialty Pharmacy Trend? Here are Five Things to Consider

  • Pharmacy
Dan Kistner, PharmD
Group Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions

Dan leads the Vizient pharmacy program, which assists customer hospitals in transforming their pharmacy program into a central point of integrated care with solutions that help manage cost and improve quality outcomes for patients

Vizient Newsroom: Coalition Working to End Drug Shortages, Together - 2022

  • Pharmacy
Jim Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Senior Performance Improvement Program Director, Pharmacy

As performance improvement program director, pharmacy, Jim is primarily responsible for developing and leading performance improvement collaborative programs focusing on medication safety and utilization.

Media:Ā Drug Topics

  • Pharmacy
Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions

Steven leads the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence (CPPE) in providing Vizient members and the health care community with clinical and industry-related insights into pharmaceuticals that support the Vizient mission to manage costs, improve quality of care and grow market performance.

Vizient Newsroom: Breaking it Down: Biologics and Biosimilars with Steven Lucio - 2022, Insights Learned from the Biosimilars Survey: Q&A with Steven Lucio - 2022
Published: Biosimilars and Biologics: Implementation and Monitoring in a Healthcare Setting 1st Edition

  • Pharmacy
Mittal Sutaria, PharmD
Senior Vice President, Contract and Program Services, Pharmacy

Mittal leads oversight for the industry-leading NovaplusĀ® Enhanced Supply program, which gives Vizient members access to more than 100 million additional units of essential medications warehoused in the U.S. She leads a team that develops key strategic sourcing programs that focus on transparency, redundancy and commitment to support a resilient supply chain for essential medications, and to date, over a million doses of these critical medications have been accessed by health systems during a supply challenge.

Media: PSQH, Freight Waves, Journal of Healthcare Contracting, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CBS News