National Association of Specialty Pharmacy Announces Leadership Changes for 2017


Visionary health care executives selected to take helm of NASP.

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), a non-profit organization representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry including the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, and more, announced today that effective January 1, 2017 veteran health care executive, Rebecca M. Shanahan has assumed the role of President, and industry leader, Mike Agostino, has become President-Elect.

Both individuals have a long track record of dedication to the organization, each having served on the Board of Directors and on the Board's Executive Committee. Ms. Shanahan will succeed Burt Zweigenhaft.

“NASP is a strong organization with over 1,300 corporate and individual members combined, all of whom are well-known for their thorough understanding of specialty pharmacy and commitment to unifying the voice of the field,” notes Ms. Shanahan. “I’m excited about this opportunity to lead the organization to even greater heights of success.”

Ms. Shanahan is an energetic leader with more than 20 years’ industry experience. She has a keen talent for finding and analyzing the needs of the specialty pharmacy sector. She draws from a deep well of wisdom, integrity and imagination to create solid solutions to the challenges faced by members of NASP. Ms. Shanahan currently serves as CEO for Avella Specialty Pharmacy.

“I’m looking forward to working with Rebecca in her role as President,” notes Mr. Agostino. “I’m eager to begin propelling the organization forward toward an even better position that will ultimately benefit our members and position NASP as the voice of the specialty pharmacy industry.”


About National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)

NASP ( is the only national association for all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. The core mission of NASP is to provide continuing education programs to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working in specialty pharmacy, a growing pharmacy discipline that dispenses and manages specialized medications for chronic, rare, and/or complex conditions. NASP members include specialty pharmacies, integrated health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, healthcare payers, GPOs, wholesale drug distributors, and technology and other vendors. To learn more, please visit:

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