Meet Our Team

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Marc Hixson

President & CEO

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Chuck Peipher

Managing Director

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Lee Termini

EVP, Corporate Strategy

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Jim Clement

Partner, Strategy & Outcomes

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Jodie McVan

VP, Agency Services & Operations

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Neil Minkoff, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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Iris Tam

VP, Medical Affairs & HEOR

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Joshua Greenblatt

Chief Business Officer

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Harry Vargo

Partner, Strategy & Outcomes

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Diana Villanova

VP, Patient Services & Distribution

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Marc Hixson

President & CEO

Marc Hixson began his life science career on the commercial side of the business in sales and marketing, realizing early on that the ever-changing managed care environment would have a greater impact on the way pharmaceutical products and medical services were delivered. Gaining knowledge and insight through experience, he has directed his efforts to the successful creation and execution of multiple market access strategies and teams for various clients.

At Coeus, Marc has brought together his own team of experienced managed care professionals ready to assist clients at any level of engagement.

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Chuck Peipher

Managing Director

Chuck Peipher, Managing Director, specializes in helping biopharmaceutical companies develop innovative pricing and market access strategies. He provides brand management counsel and contributes to a wide array of strategic growth initiatives. Chuck helps our clients achieve success in early launch planning and commercial preparedness, clinical pipeline development, and global business consulting.

Chuck has more than 25 years of corporate and consulting experience, including helping to build three life-science based businesses. Chuck’s foundation of experience was gained through his time with AstraZeneca with a variety of specialty care experiences – from the company’s global market-leading mental health drug Seroquel to its first orphan drug (Caprelsa for thyroid cancer). He had senior roles in brand management, healthcare provider marketing, and pricing and market access while also supporting major business development efforts. Chuck’s last position with AstraZeneca was leading the Global Pricing and Market Access team for specialty care support oncology, respiratory, infection, and CNS therapeutic areas.

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Lee Termini

EVP, Corporate Strategy

Lee Termini, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and board member at Coeus, is an accomplished executive with extensive experience  building service companies within the life science space.

Prior to working at MediMedia/ICON, Lee was Executive Director, Account Management, at Pasteur Mérieux Connaught (which then became Aventis Pasteur, now Sanofi-Aventis). As Executive Director, Lee directed the efforts for one of three business units and was responsible for sales, marketing, and contracting for the managed care marketplace for the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. He started his pharmaceutical career at Stuart Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca). 

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Jim Clement

Partner, Strategy & Outcomes

A former Aetna executive, Jim Clement is a key expert on the Coeus senior leadership team.

Most recently, Jim served as Executive Director, Value-Based Care and Supply Chain Strategy at Aetna Healthcare, where he focused largely on proving the value of pharmaceutical therapies. Jim was responsible for transforming the financing of the pharmacy benefit and leading Aetna’s enterprise relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers. Jim was responsible for maintaining administrative oversight for pharmacy benefit strategy, actuarial services, client pricing, network administration, analytics, and vendor management (inclusive of Aetna Pharmacy’s outsourced services to CVS), in addition to innovative contracting models to help drive value-based care.

Jim also served as a board member for sPCMA, collaborated with the Bipartisan Policy Center on innovative and value-based market access approaches for gene therapies, and served as an advisor to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) on the publication of “Value-Based Contracting for Oncology Drugs.”

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Jodie McVan

VP, Agency Services & Operations

Jodie McVan, VP of Agency Services and Operations, is a seasoned market access executive specializing in agency and operational excellence for successful product commercialization. Her expertise includes setting brand strategy, launch planning, and execution; reimbursement strategy; medical affairs communications; and marketing. Jodie believes in creating engaging and meaningful content, visuals, and data insights that deliver better brand experiences across numerous products and therapeutic areas, striving to achieve on-target deliverables that meet client objectives as efficiently as possible, on time, and on budget.

Jodie has 15 years of experience in the pharma industry. Her strengths encompass building client relationships while providing strong operational and financial support. This includes efficiency management, systems integration, resource planning, budget and timeline oversight, performance metrics, driving innovation, and supporting new business initiatives.

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Neil Minkoff, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Neil Minkoff is the Chief Medical Officer with Coeus.

Prior to joining Coeus, Neil served as the Senior Medical Director for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, repeatedly rated the #1 health plan in America by NCQA and US News and World Report. Neil has also served as the Associate Medical Director of Partners Community Healthcare, a large integrated provider network. He has been Co-Chair of Medical Management and P&T for the CareGroup Network.

In 2012, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Neil as a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission, which provides oversight of health insurance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He is the author and editor of multiple publications and has served on numerous advisory panels and boards. Neil also served as Co-Chair of AHIP’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals Workgroup.

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Iris Tam

VP, Medical Affairs & HEOR

Iris Tam has over 25 years of experience in healthcare, including hospital pharmacy, managed care, and the biopharmaceutical industry, and is currently Senior Director & Head of Medical Affairs and HEOR at Coeus.

In previous roles at Achaogen, Otonomy, and Genentech, Iris led Medical Affairs strategies and tactics that support market access, product value, and patient quality of care, including accountabilities for medical communications, HEOR, AMCP dossiers, compendia submissions, guideline bodies engagement, and scientific payer communications. Since 2008, Iris has been active on the AMCP Format Executive Committee, which oversees the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions, including serving as the Committee’s Chair.

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Joshua Greenblatt

Chief Business Officer

Joshua Greenblatt is the Senior Vice President of Access Marketing with Coeus. He creates strategies to address reimbursement issues, ensure affordability, and maximize brand performance across all managed market segments. 

With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Josh has diverse experience in managed markets, including market research, strategy design, pharmaceutical marketing, above-brand marketing, disease management, training, public sector health programs, provider network development and management, and clinical trial management.

Before he joined Coeus, Josh managed the west coast office for MediMedia Managed Markets (now ICON) for 11 years. Prior to that, Josh held leadership roles at Health Strategies Group (now Eversana), Universal Care, PacificCare (UnitedHealthcare) and University of California School of Medicine. 

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Harry Vargo

Partner, Strategy & Outcomes

Harry Vargo, Partner, Strategy & Outcomes, is a key expert on the Coeus senior leadership team. He draws on over 20 years’ experience in managed care and biotechnology and specializes in value-based and innovative contracting, medical pharmacy management, and formulary management.

Prior to joining Coeus, Harry spent 14 years at Aetna Healthcare where he served various roles. In the last 6 years at Aetna, he was the Senior Director of Manufacturer Relations and Head of Aetna’s Value-Based Contract team. Harry is seen as a leading voice in value-based contracting, speaking at numerous national conferences and committees. 

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Diana Villanova

VP, Patient Services & Distribution

Diana Villanova is the VP of Patient Services and Distribution for Coeus and brings unique knowledge and insight to the patient access programs she works on by leveraging her background in both the pharmaceutical and technology industries. She has built strategies and supported implementation on over a dozen drug launches in various therapeutic areas, including rare diseases and oncology.

Diana’s true focus on the patient is what drives her to build the best patient service programs available and has led to increased adherence/compliance, patient satisfaction, and ultimately sales.

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