VP of Contracting

Darren leads the Shields Payor Contracting Team, which is responsible for working with each Shields partner to unlock the ability to care for incremental patient populations via specialty pharmacy network access agreements with payors and pharmacy benefit managers. The Department’s focus is to (1) ensure each pharmacy meets PBM managed network access requirements; and (2) engages with the health system’s managed care teams to develop and execute customized payor access roadmaps. Prior to Shields, Darren was a member of the Payor Strategy and Contracting team at Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners Healthcare), in Boston, MA. In that role he owned a portfolio of systemwide payor contracts, and managed the design and implementation of alternative reimbursement contracting methodologies based on improvements in utilization and health outcomes. Previous experience included management consulting and strategy roles within the healthcare sector, as well as analytical roles in the financial services sector. Darren holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA in Economics from Boston University.