Vice President of Operations of the Midwest

As Vice President of Operations of the Midwest, Joe oversees the day-to-day operations for all health system partner sites throughout the Midwestern United States, identifying strategic growth, optimization and cost-reduction opportunities for Shields’ partners. Joe’s responsibilities include delivery of integrated specialty pharmacy care, compliance and the financial performance of each partner’s specialty pharmacy program.

Prior to Shields Joe served as Vice President of Outpatient Pharmacy Programs and Services at Kaiser Permanente with strategic business line responsibility for the coordination and performance of all KP’s outpatient pharmacy programs and services, including 378 outpatient, mail order and central fill operations, specialty pharmacy call centers, OTC, Informatics, analytics and pharmaceutical contracting including $9B in drug costs, $1.2B in labor expenses and $100M in OTC sales. Before his work with Kaiser Permanente, Joe held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility for Walgreens, serving as Vice President of Drugstore Innovation, Vice President, Senior Director, and Director of Drug Store Administration.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Florida, holding a Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy degree.