Corporate Officers

Vincent Fusaro – President and Director of Pharmacy

Vincent FusaroThe Alliance Pharmacy
44 Bond Street
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 876-0100
Email: VFusaro@thealliancepharmacy.org

Vincent is the Co-Founder and President of Positudes, Inc., June 2000 now dba The Alliance Pharmacy. As President and Director of Pharmacy for The Alliance Pharmacy, he is responsible for all Pharmacy and Wholesale Distribution Services and Operations.

Vincent graduated St. Johns University Pharmacy School in 1981. He has the unique distinction of having over 35 years of Professional experience in healthcare industry along with a life time of experience as a person living with Severe Hemophilia B. He holds active Pharmacist licensure in 10 states and maintains in good standing approximately 100 professional licenses for The Alliance Pharmacy.

He is married to Maryann for over 35 years, has 2 Children and 2 grandchildren.

Mark A. Plencner, R. Ph. – Chair

Mark PlencnerCoordinator
Roger Maris Cancer Center Pharmacy
820 4th St. N
Fargo, ND 58122
Phone: (701) 234-6142
Email: Mark.Plencner@meritcare.com

Mark is currently a Director of Payer Relations for the Hemophilia Alliance, serving the Western United States.

Mark is a graduate of the NDSU College of Pharmacy in Fargo North Dakota. He is the past President of the Hemophilia Alliance Group Purchasing Organization and the past Chairman of the Board of the Hemophilia Alliance.

Mark was Pharmacy Manager of the Roger Maris Cancer Center Pharmacy in Fargo North Dakota for over two decades. Responsibilities included oversite and maintenance of their USP 797-compliant pharmacy clean room as well as their outpatient oncology pharmacy and 340b Hemophilia Clotting Factor Program.

Mark served as adjunct faculty for the NDSU College of Pharmacy. At the North Dakota State College of Science, he taught Institutional Pharmacy Practice as an on-campus instructor and Pharmacology as a web-based instructor for their pharmacy technician program.

Mark is also a Past President of the North Dakota Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and a past delegate to ASHP. He was named North Dakota’s Health System Pharmacist of the Year in 2018

Mark and his wife, Stacy, have two grown sons who are both married as well as one grandson. Mark enjoys golfing, woodworking and spending time on the water at their lake home.

Stephanie Gustafson, M.S., R.Ph. - Vice Chair

Stephanie GustafsonGulf States HTC and Pharmacy
Pharmacy Manager
6655 Travis Suite 490
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 500-8385

Stephanie Gustafson is the Pharmacy Manager for Gulf States Pharmacy, the 340b pharmacy for the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center in Houston, Texas and the contract pharmacy for six other Hemophilia Treatment Centers in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. She has held this position since 2007.

Ms. Gustafson is a licensed pharmacist in New York, Maryland, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. She received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and completed a Pharmacy Residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She received a M.S. in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

She has pharmacy experience in hospitals, clinics and chemotherapy infusion centers, as well as administrative experience in hospital and physician practice management.

Sean Singh – Secretary

Sean SinghSean started his career in healthcare in 1986 when he was the administrator for an individual private practice in New York City. He was then recruited to be the administrator of a multispecialty group, before being recruited to larger and more complex groups. Before leaving New York, Sean served as the Chief Financial Officer for a large Ophthalmology group with multiple locations, A retail store and an Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Upon Relocating to Florida, Sean was the Manager of Physician Services at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, a position that was created for him. He was at Moffitt for five years before being recruited to the University of South Florida, where he served as the Business Manager for the Department of Internal Medicine and the Hemophilia Treatment Center. Sean is active in his community and serves on several boards including The Alliance Pharmacy.

Sean is an avid hunter of new experiences and exotic places to visit. He has visited six continents with his wife and two daughters. He is constantly looking for the right bait to capture the Northern Lights and Antarctica, two experiences that elude him.

Board of Directors

Joseph Bailey - Director

Joseph BaileyJoe Bailey is the Pharmacist-In-Charge for BloodCenter of Wisconsin / Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to working with the HTC’s 340b specialty pharmacy, Joe also serves as BCW’s Designated Representative for drug wholesale distribution operations. Joe obtained his PharmD from Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2010 and is currently pursuing an MBA with healthcare emphasis from West Texas A&M University.

He has experience in community pharmacy management, is an associate professor in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been working with bleeding disorder management in specialty pharmacy and wholesale distribution for over 5 years. He holds pharmacist licensure in WI, IL, IN, and MI and engages in wholesale distribution activities in WI, IL, and IA.

Lena Charafi, Pharm.D., BCPS - Director

Lena CharafiLena is a Hemophilia Clinical Pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders in Tampa, FL. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed a Pharmacy Residency training at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL.

As a hemophilia pharmacist, Lena assists with therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetics, patient counseling, staff education and 340B program. She helps enhance patient care and manage the cost of care by promoting adherence, minimizing ED visits, assisting provider in formulating optimal treatment plans to improve health outcomes for the patients.

Gladys A Lee, MBA, MS CCRP - Director

Gladys LeeEmory Children Center Clinical Trials Office / Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders of Emory

Paul Limberis – Director

Paul Limberis, RPh graduated from the University of Colorado – School of Pharmacy in 1979. Since that time, he has held positions as a staff Pharmacist, and Pharmacy Manager /Director in Hospital, Home Infusion, Long Term Care and Specialty Pharmacy settings. Currently, Paul is the Pharmacy Manager at The University of Colorado Hemophilia Center and serves as the HRSA Primary Contact for the site. Paul’s primary interests in pharmacy are in managing the 340B Program for the Hemophilia Center, staff development and growth, and in safe pharmaceutical practices that meet regulatory requirements. Paul has served in leadership and appointed positions with the Colorado Pharmacist’s Society, Colorado Chapter of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Paul was appointed to serve on the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy for two terms from 2005 to 2013. During that time, he served as the Board President twice. Paul also serves as a part-time Surveyor/Consultant for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Joe Pugliese – Director

Joe PuglieseJoe Pugliese has been involved in the hemophilia community for the last 40 years. He started in 1978 as a sales representative in Chicago with the Armour Pharmaceutical Company. He held a variety of positionsover the years including General Manager of Hemophilia Business Unit, and Vice President and General Manager of North America for Aventis Behring (successor company of Armour)

He joined Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group as President of the Specialty Pharmacy business in 2004, and departed in 2005 to pursue other interests in the hemophilia community. He signed on as a consultant to the Hemophilia Alliance to start their group purchasing organization in 2006 and was named the President of the Hemophilia Alliance in 2008. The organization has grown from 38 members in 2007 to 100 members today. Joe is looking forward to seeing this organization deliver its goal of achieving operational excellence in providing services for the hemophilia community.

Joe became Chairman of The Alliance Pharmacy in late 2010. The pharmacy, a 501c 3, is licensed as a pharmacy in all 50 states, has received ACHC accreditation, and has received its VAWD accreditation. The pharmacy manages annumber of very successful trial programs for sophisticated pharmaceutical products like subcutaneous immune globulin and alpha one antitrypsin. Joe stepped down as Chair in 2017 , but remains a very active Director

Joe has been married to Karen for 44 years. They have five children, two daughter-in-laws, two son in laws and ten grandchildren.

Jason Zamora, PharmD, BCNSP - Director

Jason ZamoraJason is the Director of Pharmacy at the Center for Comprehensive Care & Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders (CIBD). He oversees the operations of the CIBD specialty pharmacy and wholesaler. In addition, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chapman University, School of Pharmacy. Prior to working at CIBD, Jason was employed at MemorialCare Health System and Sharp HealthCare where he worked in a variety of settings that include home infusion, inpatient, and oncology infusion. Jason received his bachelor degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from San Diego State University and his doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy. He is also a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist and Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.