Doug has been in the industry since 1986, with experience both at major insurance companies, and Deloitte Consulting, he transitioned to working with employers directly on their health benefits in 2001. In 2003 Doug carved out prescription drug coverage with a major PBM for a large employer who had a fully insured HMO plan. Through this early experience, he was able to learn about the PBM industry and the complexities which often create confusion and excess cost for employers. Since this experience, he has had a passion for helping employers navigate the complex world of PBMs. In 2017, he recognized that Rx costs are such a major portion of health care drug spend in an employer plan, that a higher level of focus and help was required. As a Partner at Burnham Benefits and with the help of several other key partners, 360 Rx Solutions was formed.
Industry Experience: Since June 1986
Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Oregon, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Notable Quality/Achievement in the Benefits Industry/Designations: Doug is a designated Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). He contributed articles to several trade industry publications, including California Broker, World at Work, Consumer Driven Healthcare, and quoted in the Orange County Business Journal on HSA plans. Doug was a panelist at SunWest Economic forum in 2013, World at Work Orlando in 2012, and a speaker for Burnham webinars including Rx trends, and alternative funding. Doug is currently on the Board of Advisors for the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences.
Marina has an extensive knowledge of the benefits and financial markets, including market trends, plan designs, pricing, funding alternatives, and ACA. She works with clients on a local and national level, managing fully insured and self-funded arrangements and leverages experience to the clients’ optimal advantage. Marina is responsible for overall client account management, which includes benefit plan renewals, marketing analysis, benchmarking, vendor relationships, employee communications, cost containment strategies, wellness initiatives, as well as working with the management and unions to find a mutual common ground that maximizes the employee benefits programs.
Industry Experience: Since April 2002
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from Tyumen State University, Russian Federation
Notable Quality/Achievement in the Benefits Industry/Designations: Marina is currently pursuing her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation. She is an active member of the Orange County Employee Benefits Council, National Human Resources Association and American College of Healthcare Executives.
Steve is responsible for expanding Burnham’s footprint into other markets by overseeing new initiatives, private exchanges, captives and special programs. He develops new tools and resources to better serve clients, while managing finances and operations for the company as a whole, in addition to managing the office in the Sacramento region.
Industry Experience: Since July 1990; Accounting/Finance Since July 1980
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley
Notable Quality/Achievement in the Benefits Industry/Designations: Steve has significant experience with agency operations, ACA compliance, the public sector, and transportation and distribution industries.
Mei has comprehensive managed care, PBM, and specialty pharmacy experience. She held various positions in fortune 500 companies as well as private and startup pharmacy companies to include: OptumRx, MedImpact, WellPoint NextRx, First DataBank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. She currently works as Senior Consultant at TPG Healthcare Consulting where she is responsible for helping pharmacy companies grow and succeed. She provides client assistance in benefit design, business development, system implementation, regulatory compliance, project management, operations, and staff training and development.
In addition, Mei is the founder and president of Two Trees Wellness, Inc. an organization where she assists pharmacy companies for growth and success including profitability, URAC/ACHC specialty/infusion pharmacy accreditation, operational efficiency, network strategies, accreditation, project management, policy and procedure development, pharmacy start up, license and permit application, business development, infrastructure build out, system implementation, and staff training and development. Mei also helps people of all ages and genders improve mental and physical health through meditation and yoga practice, and provides a safe, inviting, and comfortable space for the less served populations – children and older adults, to learn and practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga.
Industry Experience: 20+ years
Education: A graduate of Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, Mei earned her Pharm.D. degree from University of Colorado and her MBA degree from University of California, Irvine.
Industry Affiliation: Mei is a member of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, California Pharmacist Association. She is a certified ACHC consultant and holds certification in Immunization, Medication Therapy Management, and Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care.