Alinea Group Spotlight Interview: Anna-Marie Oakes
Anna-Marie is a pharmacist and 340B subject matter expert, and she brings first-hand experience from the covered entity perspective. Anna-Marie recognizes the challenges of regulatory compliance in daily operations, and she has a successful history of optimizing pharmacy performance and leading 340B programs with proven compliance. Get to know more about her below!
How long have you been a part of the Alinea Group?
Since July 2021
What brought you to the company?
I worked with Alinea while I was the Director of Pharmacy at a 340B covered entity and experienced tremendous value from the education, industry insight, software knowledge, and program recommendations they provided. I feel proud to now apply my experiences as part of the Alinea team, helping other covered entities to succeed.
How do you best describe your role?
I’m a 340B Subject Matter Expert and Consultant, working directly with covered entities to ensure compliance, prepare for future audits, and optimize their 340B programs.
What do you enjoy about your work with Alinea?
I love collaborating with an entire team that is passionate about what they do, and I love working with each new client as they bring new challenges for me to solve.
Where did you grow up? As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I grew up in Northeast Ohio and wanted to be a pharmacist. After working as a pharmacist in various settings, I discovered the significant role the 340B program plays in sustaining and expanding valuable patient care services to underserved populations.
What hobbies or passions keep you grounded?
I love to be active and enjoy water activities such as swimming and kayaking, as well as developing my green thumb with various perennials and garden vegetables. I also enjoy cooking and baking, which allow me to express creativity.
Favorite books or music?
My music preference varies with activity, but I especially enjoy listening to country music while spending a perfect sunny day outside.