Director of Population Health Pharmacy Strategy
Wichitah brings over a decade of experience as a pharmacist from a variety of healthcare settings to his role at the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO). He believes that compassion, innovation and collaboration are fundamental to success in a fast-changing healthcare industry.
Prior to arriving at the DVACO, Wichitah developed a population health pharmacy program as the Clinical Pharmacist of Temple University Health System’s Center for Population Health. He identified and established medication therapy management services, improved Medicare Part D STARs medication adherence metrics, and piloted an office-based collaborative practice model in which high-risk diabetic patients achieved significant, sustained hemoglobin A1c reductions. As Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at Cigna HealthSpring, he established a pharmacy care management services within LivingWell Centers in high-risk population areas of North and West Philadelphia. He also worked closely with the network operations team to enhance physician engagement and application of managed care pharmacy initiatives. In addition, Wichitah has held roles as Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Lancaster General Hospital, Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, and a staff pharmacist capacity with CVS/Pharmacy and Mercy Suburban Hospital.
Wichitah is a residency-trained Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), completing a Pharmacy Doctorate program at Wilkes University and residency training at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He also holds a certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Wichitah enjoys learning new skills, listening to podcasts, traveling, and meeting new people. He has a very supportive family and two small children who have been his favorite “new” people by far.