RALEIGH, N.C. — Ateb recently named Rebecca Chater as its executive healthcare strategist and added Bjorn Thommesen to the team.
Chater will provide clinical leadership of Ateb’s patient care support solutions and thought leadership to influence broad integration of pharmacy and pharmacist services among healthcare stakeholders to improve patient care coordination and health outcomes.
Chater brings to Ateb more than twenty years of professional leadership and innovation and was a pioneer in the historical Asheville Project, which continues to serve as a model for delivering health solutions and patient-centric care through community pharmacy to improve health outcomes and lower overall costs.
Chater is a past president and 10-year elected-member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, and has served as Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of pharmacotherapy at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is a recipient of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Innovative Practice Award and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award. She earned both her master’s degree in public health and her bachelor of science in pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thommesen will focus on providing solutions for pharmacy to better patient health and increase adherence. He comes to Ateb from RxAlly to provide his expertise in consultative selling, business development and health plan and payer solutions.
Thommesen has more than a decade of experience in consultative selling to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health plans and employers. His emphasis has been on solutions that improve healthcare delivery and patient health outcomes, while reducing costs for payers and increasing quality and member satisfaction scores, including HEDIS, STAR and CAHPS.
Before joining Ateb, Thommesen worked for such industry leaders as HealthPartners, UnitedHealthCare, Amerigroup Corporation and Express Scripts. Thommesen has a proven track record of helping lower healthcare costs by facilitating relationships between advanced clinical programs and community pharmacists and patients. In support of the same goals, both Ateb and Thommesen are determined to continue to assist pharmacies to be recognized and remunerated for providing patient-centric care and clinical solutions to improve patient health outcomes.