Ms. Howell joined our board of directors in August 2020. Ms. Howell has more than 25 years of extensive reimbursement, health insurance, and patient access experience across a broad range of disease states in the hospital, physician, pharmacy and home care settings. Ms. Howell is currently the Chief Operating and Growth Officer at Parexel International, a leading global clinical research organization servicing the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Parexel in May 2018, Ms. Howell held a wide range of senior leadership positions at AmerisourceBergen, including leading Global Sourcing and Manufacturer Relations and advancing specialty and biotech products and solutions for physicians, health systems and specialty pharmacies. She was a founder and President of Lash Group, a patient support services company, and an early pioneer of programs to support patient access, reimbursement, and adherence to new therapies including services related to diabetes, such as patient assistance and reimbursement support for continuous glucose monitors. Ms. Howell is a recognized national speaker on health policy, patient access and reimbursement issues. She has served as Director of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, and the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Foundation. Ms. Howell received a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and a Master’s of Health Administration from The Ohio State University.