"I have built my reputation on being patient centric. If you choose health care as a career, there is no other option."
Robert (Bob) and his partners conceived and developed the prototype store for Ethan Allen Furniture in the 1960s. In the early 1980’s, he founded a chain of emergency walk-in clinics. From 1984 through 1993, Bob took the helm of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as the first CEO and quickly made it the model for all health charities. Under his leadership, the Foundation achieved unprecedented growth and scientific research success. In 1996, Bob was a founder of TheraCom, Inc., a full-service care provider of specialty, biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. By 2001, Bob had led TheraCom to annual sales in excess of $100 million, at which time, the company was purchased by AdvancePCS. Bob remained with TheraCom until just after the 2004 acquisition by Caremark. In 2004, Bob co-founded Bethesda Partners, LLC. In 2011, he founded CareMetx.
➢ Recognized by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (now PhRMA) for his leadership in the creation of patient assistance programs which allowed uninsured patients to receive access to free drugs.
➢ Recognized by his alma mater, Baldwin-Wallace College, as an outstanding alumnus.
➢ Currently serves on the Health Services Advisory Council of Columbia University
➢ Formerly served on special advisory council to the former Director of the National Institutes of Health