James Kenney, Jr., RPh, MBA
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Inc.

Jim Kenney is the Pharmacy Operations Manager at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC). HPHC is an IPA model HMO located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. HPHC serves over 1,200,000 members in 3 states and has achieved the highest accreditation from NCQA and has been ranked as the number one health plan in America for nine consecutive years. Jim has been with HPHC for over 32 years and has corporate responsibility for the pharmacy contracting program with pharmaceutical manufacturers and specialty pharmacy providers in support of a budget of over $700,000,000. Jim is also a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

His accomplishments include the creation and management of the network pharmacy program for the group practice model of HPHC, the development of the pharmacy rebate program, creation of the Medicare Part D contracting program, and co-leader of the Pharmacy Materials Management System Project. Jim developed the specialty pharmacy program at HPHC for injectables and a second program in support of infertility management. Jim is a pharmacy preceptor for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and he serves as a member of the Massachusetts Pharmacist Association Government and Legislative Affairs Committee. Jim is also an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and has served on the Nomination Committee, Grassroots Advocacy Committee, Legislative and Regulatory Action Committee, and currently serves as a member of the Legislative Committee.