Chief Development Officer
Anita M. Stanford, MSN, RN is the Chief Development Officer for the Dispensary of Hope. Anita has more than 20 years of business and clinical consulting, sales, program development, and implementation experience. Prior to joining the Dispensary of Hope, Anita served as Strategic Account Executive with Walgreens in the Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) and National Payer segment, managing the United Healthcare relationship. Prior to that, Anita held the position of Vice President of Pharmacy Services for pharmacy benefits firm ARMSRx, where she assisted employers and health plans in managing prescription drug benefits through strategy development, PBM relationship management, and contract analysis, negotiation, and compliance monitoring. Serving as Director in the healthcare consulting area of the law firm of NilanJohnsonLewis, Anita assisted PBMs and health plans to prepare and successfully attain URAC accreditation. Her previous successful health plan leadership also resulted in the implementation of a Medicare Part D program for a large Medicare Advantage health plan. As a hospital administrator, Anita gained valuable experience in helping healthcare organizations improve their financial, operational, and strategic performance.
Anita received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Tennessee State University and her Masters of Science in nursing, from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences.