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​Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board

The Department of Human Services has appointed the Drug Utilization Review Board to promote patient safety by review of outpatient drug prescribing and dispensing in the Medical Assistance program.

The Department's drug use review program consists of:

    • Prospective Drug Use Review (ProDUR)
    • Retrospective Drug Use Review (RetroDUR)

DUR Board Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings



The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.

The DUR Board is comprised of DHS medical directors, external physicians, pharmacists, consumer advocates, and specialists as needed.

NameSpecialtyMember Type *
Ivonne Acrich, MD
OMAP Medical Director Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist
​Dale Adair, MD, FAPA
​Offices of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Medical Director​External
Lawrence Appel, MD, SFHMOffice of Long Term Living Medical DirectorExternal
​Justyna Bart, MD
​OMAP Medical Director
Cheston Berlin, Jr., MD
​Tony Byler, MD
​PerformCare Psychiatrist​External
Terri Cathers, PharmD, Chair
(tie-breaker vote only)
OMAP Pharmacy DirectorInternal
Michael Colvin, PharmDAmeriHealth Caritas & Keystone First HealthChoices & Community HealthChoices PharmacistExternal
Sharon Connor, PharmD
Academic PharmacistExternal
Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, PharmDCommunity Behavioral Health PharmacistExternal
Andrea Fox, MD
James Hancovsky, RPh, MBAUnitedHealthcare PharmacistExternal
Kristin Hoover, PharmD (non-voting)OMAP Clinical PharmacistInternal
Paula Horn, PharmD
Clinical PharmacistExternal
Rosemary Keffer, MDAd Hoc Adult PsychiatristExternal
David Kelley, MD
OMAP Chief Medical OfficerInternal
​Renee Licwinko, RPh​Gateway Health Plan Pharmacist​External
Meghan McNelly, PharmDPA Health & Wellness PharmacistExternal
​Geoffrey Neimark, MD​Community Care Behavioral Health PsychiatristExternal
​Louis Parrott Jr., MD, PhD
​Magellan Healthcare Psychiatrist​External
Mirza Perez, PharmDClinical PharmacistExternal
Adam Raphael Rom, MDFamily PractitionerExternal
Amy Saracino, MDAd Hoc Adult Psychiatrist, OMHSASInternal
Jeanne Spencer, MDFamily PractitionerExternal
Kevin Szczecina, RPhGeisinger Health Plan PharmacistExternal
​Mahmood Usman, MD​Beacon Health Options Psychiatrist​External
​Fallan Vaisberg, PharmD, RPh
​Health Parters Plans Formulary Pharmacist
​Verlyn Warrington, MD
​Obesity Specialist
Margery Wasko, MD
OMAP Medical DirectorInternal
Lloyd WertzConsumer/Family AdvocateExternal
​Lauren Zandier, PharmD​UPMC For You Pharmacist​External
Vacant​Consumer Sub Committee Representative​External

 *NOTE: External members are not employed by the Department; Internal members are employed by or under contract with the Department on a full or part-time basis

Effective November 1, 2022 / Last modified November 2, 2022