Ellen Scharaga, a pharmaceuticals expert with more than two decades of experience, joined OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services as Senior Vice President of Operations in 2009. Responsible for a wide array of duties including recruitment, hiring, training of sales associates, as well as administrative tasks, Ellen Scharaga has aided the company in gaining accreditation by The Joint Commission, improving turn-around of prescription processing, and enlarging the operating staff to become more productive. Prior to her position at OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services, Ellen Scharaga functioned in a managerial capacity for numerous healthcare businesses. A former Director of Pharmacy for Advanced Care, Inc., Ellen Scharaga contributed her knowledge and experience with injectables and home infusion programs. She also operated as Director of Pharmacy for Group Health Incorporated, ABEL Health Management Services, Inc., and Baxter Travenol Laboratories Inc., now Baxter International Inc. In 1991, Ellen Scharaga served as General Manager for Health Infusion. She later joined Homedco Infusion as District Manager before joining to the New York branch of National Medical Care in the role of General Manager. Ellen Scharaga possesses extensive knowledge and understanding of corporate operations, pharmaceutical sales, and program development and implementation. Ellen Scharaga has managed and carried out pharmacy, home infusion, specialty injectables, health care insurance, and government programs. Well versed in negotiating and creating specialty contract and vendor relationships, Ellen Scharaga demonstrates exceptional integration and management skills. Additionally, she has worked with a wide range of health care and business professionals including physicians, chief medical officers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Ellen Scharaga has gained extensive experience in running financial and operational aspects of health care businesses.

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