Beth Ann Bird, ’83 BSPh, MM
Beth Bird is a healthcare information solutions consultant for
Castlight Health, a company seeking to tackle one of health care’s
fundamental problems — the lack of transparency into the price
and quality of health care. She joined Castlight in January 2013
following more than 13 years with Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
(now Express Scripts) in the prescription benefit management
Ms. Bird joined Medco in April 1999 as a Senior National Account
Executive responsible for management of a large group of clients
comprising the National Drug Purchasing Coalition (NDPC). She
subsequently assumed a leadership role focused on supporting
Medco’s clients and client‐facing teams through a suite of
proprietary, web‐based client reporting and analytic software
capabilities— managing the development and deployment, technical
and consultative support, and updates and enhancements to
content and functionality — and is a named inventor on five U.S.
Prior to joining Medco, Ms. Bird spent two and one‐half years as
a Senior Director with Merck’s U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales and
Marketing Organizations, six years as the National Practice Leader
for Prescription Benefit Management Consulting with Hewitt
Associates, L.L.C. (now Aon Hewitt), and five years as a
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative with Eli Lilly & Co., Inc.
Ms. Bird is actively involved as a mentor with both the College of
Pharmacy and the leadership development organization, Women
Unlimited, Inc. She is a past Chapter President of the Student
American Pharmaceutical Association, a member of the 1885
Society, and a lifetime member of The University of Iowa Alumni
Ms. Bird received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the
University of Iowa in 1983, and a Masters degree in Management
from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Northwestern University in 1991.