Press Release

NHIA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Contact: Jeannie Counce
Editorial Director

Alexandria, VA (March 21, 2022)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Erick Siegenthaler, PharmD, MHA, has joined the association’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term. Siegenthaler is the Director of Home Infusion Services at Froedtert Health. He has been a long-time contributor to NHIA as a regular speaker and poster author and served on the association’s Government Affairs Committee.  

Siegenthaler was installed with the 2022-2023 Board at the NHIA Annual Conference held in Nashville earlier this month. The entire Board consists of: 

  • Chair: Tim Affeldt, Vice President of Specialty and Infusion Operations at Fairview Health Services 
  • Vice Chair: John Rademacher, CEO of Option Care Health 
  • Second Vice Chair: Gregory LoPresti, CEO of Upstate HomeCare 
  • Treasurer: Richard Iriye, President of Amerita, Inc. 
  • Past Chair: Logan Davis, Director of Franchise Development at Vital Care Infusion Services, LLC 
  • Executive Committee At-large: Deedrea Grien, Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy, OptumRx 
  • Andy Copeland, CEO of ARJ Infusion Services 
  • Rowena Birnel, CEO of Infusion Solutions Inc. 
  • Todd Pledger, Director of Operations & Pharmacy Services at Harbin Clinic, LLC 
  • Eric Ho, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services at Paragon Healthcare Inc. 
  • Joseph Owen, Senior Director, Clinical Operations at Coram/CVS 
  • Kathleen Patrick, President of Chartwell, PA 
  • Erick Siegenthaler, Director of Home Infusion Services at Froedert Health.


Leaving NHIA’s Board is Mitra Gavgani, PharmD, Vice President, Pharmacy Services at Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. “Mitra has graciously shared her expertise and vision through three 3-year terms on the Board and as the liaison to the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) Board. I would like to thank her for her service over the past 9 years,” said Affeldt. “Likewise, I am looking forward to continuing the momentum the association has established as we move into the future with the leadership of these talented and insightful home and alternate site infusion professionals.”    


NHIA is a trade association that represents companies that provide infusion therapy to patients in their homes, as well as companies that manufacture and supply infusion and specialty pharmacy products. The association’s mission is to provide advocacy, education, and resources to the home and specialty infusion community so the patients they serve can lead healthy, independent lives. Infusion therapy involves patient-specific compounded medications, supplies, and a range of pharmacy, nursing, and other clinical services for delivering care to patients in the home setting. For more information, visit 


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