Pete M. Penna, Pharm.D.
Dr Penna is principal and co-founder of Formulary Resources, LLC.
He has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of pharmacy
settings, including hospital, retail, academia, and managed care.
Dr. Penna served as Vice President of Pharmacy at CIGNA HealthCare.
He was responsible for all aspects of the pharmacy benefit for 8
million lives, including strategic planning, clinical programs,
contracting, formulary processes, benefit design, mail service,
etc. He served as a member of and chair of their Pharmacy and Therapeutics
committee during this time, and directed the staff supporting the
Prior to his years at CIGNA, Dr. Penna was Director of Pharmacy
at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. He served as a member
and as chair of their P and T committee for over 14 years, and directed
the staff support function for the Committee. A founder and past
president of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Dr. Penna continues
to be an active member, and serves as its current treasurer. He
has also served as the Director of The Foundation for Managed Care
Pharmacy’s program to implement AMCPs Format for Formulary
Submissions. He has published numerous articles and lectured widely
on pharmacy in managed care settings.
Dr. Penna received his Pharmacy Degree from the University of California
in San Francisco, where he also completed his pharmacy residency
training. His interests include formulary processes, pharmacoeconomics,
benefit design and clinical services in managed care.