Ellen Scharaga

Registered Pharmacist in Melville, New York

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A St. John’s University alumna, Ellen Scharaga graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Pharmacology in 1982. Possessing more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, Ellen Scharaga currently serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services, based in Great Neck, New York.

In this capacity, Ellen Scharaga manages the daily proceedings for the oncology pharmacy, including the call center and other services. Additionally, Ellen Scharaga oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training processes of personnel; manages inventory; and develops and regulates procedures and policies. Since joining OncoMed in 2009, Ellen Scharaga has expanded the operations staff by 50%, increased the turn-around rate for processing of prescriptions by 30%, and aided the company in earning accreditation by the Joint Commission, an independent organization offering certification and accreditation for health care programs and companies across the United States.

Ellen Scharaga is actively involved with the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association. Her participation in the professional associations allows her to maintain current standards and up-to-date pharmaceutical practices.

Ellen Scharaga supports the American Cancer Society, Inc., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America with regular contributions of her time and money. Ellen Scharaga takes pleasure in reading, walking, and shopping. She resides in Melville, New York.

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  • Work
    • Alegria Specialty Pharmacy
  • Education
    • St. John's University