Gloria Sachdev, PharmD
President, CEO, and Board Chair of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana
Gloria Sachdev serves as President, CEO, and Board Chair of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana. She also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Purdue College of Pharmacy. Forum initiatives focus on hospital price and quality transparency, value-based health benefit & payment strategies, and health policy. She serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and as Board Vice Chair for Hoosiers for Affordable Healthcare.
Dr. Sachdev received her BS and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma and completed a primary residency at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin. Thereafter, she practiced in primary care physician offices managing patients with chronic diseases for 12 years, followed by consulting in the space of incorporating clinical pharmacists into team-based care for 6 years. She retired from Purdue College of Pharmacy after 15 years, but still teaches a few classes for fun. She enjoys taking her dog on long walks and playing board games with her 3 teenagers and husband.
Sara serves as the Business Manager at the Employers’ Forum of Indiana and began her time at the Forum in January of 2020. She recently graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University of Columbus with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, concentrating in Healthcare Administration. Sara is very enthusiastic and passionate about improving all aspects of healthcare, so all people may live a healthier lifestyle.
Zoona began her role as the Policy Intern for the Employers’ Forum of Indiana in May of 2021. She is currently a third-year professional student pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Purdue University. Zoona is very excited to help improve healthcare in Indiana and help maximize access to healthcare.
Ameer El-Afandi is currently a third-year professional student at Purdue university pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. Ameer is excited in making healthcare more accessible to people and help expand the role of pharmacists through policy and advocacy.
Samuel Siwy joined the Employers’ Forum of Indiana in May 2022. Samuel is a third-year professional student at Purdue University pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Samuel is eager to learn more about policy and to help make healthcare more accessible to individuals in Indiana. He enjoys hiking and exercising with his friends and family.
Yasmin Siwy started as the Policy Intern for the Employers’ Forum of Indiana in May of 2022. She is enthusiastic to learn how to utilize evidence-based data and policy to improve healthcare and better serve the people in Indiana.
Tafadzwa Ndebele assumed a policy intern position with the Employer’s Forum in April 2022. Currently, she is pursuing her PharmD degree at Purdue University. Tafadzwa has a profound interest in bridging the healthcare gap through price transparency and learning about healthcare policy.
David E. Kelleher
Board Member, Employers’ Forum of Indiana
Mr. Kelleher was the founding CEO of the Employers’ Forum in Indiana. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and has managed health care organizations since completing his military service in 1972. He was one of the founders of the first prepaid group practice in Indiana and served as its Executive Vice President from 1973 to 1986. He then founded HealthCare Options (HOI) and is its president. Since 1986 HOI has developed and managed health care organizations and provided consulting services to health plans, medical groups, hospitals, academic medical centers and employers in 38 states.
HealthCare Options managed the Employers Forum from 2001 until 2015 and was one of the organizers of Quality Health First of Indiana. Quality Health First was a statewide, multi-payer, quality reporting and pay-for-performance program developed and managed by the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Mr. Kelleher was also the program manager of the Central Indiana Beacon Collaborative.
Board Member, Employers’ Forum of Indiana
Christan Royer is the Director of Benefits and HR Strategic Communications at Indiana University where she manages employee benefit programs and helps lead university-wide human resource initiatives. Christan has also taught courses on health information management in the School of Informatics at IUPUI. She holds a M.Ed. with a focus on eLearning and a BS in Business Administration, both from the University of Illinois.