Gloria Sachdev, PharmD

President, CEO, and Board Chair of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Dr. Gloria Sachdev serves as President and CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana, as Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue College of Pharmacy, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Employers’ Forum is an employer-led healthcare coalition consisting of self-funded employers, health plans, hospitals, physician groups and other interested parties who work collaboratively on initiatives to improve the value of heath care provided in Indiana. At Purdue, Dr. Sachdev serves as course director of a Health Policy Applications course, as preceptor for a legislative policy clerkship, as instructor in Public Health and Professional Services Management courses.

Dr. Sachdev received her B.S. Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. She completed a primary care pharmacy residency at VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. She then practiced for 12 years as a clinician in primary care physician offices at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin; at Scott & White Hospital and Clinics in Temple, Texas; and at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She developed new clinical services at each of these clinics managing patients with chronic conditions under collaborative practice agreements. She stepped out of direct patient care and founded a consulting company in 2009. In this capacity, she presented nationally at over 100 conferences and partnered with dozens of organizations across the US to assist in developing sustainable business models for team-based care incorporating ambulatory care pharmacist services.

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Christan Royer

Christan Royer

Christan Royer

Board Member of the 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 is Business Administration, both from the University of Illinois.


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.


Sara Otte


Sara Otte

Assistant Business Manager

Sara serves as the Assistant 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.



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