Israa Alia, RDN, MBA

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Israa helps people live healthier through proper nutrition. Her drive complements years of experience motivating and empowering patients.

Israa earned her Master of Business Administration from Dominican University. There, she performed 1,500 hours of hands-on dietetic training. Israa has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Benedictine University.

Libin Philip, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Educator, Education & Quality

Libin makes sure Diplomat pharmacists, nurses, and technicians have the training and resources to provide safe and effective patient care.

Libin earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University. He’s pursuing his Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in leadership from the University of Michigan–Flint. Libin also sits on the board of directors for the Wayne County Pharmacists Association and the nonprofit Fighting AIDS with Nutrition.

Jennifer Hagerman, PharmD, FMPA

Vice President, Education & Quality; Residency Program Director

Overseeing internal education and quality assurance, Jennifer and her team prepare Diplomat employees to provide exceptional patient care.

Jennifer earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ferris State University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency at Borgess Medical Center. Jennifer has served as president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association and earned its Distinguished New Pharmacy Practitioner Award. She has also served as an associate professor for Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, and as a lecturer for University of Michigan-Flint School of Management.

Cheryl Allen, BSPharm, MBA

Vice President, Industry Relations

Cheryl helps Diplomat gain access to dispense specialty medications. This allows us to help more patients on their healthcare journey.

Cheryl has more than 25 years of industry experience. She earned her Master of Business Administration, with a focus in pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing, from Saint Joseph’s University Erivan K. Haub School of Business. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Samford University’s McWhorter.

Steven M. Schwartz, PhD

Manager, Clinical Research & Evaluation

Steven coordinates Diplomat’s clinical research. He reviews real-world studies to help design programs that improve patient outcomes.

Steven earned his doctorate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in health psychology and behavioral medicine. He has a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the College of William & Mary.

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