Meet Our Reporters


Angela Maas
Managing Editor, RADAR on Specialty Pharmacy and Spotlight on Market Access

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.
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Leslie Small
Managing Editor, Health Plan Weekly and RADAR on Drug Benefits

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.
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Lauren Flynn Kelly
Managing Editor, RADAR on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.
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Peter Johnson
Reporter, Health Plan Weekly and RADAR on Drug Benefits

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.
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Tim Casey
Reporter, Health Plan Weekly and RADAR on Drug Benefits

Tim has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Before joining AIS Health in December 2021, he was a business reporter covering the commercial real estate industry’s capital markets for four years. He previously covered health care business issues for two medical publishing companies and high school, college and professional sports for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Tim has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
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Carina Belles
Reporter, RADAR on Medicare Advantage and Spotlight on Market Access

Carina is a reporter at AIS, specializing in public sector data research, trend analysis and infographics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, joining AIS shortly after graduating in 2014.
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Jinghong Chen
Reporter, Health Plan Weekly and RADAR on Drug Benefits

Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.
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Jill Brown Kettler
Executive Editor

Jill oversees AIS Health’s publications and manages the health editorial staff. She joined AIS Health in 1999, and brings unique skills and energy to the company, along with an intelligent perspective on the forces reshaping the health care industry. She holds a graduate degree in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and was formerly a consultant with Arthur Andersen, where she worked with managed care plans, hospitals and medical groups on financial issues impacting their operations.
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Health Plan Weekly, Radar on Drug Benefits, Radar on Medicare Advantage:
Tricia Beckmann, Director, Faegre Drinker Consulting
Brian Anderson, Principal, Milliman, Inc.
Brad Piper, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Milliman, Inc.
Adam J. Fein, Ph. D., President, Pembroke Consulting, Inc.
Bruce Merlin Fried, Partner, Dentons
John Gorman, Founder & Chairman, Nightingale Partners LLC


Radar on Specialty Pharmacy
Stephen Cichy, Managing Director, Monarch Specialty Group, LLC
Lee Newcomer, M.D., Principal, Lee N. Newcomer Consulting
Lynn Nishida, R.Ph., Head of Clinical Operations, Evio
Bill Noyes, Senior VP, Reimbursement Policy, National Home Infusion Assoc.
Nicholas Opalich, CEO, InfinityRx, LLC
Elan Rubinstein, Pharm.D., Principal, EB Rubinstein Associates
Rebecca Shanahan, CEO, Shanahan Capital Ventures, LLC
William Sullivan, Principal Consultant, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions LLC
Mesfin Tegenu, CEO, Rx Paradigm
Winston Wong, Pharm.D., President, W-Squared Group