NSN Conference 2017

 

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Vikki Walton, MBA

Vikki Walton, MBA

Associate Director, State Health Policy
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Vikki Walton is the Associate Director of State Health policy for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Vikki is responsible for leading, developing and aligning oncology health policy strategies within 24 states for the Oncology Business Unit. She works to address external and internal issues that impact patients access to medications. These include state legislative issues, payment reform, ACA, partnerships with associations and public entities. Vikki is instrumental in external outreach, intervention and the shaping of the oncology healthcare environment. Vikki has over 20 years in the private healthcare sector crossing multiple enterprising areas and leading teams. She continues to be a business unit leader on key policy issues and a regional speaker on innovation and emerging healthcare issues impacting the industry and patients. She also serves on several community boards focused on ensuring health equity in underserved communities and is also a leader on the Steering Committee for Diversity and Inclusion in the Oncology Business Unit. Vikki received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, BBA from Howard University and Leadership Certification from Cornell University.