Ardelle (Zimmerman) Ferris(’85): VP of Managed Care at electroCore
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 30, 2018 — electroCore, Inc. (“electroCore”) (Nasdaq:ECOR), a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company, today announced the appointment of Ardelle Ferris to a new position within the company, Vice President of Managed Care. Ardelle brings over 20 years of experience in national account management with PBMs and commercial health plans. She joins electroCore after her most recent role as the Head of National Accounts at Intarcia Therapeutics.
“Ardelle is a highly-anticipated, welcomed addition to our growing market access team, and her leadership will be critical to shaping our PBM and commercial payer relationship strategies,” said Frank Amato, Chief Executive Officer of electroCore, “Her specialized background and industry expertise in managed care combined with her collaborative spirit will be instrumental in growing reimbursement coverage for gammaCore Sapphire in the United States.”
In her new role, Ardelle will be tasked with recruiting, training and leading electroCore’s field Market Access team, accountable for achieving national sales goals set for several market segments, and contracting. Prior to her time with Intarcia Therapeutics, Ardelle held National and Senior Account Manager positions at Pfizer and Vertex Pharmaceuticals for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing degree from the University of Jamestown, and is a Registered Nurse.