Melanie Maxwell

Melanie Maxwell is an Oklahoma native.  She received her B.A. in Finance from Northeastern State University in 1996.  She attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma where she completed the master’s in public health administration program in 2007.  Ms. Maxwell has served on a national PBM P&T Committee and multiple pharmacy advisory boards. 

Ms. Maxwell began her career in pharmacy administration in 1990, negotiating third party contracts for a regional chain pharmacy.  In 1995, she went to work for an HMO, managing and directing pharmacy programs to include network contracting, benefit development for commercial and Part D programs, PBM functions oversight, P&T Committee, and credentialing programs. 

In 2010, Ms. Maxwell made the transition to Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOk) where she served the independent community pharmacy sector in developing programs under the PSAO division specifically designed to solve day-to-day issues faced by pharmacy owners.  Her duties included negotiating pharmacy network agreements with various third-party payors, including insurance plans and PBMs.  She had operational responsibility for PSAO operations, including pharmacy network contracting, pharmacy credentialing, contract analysis and compliance, claims reconciliation, audit services, and clinical pharmacy networks.

In 2021, Ms. Maxwell accepted the position of President, AlignRx, LLC, where she has focused her talents and energy to successfully combine the operations of two PSAOs.  Under the authority of her leadership, strategic planning, and keen acumen associated with the complex issues surrounding today’s pharmacy landscape, AlignRx is committed to creating best-in-class solutions and advocacy to strengthen the role and viability of the community pharmacy.