Joe Pugliese

Joe Pugliese has been involved in the hemophilia community for the last 46 years. He started in 1978 as a sales representative in Chicago with the Armour Pharmaceutical Company. He held a variety of positions over the years including General Manager of Hemophilia Business Unit, and Vice President and General Manager of North America for Aventis Behring (successor company of Armour).

He joined Amerisource Bergen Specialty Group as President of the Specialty Pharmacy business in 2004 and left in 2005 to pursue other interests in the hemophilia community.

Joe signed on as a consultant to the Hemophilia Alliance to start their group purchasing organization in 2006 and was named the President of the Hemophilia Alliance in 2008. The organization grew from five members in 2007 to 107 members today. Joe retired as President and CEO at the end of 2023 and left the Alliance in a very strong financial position with an outstanding staff of 17 employees and consultants who offer the HTC network and the larger bleeding disorders community a wide array of services and financial support.

Joe became Chair of The Alliance Pharmacy in late 2010. The pharmacy, a 501c 3, is licensed as a pharmacy in all fifty states, has received ACHC accreditation, and has received its VAWD accreditation. Joe stepped down as Chair in 2017 but is still a very active Director.

Joe founded the Hemophilia Alliance Foundation in 2013 and has served on the boards of THSNA and WFH USA. He is delighted to be able to contribute to the community through his work on the HFA and TAP boards.

Joe has been married to Karen for 49 years and 360 days. They have five children, two daughters-in-law, two son-in-laws and 11 grandchildren.