Hello and happy Friday! We are starting October off strong with another edition of the Employee Spotlight Series! This week we are featuring Jim Moye. Jim is a 340B Auditor and joined the SpendMend team just over a year ago. He describes SpendMend in three words as, “Engagement, Culture, and Leader.” His dedication to serving the healthcare market is shown through initiative and perseverance. His favorite part of the job is knowing that helping his clients ultimately impacts the lives of their patients. We thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Jim, and his life outside of work! Jim lives in Orlando, Florida and he is well-versed in the local theme parks. He can’t even count the number of times he's visited them! From Disney World to The Fun Spot, he has great memories. Jim loves spending time at the parks walking around, and enjoying the park food and drinks! If only we could all live so close to the most magical place in the world! A fun fact about Jim is that he dabbles in cooking. He tries to make dishes that are not common in restaurants. Recently, he has learned to make Tamagoyaki - a Japanese rolled omelet! His family is lucky to taste test, and his most requested dish is a copy of P.F. Chang’s Dan Dan Noodles from his son! We are ready for a taste test in Grand Rapids! Another fun fact is that Jim has completed 7 marathons. His most favorite marathon he completed was the DC’s Marine Corps Marathon. He quotes, “What better way to enjoy DC than on foot during a race!” Make sure to read the full interview below to learn more about Jim’s marathon journey!
Jim does a wonderful job as a 340B Auditor! He inspires his co-workers and is a valued member of our team. Nate Raney, 340B Auditor, said, “Jim is a favorite of every covered entity that he works with. He is genuine and always finds the bright side of any sticky situation. His knowledge base of both small hospitals, large hospitals, and federally qualified health centers allows him to find a solution for any compliance concern he identifies. All of these things make him not only a great auditor, but a friendly colleague, and a one-of-a-kind friend.” It was great getting to know a little more about Jim and we are so grateful for all the hard work he does! Thank you, Jim!
Interview with Jim:
What is your role at SpendMend?
How long have you been with SpendMend?
Just over a year
How did you first learn about SpendMend?
Through the merger with Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions
What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?
Engagement, Culture, and Leader
Why do you look forward to coming to work?
Whether remote or on-site, I enjoy helping our customers navigate the complexities of the 340B Program. They are able to use savings to reach more patients and provide more comprehensive services. Ensuring our clients keep in compliance is top priority.
Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked as a cook and waiter long ago. It was truly a humbling experience.
What is one fun fact about you?
I have completed 7 marathons (26.2 miles of running). Though I have no plans to complete another one, runners tend to have short-term memories when a race signup opens.
What inspired you to start training and participating in marathons? What locations have you run a marathon in?
I started with small races around town, mainly a 5K distance. This escalated to other longer distances until deciding to take a plunge into the deep end and sign-up for Dopey at Disney. For those who have no clue what I am talking about, it is a series of races at Walt Disney World over their Marathon Weekend each January. This consists of a 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, 1/2 marathon on Saturday, and a full marathon on Sunday. I did this 5 years in a row and also ran the Marine Corps Marathon in DC within 2 of those 5 years.
Which marathon was your hardest to complete?
For sure the hardest marathon was my last marathon I completed due to a lack of training and preparation. It is only because I had friends running with me the entire time that I was even able to finish.
What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?
There is no way I am able to listen to a podcast and focus on work at the same time. Those who can are seriously impressive! I will listen to music from time to time. My taste in music is very eclectic. I invite anyone to ask what I am listening to next time we talk.
What type of music is on your current playlist?
There is no playlist I have, but rather it is a smattering of many different playlists. Depending on my mood it may be classical, punk, pop, techno, rock, indie, sea shanties, metal, hip hop, and all sorts of different sub-genres.
What is your favorite artist/band? Any song recommendations?
I am not usually one for recommending songs to people unless it is a conversation about music. However, I will give you some insight! I am listening to Alvvways – Ones Who Love You right now as I type this. There was a Beach Bunny concert I had tickets to go to before the pandemic reared its ugly head. We also lost so many great artists over the past 15 months but I am most sad about MF DOOM passing.
Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?
Living in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, there is always something to do or somewhere to eat. I will dabble in anything sports-related if I have the time. Video games and golf are a fond pastime I still have a chance to do every once and a while. Most of my focus now is family time and enjoying the moment.
How many times have you been to Disney World, Universal Studios, or any other theme park?
I have visited the local theme parks so many times I could not even begin to imagine a number.
Which theme park is your favorite in Orlando? Any fun stories/memories in the theme parks? Favorite ride/activity?
There are places like Fun Spot, which are just cheap good fun. I am fortunate to remember a time before Universal was around. Disney was not as busy as it is now and I have very fond memories of being there in the afternoon during a weekday! There were not too many people and one could ride anything with minimal wait compared to today. It has become incredibly expensive, greatly outpacing inflation. But we are lucky to have had annual passes to some of the parks on and off! Today, I just enjoy leisurely walking around or even hotel hopping to grab food and drinks.
Do you interact with
Clients, Suppliers, and Potential Clients
Can you describe an interaction when you helped a client or a supplier that stands out in your mind?
All of my interactions with clients stand out. Because each 340B covered entity is just slightly different, it provides an environment to learn about them and give meaningful help.
What was the best compliment you’ve ever been paid by a client or supplier?
I had a client email management that they loved working with me. Don't sleep on giving someone a compliment, wherever you may be. Kindness is the way to ultimate success!
What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?
Knowing that helping our clients ultimately impacts the lives of their patients.
What is your favorite Recovery Room Activity?
Because I work remotely, I don't get a chance to utilize the Recovery Room. However, I do have a chance to take a break from work and decompress in many other ways.
What has been your experience with SpendMend community service events?
SpendMend supports a running event each year to raise money that goes directly to breast cancer research. Remote employees even have the opportunity to participate virtually.
What is your favorite in-house event? (specific potluck, chili cook-off, bring your kid to work day, etc.)
I do miss out on potlucks or chili cook-offs, which is a shame because I do make some delicious food. But I can still participate in bringing your kid to work day when working from home!
What kinds of delicious food do you like to make?
As far as making food, it is often randomly discovered or carved in which I will attempt (sometimes successfully) to make. A note to my fellow amateur chefs, making some food is just not worth it and just leave it to a dining experience. I will often grill, smoke, or take the easy way out and throw something decent together from commonly rotated recipes or whatever is available at home. Most recently I learned to make a Japanese rolled omelet called Tamagoyaki. I also have tried and failed to make Omurice, at least to the standards I would like. Usually I try to make unfamiliar foods I cannot get at restaurants. My son’s most requested recipe is a copy of P.F. Chang’s Dan Dan Noodles.
What is your favorite food to eat?
My favorite food is certainly pizza. I often joke that even bad pizza is good.
Do you want to shout out to a co-worker who has helped or inspired you at SpendMend?
Yes! Huge shout out to the people responsible for bringing me aboard. You know who you are and thank you!
What advice do you have for prospective candidates who want to join the SpendMend team?
Be true to yourself.
What has been your proudest accomplishment at SpendMend?
Helping clients successfully navigate HRSA audits has to be at the top of the list for any 340B Auditor.
What is something you’re looking forward to for your future at SpendMend?
Growing and learning from all of the other fantastic team members. For sure meeting people, sometimes for the first time, face-to-face. I am so grateful for technology allowing us to virtually connect but it is no replacement for seeing someone in person.