Lee J Handke, PharmD, MBA

Vice President
Health Network & Wellness Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Lee Handke is the Vice President, Health Network Services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in Omaha, Nebraska.  He is responsible for hospital, professional and pharmacy network strategy, product development, quality and wellness programs. 

Handke received a Bachelor of Life Science from Kansas State University in 1993.  In 1999, he graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Following graduation, he completed an ASHP/AMCP accredited residency in managed care pharmacy at Walgreens Health Initiatives in Deerfield, Illinois.  Handke graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2005.

Handke is a registered pharmacist and adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy, where he serves on the admissions committee.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Wellness Council of the Midlands, the Methodist College Health Promotion Management Program and the Exchange Club of Omaha.  He is a member of the delegate leadership team for the Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha.  He belongs to many professional organizations including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Nebraska Pharmacists Association.  In 2006, Lee was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Omaha Jaycees, and in 2009 was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.   Lee is a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 30 and the Institute for Career Advancement Need’s FOCUS program for executive leadership.  He lives in Omaha with his wife Jennifer and sons Peter and Zachary.


Lee J. Handke, PharmD, MBA
Vice President
Health Network & Wellness Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

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