Prime – Aventine Team

Aventine’s founding partners have worked together professionally in a variety of managed care pharmacy roles since 1995. Our many years of professional camaraderie have forged a solid foundation and trusted partnership as Aventine Consulting.

Our team of highly accomplished PharmDs has years of experience and expertise developing US formulary submission dossiers for a wide range of products across diverse disease states and clinical settings. Because our team members have past experience evaluating products for reimbursement and formulary inclusion from the US payer side of the access equation, we understand the needs of the payer audience and are able to leverage that knowledge in developing dossiers that are fit for purpose.

Holly (Carlton) Trautman, PharmD, MS

Co-Founder/Senior Vice President

Holly has a wealth of experience identifying and demonstrating product value in the managed care arena via submission guidelines and economic modeling. Prior to founding Aventine Consulting in 2008, Holly spent 5 years as Director of Clinical Services at the consulting firm Strategic Pharmacy Innovations. In this role, Holly orchestrated the development of more than 50 formulary submission dossiers, writing many of them single-handedly. She has worked with pharmaceutical companies of all sizes in developing evidence-based and meaningful value statements for products for an extensive range of disease states. Previous to her career in consulting, Holly was the Director of Pharmacy at Community Health Plan of Washington, where she converted a pharmacy department in its infancy to a well-managed, evidence-based department through education and strong formulary management.

Holly received a Master of Science from the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the same University. She completed a fellowship in managed care pharmacy at Premera Blue Cross in Seattle. Holly earned her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was the recipient of awards and scholarships throughout her training including the Facts and Comparisons’ award for excellence in clinical communication, several academic excellence scholarships, and a managed care fellowship.

Jamie (Clark) Dunning, PharmD

Co-Founder/Senior Vice President


Jamie brings clinical depth to Aventine with over 15 years of experience in clinical oncology, managed care, and pharmaceutical industry positions. Prior to founding Aventine in 2008, Jamie spent more than 4 years as the Associate Director of Clinical Services at Strategic Pharmacy Innovations developing formulary submission dossiers for the payer audience. Prior to consulting, Jamie was Director of Pharmacy for a home infusion and specialty injectable company in Seattle. Her managed care career began in 1994 at Group Health Cooperative, where she was a clinical pharmacist for the hospital, the short-stay oncology infusion center, and the home infusion programs. While at Group Health, Jamie was also responsible for numerous formulary management projects. After years as a clinical pharmacist, Jamie was recruited by Immunex (now Amgen) as a medical information pharmacist for their oncology and rheumatology products.

Jamie earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado in Denver, where she received an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Achievement Award for outstanding performance. She graduated with her 5-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and has been a registered pharmacist in the State of Washington since that time.

Rachel (Bongiorno) Karcher, PharmD

Director, Clinical Services


Rachel has years of experience critically evaluating and synthesizing drug information for varied audiences. Prior to joining Aventine, Rachel was Director of Educational Strategy and Content at a leading medical education company. In this role, Rachel managed medical writers and content managers, initiated the company’s publication strategy, developed innovative educational platforms, and strategized tactical educational plans for clients. Rachel was the lead content manager on projects that won the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions awards for outstanding research in CME and outstanding educational collaboration. Before moving into medical education, Rachel was Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Director of Drug Information at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. At U of M, she was responsible for formulary management, developing and presenting formulary drug reviews, and evaluating and implementing cost-containment initiatives. During her tenure at U of M, Rachel also taught and managed both didactic and experiential pharmacy courses.

Rachel graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University. After graduation, she completed a 1-year Drug Information Residency at the University of Arizona and a 1-year Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Illinois. Throughout her career, Rachel has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dora Adami, PharmD

Director, Clinical Services

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Dora brings her clinical knowledge, project management skills, and medical communications experience to Aventine. Prior to working with Aventine, Dora was Clinical Director for formulary submission dossiers and provided operations management at Strategic Pharmacy Innovations for 10 years. Dora also has direct experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a Clinical Supply Chain Coordinator at Pfizer, working on drug development projects ranging from Phase I to IV. Dora began her career at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle as a Project Manager for the development of a malaria vaccine. Over the course of her career, Dora has received several professional and team achievement awards, such as the Pharmaceutical Sciences Full Development Project Team Award (3 years), Personal Leadership and Supply Chain Recognition Awards.

Dora earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, and served as a representative on the College of Pharmacy’s Board of Governors for several years. After receiving her PharmD, Dora completed a residency in Drug Information at Janssen. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cell Biology.

Carolyn Abaniel, PharmD, MS

Associate Director, Market Access

Carolyn brings a dynamic blend of clinical pharmacy and health economics and outcomes research experience to the Prime-Aventine team. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy at Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA in 2022, she embarked on an HEOR fellowship with Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) and Teva Pharmaceuticals, both based in Philadelphia, PA. As part of this fellowship, Carolyn was heavily involved in outcomes research and real-world evidence generation, enhancing her proficiency in applied health economics. Carolyn has showcased her leadership in research by presenting at professional conferences and contributing to posters alongside JCPH faculty. Her research efforts have been concentrated on examining healthcare expenditure trends across different disease states, with a particular focus on identifying relationships between expenditure and clinical outcomes.

Before her fellowship, Carolyn amassed valuable clinical pharmacy experience at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Her industry exposure includes roles in Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls and a significant HEOR Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at Becton and Dickinson. Carolyn earned her Master’s degree in Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research in 2024.