Ala. pharmacist appointed NCPA president for 2012-13

Group announces board, officers at 114th annual conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has a new crop of leaders for 2012-13, the group said Wednesday.

The new officers and board of directors, announced at the NCPA's 114th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, are the group's governing body.

Anniston, Ala., pharmacy owner Donnie Calhoun was named NCPA president; he serves on the NCPA's board of directors and is a national director for Pharmacist's Mutual Insurance Company. He is also the 2012 president of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, having previously served on the board of directors of the National Home Infusion Association and the Alabama Pharmacy Association.

"We congratulate Donnie Calhoun on becoming NCPA president," NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey said. "Whether at the local, state or federal level, Donnie has been an effective advocate for independent community pharmacists and the patients they serve."

In addition to Calhoun, the board of directors includes president-elect Mark Riley, Little Rock, Ark.; chairman Bradley Arthur, Buffalo, N.Y.; immediate past president Lonny Wilson, Oklahoma City; board member John Sherrer, Marietta, Ga.; Keith Hodges, Gloucester, Va.; DeAnn Mullins, Lynn Haven, Fla.; David Smith, Indiana, Pa.; and Bill Osborn, Miami, Okla.

The officers are first VP Brian Caswell, Baxter Springs, Kan.; second VP Michele Belcher, Grants Pass, Ore.; third VP Hugh Chancy, Hahira, Ga.; fourth VP Jeff Carson, San Antonio; and fifth VP Lea Wolsoncroft, Birmingham, Ala.

Wolsoncroft is the newest member to join the roster of pharmacy leaders for the NCPA and is the founder of Kids Meds Pharmacy, which specializes in drugs for children, the NCPA said.

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