ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Just four months after being appointed EVP and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Kathleen Jaeger is making an exit.
The NCPA said that Jaeger will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities. Effective immediately, Douglas Hoey, who has served as NCPA's COO since 2005, will assume the chief executive role.
Commenting on the executive change, NCPA president Robert Greenwood said Jaeger brought "many talents and ideas to NCPA" and wished her luck on her future endeavors. Greenwood added that Hoey "has dedicated his career to advancing the ability of community pharmacists to effectively care for their patients."
Responding to his appointment, Hoey said, "I am excited and honored to lead this outstanding organization. And I am humbled by the trust that NCPA’s executive committee has placed in me," Hoey said. "Community pharmacists play a critical, and growing, role in today’s healthcare system. They provide trusted medication counseling, adherence services, patient care and other cost-saving services to millions of Americans."