SEATTLE — Kelley-Ross Pharmacy group announced this week the promotion of two of its pharmacists to new roles. The company named Jeff Kinter the pharmacy manager at its only retail location, the Kelley-Ross Polyclinic, and named Anna Shields its new float pharmacist, both effective June 1.
In his new role, Kinter, a 2015 University of Washington School of Pharmacy graduate, will oversee the retail aspect of the business, including its clinical services team — which includes its Concierge Travel Clinic and One-Step PrEP program — and its pharmacists and technicians. Kinter rose through the Kelley-Ross ranks as its community pharmacy resident, which involved experience in the company’s innovation lab.
“The opportunity to be creative in pharmacy is one of the reasons I enjoy working here,” Kintner said. “I learn something new every day and that sense of always looking for solutions and better ways to serve patients is going to be key to successfully managing the retail side of our business.”
Shields, the current Kelley-Ross community pharmacy resident, graduated in 2016 with her PharmD and MBA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Her past role focused on medication management in the transitions of care, heart failure and complex regimens settings. In her new role, she will work between Kelley-Ross’ five divisions to support each department’s needs.
“Bringing a perspective of science and business to the table gives me a unique point of view and I’m excited to see how it will apply to a floating role, serving diverse needs of the business,” Shields said.
Kelley-Ross CEO Ryan Oftebro said, “We are excited to have Jeff join our management ranks, and Anna transition from her current role. They are both invaluable assets to our company, and enjoy a very high level of respect among their peers.”