Military pharmacist appointed to APhA

Retired Lt. Col. Stacia Spridgen to head federal pharmacy program

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association has appointed Stacia Spridgen as director of its federal pharmacy program, the group said Wednesday.

The APhA said Spridgen, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, would be responsible for all aspects of the APhA's federal pharmacy programs, including coordination of the annual Federal Forum and oversight management of the Department of Defense Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar, fostering a collaborative alliance between the APhA and the federal pharmacy sector and developing relationships in the pharmaceutical industry.

Spridgen most recently served as director of the Department of Defense Pharmacoeconomic Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, promoting cost-effective drug therapy throughout the Military Health System. Previously, she worked as executive officer for the Office of the Surgeon General and in other healthcare-related positions in the military.

"Stacia's background in military and federal pharmacy programs is extensive and will be a great addition to the APhA federal pharmacy program," APhA EVP and CEO Thomas Menighan said. "Her years of service and experience with developing pharmacy programs, running clinics [and] advocating for policy that will help pharmacists produce high-quality services will build upon APhA's long-standing programs."

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