NCPA appoints Sharlea Leatherwood new president

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation has appointed a new president.

Sharlea Leatherwood, who became the first woman officer of NCPA in 1989, was appointed president of the NCPA at the association’s 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition two weeks ago.

“Sharlea has been a dedicated community pharmacist and member of NCPA and the NCPA Foundationfor over 20 years,” said Bruce Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and chief executive officer of NCPA. “We are pleased to have her on board as president and look forward to her work to expand the foundation, increase its philanthropy, and increase its support of community pharmacists.”

Leatherwood has held several positions at the NCPA. In addition to becoming NCPA’s first woman officer in 1989 and its first woman president in 2003, Leatherwood is a member on the NCPA Foundation Board of Trustees, and was a founding board member of several programs enacted by the organization.

Leatherwood is succeeding immediate past NCPA Foundation president Charles West, who will remain as an NCPA Foundation board trustee. West has served as the NCPA Foundation President since 2000 and previously served as NCPA executive vice president from 1984-1996.

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