NCPA unveils newly named exec slate

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Community Pharmacists Association Tuesday unveiled its complete list of newly installed officers and executive committee members for 2010-2011. All are practicing pharmacists who will serve one-year terms.


The independent pharmacy group tapped the new slate of leaders at its 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, held Oct. 23 to 27 in Philadelphia.



The conference marked the beginning of Robert Greenwood’s term as NCPA president. Greenwood began his pharmacy career in Waterloo, Iowa, where he purchased Hurdle Drug in 1987. He bought a second pharmacy in Denver, Iowa, in 2000, and two years later opened the Professional Compounding Center of Iowa, also in Waterloo. He is a member of the Waterloo City Council and is a graduate of Creighton University School of Pharmacy in Omaha, Neb.



“We are excited to have Bob Greenwood as NCPA’s president,” said Kathleen Jaeger, NCPA EVP and CEO. “He has been a powerful advocate for independent community pharmacies in Iowa and at the national level for years.”



Greenwood called for renewed alliances between pharmacy interest groups, and for advances in pharmacist-delivered patient care models. “By working collectively, we can ensure a brighter future in which independent community pharmacies are indispensable to our healthcare system, creating better outcomes and reducing overall costs for patients,” he said. “In particular, I will work to elevate the understanding, utilization and practice of medication therapy management and patient adherence, to make both a core competency of community pharmacists.”



One new officer was inducted at the 112th NCPA House of Delegates. Named fifth VP was Jeff Carson, owner of four-store Oakdell Pharmacy in San Antonio. The company was founded by Carson’s father John, who served as NCPA president from 2000 to 2001.



Among the other new officers are NCPA president-elect Lonny Wilson of Oklahoma City; Donnie Calhoun of Anniston, Ala., named chair of the executive committee; and new secretary-treasurer David Smith of Brookville, Pa.



The 113th NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition is set for Oct. 8 to 12, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.


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