ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday the hiring of pharmacist Nick Dorich to serve as NACDS’ manager of pharmacy care and as the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs.
Dorich’s hiring follows his completion of the NACDS Foundation Executive Resident program from 2011 to 2012. He will join NACDS’ newly enhanced pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and will report to Alex Adams, NACDS’ director of pharmacy programs. Dorich began his new positions on July 2.
“We are pleased that Nick is joining us to further advance the important work of NACDS’ pharmacy care and patient advocacy department and the work of the NACDS Foundation,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “Nick has been a tremendous contributor to the work of the NACDS Foundation over the last year, proving his dedication and commitment to patient care. As a pharmacist, Nick will bring tremendous knowledge and commitment to both of his new roles.”
In his new role with NACDS, Dorich will work to further advance the redefined efforts of the new pharmacy care and patient advocacy department under the leadership of Kathleen Jaeger, NACDS’ SVP pharmacy care and patient advocacy. The department seeks to advance pharmacy information and research, conduct outreach with NACDS members and with external constituencies — including colleges and schools of pharmacy — and provide pharmacy insights and expertise that contribute to NACDS’ public policy advocacy and communications initiatives.
Specifically, Dorich will provide assistance in the development and execution in efforts to heighten awareness and visibility of the value of pharmacy care. He will also maintain awareness of current pharmacy and healthcare delivery trends and issues, identifying opportunities for collaboration with other healthcare stakeholders.
As manager of foundation programs, Dorich also will manage and execute programs that advance the public health mission of the NACDS Foundation, including charitable giving, education and training programs.