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NACDS’ Carol Kelly joins Society of Women’s Health Research board

BY Antoinette Alexander

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Carol Kelly has joined the Society for Women’s Health Research board of directors.

Kelly is an expert in healthcare policy with a distinguished career in senior government positions, corporate leadership roles and as a senior executive in several healthcare associations. Her three-year term begins April 2.

Kelly was named by NACDS to the newly created position of SVP government affairs and public policy in January 2008. At NACDS, she has worked to increase the effectiveness and profile of their federal and state legislative and regulatory activities.

Prior to joining NACDS, Kelly served as senior executive adviser of external affairs to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt. In this role, she was a key steward of priority issues, including health insurance access, value-driven health care and health information technology. She served as the main HHS liaison to the White House Office of Public Liaison and to the Partnership for Value-driven Health Care, an employer healthcare reform coalition.

Before joining the Office of the Secretary, Kelly served for two years as the Director of the Office of Policy for HHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previously, Kelly was EVP for federal legislative policy and healthcare system reform at the Advanced Medical Technology Association, or AdvaMed. She also has served in senior executive roles at other healthcare associations.

Prior to these positions, Kelly served at the Health Care Finance Administration, which was the predecessor to CMS, as acting associate administrator for policy and director of the Office of Legislation and Policy.

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Weis Markets to open fifth N.J. location

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that its newest location in Flanders, N.J. will open its doors to the public on March 2 at 6 a.m. 

Weis plans to mark the occasion with a grand opening community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony later that morning at 9 a.m.

The 66,000-square foot supermarket will feature expansive fresh departments, including a large produce department and a full-service pharmacy. This is the fifth Weis Markets to open in New Jersey.

 

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Hamacher Resource Group announces promotions

BY Antoinette Alexander

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group, a research, marketing, and category management firm, has promoted Tom Boyer to director of national accounts; Angela Pinkstaff to director of business development; and Beth Maas to human resources coordinator.

Boyer and Pinkstaff will be responsible for managing existing client relationships and establishing new ones, and Maas will organize the company’s human resources.

Boyer, who is also a member of the owners group, has been with the company for 20 years. Since his start, he has managed some of HRG’s largest accounts, including distributors, POS vendors, data solutions providers, and retail chains.

Pinkstaff joined HRG in 2013 and manages the business development team in addition to supporting the company’s consumer packaged goods clients in a sales management capacity. Her prior business development experience was in the natural products industry.

Maas was hired as an administrative assistant in 2005. Her responsibilities included benefits management, payroll, and recruiting, as well as event planning and accounting support. In her new role, she will devote all of her time to her human resources responsibilities with an additional focus on employee development.


 

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