ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced
the appointment of Kathleen Jaeger as Executive Vice President and
CEO, heralding her as an ideal choice to build on the association’s
recent accomplishments and lead it to new heights as an advocate
for, and supporter of, independent community pharmacies and the
patients they serve.
NCPA President and Arlington, TX pharmacy owner Joseph H.
Harmison, PD, made the announcement during his address to NCPA’s
112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.
“Kathleen brings to NCPA a demonstrated track record of
successful advocacy along with a first-hand pharmacy background,”
Harmison said. “Kathleen’s knowledge of the pharmacy industry and
proven Washington expertise make her a perfect fit for NCPA.”
“Kathleen has the experience, vision and leadership capabilities
to take this well-positioned association and guide it to an even
brighter future to better serve community pharmacists and their
patients,” added Lonny D. Wilson, D.Ph., Chairman of NCPA’s
Executive Committee and CEO of Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma.
“I am absolutely honored to join NCPA and represent independent
community pharmacists and the patients we care for each day,”
Jaeger said. “As the daughter of an independent community
pharmacist, and as a pharmacist myself, I understand the critical
and growing role neighborhood pharmacies play in our healthcare
system as well as the challenges they face.
“Every day, millions of Americans depend on community
pharmacists for quality medicines and expert counseling to feel
better and lead more productive lives,” Jaeger added.