Dale Coker named IACP president

January 22, 2015

Members of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) have elected pharmacist Dale Coker as their president.

Members of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) have elected pharmacist Dale Coker as their president.

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Dale CokerCoker, RPh, FIACP, owner/pharmacist of Cherokee Custom Script Pharmacy, in Canton, Ga., will serve as president through January 2016. He has served on the IACP board since 2010. IACP represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community.

“Having the clinical and professional expertise of individuals like Dale Coker is essential to IACP's role in developing the best practices of compounding pharmacists everywhere,” said David G. Miller, RPh, IACP’s executive vice president/CEO. “Each of our volunteer board members brings unique experience as both practitioners and business managers to guide IACP and its membership. We are fortunate to have Dale as part of our new leadership team."

Coker has been an independent pharmacist for more than 36 years. After earning his pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia Pharmacy School in 1977, Coker established compounding pharmacies in Ball Ground, Ga., and then Canton, Ga.

He has held several positions, including president at the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA). Coker has also served on the board of the Academy of Independent Pharmacy, and was awarded GPhA’s Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2006.