Iowa pharmacist Robert Greenwood begins term as NCPA president

November 16, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association installed Robert Greenwood of Iowa as its new president during the organization?s 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, held in October in Philadelphia.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) installed Robert Greenwood of Iowa as its new president during the organization’s 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, held in October in Philadelphia.

“[Greenwood] has been a powerful advocate for independent community pharmacies for years,” said Kathleen Jaeger, executive vice president and CEO of NCPA. “He will play a critical role in advancing NCPA’s mission of ensuring patient access to the critical and cost-saving services of independent community pharmacies.”

Greenwood, who began his pharmacy career in 1987, will work to elevate the understanding, utilization, and practice of medication therapy management and patient adherence, and he wants to make them core competencies of community pharmacists.

“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.

Other officers installed during the convention include:

President-elect: Lonny Wilson, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Executive Committee Chair: Donnie Calhoun, Anniston, Ala.

Secretary-Treasurer: David Smith, Brookville, Pa.

First Vice President: Bill Osborn, Miami, Okla.

Second Vice President: Brian Caswell, Baxter Springs, Kan.

Third Vice President: Michele Belcher, Grants Pass, Ore.

Fourth Vice President: Hugh Chancy, Hahira, Ga.

Fifth Vice President: Jeff Carson, San Antonio, Texas

All officers serve 1-year terms in their respective positions.