Jaeger leaves NCPA; Hoey named CEO

April 5, 2011

Kathleen Jaeger has resigned as executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) because she disagreed with NCPA executives about the organization's direction.

Kathleen Jaeger has resigned as executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) because she disagreed with NCPA executives about the organization’s direction.

Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA

Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, who has been COO of NCPA since 2005, was named the new CEO of the association. Hoey served as acting vice president and CEO of NCPA for most of 2010, until Jaeger was hired in late October.

After just 6 months as CEO, Jaeger and NCPA parted ways. “We agreed that we wanted to take the association in different directions,” Jaeger said. Jaeger wants to pursue other opportunities, according to an NCPA statement.

“We thank Kathleen for her leadership during her tenure with our association,” said Robert Greenwood, RPh, NCPA president and pharmacy owner.

For several years, Jaeger chaired food and drug practices for the McKenna and Cuneo law firm and the Kirkpatrick and Lockhart law firm. From 2002 through 2010, Jaeger served as president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

Before joining NCPA, new CEO Hoey worked for 14 years in community pharmacies that provided home infusion, long-term care consulting, compounding, and durable medical equipment services. Hoey has headed the NCPA Management Institute; under his leadership, the institute’s student membership doubled and new programs such as the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition were initiated.

“We’re excited about Doug’s leadership of NCPA and what can be accomplished under his direction. He grew up working in a community pharmacy, has served patients as a pharmacist, and has dedicated his career to advancing the ability of community pharmacists to effectively care for their patients,” said Greenwood.