Staniforth becomes Rite Aid’s group VP of pharmacy

January 6, 2014

Karen Staniforth, a pharmacist with more than 30 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, has been named Rite Aid Corporation’s group vice president, pharmacy Initiatives and clinical services.

Karen Staniforth, a pharmacist with more than 30 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, has been named Rite Aid Corporation’s group vice president, pharmacy Initiatives and clinical services.

Previously, Staniforth was Rite Aid’s mid-atlantic divisional vice president, pharmacy. In her new position, Staniforth will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of new pharmacy business and clinical programs including immunizations, medication therapy management, and medication adherence. She will oversee Rite Aid’s Wellness Ambassador strategy.“Her valuable insights will guide us as we work to advance our clinical services and Wellness Ambassador programs, helping us highlight the expertise of our more than 11,000 pharmacists and providing superior care and health outcomes for our patients nationwide.”

 “Throughout her career, Karen has garnered critical knowledge and experience across several functional areas of the chain drug industry, making her a true asset to our company,” said Dan Miller, Rite Aid’s senior vice president of pharmacy. “Her valuable insights will guide us as we work to advance our clinical services and Wellness Ambassador programs, helping us highlight the expertise of our more than 11,000 pharmacists and providing superior care and health outcomes for our patients nationwide.”

Staniforth received her pharmacy diploma from Witwatersrand Technikon, Johannesburg, South Africa, and began working in pharmacy in that country in 1982.   She joined Rite Aid in 1998 and has held several positions within the company, including a pharmacy manager, pharmacy district manager, and regional pharmacy vice president. 

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