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.