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Newcomers Move into Executive Slots at State Associations

Magazine article Drug Topics

Newcomers Move into Executive Slots at State Associations

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Change is taking place at the grassroots level, too. In

August, the Arizona Pharmacy Association hired its first nonpharmacist and first woman to run the show. But Kathy Boyle is hardly a stranger-she was named legislative director in 1994 and had been interirn executive director for seven months. Last month, the Maryland Pharmacists Association picked a lawyer-pharmacist, who also is that association's first woman director. Tracy L. Baroni most recently worked for the state board of pharmacy and has practiced pharmacy in community and institutional settings. And earlier this month, Richard J. Lerman joined the Connecticut Pharmacists Association as associate executive d rector. Lerman, a nonpharmacist with an extensive background in association management, will succeed executive director Daniel C. Leone in December, when he retires alter 21 years at CPA.

Other newcomers this year include Rebecca P. Snead, a member of the Virginia Pharmacists Association since 1989 and previously its director of professional affairs and interim executive director; S. F. "Bo" Dalton, a 15-year veteran of the Army Medical Department who also was a community college pharmacology instructor, at the Mississippi Pharmacists Association; and David L. Laven, who came to the Alabama Pharmacy Association after practicing long-term care, hospital, and nuclear pharmacy in Florida.

Two associations have open executive slots. Larry Bodkin resigned from the Florida Pharmacy Association last month, and Chuck Gress left the Oregon State Pharmacists Association in June.

A shared concern for the state execs is the continuing decline in the number of independent pharmacies. …

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