National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO)

Attendee Profiles



Paul W. Abramowitz
Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon), FASHP
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., FASHP is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Prior to joining ASHP in September 2011, Dr. Abramowitz worked in hospitals and health-systems for over 30 years, most recently as Associate Hospital Director for Professional Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He also served as Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He was previously the Director of  Pharmacy and a faculty member at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Abramowitz received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Indiana University, a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, a Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan, and completed his residency at the  University of Michigan Medical Center.

In addition to serving as Treasurer of ASHP from 2007-10 and as ASHP President in 1993-94, he chaired the Board of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, and the Board of Directors of the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center.

Dr. Abramowitz has actively combined practice, teaching, and research throughout his career. He has lectured and published extensively focusing on the effect that quality pharmacy care can have on improving outcomes of care and reducing costs, reduction of adverse drug events, developing new care models, and practice innovation.

He was a recipient of the John W. Webb Lecture Award in 2000 and the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award in 2009, health-system pharmacy’s highest honor. In 1990, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, in 2010, the Alumni Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and in 2013 the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Toledo.

Currently, Dr. Abramowitz serves on the Boards of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the American Nurses Foundation, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, the Council for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation, and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. He is a Professor-Emeritus at the University of Iowa.


Joseph L. AdamsJoseph L. Adams
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

Mr Adams was sworn in as the 110th NABP president after serving one-year terms as the Association’s president-elect and treasurer. Prior to that, Mr Adams served as a member of the NABP Executive Committee representing District 6 for three years. After his presidency concludes, he will serve a one-year term as chairperson of the Association’s Executive Committee.

Mr Adams was a member of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy from 2000 to 2013 and served on several Board committees including serving as chair of the Reinstatement Committee and as a member of the Violations Committee, the Regulations Revision Committee, and the Executive Committee. Additionally, Mr Adams has been a Walgreen Company employee since 1977, when he began as a clerk. After completing an internship at a Walgreens pharmacy and receiving his pharmacy license, Mr Adams moved up the ranks from staff pharmacist, to pharmacy manager, to district pharmacy supervisor. He has worked at the Walgreens pharmacy in Covington, LA, for over 10 years and is currently a staff pharmacist.

An active member of NABP, Mr Adams has served as Executive Committee liaison to the Advisory Committee on Examinations, and as a member of the NABP Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the NABP Task Force on Continuous Quality Improvement, Peer Review, and Inspecting for Patient Safety.

Among his other activities, Mr Adams has served as a member of the Louisiana Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Health Care Reform Region 9 Consortia. He was also a delegate to the 2004 Louisiana Health Care Summit. He is an active member of the Louisiana Pharmacists Association, the Louisiana Pharmacy Congress, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Mr Adams was named 2004 Chain Pharmacist of the Year by the Louisiana Pharmacists Association.

Mr Adams earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.


Steven C. AndersonSteven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), a position he assumed in 2007. He represents and is the chief spokesman for an industry that has annual sales of more than $1 trillion. Every one dollar spent in retail stores with pharmacies creates a ripple effect of $1.81 throughout other segments of the economy. Retail stores with pharmacies have a total impact on the nation’s economy of $1.81 trillion, equaling about 12 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.

Anderson also serves as Chairman of the NACDS Foundation, whose mission is to utilize and support education, research, and charitable involvement to help people improve their health and quality of life through an understanding of medication therapy and the importance of taking medications appropriately.

Anderson was named the "Association Executive of the Year" by Association Trends newspaper. Mass Market Retailing magazine cited Anderson as one of the 50 most influential people in mass market retailing. On two occasions, Washingtonian magazine has named Anderson as one of the nation’s "50 Best" trade association executives. Fortune Small Business magazine selected Anderson as one of its “Power 30” in America. Under Anderson’s leadership, NACDS was named as one of the “Top Places to Work” by CEO Update magazine.

Before joining NACDS, Anderson was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Restaurant Association for eight years. Prior to that Anderson held management positions at the American Frozen Food Institute for 20 years, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 10 years. He was a candidate for the United States Congress from the Sixteenth District of Illinois before entering the association profession. Anderson served as a senior staff member to Congressman John B. Anderson (no relation), the Chairman of the Republican Conference of the United States House of Representatives, the third-ranking position in the Republican leadership.

Anderson is passionate and committed to education. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Cornell College and the Advisory Board of Cornell’s Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and American University’s Washington College of Law. Anderson was a Paul E. Wise Executive in Residence at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.  Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced Anderson’s appointment to the Board of Trustees of America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, where he served for eight years.  Anderson serves on the Parents Council at Elon University, and the Board of Trustees of Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia.

Anderson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation. Anderson served for six years on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is the Past Chairman of the National Board of Trustees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management, and is a current member of the U.S. Chamber’s Association Committee of 100.
He served as a member of the American Society of Association Executives Board of Directors, and Chairman of its Public Policy Committee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of its Insurance Commission. He is a member and Past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives Key Industry Associations Committee.

Anderson served on the Board of Directors of the Travel Business Roundtable. He is also the past Chairman of the Food Group. Anderson served on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Association Leadership.
He holds the IOM designation from the Institute for Organization Management, and the CAE designation conferred by the American Society of Association Executives.

Anderson is a graduate of Cornell College, where during his junior year he was selected to study at Oxford University and in London. During that time, he clerked for The Honorable William Hamling, a member of the British House of Commons. He completed the six-year Institute for Organization Management Program at the University of Delaware.

Anderson has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, The Today Show, C-SPAN, various CNN and FOX News television shows, Bloomberg, and other major television and radio outlets. Anderson has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times , Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters and other major domestic and international print publications.


armitsteadJohn Armitstead M.S., R.Ph., FASHP
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

John A. Armitstead is System Director of Pharmacy Services, Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida. John obtained a Master of Science in Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy at Ohio State University and completed a Pharmacy Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.

Currently as System Director of Pharmacy Services at Lee Memorial Health System he is responsible for strategic planning, financial management, direction and coordination of pharmacy care provision in multi-hospital system consisting of over 250 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing services to patients of Cape Coral Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Health Plan Pharmacy (Employee Prescription Services), Access Infusion (Home Care Infusion), Lee Memorial Hospital, Lee Pharmacy at Cape Coral, Lee Pharmacy at Gulf Coast, Lee Pharmacy at HealthPark, Lee Pharmacy at LMH, LMHS Infusion Center, LMHS Regional Cancer Center and The Rehabilitation Hospital.

Previously John was Director of Pharmacy Services at University of Kentucky HealthCare, and Assistant Dean for Medical Center Pharmacy Services and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy. He is a past President of the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is currently President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a past ASHP Board Member.

Bradley J. ArthurBradley J. Arthur
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Bradley J. Arthur is the President-elect of the Board of Directors for The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). He is the President and Co-Owner of (2) full-line Independent community pharmacies in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Arthur is the Past President and Board Chair of The Pharmacists Society of The State of NY (PSSNY) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Buffalo Zoo, the third oldest in the nation. Mr. Arthur is a 1987 Graduate of The University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Mr. Arthur and his wife Liz have three children, Taylore (18) Alex (7) and Brodie (3) in East Amherst, N.Y.

BoyleCynthia J. Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Cynthia J. Boyle is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions where she served as the 2014-15 Interim Dean. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy where she was Executive Director for the Experiential Learning Program and Director of the Non-Traditional PharmD (NTPD) Pathway. She has practiced in community, institutional, and consultant settings.

Dr. Boyle is the 2015-2016 president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). A framework for AACP focus areas is captured in her presidential address entitled "Capitalizing on Foundations in Citizenship." She has received a variety of national and local awards including the AACP Crystal APPLE award for contributions to learning excellence in experiential education and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Francke Leadership Mentor Award and Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award. Dr. Boyle, with co-editors Drs. Robert Beardsley and Gary Matzke, published the second edition of Leadership and Advocacy for Pharmacy in 2014 through APhA.

Dr. Boyle served as national president of Phi Lambda Sigma, and chair of the Pharmacy Academy in the National Academies of Practice.

Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPhCarmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh
Executive Director/Secretary
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

Dr Catizone is the Executive Director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) and the Secretary of the Association’s Executive Committee. NABP is an international organization whose membership includes the state boards of pharmacy in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, New Zealand, and eight provincial pharmacy regulating agencies in Canada.

The purpose of NABP is to: (1) assist the state boards of pharmacy in protecting the public health and welfare, (2) serve as an information and disciplinary clearinghouse for the interstate transfer of licensing among the state boards of pharmacy, and (3) provide model regulations in order to assist the state boards of pharmacy with the development of uniform practice, educational, and competency standards for the practice of pharmacy.

Dr Catizone graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration. His master’s studies focused on health care policy/planning and the history of pharmacy. He currently serves as a Governor of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Board of Directors and Chair of the PTCB Certification Council. He is a Past President of the National Pharmacy Manpower Project and the National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations as well as a past member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Board of Directors. He has also acted as a reviewer on several advisory boards and has provided expert witness testimony and consultation in the areas of pharmacy practice and regulation.

Dr Catizone is the recipient of many honors and awards including an Honorary Doctor of Pharmacy, the Certificate of Appreciation from the District of Columbia, two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Special Citations, the University of Illinois Alumnus of the Year, American Druggist Magazine Pharmacist of the Year, and the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, Alumni Association’s Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award.

Chip DavisChester "Chip" Davis, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Generic Pharmaceutical Association ("GPhA")

is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association ("GPhA"), the nation's leading trade association for manufacturers and distributors of generic prescription drugs, manufacturers of bulk active pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic drug industry. Appointed to the position by the GPhA Board in summer 2015, Mr. Davis is responsible for ensuring that the Association fulfills its primary mission, which is to improve the lives of patients and consumers by providing timely access to safe, effective and affordable medicines. In so doing, GPhA looks to advance the interests of its membership through active engagement in scientific, regulatory, federal, state and international health and public policy issues.

Prior to joining GPhA, Davis most recently served as Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Member Relations at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ("PhRMA"), where he was responsible for leading PhRMA’s federal, state and international government relations and advocacy efforts, in addition to member company recruitment and retention.

Mr. Davis is a 20 year veteran of the biopharmaceutical sector. Prior to joining PhRMA, he was Vice President of Corporate External Relations for AstraZeneca, where he oversaw the company's government relations, strategic alliances, community relations and employee volunteer efforts. He was a member AstraZeneca's Corporate Affairs Leadership team, and Vice-Chairman of the company Political Action Committee. In 2007, Mr. Davis was one of the inaugural winners of the AstraZeneca CEO Award, given to global executives who best demonstrate AstraZeneca leadership capabilities in their accomplishments.

Mr. Davis earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington, DC area Chapter of Autism Speaks, the University of Delaware Alumni Association, the St. Mary's High School Royal Blue Club, and the Member Advisory Board for the National Journal.

GoodeJean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP
President Elect
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Jean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode is Professor and Director of the community pharmacy residency program at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. Goode has pharmacy practice experiences in hospital, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings, but has focused most of her career on developing and implementing innovative patient care services in community pharmacy practice. She received her BS degree from Virginia Tech and BS and PharmD degrees from VCU. Goode has received the APhA Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, inaugural NACDS Foundation Community Pharmacy Faculty Award, APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award, VCU Distinguished Service Award, APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice, and Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practice Innovation Award.


John M. GrayJohn M. Gray
President & CEO
Healthcare Distribution Management Association

John M. Gray is President and CEO of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, the national association representing primary healthcare distributors. He reports directly to the HDMA Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing all HDMA operations and activities.  Gray also serves as President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, formerly the HDMA Foundation.

Prior to joining HDMA, he served as Food Distributor International’s (FDI’s) Executive Vice President and General Counsel. When FDI merged with the Food Marketing Institute, Gray became the President and CEO of the International Food Distributors Association (IFDA).

Gray holds an AB from the College of William and Mary; an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.


James C. GreenwoodJames C. Greenwood
President and CEO
Biotechnology Industry Organization

James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. Since his appointment in January of 2005, he has markedly enhanced the trade association’s capacity – increasing both its staff and budget by nearly fifty percent. BIO is now a world class advocacy organization playing a leading role in shaping public policy on a variety of fronts critical to the success of the biotechnology industry at the state and national levels as well as internationally. Mr. Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. A senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was widely viewed as a leader on health care and the environment. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Greenwood served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation with oversight authority over issues in the full Committee's vast jurisdiction. He led hard-hitting investigations into corporate governance at Enron, Global Crossing and WorldCom; terrorist threats to our nation's infrastructure; and waste and fraud in federal government agencies. Prior to his election to Congress, Mr. Greenwood served six years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1981-86) and six years in the Pennsylvania Senate (1987-1992). Mr. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Mr. Greenwood is married with three children and resides in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania


Douglas HoeyDouglas Hoey
Chief Executive Officer
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Brian Douglas (Doug) Hoey is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Pharmacists Association.  He has spent 25+ years working in and representing community pharmacies. 

The National Community Pharmacists Association represents the owners, operators, and managers of more than 23,000 pharmacy small businesses.  Over 50% of NCPA’s members are in rural areas and many others serve underserved citizens.  These pharmacies employ more than 300,000 members of their communities and consumers consistently rank as the top rated pharmacies in the country.

Hoey is a licensed pharmacist in Oklahoma, Virginia, and Texas and practiced for five years in community pharmacies including his own family’s pharmacy providing traditional community pharmacy services, long term care consulting, and DME services.  Since 1996, Hoey has been at the National Community Pharmacists Association advocating for pharmacy small business owners and helping develop programs supporting local pharmacists work to care for their patients and remain economically strong.  Hoey was NCPA’s first Chief Operating Officer and in 2011 was named CEO. During his tenure at NCPA, the organization has grown membership by more than 40 percent, developed programs helping entrepreneurial pharmacists develop their practices, and led numerous legislative, legal, and regulatory victories to benefit community pharmacists and the patients they serve.  For five years, Hoey also developed and taught pharmacology courses at George Washington University and Marymount universities. 

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Surescripts, Mirixa, the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, and is on the dean’s advisory boards for the University of Oklahoma, University of Mississippi, and Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy schools.

His pharmacy degree is from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and his MBA is from the Oklahoma City University graduate school of business. 


Lucinda MaineLucinda Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Executive Vice President and CEO
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Lucinda L. Maine serves as executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As the leading advocate for high quality pharmacy education, AACP works to develop strong academic scholars and leaders, to support excellent professional doctoral and postgraduate degree programs and build relations with key constituency groups both inside and external to the profession of pharmacy.

Prior to assuming her current role in July 2002, Maine served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Analyzing trends in healthcare, assessing the implications for pharmacy practice and advocating appropriate recognition for all pharmacists were her top priorities at APhA.

Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy. Her past research includes projects on aging, pharmacy manpower and pharmacy-based immunizations.

Maine has been active in leadership roles in and out of the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff she served as speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA trustee. She currently serves as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee for  Research!America and is an Executive Committee member of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.


McGinleyEdward McGinley
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

Mr McGinley, a member of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, served a one-year term as presidentelect, a one-year term as treasurer, and a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr McGinley has served on several task forces and committees.

He served as chairperson of the NABP Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and as a member of the Task Force on Prescription Monitoring Program Standards. Mr McGinley has been on the New Jersey Board for 15 years, serving as either president or vice president for 12 of those years. Mr McGinley is a partner in Pharmacy Management Consultants, LLC, which provides pharmacy-related management, technology, and regulatory consultancy services. Mr McGinley was a fellow at The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Temple University College of Pharmacy, and earned a master of business administration from Temple University Fox School of Business.


Scott MelvilleScott Melville
President and CEO
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)

Scott Melville is the president and chief executive officer of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and leads the organization’s efforts to empower consumer self-care by preserving and expanding choice and availability of consumer healthcare products.

With a diverse background in pharmaceuticals, association management, public policy and law, Melville has advocated before Congress, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state legislative and regulatory bodies, and the media. Prior to joining CHPA, Melville served as senior vice president for government affairs and general counsel for the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, the national association representing pharmaceutical wholesale distributors, where he was responsible for federal and state legislative, regulatory, legal, and political affairs. Before joining HDMA, Melville served as an attorney and head of government relations for Cephalon, Inc., an international biopharmaceutical company, since acquired by TEVA Pharmaceuticals, and previously served in public policy and government affairs positions at Hoffmann-La Roche and Sterling Winthrop, Inc. He is a former chair of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Melville served as legislative counsel and Appropriations Committee associate on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.).

Melville earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, and his juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia and Pennsylvania bars and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100. He serves on the boards of the World Self-Medication Industry, the CHPA Educational Foundation, and the Food & Drug Law Institute.


Thomas MenighanThomas Menighan
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Thomas E. Menighan is executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He received his bachelor of science in pharmacy (BSPharm) in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and master of business administration (MBA) in 1990 from Averett College. In 2011, he received an honorary doctor of science (ScD) degree from West Virginia University and he was awarded an ScD by the University of Charleston (West Virginia) in 2010. Prior to his current leadership roles at APhA, Menighan was founder and president of SynTegra Solutions, Inc., in Germantown, Maryland. The company provides supply chain and chargeback auditing and consulting in risk management, 340B systems, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology of medication information. Menighan also founded SymRx, Inc., and developed

Throughout his career, Menighan has served volunteer roles within the profession of pharmacy, including president of APhA from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the APhA Board of Trustees between 1995 and 2003. He was a senior staff member of APhA from 1987 to 1992. While on staff as senior director of external affairs, he managed state affairs, public relations, new business development, and practice management issues. His other professional experiences include management of the PharMark Corporation, creator of RationalMed, and licensor of systems for states to conduct drug utilization review for millions of state Medicaid enrollees. Menighan also founded and was a 20-year Medicine Shoppe owner in Huntington, West Virginia, and he is a current partner in Pharmacy Associates, Inc., a multistate specialty pharmacy that today serves patients in much of the United States.

Ted ScherrTed Scherr
Chairman of the Board of Directors 
Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA)

Ted started in the wholesale drug business in 1966 with Dakota Drug, Inc. in Minot, North Dakota with buying responsibilities and later served as Merchandising Manager, Vice-President and President and purchased the company in 1998.  Dakota Drug later opened two additional locations in Fargo, North Dakota and Anoka, Minnesota greatly expanding the area they serve. 

Ted has served on Advisory Boards for several Pharmaceutical Companies as well as the HDMA Executive Committee and Investment Advisory Committee.

Ted and his wife Mary have two children and 5 grandchildren.  Family members are active in the business.   When not filling his role as Chairman, President and CEO he enjoys woodworking and golf.

Ted ScherrStephen J. Ubl
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Stephen J. Ubl is president and chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents America's leading biopharmaceutical research companies. The biopharmaceutical sector directly employs over 810,000 Americans, and invested more than $51 billion in 2014 to develop new medicines that help patients fight disease and live longer, healthier lives.

Mr. Ubl leads PhRMA's work preserving and strengthening a health care and economic environment that encourages medical innovation, new drug discovery and access to life-saving medicines. Ubl is recognized around the world as a leading health care advocate and policy expert who collaborates successfully with diverse stakeholder groups—including patient and physician groups, regulators, public and private payers, and global trade organizations—to help ensure timely patient access to innovative treatments and cures.

As president and CEO of medical technology association AdvaMed, Ubl helped facilitate landmark reforms related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration product review process and Medicare's coverage and reimbursement of medical technologies. In 2013, he was recognized by a leading industry publication as one of 10 people to have a lasting impact on the medical technology industry.

Ubl has worked extensively with patient advocacy organizations in health policy, including longstanding service on the board of the National Health Council, a leading umbrella organization for voluntary health care organizations, and has been personally involved with JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and LUNGevity, the largest national lung cancer-focused nonprofit. He is routinely recognized as one of Washington's most effective advocates by Washington political publications, and has been named by Modern Healthcare one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

Prior to AdvaMed, Ubl was vice president of legislation for the Federation of American Hospitals. He began his Washington career in the United States Senate.