President Bill Osborn, PharmD

Hometown: Miami, Okla.
Education: PharmD, University of Oklahoma School of Pharmacy, 1984.
Family: Father, Willie Osborn, recipient of NCPA's Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year. Wife, Jane, since 1985; sons Ben and Jack.
Business: Owner, Osborn Drugs, Miami, Okla. Years ago, Willie Osborn started taking on partners to help pharmacists who were interested in ownership. The business model expanded, and now Osborn has partners in 24 stores across four states.
Super fan: He's passionate about the Miami High School Wardogs and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Music man: He loves to crank up the Earth, Wind and Fire music.
Bet you didn't know: His position as NCPA president involves quite a bit of travel, but he took his first flight at age 25 when he was his brother's "plus one" at an event in Durango, Colo.

Brian Caswell, RPh, NCPA president-elect

Hometown: Baxter Springs, Kan.
School: University of Kansas
Pharmacies: Wolkar Drug, Four States Pharmacy, Cherryvale Pharmacy, and CJ Pharmacy
NCPA member since: 2000
Notes of interest: Caswell is owner/co-owner of four pharmacies in Kansas and Missouri. He is a past president of the Kansas Pharmacists Association, board representative for the NCPA Innovation Center, Lead Luminary for Kansas CPESN®, board member of the Kansas Pharmacy Foundation, and a member of the KU School of Pharmacy Advisory Council. He enjoys being active in state and federal legislative affairs along with finding new ways to practice to the top of his license.

Michele Belcher, RPh, chairman of the NCPA Board of Directors

Hometown: Grants Pass, Ore.
School: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy: Grants Pass Pharmacy
Member since: 1999
Notes of interest: Grants Pass Pharmacy has been in the community since 1933 and is the last remaining independent pharmacy in the area. It has an old-fashioned soda fountain and extensive gift area. It is a combo shop pharmacy that specializes in non-sterile compounding, hospice, long-term care, and offers multiple adherence packaging systems. Belcher is active in her state pharmacy coalition and state association and has served on task force groups for the board of pharmacy. She has been an adviser for the entrepreneurial academy at OSU College of Pharmacy and is active in state legislation, speaking before both House and Senate committees.

Hugh Chancy, RPh

Hometown: Hahira, Ga.
School: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Pharmacies: Chancy is co-owner of five retail pharmacies and one closed-door pharmacy. Chancy Drugs is celebrating more than 50 years of service, and specializes in compounding, specialty packaging, and enhanced clinical services.
NCPA member since: 2000
Notes of interest: Chancy is past president of Georgia Pharmacy Association and currently serves on the boards of the Academy of Independent Pharmacies, Mirixa, and Prescribe Wellness.

Jeff Carson, RPh

Hometown: San Antonio
School: University of Texas College of Pharmacy
Pharmacies: Oakdell Pharmacy (two locations), Oakdell LTC Pharmacy (a closed-door nursing home pharmacy), and Home Intensive Care Pharmacy (a home infusion pharmacy)
NCPA member since: 1992
Notes of interest: Carson's true passion is for compounding pharmacy. Ever since he was introduced to compounding in 1997, Carson has pursued it with a dedication to preserving it for his patients and colleagues. He says it offers him the ability to innovate almost daily. Team management and staff development are also of special interest to him. His diverse experiences have inspired numerous entities to ask him to serve on advisory boards and in volunteer leadership positions.

Lea Wolsoncroft, RPh

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
School: Samford McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy: Remedies Pharmacy
NCPA member since: 1991
Notes of interest: Lea and husband Tom opened their first pharmacy, KidsMeds, in 2002. Lea Wolsoncroft has always pursued nontraditional tracks and focused on educating physicians and the community about pharmacy practice and the unique role the profession plays in community wellness. The newest adventure is Remedies Pharmacy, which opened in 2018.

Jeff Harrell, PharmD

Hometown: Long Beach, Wash.
School: Washington State University
Pharmacies: Harrell is co-owner of eight independent pharmacies in Washington state.
NCPA member since: 2002
Notes of interest: Harrell is on the board of directors of American Associated Pharmacies and Arete Pharmacy Network. He is a leading authority on technology innovations in pharmacy practice.

Kristen Riddle, PharmD

Hometown: Conway, Ark.
School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy: US Compounding Pharmacy
NCPA member since: 2009
Notes of interest: Riddle is vice president of development for Compounding Pharmacy, a PCAB™-accredited, compounding-only pharmacy. She is also partner/owner in a community pharmacy, American Home Pharmacy. Riddle is also vice president for the Arkansas Pharmacist Association and chairman of the NCPA Compounding Steering Committee. Among her other industry activities are serving as a delegate to the United States Pharmacopia and as a member of IACP.

Immediate Past President David Smith, RPh

Hometown: Indiana, Pa.
School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pharmacies: Retired, former owner of Gatti Pharmacy (two locations), Means-Lauf Super Drug, and Indian Springs Pharmacy (LTC).
Notes of interest: Smith believes that every experience – good or bad – is a life lesson. He adopted this belief early in life. It guided Smith through a variety of jobs and experiences – including 25 years owning and operating independent pharmacies – and honed his career focus. And it has kept him going after through his diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from a brain tumor in 2014.


Christian Tadrus, PharmD, RPh, AE-C

Moberly, Mo., first vice president, is an owner of independent, community-based pharmacies in Missouri providing prescriptions, compounding, long-term care services, hearing aids, and durable medical equipment. Tadrus is a graduate of Boston University and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is a lead manager of the Missouri Pharmacists Care Network – a pharmacist-led provider network facilitating adoption of innovative pharmacist care models throughout Missouri. Tadrus is with the CPESN USA Board of Directors from CPESN - Missouri.

Justin Wilson, PharmD

Midwest City, Okla., second vice president, currently co-owns Valu-Med Pharmacy in Midwest City, Bestyet Pharmacy in Harrah, and Valu-Med Pharmacy in Ft. Gibson, all in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, a past president of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, and adjunct clinical professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, his alma mater.

Dr. Michael Kim, RPh,

Washington, D.C., third vice president, owns a specialty pharmacy and four community retail pharmacies, which include the oldest and second oldest community pharmacies in the District of Columbia. He is currently the chairman of the Care Pharmacies Board of Directors and is active in other pharmacy-affiliated organizations. Kim is a graduate of the Howard University College of Pharmacy and was part of the first ever entry-level PharmD class to graduate from Howard University.

Dr. Jonathan Marquess, PharmD, CDE, CPT

Fourth vice president, is the president/CEO of the Institute for Wellness and Education, a disease management company in Woodstock, Ga. In addition, Marquess and his pharmacist wife Pam, are the owners of 10 community pharmacies in Georgia. Before assuming his current position, Marquess was a clinical professor of pharmacy practice at Mercer University School of Pharmacy in Atlanta. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University.

Hashim Zaibak

Fifth vice president, is owner of Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee, and runs 12 pharmacies. Zaibak is known in his community as a counselor and certified diabetes educator. He says his favorite thing to do in pharmacy is offering community health talks about diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. Zaibak was named the 2014 Pharmacist of the Year by Pharmacy Development Services. He graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy.

B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA

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 of more than 22,000 small business pharmacies. These pharmacies are important to local economies, providing jobs for more than 250,000 people in their communities, and consumers consistently rank them as the top-rated pharmacies in the country.

Hoey is a licensed pharmacist in Oklahoma, Virginia, and Texas and practiced for five years in com-munity pharmacies, including his own family's pharmacy. Hoey was NCPA's first Chief Operating Officer and in 2011 was named CEO. He is frequently quoted by media about the prescription drug supply chain. Hoey also developed and taught pharmacology courses at George Washington University and Marymount University. He is co-chairman of the board of directors for Surescripts, chairman of the Mirixa, NCPA Innovation Center, and Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks (CPESNSM-USA) Boards, and serves on the board of the Stabler-Leadbeater Pharmacy Museum in Alexandria, Va. as well as advisory boards for several schools of pharmacy. He earned his pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and his MBA from the Oklahoma City University Graduate School of Business.