The National Community Pharmacists Association has named Mark Ey as its new chief operating officer. He is the third COO in NCPA’s history.
Ey’s responsibilities will include collaborating with NCPA staff to meet the goals and objectives of the organization’s strategic plan, overseeing growth strategies and cultivating industry and community relationships.
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He most recently served as vice president of operations for CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, a retail chain of independent pharmacies. Throughout his career, he has spent time practicing in and supervising retail pharmacies and in multi-site management as well. He has been involved with several pharmacy organizations over the years, including NCPA, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, the Maryland Pharmacists Association, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Professional Volunteer Corps, the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Board, the National Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder Advisory Group and the National Pharmacy Technician Standards Writing Group.
Ey is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the GlaxoSmithKline Executive Management Fellowship for Pharmacy Leaders at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He lectures and is a preceptor at both the University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University Schools of Pharmacy.
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“Independent pharmacy is in Mark’s family, as is also the case with so many of NCPA’s members,” said Douglas Hoey, CEO of NCPA. “He has a wealth of experience, and a deep understanding of the issues community pharmacists are dealing with on the front lines. I am excited to see how his background translates into his role at NCPA as we work together to grow the organization and our industry.”