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People on the move … Oct. 26

Important personnel changes you should know this week about NACDS and CRN.

Drug Store News has rounded up all the retail pharmacy comings and goings to help keep you informed. Here are this week’s announcements.


Dr. Lauren F. Lyles-Stolz joins NACDS as senior director of reimbursement, innovation and advocacy

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Dr. Lauren F. Lyles-Stolz, PharmD, has been named senior director of reimbursement, innovation and advocacy.

Most recently a health legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. Bradley S. Schneider (D-IL), Lyles-Stolz will serve as a subject matter expert on federal and state pharmacy reimbursement issues specific to Medicaid, Medicare, commercial, and other payers. Her new role at NACDS, the association said, is a coming home of sorts, as she was selected as NACDS’ Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience student and served in the role in the fall of 2015.

“We see Lauren as an immediate-impact member of the NACDS staff team,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson. “She brings diverse experience and knowledge that will contribute to policy development and advocacy on behalf of NACDS members. These are critical issues for patient care at the federal and state levels alike, and Lauren will make a big difference for this industry and for this profession that she so clearly loves.”

Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Lyles-Stolz was executive director of the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission in the Washington State Department of Health. Before working in government, Dr. Lyles-Stolz was the first pharmacist selected for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowship, in Berlin and Geneva. She researched population health management as a solution to America’s healthcare challenges and collaborated with industry experts and public officials from Israel, Germany, Singapore, Scotland and Spain.

Lyles-Stolz received her PharmD with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. She was elected to the School of Pharmacy’s Hall of Fame and most recently recognized as the Ole Miss Alumni Association’s inaugural 40 under 40 Class of 2022.

She started in her new role on October 24.


Marc Rucker Joins Council for Responsible Nutrition as vice president

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has appointed Marc Rucker as its new vice president, finance and administration. Rucker joins the staff following the retirement of Sandra Khouri, who will leave the organization on October 31.

Rucker, a veteran association financial executive, joins CRN after spending the past four years as the vice president, finance and operations for the American College of Nurse-Midwives where he was responsible for overseeing finance, human resources, IT, operations and meetings. His past association experience includes employment with the National Home Infusion Association, and the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce (now the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce).

“We’re thrilled that Marc has joined the CRN team,” said president and CEO Steve Mister. “Marc’s previous experience in various non-profit, membership associations will serve us well and we look forward to having him as a valuable contributor to our work.”

In his new role at CRN, Rucker will be responsible for all of the association’s finance, HR and information technology matters. He will be part of CRN’s senior leadership team and will report directly to Mister

Carlin Consumer Health Names Scott Chapman chief executive officer

Carlin Consumer Health has announced that Scott Chapman has been appointed chief executive officer. 

Chapman has more than 30 years of consumer products experience and a strong track record for successfully renovating existing brands, driving margin expansion and accelerating value creation in the OTC space, the company said.

Carlin is a consumer health business established by Hildred Capital Management, Bourne Partners Strategic Capital and The Emerson Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott as Carlin’s first CEO,” said Andrew Goldman, managing partner of Hildred Capital Management. “As a seasoned consumer brand executive, Scott will lead Carlin’s acquisition strategy and help to drive growth of its acquired consumer brands. With more than 15 years of experience providing strategic and operational leadership at OTC businesses, we are confident that Scott is the right person to lead the build-out of Carlin’s platform and drive profitability and growth for the firm’s portfolio of brands, including its flagship brand, Zegerid OTC.”

Chapman joins Carlin from Advanced Vision Research, the consumer health division of Akorn Operating Company LLC, where he most recently served as general manager and senior vice president. At AVR, Mr. Chapman tripled sales, revitalized AVR’s consumer brand portfolio and optimized its global supply chain, Carlin said. Prior to AVR, Chapman was executive director at Bausch + Lomb.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to lead Carlin and drive the growth of our business,” Chapman said. “Carlin’s operationally focused strategy and collaborative approach to partnering with retailers will enable us to build great brands and enhance consumer health and wellness. I look forward to working alongside the team at Hildred, Bourne and Emerson to capitalize on compelling market opportunities and drive value creation for all of Carlin’s stakeholders.”

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