Board of Directors Hires New Executive Director
A new Executive Director for WPhA has been hired. Craig Frederick, PharmD, has been chosen to replace Kara Beech who served the Association for nearly 10 years. Craig is the owner and pharmacist-in-charge of Register Cliff Pharmacy in Guernsey, Wyoming. Dr. Frederick has practiced in Wyoming since graduating from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 2000. He has been a member of WPhA since 2006 and served as President of WPhA in 2009-2010.
Under the direction of the board, Dr. Frederick will be focusing on these priorities:
1) Exploring ways to bring our message to the membership and implement strategies to improve the sharing and exchanging of information with the members.
2) Utilize technology to better address the educational needs of the membership.
3) Implement a legislative committee and actively pursue or promote legislative issues and changes.
4) Strengthen the Association's relationship with the UW School of Pharmacy, especially in promoting and supporting student activities and educational opportunities.
Feel free to contact Craig by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 307-331-0371.
HB0035 Signed into Law
On March 4, 2016 HB0035 Pharmacy Benefit Managers was signed by Governor Mead. This has been a year long process by many individuals to collaborate and compromise on legislation that would ensure timely updates of MAC pricing at least once every seven business days and standardize procedures for audits. To read the complete act HERE. The Association would like to thank independent pharmacy owner and Past WPhA President Craig Frederick for his persistence in ensuring this legislation would become law. We would also like to thank Brad Young from RxPlus who was instrumental in supporting the Association and the legislation. The Board of Directors has a great convention planned for June 23-26, 2016. The event will tee off on June 23rd with the Golf Tournament following the Wyoming Board of Pharmacy quarterly meeting in Casper. Education and association membership meetings will start on the morning of June24th. There is a great line up of speakers and will include a technician tract. The awards banquet will recognize amazing individuals who have been a leader in their area. The convention will conclude with the Past Presidents breakfast on Sunday morning, June 26th. Association members receive discounted membership to this convention. For more information, check out the events calendar.
Krueger Named Dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
This is no April Fools! On Friday, April 1, 2016 Kem Krueger, PharmD, PhD accepted the position as Dean of the UW School of Pharmacy. Dr. Krueger has been a Board Member for WPhA and most recently was the Associate Dean of Assessment and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Social and Administrative Pharmacy. The WPhA Board is excited to work with Dr. Krueger in this new role!