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Julie Philp will begin her new duties at the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) as its new director of federal government affairs on April 11.
As NACDS continues to illustrate the value of pharmacy in the healthcare delivery system, Philp will play a critical role in conveying to lawmakers the ability of pharmacy services to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient health. Reporting to Paul Kelly, NACDS’ VP of federal government affairs, Philip will help advance NACDS’ pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policy advocacy efforts by building and maintaining relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, as well as monitoring key healthcare developments on Capitol Hill.
“Julie is a seasoned advocate with experience in pharmacy and on Capitol Hill, and she will bring a wealth of expertise to NACDS,” said NACDS president /CEO Steven C. Anderson. “NACDS members will enjoy working with Julie, and we are pleased to welcome her to NACDS’ highly effective team.”
Philp served as director of government relations for the Association of Community Pharmacists and worked with the American Capitol Group on healthcare issues. She has also worked in legislative capacities for Reps. John Campbell (R-Cal.), Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.).