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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has appointed registered pharmacist Nick Dorich to two distinct positions: the association’s manager of pharmacy care and the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs.
Dorich’s hiring to the newly enhanced pharmacy care and patient advocacy department follows his completion of the NACDS Foundation Executive Resident program from 2011 to 2012. He reports directly to Alex Adams, director of pharmacy programs at Arlington, Va.-based NACDS.
“Nick has been a tremendous contributor to the work of the NACDS Foundation over the last year, proving his dedication and commitment to patient care,” said NACDS president and CEO Steven C. Anderson. “As a pharmacist, Nick will bring tremendous knowledge and commitment to both of his new roles.”
As manager of pharmacy care, Dorich will contribute to the redefined efforts of the pharmacy care and patient advocacy department under the leadership of Kathleen Jaeger, NACDS’ SVP of pharmacy care and patient advocacy. The department aims to advance pharmacy information and research; conduct outreach with NACDS members and external constituencies, including colleges and schools of pharmacy; and provide pharmacy insights and expertise that contribute to NACDS’ public policy advocacy and communications initiatives.
Specifically, Dorich will provide developmental and execution aid in raising awareness and visibility of the value of pharmacy care. He’ll also maintain awareness of current pharmacy and healthcare delivery trends and issues, spotlighting collaboration opportunities with other healthcare stakeholders.
In his role manager of foundation programs, Dorich will manage and execute programs that advance the public-health mission of the foundation, among them charitable giving and education and training programs.
Additionally, Dorich has been an elected leader in state and national pharmacy associations, which includes having served as the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists national member-at-large.