Opening Keynote Panel: Dare to Disrupt

NCPDP has selected leaders representing NACDS, NCPA and AACP to share unique perspectives on transformative disruption in business, technology and policy for the Opening Keynote Panel on Tuesday, May 7th. The 90-minute opening keynote panel discussion strikes at the heart of the conference theme, Dare to Disrupt.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Sponsored by: CoverMyMeds

Joel White

Joel White

Founder and President
Horizon Government Affairs
NCPDP’s Government and Public Affairs Consultant

Joel White is the Founder and President of Horizon Government Affairs. He is the President of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage and its campaigns on transparency and medication adherence (Clear Choices and Prescriptions for a Healthy America) as well as a service organization called Arlington Bridge Builders. In addition, Joel is the Executive Director of the Health IT Now Coalition, an HGA effort to expand adoption and use of health IT to improve outcomes and lower costs. He is on the Board of Directors of the Newborn Foundation and Samaritan Inns.

Joel spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, where he helped enact nine laws, including the 2002 Trade Act, which created health care tax credits, the 2003 law that established the Medicare prescription drug benefit and Health Savings Accounts, the 2005 Deficit Reduction Act, and the 2006 Tax Reform and Health Care Act, which reformed Medicare payment policies.

Steven C. Anderson

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE

President and CEO
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, is president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), which represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies and supplier partners. Retail chains operate more than 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ member companies include regional chains with a minimum of four stores and national companies. Chains employ nearly 3 million individuals, including 152,000 pharmacists.

Brian Douglas Hoey

Brian Douglas (Doug) Hoey

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

Brian Douglas (Doug) Hoey is CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which represents America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 pharmacies. The nation’s community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and regional chains dispense approximately 40 percent of the nation’s retail prescription medications.

Lynette Bradley Baker

Lynette R. Bradley-Baker, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Senior Vice President
Public Affairs and Engagement
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Lynette R. Bradley-Baker, Ph.D., R.Ph., is senior vice president of Public Affairs and Engagement at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. The organization includes institutional members, the 143 schools of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and individual members, including administrators, faculty and staff. Pharmacy is the third largest health profession— after nursing and medicine—with more than 300,000 clinicians practicing in community pharmacies, health-systems and many other healthcare settings.

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