Executive Committee

As NABP’s governing body, the four officers and eight members who compose the Executive Committee volunteer their time and expertise to implement policy and oversee the Association’s programs and activities. Officers and members are elected by the Association’s membership during the NABP Annual Meeting.

Chairperson: Joseph L. Adams, RPh

Mr Adams, a member of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy from 2000 to 2013, served a one-year term as president, a one-year term as president-elect, a one-year term as treasurer, and a three-year term as an Executive Committee member representing District 6. An active member of NABP, Mr Adams served as Executive Committee liaison to the Advisory Committee on Examinations, and as a member of the NABP Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation and the NABP Task Force on Continuous Quality Improvement, Peer Review, and Inspecting for Patient Safety. While a member of the Louisiana Board, Mr Adams participated in several committees including serving as chair of the Reinstatement Committee and as a member of the Violations Committee and the Regulations Revision Committee. He served in various pharmacist capacities during his long career at Walgreen Co (Walgreens Boots Alliance). Mr Adams earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.

President: Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh

Mr McGinley, a member of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, served a one-year term as president-elect, a one-year term as treasurer, and a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr McGinley has served on several task forces and committees. He served as chairperson of the NABP Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and as a member of the Task Force on Prescription Monitoring Program Standards. Mr McGinley has been on the New Jersey Board for 15 years, serving as either president or vice president for 12 of those years. Mr McGinley is a partner in Pharmacy Management Consultants, LLC, which provides pharmacy-related management, technology, and regulatory consultancy services. Mr McGinley was a fellow at The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Temple University College of Pharmacy, and earned a master of business administration from Temple University Fox School of Business.

President-elect: Hal Wand, MBA, RPh

Mr Wand, former executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, was elected to serve as president-elect. Prior to the election, he served two three-year terms, representing District 8, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr Wand participated on both task forces covering telepharmacy and the implementation of the Medicare drug benefit Medication Therapy Management provisions. In addition, he has developed and reviewed questions for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination®. Mr Wand began his career with the Arizona Board as a compliance officer in 1989 and then served as a deputy director in 1994 before being named executive director in 2003. Prior to joining the Board, he worked as a hospital pharmacist, long-term care pharmacist, and community pharmacist. He earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Arizona and his master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

Treasurer: Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh

Ms Waggener, a member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, served a three-year member term, representing District 6, on the Executive Committee. She is an active member of NABP and served as chair of the Task Force on Internet Pharmacy Practice, and was a member of the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act. She also served as a member of the Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs, the Task Force to Review TOEFL iBT Score Requirements, and on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. Ms Waggener has served as a member of the Texas Board since 2006. Currently, Ms Waggener is the health and wellness market director for Wal-Mart Pharmacy where she was previously a pharmacy manager. Ms Waggener has worked in the community pharmacy environment for over 40 years. Ms Waggener has served on the Texas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board since 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas, Austin.

Executive Committee Member: James T. DeVita, RPh

Mr DeVita, a former member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, is serving the third year of his second three-year member term, representing District 1, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr DeVita has served on the NABP Task Force to Review Accreditation Standards for Community Pharmacy and the Task Force on Continuous Quality Improvement, Peer Review, and Inspecting for Patient Safety. He also served for two years on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. While a member of the Massachusetts Board, Mr DeVita served as president for four years. In addition, he is the director of quality assurance and patient safety at CVS Pharmacy in Woonsocket, RI. Mr DeVita earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. 

Executive Committee Member: Susan Ksiazek, RPh 

Ms Ksiazek, a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Ms Ksiazek has served as the chair of the hospital subgroup of the Task Force on Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act and as chair of the Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs. She has also served as a member of several task forces, including the Task Force on Telepharmacy and the Implementation of the Medicare Drug Benefit Medication Therapy Management Provisions. Ms Ksiazek has served two terms as chair of the New York State Board. She is the director of medical staff quality and education at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. Ms Ksiazek earned her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Executive Committee Member: Jack W. "Jay" Campbell IV, JD, RPh

Mr Campbell, executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a three-year member term, representing District 3, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr Campbell has served on many of the Association’s task forces and committees, including the Task Force on Prescription Drug Diversion from Common Carriers and the Task Force to Review and Recommend Revisions to the Controlled Substances Act, for which he served as chairperson. In 2013, Mr Campbell received the Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award from NABP. Mr Campbell also teaches pharmacy law and ethics classes at three North Carolina universities. Mr Campbell received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Executive Committee Member: Philip P. Burgess, MBA, DPh, RPh

Mr Burgess, a member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a three-year member term, representing District 4, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr Burgess served on the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Committee on Law Enforcement/Legislation, and on the Task Force on Drug Return and Reuse Programs. Mr Burgess served for five terms as the chair of the Illinois Board. He also works as a regulatory consultant in Chicago, IL. Mr Burgess spent more than 40 years in a variety of roles at Walgreen Co, including a decade as the chain’s national director of pharmacy affairs. Mr Burgess earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee, and his master of business administration from the University of Chicago.

Executive Committee Member: Gary Dewhirst, RPh

Mr Dewhirst, a member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a three-year member term, representing District 5, on the Executive Committee. As a member of NABP, Mr Dewhirst has made many contributions to the NABP District 5 meetings, including serving on the Resolutions Committee. In 2014, he served as the Executive Committee liaison to the Task Force on Medication Synchronization. A member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy since 1999, he has served as the Board’s president. He was owner and general manager of Hettinger Drug, LLC, in Hettinger, for more than 20 years. He also holds certifications in pain management, immunization, and medication therapy management. Mr Dewhirst earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

Executive Committee Member: John A. Foust, PharmD, DPh

Dr Foust, executive director of the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the first year of a three-year member term, representing District 6, on the Executive Committee. Dr Foust served as the chair of the NABP Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse in 2014, and under his leadership in 2012, the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy received NABP’s Fred T. Mahaffey Award for contributions to the protection of the public health and welfare. Prior to becoming executive director of the Board in 2009, Dr Foust practiced pharmacy for over 30 years, and was the director of pharmacy at multiple hospitals and medical facilities. Dr Foust is also an active member of several pharmacy professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association. Dr Foust received the Bowl of Hygeia Award for the state of Oklahoma in 2012 and was also selected “Pharmacist of the Year” by the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2014. Dr Foust earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma and his bachelor of science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Executive Committee Member: Mark D. Johnston, RPh

Mr Johnston, former executive director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the first year of a second three-year member term, representing District 7, on the Executive Committee. He has served as the Executive Committee liaison to the 2014-2015 NABP Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and the 2013-2014 NABP Advisory Committee on Examinations. Mr Johnston is director of regulatory affairs for CVS Health. He has also worked as a pharmacist and as a pharmacy manager for a chain pharmacy. From 2000 to 2007, Mr Johnston held the position of pharmacy district manager for Albertsons/SUPERVALU pharmacies headquartered in Boise, ID. Mr Johnston has been an active leader in pharmacy associations and has served as president and board member of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Pharmacy Law, American Pharmacists Association, and Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is Idaho’s 2013 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award. Mr Johnston earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine.

Executive Committee Member: Richard B. Mazzoni, RPh  

Mr Mazzoni, a member of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, is serving the second year of a three-year member term representing District 8 on the Executive Committee. In 2014, he served as the Executive Committee liaison to the Task Force to Examine Strategies for Preventing and Reacting to Pharmacy Robberies and Thefts. Mr Mazzoni has served as the chair of the New Mexico Board and he has also served as a member of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Steering Committee. He is currently a consultant, and his firm, R. Mazzoni & Associates, assists clients with regulatory strategy. From 2006 to 2012, he was the director of regulatory compliance at CVS Caremark, where he was responsible for regulatory activities in 22 states, and served as the company’s representative to boards of pharmacy. Mr Mazzoni earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from University of the Pacific.