Executive Committee

2014-2015 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: Karen M. Ryle, MS, RPh

Ms Ryle, a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, served one-year terms as president, president-elect, and treasurer, and also served for four years, from 2006 to 2010, as an Executive Committee member representing District 1. An active member of NABP, Ms Ryle has served on several Association committees such as the Advisory Committee on Examinations and the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. She also served as chair of the Task Force to Develop Recommendations to Best Reduce Medication Errors in Community Pharmacy Practice. Ms Ryle is the associate chief of pharmacy for ambulatory care at Massachusetts General Hospital, and also teaches as an adjunct professor and an advanced pharmacy practice preceptor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Ms Ryle earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and a master of science degree in drug regulatory affairs from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

President: 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-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 is currently a staff pharmacist for Walgreen Co. Mr Adams earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.

President-elect: Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh

Mr McGinley, a member of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, served a one-year term as treasurer and a three-year member term, representing District 2, on the Executive Committee. Mr McGinley has been on the New Jersey Board for 14 years, serving as either president or vice president for 12 of those years. 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 is the vice president of pharmacy at Chain Drug Consortium, LLC, in Mt Laurel, NJ. Mr McGinley earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy, and earned a master of business administration from Temple University Fox School of Business. He was also a fellow at The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.

Treasurer: Hal Wand, MBA, RPh

Mr Wand, executive director of the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, served two three-year terms, representing District 8, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Mr Wand participated in both meetings of the Task Force on 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 for nine years 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.

Executive Committee Member: James T. DeVita, RPh

Mr DeVita, a member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy, is serving the second 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. As a member of the Massachusetts Board, Mr DeVita is currently serving his fourth term as president. 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 Health Sciences.    

Executive Committee Member: Susan Ksiazek, RPh 

Ms Ksiazek, a member of the New York State Board of Pharmacy, is serving her second 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 sub-group 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 of Pharmacy. 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 Campell, executive director of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, is serving the first 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 in 1993, and his juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1997.

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

Mr Burgess, a member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the first 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 is currently serving his fifth term as the chair of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, and works as a regulatory consultant in Chicago, IL. He 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 is serving the second year of a three-year member term, representing District 5 on the Executive Committee. Mr Dewhirst has been a member of the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy since 1999 and has served as the Board’s president. In addition, he is a pharmacy manager for Thrifty White Drug in Hettinger, ND. Previously, he was owner and general manager of Hettinger Drug, LLC, in Hettinger, for more than 20 years. As a member of NABP, Mr Dewhirst has made many contributions to the NABP District 5 meetings, including serving on the Resolutions Committee. Mr Dewhirst earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University. He also holds certifications in pain management, immunization, and medication therapy management.

Executive Committee Member: Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh

Ms Waggener, a member of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a three-year member term, representing District 6, on the Executive Committee. An active member of NABP, Ms Waggener served as chair of the Task Force on Internet Pharmacy Practice Standards, 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 State Board of Pharmacy since 2006. Currently, she is the health and wellness market director for Wal-Mart Pharmacy where she was previously a pharmacy manager. Ms Waggener has served on the Texas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board since 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from University of Texas at Austin.

Executive Committee Member: Mark D. Johnston, RPh

Mr Johnston, executive director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, is serving the third year of a three-year member term, representing District 7, on the Executive Committee. In addition to his duties with the Board, Mr Johnston is an instructor of pharmacy law at Idaho State University. Mr Johnston, who earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, has also held the position of pharmacy district manager for Albertons/SUPERVALU pharmacies headquartered in Boise, ID. Mr Johnston has been an active leader in pharmacy associations, having served as a board member and president of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association. He is also Idaho’s 2013 recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia.  

Executive Committee Member: Richard B. Mazzoni, RPh  

Mr Mazzoni, a member of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, is serving the first year of a three-year member term representing District 8 on the Executive Committee. Mr Mazzoni has served as the chair of the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy, 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.