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PTCB appoints new CEO
March 2nd, 2012
WASHINGTON – The board of governors of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has named retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Everett McAllister as its new executive director and chief executive officer.
PTCB said Thursday that McAllister will assume the posts on March 5, succeeding interim executive director William Schimmel, who will return to his role as associate executive director.
McAllister has 27 years of health care leadership experience, PTCB noted. Before joining organization, he was the deputy director of the Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate, TRICARE Management Activity, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C.
In that role, he served as the senior Defense Department military pharmacist and policy adviser, responsible for managing the $7.6 billion pharmacy program for over 9.6 million beneficiaries worldwide. Before that position, he served as the pharmacy consultant to the Air Force surgeon general and the associate corps chief for pharmacy in the 11th Biomedical Science Corps.
"Colonel McAllister is a seasoned leader who brings not only impressive pharmacy experience, but also a distinct vision to PTCB," stated Thomas Menighan, chairman of the PTCB board of governors. "The board's decision reaffirms PTCB's commitment to developing a qualified pharmacy technician workforce that is prepared to support pharmacists in advancing patient safety."
McAllister earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University. He entered the Air Force directly out of pharmacy school, where he participated in the school's Reserve Officer Training Commission program. During his military career he served in a variety of roles, directing pharmacies, clinical research and pharmacy training programs.
"I have a unique appreciation of the services pharmacy technicians provide to the health care team," commented McAllister. "Technicians are the backbone of the military health care system, and I look forward to transitioning this understanding to the broader practice of pharmacy."