NCAP Appoints a New Executive Director
Welcome Daniel L. Barbara, Sr., M.Ed.
NCAP has appointed Daniel L. Barbara,
Sr., M.Ed. to serve as Executive Director effective February,
2014. He will succeed Fred Eckel, RPh who
has been with NCAP since 2001 and will continue to serve as
Executive Director Emeritus. Dan comes to NCAP
from Arizona where he served as Executive
Director of the Department of Health and Social Services for the Colorado River
Indian Tribes. In that capacity, he oversaw the largest Tribal
Department with a budget of approximately $17 million and 97 staff members from
a wide variety of disciplines. Prior to his
service at DHSS, he was the Community Resource Director for La Paz County, AZ
where his responsibilities included the implementation of a wide variety of
social services and public programs.
Read Dans' introductory letter to membership and learn more about him here.
NCAP's Board of Directors Off to a Great Start in '14
The NCAP Board of Directors
held their first meeting of 2014 at the Institute of Pharmacy office in Chapel
Hill on Jan. 30. NCAP Practice Forum members (Chronic Care, Community Care,
Health System) and members of the New Practitioner Network gathered
afterwards in their respective groups to plan for the coming
Pictured below: Community Care Practice Forum members brainstorm.
2013 Legislative Summary
A look at the North Carolina Legislative Session for 2013 including NCAP's pharmacy achievements.
Bowl of Hygeia Challenge Seeks to Sustain Recognition of Pharmacists’ Service to their Community
Since the 1950s, the Bowl of Hygeia has
been a nationally recognized symbol of the unique contributions that
pharmacists make to their communities. Recipients of the Bowl of Hygeia
describe the achievement as one of the highlights of their pharmacy careers.
The Bowl of Hygeia is not only a tradition, but an inspiration to other
pharmacists in our state and across the country in how they can provide
leadership and service to their communities. The APhA Foundation, the American
Pharmacists Association (APhA) and National Alliance of State Pharmacy
Associations (NASPA) are stewards in building an endowment fund to sustain the
Bowl of Hygeia, but need our support to help preserve this prestigious award.
They have organized a State Association Challenge to help encourage
contributions at the state level. As an incentive to help build the endowment,
the APhA Foundation is offering cash prizes to State Pharmacy Associations for
top achievement in fundraising for the Bowl of Hygeia. The prize funds,
provided by the Bowl of Hygeia premier supporter Boehringer Ingelheim, would
support a Bowl of Hygeia reception at our annual meeting! In addition, the winning states will receive
an opportunity to display the actual Bowl at their event. Let’s show them North
Carolina pride and enthusiasm for the Bowl of Hygeia. Make a contribution to our state’s exclusive
Bowl of Hygeia fundraising page. You can
contribute here: http://www.aphafoundation.org/ncap-bowl-hygeia-page Or make a
quick $10 donation by texting RxBowl to 52000. Let’s win this for NCAP and
encourage future leaders in pharmacy to continue to give back to our community.