NCPDP Reports Election Results for its Board of Trustees

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NCPDP Reports Election Results for its Board of Trustees. Board Terms Commence at NCPDP’s 2018 Annual Technology & Business Conference, May 7-9 in Scottsdale, AZ.


NCPDP has elected its 2018-2019 Board of Trustees. The new and re-elected Board members will assume their roles at NCPDP’s 2018 Annual Technology & Business Conference, Industry United to Improve the Patient Journey, which will be held May 7-9, 2018, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Election Results

  • Newly elected Board Members: Christian Tadrus, R.Ph., Pharm.D., FASCP, AE-C, NSC, Independent Pharmacist, Pharmacist Provider; and Gregory Watanabe, R.Ph., MBA, President & COO, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
  • Perry Lewis, Vice President, Industry Relations, CoverMyMeds, LLC, was re-elected for another term.

Board of Trustees already serving include: William J. Barre, R.Ph., Executive Vice President, Business Development, Citizens Rx, LLC; Richard Klein Brook, Senior Vice President, Sales, Pharmacy Services, eRx Network; Alan K. Gardner, MBA, Senior Vice President, Operations, RxResults, LLC; Laurie Littlecreek, Vice President, Supply Chain Business Product Owner, Express Scripts; Mara N. Mitchel, SVP, Strategic Operations, Magellan Rx Management; Kay Morgan, Vice President, Drug Products & Industry Standards, Elsevier; Charles Reed, Group Vice President, Pharmacy Innovation & Solutions, AmerisourceBergen | Elevate Provider Network; Scott M. Robertson, R.Ph., PharmD, Principal Technology Consultant, Kaiser Permanente; and Linda L. Schock, Sr. Director Pricing, Contracting & Government Programs, Coherus Biosciences.

Outgoing Board member: Sharon Gruttadauria, Director Strategic Product Management, CVS Health.

“We are pleased to welcome our new and returning Board members, and thank our outgoing Board member for her contributions and dedicated service,” stated Lee Ann Stember, President and CEO of NCPDP.

For more information on NCPDP’s 2018 Annual Business & Technology Conference, visit Register online by April 27, 2018. For real-time updates before and during the conference, follow us at or join the discussion using NCPDP’s 2018 Annual Technology & Business Conference hashtag: #NCPDP18.

Founded in 1977, NCPDP is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited, Standards Development Organization with approximately 1,500 members representing virtually every sector of the pharmacy services industry. Our diverse membership provides leadership and healthcare business solutions through education and standards, created using the consensus building process. NCPDP has been named in federal legislation, including HIPAA, MMA, and HITECH. NCPDP members have created standards such as the Telecommunication Standard and Batch Standard, the SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing, the Manufacturers Rebate Standard and more to improve communication within the pharmacy industry. Our data products include dataQ®, a robust database of information on more than 80,000 pharmacies, resQ™, an industry pharmacy credentialing resource, and HCIdea®, an innovative prescriber database that provides continually updated information on more than 2.5 million prescribers. NCPDP's RxReconn® is a legislative tracking product for real-time monitoring of pharmacy-related state and national legislative and regulatory activity. For more information about NCPDP Standards, Data Services, Products, Educational Programs and Work Group meetings, go online at or call 480.477.1000.


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