B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA is the CEO for the National Community Pharmacists Association. Hoey joined NCPA in 1996. Prior to NCPA, Hoey spent 14 years working in community pharmacies that provided home infusion, long term care consulting, compounding, and full-line DME services.
In 2005 he became NCPA’s first Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to CEO, Bruce Roberts, and overseeing NCPA’s government affairs, management institute, communications, and strategic initiatives departments. Prior to assuming the COO role, Hoey was responsible for leading the NCPA Management Institute as it doubled its student membership, initiated new programs such as the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition, and released resources such as the 2001-06 NCPA Digests, Effective Pharmacy Management CD, and the NCPA HIPAA Handbook for Community Pharmacy. He was also the NCPA Foundation Staff Liaison from 1999-2006 which provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in student scholarships and research grants.
Hoey is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy and has an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University.
Prior to joining NCPA, Norton worked in various public relations roles with the Democratic National Committee, Children’s Defense Fund, and Carmen Group, Inc.. He had previously worked in television production and programming with the National Basketball Association and ABS sports. Norton is a graduate of Occidental College.
Kevin Schweers is Senior Vice President Public Affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association. He oversees the organization’s public relations, marketing, member communications, grassroots, and Internet activities.
Prior to joining NCPA, Schweers was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that capacity, he developed and implemented communications strategies for programs and initiatives involving food and drug safety, health information technology, Medicare and Medicaid, among other areas.
Previously, in the U.S. Congress, he served as Communications Director for the House Energy & Commerce Committee as well as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and then-Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr.
In the private sector, Schweers has worked for the Electronic Industries Alliance and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Michael Rule is the Associate Director for public affairs and grassroots advocacy at the National Community Pharmacists Association. In this capacity, Mr. Rule coordinates all grassroots efforts for national and state specific priorities for community pharmacy and promotes the Association’s agenda through a variety of means.
Prior to joining NCPA in 2011, Mr. Rule worked for the DCI Group, a public affairs firm based in Washington, DC, managing in state grassroots efforts for various clients, including managing in state consultants and phone and direct mail programs. He has also worked on political campaigns managing grassroots initiatives. He is a graduate of Alvernia College in Reading, PA with a degree in Political Science.
Lisa Schwartz, Pharm.D., R.Ph. is Director, Management and Professional Affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association. She is a pharmacist on staff in the Management Institute.
Prior to joining the association, Fowler worked in community pharmacies in Buffalo, Minnesota, and the Minneapolis, MN area. She is a graduate of the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy where she was president of the NCPA Student Chapter.