Arlington, Va. – Further reinforcing its commitment to strengthen and advance pharmacy care, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced an addition to its pharmacy care and patient advocacy department. New staff member Sara Rubin joined NACDS as manager, pharmacy care on November 10. Rubin reports to Alex Adams, vice president, pharmacy programs.
In her new role, Rubin will be responsible for providing support for the development and implementation of select NACDS pharmacy care initiatives. Among her duties, Rubin will provide analysis of emerging health issues, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes, as they relate to pharmacy care. She will also develop and implement educational and training programming for NACDS meetings, as well as manage and oversee activities related to NACDS’ work with colleges and universities of pharmacy.
“We are pleased to welcome Sara to the NACDS team,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “As pharmacy’s role in healthcare delivery continues to evolve, Sara’s background in public health at the federal and state level will serve her well in advancing NACDS’ pharmacy care initiatives on behalf of the industry.”
Previously, Rubin served as a senior program analyst for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC, leading efforts to connect public health departments with community pharmacies. Among other prior positions, Rubin also served as project manager for the Florida Division of Emergency Management in Tallahassee, Florida.
Rubin received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Florida. She completed a dual masters program in international affairs and public health at the George Washington University.