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Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- (September 18, 2012) The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board™ (SPCB™) announced its inaugural Board of Directors today.   SPCB selected Board members that represent a wide range of specialty pharmacy industry stakeholders from across the United States.

"We are pleased to welcome distinguished industry leaders to SPCB," Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, Executive Director said, "Their knowledge, experience, and dedication will play a vital role in developing the Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP™) program."

The 2012 SPCB Board of Directors includes:

  • Jeffrey Bourret, RPh, MS, FASHP, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Nick Calla, RPh, Community Specialty Pharmacy Network
  • Donald Filibeck, PharmD, MBA, Critical Care Systems
  • Sandra Matsumoto, RPh, CVS Caremark
  • Gary Rice, RPh, MS, MBA, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
  • Ray Tancredi, RPh, MBA, BCPS, Walgreens
  • George Zula, RPh, MBA, US Bioservices

"I am pleased to serve on the board of directors for SPCB.  The specialty pharmacy segment has long needed a group to oversee credentialing and education of the specialty pharmacist in a more uniform manner. I am confident that the work of this group will move us forward in achieving that goal," said Nick Calla, RPh, Vice President of Industry Relations at Community Specialty Pharmacy Network.

The SPCB is dedicated to promote the Specialty Pharmacist's responsibility in maintaining the highest possible quality standards, to advocate for professional development to ensure that specialty patients receive appropriate care now and in the future, and to provide certification and credentialing programs for healthcare professionals to assure protection of the public.


Media Contact: Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board, 813-416-5300,

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