Stabilizing the Pharmacy Technician Workforce as an Imperative for the Chief Pharmacy Officer

September 21, 2022


In this podcast, Matthew Rewald, Tom Woller, and Dr. Mark Sullivan discuss the AJHP CPO Perspective, “Stabilizing the Pharmacy Technician Workforce as an Imperative for the Chief Pharmacy Officer,” with host and AJHP Editor in Chief Dr. Daniel Cobaugh.

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Matthew RewaldMatthew Rewald, CPhT, BS is Program Director for the advanced-level ASHP/ACPE accredited Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Technician Program and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science. Mr. Rewald has served in the pharmacy profession as an inpatient and outpatient pharmacy technician, supervisor, and instructor in many settings throughout his career, including previous experience as a Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician. He is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the ASHP/ACPE Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC),which serves both the ASHP and ACPE board of directors as the national accrediting review committee for pharmacy technician education and training programs.

Thomas WollerTom Woller, MS, RPh, FASHP is currently President, TWWRX, LLC and does pharmacy leadership and administration consulting in that capacity. Prior to that Tom was a pharmacy leader for Aurora Health Care, then Advocate Aurora Health Care. Most recently he was Chief Pharmacy Officer at Advocate Aurora Health Care. Tom Has written and spoken on many topics including pharmacy technicians, technology, pharmacy residents and optimization of pharmacy services. Tom is a Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, a recipient of the 2010 Winston J. Durant Lecture Award, the 2007 ASHP Best Practices Award, the 2007 Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2020 John W. Webb Lecture award.

Mark SullivanMark Sullivan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP is Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, at the Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves as Residency Program Director for the health-system pharmacy administration program. Sullivan is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi, (PharmD), Belmont University (MBA), Auburn University, (BS Pharmacy) and the University of Tennessee (BS Biology). He has served in various operational, clinical, project management, and leadership roles during his career as well as service with the USP Safe Medication Use Expert Committee, the Tennessee Hospital Pharmacist Coalition, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Admissions and Assessment committees and Vizient’s Quality, Safety and Compliance committee.



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