As an important partner, we wanted to inform you that the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) leadership will be in transition over the coming months. After 17 years of service with the foundation, Executive Director Anne Marie (Sesti) Kondic, will be stepping down at the end of this month. Ms. Kondic will still be involved in the healthcare arena, as she has accepted a position with a health policy consulting firm that works with various professions, associations and the life sciences and medical device industries.
Serving as the CPF Board President since its inception in 2000, I can attest to Ms. Kondic’s leadership to expand CPF’s recognition for innovative community pharmacy practice advancements. Her command of issues and opportunities have been impressive and resulted in the ability for CPF to make significant contributions to establish and highlight the value of the community pharmacist as a member of the healthcare team.
As Ms. Kondic reflected on her career with CPF, she acknowledged that she has “been inspired by the dedication and work of the CPF Board of Directors, the strong national partners, grantees, consultants, vendors, and many others involved in our traditional grants and newer partner grants for the Flip the Pharmacy initiative, ACT Pharmacy Collaborative, and the PQA Community Pharmacy Value-based Measures project.”
CPF is in the process of identifying qualified executive director candidates. I would invite you to ask individuals interested in this position to submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about this position’s scope of work will be posted on the CPF website next week.
The Board is grateful that Anne Marie has been part of the CPF pharmacy family and wishes her the very best in future endeavors!
Philip P. Burgess, RPh, DPh, MBA
President, Community Pharmacy Foundation