COCKEYSVILLE, Md.— EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. announced the appointment of Jay Romero, R.Ph., as CEO effective January 1, 2015. Romero replaces Angelo C. Voxakis, P.D., who will retire at the end of December after 16 years of service.
Romero has had a long and successful career in independent pharmacy. He has been an independent pharmacy owner for more than 10 years and a practicing pharmacist for more than 20 years. Romero currently serves on the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors and plays a key role in advocating for the interests of community pharmacy as chairman of the EPIC PharmPAC of Mississippi.
“Oh behalf of the board of directors, we are delighted to welcome Jay into his new role as CEO in January. Jay has a real-world understanding of the challenges facing independent pharmacists today and in the future. Those insights, along with his already proven dedication to the advancement and success of EPIC Pharmacies and its members, will be integral in leading the company,” says Jeff Sherr, P.D., vice president of the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors and president of Apple Discount Drugs.
“Jay will work with the existing executive team at EPIC Pharmacies and its subsidiaries to lead the company’s strategy and implement the company’s mission,” says Mark Barwig, EPIC Pharmacies executive vice president.
Romero joined the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors in 2012 as a licensed pharmacist and independent pharmacy owner. He is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association, Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association, and National Community Pharmacists Association and a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy.
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About EPIC Pharmacies, Inc.: Formed in 1982 and headquartered in Maryland, EPIC Pharmacies is a true co-op of community pharmacies dedicated to personal, quality service and competitive prices. By providing its members with group buying power, provider networks, and managed care solutions essential to delivering quality patient care, EPIC Pharmacies is committed to helping independent pharmacies thrive in today’s chain-saturated marketplace. For more information about EPIC Pharmacies, visit www.epicrx.com.