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Public Policy Council Leadership

Director: Jessica Koerner

Council Members:

Jessica Koerner, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FASHP
Corporate Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy

RWJBarnabas Health

Barbara Giacomelli, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Executive Directo

Carlo Lupano, RPh, CCP, MBA, FASHP
Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Director
Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care
Robert & Audrey Luckow Pavilion

Jennifer Nacion, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
The Valley Hospital Pharmacy Department
Valley Health System

The Council on Public Policy monitors the healthcare political landscape at the local, state and national levels in regard to pharmacy practice. Members of this council attend New Jersey Board of Pharmacy meetings, collaborate with other professional and non-profit organizations, and ASHP affiliates from other States to advance practice for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in New Jersey. The activities of the council are rooted in Advocacy for pharmacy practice to expand the scope of pharmacy practice in New Jersey to allow our fellow New Jersey residents to benefit from the expertise and skills of pharmacists and technicians.

The Council may ask NJSHP members to connect with local elected officials and correspond with lawmakers at all levels to express your views and expertise. Our combined advocacy efforts will strengthen our profession.

To join this Council, please print and fill out the Council Involvement Form.

Some of the topics the council is involved with are:

  • Obtaining Provider Status
  • Collaborative Practice regulations (aka Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM)
  • Opioid epidemic and its laws and regulations
  • Providing education on what Health System Pharmacists do
  • UPS 797 and USP 800
  • 340b



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