Philip P. Burgess, MBA, DPh, RPh, was elected to serve a three-year member term, representing District 4, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Association’s 110th Annual Meeting, May 17-20, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ.
Mr Burgess has been a member of the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy since 2002 and is currently serving in his fifth term as chair of the Board. As president of Philip Burgess Consulting, LLC, in Chicago, IL, he assists health care clients with regulatory issues and implementing technology to improve patient care. Prior to his consulting role, Mr Burgess spent more than 40 years in a variety of roles at Walgreen Company, including a decade as the chain’s national director of pharmacy affairs.
An active member of NABP, Mr Burgess has served on many of the Association’s committees and task forces, including the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Task Force on Drug Return and Reuse Programs, and the Committee on Law Enforcement and Legislation.
In addition to serving as a board member, Mr Burgess contributes his expertise to several Illinois State committees. Currently, he sits on the Illinois Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee and on the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee. He has also served as chairperson of the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology: e-Prescribing Work Group. At the national level, he was a member of the Pharmacy e-Health Information Technology Collaborative, served as chair of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Policy Council, and served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
Mr Burgess is an active member of several other pharmacy organizations. He has served as president of the Community Pharmacy Foundation’s Board of Trustees for 12 years, and previously sat on the American Pharmacists Association Health Information Technology Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Dean’s Advancement Council at Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy, and he is on the editorial advisory board for Drug Topics magazine. In 2006, Mr Burgess received the Harold W. Pratt Award, the lifetime achievement award presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Mr Burgess earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee, and his master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago.
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