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Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Alumni take on roles at Texas Pharmacy Association

Alumni Richie Ray, Carole Hardin-Oliver and Lydia Aguilera have taken on new leadership roles in the Texas Pharmacy Association.

Ray was named the 2012 PharmPAC Member of the Year.
“This title recognizes one or more persons who the members of the PharmPAC group believe have exhibited characteristics of promoting pharmacy services to legislators, regulators and others throughout the previous year through commitments of time and fiscal resources,” Ray said.
“It is very humbling considering it is voted on by peers of mine across the state — some of which might be competitors in the compounding pharmacy services arena that Richie’s Specialty Pharmacy operates.”
Ray is the president, chief executive officer and pharmacist-in-charge of his own business, Richie’s Specialty Pharmacy.
Hardin-Oliver is the Houston District 16 pharmacy supervisor for Walgreens and was elected as the TPA president-elect.
She will be the president-elect for one year and then she will be sworn in as president. Hardin-Oliver said this new leadership role has helped her grow in her work.
“This is an opportunity to be a part of changes and decisions that affect this profession,” Hardin-Oliver said.
“The University of Houston College of Pharmacy has always been a leader in pharmacy education. Dedication, professionalism, involvement and patient health have been characteristic of our program.”
Aguilera is the interim director of the University of Texas Pan American Cooperative Pharmacy Program and was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors.
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