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NACDS Institute – Health & Wellness Innovation Across Diverse Communities

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM August 27, 2022

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 252

Join us for an engaging conversation as federal policy and innovation experts team up with pharmacy leaders to discuss major initiatives and opportunities to advance nutrition, health, and equity. In the lead up to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, NACDS has engaged with the Administration to play a key role in the inclusion of policy recommendations to improve care access and address diet-related diseases. Pharmacies continue to play a strong role in promoting access to healthy foods and offering accessible support and prevention for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which remain leading causes of death and disability. This session will explore ongoing programs and forward-leaning ideas to forage new, collaborative solutions.

 

Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM

Steven C. Anderson, FASAE, CAE, IOM

President & CEO

NACDS

Steven C. Anderson is president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, an industry that has annual sales of more than $1 trillion, employs more than 3.2 million individuals and works with suppliers and other partners to help meet the health, wellness and daily needs of patients and consumers across America. Anderson is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He has served as the Chair of numerous ASAE committees. In 2020, ASAE selected Anderson as a Fellow, one of the association community’s highest honors.

Colleen Lindholz

Colleen Lindholz

President

Kroger Health, The Kroger Co.

Colleen Lindholz is President of Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co. Kroger Health is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 37 states. Colleen oversees all of the company’s Pharmacy, Clinical, and Nutrition operations and services, including all healthcare-related digital solutions and telehealth platforms. She’s the lead architect of the company’s “Food as Medicine” strategy, and a passionate believer in Kroger Health’s vision to help people live healthier lives.

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD

President

Good Neighbor Pharmacy, and NACDS Chair

Brian Nightengale, RPh, PhD, is Senior Vice President, Community and Specialty Pharmacy and President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy®, AmerisourceBergen’s independent community pharmacy network. Good Neighbor Pharmacy unites strong independent stores under one brand and leverages its scale, expertise, and insights to help pharmacies drive better business decisions, increase growth and profitability, and enhance patient care in local communities.

Catherine Oakar

Catherine Oakar

Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Disparities in the Domestic Policy Council

The White House

Catherine Oakar currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Disparities in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. Prior to her current role, she served on the Biden-Harris Transition and led the hiring of incoming Presidential appointees for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She has also served as a Senior Advisor at Waxman Strategies consulting on public health, nutrition, and health care issues. During the Obama-Biden Administration, she served at the White House as the Associate Director of the Let’s Move! initiative in the First Lady’s office and as a Senior Advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy. Oakar was also the Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at HHS. She began her work in Washington, D.C. as a Winston Health Policy Fellow. She has also conducted community-based research with low-income cancer survivors and safety net clinics and served as a Fellow at the World Health Organization. Oakar graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Rina Shah, PharmD

Rina Shah, PharmD

Group Vice President, Pharmacy of the Future & Healthcare Segment Strategy

Walgreen Co.

Rina is Group Vice President of Specialty & Retail Pharmacy at Walgreens. She began her career at Walgreens in 1998 in our stores where she held various pharmacy roles. Rina leads a team that is responsible for pharmacy operations, services and specialty across 9,000+ Walgreens pharmacies.