NACDS Announces Sara Rubin as Manager, Pharmacy Care



November 10, 2014

Arlington, Va. — Further reinforcing its commitment to strengthen and advance pharmacy care, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced an addition to its pharmacy care and patient advocacy department. New staff member Sara Rubin joined NACDS as manager, pharmacy care on November 10. Rubin reports to Alex Adams, vice president, pharmacy programs.

In her new role, Rubin will be responsible for providing support for the development and implementation of select NACDS pharmacy care initiatives. Among her duties, Rubin will provide analysis of emerging health issues, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes, as they relate to pharmacy care. She will also develop and implement educational and training programming for NACDS meetings, as well as manage and oversee activities related to NACDS’ work with colleges and universities of pharmacy.

“We are pleased to welcome Sara to the NACDS team,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “As pharmacy’s role in healthcare delivery continues to evolve, Sara’s background in public health at the federal and state level will serve her well in advancing NACDS’ pharmacy care initiatives on behalf of the industry.” Previously, Rubin served as a senior program analyst for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, DC, leading efforts to connect public health departments with community pharmacies. Among other prior positions, Rubin also served as project manager for the Florida Division of Emergency Management in Tallahassee, Florida. Rubin also co-founded and moderates the first and ongoing Twitter chat about public health — @PubHealthTalks/#PubHT, which has nearly 1,700 followers. Rubin received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Florida. She completed a dual masters program in international affairs and public health at the George Washington University.


NACDS represents traditional drug stores and supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies. Chains operate more than 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ 125 chain member companies include regional chains, with a minimum of four stores, and national companies. Chains employ more than 3.8 million individuals, including 175,000 pharmacists. They fill over 2.7 billion prescriptions yearly, and help patients use medicines correctly and safely, while offering innovative services that improve patient health and healthcare affordability. NACDS members also include more than 800 supplier partners and nearly 40 international members representing 13 countries. For more information, visit

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