About NCPA

Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for independent pharmacy, representing over 19,400 pharmacies that employ more than 230,000 individuals nationwide. Independent pharmacy is a $94 billion marketplace. Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for groups and employers.

They are rooted in the communities where they are located and are America’s most accessible health care providers.

Likewise, they are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

NCPA’s Mission

“NCPA protects and promotes the interests of independent pharmacists whose current and future success is vital to their patients, their communities, and the entire health care system.”

Who We Are

  • We are dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States.

  • We are the national pharmacy association representing the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and will vigorously promote and defend those interests.

  • We are committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.

  • We believe in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will do all we can to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete in a free and fair marketplace.

  • We value the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those we represent.

  • We will utilize our resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
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Leadership Team

RPh | NCPA President
Lea Wolsoncroft
Birmingham, Ala.
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PharmD | President elect
Jeff Harrell
Ilwaco, Wash.
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PharmD | Chair
Kristen Riddle
Conway, Ark.
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PharmD, CDE, CPT
Jonathan Marquess
Woodstock, Ga.
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Steve Moore
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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Dared Price
Winfield, Kan.
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Christian Tadrus
Moberly, Mo.
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Justin Wilson
Midwest City, Okla.
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NCPA Committees

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Expand Your Reach With NCPA

NCPA can help you develop a customized multimedia marketing approach that will keep your company’s name and products in front of loyal and appreciative customers, health care professionals and small-business owners of independent community pharmacy on a consistent basis throughout the year. 


NCPA is proud of our rich history and we welcome your interest in employment opportunities with us. Why work at NCPA? We have talented employees with diverse backgrounds and interests who are committed to a common goal—advancing the reach and influence of the community pharmacist—and they work hard to achieve that goal.

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Staff Directory

With 19,400 independent community pharmacies across the country, you are never far away from a pharmacist who can provide expert medication counseling.

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