Camp Hill, Pa. (Jan. 6, 2015) – Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Jocelyn Zazyczny Konrad, currently vice president, healthcare initiatives, has been promoted to group vice president, pharmacy initiatives and clinical services. Konrad succeeds Karen Staniforth, who was recently promoted to the role of chief operating officer at Health Dialog, a subsidiary of Rite Aid.
Konrad, a licensed pharmacist with more than 20 years’ experience in retail pharmacy, will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of new pharmacy business and clinical programs including Rite Aid Health Alliance, immunizations, medication therapy management and medication adherence. Additionally, Konrad will oversee the Company’s Wellness Ambassador strategy. Unique to Rite Aid’s Wellness Stores, Wellness Ambassadors work closely with Rite Aid pharmacists and are specially trained to provide customers with access to information on over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements and Rite Aid programs and services. She will report to Dan Miller, Rite Aid’s senior vice president of pharmacy.
“Already a valued member of our pharmacy leadership team, in her new role, Jocelyn will undoubtedly contribute to the continued development of our 11,000 pharmacists as well as key pharmacy initiatives and our clinical services programs,” Miller said. “We look forward to benefitting from her knowledge and retail pharmacy expertise as she leads our clinical pharmacy team and works toward our goal of providing impactful patient care programs that create an outstanding experience for our pharmacy customers, each and every day.”
Konrad began her career in pharmacy in 1992, serving as a pharmacist for Thrift Drug Pharmacy. In 1997, she joined Eckerd Pharmacy as a district manager. Konrad joined Rite Aid in 2007, when Rite Aid acquired the Eckerd and the Brooks pharmacy chains from Jean Coutu. In 2011, she was promoted to regional pharmacy vice president, overseeing 350 pharmacists at approximately 150 Rite Aid pharmacies in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and had responsibility for implementing company programs, growing pharmacy business, managing costs, talent management and enhancing both the customer and Rite Aid associate experience. She was promoted to her current role in 2012.
Konrad holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
SOURCE: Rite Aid