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Melissa Murer Corrigan Picture of woman with short blonde hair

2nd Term 1/1/2007-12/31/2009
Executive Director/CEO
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Washington, D.C.

B.S. Pharmacy 1989 Drake University


Background: Melissa Murer Corrigan is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), a national certification program for pharmacy technicians, since its inception in 1995. Prior to PTCB, she was a Marketing Research Associate with the American Red Cross. From 1991-1993, Corrigan served as Project Manager for the Scope of Pharmacy Practice Project, a task analysis of Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Corrigan completed the American Pharmaceutical Association-National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives Executive Residency in Association Management. As part of her residency, Corrigan worked for three months with the Missouri Pharmacy Association. Corrigan also practices as a Community Pharmacists for Walgreens in Chicago, Illinois.  She is a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and serves on the Drake University Pharmacy National Advisory Board. In addition, Corrigan serves as the President on the Council on Credentialing.

Corrigan directs the overall conduct of the national voluntary certification program for pharmacy technicians with over 250,000 Certified Pharmacy Technicians nationwide. Corrigan is a member of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board of Governors.

The PTCB is governed by five organizations: American Pharmacists Association; American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists; Michigan Pharmacists Association; and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The goal of PTCB national certification is to enable pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and safety.

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