NACDS' Edith Rosato to join Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy as CEO

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a national professional association of pharmacists and healthcare practitioners, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Edith Rosato as CEO.

Rosato will take over from long-time CEO Judith Cahill, who announced her plans to retire earlier this year.

In her new role as CEO, Rosato will be responsible for all program, financial and operational aspects of the academy, including a $10 million budget and staff of nearly 40. She will start her position in November.

Rosato brings nearly 30 years of pharmacy and nonprofit management experience to AMCP. For the past 11 years, she has held leadership positions at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, a national trade association representing more than 1,000 member companies in an $800 billion industry. Most recently, she served as president of the NACDS Foundation and as SVP pharmacy affairs. During her tenure at NACDS, she also served as SVP strategic alliances and development, executive director, leadership council and VP pharmacy affairs. Prior to her time at the NACDS, Rosato was director of customer development, healthcare systems and national accounts manager for Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, as well as corporate pharmaceutical buyer for CVS, which is now CVS Caremark.

Rosato has served on the boards of eight separate nationally recognized organizations, including the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She received an executive healthcare leadership certification from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, as well as her Institute for Organizational Management certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Rosato also holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist in the states of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

"We all want to express our sincerest appreciation to Edith for her 11 years of service at NACDS," Steve Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS, wrote in an internal memorandum obtained by Drug Store News. "She is a true pharmacy professional and advocate who has consistently demonstrated tremendous leadership to advance pharmacy and broadly communicate pharmacy’s value to the American people."

According to the memorandum, Rosato will continue in her roles as NACDS’ SVP pharmacy affairs and the NACDS Foundation president until Nov. 4 to ensure a smooth transition.