Robert A. Morrissette, R.Ph.

I have been a licensed, Maine pharmacist for 38 years, and also hold a valid license in New Hampshire.

My career in pharmacy has truly been diversified:

1972: President of the Eta chapter of the Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity. I remain active in the alumni chapter at the college.

1974: Obtained my BS Pharm. degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and returned to Maine to practice pharmacy.

1974 - 1994: Worked for LaVerdiereÕs Super Drug Stores, a family-owned regional drug chain of # 73 stores, in the following capacities:

- As a Staff Pharmacist in various stores...Õ74 - Ô82

- Pharmacist/Manager of their Action Mail Order Division...Õ82 - Ô85

  • Supervised # 12 technicians...responsible for hiring/firing.
  • Supervised a book-keeper and division financials.
  • A cash/credit card only-based payment operation of 8 million dollars annually.

- Pharmacy Computer / 3rd Party Coordinator...Õ85 - Ô94

  • Installed all # 73store computers and software.
  • Trained # 150 plus pharmacists and over # 250 technicians.
  • Wrote the training manuals for pharmacy staff operation of the systems.
  • Set up the Central Site computer and all pharmacies to communicate storeÕs 3rd party billings to State medicaid and other insurance companies to HQ.
  • Wrote the training manual for Central Site operations.
  • Monitored all HQ computer functions...communications, back-up, data sales.
  • Wrote RFPs for hardware support companies and awarded the bid.
  • Coordinated/monitored hardware/software support to # 73 stores in # 3 state.
  • Wrote Pharmacy Computer and 3rd Party news letters to stores almost daily.
  • Represented LV at pharmacy computer conferences around the country.
  • Set up and monitored procedures to sell de-identified data to IMS and Walsh.

I served in these capacities until the company was sold to Rite Aid in September 1994.

1994 - 2009: Pharmacy Group of New England (PGNE), a group purchasing organization (GPO) of over #150 independently-owned and operated pharmacies and have held the following positions in the company:

Executive Director of HealthPlus (1994 - 1997), PGNEÕs prescription benefit alternative (PBA) division.

PGNE Board member (1997 - Present). I organized and conducted five board meetings a year as well as our annual DirectorÕs and ShareholderÕs meetings with our nine directors.

As President, COO of PGNE (parent) and HealthPlus (1997 - 2009) I managed, along with three assistants, all company business, financials, building operations and negotiated over 40 drug wholesaler and vendor program contracts.

I currently serve (2009-present) as Vice President of the Pharmacy Group of New England (PGNE).

MEBOP - I attend all Maine Board of Pharmacy meetings and proceedings, on a monthly basis, representing and reporting to the Maine Pharmacy Association (MPA).  I provide public comment when necessary and create a post-meeting summary report.

  • Legislative - I monitor bills, attend "work sessions", write and present testimony to standing committees at the State legislature and attend legislative events around the State.
  • Congressional Visits - For 9 years I made an annual trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the annual NCPA Legislative Conference and visit with our congressional delegation regarding national pharmacy issues.
  • E-News / Newsletter - I write and publish pharmacy e-news to over #1500 pharmacists and student pharmacists on a weekly basis.
  • Representation / Advocacy - I have spoken to groups about the recent demise of independent pharmacies in Maine and nationally during the last 4 years as well as the nation-wide pharmacist shortage.
  • I was pleased to par

Education

BS Pharm.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

1974

Board Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Pharmacist: Maine & New Hampshire

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

Retail Pharmacy Management<br />Government Affairs<br />Prescription Benefit Managers (PBMs)<br />Pharmacy Group Purchasing Organizations<br />Maine Pharmacy Association Board<br />Association Management/Administration<br />Meeting Planning<br />Maine Boa

Robert A. Morrissette, R.Ph.

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BS Pharm.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Building

rmorrissette@une.edu

(207) 221-4176