Sandra Leal

Summary

Sandra Leal is a pharmacist, a public health champion, an advocate, a healthcare executive, and the 166th President of the American Pharmacists Association.[1]

Sandra Leal
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Alma materUniversity of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
OccupationPharmacist, healthcare executive
EmployerCVS Health
OfficePresident, American Pharmacists Association
Term2020–2023

Early life and educationEdit

Leal grew up in Nogales, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona before graduating from the University of Colorado's School of Pharmacy in 1999. She obtained a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.[1]

CareerEdit

She completed her residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Tucson, Arizona, and a fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services. She has worked for the El Rio Community Health Center, Chief Executive Officer for SinfoníaRx,[1] and as an Executive Vice President for Tabula Rasa Healthcare. In 2021 she became the Vice President for Collaborative Innovation and Clinical Strategy for Aetna, a CVS Health Company. In 2022 she was promoted to vice president for Pharmacy Practice Innovation for CVS Health.[2]

Leal became the President of the American Pharmacists Association on March 15, 2021.[1] She is only the 11th woman of 166 APhA presidents, the second Latina, and fifth person of color. Before that, she was the President for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved and the National Center for Farmworker Health.[3]

Professional serviceEdit

Leal was the first pharmacist to prescribe under collaborative practice in the state of Arizona. She has been a Flu Fighter with the CDC.

AwardsEdit

Leal received the American Pharmacists Association Good Government Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2015.[4] She was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2009 by the Arizona Pharmacy Association. She is a two time recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation. She also received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Best Practice Award and the National Association of Community Health Centers Innovative Research in Primary Care Award. She is only the sixth honorary member of Kappa Epsilon.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Graduate Takes the Reins of National Organization". University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 2021-03-15. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  2. ^ "Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDCES". Tabula Rasa Healthcare. Archived from the original on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  3. ^ "Member leads drive to recognize pharmacists as providers". Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. 2012-04-02. Archived from the original on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  4. ^ "Good Government Pharmacist-Of-The-Year Award". American Pharmacists Association. Archived from the original on 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-03.

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