Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – David Sencabaugh, director of pharmacy professional services for Ahold USA has been named the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores 2011 Pharmacist of the Year by the New Jersey Retail Merchants ssociation (NJRMA).
The award was established by NJRMA in 2000 to honor a pharmacist who has made noteworthy contributions to the profession of pharmacy. The award recognizes the hard work of the leaders of the chain drug industry that NJRMA serves through its affiliate, the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores.
“David is an integral part of Ahold USA’s pharmacy team and this prestigious honor is one that is truly well-deserved,” said Raymond McCall, senior vice president of pharmacy and health & beauty care, Ahold USA.
Sencabaugh currently serves as president of the Massachusetts Chain Pharmacy Council, chair of the Rhode Island Chain Pharmacy Council, secretary of the Connecticut Association of Chain Drug Stores and is a member of the Western New England College of Pharmacy Advisory Board. In addition, he is a participant on the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Policy Council and is a member of the New & State Initiatives Task Group and director emeritus of the University of Connecticut’s Pharmacy School Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health.
“David has shown through his active role with the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores, that he is extremely dedicated to the profession of pharmacy and its advancement,” said John Holub, president of NJRMA. “That is why he has been chosen by his peers, and we are proud to honor David, as the 2011 Pharmacist of the Year.”
NJRMA, a not-for-profit business organization, has been representing over 3,500 retail locations in New Jersey since 1967. Members of NJRMA range from large multi-state chains to small independent and specialty retailers. NJRMA also operates one affiliate, the New Jersey Council of Chain Drug Stores. As the voice of the retail community in New Jersey, NJRMA provides a critical link between retailers and all of state government.