AMCP announces new CEO

October 1, 2011
Julia Brown
Julia Brown

Julia Brown is a Content Specialist for Managed Healthcare Executive.

Edith Rosato will take over for long-time CEO Judith Cahill, who announced retirement plans earlier this year.

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) recently announced the appointment ofEdith A. Rosato as its CEO. Bringing nearly 30 years of pharmacy and nonprofit management experience, Rosato will be responsible for all financial, operational and programming aspects of the Academy.

“Managed care pharmacy is very well positioned to help drive new models of healthcare delivery in the United States,” Rosato says. “As an example, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed into legislation last year, redirects payment to healthcare providers away from a fee-for-service modelto one that recognizes an improvement in patient health outcomes, satisfaction and quality of care.”

At a time when payers are seeking ways to lower their costs and drive value in healthcare purchasing, Rosato says that opportunities exist to increase the dialog with all stakeholders in the healthcare delivery system, with a special focus on payers and the benefits that managed care pharmacy principles can deliver.

“The timing of this dialog could not come at a better time,” Rosato says.

Rosato will take over for long-time CEO Judith Cahill, who announced retirement plans earlier this year.As head of AMCP since 1995, Cahillshaped a small base of 500 pharmacy leadersinto the 6,000-member organization it is today. What makes Rosatoa fit for leading AMCP into the future, says current president David Clark, is herindustry knowledge and leadership experience.

For 11 years, Rosato has held positions of leadership at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and most recentlyserved as president of the NACDS Foundation. Rosato also represented the boards of eight national organizations, including the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, is a registered pharmacist in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and is certified in both Executive Healthcare Leadership and International Management.