a lot of time seeing the academic and athletic activities of his grandkids. It's a lot of fun. Being one of the older members of NCSPAE he enjoys mixing with all the younger execs to pick their younger brains for information and maybe vice-versa once in a while. Also - Go Redskins (next year); Go Maryland; Go Wizards (Mike Jordan). He gets a little tired at our NCSPAE meetings of hearing all those rebels (from the deep South) bragging about their teams. (just kidding)
Rod Shafer has been CEO of the Washington State Pharmacy Association since 1994. Rod received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1977. Since that time his career has included work in long-term care, hospital, and community (both chain and independent) pharmacy settings. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
Richard D. Stevens has been Executive Director of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association since September 1978. He has a B.S. degree in Economics and completed post graduate studies in Macroeconomics. In addition to operational responsibilities of WVPA, he is also responsible for governmental and legislative affairs. He and his wife, Beverly, have two married daughters.
Christopher J. Decker (Chris) is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW). PSW was created in 1998 through the consolidation of the two Wisconsin organizations previously representing pharmacists in Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Pharmacists Association (WPhA) and the Wisconsin Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WSHP). Chris began employment with WPhA as its Executive Director in 1990 and continued in a similar role with the development and launch of PSW. Prior to moving to Wisconsin Chris served on the staff of the Iowa Pharmacists Association for approximately two years. Chris graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed graduate studies in business administration at Drake University. He has been married to his wife, Cathy, for 14 years and they have three children, Joey (11), Mary Catherine (9), and Johnny (6).