Boyle and Kadlec Appointed to AIHP’s Board of Directors


Two longtime leaders of the pharmacy profession have been appointed to AIHP’s Board of Directors. Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and Gary W. Kadlec, a veteran healthcare executive and past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), will serve on the Board through 2022.

AIHP’s President, W. Clarke Ridgway, welcomed the new board members, saying, “We are excited to have Cynthia and Gary join the Institute’s Board. Their experience, leadership skills, and deep commitment to the history of the pharmacy profession will add immeasurably to the advancement of AIHP and its mission.”

Professor Boyle and Mr. Kadlec have each been AIHP members for more than 15 years.

AIHP Board Member Cynthia Boyle
Cynthia Boyle

Dr. Boyle is Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has practiced in community, institutional, and consultant settings.

Dr. Boyle served as president of AACP in 2015–16. She has also served as president of the Maryland Pharmacists Association and its foundation, national president of Phi Lambda Sigma, and chair of the Pharmacy Academy in the National Academies of Practice.

She has received a variety of national and local awards, including the AACP Crystal APPLE award for contributions to learning excellence in experiential education, the APhA Foundation Jacob W. Miller Award, the APhA Francke Leadership Mentor Award,  APhA’s Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award, and the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award. Dr. Boyle, with co-editors Drs. Robert Beardsley and Gary Matzke, published the second edition of Leadership and Advocacy for Pharmacy through APhA.

AIHP Board Member Gary Kadlec
Gary Kadlec

Mr. Kadlec is a third-generation pharmacist and healthcare executive. He has practiced in community, hospital, long-term care, and specialty care settings, and has held executive positions in a variety of healthcare and pharmacy-related businesses. He currently is a Managing Director for Triangle Healthcare Advisors. Mr. Kadlec previously served as President of Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, a provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services. He also served as Chief Operating Officer (2004–2007) and Chief Executive Officer (2007–2011) of execelleRx, Inc., a provider of hospice and palliative care medication management and pharmacy distribution services.

Mr. Kadlec is a past president of APhA, where he has also served as treasurer. He is also a past president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association. He currently serves on the board of directors of the APhA Foundation and the board of trustees of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation. He graduated from the Ferris State College School of Pharmacy, and he received an MBA from Michigan State University School of Business. He is also a Fellow of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Mr. Kadlec has received numerous awards, including the Bowl of Hygeia Award (for outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession), the Merck Outstanding Achievement in the Profession of Pharmacy Award, the APhA Hugo H. Schaefer Award, and a Distinguished Alumni Award and Honorary Doctorate from Ferris State University School of Pharmacy.

AIHP’s members elect most of the directors on the Institute’s Board, but the organization’s bylaws allow for the appointment of up to three directors “who have expertise that will help the Institute fulfill its objectives.” Biographies of other members of AIHP’s Board of Directors are posted on AIHP’s website.

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