PTCB Welcomes Liza Chapman and Ryan Burke To Lead Partnership Development and Professional Affairs

New additions deepen PTCB connections to pharmacy stakeholders

August 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the leading certifying body for pharmacy technicians, announces the addition of Liza Chapman, PharmD, FAPhA, as Vice President of Partnership Development on August 1, and Ryan Burke, PharmD as Director of Professional Affairs on August 6. 

“PTCB is growing our Partnership Development team with standout leaders Liza and Ryan to further strengthen our connection to pharmacy employers, educators, stakeholders, and technicians,” said PTCB Executive Director and CEO William Schimmel. “Close collaboration with the pharmacy community is essential to PTCB’s mission. Both Liza and Ryan are widely recognized as leaders in the community and have strong connections to the profession. Each is devoted to PTCB’s mission and clearly excited about the opportunities ahead. We are very pleased to welcome them.”

Chapman is Immediate Past President and Chair of the Georgia Pharmacy Association Board of Directors. She comes to PTCB from The Kroger Co.’s Atlanta division where she was Pharmacy Clinical Sales Manager in charge of patient care services, including medication therapy management and point of care health screenings, for more than 180 pharmacies. She was the Residency Site Coordinator for Kroger’s Post-Graduate Year 1 Community-based Residency Programs affiliated with Mercer University and the University of Georgia. She holds faculty teaching privileges for several American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Certificate Training Programs and is a Fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. She earned her PharmD degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and completed a community-based residency with the College in conjunction with Kroger. 

“I am thrilled to join the PTCB team,” said Chapman. “Pharmacy technicians are vital to the profession of pharmacy, and through training and certification, technicians are able to advance patient care and improve health outcomes. In the VP position, I look forward to working closely with others in the profession who share my passion to enable pharmacists and technicians to perform at their highest potential.”

Before joining PTCB, Burke was Director of Practice Affairs at APhA where he led practice advancement activities, including patient safety, billing and payment, health information technology, and community-based pharmacy residency education and training. He managed APhA’s Experiential Program and worked with the association’s Government Affairs team on the profession-wide provider status initiative to promote pharmacists as health care providers. Burke previously managed APhA’s House of Delegates and policy development process, and served as the staff liaison to the APhA Board of Trustees. He earned his PharmD degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy and completed a post-graduate residency program in Association Management and Leadership with the APhA Foundation.

“Being part of the PTCB team is a great honor and I look forward to working with stakeholders to further the organization's mission,” said Burke. “Certified Pharmacy Technicians are critically important to advancing the pharmacy profession, and I welcome the opportunity to be an advocate for them in this new role."