Executive Pharmacy Council

The Executive Pharmacy Council Charter is responsible for defining, prioritizing, overseeing and monitoring the performance of the pharmacy enterprise. The focus of the committee is operations, clinical activities and integrated services within the enterprise. The committee is guided by analyzing and aggregating enterprise and service line performance data, monitoring performance improvement efforts for effectiveness, and making recommendations for enterprise or individual service line changes. The Executive Pharmacy Council is the approval entity for recommendations from the Pharmacy Directors and Clinical Pharmacy Councils.

Membership:

Chair:
  • Robert T Adamson

    Robert T. Adamson, PharmD, FASHP

    Chief Pharmacy Officer at RWJBarnabas Health
    Chair of Executive Pharmacy Council
Members:
  • Indu Lew

    Indu Lew, PharmD

    Corporate Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Robert Pellechio

    Robert Pellechio, RPh, MPA

    Corporate Vice President of Integrated Pharmacy Services at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Ellen Secaras

    Ellen Secaras, RPh

    Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Suzanne Sesta

    Suzanne Sesta, RPh

    Vice President of Qualitas Pharmacy Services

Meetings:

The Executive Pharmacy Council shall meet monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise-wide clinical and operational performance improvement, tracking progress, identifying barriers, and discussing possible solutions
  • Reviews and recommends a multi-year strategic plan with long-term and annual improvement targets
  • Approves and monitors a dashboard of key performance indicators
  • Provides oversight, monitoring and assessment of key organizational processes, outcomes, and external comparative benchmarks
  • Individual members accept accountability for removing barriers, assigning resources and ensuring implementation and compliance of goals and policy of the Pharmacy Enterprise
  • Serves as forum for identification of best practices and oversees the management of strategic workforce
  • Recognizes and recommends advocacy forums for teammates accomplishments
  • Oversees, evaluates and revises the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Plan
  • Provides annual update to the RWJBarnabas Health Quality Executive Council on service line performance on selected benchmarks, performance improvement projects and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Creation of Pharmacy Enterprise Annual Report for internal and external distribution

Sub-Committees:

Pharmacy Directors Council and the Clinical Pharmacy Council