The College of Pharmacy Executive Leadership Board, led by Dean Donald E. Letendre, was established in 2010 to advise the College of Pharmacy as it develops and works towards its strategic goals and visions.  The members of the board meet periodically to discuss the college's strategic plan, changes in the curriculum, trends in pharmacy practice, fundraising, and facilities.

Tom Veale

Thomas Veale is the founder and president of TRISTAR Insurance Group, one of the nation's largest diversified insurance services firms with 30 offices and nearly 1,000 employees throughout the United States.

Steve Baird has 25 years of experience in protecting the trademarks associated with brands.

Beth Ann Bird

Beth Ann Bird is Senior Director of Solutions Consulting for Castlight Health, the leading provider of a technology platform that engages employees and simplifies health navigation. 

Jannet M. Carmichael is the President of Pharm Consult NV LLC, a clinical pharmacy services consulting company. 

Melissa Murer Corrigan

Melissa Murer Corrigan serves as ACT’s Vice President, Social Impact Strategy and Programs.

Dennis Erb

Dennis M. Erb was recently named the Head of Research and Lexington Site Leader, Cubist Pharmaceutics, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. 

Rick Gates is the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Illinois.

Jeffrey Hohl

As Chief Executive Officer of OnePoint Patient Care, Jeff Hohl oversees all of the company's sales, services, and technology.

Kathleen Jaeger

Kathleen Jaeger is the senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) an organization committed to advancing the interests and objectives of the chain community pharmacy industry by fostering its growth and promoting its role as a provider of healthcare services and consumer products.


Timothy Lehan is a community practice pharmacist and the owner and president of Lehan Drugs, Inc., based in DeKalb, Illinois.

Donald E Letendre

Donald Letendre is Dean and Professor of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Previously, he held those titles at the University of Rhode Island, and was executive secretary of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory Commission.

Jenelle Sobotka is Professor and Director of Online Certificate and Master's Programs in Pharmacy Leadership at the University of Cincinnati. 

Ron Spivey

Ron Spivey has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working in a wide variety of technical areas of pharmaceutical development.

Kristin Williams

Kristin Williams is Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer at Hy-Vee, Inc. based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Leslie Williams

Leslie J. Williams is director, founder, president, & CEO of ImmusanT.

Victor Yanchick

Victor A. Yanchick served as Dean and Professor of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University since July 1, 1996 and retired July 1, 2014.

Ed Yorty

Edward Yorty, MS Fin, FCAS, MAAA, is the Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiaries. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and serves as Chair of the Executive and Corporate Planning committees.