Brett Barker is the vice president of operations for NuCara Management Group, overseeing the operations of NuCara Pharmacy locations in five states. In his previous role as director of clinical services for NuCara, Barker was responsible for the development and implementation of services such as immunization clinics, medication therapy management, wellness programs, smoking cessation, and disease state management programs. Barker currently serves on the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and was elected Mayor of the City of Nevada, IA in 2017.
He has been an active member of the American Pharmacists Association, the Iowa Pharmacy Association, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, and the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Barker has been an active volunteer in several pharmacy organizations. He served as vice-chair of the Iowa Pharmacy Political Action Committee, on the IPA House of Delegates and IPA Legislative Advisory Committee, and as the Kappa Psi Iowa Graduate Chapter Regent. He has also served on multiple statewide task forces including the State of Iowa Epilepsy Treatment and Education Task Force, New Practice Model Task Force, and Telepharmacy Task Force. His professional areas of interest include practice management, innovative healthcare delivery models, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.