Kathleen Jaeger is the senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy of the National Association of Chain Drug Store (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. She serves as the highly visible public face of quality and affordable patient care and as the spokesperson for pharmacy patient care before key constituencies and target audiences including the media. She advances pharmacy information and research providing pharmacy insights and expertise that contributes to NACDS’ public policy advocacy and communications initiatives. She also serves as president of the NACDS Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization affiliated with NACDS that operates for the advancement of public health.
Prior to joining NACDS, Jaeger was the executive president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association. She served as president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, and she was a partner in the food and drug practices of national law firms Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, LLP, and McKenna and Cuneo, LLP.
Jaeger was the recipient of the 2007 University of Rhode Island President’s Distinguished Achievement Award. She also was honored during the 2003 Woman’s Board of American Heart Association “An Affair of the Heart” event. She hosted the annual charity event for Johns Hopkins’ Project Restore; co‐chaired Inova Fairfax Hospital Children “Every Kids a Rock Star” Charity Event; and co‐chaired the National Organization of Rare Diseases Gala Event.
Jaeger earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode island, and earned her Juris Doctor at Catholic University Law School.