Melissa Murer Corrigan serves as ACT’s Vice President, Social Impact Strategy and Programs. She joined ACT in January 2012. ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization helping people achieve education and workplace success. She leads ACT’s efforts on Corporate Giving and served as Chair for ACT’s United Way Campaign. Murer Corrigan also is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UI College of Pharmacy and serves on the UI College of Pharmacy Executive Leadership Board. Murer Corrigan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Corridor Women Connect.
As a national leader in pharmacy, and founding Executive Director and CEO for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), she created an organization that provided credentials to over 500,000 pharmacy technicians nationwide during her leadership tenure (1995-2011). While at PTCB, she created strategic alliances with major pharmacy employers such as Walgreens, CVS and Target. Her work has contributed valuable career tools to veterans, working learners, pharmacist students and others from underserved backgrounds seeking advancement.
She is a graduate of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Murer Corrigan received the 2010 Drake University College of Pharmacy’s highest honor, the Weaver Medal of Honor. She is a recognized expert on credentialing, health certification, pharmacy workforce and leadership. Murer Corrigan, a past president of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence received the association’s distinguished Certification Industry Leadership Award in 2008. She also was President of the Board of Directors for the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy. In 2012, Murer Corrigan received the Henry Cade Memorial Award from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. In 2015, she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In 2016, she was named a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.