CARE Pharmacies Announces its 2020 Board of Directors

Press Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael Wysong
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chief Executive Officer
March 4, 2020
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Linthicum, MD — During the CARE Pharmacies Cooperative IncAnnual Shareholder Meeting, CARE announced the results of its 2020 Board of Directors election, which included the naming of (1) new Executive Committee member and the re-election of (3) current Board members whose terms were expiring.  

Mike Kim, owner of the Grubbs CARE Pharmacy group, will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board, with Dean Gruber, Vice President of Trade Relations for Owl Specialty and altScripts Pharmacies, being selected to serve as CARE’s new Vice-Chairman.  Dean Gruber succeeds Jake Olson, CEO and Owner of Skywalk Pharmacy, whose term was expiring. Paul Vitale, Associate Professor and Chair for the Notre Dame School of Pharmacy, will continue to serve as the (Treasurer), with Kate Pellittieri, Head Pharmacist at Plumtree Pharmacy, serving as the (Secretary).   Mike Kim, Jeff Dunn (PBM Consultant), and Mark Jensen (Principle of Bowie-Jensen) were all re-elected to serve (3) year terms. 

“We are fortunate to have all of these industry veterans continue in their service to our growing cooperative”, said Mike Wysong, Chief Executive Officer of CARE Pharmacies.  “They all bring a wealth of experience and competence in key areas, which will help CARE continue to find new ways to serve our member pharmacies and our customers.”  

The CARE Pharmacies Board of Directors is tasked with developing policies and priorities on behalf of the entire cooperative.

About CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc.

CARE Pharmacies is a member-owned cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies, offering a full range of programs and services designed to meet the dynamic needs of the independent pharmacy owner operator. Recognized by the National Retail Federation as one of the fastest growing retailers in the country, CARE has over 100 locations in 22 states including the District of Columbia. CARE’s mission is a promise to its members to represent their interests, support their growth, and enable them to provide superior patient satisfaction. CARE does this to enhance the success of its member pharmacies; as well as, to ensure the future of community pharmacy. For more information, contact CARE at 866.CARE.RXS, or to locate a CARE Pharmacy near you, visit