IPA Introduces New Vice President of Government Affairs
Please help us welcome Brett Barker, PharmD, joining IPA staff as Vice President of Government Affairs!The Iowa Pharmacy Association is pleased to announce the growth of its government relations team, serving the pharmacy profession to provide advocacy at the state and federal level. With an amplified advocacy voice, IPA serves the diverse needs of our membership and advances its legislative priorities.
Starting in January 2022, Brett Barker, PharmD, will serve as IPA's Vice President of Government Affairs, a newly created part-time position. Since graduating from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Barker has worked for Nucara Management Group, currently as Vice President of Operations. Barker previously served on the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (2017-2021) as well as IPA's Legislative Advisory Committee and IPA's Board of Trustees (2015-2017).
Barker shares, “I have been passionate about pharmacy policy for my entire career. I am excited to work with IPA to advance our profession and better serve the needs of Iowans.”
Outside of his professional roles, Barker serves as the mayor for the city of Nevada, Iowa; enjoys weightlifting; visiting all 50 state capitols; cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes; and being a husband and father to Tracy and their four daughters.
Please join IPA in welcoming Brett Barker to the Association!
|Brett Barker, PharmD
Vice President, Government Affairs