Alexandria, Virginia — Eleni Anagnostiadis, R.Ph., has been named executive director of the National Institute for Standards in Pharmacist Credentialing (NISPC). Anagnostiadis assumed the management and oversight of the day-to-day operations of NISPC on April 30.
Anagnostiadis began her pharmacy career with Giant Food, a Maryland-based supermarket chain, as a graduate intern more than 11 years ago. During her tenure at Giant, she held a number of positions, including staff pharmacist, assistant pharmacy manager, assistant pharmaceutical buyer, and her last position as manager of pharmacy support programs. In this position, Anagnostiadis was responsible for the coordination of pharmacist-directed patient care services for Giant; the development of innovative disease state management programs in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; implementation of immunization clinics; coordination of cholesterol and osteoporosis screenings; and the development and implementation of a variety of wellness initiatives.
Anagnostiadis has played an integral role in the University of Maryland Community Pharmacy Residency Program, which received APhA-ASHP accreditation in November 2000 and the diabetes care program at Giant, which is the first chain-based education program in the country to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
In addition to serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmacy Today, Anagnostiadis is a member of APhA, the Virginia Pharmacists Association and the Maryland Pharmacists Association. She has also served on the APhA Committee of Canvassers.
She was recently appointed by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening to serve as a member of the State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality. She completed the SmithKline Beecham-Wharton Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leadership in September 2000 and was subsequently appointed to the program’s Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy.