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Garden State Pharmacy Owners Appoints New Executive Director

Brian Oliveira of Milltown to oversee day-to-day operations, while developing and implementing strategic plans

Brian Oliveira of Milltown has been appointed the new executive director of Garden State Pharmacy Owners, Inc. (GSPO), which promotes the interests of New Jersey’s independent pharmacy community. The position takes effect today.

As the association’s executive director, Oliveira is charged with overseeing day-to-day operations, managing finances, and developing and implementing strategic plans. He replaces Marty Miller, who has headed the organization since 2014 and who will continue to provide professional counsel to the organization during the transition.

“In appointing a new executive director, our board of trustees has had the unique benefit of being able to work alongside Brian for years, while he was both a practicing pharmacist and board member,” says Brian Pinto, president of the GSPO board of trustees. “We know him to be highly intelligent, insightful, and a creative problem-solver, so we’re confident he’ll be an ideal fit for this new role.”

Miller adds: “I’ve worked with Brian since I joined GSPO – and I’m absolutely sure he’s the right person to lead the organization into the future. I can’t imagine anyone could be better prepared to take the reins and help GSPO continue to thrive.”

A 2009 graduate of Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Oliveira was most recently president, clinical director, and pharmacist in charge of Baker’s Pharmacy in Sussex. Prior to that, he worked at a pharmacy in Westfield. He’s been a member of GSPO’s board of trustees since 2016.

“Having spent the past 11 years as an independent pharmacist in Union and Sussex counties, while also serving for five years on the GSPO board, I’m fully versed in the challenges faced by our state’s independent pharmacies,” Oliveira says. “I’m very excited to begin this new role, and I’m strongly committed to helping create a more favorable business environment for independent pharmacy owners throughout New Jersey.”

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