Group Vice President, Pharmaceutical Purchasing & Managed Care, Rite Aid Corporation
Ernie Richardsen is Group Vice President of Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Managed Care for Rite Aid Corporation. Ernie’s oversight responsibilities include pharmaceutical purchasing, managed care contracting, specialty pharmacy, retail pricing, supply chain regulatory compliance (pedigree), compliance and persistence programs, patient care initiatives and call center management.
Ernie earned his Pharmacy degree at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and his Masters of Business Administration at Waynesburg University. He is a licensed pharmacist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Ernie is actively involved with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as a member of the Supply Chain Workgroup, with past involvement on the Pharmacy Industry Council Executive Committee as Chairman of the Supply Chain Committee. Ernie is a current board member for the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and serves on the editorial board of Inside Patient Care. Ernie previously served on the GS1 Healthcare US Leadership Team and as a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.