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Charley John, Pharm D.


Manager, Policy Analysis


Charley John is a pharmacist specializing in healthcare policy in Washington, D.C. He has been with the Walgreen Co. for 18 years, 14 of them as a pharmacist. He attended the University of Florida where he completed his doctorate of pharmacy. He started off his career in South Florida as a pharmacy intern and had stints in Cincinnati, and the Washington, D.C. metro area. At these stops he has served in a pharmacist and district supervisor capacity. His work included overseeing the Washington, D.C. district in efforts to grow and transform the role of the community pharmacist. He has worked to improve access to healthcare through community pharmacy by championing the role pharmacists play with immunizations, health testing, medication counseling and adherence. He has been featured in the Washington Post’s, “A day in the life” series and served as a panelist at Senate and House briefings to showcase how pharmacist can play an increasing and effective role in healthcare. He has worked in the community partnering with several organizations to increase awareness of health topics such as heart disease, diabetes, and smoking cessation and bringing resources to the underserved and under-informed through screenings, medications, and consultations. Most recently, his work involves engaging with industry and community leaders around healthcare policy in efforts to improve the administration and outcomes of our healthcare system. Apart from work, Charley spends his time with his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth, and his 4 year old daughter, Elyse, and his 2 year old son, Luca. His interests include traveling, sports, and reading.