NJPHA Leadership

There’s a lot going on within the Association—broadening educational programming, strengthening ties with pharmacy schools in New Jersey and beyond, maximizing our effectiveness in Trenton , and more—and we’ve tried to create a responsive leadership structure that rapidly disseminates information throughout the regions.

The voice of the regions , Academies and committees funnels through the Board of Trustees, whose members are responsible for relaying information back to these groups. Your CEO, Elise Barry, and a hard-working support team oversee daily operations of the Association and conceive short- and long-term strategy.

Leadership structure


Talk to us

We don’t have all the answers, but with your help, NJPhA leadership will know the important questions. Use the email links below to tell us what you think or what you need on any issue that matters to you and your patients. We very much want to hear from you.

Join us

NJPhA has a full slate of activities for 2019, but it takes minds and hands to get things done. Join a committee, apply for a trustee position, run for a regional line position, or take a lead role within an Academy. Your colleagues will help you learn the ropes—no experience necessary—only a desire to help better the lot of pharmacists and their patients.

Not sure how to get started? Give the office a call (609-275-4246) and we wil be happy to connect you to any of our officers or trustees!

Line Officers


Past President and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Carmela Silvestri, PharmD, CCP



James F. Ward, RPh



Mark Taylor RPh, MBS, FACVP 


Vice President

Grace Earl, PharmD, BCACP



John Colaizzi, Jr. , PharmD, CCP

Board of Trustees

Region 1: Salvatore Peritore
Alternate: Lou Spinelli

Region 2:  Steve Zlotnick
Alternate: Henry Gialanella

Region 3: Adedolapo Ademodi-Gbogodo
Alternate: Carrie Corboy

Region 4: Tony Qi
Alternate:  Ruth Marietta

Region 5: Mark Taylor
Alternate: Steve Chang

Region 6: Richard Kress
Alternate: Azuka Obianwu

Student Trustee:  Rutgers: Daniel Chang
Alternate:  Fairleigh Dickinson:  Nitin Kumar