Pharmacy, Social Work Experts Join Board
NCCHC welcomes two new members to its multidisciplinary board of representatives.
CAPT Tami Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, is a United States Public Health Service pharmacist assigned to the Federal Bureau of Prisons as chief pharmacist for the Southeast region, overseeing pharmacy operations in 17 institutions that serve more than 30,000 incarcerated individuals. She leads the BOP Health Services Division publication team and coordinates updates to all BOP Clinical Guidance documents. She also is a member of multiple national-level advisory groups and committees, including the Federal Steering Committee for the HIV National Strategic Plan and the National Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (NCPS) committee. She is the newly appointed NCCHC board liaison for the American Pharmacists Association, replacing Robert Hilton, RPh, CCHP.
Joel Andrade, PhD, LICSW, CCHP-MH, joined the board as the National Association of Social Workers liaison. Senior director of behavioral health services for Centurion Health, he is a nationally recognized mental health expert in the treatment of incarcerated individuals with personality disorders, gender dysphoria, and other mental health issues and has more 20 years of correctional and forensic health experience. Dr. Andrade is a published author and regular presenter/educator on the delivery of effective treatment for those populations. He is both a clinical expert and a fierce advocate for the humane treatment of people with serious mental illness. He is also the inaugural winner of the Edward A. Harrison Award of Excellence in Correctional Health Care Leadership, presented during an awards ceremony that kicked off the 2021 National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Chicago.
The appointments took effect Oct. 31 during the NCCHC board meeting.
CAPT Tami Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIPP,