Vice President, Health Policy and Industry Relations
Tom Bizzaro is vice president, health policy and industry relations for FDB where he has responsibility for proactively monitoring all healthcare policy issues and proposals emanating from both the federal and state governments as well as participating in health policy initiatives related to the use of electronic drug information. Bizzaro is actively involved in various health informatics standards setting activities for interoperability and participates in the development of common drug language standards. With more than 20 years of experience in retail pharmacy and retail pharmacy management, Bizzaro is a frequent speaker at pharmacy and healthcare delivery conferences. In addition, Bizzaro has held many roles with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) spanning nearly two decades. In 2013, he was elected Chair of the NCPDP Board of Trustees, and most recently, he was Vice-Chair and in his third term on the Board of Trustees in addition to serving as Chair of the Annual Conference Committee. In earlier roles, Bizzaro was Co-Chair of Work Group 2 Product Identification and Chair of the Nominating Committee. In 2007, he was winner of the NCPDP TIME Award (The Individual Member Excellence). Bizzaro is also an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and was the winner of the 2012 AMCP Grassroots Advocacy Award.
Prior to joining FDB, he was regional pharmacy supervisor for HMO Health Ohio, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio where he was responsible for operations, pharmaceutical contracting, and formulary management for HMO Health Ohio's staff model pharmacies. Bizzaro received a BS degree in pharmacy from Temple University.