For Immediate Release
Laura Cranston, RPh
Executive Director
Pharmacy Quality Alliance
(703) 347-7963

PQA Promotes from Within as it Continues to Build Out its Team

Lisa Hines and Christina McCloskey Taking on Expanded Roles in Measure Development and in Operations
Alexandria, VA (July 10, 2017)  - PQA announced two promotions today to continue its efforts in measure development, member communications, and operations. Laura Cranston, PQA's Executive Director announced the promotions of Lisa Hines and Christina McCloskey. 

Lisa Hines, PharmD, is being promoted to Senior Director of Performance Measurement. Dr. Hines facilitates the development and update of PQA performance measures and quality improvement indicators, leads the development of our "next generation" MTM metrics, and plays an active role in our National Quality Forum measure endorsement and maintenance processes. She was the leading member of the team in launching the Patient and Caregiver Advisory Panel and the successful development of PQA opioid and polypharmacy measures. 

Christina McCloskey is being promoted to Associate Director of Operations. Christina's responsibilities will expand to include personnel management and outside supplier contracting. She will continue to play a role in communications and marketing. 

In announcing these promotions, Laura Cranston shared, "We recognize and appreciate the commitment of both Lisa and Christina to an expanded role within PQA and to their responsiveness to members' inquiries. Their "can-do attitude" as they take on greater responsibilities serving the membership will enable PQA to continue to be at the forefront of the changing face of quality and performance measurement."
About PQA
Established in 2006, PQA represents pharmacy providers, pharmacy benefit managers, health plans, academia, consumer advocates, community pharmacies, health technology vendors, life sciences organizations, and other stakeholders interested in improving the quality of the medication-use system.
PQA's mission is to:
Improve the quality of medication management and use across health care settings with the goal of improving patients' health through a collaborative process to develop and implement performance measures and recognize examples of exceptional pharmacy quality.
PQA provides a leadership role in identification and selection of metrics for evaluating the quality of the medication-use system, provides education on quality improvement, and connects pharmacists to healthcare improvement initiatives.  For more information about the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, please visit or contact us at (703) 347-7963.

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