Loretta Brickman '63 presented the 2010 Sprowls Lecture, entitled "Pharmacy and Politics" on March 24th at the School of Pharmacy.
Loretta is a partner in Bd Consulting and Public Relations. She and her business partner created and teach a course entitled "Practical Politics and Pharmacy" at TUSP which, by demystifying the political process, teaches pharmacists and pharmacy students to become grassroots advocates for their patients and their profession. Successful completion of this course, the first in the country, entitles students to vie for the newly developed legislative rotations in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Loretta also does consulting work for Broadway House for Continuing Care, a subacute HIV / AIDS Facility in Newark, New Jersey. She has had extensive experience in long term care pharmacy both on the state and regional level in regulatory compliance. She and her business partner also were the first to create and manage a successful patient advocacy department for a long term care pharmacy provider.
Loretta owned and operated a community pharmacy with her husband for many years. She is a past president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association and is currently a trustee representing Region 3 of the state. She served as president of her tri-county association for three years. She is the recipient of many awards throughout her career for her professional and community service, including the Bowl of Hygiea and the Oscar Singer Awards. A past member of the New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy, Loretta was on the USP committee that changed the guidelines for unit dose solid dosage forms and currently serves on an immunization team and a bioterrorism task force. Loretta lives in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey with her husband, Stephen, a 1963 graduate of PCP&S and has two sons and three grandchildren.
Loretta Brickman, '63