CPS Executive Director

Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS began as the new CPS Executive Director in October 2018. 
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Emily B. Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS is a proud professional advocate and trained clinical pharmacy specialist.  A native of Colorado, she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and subsequently completed a general pharmacy practice residency and a managed care specialty residency at the University of California San Diego.  She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.    Her professional passions are primary care and geriatric medicine, public health, and advancing the pharmacy profession both locally and nationally.  She practiced clinically for over 20 years in cardiovascular and primary care at Kaiser Permanente CO and UCHealth.  She is a clinical associate professor for the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

 Dr. Zadvorny currently serves as the Executive Director for the Colorado Pharmacists Society, the only professional pharmacy association in the state of Colorado.   CPS serves as the “One Society, One Voice” for pharmacists, technicians, and interns, with a mission to promote, develop, and advance the profession of pharmacy to optimize patient care and public health.    In this role she oversees the operational, educational, networking, and advocacy efforts for the Society.   She has helped influence public policies and passed several key pieces of legislation to advance pharmacists’ scope of practice and improve patient care in the state of Colorado.  Senate Bill 16-135 and House Bills 18-1112, 18-1313, HB 19-1242, HB 20-1061, HB 20-1078, SB21-094 and HB21-1275 are groundbreaking new laws that expand pharmacists’ scope of practice, create statewide protocols in Colorado, advance reimbursement issues for pharmacists’ cognitive services (“provider status” including mandatory payment for Medicaid and commercial payers), protect pharmacy practices, and elevate the level of training and safety of pharmacy professionals.  She represents Colorado pharmacy practice at a national level, networking and advocating in conjunction with national organizations, U.S. legislators, and other key stakeholders. She has also served as a consultant source for NBC News, the New York Times, the Kaiser Health News, and many local news/media outlets.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her two teenage boys and one dog, playing tennis, traveling, golfing, skiing, hiking and fishing - all the best Colorado has to offer.

 Contact Emily at [email protected]