Mirixa Corp. names former Walgreens, Rite Aid executive CEO
RESTON, Va. — Mirixa Corporation, founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association, on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Marvin Richardson as CEO effective Nov. 4. In addition, he will be a member of the company's board.
Richardson joins Mirixa from Walgreens.
With a career spanning more than 34 years, Richardson is a veteran of health care and retail pharmacy services, having co-founded and managed several companies. In 1989, Richardson co-founded Low Cost Health Care with his wife Melanie, an independent pharmacy business with four locations and a long-term care pharmacy operation. In 2003, he co-founded and was CEO of PrairieStone Pharmacy, a 21-store retail pharmacy chain based in Minneapolis. During his tenure at PrairieStone, DailyMed was successfully launched — a comprehensive Medication Therapy Management program with compliance packaging of pharmaceuticals.
Additionally, Richardson served as SVP pharmacy operations for Rite Aid and most recently worked within the specialty division of Walgreens, focusing on a number of pharmacy adherence initiatives. He has served on various pharmacy industry boards, including the NCPA LTC Advisory Committee, has been an advisor to government leaders on healthcare policies, and has received the Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University in 2008.
"Marvin has the ideal background to take Mirixa to the next level," said Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO. "As a pharmacist with extensive industry knowledge and a proven track record, he has the ability to move the business forward with energy and vision. We eagerly anticipate the future of Mirixa as he drives and executes strategies that will enhance our position within the industry."
"I'm excited to join Mirixa at this significant stage," Richardson said. "Mirixa has exceptional assets and a solid foundation in place. I plan to build on our accomplishments to date, provide even greater value to our clients by empowering and engaging our over 50,000-strong pharmacy network, and of course, reinforce the importance of pharmacists within the healthcare industry."
Mirixa Corporation is the leader in targeted patient care services delivered via the nation's largest pharmacy-based patient care network, according to the company. Dedicated to improving patients' health, Mirixa enables the healthcare community to deliver patient care services through retail pharmacy. The MirixaPro web-based clinical platform is used by pharmacists to deliver standardized patient care services.