During episode 2, host Jeremy Sasser and co-host Jessica Langley, executive director for education and advocacy at NHA, dive into the world of pharmacy technician education, featuring interviews with Ann Barnes, executive director of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) at the 2019 annual conference. Langley also caught up with Michelle Hill, a certified pharmacy technician to get her take on PTEC as well as opportunities for pharm techs.
About the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC)
PTEC is the only national not-for-profit professional association founded by pharmacy technician educators, for pharmacy technicians educators. For over 20 years, PTEC has worked with national, state, and local professional associations and education providers to promote a single standard for pharmacy technician education. While other organizations may exist, we are the longest running and most established in the industry.
Ann Barnes, Pharm.D., executive director, Pharmacy Technician Educators Council
Ann Barnes has been the executive director of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) since 2017. Her first job as a teenager was in a pharmacy at 16 years old as a technician, and she fell in love with the world of pharmacy. After 15 years in daily pharmacy practice as a pharmacist, she stepped into the world of pharmacy technician education and found a new calling.
Michelle Hill, CPhT
Michelle Hill is the 2019 Teacher of the Year and Rick Perkins Award winner at West Georgia Technical College (WGTC). Michelle has over 18 years of healthcare experience including 9 years in pharmacy technician education, a Master's degree in Public Health from Augusta University and serves as the Pharmacy Technology program chair at WGTC, during which she managed and oversaw a quarter-million-dollar lab and classroom renovation project; she also developed and expanded course offerings to include a certificate diploma and degree awards. Michelle loves sharing about her career on LinkedIn and often sums up her career by saying when you do what you love, everything falls in place.