Safeway's Israbian Named to Maryland Pharmacy Board
Lenna Israbian-Jamgochian, a regional pharmacy manager (RPM) in Safeway’s Eastern Division, has been appointed to the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Israbian, who was selected as the board’s Chain Drug Store representative, will serve a four-year term.
Israbian-Jamgochian has been employed by Safeway since May 2001 when she was hired to serve as pharmacy manager at one of the division’s Bethesda, Md. stores. In September 2003, she was promoted to RPM, responsible for overseeing the retail pharmacy operations at numerous Safeway locations. She began her pharmacy career in November 1994 as a retail staff pharmacist for Kroger (a major grocery chain based in Ohio). She was soon promoted to assistant pharmacy manager at Kroger, where she also served as a preceptor for the Ohio State University School of Pharmacy.
“I grew up in my father’s pharmacy and saw his infectious commitment to helping people, which is why I entered the profession of pharmacy. My passion for patient care is what first attracted me to Safeway and was the primary reason I applied to serve on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy,” noted Israbian. “I am looking forward to serving the citizens of our great state, and to ensuring the best possible patient care for all Marylanders.”