Chris Federico

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Chris Federico | 37 | President, Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Pharmacists have risen to the forefront in helping address public health needs. We have seen our profession expand beyond traditional roles, elevate our services alongside our health care colleagues and demonstrate our resiliency in filling multiple roles to improve patient care.

What is the best advice you have ever received? You can’t win if you don’t play!

Where do you see yourself in five years? Serving patients, elevating our profession to practice at the top of our license and educating/mentoring the next generation of pharmacists here in Rhode Island.

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What was your first job? Little League umpire.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? Don’t miss an opportunity to improve yourself, meet new people and travel while you are able.

What moment changed your life more than any other? Completing the six World Marathon Majors this April and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. It taught me how hard work, dedication and being goal-oriented can help you achieve success.


What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? When I was younger, my grandmother became ill, and a pharmacist at the hospital identified it was due to a drug interaction. This resulted in both myself and brother pursuing a career in pharmacy.