2015 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Charles L. Goodall
Senior Vice-President, Pharmacy and Member Services Technology, Catamaran Corporation
“Not only did I receive the best possible education while attending Purdue, I also met the best possible wife. Virginia is also a Purdue pharmacist. These two events are what changed my life and enabled me to accomplish everything.”
- BS, Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1984
- MS, Information Technology, Northwestern University, 2002
- Designed and built U.S. industry leading community Rx practice system
- Designed and built Canadian leading community Rx practice system Holder of 13 U.S. patents on pharmacy technology Has given over 20 pharmacy-technology presentations to universities National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Pharmacy Technology Chair
Charles Goodall is currently Senior Vice-President of Pharmacy and Member Services Technology for Catamaran Corporation, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager. He is responsible for all of the patient-related technology development and support.
Previously, Charles was Vice-President of Pharmacy Technology for Shoppers Drug Mart, the leading community pharmacy in Canada. While located in Toronto, he developed and built the first connected pharmacy system in Canada that included functions for expanded pharmacy scope of practice. This included dispensing, medication reviews, and alterations.
He has also held the position of Executive Vice-President of Pharmacy for Arcadia Health Systems where he was responsible for all areas of Pharmacy Practice. This included multi-dose, patient compliance packaging, and industry leading medication therapy management to improve adherence and compliance. Prior to that, he had a 26-year career with Walgreens where he started as a pharmacy intern and progressed through numerous operations and technology positions. He retired from Walgreens as Vice-President of Pharmacy Technology in which he was responsible for development and support of the many pharmacy systems.
Charles received a BS in pharmacy with honors in 1984 from Purdue University where he currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council. He received an MS degree in Information Technology from the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering in 2002. He also has attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has lectured at over 20 colleges and universities on the topic of Pharmacy and Technology. He holds 13 U.S. patents on pharmacy technology and processes and has won numerous awards for his information systems innovations.
Charles lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Virginia, and their two daughters.