John A. Galdo (Jake), PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP

Director, Education and Program Development 

John A. Galdo

Jake Galdo is the Director of Education and Program Development for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). He plans and plans and implements PQA’s educational and training programs, which promote PQA’s measures and quality initiatives for medication use and medication services. From national meetings to online educational training, Jake ensures PQA’s programs are relevant and valuable for PQA members and other quality focused health care professionals. Jake also oversees PQA’s awards programs. Previously, he was Director of Performance Measurement on the PQA team.

Jake started his career as a clinical pharmacy educator in independent pharmacy overseeing all clinical and academic operations in Augusta, GA. He then shifted to full-time in academia as the Community Practice Residency Director for Samford University in Birmingham, AL and maintained a practice site at a local independent pharmacy. During that time, Jake participated in a variety of advisory roles to many organizations, including, PQA, PCORI, NCPA, and APhA.

Jake received his Doctorate of Pharmacy and completed PGY-1 Community Practice training from the University of Georgia, earned a Masters of Business Administration from Samford University, and is board certified in both pharmacotherapy and geriatrics.

Expertise: Clinical pharmacy, geriatrics, business development, patient engagement