Atlantic Legal Foundation Chairman & President Hayward D. Fisk is pleased to announce appointment of Jamie Belcastro to the Foundation’s distinguished Advisory Council. Jamie, a registered pharmacist, is President of Belmora LLC, a Virginia-based pharmaceutical company that develops, markets, and distributes nonprescription pain-relief medicines to Hispanic and other minority communities throughout the United States. Belmora’s mission is to provide safe and effective pharmaceutical products and related health information to underserved consumers.
Mr. Fisk said that “we are delighted that Jamie Belcastro has joined the Atlantic Legal Foundation’s leadership team. He not only brings an additional area of expertise to our cadre of scientists and healthcare professionals, but also the unique perspective of a small business owner who is dedicated to making nonprescription pharmaceuticals more readily available to the nation’s minority communities.”
Jamie’s career has focused on the development of healthcare treatments that meet the needs of diverse patients in a culturally relevant manner. He addresses healthcare deficiencies in various communities through the development of pharmaceutical treatments and product packaging (such as bilingual packaging) in order to meet the needs of the communities in which they are distributed. He has a relationship with Direct Relief, a California nonprofit organization that provides medicine to the medically indigent throughout the world. He also is actively involved with the National Hispanic Medical Association.
Jamie spent the first half of his career practicing pharmacy both as a retail and hospital pharmacist. He severed as a retail pharmacy manager and later became the pharmacy manager at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. While he was practicing pharmacy, he became an Ambulatory Care Board Certified Pharmacist. During this time, he was also a member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education, which provides guidance to the pharmaceutical industry and government concerning the deployment of healthcare information to patients.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated in the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society and remains a member of his alma mater’s College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.