About Mike

In the healthcare profession, Mike Johnston is known as one of the leading experts on collaboration and teamwork in the pharmacy, interpersonal communication and pharmacy technicians.

At an early age, Mike Johnston set out on a task, which few are willing to attempt – starting a powerful, large trade association from scratch.

In February 1999, Johnston started off in Houston, Texas with only three members, but many more telling him - “It can never be done…” Johnston quickly mastered the leadership, communication, and marketing skills that were necessary for the realization of his vision.

Today, the association Johnston founded, NPTA – the National Pharmacy Technician Association, seven years ago, has exploded, having grown to more than 25,000 worldwide. Johnston's passion is helping others, particularly pharmacy professionals, discover and reach their full potential in life, both professionally and personally.

Johnston now spends the majority of his time traveling and working with pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, association executives, and political leaders around the world.

In 2002, Johnston released his first book, Rx For Success, published by RxPress Publications. In the summer of 2005, he released six pharmacy textbooks, published by Prentice Hall Health and is currently writing two additional books to be released in 2007. In 2006, he received an APEX Award of Excellence in Magazine & Journal Writing. Johnston and his association have been written about in magazines and newspapers across the United States, including: the New York Post, the New York Times, the Houston Chronicle, Drug Topics, Pharmacy Today, Ladies Home Journal and many others.