Jennifer L. Adams
Jennifer L. Adams, Pharm.D., Ed.D.
Senior Advisor, Student Affairs
Dr. Jennifer L. Adams, a graduate of Boise State University, Idaho State University and The George Washington University, is currently employed as senior advisor of student affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, providing leadership and oversight for association national student affairs activities including PharmCAS, PCAT, and student recruitment. Her previous experience includes working in hospital and community pharmacy settings and the American Pharmacists Association.
Julie Story Byerley
Julie Story Byerley, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Dean for Education and Chief Education Officer
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Julie Story Byerley is the vice dean for education and chief education officer for the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Byerley is responsible for the curriculum and programs for medical students, including student admissions, assessments, meeting accreditation standards and oversight of student affairs. Also, she contributes to the direction of Graduate Medical Education at UNC Hospitals.
Dr. Byerley is a professor of pediatrics and vice chair for education in the Pediatrics Department. She practices as a general pediatrician in the inpatient setting at UNC Hospitals, with clinical focus on diagnostic dilemmas and the care of patients with complex conditions.
Dr. Byerley earned a B.A. in physics at Rhodes College. Before attending medical school at Duke University, she worked as a high school science teacher. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and Chief Residency at UNC and earned a Master’s of Public Health at UNC in Maternal and Child Health. She has been a member of the UNC faculty since 2002.
Daniel E. Buffington
Daniel E. Buffington, Pharm.D., MBA
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of South Florida
President and Practice Director
Clinical Pharmacology Services, Inc.
Dr. Daniel E. Buffington is the president and practice director at Clinical Pharmacology Services, located in Tampa, Fla. He is also on faculty at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Pharmacy and serves as an experiential preceptor for numerous colleges across the country.
He studied biology/biochemistry at the University of South Florida, completed the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Mercer University. His postgraduate training included a pharmacy practice residency and clinical pharmacology fellowship from Emory University.
Dr. Buffington is a clinical pharmacology specialist and provides medication therapy management consulting, serves as a principal investigator for Phase II and III clinical trials, and manages a national drug information service that provides clinical support for medical practices, health systems, and health plans. The practice also includes a forensic pharmacology division that supports medical examiners, law enforcement, state and federal agencies, and courts.
The practice focuses on patients taking chronic or high-risk medications and provides medication therapy management services to improve health outcomes and patient safety.
He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association and represents pharmacists on the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) editorial panel. He is serving as a Medication Safety Fellow with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Healthcare Reform team in the CMS innovation center, focused on reducing adverse drug events and hospital readmissions.
His interests include developing practice model designs and resources for improving medication utilization and patient safety, health care service reimbursement, and developing health informatics and specialty analytic tools for emerging electronic medical record systems and direct patient care.
Stephanie Saunders Fouch, B.A.
Senior Advisor Outreach & Communications
Stephanie Saunders Fouch is a senior marketing and communications executive, who has led successful campaigns for national and international clients in the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Her experience includes planning and implementing integrated campaigns across the multiple disciplines of marketing, public relations, corporate communi¬cations, media relations and government relations.
A graduate of Vassar College, Ms. Fouch began her career in New York at Benton & Bowles, a global marketing agency. After moving to Washington, D.C., she became a partner at several leading com-munications companies, before launching her own branding and communications practice. In 2009, Ms. Fouch joined the British Embassy as the first Ameri¬can to head strategic communications. In 2011, she was named vice president of outreach and communi¬cations at the United States Institute of Peace.
During her career, Ms. Fouch has supervised the development and implementation of strategic com-munications plans on critical international issues, such as climate change, the Afghanistan-Pakistan conflicts, the Middle East region and the global economy. She has served as the media spokesper¬son for a multinational corporation during sensitive international labor negotiations, as well as the media spokesperson for a U.S. government institute. She managed a successful $40 million integrated com-munications campaign for the U.S. Mint; directed the first multi-media national awareness campaign for National Public Radio; developed an international non-profit brand, including all messaging, for US AID; and led the successful launch campaign for the International Spy Museum.
Ms. Fouch is active in volunteer and pro bono work with local, national and international organizations. She was recently named as a member of the advi¬sory board of the Quorum Initiative, an international women’s leadership network.
Edmund F. Funai
Edmund F. Funai, M.D.
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Administration
University of South Florida Health
Vice President for Strategic Development
University of South Florida System
Dr. Edmund F. Funai joined USF Health in Nov. 2014, bringing with him extensive expertise and experience in building strong organizations, faculty practice and hospital operations. Primarily, Dr. Funai leads the daily operations for the colleges of USF Health–Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. A leading expert in patient safety and quality improvement, he focuses on continuing the rapid expansion of USF Health clinical operations and partnerships with area hospitals.
Dr. Funai also advises USF President Judy Genshaft in creating and executing USF System strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining USF Health, Dr. Funai was interim dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and chief operating officer for the five hospitals that comprise the OSU Health System.
Dr. Funai has also held leadership positions at New York and Yale Universities, having served as director of obstetrics at Bellevue Hospital, NYU’s major affiliate and as chair of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Regional Perinatal Care Task Force. He also was chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale and chief of obstetrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Funai is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of New York Medical College, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious medical school honor society. He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in maternal–fetal medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
An outstanding clinician, Dr. Funai has been continuously named to numerous “Best Doctors” lists, including those published by Castle-Connolly since 2007.
His research interests include hypertension in pregnancy and patient safety. His patient safety work has been recognized with the Award for Research Excellence by the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine. He has more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, numerous chapters in prestigious textbooks, and 120 presentations at national meetings. He has also edited a textbook in high risk obstetrics and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Judy Genshaft, Ph.D.
University of South Florida System
University of South Florida
Dr. Judy Genshaft was named president of the University of South Florida System in 2000, and in her tenure has led USF to become one of the fastest growing research universities in the nation. Under Dr. Genshaft’s leadership, USF has been recognized as a top 50 research universities with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of more than $4.4 billion for the Tampa Bay region. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, the USF System serves more than 48,000 students in more than 240 degree programs.
Dr. Genshaft has served as chair for the American Council on Education and is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Board of Directors. In 2010, Dr. Genshaft made history when she became the first woman to chair the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Board.
Dr. Genshaft earned her baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and both her master’s and doctoral degrees from Kent State University.
Patricia D. Kroboth
Patricia D. Kroboth, Pharm.D.
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Distinguished Service Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Patricia D. Kroboth is dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Distinguished Service Professor. She earned a B.S. in pharmacy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Her experiences in patient care, research, teaching, and administration prior to becoming dean have instrumental in her effectiveness as dean, a role she has had since 2002. Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Kroboth served serially as chair the both departments of the School, beginning with the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics in 1988 and then the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1996.
She is fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Among her awards is her 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacology Award for Mentoring in Clinical Pharmacology. She has served as chair of the AACP Council of Deans and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2011.
She has had an exciting and well-funded research career exploring basic functions and clinical applications of modulation of the GABA receptor and the family of ligand drugs, the benzodiazepines. She was founding director of what became the country’s first Clinical Pharmaceutical Scientist Ph.D. Program, a program that continues to prosper at Pitt. After 21 years, she closed her laboratory in 2004 and now focuses on her administrative role.
Dr. Kroboth has led Pitt Pharmacy to a shared vision for the school of pharmacy, which is now a leader in education and a research school of distinction that ranks #9 in NIH funding. The School’s research spans from computational and synthetic drug discovery and delivery through new models of patient care. It is a home to five research centers and a Pharmacy Innovation Laboratory (PIL). At Pitt Pharmacy, students and faculty alike are inspired to strive for excellence, innovation, and leadership and set a high bar for achievement.
Doug Krug, S.U.S.
CEO, e.l. Solutions
Mr. Krug’s third book, The Missing Piece in Leadership: How to Create the Future You Want, is in its 2nd printing. He has also co-authored two books, Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the HEART of Change and Leadership Made Simple. Enlightened Leadership is in its 31th printing.
Mr. Krug served as part of the MBA Program at Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership for 15 years. He also served as part of Executive Development Programs throughout the federal government. This includes IRS, FBI, DEA, Veterans Affairs, Center for Disease Control, Secret Service, Office of Personnel Management, NASA, Department of Interior and Department of Labor.
For the last 20 years, Mr. Krug has been designing and implementing effective national health AND care improvement initiatives. At U.S. Health & Human Services and Medicare, Mr. Krug’s work is simply referred to as the Signature Style™. The essence of this transformation-in-thinking work is built around the premise that if we didn’t cause so much resistance to begin with, we wouldn’t have to work so hard to overcome it. Another core belief is that all the answers ever needed to create any outcomes we desire are already available in the people doing the work.
Mr. Krug’s breakthrough process work has been applied successfully with three Governor’s Cabinets, top executive teams at FBI, Medicare/Medicaid, U.S. Marshals and all 50 Admirals in the Coast Guard; as well as numerous executive teams in the corporate arena. With a diverse career as an entrepreneur and management consultant, Mr. Krug has proven skills for effectively creating powerful organizational results. Through ‘enter-trainment’, Mr. Krug provides inspiration and information, giving participants tools that are immediately applicable. Groups actively participate in their own discovery through simple, yet powerful, exercises.
Nance Lucas, Ph.D.
Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Associate Professor and Former Dean, New Century College
George Mason University
Dr. Nance Lucas is executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, associate professor of New Century College, and former dean of New Century College at George Mason University. Her teaching and scholarship interests focus on leadership, well-being, and ethics. She is co-author of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want To Make A Difference (1st, 2nd, & 3rd editions), a best-selling book of Jossey-Bass Publishers, and contributing author of Leadership Reconsidered and The Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Dr. Lucas was a co-editor of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies for special issues and former member of the Journal’s Editorial Board.
At Mason, she is the co-founder of the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE), the Leadership Legacy Program, and MasonLeads while also serving as the senior leadership scholar of the Leadership Legacy Program. She leads Mason’s well-being university initiative in collaboration with colleagues across the institution. Dr. Lucas is an affiliate faculty member with The Gallup Organization and the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. Prior to her appointment at Mason, Dr. Lucas had previous appointments at the University of Maryland, College Park and Ohio University.
She received a Ph.D. in higher education with a concentration in leadership studies and ethics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her Master’s degree in higher education and Bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology are from the Pennsylvania State University.
Lou Pugliese, B.A.
Senior Innovation Fellow
Arizona State University
Teaching and Learning Action Lab
Over the past 20 years, Pugliese has developed a strong track record managing growth stage businesses and acquiring and developing a number of education organizations. Pugliese is currently senior innovation fellow at Arizona State University and managing director of the Teaching and Learning Action Lab. Lou was recently former chairman and CEO of Moodlerooms, the largest global provider of open source software and services for eLearning for the K to Workforce markets which was acquired by Blackboard. Prior to Moodlerooms, Pugliese was president of Learning Diagnostics Inc., an education a consulting practice providing strategic planning in business intelligence in academic and administrative information architecture.
He was recently vice president of corporate development and company director at Educational Testing Service (ETS). In this capacity, Pugliese led corporate strategy and growth and strategic alliances for the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and international education markets. Prior to his appointment in corporate development, Pugliese served as the vice president of market development, which included marketing, sales, market research, and business development. Prior to this post, he was the CEO of ETS Pulliam, LLC, an ETS K12 subsidiary, and vice president of elementary and secondary education products and services where he led ETS's elementary and secondary education product development and customer facing activities. These included professional development, technology products and services and assessments.
Prior to ETS, Pugliese was an entrepreneur in residence at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, an equity financing firm established in 1997 to provide assistance to the management of young, information technology businesses. There he shaped the strategy for private equity investments in early stage educational technology companies. While working with Novak Biddle, Pugliese was named CEO of AnswerLogic, a software company that delivers online question-answering solutions for business through its innovative natural language processing technology. Pugliese's affiliation with Novak Biddle began with the firm's early stage lead position in Blackboard, Inc., where he was founding CEO. Under Pugliese's leadership, Blackboard experienced 500 percent annual revenue growth rates, international customer expansion to more than three million individuals teaching and learning on Blackboard, the rollout of multiple products and services and attainment over $50 million in private financing.
Pugliese served as vice president and chief operating officer of ETC, a subsidiary of Denver based Telecommunications Inc. (TCI). Prior to joining ETC, he was director of marketing and sales with Scholastic New Media in New York, and vice president of Turner Educational Services in Atlanta where he successfully launched CNN Newsroom and a variety of other educational ventures.
Pugliese is active in the Washington, D.C., regional and national technology communities and serves on the numerous local and regional boards in education and software related businesses. Pugliese is a noted international speaker on educational technology and has addressed a wide range of issues in education and education policy. He and his family reside in Oak Hill, Va.
Evan T. Robinson
Evan T. Robinson, R.Ph., Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy
Western New England University
Dr. Evan T. Robinson is the dean at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy where he has served since 2008. As the founding dean for the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Robinson has been involved in a variety of the foundational considerations of the program’s development including accreditation, assembly of the leadership team, facilities design, academic master plan development and implementation, marketing and advancement activities, and faculty, staff, and learner recruitment.
Dr. Robinson received his B.S. degree in pharmacy and M.S. in pharmacy administration from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from Auburn University, the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems.
Dr. Robinson participated in the development of two new schools of pharmacy prior to joining Western New England University. He was the director of the Division of Technology and Education at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy. In 2004, Dr. Robinson joined the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy as the founding assistant dean for academic affairs to assist in the development of that program, focusing on the academic and technology aspects of the implementation.
Dr. Robinson has published more than 40 peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters as well as engaged in more than 50 presentations and posters on a variety of topics; many in the area of the impact of technology on teaching, learning and assessment as well as considerations of leadership. He was elected to the position of speaker of the House for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and is serving in that role from 201–2017.
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Marie Smith, Pharm.D., FNAP
Henry A. Palmer Endowed Professorship of Community Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Dean for Practice and Public Policy Partnerships
School of Pharmacy
University of Connecticut
Dr. Marie Smith is the Henry A. Palmer Endowed Professorship of Community Pharmacy Practice and, Assistant Dean for Practice and Public Policy Partnerships at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. In 2013, she served as senior adviser to the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) in Baltimore, MD, to develop a national strategy and implementation plan to integrate pharmacist-provided medication management services into 500 primary care practices across the US as part of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative at CMMI.
Dr. Smith has worked with multiple, state-level and national health care reform policymakers and stakeholders – CMS Innovation Center, CT Office of Health Care Innovation, CT Department of Social Services, CT Pharmacists Association, E-Health Connecticut, primary care practices, ACOs, health systems, pharmacist organizations, and patients -- to address health care delivery issues that involve medication management programs, patient safety, performance measures, health information technology, and integration of clinical pharmacists in advanced primary care practices (workforce development).
In the 1980s, Dr. Smith co-directed a primary care safety net clinic in Memphis, Tenn., in collaboration with internal medicine physicians and nurse practitioners, and was a faculty member for family medicine residency programs.
Prior to joining the UConn School of Pharmacy faculty, Dr. Smith was vice president, e-strategy and integration, at Aventis Pharmaceuticals, and was on the senior management staff at the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists, where she led business development, publishing and software development teams.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Medical College of Virginia Schools of Pharmacy, and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. In addition, she completed a fellowship in change management at Johns Hopkins University and post-graduate work in global leadership executive education at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and INSEAD (France).
In 2010, she was elected a distinguished pharmacy practitioner and fellow in the National Academies of Practice; she has had numerous speaking invitations, publications, and consultancies throughout her career. Her work has received many citations and awards, including the 2012 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award, and she serves on the AHRQ Study Section for Healthcare Safety & Quality Improvement Research.