Council of Sections


Council of Sections (COS)

The Council of Sections (COS) is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair) of all AACP Sections and Administrative Board that represents the collective interests of the Sections. AACP Members may join up to two Sections. For a full description of each Section and the officers please see the list of Sections below.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Council of Sections is to represent and advocate for the collective interests of the Sections of the Association. 

COS Administrative Board

The primary focus of the Administrative Board is to represent the collective interests of the academic disciplines within pharmacy education to the Association and its Board of Directors (BOD). The Administrative Board provides leadership to the Sections through policy development and programming. The Administrative Board acts through its representatives on the Association's BOD and through efforts to facilitate Section activities that align with the mission and the strategic plan of AACP.

Bernadette K. Brown (Butler University) Chair
Pamela C. Heaton (University of Cincinnati) Chair-elect
David Holdford (Virginia Commonwealth University) Immediate Past Chair
Timothy J. Bloom (Shenandoah University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Terri Smith Moore (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Specific objectives of the Administrative Board include:

  • Advocate for the resolutions and policy proposals brought forward by the individual Sections to the BOD;
  • Coordinate programming for the individual Sections as well as collaborate with the Council of Faculties (COF) and Council of Deans (COD);
  • Coordinate task forces pertaining to the interests of multiple Sections; and
  • Coordinate, communicate and partner with the COF and the COD on selected projects or programs.

List of Sections

Administrative Services

This Section cultivates a professional environment among its members to foster the development of excellence, innovation and leadership in all professional endeavors including administration, practice, scholarship and service within the organization, the larger academic community, and the healthcare professions.


Jennifer L. Adams (Idaho State University) Chair
Jennifer A. Henriksen (Manchester University) Chair-elect
Rebecca H. Brierley (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Immediate Past Chair
Shauna M. Buring (University of Florida) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Biological Sciences

This Section provides a forum for the exchange of ideas pertinent to the effective teaching of biological science-based material in the professional curriculum of colleges of pharmacy and the promotion of effective biological sciences whose content is based primarily on biological facts and principles.


Lila P. LaGrange (University of the Incarnate Word) Chair
Diane M. Calinski (Manchester University) Chair-elect
Daniel Berlau (Regis University) Immediate Past Chair
Ajay K. Bommareddy (Wilkes University) Secretary of Knowledge Management

This Section exists to represent pharmacy educators in the development and implementation of programs and policies which facilitate the provision of a sound chemical foundation in professional and graduate curricula.


Guiseppe Gumina (Presbyterian College) Chair
Anand Sridhar (MCPHS University-Boston) Chair-elect
John K. Buolamwini (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Immediate Past Chair
Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Continuing Professional Development

This Section’s objective is to provide a forum for professional dialogue and cooperative effort among its members and related groups for the exchange of information, ideas, and techniques in the field of Continuing Professional Development.


Hoai-An Truong (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Chair
Julie Truong (Keck Graduate Institute) Chair-elect
James Wheeler (The University of Tennessee) Immediate Past Chair
Paige Clark (Oregon State University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Experiential Education

This Section promotes excellence in experiential education, develops, maintains and supports networking, fosters innovation, and disseminates best practices.


Kim D. Tanzer (Texas A&M University) Chair
Rucha Bond (Virginia Commonwealth University) Chair-elect
Trish Devine (Butler University) Immediate Past Chair
Lindsey H. Welch (The University of Georgia) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Library and Information Science

This Section supports librarians and information professionals who directly serve or are affiliated with colleges or schools of pharmacy. Topics of interest include: drug information, informatics, information literacy, information technology, scholarly communication and publishing, teaching technologies and methods, biomedical literature evaluation and etc.


Rebecca Hoover (Idaho State University) Chair
Christopher S. Wisniewski (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair-elect
Jennifer R. Martin (The University of Arizona) Immediate Past Chair
Sherril J. Brown (The University of Montana) Secretary of Knowledge Management

This Section enhances the delivery of pharmaceutical care by providing a forum for exchange of information and expertise that supports the discovery and promotes understanding of the unique body of knowledge known as pharmaceutics.


Asish K. Dutta (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Chair
Deborah L. Elder (The University of Georgia) Chair-elect
Anita T. Mosley (University of the Incarnate Word) Immediate Past Chair
Nicole R. Winston (University of Georgia-Augusta) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Pharmacy Practice

This Section represents faculty engaged in pharmacy practice and the clinical sciences, works to advance pharmacy practice education through research and dialogue in teaching methods and curriculum design and promotes the acquisition of new knowledge through independent or collaborative research on the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, sociologic or therapeutic aspects of clinical drug use.


Jill S. Borchert (The Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Chair
Kristi W. Kelley (Auburn University) Chair-elect
Adam Pate (The University of Mississippi) Immediate Past Chair
Cynthia Moreau (Nova Southeastern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Social and Administrative Sciences

This Section encourages, in the broadest and most liberal manner, the advancement of the teaching methods in the social and administrative sciences; the improvement of the qualification and usefulness of teachers of the social and administrative sciences through the development of high standards of professional ethics and education; and by its professional contacts, reports, discussions, papers, meetings and activities to maintain pharmaceutical education at a high level.


Jamie C. Barner (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Nicholas E. Hagemeier (East Tennessee State University) Chair-elect
Lourdes G. Planas (The University of Oklahoma) Immediate Past Chair
Mary K. Gurney (Midwestern University/Glendale) Secretary of Knowledge Management