Council of Sections


The Council of Sections (COS) is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair) of all Sections. The primary focus of the Council is to represent the collective interests of the academic disciplines within pharmacy education to the Association and its Board of Directors (BOD).

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

Mission Statement

The mission of the Council of Sections is to represent and advocate for the collective interests of the Sections of the Association. The Council provides leadership to the Sections through policy development and programming. The COS 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.

Specific objectives of the Council include:

  • Represent the collective interests of the Sections of the Association;
  • 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.

If you would like to join a Section, please go to your AACP member profile page. Members may join up to two Sections.

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.


Rebecca H. Brierley (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair
Jennifer L. Adams (Idaho State University) Chair-elect
Heather MW Petrelli (University of South Florida) Immediate Past Chair
Krystal Ward (The University of New Mexico) 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.


Daniel Berlau (Regis University) Chair
Lila P. LaGrange (University of the Incarnate Word) Chair-elect
Lauren A. O 'Donnell (Duquesne 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.


John K. Buolamwini (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Chair
Guiseppe Gumina (Presbyterian College) Chair-elect
Susan L. Mercer (Lipscomb University) Immediate Past Chair
Paulo Carvalho (University of the Incarnate Word) 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.


James Wheeler (The University of Tennessee) Chair
Hoai-An Truong (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Chair-elect
Peter J. Hughes (Samford University) 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.


Trish Devine (Butler University) Chair
Kim D. Tanzer (Western New England University) Chair-elect
Maryann Z. Skrabal (Creighton 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.


Jennifer R. Martin (The University of Arizona) Chair
Rebecca Hoover (Idaho State University) Chair-elect
Vern Duba (The University of Iowa) Immediate Past Chair
Priya Shenoy (Drake University) 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.


Anita T. Mosley (University of the Incarnate Word) Chair
Asish K. Dutta (Notre Dame of Maryland University) Chair-elect
Melgardt M. de Villiers (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Immediate Past Chair
Bill J. Bowman (Midwestern University/Glendale) 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.


Adam Pate (The University of Mississippi) Chair
Jill S. Borchert (The Midwestern University/Downers Grove) Chair-elect
Lakesha M. Butler (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Immediate Past Chair
Leslie A. Hamilton (The University of Tennessee) 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.


Lourdes G. Planas (The University of Oklahoma) Chair
Jamie C. Barner (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair-elect
Pamela C. Heaton (University of Cincinnati) Immediate Past Chair
Sally A. Huston (Keck Graduate Institute) Secretary of Knowledge Management