The 2020 AACP Election Guide can be found below. View the full slate of candidates, learn about their professional background by clicking on their names, and read statements by the president-elect nominees.
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Polls open November 2nd and close December 1st at 11:59 p.m. PT.
AACP Election Candidates
Russell B. Melchert, R.Ph., Ph.D.
University of Missouri—Kansas City
Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D., is the dean of the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Melchert completed a B.S. in pharmacy and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, and then joined the Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy as an NIEHS post-doctoral trainee.
Dr. Melchert began his faculty career in 1995 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and served as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2004–2010. Russ joined UMKC as dean and professor of pharmacology and toxicology in 2010. Dr. Melchert has served AACP in many roles including numerous Council of Deans task forces, the Academic Affairs Committee, and the CAPE Advisory Panel. He currently serves as chair of the Council of Deans. Dr. Melchert was a member of the second cohort (2005–2006) of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program and served as a dean facilitator in 2015–2016. Dr. Melchert is also a member of the APhA, ASHP, ACA, AAPS, and is an ex officio member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association Board of Directors.
Dr. Melchert maintains active teaching in the pharmacy curriculum and has been the recipient of over 20 awards from students for his instructional efforts in pharmacology. He has published 47 scholarly works in pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmacy education, and his research work has been funded by the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health.
I am honored to be considered a candidate for the President of AACP.
Working from the ground up within AACP provided me many opportunities to receive mentoring from leaders from across the country and to work on initiatives that are integral to the organization’s mission and vision. Through my different roles and working with AACP leadership, I have helped the organization seize positive opportunities and address challenging situations. I believe the contemporary challenges facing pharmacy and the Academy will continue to require the commitment from AACP leadership to stay the course with its bold aim to lead change. To maintain a sustained effort to effect change will require an “all hands on deck” approach. Change will not happen overnight, emphasizing why I believe it is important to have stable, consistent, and confident leadership. I have a tremendous respect for those that I have learned from as a member of AACP, including colleagues from around the country, AACP staff members, and those who I have served with through the Pharmacy Practice Section, Council of Sections and Board of Directors.
Recently, I completed my leadership term within the Council of Sections. As the leader of the Council of Sections, I focused on strategic planning and helped set the course for each section to develop strategic initiatives that build towards and align with the Association’s strategic plan to streamline efforts and work towards common goals. Given the Council of Sections’ large size, I felt it was imperative to bring everyone together and to promote active communication within organization leadership. Other notable accomplishments included revising the abstract submission and review process for the Annual Meeting based upon task force recommendations, and increasing the visibility, transparency and competitiveness of the New Investigator Award process. Most recently, I also helped lead the Program Committee efforts that culminated in the delivery of outstanding programming at the 2019 Annual Meeting.
As a member of the Board of Directors, I participated in a number of meaningful and impactful discussions relating to pharmacy education and the practice of pharmacy in general. Insightful debate has occurred on many topics. Over the last couple of years significant discussions centered on a wide array of issues facing AACP and the Academy including cooperative admissions, association membership benefits and associated dues, PCOA testing, ACPE accreditation standards, co-curriculum, interprofessional education, student and faculty wellness, diversity and promoting more research into gun violence. Equally important discussions have centered on strategic enrollment management and the changing practice landscape where reimbursement practices have not caught up to the level of service being provided by pharmacists. Few would argue with the fact that these are challenging times, the profession and the Academy are at a critical crossroads, in the midst of a dynamic era. We must continue to change to sustain the pharmacy profession and pharmacy education. While change in uncertain times can be unsettling to some, I cannot think of a better time than now to take advantage of the many opportunities it can create. We must engage physicians in both acute care and ambulatory care settings to help us transform our practice so that we may try to improve educational opportunities for our students and improve health outcomes of our patients. It is time for the profession to focus on what we do well and promote change by partnering with our medical colleagues to be an integral member of team-based care that improves patient lives.
Our students are the product of the experiences we provide and the attitudes we project. As members and leaders within the Association, we have an obligation to lift the profession up, promote the positive attributes of our programs and our students, and embrace practice transformation. We must be innovative, entrepreneurial and create new ways to educate our students. We must be willing to take a deep dive and examine how we can engage and collaborate with our partners in medicine by focusing on synergistic relationships. We must lead in research, not only in patient care, but also in pharmacy education through the scholarship of teaching and learning. The profession of pharmacy must continue to grow, adapt, be flexible, and promote positive change. We are at a crossroads, if we are truly going to be a valued member of the healthcare team, we must stop looking back and start looking forward. With the continued advances in precision medicine, health and wellness, there are many paths of opportunities that will lead to a promising future. I want to be a part of the team at AACP that continues to develop strategies that take our profession down those paths and through the next phase of this evolution in healthcare.
Evan T. Robinson, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Evan Robinson, R.Ph., Ph.D., was named dean of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in August 2019.
Prior to joining Creighton University, Dr. Robinson was founding dean at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he has served since 2008, and also served for a period as associate provost for academic affairs. Prior to joining Western New England, Dr. Robinson participated in developing two new schools of pharmacy at the University of Charleston in West Virginia and at Shenandoah University.
He received his B.S. in pharmacy and M.S. in pharmacy administration from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems at Auburn University. Dr. Robinson was recently elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
Within AACP, he has served as speaker of the House of Delegates from 2015 to 2017 and as AACP chair of the Council of Deans for 2018–19; both positions included serving on the AACP Board of Directors. Dr. Robinson has enjoyed a variety of other service activities within AACP, including but not limited to serving on the Academic Affairs Committee, Bylaws and Policy Development Committee, 2013 CAPE Advisory Panel, and Taskforce on Leadership Pipeline.
I am honored and humbled to be considered as a candidate for the President of AACP.
My development as an academician and administrator has been supported and facilitated within AACP in many ways. At each step in my academic journey, starting with my first position at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor and director of the Division of Technology in Education, I have been privileged to have AACP to learn from, network in, and find coaches and mentors within. This continued through each position I held, including the assistant dean of academic affairs at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, founding dean at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and up to my current position as dean here at Creighton University.
I have always believed that you gain through service and that by giving, you gain. My first opportunity was as a graduate student where I had the opportunity to present and facilitate at the first two AACP Institutes, both on curricular transformation. They were incredible experiences that allowed me to meet pharmacy educators from across the country and to learn, in ways large and small, about our Academy. From the moment I engaged within AACP, I realized I had found my home.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to serve in variety of ways including being on the Academic Affairs Committee four times with the last being the drafting of the latest CAPE Outcomes, two times on the Bylaws and Policy Committee, as Speaker of the House and into my current role as Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Deans. During my five years on the Board of Directors, I have had the opportunity to engage at a different level of Academy service, both with and for my colleagues across the academy. Being afforded these opportunities was a true privilege and gift.
Prior to the COVID pandemic, both pharmacy education and pharmacy practice were facing a variety of challenges which are going to be changed as a result of recent events. The future of higher education, pharmacy education, and practice may be changed forever. How will we address these changes and how will can we turn our challenges into opportunities? President John F. Kennedy may have said it best, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” If I were fortunate enough to be elected, I would engage the communities AACP serves in an evaluation of changes occurring within higher education, and looking at those as it relates to transformations within both pharmacy education and pharmacy practice. The opportunities of the future must be sought and seized for the benefit of future generations of pharmacists and the patients they will benefit.
Council of Deans
Cindy D. Stowe, Pharm.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Cindy D. Stowe, Pharm.D., began her pharmacy career at the University of Kentucky, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and completed a general clinical pharmacy residency and a pediatric pharmacy specialty residency. Immediately following residency, she completed a pediatric pharmacotherapy research fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy. Following fellowship, she began her career in academia as a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy (COP). Dr. Stowe maintained a clinical practice site at Arkansas Children’s Hospital from 1995 to 2005. She served as a member of the UAMS COP’s leadership team as associate dean from 2005 to 2014.
On July 1, 2014, Dr. Stowe became the second dean of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. During her five-year tenure at Sullivan University, she led the stabilization of the structural elements of the college; made significant investment in people; enhanced the visibility of the college in Kentucky and region; and created a culture of inclusion, support, and programmatic pride.
Dr. Stowe became the fifth dean of the UAMS COP on July 29, 2019.
Toyin Tofade, Pharm.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Toyin Tofade, Pharm.D., is dean and professor at Howard University College of Pharmacy. Prior to her role as dean in 2016, she served as assistant dean of the experiential learning program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.
In 2017, she completed the management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Crisis Leadership in Higher Education program from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2020. From 2002 to 2011, she worked at the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC), North Carolina. She also served as a clinical assistant then associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She worked at UNC hospitals for several years as a pharmacist after completing her residencies. She received a master’s degree (1994) and Pharm.D. (1997) degree both from UNC at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Tofade is active in ASHP, AMHSP, AACP and is an FIP Fellow. She has served as secretary for the FIP Academic Section and Board of Pharmacy Practice since 2015. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the FIP academic institution members (AIM) advisory board and appointed as global lead for leadership development on the Workforce Development Hub. In 2019, her alma mater honored her with the Fred M. Eckel Leadership award. She has published several papers and given presentations on a variety of topics nationally and internationally. She is also a certified professional coactive coach. Her current areas of focus include academic capacity, individual, organizational leadership development and relationship systems.
Council of Faculties
Margarita V. DiVall, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS
Margarita V. DiVall, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS, is a clinical professor at the School of Pharmacy and associate dean for faculty affairs at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She received her Pharm.D. and M.Ed. degrees from Northeastern University and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
Dr. DiVall currently teaches in a variety of courses for pharmacy and health profession students. Her expertise in curricular design and assessment and passion for interprofessional education have spurred a number of scholarly projects, which led to peer reviewed publications and presentations. In her current leadership role at Bouvé, she oversees all faculty related matters, including professional development and mentoring. In her previous leadership role, she oversaw assessment and accreditation at the School of Pharmacy for nearly a decade.
She provides significant professional service to American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and has been a very engaged member of the Council of Faculties and Assessment Special Interest Group. Her previous leadership roles within COF include serving as the chair of the Quorum Committee (2010–11), co-chair of the Taskforce on Consortia and Collaborations (2013–14), secretary (2015–2017) and chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee (2018–19). She has also served on the Institutional Research and Assessment Committee (chair), COF/COD Joint Taskforce on Mentorship, Academic Affair Committee, Assessment SIG Executive Committee, Assessment SIG Research and Scholarship Committee (co-chair), and Assessment SIG Chair. She is a member of the AJPE editorial board.
Daniel R. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Western New England University
Daniel R. Kennedy, Ph.D., currently serves as the chair of pharmaceutical and administrative sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Western New England University. He was among the founding faculty of the college and prior to his promotion to department chair, served as the chair of the Academic Affairs, Assessment, Faculty Affairs and Promotion & Tenure Committees. Dr. Kennedy has instructed 13 distinct courses within the pharmacy curriculum, including pathophysiology, pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, and integrated therapeutics modules in cardiovascular, oncology and endocrine systems. He is a strong proponent of scholarly teaching and was selected as an Emerging Teaching Scholar by the COF in 2018.
In addition to numerous publications on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Dr. Kennedy maintains an active research laboratory exploring the role of thiol isomerases in cancer and hemostasis, which is currently funded by the NCI. He also has received additional funding as a principle investigator from industrial and academic sources. He has published over 25 manuscripts, been awarded five patents and mentored over 50 Pharm.D. students in scholarly projects.
Dr. Kennedy is a very active member of AACP where he currently chairs the Bylaws Policy and Development Committee and is also a member of the 2019–20 ALFP cohort. Prior service highlights include recently chairing the Biological Sciences Section, the COF Faculty Affairs committee and the COS Student/Trainee Poster Competition Taskforce. He is also a member of the AJPE editorial board and has been a member of numerous other institutional, council, and section level committees.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Sally Haack, Pharm.D., BCPS
University of Colorado
Sally Haack, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her position involves coordinating a skills-based lab course for third-year student pharmacists and teaching a global health course at Drake. She enjoys using active learning strategies which challenge students to examine personal assumptions and their impact on work in healthcare. She was awarded the college’s Distinguished Professor Award in 2016. Dr. Haack also precepts student pharmacists at Primary Health Care, an FQHC in Des Moines, Iowa. At Primary Health Care, she offers clinical education programs to diverse patient populations at both the pharmacy and clinics. She has also been awarded the college’s Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award.
Dr. Haack’s research focuses on global pharmacy topics and service-learning. After receiving the Drake University Sabbatical Research Fellow Award for 2017–2018, she completed a sabbatical Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her time there was dedicated to teaching and research projects. At the university level, Dr. Haack is a member of the Executive Committee for the Global and Comparative Public Health Concentration. Dr. Haack is also involved professionally with the Iowa Pharmacy Association, where she has served on a number of committees and currently holds a position on the Board of Trustees (2018–2020). She is also an active member in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Haack has contributed to the AACP Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG through various service and research initiatives and served as the SIG Secretary from 2015–2017. She is also a member of the Pharmacy Practice Section where she has been a member of three different standing committees.
Deborah Sturpe, Pharm.D., M.A., BCPS
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Deborah Sturpe, Pharm.D., M.A., BCPS is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She previously held academic positions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of New England College of Pharmacy. Dr. Sturpe’s primary practice focus has been in the area of ambulatory care (including family/internal medicine, anticoagulation, and women’s health), but she also has experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy practice. Over her 20-year career, Dr. Sturpe has led numerous efforts for Pharm.D. curricular revision and curricular/program assessment planning. She has presented frequently at past AACP annual meetings, Teacher's Seminars and Institutes, particularly as related to instructional design, use of standardized patients and objective structured clinical examinations.
Dr. Sturpe serves on the editorial board of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and is a Pharm.D. program site evaluator for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. She has been an active member of AACP, having previously served as secretary of the Curriculum SIG, member of the COF Taskforce on Consortia and Collaborations, secretary of the Laboratory SIG, co-chair of the COF Rules and Resolutions Committee, member of the Institutional Research Advisory Committee and vice-chair of the 2008 Annual Programming Committee. After a brief hiatus from academia and AACP in 2018/2019, she is excited to re-engage with AACP and the Academy.
Council of Sections
Lakesha M. Butler, Pharm.D.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lakesha M. Butler, Pharm.D., is a clinical professor and diversity and inclusion coordinator at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga., and completed a pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in ambulatory care at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Butler is a compassionate advocate and leader in pharmacy practice and has served in a number of leadership roles within AACP over the past 12 years. She currently serves on the AACP Programming Committee, Audit Committee, Leadership Pipeline Taskforce, in addition to serving as immediate past chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section. Previously, as the chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section, she led key initiatives such as developing Section webinars, Section mentorship program, and Section sabbatical needs assessment, to name a few.
Dr. Butler has previously served on the AACP Finance Committee, as chair of the Health Disparities and Cultural Competency SIG, as Leadership SIG Professional Development Committee chair, Public Health SIG secretary, and Master Preceptor Recognition Program advisory board member, in addition to being a consistent annual meeting presenter, poster abstract and NIA grant reviewer. She has presented numerous national pharmacy presentations and has numerous publications including co-authorship of a pharmacy textbook on communication. She has also received numerous awards for her national and local service and leadership in pharmacy. She desires to humbly lead the Council of Sections and would be honored to serve AACP and her profession in this capacity.
Susan L. Mercer, Ph.D.
Susan L. Mercer, Ph.D., is a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. She received a B.S. in chemistry from Seton Hill University and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Mercer teaches pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, physiology, pharmacology and drug delivery systems to first- and second-year pharmacy students. She is the founding chair of the college well-being committee and serves on the admissions and curriculum (chair, 2017–2020) committees. Dr. Mercer has received nine grants, published 25 papers and given over 35 invited presentations. She has served as a mentor for three AACP Walmart Scholars and two AFPE Gateway Scholars.
Dr. Mercer is currently serving on the AACP 2021 Programming Committee. Previously, she was chair of the Chemistry Section (2017–2020) and chaired multiple committees. She served on the AACP COS Task Force for the Organization and Function of Sections/SIGs/Communities (2018–2020) and was an AACP ARFP Fellow (2014–2015). She currently serves as vice chair for the AFPE Board of Grants.
Dr. Mercer served as the AAPS DDDI Section chair (2013–2016) and secretary/treasurer (2009–2012). She is faculty advisor for the Lipscomb AAPS Student Chapter, which was recognized with a “Chapter of the Year” award (2017). Dr. Mercer has received various awards including the AAPS Drug Design and Development Interface (DDDI) Section Service and Leadership Award (2017), an AACP NIA (2012) and a Leadership Development Award from the ACS Younger Chemists Committee (2008).
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Heather MW Petrelli, M.A., Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Heather MW Petrelli, M.A., Ph.D., is a seasoned higher education administrator with a broad background serving diverse institutions including private, public, comprehensive, professional, research, liberal arts, single sex, and HBCUs. Dr. Petrelli holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership, higher education administration and an M.S. in counseling psychology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors from Barry University.
Areas of expertise include assessment, mental health, wellness, resilience, motivational interviewing, access to education and serving under-represented populations in cross-functional student affairs units. Prior to joining pharmacy education, she practiced in the areas of bereavement, substance abuse and mental health for dually diagnosed children, adolescents and adults.
Dr. Petrelli served as a founding faculty member and administrator at two colleges of pharmacy, serving roles in assessment and student affairs. Her teaching experience includes social and behavioral aspects of pharmaceutical care, motivational interviewing, effective communications, death and dying, general psychology, techniques of counseling, African American history, and career development.
Dr. Petrelli serves as a keynote speaker for leadership development programs in both higher education and the public sectors. She has extensive experience teaching motivational interviewing to a variety of healthcare professionals including physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, case managers and counselors. Dr. Petrelli is also an active scholar, having authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of resilience, generational differences, academic motivation, and holistic admissions.
Dr. Petrelli is a recognized leader within American Association of Colleges of Colleges of Pharmacy and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex, M.S., Ph.D., FAPhA
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex, M.S., Ph.D., FAPhA, is professor of pharmacy administration at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy administration from Purdue University. Prior to CCP, she held an academic appointment at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University.
In the pharmacy curriculum, Dr. Quiñones-Boex has taught in the areas of healthcare delivery, professional development, quality improvement and management. She also delivers lectures in the pharmacy residency and physician assistant programs at Midwestern University. Her main research interests include pharmacy workforce issues, with an emphasis on part-time and shift workers. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Quiñones-Boex has been an active member of AACP since graduate school. Within AACP, she has represented both MCPHS and CCP as a faculty delegate and alternate delegate. She has presented at the Annual Meeting and served in several Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section committees, as an abstract reviewer, and as a reviewer for the New Investigator Award Program. Dr. Quiñones-Boex has served as immediate past chair, chair, chair-elect, chair-elect designate, in addition to two consecutive terms as secretary of the SAS Section. Dr. Quiñones-Boex is committed to her involvement with AACP and looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving the Association in a broader capacity.
Kyle M. Sousa, Ph.D.
Loma Linda University
Kyle M. Sousa, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in medical biochemistry from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He completed postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School and City of Hope National Medical Center. In 2012, Dr. Sousa joined West Coast University School of Pharmacy as a founding faculty member and was promoted to assistant dean of student affairs in 2014. In 2019, he was appointed interim dean and served for nine months.
Dr. Sousa is currently the associate dean, academic affairs, Loma Linda University’s School of Pharmacy and leads the school’s curricular, co-curricular, and assessment programs. His areas of administrative expertise include student and academic affairs executive leadership, student/staff/faculty development, strategic and contingency planning, and programmatic leadership, assessment, and accreditation.
Dr. Sousa maintains an active research program examining the anti-diabetic effects of bile acids following bariatric surgery. He has published over 26 peer-reviewed publications with an h-index of 24. In 2015, he received the Professor of the Year award.
He is an active AACP member and currently serves an AJPE reviewer and reviews abstracts, applications, and grants for the Annual Meeting, Express Scripts Scholars program, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant. He has served on AACP’s Student Affairs Committee and Academic Affairs Committee. He was appointed to AACP’s Admissions Workshop Advisory Committee in 2019, and also serves as an ACPE site-visitor.
Myrah Stockdale, M.S.
Myrah Stockdale, M.S., is the director of assessment, for the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and graduate degrees in business administration and physical education from the Eastern Kentucky University and an M.S. in educational research methodologies from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in educational research methodologies at UNC Greensboro with a research focus in engagement measures in low stakes assessments, particularly the PCOA.
Ms. Stockdale is also an online instructor for the Masters of Evaluation Program for the University of Melbourne (Australia). Prior to coming to Campbell University, Ms. Stockdale served eight years in the United States Army Reserves as an information technology specialist. During her time in service, she was awarded “Best Warrior” for the 373rd Quartermaster Battalion and made the commandant’s list at Warrior Leadership Course.
She has 10 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of measurement and program evaluation. In addition, she has over 40 academic presentations on a wide variety of topics such as: survey validation from the Rasch measurement framework, outcomes of high-impact teaching and learning processes in healthcare contexts, bridging evaluation and qualitative data analysis theory to practice, addressing rater-error in OSCEs and other performance-based assessments, and ethical research designs for medical educators. Additionally, she has presented over 30 workshops on applied measurement, evaluation, and assessment. Ms. Stockdale has expertise in the areas of applied psychometrics, program evaluation, higher education assessment, and business analytics.
Jenny Lamberts, Ph.D.
Ferris State University
Jenny Lamberts, Ph.D., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is an associate professor of pharmacology and chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University. She joined Ferris State in 2014 and since that time, has been extremely interested in how the foundational sciences can integrate with and support clinical pharmacy education. Specifically, Dr. Lamberts recently co-led a team of AACP members in a year-long research project that examined perceptions of college/school of pharmacy faculty toward programs that orient non-practice faculty to the profession of pharmacy. The results of this work were presented at AACP Pharmacy Education 2019 and are currently under review for publication.
Dr. Lamberts also recently served as the chair of the Students in Research Committee within the Biological Sciences Section of AACP. In this work, Dr. Lamberts led a group of individuals in the creation of template syllabi for research-focused elective courses. These template syllabi, which will be shared via AACP Connect, will assist instructors that are interested in developing and/or enhancing pharmacy student involvement in research at their home institutions. In addition, Dr. Lamberts has been actively involved in several additional professional pharmacy organizations over the last five years, including the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA), and APhA-APRS. Finally, Dr. Lamberts works hard to advance the profession of pharmacy through the dissemination and application of scientific research in the area of neuropharmacology.
Shankar Manusamy, Ph.D.
Shankar Manusamy, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Manusamy earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in pharmacy from India, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Manusamy started his academic career as an assistant professor in 2011 at the Qatar University College of Pharmacy.
As an AACP member, Dr. Manusamy has been actively involved in various roles within the Biological Sciences Section. As one of the founding members of the "Innovation in Teaching" committee established in 2018–19, he worked towards identifying multiple avenues, including the use of AACP Connect, towards sharing innovative teaching strategies among section members. Further, he helped develop a template for members to disseminate their teaching innovations through AACP Connect.
Last year (2019–20), the section adopted that template to review our section members' applications for the Excellence in Teaching Award. This year, Dr. Manusamy chairs the committee and was selected to serve on the AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award Committee. Besides these roles, Dr. Manusamy serves as a reviewer for the New Investigator Award and the SoTL grant applications submitted to AACP.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Erica L. Rowe, Ph.D.
Erica L. Rowe, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South College School of Pharmacy in Knoxville, Tenn. Dr. Rowe is a proud participant of Cohort 16 of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellow Program. Dr. Rowe received her Ph.D. in life sciences from The University of Tennessee and then completed two years of postdoctoral training and research in conformational diseases and therapeutics at The University of Tennessee’s Graduate School of Medicine in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
While at South College, Dr. Rowe has served as the ExamSoft administrator for the School of Pharmacy and has overseen implementation of the software college wide. She also coordinates the Faculty Student Mentor Program, which is used to administer the co-curriculum. Dr. Rowe’s research focuses on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Assessment. Annually, she develops and administers a comprehensive abilities assessment to all students at the end of the P1 year and is investigating exam performance as a student success predictor.
Christopher W. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Concordia University Wisconsin
Christopher W. Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin, has been a member of AACP since 2011. He earned his B.S. (cum laude) from the University of Maryland (College Park) in chemistry and germanic studies and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He completed postdoctoral training as part of the Specialized Chemistry Center in the University of Kansas Department of Medicinal Chemistry and has mentored over 30 students on neuroscience-based drug discovery and development projects since 2012.
Dr. Cunningham has served the Chemistry Section as chair of the Resolutions Committee (2019–2020) and a member of the Nominations Committee (2018-2020). He has also served the section since 2014 as an ad hoc reviewer for New Investigator Awards (NIAs). His leadership service to other professional organizations include secretary-treasurer of the Drug Discovery and Development Interface (DDDI) Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS, 2015–2018), co-developer and chair of the Discovery Modeling and Simulation (DMS) Focus Group (AAPS, 2015–2017), and chair of the DDDI Webinar Committee (AAPS, 2012–2015).
Dr. Cunningham has received several awards, including an AACP New Investigator Award (2014) and the Maharaj Ticku Memorial Fellowship for New Investigators (2014), awarded by the Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry (BBC) Annual Meeting. He received the Outstanding Postdoctoral Poster Presentation award (BBC, 2011) and gave the postdoctoral lecture at the 24th Graduate Honors Symposium at the University of Kansas (2010). He is a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society since 2005.
Ronny Priefer, Ph.D.
Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., has been a professor of medicinal chemistry within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University (MCPHS) in Boston, Mass., since 2019. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Northern British Columbia and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from McGill University, Montreal. He was awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Industrial Post-doctoral Fellowship Award which afforded him the opportunity to work as a medicinal chemist at Neurochem, Inc., on Alzheimer’s and epilepsy small molecule therapies.
He began his academic career in 2005 as an assistant professor of organic chemistry at Niagara University, N.Y. He was able to quickly ascend the ranks becoming associate professor in 2008, chair in 2011, and full professor in 2012. In 2012, he joined the College of Pharmacy at Western New England University (WNE). From 2012–2018, while at WNE, he taught medicinal chemistry and public relations courses while conducting various research endeavors. He was the inaugural chair of the university’s senate, inaugural chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee, member of AACP’s Research and Graduate Affairs Committee, secretary of the Chemistry Section of AACP, and chair of the Chemistry Section of AACP taskforce to develop AACP regional science conferences which led to co-organizing of the first joint AAAS/AACP conference. While at MCPHS, he has continued his research, teaching and leadership roles. He has been able to publish over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts.
Continuing Professional Development
K. Paige Clark, B.S.
Oregon State University
K. Paige Clark, B.S., is the director of professional development and continuing education and serves as the alumni director at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. In this capacity, Ms. Clark has directed the build of 19 continuing educations programs including the nationally-reaching “Contraception Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist.” In recent years, OSU’s Department of Continuing Education has become a pivotal resource for Oregon’s Public Health Department and has partnered on multiple programs including Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities, Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Pharmacist, and additional public health-supporting educational programs, launching continuously, that support of the expanding scope relating to pharmacist assessment and prescribing. These CE programs meet regulatory, statutory and payor requirements and they assure that pharmacists can reach CPD goals and remain at the forefront of their profession.
Past professional positions include working as staff for the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and extensive practice-based experience in community practice, chain pharmacy, and LTC pharmacy. All these professional experiences serve to inform components necessary to meet needs for development of effective CPD programming.
Ms. Clark has worked with 14 other states and boards of pharmacy, as they seek to enter the innovative space of expanding the pharmacist scope relating to meeting public health outcomes and meet CPD goals.
Past professional awards include the Bowl of Hygeia and she has been named the Oregon Pharmacist of the Year twice, received the OSPA Director’s Special Service award, and has received the APhA National Good Government Pharmacist award.
Diane Yoon, Ed.D.
University of Southern California
Diane Yoon, Ed.D., is the associate director for the Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy. She manages daily operations for the CPD office and works with the School of Pharmacy faculty to develop continuing education programs.
Dr. Yoon received her Ed.D. in higher education administration from USC, her master’s degree in student affairs leadership from California State University, Sacramento, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from USC. She has spent over 15 years working in education specifically in the areas of curriculum development, program management, evaluation and research, and professional development. In March 2020, Dr. Yoon was selected to serve on the ACPE CPD Commission as a commissioner with experience in Continuing Professional Development (CPD). She also serves as a member of the USC Online Learning Council which is focused on strategic approaches to building capacity and innovation in online and blended education for the future.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Zhe (Amy) Wang, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS
Touro College of Pharmacy—New York
Zhe (Amy) Wang, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the Touro College of Pharmacy—New York. Her clinical practice site is the Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital located in New York City, where she specializes in cardiology. She has more than 10 years of experience in academia and has been actively involved in the CPD section for the past two years.
Dr. Wang graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 2006 with a Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA degree, simultaneously. She went on to complete an ASHP Accredited PGY1 residency at the St. John Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and an ASHP-accredited PGY2 critical care residency at the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dr. Wang is actively involved in teaching, service and scholarship. She is the coordinator for the pharmacotherapeutics course, and teaches a variety of topics including pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and physical assessment. Her research interests include assessment of student learning, heart failure and anticoagulation. Since 2019, Dr. Wang has been serving as the chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee of the CPD Section. She led the initiative to collaborate with other committee chairs to ensure that the CPD Strategic Plan is implemented. In July 2020, she led the effort to disseminate the CPD survey to gather data on scholarship activities of section members. She has a strong interest in service and advancing professional development for all members of the Academy.
Cheryl Clarke, Ed.D., B.Pharm., R.Ph., FAPhA
Cheryl Clarke, Ed.D., B.Pharm., R.Ph., FAPhA, is assistant dean for clinical affairs and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Clarke administers the experiential education programs for the long-established Doctor of Pharmacy and undergraduate health sciences programs as well as new occupational therapy doctorate and master of athletic training programs. Her teaching interests include student continuing professional development and social determinants of health. Dr. Clarke has practiced in professional association, community, hospital and ambulatory care clinic pharmacy settings.
Dr. Clarke has served on multiple AACP Experiential Education Section task forces exploring common competencies for core APPEs, essential elements for health systems APPEs, and APPE grading schemes. Experiential-related scholarship includes residency program director preferences regarding APPEs, preceptor development to improve feedback, virtual quality assurance site visits, and an IPPE’s impact on pertussis immunization rates.
Dr. Clarke is an APhA-APPM fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and has served on various APhA policy committees. She is finishing her term as Iowa Pharmacy Association board chair, after serving as president and president-elect. Dr. Clarke is past president of the Iowa Rural Health Association and a former member of the Governor-appointed State of Iowa Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Professional affiliations include Phi Lambda Sigma, Lambda Kappa Sigma, and Rho Chi.
Vincent C. Dennis, Pharm.D.
The University of Oklahoma
Vincent C. Dennis, Pharm.D., was appointed director of experiential education in 2000 and currently serves as associate dean for professional programs at The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, maintaining oversight of experiential education and more recently of residency programs since 2017. Dr. Dennis completed B.S. and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, followed by a primary care residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Dennis supports classroom and laboratory instruction and maintains clinical practice for experiential training of IPPE and APPE students as well as residents.
Dr. Dennis completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows program in 2008 and served the section as chair of the Scholarship Committee (2013–14), member of the Strategic Planning Committee (2014–15), Webinar Committee (2015–17), co-chair of the Task Force bridging assessment in experiential education (2015–17) and member of the Task Force for common competencies in APPEs (2016–17). He was a representative to the 2018 ACPE Invitational Conference on Experiential Education and chaired the Task Force on ACPE Standards 2016 Experiential Data Uploads.
Dr. Dennis has published in areas related to IPPEs, integration of IPPEs and APPEs, quality assurance visits and APPE learning in relation to the CAPE 2013 outcomes. Most recently his scholarship focus and college responsibilities are emphasizing interprofessional education, clinical learning experiences and assessment. Dr. Dennis believes the section should seek to achieve accessible resources to meet current needs, quality programming for progressive education and forecasting to anticipate emerging areas of focus for the academy.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Tina Kanmaz, Pharm.D.
St. John’s University
Tina Kanmaz, Pharm.D., currently serves as assistant dean for experiential pharmacy education and associate clinical professor at St. John’s University. She has devoted the past nine years to the experiential pharmacy education program and precepting education APPE students. Prior to this appointment, she precepted students in ambulatory care settings with a three-year interim appointment as an HIV clinical science manager in the pharmaceutical industry before transitioning full-time into experiential education in 2011.
Dr. Kanmaz received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy (1993) and Pharm.D. (1995) degree from St. John’s University. She completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1996 and the Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) through AACP in 2017.
Dr. Kanmaz has been an active member of the AACP Experiential Education Section. She currently serves on the APPE Grading TaskForce and previously served as chair of the Resolutions Committee (2019), co-chair of the Mapping Entrustable Professional Activities Committee (2017), member of the Webinar (2016), Scholarship (2013) and Newsletter (2013) Committees, and has served as an Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer for five years.
Dr. Kanmaz has published numerous articles and presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her area of scholarship focuses on pharmacy education, experiential education and assessment. Dr. Kanmaz believes the challenges unique to experiential pharmacy education can best be overcome through networking and collaboration within the Experiential Education Section.
Kate Newman, Pharm.D.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kate Newman, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor and director of experiential education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. After several years of pharmacy practice experience and serving as a preceptor, she joined the Experiential Education Office at SIUE in 2013 as the IPPE coordinator. In 2015, she was promoted to her current role as director of experiential education.
Dr. Newman has gained experience in experiential education through service on committees locally and nationally. Within the Experiential Education Section, she has served as a member on the scholarship committee, the abstract review committee, and the task force for common core APPE competencies. Additionally, she served as a member and chair of the newsletter committee. Dr. Newman’s scholarship efforts specifically related to experiential education have resulted in several local grants, conference presentations and publications as well as numerous abstracts.
Dr. Newman is interested in finding novel ways to connect members of our section to facilitate discussion and sharing. She finds this role to be of particular interest as she frequently utilizes the documents and information from the section’s library as a resource.
Library and Information Science
Emily F. Gorman, MLIS, AHIP
University of Maryland
Emily Gorman, MLIS, AHIP, is a research, education and outreach librarian and the liaison to the School of Pharmacy from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). She received her MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Gorman provides drug information and literature searching instruction to pharmacy students and collaborates on systematic reviews and other research with faculty peers. Prior to arriving at UMB in April 2017, she served as the health and natural sciences librarian at the Loyola Notre Dame Library in Baltimore, where she developed a particular interest in health sciences librarianship while working with the schools of pharmacy and nursing from Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Ms. Gorman’s main areas of research are instructional techniques and alternative metrics for measuring research impact. She is a member of the AACP Library and Information Science (LIS) Section, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (STS), and the Medical Library Association. She is chair of the LIS Membership Committee and serves on the Program Committee, as well as a special committee. She also serves on the AACP Council of Faculties (COF) Faculty Affairs Committee. Ms. Gorman and two colleagues were recently awarded the Laboratory Innovation and Teaching Excellence Award from the AACP Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group for their Amazing Race orientation activity for first-year pharmacy students.
Surajit Dey, Ph.D.
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Surajit Dey, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Roseman University of Health Sciences and has taught and coordinated pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics courses and the compounding labs for the last 15 years. His area of research is in ocular drug delivery focusing on novel formulations for ophthalmic diseases and has authored and co-authored numerous publications on ophthalmic drug delivery. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He is also an adjunct faculty member for orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics residency program, and an adjunct faculty at JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (AHER), India.
Dr. Dey has been a long-serving member of AACP and is very active in various committees. He is an active member of Assessment, Curriculum and Global Education SIG and the Pharmaceutics Section. He has served at multiple committees within each SIGs and Sections. He has presented multiple podium session and roundtable presentations at the last few AACP meetings. He also serves as an editorial board member of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), and an accreditation site visitor for ACPE and an item writer for NABP. Dr. Dey has also completed AACP’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) for 2014–15.
He is a member of several other professional organizations including the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE).
Omathanu P. Perumal, Ph.D.
South Dakota State University
Omathanu P. Perumal, Ph.D., is professor and department head for pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at South Dakota State University. He has over 15 years of teaching and research experience including seven years of administrative experience as department head.
Dr. Perumal has held various leadership positions at SDSU including serving as director of an inter-institutional Translational Cancer Research Center and Graduate program coordinator for pharmaceutical sciences. He has developed an integrated 3D pedagogy for pharmaceutics based on Disease, Drug, and Delivery. He was also closely involved in developing interprofessional and interdisciplinary teaching initiatives at SDSU. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and over 100 presentations in national and international meetings.
Dr. Perumal has mentored several undergraduates, professional, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and visiting faculty. His group has developed and licensed several new drug delivery technologies. He has participated in several leadership programs including the Academic Leadership Fellows Program of AACP, and the SDSU Leadership Academy, Assessment Academy, and Philanthropy Academy.
Within AACP, he has served on the executive committee of Graduate Education SIG, Department Chairs’ Committee, and PharmGrad Advisory Committee and several sub-committees within the Pharmaceutics Section. Most recently, he served on the programming committee for the 2020 AACP Interim Meeting.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Eytan A. Klausner, Ph.D.
Eytan A. Klausner, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South College School of Pharmacy. He has chaired the Pharmaceutics Section Educational Outcomes Committee, was a member of Programming Committee and Resolutions Committee, reviewed abstracts and now mentors junior faculty via the Pharmaceutics Section Mentorship Program.
For the AACP Council of Faculties (COF), Dr. Klausner has chaired the Quorum Committee and the Rules and Resolution Committee. For 2020–2021, he has been invited to serve on the COF Exploration of Career Center Offering at Meetings Task Force. Elsewhere for AACP, Dr. Klausner served as a judge in a Trainee Poster Competition and served on the Credentials Committee and AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award Committee, a committee to which he was invited to chair for 2020–2021.
At his institution, Dr. Klausner has been chairing a total of five committees on an ongoing basis since he joined in 2011. His current research is about SoTL and he recently published an article in AJPE, with additional manuscript submissions ongoing. Dr. Klausner was awarded a 2020 Walmart Scholar Mentor.
Jianqin D. Lu, Ph.D.
The University of Arizona
Jianqin D. Lu, Ph.D., obtained B.S. in pharmacy from Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China, in 2010, and was conferred upon Ph.D. in pharmaceutics (drug delivery/nanomedicine) at the School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh in 2014.
During 2015, Dr. Lu was a NIH Postdoctoral Scholar at Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago. From 2016 to 2019, Dr. Lu was an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar/NIH NRSA T32 postdoctoral fellow in nanomedicine/tumor immunology at California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, where Dr. Lu spearheaded the nano-enabled cancer immunotherapy via simultaneously instigating immunogenic cell death and reversing immune checkpoints.
Nancy Borja-Hart, Pharm.D., BCPS
The University of Tennessee
Nancy Borja-Hart, Pharm.D., BCPS is an associate professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, Fla., and completed her ambulatory care pharmacy residency at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and practices within a primary care clinic. Within the UTHSC curriculum she teaches mainly in skills-based courses and the professional development series. She serves as a PGY1 and ambulatory care PGY2 preceptor. Her research interests include cultural competence, health disparities, ambulatory care topics, and active learning strategies.
Prior to starting at UTHSC COP, Dr. Borja-Hart has worked in clinical research, community pharmacy, and academia. Most recently she was awarded fellow status within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2020). She is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.
Michael Gonyeau, Pharm.D.
Michael Gonyeau, Pharm.D., received his B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from Albany College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He joined the faculty at Northeastern University in 1999, where he practiced in general medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and initiated a co-funded PGY1 residency, serving as faculty director until 2008. He currently is a clinical professor and serves as the assistant dean of curriculum and assessment in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy. He focuses on curriculum and co-curriculum development and delivery, developing/implementing new instructional strategies, methods and technologies, while maintaining a general medicine practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Gonyeau has experience as an engaged instructor and active scholar and clinician. He has received six teaching awards and continues to revel in the student-educator dynamic in the didactic and experiential settings. His published/presented works focus on curriculum and course design/innovation and the scholarship of application. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the National Academies of Practice and has completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program (go cohort 5!). AACP involvement includes past chair of the Curriculum SIG, the COS Practice Section Classroom Engagement Task Force, Rules and Resolutions committee and membership on the Pharmacy Practice JCPP Pharmacist Patient Care Process Task Force, Professional Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, and just completed service on the Annual Meeting Programming Committee.
Social and Administrative Sciences
Ana L. Hincapie, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Ana L. Hincapie, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of administrative sciences and pharmacy practice at the University of Cincinnati since 2015. She holds M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in pharmacoeconomics, policy and health outcomes from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (2006) from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dr. Hincapie has published and presented at the national and international level qualitative and quantitative research on quality and safety of care, and the use of health information technologies (HIT).
In addition to her research activities, Dr. Hincapie leads quality improvement projects related to medication use and pharmacy services in an accountable care organization. Dr. Hincapie has held multiple leadership positions in professional organizations including secretary of the AACP Council of Faculties, and she is currently finishing her term in the Health Science Policy Council at the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research-ISPOR.
Dr. Hincapie has engaged with the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section in multiple roles. She was co-chair of the SAS Curriculum Committee between 2019 and 2020, and she previously was a member of the SAS Graduate Program, Abstract Review, and New Investigator Awards committees.
Leticia R. Moczygemba, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Leticia R. Moczygemba, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Health Outcomes Division and associate director of the Texas Center for Health Outcomes Research and Education at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy (UTCOP). Her research focuses on working with communities and health-systems to mitigate health disparities by developing patient-centered interventions to optimize health outcomes. She teaches in the Pharm.D. and graduate programs and has a passion for mentoring Pharm.D. students who are interested in academic careers.
Dr. Moczygemba became engaged in the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAS) Section as a graduate student in 2006. She has served as chair of the SAS Graduate Student Programming and Contributed Papers Committees, a member of the SAS Programming and Graduate Program Committees, and an AACP Leadership and Advocacy Taskforce. She has mentored three Walmart Scholars, served as an abstract and new investigator grant reviewer, published in AJPE, and completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
She enjoys networking with SAS colleagues to share teaching and mentoring experiences to advance SAS curricula. She has served aspPresident of the Capital Area Pharmacy Association and as director for the Texas Pharmacy Association Academy of Government, Research, and Academia. Dr. Moczygemba was a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Blick Scholar, NIH KL2 Scholar, and 2017 NIH mHealth Scholar. Dr. Moczygemba has received the UTCOP Distinguished Young Alumnus Award and is an American Pharmacists Association fellow. She received her Pharm.D. and Ph.D. from the UTCOP, and was a faculty member at VCU from 2008 to 2016.