The 2019 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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On November 1st, you’ll receive an e-mail to the virtual polling place.
Polls open November 1st and close December 2nd at 11:59 p.m. PT.
AACP Election Candidates
Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM
The University of Mississippi
Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM is professor (with tenure), Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director, Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and previously professor and vice chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Haines is immediate-past chair of the Council of Faculties in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), chaired the AACP 2015-2016 Academic Affairs Committee that developed the Core Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) statements for new pharmacy graduates, and was a member of the Task Force that petitioned the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) to recognize ambulatory care pharmacy practice as a specialty.
Dr. Haines is the editor-in-chief of iForumRx.org, an online journal club for ambulatory care pharmacy specialists, an associate editor for the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and an editor for the textbook Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. He has served as a scientific editor for the journal Pharmacotherapy and on numerous editorial boards including American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), and the Pharmacists’/Prescribers’ Letter. He has authored more than 120 scholarly papers and book chapters regarding diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ambulatory care pharmacy practice models, and instructional methods.
Dr. Haines earned his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as an ambulatory care pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board-certified in ambulatory care pharmacy practice (BCACP), pharmacotherapy (BCPS), and advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM). Dr. Haines is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP), and the American Pharmacists Association (FAPhA). Dr. Haines is a distinguished practitioner and fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP) and received the Ambulatory Care Achievement Award from the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network (2009) as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award in Ambulatory and Community Practice from APhA (2010). Lastly, he was the recipient of the ACCP Educator (2010) and Robert M. Elenbaas Service (2016) Awards.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. — Albert Einstein
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ― R. Buckminster Fuller
I love these quotes because it reminds me why science and education are so important. Science is about testing ideas, challenging what we think we know, and finding new (and hopefully better) ways of doing things. Education is about changing our thinking and helping others create a better world. Our Academy is about building new models and making the existing models obsolete.
Today, the Academy faces many challenges – some unprecedented, others all too familiar. But they are not insurmountable. If we embrace what stands before us, accept the obstacles as they are, challenge our thinking, test new models, and take action, we can create a new reality.
I am seeking this leadership position because I am passionate about pharmacy education and the people who educate our future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. I have had the good fortune to have served in several appointed and elected leadership positions during my career. I believe I have a deep understanding of the organizational values that drive AACP. As a member-driven organization, AACP must look for new ways to engage members while maintaining thriving communities of practice through our Councils, Sections, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and online learning communities. We must offer exemplary products and services that enable our leaders, faculty, staff, and students to thrive in uncertain times.
Having served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, I believe I have the experience to be a good steward of the Association's resources. I will use my wide professional network to further the mission of AACP and to advocate for the profession.
It would truly be an honor to serve as a presidential officer. I am confident that the challenges that stand before us today will lead us toward a brighter future.
Steven C. Stoner, Pharm.D., BCPP
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Dr. Stoner is a Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at the UMKC School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Stoner received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska, College of Pharmacy in 1994 and completed a post-doctoral residency and fellowship in psychiatric pharmacy with UMKC and Western Missouri Mental Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri from 1994 through 1996. In 1996, he joined the UMKC School of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor and practiced at the Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in St. Joseph, Missouri from 1996 until 2009. He also received the NIH-NIMH NCDEU Young Investigator Award in 1996 and the CPNP-Astra Zeneca Clinical Practice Award in 2001. While at the UMKC School of Pharmacy, Dr. Stoner has received multiple Teacher of the Year and Preceptor of the Year awards, including a Distinguished Teaching Award with the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Stoner was also named the Missouri Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, Pharmacist of the Year in 2015. Dr. Stoner is a member of AACP and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) where he is a Past President and currently sits on the CPNP Foundation Board of Directors. He has been a platform and poster presenter at the AACP Annual Meeting and is a graduate of the 2005-2006 AACP Academic Leadership Fellowship Program and the University of Missouri President’s Academic Leadership Institute (2008). Dr. Stoner is a former Chair of the Section of Pharmacy Practice, a former Chair of the AACP Council of Sections, and served on the AACP Board of Directors from 2016 to 2019.
Dr. Stoner’s specific engagement with AACP dates back to 2006 when he first served as the AACP Faculty Representative from the UMKC School of Pharmacy. That same year, he participated in the second cohort of the AACP Academic Leaders Fellowship Program. Since then, he has served on committees within the Pharmacy Practice Section, served as the Council of Sections Secretary, the Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section, and the Chair of the Council of Sections. With each elected office, he has also served on the committees as defined and assigned by the board and section rules and regulations.
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 competiveness 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 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 health care 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 health care.
Council of Deans
Renae J. Chesnut, Ed.D., MBA, R.Ph.
Renae J. Chesnut, R.Ph., MBA, Ed.D., received her B.S. in pharmacy, M.B.A. and Ed.D. with a specialist in higher education administration from Drake University. Dr. Chesnut is currently professor of pharmacy practice and dean. Prior to being dean, she served as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. She was a founding member and previously coordinated Drake's DELTA Rx Institute that serves to instill a spirit of change and innovation in the pharmacy profession (DELTA is Drake Entrepreneurial Leadership Tools for Advancement).
Dr. Chesnut has been a member of AACP since 1993. She was the founding chair of AACP’s Administrative Services Section. She has served as chair of AACP’s Student Services SIG and the PCAT Task Force, and has been a member of the AACP PharmCAS Advisory Panel and the PharmCAS Conduct Committee. She has also served as the Leadership SIG Membership and Professional Development Committee Chair and Toolkit Committee Chair. She completed the AACP Leadership Fellows Program (2005–06) and was a Cohort 15 dean mentor. In 2018, she received the James Robertson, Jr. Leadership Excellence in Student Services Award from the Student Services SIG, and the Administrative Services Section’s award for Sustained Contributions to Administrative Pharmacy in Pharmacy Education.
Aside from service to AACP, Dr. Chesnut is a past-president of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) and the Central Iowa Pharmacists Association (CIPA). She currently serves on the Boards of the IPA Foundation and LifeServ of Iowa. She was the 2014 recipient of the Lambda Kappa Sigma Vanguard Leadership Award.
Philip D. Hall, Pharm.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Philip D. Hall, Pharm.D., is professor and dean of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy in Charleston, S.C. He received his B.S. in pharmacy from The University of Georgia and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He served as an oncology pharmacy residency at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Antonio and completed a fellowship in cancer immunotherapy research at the University of Texas Health Science in San Antonio and The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
As an academician, Dr. Hall’s passion and commitment to pharmacy education is evident by his work at MUSC over the past 28 years. Since joining the faculty, he has risen from an assistant professor to professor (tenure) and held multiple administrative roles with both the MUSC and South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP). As associate dean and subsequently MUSC campus dean within the SCCP, he played a significant leadership role in developing the joint SCCP curriculum and program assessment while overseeing admissions and mentoring students.
In 2016, he formally became dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy upon its re-accreditation as an independent institution.
Board-certified in both pharmacotherapy and oncology pharmacy, Dr. Hall is an accomplished writer, presenter, and researcher with over 120 publications, book chapters, & presentations. Dr. Hall is an acclaimed instructor, receiving a number of classroom and bedside teaching awards including professor/teacher/preceptor of the year ten times and is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Steven J. Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FCCM
Ohio Northern University
Steven Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, is dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, joining the 135-year-old program in 2014. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and professor at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy for 17 years. He previously served on the faculty at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Martin received B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from Ferris State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in critical care and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Martin has been a pharmacist for 35 years and engaged in pharmacy education for more than 25 years. He is a third-generation pharmacist, and has practiced pharmacy in independent community, chain-based community, and hospital and other institutional pharmacy settings, with each serving as an educational platform for students and residents. His research and practice have focused on critical care and infection during critical illness. Dr. Martin has published numerous books, book chapters, and manuscripts on infection, antimicrobial resistance, and critical illness. In recent years he has focused on growing novel pharmacy practices and expanding academic training throughout all aspects of the profession. Practice expansion has included institutional and ambulatory care settings, community pharmacy, care transition services, inbound and outbound call centers, mobile health clinics, and managed care.
Debra L. Parker, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
The University of Findlay
Debra L. Parker, R.Ph., Pharm.D., serves as dean of The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. As CEO dean, she is responsible for all financial and academic components of the college, as well as the clinical services provided by the college’s Telehealth Center. Her educational background includes a Pharm.D. from Ohio Northern University, followed by a residency in pharmacy practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has experience in managing and executing deliverable services in the areas of drug information, independent pharmacy, and in collaborative private physician practice, where, working under collaborative practice agreements, she has directed multiple disease state management clinics, including heart failure, anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, and diabetes clinics. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and has been certified as an anticoagulation provider, a clinical lipid specialist, and a certified diabetes educator. In addition to her academic responsibilities, she maintains a current working knowledge of healthcare, serving on the Advisory Board for Blanchard Valley Health Systems and maintaining clinical practice with St. Rita’s Medication Management Clinic and Diabetes Clinic in Lima, Ohio.
Administrative Board Representative
David F. Gregory, Pharm.D., BCPS, FACHE
David F. Gregory, Pharm.D., BCPS, FACHE, is dean and professor of the Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tenn. He serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Pharmacy and has responsibility for the programmatic leadership, financial management, personnel administration, and planning and development for the college as part of the university leadership team. He provides leadership and guidance of accreditation, curriculum, recruitment, and development of innovative faculty, and the development of collaborative relationships with external organizations that facilitate the advancement of the College of Pharmacy programs. He has also served previously as the associate dean for academic affairs at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and in various clinical, director, and administrative roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
David holds a bachelor’s degree and doctorate of pharmacy degree from The University of Mississippi. He has been a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist since 1997 and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2006. He is active in multiple professional and service organizations and has held numerous leadership positions in several organizations throughout his career.
David is married to his wife, Debbie, of 35 years and they are grateful to have three wonderful children and one grandchild. David has multiple hobbies that involve around sports, cooking, and live entertainment with friends. He likes to stay active and looking for ways to help others in the various roles in which he has been fortunate to serve.
Walter (Tommy) Smith, Pharm.D., J.D.
W. Thomas “Tommy” Smith, Pharm.D., J.D., is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). He began his career as the operations director of Corum Health Services, a long-term care pharmacy in St. Louis. In 2002, he enrolled in law school at St. Louis University, and graduated in 2005 with a Juris Doctorate degree and certificate in health law from the school’s top-ranked Center for Health Law Studies. Dr. Smith served on the faculty of STLCOP from 2005–2008 and of the University of Florida (UF) from 2008–2015. At UF College of Pharmacy, among other things, he served as the director of the college’s online master’s program in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and director of the co-curriculum. In 2015, Dr. Smith joined Manchester University’s pharmacy program as the assistant dean for assessment and accreditation, and then was appointed dean in May 2017. Dr. Smith is also active in several professional organizations particularly AACP and the American Bar Association (ABA). Among his notable service accomplishments, he has served as chair of AACP’s Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group, served on numerous committees and completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Dr. Smith has also been very active in the Health Law Section of the ABA – serving on its leadership council and chairing a number of committees. In 2016, he was appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee. Dr. Smith has served as an author, speaker and leader in areas such as pharmacy law, cultural competency, health disparities, bioethics and disability law.
Council of Faculties
Jennifer Trujillo, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM
University of Colorado
Jennifer M. Trujillo, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM, is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colo. She teaches a variety of topics in the Doctor of Pharmacy program including diabetes pharmacotherapy and patient-centered communication skills. She serves as a preceptor for APPE students and PGY1 and PGY2 residents. She is a clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Center for Adult Diabetes Care and Research. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, an advanced diabetes manager and a certified diabetes educator. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has been involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning since 1999, and has multiple publications and presentations related to curricular innovation, instructional design, teaching and learning and assessment. She is an associate editor of the journal Diabetes Spectrum. She also serves on the editorial board for the journals Pharmacotherapy and Currents of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. She has been an active member of AACP for over two decades. She has served on numerous AACP committees, presented numerous oral sessions and posters, and served as the secretary of the Pharmacy Practice Section as well as the Council of Faculties. She completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2007. She has won or received honorable mention for the AACP Innovations and in Teaching Award three times.
Andrea Franks, Pharm.D., BCPS
The University of Tennessee
Andrea S. Franks, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an associate professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. She is also an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Her clinical practice, teaching, and research site is in family medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
Dr. Franks is a certified team-based learning trainer-consultant through the Team- Based Learning Collaborative. She teaches throughout the Pharm.D. curriculum and serves as a preceptor in family medicine for Pharm.D. students as well as PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents at UT Medical Center. Dr. Franks participates in college and campus committees and working groups responsible for educational programs and curriculum and has received numerous teaching awards. She has presented local, regional, and national presentations and workshops regarding teaching and learning, including the AACP Annual Meeting teachers seminar and special sessions.
Dr. Franks completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2012. She has a record of engaged and progressive leadership in AACP, particularly within the Council of Faculties (COF). She has served as chair of the COF Faculty Affairs committee where she led an initiative to help faculty navigate career transitions. Dr. Franks has also served as chair of the Women Faculty SIG. She has facilitated AACP’s teachers seminar and many special sessions at the Annual Meeting.
Katherine Kelley, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Dr. Katherine A. Kelley. Ph.D., has worked at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy for more than twenty years with roles in the areas of student services, assessment and accreditation. She is currently associate dean for assessment and strategic initiatives and professor of clinical pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. In her current capacity, she leads the Office of Educational Innovation and Scholarship whose strategic areas of focus include program development, assessment, and helping faculty disseminate scholarly work related to their teaching (e.g. the scholarship of teaching and learning).
Dr. Kelley has been an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy since 1997 and has served as chair of the Institutional Research and Assessment committee and chair of the Assessment Special Interest Group. These experiences provided an excellent foundation for understanding AACP and the relationships between the membership, its governance and the AACP staff.
Dr. Kelley received a B.A. in chemistry from Miami University, an M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in pharmaceutical administration and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The Ohio State University. She has completed two leadership programs – AACP’s Academic Leadership Fellows Program the HERS Bryn Mawr Leadership Institute. She teaches in the Pharm.D. program as part of a team delivering co-curricular content instruction and another team for program-level assessment. Her areas of research interest include educational assessment, program evaluation, student learning, and pharmacy education. She has also been an active member of the Big Ten Pharmacy Assessment Collaborative.
Dr. Kelley is the recipient of the Rufus A. Lyman Award, 2012 and the 2013 Excellence in Assessment Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, as well as the 2017 Social and Administrative Science Section Best Publication Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Abigale Matulewicz, Pharm.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Abigale Matulewicz, Pharm.D., is assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Matulewicz received her Pharm.D. from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012. She completed a Community PGY-1 Residency in Asheville, N.C., and an academic fellowship in pharmaceutical care lab development with the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Matulewicz serves as co-coordinator of two skills-laboratory courses, a core faculty facilitator in a first-year interprofessional course and offers an elective in personal and professional development. Her teaching and scholarship focuses on the development of pharmacy practice skills, interprofessional competencies, and emotional intelligence needed to be a successful pharmacist. Dr. Matulewicz practices in an interprofessional, primary care free clinic in rural Virginia.
Dr. Matulewicz has been involved in AACP since 2014, primarily through the Laboratory Instructors SIG where she is an active member of the communications committee. She helped found the Educational Health Record (EHR) Community to provide a place for resource sharing related to academic EHR use. In 2017, Dr. Matulewicz was appointed as one of the initial members to the COF Junior Faculty Task Force, where she worked to provide didactic strategies and support for new faculty. She currently serves in the Pharmacy Practice Section’s Membership Committee. Dr. Matulewicz also serves the Academy through involvement in the American Pharmacists Association as both a chapter co-advisor and member of the Care of Underserved Patients SIG.
Council of Sections
Pamela C. Heaton, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Pamela C. Heaton, B.S. Pharm., Ph.D., is chair and professor of pharmacy practice and administrative sciences at the Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Her current research focuses on the use of secondary databases to evaluate clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of drug therapy. She teaches ethics and pharmacoeconomics in the Pharm.D. curriculum and mentors several master’s and doctoral-level students. Dr. Heaton is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Heaton is an active member of AACP. She currently serves as chair of the Social and Administrative Sciences Section. Her AACP service has included serving on the Annual Program Committee (2019), chair of the SAS Awards Committee (2013–2016), chair of a Council of Faculties Ad Hoc workgroup examining the use of the Patient Care Process as approved by JCPP (2016), facilitator for SAS Section Roundtables (2014), member of Rising Stars Ad Hoc Committee (2013), Section Programming Committee (2012–2013), speaker for AACP Special Session programming (2008), chair of the Ethics SIG (2008–2009), College Delegate (2008) and Alternate (2007). Working with a subgroup of the SAS section, she coauthored a publication, Characteristics of Social and Administrative Sciences Graduate Programs and Strategies for Student Recruitment and Future Faculty Development in the United States. Additionally, in 2012–2013, she participated in the in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Karen Nagel-Edwards, Ph.D.
Midwestern University/Downers Grove
Karen Nagel-Edwards is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She received her Ph.D in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University. Her current teaching responsibilities include required and elective courses in biotechnology, compounding, dosage form design, and the history of pharmacy.
Dr. Nagel’s primary areas of research are herbal product analysis and pharmaceutical compounding. She also has interests in biotechnology, dosage form design and educational research, and has contributed to several textbooks, review guides and encyclopedias.
Dr. Nagel has been an AACP member since 1999, serving as Teachers of Pharmaceutics section (TOPS) secretary (2005–7) and chair (2015), chair of the Laboratory SIG (2004–5), and Council of Sections secretary of knowledge management (2017ûpresent). She is also active in a number of other pharmacy organizations. Dr. Nagel has been an APhA member since 1988, is a past chair (2010–11) of the APhA APRS Basic Sciences section, and has served on the APRS Task Force on Biosimilars, and Awards, Education, and Policy committees. She was named as an APhA-APRS Fellow in 2019. She is also an active member of AAPS, is faculty advisor for her university’s student chapter, and has served on the planning committee of the local chapter, the Chicagoland Pharmaceutics Discussion Group, since 2002 (Treasurer, 2002–04; Chair, 2005–06). She has served as an abstract and grant reviewer and annual meeting session moderator for both AACP and APhA, and has served on the NABP Foreign Pharmacy Equivalency Exam Review Committee since 2003.
Jennifer A. Henriksen, Pharm.D.
Jennifer A. Henriksen, Pharm.D., is the associate dean for academic and student affairs and a professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University. She earned her Pharm.D. degree from Purdue University and completed an academic intensive residency at Northeastern University and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Mass. Prior to appointment into the academic affairs position at Manchester, Dr. Henriksen served as the six-semester pharmacy lab coordinator. She has also held faculty appointments at Creighton University, as a skills lab faculty member, and at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, as the director of community service and outreach and an assistant professor.
Dr. Henriksen’s academic career has focused on design, implementation and assessment of individual courses and curricula including associated outcomes and competencies. Her career in the administrative services started in community outreach and service. However, her more recent work has focused on academic affairs. This work also included assessment and accreditation. Most recently, student affairs responsibilities have been added to her portfolio and she is looking forward to a more wholistic approach this combined position will offer.
Dr. Henriksen has been a member of the Administrative Services Section since stepping into the academic affairs role and has regularly attended the AFO SIG session at the interim meeting. If elected, she looks forward to the opportunity to continue the work of the section to support the wide variety of administrative services provided by the section’s membership to their respective institutions and to the academy.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Shauna M. Buring, Pharm.D.
University of Florida
Shauna M. Buring, Pharm.D., is Associate Dean for Professional Education at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She has primary responsibility for the professional degree program, programmatic assessment, and PharmD accreditation. Prior to this role, she served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and revamped their recruiting and admission processes. Before coming to the University of Florida, she held faculty positions at Auburn University (1997–2001) and the University of Cincinnati (2001–2016). While at UC, she developed and implemented the Pharmacy Practice Skills Development course series and designed the Skills Lab facility. Additionally, she led the college self-study in 2013–2014 which culminated in full accreditation through 2022.
Dr. Buring completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2006–2007. She has provided service to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy through many activities including: chairing the AACP Council of Faculties Task Force on Interprofessional Education which resulted in two white papers, serving on the Program Committee (2011–2012), Pharmacy Practice Section Secretary (2012-2014), Assessment SIG Executive Committee (2012–2013), Academic Affairs Committee (2014–2015), and chairing the Institutional Research Advisory Committee during her final year (2015–2018).
Dr. Buring has served as faculty advisor for the Beta Nu chapter of Rho Chi from 2004-2012 and is currently faculty advisor for Phi Lambda Sigma. Recent areas of research for Dr. Buring include programmatic assessment, comparison of teaching methods, milestone examinations, self-regulated learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr. Buring received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1996. She completed an ASHP Drug Information Residency at Shands - University of Florida in 1997.
Kelly M. Shields, Pharm.D.
Ohio Northern University
Kelly M. Shields, Pharm.D., has served as associate dean of academic affairs at Ohio Northern University since 2016. Previously she served for five years as assistant dean of student services and as the director of drug information services for five years at Ohio Northern. Dr. Shields has been active in academia since her first faculty appointment in 2003.
Dr. Shields is active in AACP serving on multiple committees and task forces (2005 to present). She was part of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program Cohort 12. Her national service in AACP includes appointment to the 2016–17 AACP Student Affairs Committee with charges related to promotion of student wellness and identification of options for schools to help enhance the visibility of pharmacy as a profession. In 2017–18, she was appointed to the AACP Academic Affairs Committee to work on charges related to new and emerging models of education; including the creation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant program.
Dr. Shields has been active in a variety of AACP SIGs. Recently, she served on the Curriculum SIG program committee (2017–2019) and was part of the Women’s SIG task force that developed and implemented a mentorship program within that SIG.
In the Administrative Services section specifically, she has been active member of the communications committee from 2016–present. In this role, she has been involved with the editing and production of the newsletter distributed biannually. Her work on this committee has enabled her to work directly with the secretary of knowledge management.
Diane M. Calinski, Ph.D.
Diane M. Calinski, Ph.D., is the vice chair of pharmaceutical sciences and an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics at Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Ind. Dr. Calinski earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan in 2013. She has been an active member of the AACP Biological Sciences Section since she became a faculty member. From 2017-2019, Dr. Calinski chaired the AACP Biological Sciences Mentorship Committee. Under her direction, the Mentorship Committee created the mentorship program, recruited participants, provided discussion topics to mentors and mentees, assessed the mentorship program, and organized the 2018 and 2019 Biological Sciences Social Hour at the Annual Meetings. In 2018, Dr. Calinski received the AACP New Investigator Award for her research on the metabolism of the synthetic cathinones. Through the years, she has also served on the biological sciences section programming committee and reviewed section abstracts for the annual meeting. Now, she would like to give back to the section that has become her home in pharmacy education. If elected, she would continue to foster relationships among section members and encourage others to participate in the various opportunities that the section has to offer.
Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D.
University of Wyoming
Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D., obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from Mangalore University, India, and post-doctoral training form the Department of Medicine II, Ludwig Maximillians University, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany; and the Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tenn. In 2002, he joined the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy as a tenure-track assistant professor of pharmacology and was promoted to full professorship in 2014. He currently directs the interdisciplinary biomedical sciences Ph.D. program. In the past, he served as the associate dean for research for the School of Pharmacy, and the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Nair’s research focuses on using cell culture and transgenic animal models to understand the molecular pathways leading to heart failure. His lab also conducts clinical trials to evaluate the cardiovascular benefits of pharmaceuticals in obese, insulin-resistant subjects. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and industry. He has published over 80 original research articles, has two patents, and co-edited four books. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Nutrition. He has adjunct faculty positions at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Alabama, and the Manipal University. Nair is an AACP Academic Research Fellow and has served on a member of the AACP PharmGrad Advisory Committee and has reviewed abstracts and grants for the AACP Biological Sciences Section.
Anand Sridhar, Ph.D.
Anand Sridhar, Ph.D., is an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at MCPHS University—Boston. Dr. Sridhar received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Mumbai University, and his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry (Adviser: Dr. John Rimoldi) from The University of Mississippi. He began his independent career in 2012, and held faculty appointments at St. John Fisher College and MCPHS University.
Dr. Sridhar has served on AACP’s Research and Graduate Affairs (RGAC) Standing Committee (2018–2019) and the Chemistry Section’s programming, strategic planning, and member engagement committees. He has held leadership roles in the Rochester Local ACS Section serving as a two-term treasurer (2016–2019) and as a member-at-large (2014–2015). Dr. Sridhar volunteers as a peer reviewer for scientific journals, and is presently an associate editor for Medicinal Chemistry Research (Springer-Nature).
Dr. Sridhar’s research interests include the structure-based design and synthesis of bacterial enzyme inhibitors and chemical probes, and the phytochemical investigation of medicinal natural products. Dr. Sridhar’s salient scholarly efforts include eight peer-reviewed papers, four book chapters, and grant funding from AACP (2016 AACP New Investigator Award) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has offered Continuing Education (CE) programs for the Pharmacy Society of Rochester on herbal dietary supplements, energy drinks and weight loss products.
Dr. Sridhar’s teaching responsibilities at MCPHS University involve topics in medicinal chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology, and biochemistry within the Pharm.D., baccalaureate, and graduate programs. Dr. Sridhar was nominated for the St. John Fisher College’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019, and received the P1 Teacher of the Year Award in 2018 and 2019.
David J. Weldon, Ph.D.
William Carey University
David J. Weldon, Ph.D., is associate dean of pharmacy and assessment and associate professor of medicinal chemistry at William Carey University School of Pharmacy in Biloxi, Miss. He began his pharmacy education career in 2008 as an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2015, he was further promoted to vice chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has instructed topics of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology in pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, dental, and dental hygiene degree programs at Loma Linda University. He is a doctoral graduate from The University of Mississippi in Medicinal Chemistry from the research laboratory of Dr. Mitchell A. Avery.
Dr. Weldon has been a member of AACP for 11 years, has served in numerous committees in the Chemistry Section, Assessment SIG, and Curriculum SIG. Committee responsibilities in the Chemistry Section include chair of the Member Communications Committee (2018–19) and chair of the Awards Committee (2019–20). In addition, has participated in a number of focus groups and projects in Assessment and Curriculum SIGs.
Dr. Weldon was a National Science Foundation fellow as a doctoral student and the Teacher of Year Award on three separate occasions. He is a member of Rho Chi Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and a Kappa Psi brother. He is the author of six peer-reviewed journal articles, three book chapters, seven poster presentations, and has five invited presentations including MPhA, NABP, and internationally in China and India. He has served as the PI for one master’s student, three doctoral committees, and mentored more than ten pharmacy students through research and APPE electives.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde, Ph.D., is an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Princess Anne, Md. Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde received her B.S. degree in chemistry from LeMoyne-Owen College and her M.S. degree in organic chemistry from Tennessee State University. She completed her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from Howard University. After her tenure at Howard, she continued her research training as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University in the drug discovery program.
Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde’s research laboratory engages in early drug discovery and development of novel anticonvulsant analogs as potential agents for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. She currently holds a U.S. patent for her work in the area of enaminones derivatives. Her laboratory works very closely with the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH. Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde has had several compounds from the lab’s drug library evaluated by ETSP for anticonvulsant activity in acute induced-seizure animal models. Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde has trained and mentored several graduate, professional, and undergraduate students.
Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde was recently awarded the UMES Richard Bernstein Endowed Professorship (2019-2022). She was named a CURE (Citizens United For Research In Epilepsy) Champion for her efforts in research and leadership for the Annual UMES School of Pharmacy 5K Strides for Epilepsy Run/Walk event.
She serves as the faculty advisor for the Pharmacy Student Government Association and the UMES AAPS Student Chapter. Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde is a member of the AES, AACP and ACS: Medicinal Chemistry Division, and AAPS. She currently serves a Community Leader for the AAPS Women in Pharmaceutical Science Community.
Dr. Jackson-Ayotunde resides in Salisbury, Md., with her husband, Alexander, and three year-old daughter, Abigail Oreoluwa.
Continuing Professional Development
Julie Truong, Pharm.D.
Keck Graduate Institute
Julie Truong, Pharm.D., is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and a founding faculty member at Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (KGI SPHS). At KGI SPHS, she is the course coordinator and lead instructor of the Professional Development Series, a three-year longitudinal series aimed at providing students with the resources and tools to facilitate student personal and professional growth in a supportive environment. Currently, she practices at Emanate Health Intercommunity Hospital as a care transitions pharmacist with a focus in program assessment and improvement, clinical outcomes, and CMS hospital readmissions. Dr. Truong completed a one-year residency in continuum of care at Sharp Memorial Hospital and a two-year fellowship in pharmacy education administration at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. She holds a master’s degree in academic medicine from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro University California College of Pharmacy, and a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include studying students’ personal and professional development and examining activities and experiences that promote personal growth.
Elizabeth J. Unni, Ph.D., MBA
Touro College of Pharmacy–New York
Elizabeth J. Unni, Ph.D., MBA, is a faculty member and chair of the Social, Behavioral and Administrative Sciences Department at Touro College of Pharmacy in New York. After being trained as a pharmacist, she completed her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her doctorate in pharmaceutical socioeconomics from The University of Iowa. Dr. Unni was a faculty member at the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy before joining Touro College of Pharmacy. At Roseman, she was instrumental in developing and coordinating the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course at the didactic level. Her paper on developing the CPD course at the didactic level was published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and received “Best Paper for Scholarship in CPE” from the AACP CPD section. At her current position at Touro College of Pharmacy, she continues to be actively involved with CPD, as well as both curricular and co-curricular activities. As a pharmacy educator, she is an active member of AACP along with other national and international societies such as the American Pharmacists Association, International Society of Pharmaceconomics and Outcomes Research, and the International Society of Quality of Life. Her research focuses on patient’s self-management of chronic diseases with an emphasis on medication adherence.
Rucha Bond, Pharm.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rucha Bond, Pharm.D., obtained her Pharm.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 after receiving a B.S. degree in psychology from Mississippi State University. She completed a PGY1 residency at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2004 and worked as a clinical pharmacist for three years. In 2007, she joined the University of New Mexico faculty, where in addition to practicing in ambulatory care and teaching in both the didactic and experiential curriculum, she served as interim director of experiential education in 2014. She recently joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University as the associate dean of experiential education and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science. She is the 2013 New Investigator Award recipient in the area of experiential education and was selected to the 2019–2020 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Her scholarship interests center on the scholarship of teaching, learning, and assessment.
Her interest in chair-elect stems from her desire to foster communication between schools of pharmacy, to listen to and advocate for the needs of experiential educators, and to explore areas for curriculum and assessment advancement in experiential education. Having served as head of the experiential offices at two different universities in two different areas of the country (UNM and VCU), she has a broad understanding of the challenges facing experiential education. Her experience as an NIA winner in experiential education fostered her passion for experiential scholarship of teaching, learning, and assessment.
Seth D. Heldenbrand, Pharm.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Seth D. Heldenbrand, Pharm.D., received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy in 1997. He returned to UAMS to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University Hospital in 2003. In 2016, he completed a fellowship in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program offered by AACP.
Following his residency, Dr. Heldenbrand practiced clinically in bone marrow transplantation at UAMS from 2003–2008, and then transitioned to a solid organ transplant academic appointment as an assistant professor in July of 2008. Dr. Heldenbrand currently serves as an associate professor of pharmacy practice and the associate dean of experiential education at the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
He has remained active in organ transplantation serving as the chairman of the of the board of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency.
Nationally, Dr. Heldenbrand’s has held multiple leadership positions with the American Society of Transplantation (AST), winning three AST organ donation awareness challenges. He is an active member in the AACP Experiential Education Section where he currently serves as the co-chair of the Mapping Entrustable Activities (EPAs) Taskforce.
Dr. Heldenbrand’s scholarship interests include IPPE and APPE assessment and performance, the multiple-mini interview, medication adherence, solid organ transplantation, and EPAs.
Library and Information Science
Christina M. Seeger, M.L.S
Texas A&M University
Christina M. Seeger, M.L.S, has been a member of AACP since 2007 and has been involved in the Library and Information Science Section in a variety of capacities, including contributing to the List of Basic Resources for Pharmacy Education and the Core List of Journals for Pharmacy Education and serving as chair in 2014–15. She chaired the 2014 Program Committee for the section, has worked on updating the section strategic plans for 2015–18 and 2018–21, and served on Council of Faculties taskforces on preceptor development, networking and the review of the NIA evaluation rubric. Additionally, she has served as NIA reviewer for the section and SOTL grant reviewer at the association level, and is currently serving on the Junior Faculty Learning Community Committee. Dr. Seeger spent nearly ten years serving the Feik School of Pharmacy at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio prior to returning to Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University in January 2019, where she began her career setting up library resources for the Rangel College of Pharmacy. Dr. Seeger has been in or around pharmacy for over 30 years, working in a variety of pharmacy settings as a technician, teaching as pharmacy technician educator,and setting up the libraries and serving as liaison for two pharmacy programs.
Christopher S. Wisniewski, MSCR, Pharm.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Christopher S. Wisniewski, MSCR, Pharm.D., is an associate professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). A residency-trained drug information specialist, he has 12 years of academia experience teaching pharmacy students drug information (DI) basics and critical literature evaluation. He staffs in the MUSC DI Center, precepting students on rotations, as well as contributing to formulary and medication use policy work for the hospital. Dr. Wisniewski has established and coordinates a collaboration between an academic detailing service and the MUSC DI Center that has resulted in grant funding.
Dr. Wisniewski has been active with the Library and Information Sciences Section for the past five years, participating in the mentorship program and serving as a poster abstract reviewer and membership committee member. He was the lead author on a peer-reviewed blog post that promoted the mentorship program. He is currently chairing the AACP LIS White Paper Special Committee that is working on a systematic review identifying best practices for teaching information sciences and DI. In addition to managing this group, Dr. Wisniewski has gained leadership experience through serving as chair of the MUSC Curriculum Committee and Curricular Task Force.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Sherrill J. Brown, Pharm.D.
The University of Montana
Sherrill J. Brown, Pharm.D., joined the faculty of The University of Montana as assistant professor in July 2004 and is currently an associate professor and the director of the Drug Information Service in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Her primary responsibilities include teaching the drug literature evaluation course in the pharmacy curriculum, precepting students in the drug information Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE), and managing the Drug Information Service. Dr. Brown was the chair of the UM University Library Committee in 2011–2012 and the chair of the UM Writing Committee from 2016 through 2018. She works closely with the UM Writing and Public Speaking Center to improve the writing skills of pharmacy students.
Dr. Brown joined AACP in 2003 and served as the UM representative to the House of Delegates in 2009 and 2019. In the LIS section, she was chair in 2015–2016 and has been chair of the Resolutions and Nominating Committees since 2016. Dr. Brown was a member of the 2018 Annual Meeting Programming Committee and currently serves on the Council of Faculties Rules and Resolutions Committee. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 1992, and a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City in 2003. Prior to coming to The University of Montana, she completed a drug information residency at The University of Tennessee/Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Deborah L. Elder, Pharm.D.
The University of Georgia
Deborah L. Elder, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Department in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Georgia. Her current research projects focus on the preparation of extemporaneously prepared sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products for human and veterinary patients, expiration dating of compounded non-sterile pharmaceuticals, drug formulation for individualized patient care, and the use of technology in teaching and assessing pharmacy skills. She has a Doctor of Pharmacy (2007) degree from The University of Georgia. Documentation of her research can be found in the American Journal of Pharmacy Education, the American Journal of Veterinary Research, the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding and Pharmaceutical Development and Technology. She developed a course specific learning tool, Instructional Video Modules: Pharmacy Compounding Techniques, that was copyrighted by UGA. She is the author of the recently published, 4th edition of A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice and Compounding. She in the resident expert in compounding and contributes to both the professional and undergraduate programs in the college curriculum. She served as the university’s SLOAN director from 2012 to 2018. She served on the board of directors for Of Aids Athens, presently named Live Forward, and currently sits on the board of Bigger Visions of Athens, a local emergency shelter. She is the past president of the UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization (2015–2017). She is a faculty mentor, CURO and HONORS professor and faculty advisor for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). She is an active member of AACP and NPhA.
Krishna Kumar, Ph.D.
Krishna Kumar, Ph.D., is a professor of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics at the College of Pharmacy, Howard University, Washington, D.C. His research interests include characterization of biomarkers and developing epigenetic profile of African Americans as related to hypertension, cancer and other chronic diseases, formulation of dosage forms, and population pharmacokinetic modeling. He teaches biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical compounding and several graduate courses at Howard. Dr. Kumar serves on several university, college and department committees, including program prioritization task force, middle state accreditation committee, faculty senate council, and college APT committee. He serves as faculty advisor for ASCP and AAPS student chapters. Dr. Kumar moved to Howard from Western University of Health Sciences, where he served as the founding facilitative officer (associate dean) for graduate education and scholarship. Dr. Kumar has published widely on pharmacokinetics and drug delivery. He has been honored with several awards including three gold medals for academic excellence from the Banaras Hindu University, Laurenson Award (University of Otago, New Zealand); Special Recognition Award (HU Faculty Senate); Inaugural Distinguished Service Award (IACP). Dr. Kumar is an active member of AACP and AAPS. He has served on the AACP Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, Dawson Award Review, Research and Graduate Affairs and Nominations Committees. He is an active member of the Pharmaceutics Section and has served on the Programming Committee, Mentorship Committee, as a New Investigator Award reviewer, Annual Meeting poster reviewer and judge. He is a member of Rho Chi, life member; Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India, and Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Kumar graduated summa cum laude B.Pharm. and M.Pharm., from the Banaras Hindu University, India, Ph.D. from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and post-doctoral fellowship, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia.
John M. Conry, Pharm.D.
St. John’s University
John M. Conry, Pharm.D., is a clinical professor and chairperson of the Department of Clinical Health Professions in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s University, located in Queens, N.Y. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University. He subsequently completed a primary care residency at the VA in Baltimore, Md. His first faculty appointment was at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where he practiced in ambulatory care clinics at the Wilkes-Barre VA. He subsequently returned to St. John’s as a pharmacy practice faculty, where he has remained for 17 years. In addition to didactic teaching, Dr. Conry maintains a clinical practice for experiential teaching at Project Renewal in NYC where he provides pharmacy care for the homeless—with an emphasis on HIV and primary care. He has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals/books and frequently invited to speak at the local/regional/national level. At his college, Dr. Conry serves as director of the Urban Institute which is responsible for community outreach initiatives that focus on the urban indigent patient population. Dr. Conry is a licensed pharmacist, is certified as an HIV Expert Pharmacist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is a fellow of the National Academies of Practice. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including AACP. Within AACP, he has been elected chair of the Public Health SIG (2010–2011), has been appointed to various AACP taskforces/committees, and has served on a variety of committees for the Pharmacy Practice Section. Dr. Conry has received leadership training through the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program (Cohort 9) and the Global Institute for Leadership Development. He resides on Long Island with his wife and three children.
Kristi W. Kelley, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM
Kristi W. Kelley, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM is a clinical professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, Ala. Dr. Kelley earned both her B.S. and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited primary care residency at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. Since being on faculty at Auburn, she has established clinical pharmacy services in three outpatient clinics/practices over the last 18 years. Currently, Dr. Kelley practices at the Continuity of Care Clinics in Birmingham, Ala., where she is responsible for planning, implementing and managing all pharmacy services related to patient care as well as precepting pharmacy students and residents.
Her clinical research interests include diabetes and metabolic syndrome as well as a focus in her clinical and didactic teaching on the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has published and presented on these topics at both the regional and national level. Dr. Kelley has been actively involved in ASHP, ACCP, and AACP. She has had the opportunity to serve on various AACP Pharmacy Practice Section committees, most recently serving as secretary of knowledge management and vice-chair of the Mentoring Task Force. Dr. Kelley is passionate about supporting students and faculty through mentorship, curricular development, and professional development. She has had the opportunity to demonstrate her support of mentorship and development through service at Auburn, as well as through her service and collaboration in state and national organizations.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Cynthia Moreau, Pharm.D.
Nova Southeastern University
Cynthia Moreau, Pharm.D., is currently an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Prior to starting her faculty appointment in 2016, Dr. Moreau received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2014. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at Florida Hospital Celebration Health and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency with a focus in academia at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy/UF Health Family Medicine. Since joining the faculty at NSU COP, she has worked as part of the college’s ACO Research Network, Services, and Education (ACORN SEED) team, whose mission is to expand clinical pharmacy services within accountable care organizations in the south Florida region. Dr. Moreau is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist (BCACP) and currently maintains a clinical practice site within Accountable Care Options, LLC, in Palm Beach County, Fla., providing chronic disease state management under a collaborative practice agreement alongside primary care providers.
Dr. Moreau has been an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) since beginning her faculty appointment, having served on the Pharmacy Practice Section’s Student and Resident Engagement Task Force in 2017–2018. She also served as the NSU COP faculty delegate during this time. Most recently in 2018–2019, she also served on AACP’s Professional Affairs Standing Committee, which was tasked with evaluating the role of faculty and preceptors in leading transformation and enhanced patient care services in pharmacy practice. Dr. Moreau looks forward to maintaining her active engagement with AACP by contributing to the Pharmacy Practice Section as secretary of knowledge management.
Kelly L. Scolaro, Pharm.D.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kelly L. Scolaro, Pharm.D. is an associate professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy—Bradenton (FL). She teaches in a variety of LECOM courses and serves as an ambulatory care preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students at Turning Points One Stop Clinic in Bradenton. She also practices at Good Samaritan Pharmacy in Nokomis. Both practice sites are part of the National Free and Charitable Clinics network. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Bradenton campus APhA-ASP chapter. Dr. Scolaro received her B.S. in pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Auburn University. She completed an APhA-ASHP accredited community pharmacy practice residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Scolaro has published and presented on the topics of nonprescription therapeutics, clinical services in community pharmacy, skills lab learning, and interprofessional education. She is an author and reviewer for APhA's Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs and Pharmacotherapy First. Dr. Scolaro has been an active member of AACP since 2002. She has served as a faculty delegate twice. She also served for six years in leadership positions within the AACP Self-Care and Nonprescription Medicines SIG.
Social and Administrative Sciences
Nicholas E. Hagemeier, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University
Nicholas “Nick” E. Hagemeier, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hagemeier earned his Pharm.D., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. He is co-investigator of ETSU’s $2.2M NIH-funded, Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program and principal investigator for a core project focused on opioid-related communication. He is a recipient of the NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program award. He serves as research director of ETSU’s Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, director of ETSU’s Pharmacy Practice Research Fellowship, and director of Student Professional Development for the college. Dr. Hagemeier was recently appointed to the U.S. Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force. He has published 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Hagemeier has served AACP on Standing Committees (Academic Affairs, 2018–19; Research and Graduate Affairs, 2017–18), Council Committees (COF Faculty Affairs, 2014–15; Task Force on Quality of Faculty Worklife, 2011–12) and Section Committees (Abstract Review [Chair], Awards, Mentoring, Programming Committees). He is a member of the 15th cohort of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. At ETSU, Dr. Hagemeier serves on the faculty senate and Senate Executive Committee and is currently chairing ETSU’s working group on research and innovation. He has a passion for using communication to improve patient care, applying social/behavioral research in practice, teaching law and ethics, and helping students thrive personally and professionally.
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 at Austin 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 medication use and health outcomes. She teaches in the Pharm.D. and graduate programs and has a passion for mentoring Pharm.D. students who are interested in research and academic careers. Dr. Moczygemba became engaged in AACP Social and Administrative Sciences (SAdS) as a graduate student in 2006. She served as chair of the SAdS Graduate Student Programming Committee. Since then, she has served as chair of the SAdS Contributed Papers Committee and as a member of the SAdS Programming Committee, Graduate Program Committee and on a leadership and advocacy taskforce. She has mentored three Walmart Scholars, served as an abstract and new investigator grant reviewer, and published in AJPE. She recently completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. She enjoys networking with SAdS colleagues to share teaching and mentoring experiences and ideas for advancing SAdS curricula. In addition to AACP, she has been actively involved in the American Pharmacists Association. She served as president of the Capital Area Pharmacy Association in Austin, Tex., and as a director for the Texas Pharmacy Association Academy of Government, Research and Academia. Dr. Moczygemba was a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Blick Scholar and a NIH KL2 Scholar. She was also a 2017 NIH mHealth Scholar. In 2008, Dr. Moczygemba received the UTCOP Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. She received her Pharm.D. and Ph.D. from the UTCOP in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and was a faculty member at VCU from 2008–2016.
Secretary of Knowledge Management
Mary K. Gurney, M.S., Ph.D., BCPA
Mary K. Gurney, M.S., Ph.D., BCPA, is associate professor of pharmacy outcomes and policy at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy–Glendale (CPG). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the Drake University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in social and administrative sciences in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining CPG, she held an academic appointment at the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy.
In the pharmacy curriculum, Dr. Gurney currently teaches courses in the areas of patient decision-making, pharmacy law and public policy, and book club elective. Her main research interests include pharmacy law and public policy, scholarship of teaching and learning, and interprofessional education. She is the research preceptor for the PGY-1 Albertson’s pharmacy residents and is currently serving a four-year term on the AHRQ-HEOR panel.
Dr. Gurney has been an active member of AACP since graduate school. Within AACP, she has represented CPG as a faculty delegate and alternate delegate. She has presented at the Annual Meeting, served on several SAS Section committees, served as an abstract reviewer, and served on the AACP Professional Affairs Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee.
Ranjani Varadarajan, Ph.D.
Ranjani Varadarajan, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Mumbai University, India, and pursued her master and doctorate degrees from Auburn University, Alabama, in pharmaceutical health outcomes and policy with a special focus on patient safety and health care quality. She underwent her post-doctoral training at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Ranjani worked as a patient safety researcher, and collaborated with pharmacy and physician researchers, human factors engineers and healthcare design architects on projects focusing on patient safety and designing safer hospitals.
During her academic tenure at Shenandoah University, she has constantly strived to achieve competence and excellence in the core areas of academia and foster a collaborative culture by being involved in innovative pedagogical, as well as outcomes related projects, in the areas of pharmacy administration, health informatics and healthcare quality and safety.
Dr. Ranjani has collaborated extensively with her colleagues and students in areas related to academia, especially topics related to student engagement and technological interventions used in pedagogical settings. She has published and presented extensively on the above topics.
Dr. Ranjani has served at the education co-chair for the Academic Affairs Committee at Pharmacy Quality Alliance. She also currently serves as the chair of the APhA-ESAS Abstract review committee.
She has been a proud recipient of APhA Best Research Paper Award, and currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Pharmacy publication, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP). She is also a peer-reviewer for various esteemed national and international healthcare journal publications like the Journal of American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA), British Medical Journal (BMJ), and the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE).