Ann C. Baker, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Schar School of Policy and Government
Senior Scholar, Center for Advancement of Well-Being
George Mason University
Dr. Ann C. Baker is professor emerita of the Schar School of Policy and Government and a senior scholar of the Center for Well-Being at George Mason University. She served as the senior associate dean of the School of Public Policy (SPP) from 2010–2013. She also served two terms as the program director of the Masters in Organization Development and Knowledge Management program and taught at Mason 1996–2015. Dr. Baker has over 30 years of experience serving as an external consultant to public, private, and non-profit organizations and has experience as an internal consultant as well.
Dr. Baker's research interests and consulting experience include creating systemic organizational change, cross cultural communication and collaboration, conflict and change as sources of innovation, and group dynamics. She is the author of numerous publications related to her research and consulting interests including her 2010 book, Catalytic Conversations: Organizational Communication and Innovation, and her previous book, Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation, 2002.
In 2006, Dr. Baker received the Don Lavoie Teaching Award from the SPP and in 2008 was a Finalist for the Teaching Excellence Award at Mason. Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Baker was a Kellogg Fellow, having received a three-year Leadership Development fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for International Leaders of the Future.
Associate Dean of Administration and Operations
Professor, Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
Dr. Laura M. Borgelt is an associate dean of administration and operations at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and professor in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Iowa and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado. She completed a Primary Care Residency with the University of Colorado and Kaiser Permanente. She has been engaged with AACP for 3 interest in faculty leadership has been inspired through her work as chair of Faculty Council at the University of Colorado representing 9000 faculty across four campuses, as a member of several promotion and tenure committees, and through her involvement in interprofessional education, practice, and scholarship.
Michael J. Bouthillier, Ph.D.
Director of Operations
College of Pharmacy
Ferris State University
Dr. Michael Bouthillier is currently the director of operations at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. He received his baccalaureate in pharmacy from Ferris State and his practice doctorate from The University of Utah. His practice experiences include strong interdisciplinary practice in pediatric critical care and in an adult internal medicine resident clinic. In addition, he has been a director of pharmacy in a multistate integrated health system working with multiple disciplines in medication use and safety and Joint Commission accreditation.
In addition to working within the college on interprofessional education initiatives, Dr. Bouthillier is a member of the Steering Committee for the Midwest Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative (MIPERC), a collaboration of 22 colleges and universities facilitating interprofessional practice and research. He co-chairs the MIPERC Curricular Champions Group, and is a faculty advisor for the IPE Certificate Program offered by MIPERC.
He is a member of a research team selected as a “Nexus Innovations Incubator” project and is an ambassador for the National Center National Center for Interprofessional Practice Research.
Laurie J. Cameron, B.A.
Senior Fellow, Center for Advancement of Well-Being
George Mason University
For over 25 years, Ms. Laurie J. Cameron has been passionate about human development and flourishing. Ms. Cameron is a senior fellow with the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, a guest professor at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the author of National Geographic’s Everyday Mindfulness (forthcoming.) Ms. Cameron is also an international speaker, ICF-certified coach and master teacher with Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, engaging audiences in London, Beijing, Munich, Helsinki, Hyderabad, Copenhagen, Paris, Zurich and across the U.S. Formerly a business leader with Accenture, Ms. Cameron founded PurposeBlue, a coaching, teaching and consulting firm focused on helping companies thrive with the science of mindfulness and compassion. Ms. Cameron integrates the wisdom of ancient traditions with neuroscience and positive psychology to optimize well-being and performance. She received the Five Mindfulness Trainings from the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, and has taught mindfulness to over 2,000 school children, faculty and parents.
Stephanie Saunders Fouch, B.A.
Senior Advisor Outreach & Communications
Stephanie Saunders Fouch is a senior marketing and communications executive, who has led successful campaigns for national and international clients in the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Her experience includes planning and implementing integrated campaigns across the multiple disciplines of marketing, public relations, corporate communications, media relations and government relations.
A graduate of Vassar College, Ms. Fouch began her career in New York at Benton & Bowles, a global marketing agency. After moving to Washington, D.C., she became a partner at several leading communications companies, before launching her own branding and communications practice. In 2009, Ms. Fouch joined the British Embassy as the first American to head strategic communications. In 2011, she was named vice president of outreach and communications at the United States Institute of Peace.
During her career, Ms. Fouch has supervised the development and implementation of strategic communications plans on critical international issues, such as climate change, the Afghanistan-Pakistan conflicts, the Middle East region and the global economy. She has served as the media spokesperson for a multinational corporation during sensitive international labor negotiations, as well as the media spokesperson for a U.S. government institute. She managed a successful $40 million integrated communications campaign for the U.S. Mint; directed the first multi-media national awareness campaign for National Public Radio; developed an international non-profit brand, including all messaging, for US AID; and led the successful launch campaign for the International Spy Museum.
Ms. Fouch is active in volunteer and pro bono work with local, national and international organizations. She was recently named as a member of the advisory board of the Quorum Initiative, an international women’s leadership network.
Alex Freeman, M.A.
Senior Director of Membership and Special Projects
New Media Consortium
Mr. Alex Freeman is the NMC's Senior Director of Membership and Special Projects. He is responsible for the management and coordination of special projects, especially those that serve the NMC’s member communities. Mr. Freeman produces online and face-to-face professional development programs, and is co-author and researcher for NMC Horizon Project publications, which analyze technology uptake across global higher education, K-12 schools, museums, and libraries. Prior to the NMC, he was the Education Director at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin and Education Curator at Artpace San Antonio.
Sarah S. Garber, Ph.D.
Donald C. Brodie Academic Scholar-in-Residence, AACP
Associate Dean of Assessment and Director of Interprofessional Studies
College of Pharmacy
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Sarah S. Garber has been committed to promoting interdisciplinary and interprofessional student involvement in biomedical research and education for over 10 years, since leaving bench research as a biomedical researcher. She continues to be an active member in the Interprofessional Academic Committee as well as maintaining secondary appointments in four of the five colleges at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
As the associate dean of assessment and director of interprofessional studies in the College of Pharmacy, she is responsible for coordinating the interprofessional activities of the college with those of the University in addition to college assessment activities including further developing these activities at the University level. Her personal goals include the development of interprofessional educational, research and assessment activities, resources and tools. Measuring and understanding of the effectiveness of interprofessional education is critical to the success of increasing the quality of health care in the nation and internationally.
Elisa Hill has over 20 years of Global Consumer Goods experience and brings a real life look at how industries are changing as Generation Y takes over the workplace.
Webb Hill has lived and worked in Europe and North America for Companies including Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola, and Federated Department Stores.
Her area of expertise includes working with organizations to make their vision a reality. She combines her leadership, marketing, and innovation experience to deliver presentations to audiences worldwide that deliver positive measurable results.
During her corporate career, Webb Hill continued her professional and educational training with both the Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola.
This includes being certified as a trainer for setting strategy, facilitator, and presenter to leadership teams, sales organizations, and promotional partners. She has been both a mentor and mentee in the Kellogg Mentoring Program, and has participated in Professional Presentation, Critical Path, Myers Briggs, 360 degree feedback and Advertising training programs.
Webb Hill is a former board member of the Licensing Industry Merchandise Association, The Heritage Foundation a non-profit organization, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and is currently a board member of CASA an organization dedicated to ensuring abused and neglected children have a voice in court.
Webb Hill and the XYZ team are focused on helping organizations recruit, retain and remain relevant to future generations.
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.
President and CEO
Association of American Medical Colleges
Dr. Darrell G. Kirch is president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which represents the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies.
A distinguished physician, educator, and medical scientist, Dr. Kirch speaks and publishes widely on the need for transformation in the nation’s healthcare system and how academic medicine can lead change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. Prior to becoming AAMC president in 2006, Dr. Kirch served as the dean and academic health system leader of two institutions, the Medical College of Georgia and the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He has co-chaired the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools, and now serves as chair of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and on the board of directors of the American Council on Education. Dr. Kirch also is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
A psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist by training, Dr. Kirch began his career at the National Institute of Mental Health, becoming the acting scientific director in 1993 and receiving the Outstanding Service Medal of the United States Public Health Service. A native of Denver, he earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Colorado.
Vimal Kishore, Ph.D.
Bynum & Sons, Inc. Professor of Pharmacy
Chair, Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Xavier University of Louisiana
Dr. Vimal Kishore is the Bynum and Sons, Inc. Professor of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kishore received his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, in 1976. He did postdoctoral studies at the University of North Dakota and at the University of Kansas, and was a visiting scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kishore joined Xavier University College of Pharmacy as a faculty in 1983 and during his 33 years of tenure at Xavier, he has served as the chairman of the Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences from 1991–2001, and from 2009 to present.
As a pharmacy educator, Dr. Kishore teaches courses in research methods and literature evaluation with emphasis on teaching “evidence based practice,” and in principles of drug action, and medicinal chemistry. As a pharmaceutical science researcher, Dr. Kishore has published in areas of inflammation, radioprotection, and novel drug formulations, and he holds two U. S. patents on novel antiinflammatory agents. Because of his commitment to promote the role of the community pharmacist in public health, Dr. Kishore has also conducted studies on the effectiveness of community pharmacist-delivered brief interventions in reducing hazardous alcohol abuse and risky sexual behavior. He was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA-NIH) from 2007-2011. Dr. Kishore’s current scholarly activities are directed towards development of CE materials for pharmacists in “evidence based practice” and “information mastery.
Anandi V. Law, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
College of Pharmacy
Western University of Health Sciences
Dr. Anandi V. Law, currently chair, AACP Council of Faculties is professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration in the College of Pharmacy at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif., where she has been since 1999. Since 2003, she has served as director of an ACCP peer-reviewed Health Outcomes Fellowship having graduated five fellows who are placed within academic settings in different parts of the world. Dr. Law has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (University of Mumbai, India), master’s degree in pharmaceutics and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical administration (both from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio). Her primary research is in the areas of health outcomes measurement; the patient satisfaction tool her team developed and validated is in wide use. Her other area of interest is pharmacist role in improving outcomes of patient medication use; more recently focusing on underserved populations. She has worked for almost a decade on health literacy and medication labeling issues; and has testified several times before the CA BOP on the user-friendly prescription label her team designed and tested.
Dr. Law has several grants, abstracts, book chapters and more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, in her areas of interest. She is active in professional associations such as AACP, APhA and ISPOR. She is a graduate of the Academic Leadership Fellows Program through AACP in 2010, and was named Fellow of APhA in 2013. Dr. Law also serves as a consultant to research organizations, and volunteers on the Board of various professional and community (NGOs) organizations. On the personal front, she loves reading, music, cooking, traveling, volunteering, and more importantly, being mom to two teenage boys; for all of which she gets the energy through healthy living and yoga.
Nance Lucas, Ph.D.
Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Associate Professor and Former Dean, New Century College
George Mason University
Dr. Nance Lucas is executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, associate professor of New Century College, and former dean of New Century College at George Mason University. Her teaching and scholarship interests focus on leadership, well-being, and ethics. She is co-author of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want To Make A Difference (1st, 2nd, & 3rd editions), a best-selling book of Jossey-Bass Publishers, and contributing author of Leadership Reconsidered and The Social Change Model of Leadership Development. Dr. Lucas was a co-editor of the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies for special issues and former member of the Journal’s Editorial Board.
At Mason, she is the co-founder of the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE), the Leadership Legacy Program, and MasonLeads while also serving as the senior leadership scholar of the Leadership Legacy Program. She leads Mason’s well-being university initiative in collaboration with colleagues across the institution. Dr. Lucas is an affiliate faculty member with The Gallup Organization and the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. Prior to her appointment at Mason, Dr. Lucas had previous appointments at the University of Maryland, College Park and Ohio University.
She received a Ph.D. in higher education with a concentration in leadership studies and ethics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her Master’s degree in higher education and Bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology are from the Pennsylvania State University.
Wanda T. Maldonado, Pharm.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Puerto Rico
Dr. Wanda T. Maldonado is dean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy, San Juan, PR. She earned both her B.S. in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maldonado joined the faculty of the University of Puerto Rico in 1987. Academic appointments include professor in pharmacy practice, and also served as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her research interests in academia include the development of professional and general abilities in pharmacy students and curriculum development. Her research and practice interests in the clinical setting include the therapeutics of anti-infective agents in pediatric patients, area in which she practiced as clinical faculty. She has also been a consultant to Puerto Rico Department of Health, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
During her tenure as dean, a Residency Program in Community Pharmacy was established, as well as the certificate in academia for pharmacy residents. She also spearheaded the creation of an intramural practice plan for the School of Pharmacy faculty to offer Medication Management Services, which also serves as a learning scenario for pharmacy students and residents. At the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Dr. Maldonado facilitated the implementation of interprofessional education initiatives. She is also engaged in the development of public health policies in Puerto Rico that influence the advancement of the pharmacy profession. She has also collaborated with international academic institutions in the development of educational programs with emphasis on curricular and faculty development. Dr. Maldonado has been an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in various capacities, and completed the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Mark A. Munger, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.H.F.S.A.
Professor of Pharmacotherapy
Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
College of Pharmacy
The University of Utah
Dr. Mark A. Munger graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in pharmacy, received his Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois, and completed a Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Fellowship from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently a professor of pharmacotherapy and adjunct professor of internal medicine (cardiology) at The University of Utah. Dr. Munger is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Failure Society of America. He has served as chairman, The University of Utah Institutional Review Board, chairman and member, Utah State Board of Pharmacy, chairman, Utah State Department of Health Digital Health Commission and is currently chairman, Utah State Controlled Substances Advisory Board.
His current research interests are furthering the understanding of nanotechnology toxicology in the human model, repurposing and advancing older drugs for new therapeutic indications, and developing community pharmacy into an integrated model of healthcare delivery. He is the author of 250+ manuscripts and abstracts in human cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, and in professional pharmacy matters.
Rahul Nohria, Pharm.D.
Academic Pharmacy Leadership and Education Fellow
Dr. Rahul Nohria, a graduate from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy, is currently completing a pharmacy fellowship at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He is also participating in a Teaching and Learning Certificate program with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, as well as volunteering as a pharmacist at NOVA Scripts Central. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Nohria is interested in pursuing a career in academia.
Evan T. Robinson, Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy
Western New England University
Dr. Evan T. Robinson is the dean at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy where he has served since 2008. As the founding dean for the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Robinson has been involved in a variety of the foundational considerations of the program’s development including accreditation, assembly of the leadership team, facilities design, academic master plan development and implementation, marketing and advancement activities, and faculty, staff, and learner recruitment. He was appointed as the associate provost for academic affairs in September 2016.
Dr. Robinson received his B.S. degree in pharmacy and M.S. in pharmacy administration from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from Auburn University, the Department of Pharmacy Care Systems.
Dr. Robinson participated in the development of two new schools of pharmacy prior to joining Western New England University. He was the director of the Division of Technology and Education at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy. Within this role, Dr. Robinson led the launch of an online non-traditional doctor of pharmacy program delivered nationally, as well as contributed to the implementation of the entry-level doctor of pharmacy program. In 2004, Dr. Robinson joined the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy as the founding assistant dean for academic affairs to assist in the development of that program, focusing on the academic and technology aspects of the implementation.
Dr. Robinson has published over forty peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters as well as engaged in over fifty presentations and posters on a variety of topics; many in the area of the impact of technology on teaching, learning and assessment as well as considerations of leadership. He was elected to the position of Speaker of the House for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and will be serving in that role from 2015–2017.
Leigh Ann Ross
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi
Dr. Leigh Ann Ross is associate dean for clinical affairs at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. She is professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ross received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Mississippi. She completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Residency at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. At The University of Mississippi, Dr. Ross served as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice from 2008–2016 and as director of Pharmaceutical Care Services from 2000–2008, overseeing the pharmacist-run anticoagulation and asthma clinics and the interdisciplinary diabetes and lipid clinics; these clinics were recognized with an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2003. Currently, she serves as the school’s liaison with The University of Mississippi Medical Center and other external constituencies and oversees the school’s clinical programs and partnerships focusing on practice advancement. Dr. Ross is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and was credentialed as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Ross currently serves as director of The University of Mississippi Community-Based Research Program and principal investigator of projects focused on the implementation of direct patient care services in community pharmacies, clinics, and worksites in the Mississippi Delta region. This program was recognized with the AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award in 2012 and the MSHP Innovative Health System Award in 2016. Dr. Ross oversees residency training at The University of Mississippi and serves as Program Director for the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Dr. Ross served as policy advisor on healthcare, labor, housing, and economic development when she completed a two-year Congressional Fellowship in the Office of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. Dr. Ross was a participant in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program, and is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi. Dr. Ross is a former president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association and former President of the Mississippi Biotechnology Association. She was a member of the ACCP Board of Regents from 2013–2016 and Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc. (PPI) Board of Directors from 2016–2017. She has been reappointed to the PPI Board of Directors and will assume the role of chair in 2017. Dr. Ross is past chair of the AACP Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice and the ACCP Political Action Committee Governing Council. Dr. Ross is an invited member of the National Academies of Practice, Pharmacy Academy, and a fellow of ACCP and ASHP.
Cynthia A. Sanoski, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson School of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Cynthia A. Sanoski is associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Penn. After earning her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and her doctor of pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sanoski completed a two-year fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
A frequent national lecturer, Dr. Sanoski speaks on numerous topics in the management of cardiovascular diseases and ophthalmologic disorders. She has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Archives of Internal Medicine, Formulary, Pharmacotherapy, Chest, and Journal of Pharmacy Practice. She has also written several book chapters on the management of acute and chronic arrhythmias and medication-induced cardiovascular side effects. Dr. Sanoski is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and AACP, for which she serves on several program and publications committees. She has previously served as chair and secretary of the Cardiology Practice and Research Network and secretary-treasurer of the Education & Training PRN. In 2007, Dr. Sanoski was elected as a fellow of the ACCP. She also served as treasurer and on the Board of Regents of ACCP from 2009–12. She is also a graduate of the AACP Academic Leadership Fellowship Program (ALFP).
Bernard A. Sorofman, Ph.D.
Professor and Executive Associate Dean
College of Pharmacy
The University of Iowa
Dr. Bernard Sorofman is professor and executive associate dean at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He was educated in anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Pharmacy at The University of Oklahoma. He received his doctoral education in social & administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota in 1984.
Dr. Sorofman is a past-president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association. He is currently Professor of health services research in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Executive Associate Dean of The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. His research concerns the interrelationship of patient and pharmacist behavior, as well as the individual health seeking behaviors of patients and the roles of pharmacists. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly publications and presentations.
Mariette Sourial, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Dr. Mariette Sourial received her Pharm.D. from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, N.Y. She completed an ambulatory care PGY-1 residency through the University of Minnesota at one of their rural emphasis sites. At her site, her main project focused on collaboration between pharmacists during transitions of care. She joined the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy in 2011 as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, where she teaches topics in the pharmacotherapy series, coordinates in the Critical Pharmacy Knowledge series, co-coordinates Patient Care Skills with Lab, as well as facilitates in the case studies series. She chairs the committees for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice as well as for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. She also precepts students at Lakeside Medical Center, focusing on improving medication use across transitions of care through interprofessional collaboration.
Andrew P. Traynor
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin
Andrew P. Traynor is associate professor and chair of pharmacy practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP). Dr. Traynor is also the residency director for CUWSOP’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. The program is a multi-site program that focuses on urban underserved ambulatory care practice and preparation for an academic career. One of the residency options is a 24-month program that emphasizes urban underserved practice development and includes the option for master’s degree in education coursework. Dr. Traynor’s teaching focus includes the development of patient care and leadership skills with teaching responsibilities in the Applied Patient Care Labs, Pharmacotherapy series (Chronic Kidney Disease Module), and coordination of the required Servant Leadership focus of the program. He also coordinates the teaching skill development of pharmacy residents in the Milwaukee area, training over 100 residents in the past five years. Dr. Traynor’s scholarship has focused on access to pharmacy services in rural areas and the development of curriculum to prepare students to be leaders in pharmacy. His rural pharmacy work has resulted in publications, research grants, testimony at government committee hearings and presentations to local and national audiences. The work of Dr. Traynor and colleagues on the use of StrengthsFinder in student leadership development was recognized nationally through the receipt of an Innovations in Teaching award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2010. Dr. Traynor is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed a two-year residency in ambulatory care at the same institution. Prior to CUWSOP, Dr. Traynor served for four years as assistant professor and assistant residency director for the Ambulatory Care Residency Program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus.
Hoai-An Truong, Pharm.D., MPH, FNAP
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Dr. Hoai-An Truong has been public health pharmacist, educator, and leader over ten years. Dr. Truong has provided patient-centered care in an interprofessional collaborative model to optimize medication use and health outcomes, as well as developed and implemented population-based programs to improve community health. He is currently associate professor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. In 2012, he led the formation of the Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE), in which nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, respiratory therapy, and allied health faculty from UMES and Salisbury University have facilitated faculty development and scholarship and provided interprofessional opportunities for students at both institutions. Dr. Truong has served as coordinator and preceptor for pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health students on medical and needs assessment missions to Haiti and Vietnam. He is also a co-founder of International Community Initiatives and a fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
As a practitioner-educator, Dr. Truong provided medication management to improve healthcare access and quality for underserved populations in an interprofessional clinic, part of the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County. The team received a Life-saving Patient Safety Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative and was featured in Pharmacy Today magazine. Dr. Truong published over twenty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented at national and international conferences. He is co-editor and co-author of a book, The Pharmacist in Public Health: Education, Application, and Opportunities, published by the American Pharmacists Association in 2010. He is past chair of the Public Health Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, past president of Maryland Pharmacists Association and Maryland Public Health Association. He received the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award from the U.S. Public Health Service and Excellence in Innovation Award from the Maryland Pharmacists Association.
Elena M. Umland
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Elena M. Umland is associate dean for academic affairs and professor of pharmacy practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) in Philadelphia, Penn. She has served in this role since February 2007. She began her academic career in 1996 at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) and in 2005 received the Barbara H. Korberly endowed professorship in women’s health and leadership at USP. Dr. Umland is a 2007 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program graduate. She has served on the AACP Academic Affairs Committee, the communications subcommittee of the Assessment SIG, the AACP Dean’s Task Force on Achieving Institutional Excellence and chaired the Sub-Task Force that developed the original AACP preceptor survey as a member of the Institutional Research Advisory Committee in 2006. She has held elected leadership positions for the AACP Women’s Faculty SIG (secretary, 2013–2015; chair-elect 2015–2016; chair 2016–2017). Currently, Dr. Umland’s primary academic responsibilities include oversight of JCP’s curriculum and the college’s assessment plan. She is an active member of the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education, where her recent efforts have focused on consistent evaluation of all TJU IP activities in an effort to “count” student participation and identify transcript designation for their efforts. Her scholarly activity has focused on interprofessional education via collaboration with pharmacy colleagues around the country as well as many non-pharmacy colleagues within TJU.
Carla Y. White, B.S.Pharm, R.Ph.
Assistant Dean, Innovative Leadership and Diversity
Clinical Assistant Professor
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ms. Carla White has achieved national prominence for her work, including numerous invited speaking engagements and publishing a number of peer-reviewed articles on leadership, strategic planning, communication, diversity and inclusion, and education. Ms. White served as the health-team pharmacist for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., from 1999–2005.
Jonathan Wolfson, J.D.
The Great Debate
Mr. Jonathan Wolfson is a litigation attorney at McGuireWoods in Richmond, Virginia where his practice focuses on toxic torts, environmental litigation, and consumer product safety. He is the author of The Great Debate, a debate textbook used by students around the globe, and has provided debate, public speaking, and organizational decision-making training to businesses, nonprofit organizations, academics, and students alike. He studied economics at Washington University in St. Louis and later earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. Between undergrad and law school, Mr. Wolfson was a policy analyst at the White House Council of Economic Advisers where he focused on healthcare, energy, environmental, tax, and labor policy.
Sharon L. Youmans
Professor and Vice Dean
School of Pharmacy
University of California San Francisco
Dr. Sharon L. Youmans, vice dean and professor at the University of California San Francisco, received a Pharm.D. from UCSF in 13 pharmacist in the hospital and community pharmacy settings in San Francisco. In 2001, Dr. Youmans was appointed to the faculty at UCSF as an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy. Dr. Youmans served as vice chair of education for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy from 2007 to 2013, providing oversight of the department’s didactic courses and experiential education program. In 2013, she was appointed vice dean of the school and in this role, oversees the school’s education mission and diversity initiatives. Dr. Youmans teaches on the topics of public health, communication and cultural competence. Research interests include health communication, health disparities and pharmacy education.
Dr. Youmans has been an active member of AACP since 2001. From 2006–2008, she served as a member of the Scholarship/Research Faculty Development Task Force. Dr. Youmans has served as the UCSF’s administrative delegate to the AACP House of Delegates from 2010–2015 and as a member of the 2014–2015 AACP Academic Affairs Committee. Currently, Dr. Youmans serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, a member of the 2015–2017 AACP Special Task Force on Diversifying Our Human Capital, and as secretary for the Council of Deans.
David P. Zgarrick, Ph.D., FAPhA
Acting Dean and Professor
School of Pharmacy
Dr. David P. Zgarrick is acting dean and professor in the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Prior to this appointment, he was chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences at Northeastern, John R. Ellis Distinguished Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and vice-chair of pharmacy practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. He is a licensed pharmacist, receiving a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical administration from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Zgarrick teaches pharmacy practice management. His scholarly interests include pharmacy workforce research, pharmacy management and operations, pharmacy education, and the development of post-graduate training programs. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts. He is co-editor of the textbook Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings (4th Ed), and author of the book Getting Started as a Pharmacy Faculty Member.
Dr. Zgarrick is active in many professional associations. He currently serves as treasurer of AACP, having previously served on the Board of Directors as chair of the Council of Sections and again as chair of the Council of Faculties. He also serves on the Board of Grants of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education, the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacist Workforce Assessment Workgroup for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has held leadership positions in state and national pharmacy associations and is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.