PharmGrad Advisory Committee


The PharmGrad Advisory Committee should counsel the Association and Liaison International on the development and promotion of the Pharmacy College Application Service for Graduate Programs. The Committee will assist with the following objectives:

  • Ensuring the centralized application service is designed to meet the needs of academic pharmacy and prospective graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Ensuring the centralized application service is operationally and fiscally sound;
  • Promotion of PharmGrad to AACP member institutions, prospective applicants, health professions advisors, and other related organizations; 
  • Evaluation of system performance and recommendations for enhancements; and
  • Counsel AACP on the challenges and opportunities in the recruitment of students in pharmacy graduate programs.


Kimberly J. Dunn, M.S. (Campbell University) Chair
Lori M. Altenbaugh (University of Pittsburgh) Member
Julie A. Cogley-Pifko, M.A. (Manchester University) Member
Justin Hadley, Ph.D. (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Member
Jason Hartfield, M.A. (Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy) Member
Cynthia B. Jones, Ph.D. (Marshall University) Member
Jeffrey G. Jurkas, M.B.A (Nova Southeastern University) Member
S. Suresh Madhavan, M.B.A., Ph.D., FAPhA (West Virginia University) Member
Innokentiy Maslennikov, Ph.D. (Chapman University) Member
T. Joseph Mattingly, Pharm.D., M.B.A. (University of Maryland) Member
Susan M. Stein, DHed, M.S. (Pacific University Oregon) Member
Melissa Keaveney (Liaison International) PharmGrad Liaison 
Nicole Iarossi (Liaison International) PharmGrad Liaison 
Katie Owings Bruce (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison
Kirsten F. Block (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison