SIG Cabinet

AACP Article

Special Interest Group (SIG) Cabinet 

The SIG Cabinet is composed of the administrative officers (chair-elect, chair, immediate past chair, and secretary of knowledge management) of each SIG and the Administrative Board that represents the collective interests of the SIGs. AACP Members may designate up to two SIGs as their Primary SIGs and there is no limit to the number of SIGs they can designate as Informational SIGs. For a full description of each SIG and the officers please see the list of SIGs below.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SIG Cabinet is to ensure that the unique planning, learning and networking needs of AACP members are effectively met through SIG programs, projects and leadership development opportunities.

SIG Cabinet Administrative Board

The SIG Cabinet Administrative Board represents and advocates for the collective interests of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Association. The Administrative Board provides leadership through efforts to facilitate SIG activities that align with the mission and the strategic plan of AACP.

Michael J. Fulford (University of Georgia) Chair
Jonathan Thigpen (Samford University) Chair-elect
Jordan R. Covvey (Duquesne University) Immediate Past Chair
Whitney Maxwell (University of South Carolina) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Candelaria Moralez (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 

Administrative and Financial Officers

Leads and partners with our members to contribute financial/administrative expertise in a manner that supports the AACP and its membership in advancing pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve societal health.


Kristin M. Gniazdowski (University at Buffalo, The State University of NewYork) Chair 
Amy Carbajal (Auburn University) Chair-elect 
Laura Gorospe (Chapman University) Immediate Past Chair
Carrie Cunningham (The University of Texas at Austin) Secretary of Knowledge Management

Facilitates faculty exchange of ideas and innovations regarding programmatic assessment planning, implementation, and outcome management as it impacts programmatic improvement.


Jill M. Augustine (Mercer University) Chair
Justine S. Gortney (Wayne State University) Chair-elect
Ashley Castleberry (The University of Texas at Austin) Immediate Past Chair
Diana M. Sobiera (University of Connecticut) Secretary of Knowledge Management

Works within the academy to focus on, promote and address key issues related to curriculum in pharmacy schools to ensure that curricula are always meeting the current and future needs of pharmacy graduates.


Ahmad Hanif (West Virginia University) Chair
Fawzy Elbarbry (Pacific University Oregon) Chair-elect
Omar F. Attarabeen (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Immediate Past Chair
Ahmed Abu Fayyad (Long Island University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Geriatric Pharmacy

Positively impacts and improves geriatric care and pharmacy education through collaboration and communication of ideas among faculty regarding innovative teaching, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and service activities related to geriatric pharmacotherapy topics.


Julie Cooper (High Point University) Chair
Ashley Campbell (The University of Arizona) Chair-elect
Michael W. Nagy (Medical College of Wisconsin) Immediate Past Chair
Tasha Woodall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Global Education

Provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and programs that pertain to pharmacy education, research and healthcare on a global basis.


Surajit Dey (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Chair
Ashim Malhotra (California Northstate University) Chair-elect
Georges Andunlin (Samford University) Immediate Past Chair
Angela O. Shogbon Nwaesei (Mercer University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Graduate Education

Strengthens pharmacy graduate education and post-doctoral training by fostering a national dialogue that will enable development of programs, courses, and shared resources between institutions.


Andrew Coop (University of Maryland) Chair
Ana Maria Castejon (Nova Southeastern University) Chair-elect
David J. Feola (University of Kentucky) Immediate Past Chair
Tessa Hastings (University of South Carolina) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Health Care Ethics

Serves as a resource for members of AACP to exchange ideas and innovations in teaching, research, and patient care related to health care ethics.


Jordan Baye (South Dakota State University) Chair
Christopher T. Owens (Idaho State University) Chair-elect
Renee McCafferty (Manchester University) Immediate Past Chair
Katherine Rotzenberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Health Disparities and Cultural Competence

Supports members in their endeavors to design, implement, assess and evaluate research, educational and pharmacy practice initiatives that foster the delivery of culturally and linguistically competent, evidence-based, patient-centered care that effectively address disparate health outcomes.


Akesha Edwards (St. John Fisher University) Chair
John Allen (University of Florida) Chair-elect
Nkem P. Nonyel (Howard University) Immediate Past Chair
Olajumoke Amuwo (Roosevelt University) Secretary of Knowledge Management 
History of Pharmacy

Promotes the teaching of pharmacy history at pharmacy schools throughout North America, advances research and scholarship in the history of pharmacy, disseminates historical information about the profession and fosters the collection and preservation of historical artifacts related to the pharmacy profession.


Karen Nagel-Edwards (Midwestern University) Chair
Jessica Mercerhill (The Ohio State University) Chair-elect
Scott S. Wisneski (Northeast Ohio Medical University) Immediate Past Chair
Michael A. Hegener (University of Cincinnati) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Laboratory Instructors

Improves laboratory course content by providing direction for laboratory courses in the professional pharmacy curricula.


Kelly Bach (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Chair
Kali M. VanLangen (Ferris State University) Chair-elect
Ashlee N. McMillan (West Virginia University) Immediate Past Chair
Sara R. Richter (University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Leadership Development

Supports the development of leaders in all facets of the pharmacy profession and the Academy.


Kathryn J. Smith (The University Iowa) Chair
Kyle Turner (The University of Utah) Chair-elect
Julie Akers (Washington State University) Immediate Past Chair
Madelyn Fry (Pacific University Oregon) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Minority Faculty

Facilitate networking; leads multi-institutional research in the area of minority recruitment, retention, and promotion at majority and minority schools of pharmacy; Addresses any deficiencies in the collection and reporting of data; encourages and supports minority representation in leadership, and identifies and brings to AACP’s attention, issues of importance to, and from the perspective of minority faculty.


Careen-Joan Franklin (Howard University) Chair
Malaika R. Turner (Howard University) Chair-elect 
Justina Lipscomb (The University of Texas at Austin) Immediate Past Chair
Troy Lynn Lewis (Wilkes University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Pediatric Pharmacy

Facilitates pediatric faculty collaboration and communication of ideas and innovations in teaching, research, practice, and service activities related to neonatal and pediatric pharmacotherapy that will positively impact student learning.


M. Petrea Cober (Northeast Ohio Medical University) Chair
Amanda Capino (The University of Mississippi) Chair-elect
Chasity M. Shelton (The University of Tennessee) Immediate Past Chair
Caroline Sierra (Loma Linda University) Secretary of Knowledge Management 

Provides an interdisciplinary academic forum for the exchange of ideas and resources pertinent to the effective teaching of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics in the professional curriculum of colleges/schools of pharmacy and facilitates the implementation of pharmacogenomic sciences and technologies in the member institutions.


Rustin D. Crutchley (Manchester University) Chair
Amy-Joan L. Ham (Belmont University) Chair-elect
Cheryl D. Cropp (Samford University) Immediate Past Chair
Kristen Ward (University of Michigan) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Public Health

Works to enable the Academy to focus on issues and impacts that serve to protect, promote, enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment; and prevent disease in a global framework.


Julia Kalabalik-Hoganson (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Chair
Jennifer Bhuiyan (St. John's University) Chair-elect
Sharon E. Connor (University of Pittsburgh) Immediate Past Chair
Yifei Liu (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Secretary of Knowledge Management 
Self-Care Therapeutics/Nonprescription Medicine

Facilitates faculty exchange of ideas and innovations regarding teaching methodology, experiential education, research and scholarly activities in the self-care arena and to positively impact student learning.


Sara E. Lynch (Binghamton University) Chair
Sneha Srivastava (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) Chair-elect
Erin M. Slazak (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Immediate Past Chair
Rashi Waghel (Wingate University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Student Services

Represents all aspects of student services activities within a college or school of pharmacy and brings together professional staff, faculty and administrators to discuss issues of importance in the student activities arena.


Katie S. McClendon (The University of Mississippi) Chair
Krystal L. Ward (The University of New Mexico) Chair-elect
Sheila Coressel (Ohio Northern University) Immediate Past Chair
Kimberly Nguyen (University of Houston) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Substance Use Disorder

Promotes and enhances professional and public education concerning substance abuse, to promote and foster the provision of appropriate substance abuse assistance and recovery support for professionals and the public, and to promote scholarly inquiry concerning substance abuse as it impacts the profession of pharmacy and the public whom we serve.


Andrew Merker (Midwestern University) Chair
Carolanne Wartman (The University of Mississippi) Chair-elect
Samantha Odem (William Carey University) Immediate Past Chair
Laura C. Palombi (University of Minnessota) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning

Help institutions and the members of the Academy integrate educational technologies that positively impact student learning and the processes of teaching, learning and assessment.


Sara N. Trovinger (Manchester University) Chair
Ashley Woodruff (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair-elect
Jing Fan (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Immediate Past Chair
Kathryn Litten (The University of Texas at Austin) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Women Faculty

Supports the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in academic careers; cultivates leadership of women faculty; facilitates networking; and identifies and brings to the Association’s attention issues of importance to, and from the perspective of, women faculty.


Amy Henneman (Belmont University) Chair
Angela Chu (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Chair-elect
Susan E. Smith (The University of Georgia) Immediate Past Chair
Jessica H. Brady (The University of Louisiana at Monroe) Secretary of Knowledge Management