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.

Jordan R. Covvey (Duquesne University) Chair
Michael J. Fulford (University of Georgia) Chair-elect
Kerry K. Fierke (University of Minnesota) Immediate Past Chair
Teresa M. DeLellis (Manchester University) 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.


Laura Gorospe (Chapman University) Chair 
Kristin M. Gniazdowski (University at Buffalo, The State University of NewYork) Chair-elect 
Kathleen B. Areford (West Virginia University) Immediate Past Chair
Sarah Kohler (Washington State University) Secretary of Knowledge Management

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


Ashley Castleberry (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Jill M. Augustine (Mercer University) Chair-elect
Shannon J. Drayton (Medical University of South Carolina) Immediate Past Chair
Justine S. Gortney (Wayne State University) 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.


Omar F. Attarabeen (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) Chair
Ahmad Hanif (West Virginia University) Chair-elect
Gauri Sabnis (West Coast University) Immediate Past Chair
Fatimah M. Sherbeny (Florida A&M 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.


Michael W. Nagy (Medical College of Wisconsin) Chair
Julie Cooper (High Point University) Chair-elect
Tara Storjohann (Midwestern University) Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth K. Pogge (Midwestern University) 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.


Georges Andunlin (Samford University) Chair
Surajit Dey (Roseman University of Health Sciences) Chair-elect
Joyce Addo-Atuah (Touro College of Pharmacy-New York) 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.


David J. Feola (University of Kentucky) Chair
Andrew Coop (University of Maryland) Chair-elect
Peter M. Gannett (Nova Southeastern University) 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.


Renee McCafferty (Manchester University) Chair
Jordan Baye (South Dakota State University) Chair-elect
Suzanne Larson (Midwestern 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.


Nkem P. Nonyel (Howard University) Chair
(Vacant - election pending) Chair-elect
Jennifer A. Santee (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Immediate Past Chair
Yolanda McKoy-Beach (Howard 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.


Scott S. Wisneski (Northeast Ohio Medical University) Chair
Karen Nagel-Edwards (Midwestern University) Chair-elect
Tony Dasher (University of the Incarnate Word) 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.


Ashlee N. McMillan (West Virginia University) Chair
Kelly Bach (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Chair-elect
Lucio R. Volino (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Immediate Past Chair
Kimberly G. Elder (Sullivan University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Leadership Development

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


Julie Akers (Washington State University) Chair
Kathryn J. Smith (The University of Oklahoma) Chair-elect
Gregory M. Zumach (Oregon 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.


Justina Lipscomb (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair
Careen-Joan Franklin (Howard University) Chair-elect 
Tamara A. Foreman (Howard University) 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.


Chasity M. Shelton (The University of Tennessee) Chair
M. Petrea Cobler (Northeast Ohio Medical University) Chair-elect
Kristine A. Parbuoni (University of Maryland) Immediate Past Chair
Amanda Capino (The University of Mississippi) 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.


Cheryl D. Cropp (Samford University) Chair
Rustin Crutchley (Washington State University) Chair-elect
Otito F. Iwuchukwu (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Immediate Past Chair
Marina Galvez Peralta (West Virginia University) 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.


Sharon E. Connor (University of Pittsburgh) Chair
Julia Kalabalik-Hoganson (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Chair-elect
Abby A. Kahaleh (Roosevelt University) 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.


Erin M. Slazak (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair
Sara E. Lynch (Binghamton University) Chair-elect
Rupal Mansukhani (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Immediate Past Chair
Christina Mnatzaganian (University of California, San Diego) 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.


Sheila Coressel (Ohio Northern University) Chair
Katie S. McClendon (The University of Mississippi) Chair-elect
Amy Diepenbrock (University of the Incarnate Word) 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.


Samantha Odem (William Carey University) Chair
Andrew Merker (Midwestern University) Chair-elect
Cynthia P. Koh-Knox Sharp (Purdue University) Immediate Past Chair
Amy Tiemeier (University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis) 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.


Jing Fan (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Chair
Sara N. Trovinger (Manchester University) Chair-elect
Fred Doloresco III (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) 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.


Susan E. Smith (The University of Georgia) Chair
Amy Henneman (Belmont University) Chair-elect
(Vacant) Immediate Past Chair
Kelly M. Shields (Ohio Northern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management