SIG Cabinet

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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.

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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.

Kerry K. Fierke (University of Minnesota) Chair
Jordan R. Covvey (Duquesne University) Chair-elect
William A. Prescott (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Immediate Past Chair
Teresa M. DeLellis (Manchester University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Candelaria Moralez (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy) Staff Liaison

List of 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.


Kathleen B. Areford (West Virginia University) Chair 
Laura Gorospe (Chapman University) Chair-elect 
Mark B. Goggin (Western University of Health Sciences) 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.


Shannon J. Drayton (Medical University of South Carolina) Chair
Ashley Castleberry (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair-elect
Kimberly K. Daugherty (Sullivan University) 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.


Gauri Sabnis (West Coast University) Chair
Omar F. Attarabeen (Marshall University) Chair-elect
Fadi M. Alkhateeb (South College) Immediate Past Chair
Fatimah M. Sherbeny (Florida A&M University) Secretary of Knowledge Management
Development Directors

Provides support, continuing education and networking opportunities to development officers at colleges and schools of pharmacy and information on best practices, strategies and information on all aspects of major gift solicitation.

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.


Kimberly L. Nealy (Wingate University) Chair
Michael W. Nagy (Medical College of Wisconsin) 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.


Joyce Addo-Atuah (Touro College of Pharmacy-New York) Chair
Georges Andunlin (Samford University) Chair-elect
See-won Seo (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) Immediate Past Chair
Rakhi Karwa (Purdue 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.


Peter M. Gannett (Nova Southeastern University) Chair
David J. Feola (University of Kentucky) Chair-elect
Justin Gatwood (University of Tennessee) Immediate Past Chair
Siddharth Kesharwani (Roseman University of Health Sciences) 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.


Suzanne Larson (Midwestern University/Glendale) Chair
Renee McCafferty (Manchester University) Chair-elect
David M. Baker (Western New England 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.


Jennifer A. Santee (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Chair
Nkem P. Nonyel (Howard University) Chair-elect
Sally Arif (Midwestern University) 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.


James A. Dasher (University of the Incarnate Word) Chair
Scott S. Wisneski (Northeast Ohio Medical University) Chair-elect
Megan R. Undeberg (Washington State 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.


Lucio R. Volino (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Chair
Ashlee N. McMillan (West Virginia University) Chair-elect
James R. Taylor (University of Florida) 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.


Gregory M. Zumach (Oregon State University) Chair
Julie Akers (Washington State University) Chair-elect
Whitney Maxwell (University of South Carolina) Immediate Past Chair
Kim M. Jones (Union University) 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.


Antonio J. Carrion (Florida A&M University) Chair
Justina Lipscomb (The University of Texas at Austin) Chair-elect 
Tamara A. Foreman (Howard University) Immediate Past Chair
Miriam C. Purnell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) 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.


Kristine A. Parbuoni (University of Maryland) Chair
Chasity M. Shelton (The University of Tennessee) Chair-elect
Nicholas M. Fusco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) 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.


Otito F. Iwuchukwu (Fairleigh Dickinson University) Chair
Cheryl D. Cropp (Samford University) Chair-elect
Yee Ming Lee (University of Colorado) 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.


Abby A. Kahaleh (Roosevelt University) Chair
Sharon E. Connor (University of Pittsburgh) Chair-elect
Sheila M. Seed (MCPHS University–Worcester/Manchester) Immediate Past Chair
Lindsey Childs-Kean (University of Florida) 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.


Rupal Mansukhani (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Chair
Erin M. Slazak (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair-elect
Katelyn M. Alexander (East Tennessee State University) 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.


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


Andria F. Church (Palm Beach Atlantic University) Chair
Samantha Odem (William Carey University) Chair-elect
Lucas G. Hill (University of Texas at Austin) 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.


Fred Doloresco III (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) Chair
Jin Fan (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Chair-elect
Vacant Immediate Past Chair
Melissa M. Rasmussen (Manchester University) 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.


Lauren R. Biehle (University of Wyoming) Chair
Susan E. Smith (The University of Georgia) Chair-elect
Sara N. Trovinger (Manchester University) Immediate Past Chair
Kelly M. Shields (Ohio Northern University) Secretary of Knowledge Management