Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.

ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.

Mission

Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.

Vision

Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.

Creed

In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:

  • Hold their patients' interest above all others
  • Take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs
  • Ensure that their patients’ medications are the most appropriate, the most effective, the safest possible, and are used correctly
  • Identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy

Strategic Plan

The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:

  1. Enable Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care
  2. Maximize Value to Members
  3. Ensure the Sustainability of the Society

Read the full 2016-2018 ASCP Strategic Plan (PDF).

The ASCP Bylaws (PDF) provide for 14 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 additional directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each officer serves a one-year term. Each officer must have been a director-member of the Board for a minimum of one 2-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, such that only 5 of the 10 director positions are elected annually. Each director may be re-elected to no more than two consecutive terms as director. Directors are strongly encouraged to run for an officer position, since being a director is a prerequisite for being an officer.

Chairman of the Board
Joe Marek
Brecksville, OH

President
Chad Worz
Cincinnati, OH

President-Elect
Joanne S. Hirshfield
Deansboro, NY

Secretary/Treasurer
James R. Suhrbier

Director
Jeanne Manzi
Rockville Centre, NY
Director
Erica Estus
Wakefield, RI

Director
Linda Baggett
Smithfield, VA

Director
Tom Snader
Sellersville, PA

Director
Carla McSpadden
Paoli, IN

Director
Kevin Fearon
N. Canton, OH
Director
Lisa Moris
Sugar Land, TX

Director
Dana Saffel
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Director
Katherine Anderson
University Place, WA

Director
Diana Quach
Las Vegas, NV

Ex-Officio
Frank Grosso
Alexandria, VA

The Council of Presidents consists of all past and present presidential officers of ASCP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and the Society. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors serves as the Chair of the Council of Presidents.

Sharon Clackum

Jeffrey C. Delafuente

Sean Jeffery

Penny Shelton

Albert Barber

Shelly Spiro

Judy Beizer

Lee Meyer

Joseph Gruber

Robert Miller

Diane Crutchfield

Ross Brickley

Steve Feldman

Mark Sey

William Simonson

Dianne Tobias

David Kazarian

Jan Allen

Ralph Kalies

Brian Kahan

Lynn Connor

Tim Bien

Herb Langsam*

Scott Carruthers

Charles Maples

Nelson Showalter

Jack Sassone*

Elliott Tertes

Steve Adams

Arnold Cammeyer

Tom Snader

Rolf Schrader

Steve Loevner

Jerome Fine

Milton Moskowitz

Mark Abrams

Al Odell

Robert Hayes*

Larry Neimerow*

Jack Machbitz

John Kaufman*

Allan Kratz*

Richard Berman*

* deceased

Chapter & Membership Manager

Divison: Membership

Reports to: Director of Membership & Chapter Relations

General Responsibility: Provides support to the ASCP Membership Department and ASCP chapters. Key point of contact for membership surveys, record updates, renewal processing and invoicing, and other customer service inquiries. Supports ASCP chapters and maintains rosters of chapter officer/liaison positions. Has a working knowledge of the basic new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing association management system. Serves as backup to Director of Membership and Chapter Relations.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Membership

  • Resource and organization “expert” in development of standard and customized database reports
  • Supports all internally issued membership generated surveys to members or non-members
  • Perform membership database updates of address changes
  • Perform membership renewal payments
  • Main point of contact for customer inquiries via mail and email
  • Respond to requests for membership information as well as general ASCP information and understand the mission of ASCP members
  • Responsible with Director or Membership for development of chapter, general membership and AMS in-house training manuals
  • Develop a working knowledge of new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing AMS system.
  • Shares daily administrative/customer service duties with Executive Management & Membership Assistant.

Chapters/Affiliates

  • Coordinates chapter nominations and election of chapter officers
  • Receives and reviews chapter financial transactions and processes through A.P.
  • Reviews and distributes monthly financials to Chapter officers. Handles inquiries from chapters regarding their monthly statements.
  • Coordinates chapter meeting information including email announcements, website postings, and meeting creation in AMS.
  • With ASCP meetings department, schedules and coordinates chapter breakfasts and lunches at ASCP national conferences.
  • Serves as main point of contact for all student chapters
  • Acts as staff liaison between chapters and all ASCP departments
  • Maintains and updates ASCP chapter webpages

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: College Degree required. Association and chapter experience required.

Language Skills: Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant telephone voice, and good enunciation skills. Must effectively and efficiently handle multiple calls. Must be able to respond to complaints and inquiries in a courteous and friendly manner at all times. Ability to read and comprehend instructions required. Ability to write correspondence and memos.

Communication Skills: Ability to present information effectively to customers, members/subscribers, vendors and the general public using good oral and written communications.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Basic understanding of financials and accounting practices.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standard situations.

Other Skills/Abilities Ability to prioritize assignments, work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and independently, take direction from a variety of people and work as a team player. Be detail oriented. Computer knowledge with word processing, spreadsheet and database knowledge helpful. Familiarity with automated office equipment. Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and some lifting. The employee frequently is required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to move from one area of the office to another. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ASCP offers a competitive salary and benefits program. Interested persons are invited to visit www.ascp.com for more information about the organization and send letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to: Susan Oswald, HR Representative, soswald@ascp.com EOE

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