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 adults. 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.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (ASCP Foundation) is dedicated to educating older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines. Our unique focus is the development, integration, and application of knowledge regarding medication use in the older adult population and the practice of senior care pharmacy to optimize health outcomes.

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 listed below). 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.

ASCP Regions

Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4Region 5
Connecticut*DelawareIllinois*AlabamaAlaska
MaineDCIndiana*ArkansasArizona
Massachusetts*Maryland*IowaFlorida*California*
New HampshireNorth CarolinaKentucky*Georgia*Colorado
New JerseyPennsylvania*MichiganKansas*Hawaii
New York*South Carolina*Missouri*Louisiana*Idaho
Rhode IslandTennesseeOhio*MississippiMinnesota*
VermontVirginia Oklahoma*Montana*
International MembersWest Virginia Texas*Nebraska
Canada* Nevada
Puerto Rico New Mexico*
Virgin Islands Oregon
South Dakota
North Dakota
Utah*
Washington*
Wisconsin
* indicates ASCP Chapter Wyoming

Chairman of the Board
Joe Marek
Brecksville, OH

President
Joanne 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

Board Member At Large
Ross Brickley
Burlington, NC

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

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has an immediate opening for an Educational Affairs Program Manager in its Alexandria, VA office.

General Responsibility: Provides support to the Educational Affairs Department in the development and coordination of educational initiatives.

Position Description:

Development and execution of educational initiatives (80%)

  • Collaborate with staff, committees and speakers in the development and execution of educational activities (Annual Meeting, Forum, Boot Camp, webinars and others as needed).
  • Organize peer review process for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist educational activities.
  • Copy-edit, format and post materials for program-related products (e.g., handouts, recordings, post-tests, etc.).
  • Partner with the Communications Department on the development of outreach and marketing strategies to support educational activities.
  • Coordinate speaker logistics for live webinars and conference presentations.
  • Conduct and review evaluations to identify ways to improve programs and products.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate information on education websites.
  • Participate in committee meetings to execute initiatives.
  • Manage call for proposal process.
  • Track participants’ continuing education assignments for pre- and post-conference workshop events.
  • Input data and provide reports relating to speaker and education session information.
  • Serve as ACPE Administrator and ensure compliance with ACPE criteria.
  • Travel to meetings as required.

Miscellaneous (20%)

  • Represent ASCP at external association meetings as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of learning management system usage and updates.
  • Provide customer service support for educational initiative inquiries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of adult learning required. Membership association management experience preferred.
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Experience utilizing and troubleshooting a learning management system.
  • Communication Skills: Clear verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to write session descriptions, learning objectives, and speaker correspondence.
  • Mathematical Skills: Knowledge of business math principles.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to logically plan and schedule activities and tasks to meet established timelines. Ability to manage numerous concurrent projects.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Attention to detail essential.
  • Work Environment: Fast paced and interactive.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobs@ascp.com.

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).

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