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WHO WE ARE
ASCP is a non-profit, membership association devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older adults. Founded in 1969, ASCP is an international organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
ASCP represents pharmacy professionals and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults. ASCP's members range in the services they provide and serve older adults in a variety of settings.
The ASCP Foundation is dedicated to educating older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines. The ASCP Foundation's 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.
To contact ASCP, please use this form, or call 703-739-1300.
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 (1 elected from each of ASCP’s 8 regions listed below, and 2 at-large directors). 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.
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.
Jeffrey C. Delafuente
Sr Director of Business Development
Serves as Senior Director of Business Development to supervise, coordinate and direct the day-to-day operations of business development and meetings staff, to assure efficient and prompt execution of all duties and responsibilities, and to comply with overall ASCP mission and vision. Directs and develops society-wide marketing and sales strategies; identifies and maintains key corporate relationships; expands partnership opportunities and obtains funding through promotion of ASCP’s interests.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
FUNCTION 1 (40% of time) Responsible for the organization and management of ASCP’s operations in the areas of Business Development and Meetings
FUNCTION 2 (30% of time) Responsible for the day-to-day general administrative management of the division, including operating within budgetary framework.
FUNCTION 3 (10% of time)Marketing
FUNCTION 4 (15% of time) Responsible for the development and promotion of new business initiatives
FUNCTION 5 (5% of time) Responsible for the oversite of the Meetings and Events staff for the National, Regional and leadership meetings and other meetings as needed.
Qualifications:Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent). Pharmaceutical industry communications and/or business/marketing experience preferred. Health-related degree and/or clinical expertise preferred. Experience in project management and administration, meeting planning, fundraising, and supervising others.Language Skills:
Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, memos, and medical literature (English).Communication Skills:
Ability to write correspondence, ability to present effectively information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees, outside vendors, and the general public. Ability to write utilizing medical knowledge and terms. Ability to compose proposals and budgets. Ability to discuss work/performance issues with staff supervised. Strong editing and proofreading skills. Presentation/public speaking skills.Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and averages. Ability to present mathematical information in the form of graphs and charts. Ability to estimate costs, compile reports of actual vs. budgeted expenditures, and analyze financials.Reasoning Ability:
Ability to logically plan and schedule activities and tasks and establish timeliness and deadlines. Ability to manage and prioritize tasks from numerous concurrent activities. Ability to deal with problems and conflicts in a rational and professional manner.Physical Demands:
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 functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to move from one area of the office to another. The employee is required to move, lift and set up equipment, up to 40 pounds.Other Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with automated office equipment, including word processing, presentation, and database software. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and telephone skills.
Promote healthy aging by empowering pharmacists with education, resources, and innovative opportunities.
Recognized expert providers of medication management. Improving the lives of older adults.
In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:
ASCP's Board of Directors and staff have established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2019-2021.
2019-2021 ASCP Strategic Plan COMING SOON.
Read the ASCP Code of Ethics (PDF).