Who We Are

WHO WE ARE: Empowering Pharmacists. Transforming Aging.

ASCP is a membership association that represents pharmacy professionals and students serving the unique medication needs of older adults. ASCP is an international organization with members located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 12 countries. The society’s mission is to promote healthy aging by empowering pharmacists with education, resources, and innovative opportunities.

Founded in 1969, ASCP is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia. The ASCP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; its purpose is to carry out the charitable – including scientific, literary, and educational – purposes of ASCP.

The ASCP Bylaws provide for 13 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 9 additional directors (1 elected from each of ASCP’s 8 regions listed below, and 1 at-large director). 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 3-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 3-year term and elections are staggered, such that 3 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 A - NortheastRegion B – Mid AtlanticRegion C – MidwestRegion D – SoutheastRegion E – North CentralRegion F – South CentralRegion G – SouthwestRegion H – Northwest
MainePennsylvaniaMichiganTennesseeNorth DakotaTexasCaliforniaIdaho
VermontDelawareIllinoisSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaNew MexicoNevadaMontana
New HampshireMarylandIndianaFloridaNebraskaOklahomaUtahOregon
ConnecticutWest VirginiaOhioGeorgiaKansasArkansasColoradoWashington
New YorkVirginiaKentuckyAlabamaMissouriLouisianaArizonaWyoming
Rhode IslandNorth Carolina
New JerseyWashington DC






Canada (east of the Manitoba border)
      Canada (west of the Manitoba border) 
 All other countries not listed in regions A, G, or H

CEO / Executive Director
Chad Worz

Chairman of the Board
Joanne Hirshfield

Kevin Fearon

Lisa M. Morris

Rolf Schrader
Rob Leffler

Dana Saffel

Joe Litsey

Diana Quach

Addi Peluso
Stephanie Hernandez

Deborah Milito

Gregory Milanich

Jason Sutton

Terri Fagan

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.

Joanne Hirshfield

Chad Worz

Joe Marek

Nicki Brandt

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

Membership Acquisition Coordinator

Division: Marketing/Communications/Membership
Reports to: Senior Director of Communications

General Responsibilities:

The membership team member functions as the liaison between ASCP and its members, customers, and prospective members. This includes answering customer service queries, devising regular membership communications, maintaining membership records, and overseeing membership recruitment and retention programs and promotional programs.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Membership Marketing, Acquisition, and Retention

  • Helps plan, develop, and execute membership acquisition, win-back, retention, and renewal campaigns.
  • Helps prepare budgets for membership marketing campaigns.
  • Oversees and updates automated renewal and welcome campaigns to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Oversees ASCP’s group/business membership program.
  • Helps create, budget, and plan membership promotions and campaigns.

Member Services, Benefits, & Programs

  • Manages dues generation and collection procedures for all members.
  • Maintains, develops, and administers membership service and incentive programs, including member benefit and discount programs.
  • Develops and promotes the Society's affiliated organizations.
  • Facilitates joint memberships with other associations and groups.
  • Manages the timely invoicing of all members (digital and print, when applicable).
  • Responds in a timely manner to all customer service inquiries.
  • Main point of contact for ASCP’s Career Center.

Database Management & Reporting

  • Resource and organization “expert” in development of standard and customized database reports
  • Responsible for membership record maintenance and database updates.
  • Creates and maintains required assets in Your Membership (YM) membership software to enhance development of the association database.
  • Runs membership queries and reports.
  • Helps pull and evaluate monthly membership reports and analyze trends in data.


Education/Experience: BA/BS Degree. Experience with membership software or with email marketing automation is desired.

Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written skills necessary. Ability to communicate with individuals at many different levels. Strong customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and telephone skills.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to soswald@ascp.com.


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:

  • 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

ASCP's Board of Directors and staff have established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2019-2021.

2019-2020 ASCP Strategic Plan.

  1. Read the ASCP Code of Ethics (PDF).
  2. Read the ASCP Bylaws.
  3. Read the ASCP Foundation Bylaws.

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