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.

The ASCP Bylaws 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.


ASCP Regions

Region A - Northeast Region B – Mid Atlantic Region C – Midwest Region D – Southeast Region E – North Central Region F – South Central Region G – Southwest Region H – Northwest
Maine Pennsylvania Michigan Tennessee North Dakota Texas California Idaho
Vermont Delaware Illinois South Carolina South Dakota New Mexico Nevada Montana
New Hampshire Maryland Indiana Florida Nebraska Oklahoma Utah Oregon
Connecticut West Virginia Ohio Georgia Kansas Arkansas Colorado Washington
New York Virginia Kentucky Alabama Missouri Louisiana Arizona Wyoming
Rhode Island North Carolina Mississippi Iowa Alaska
New Jersey Washington DC Minnesota Hawaii

Chairman of the Board
Joe Marek
Brecksville, OH

Joanne Hirshfield
Deansboro, NY

James R. Suhrbier
Erica Estus
Wakefield, RI

Tom Snader
Sellersville, PA

Kevin Fearon
N. Canton, OH

Deborah Milito
Harleysville, PA

Jason Sutton
Richardson, TX
President Elect
Lisa Moris
Sugar Land, TX

Dana Saffel
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Diana Quach
Las Vegas, NV

Stephanie Hernandez
Georgetown, MA

Greg Milanich
Brecksville, OH

Terri Fagan
Portland, OR

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

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

  1. Hire, train, supervise, and monitor performance of department staff.
  2. Supervise department staff in operational matters, coordination among departments, and other areas as delegated by the Executive Director & CEO.
  3. Provide timely and effective performance evaluations of department staff based on performance in job functions and achievement of goals and objectives.
  4. Establish priorities, coordinate, organize and allocate staff resources in order to accomplish organizational and CEO goals.
  5. Responsible for effective staff assistance to the Board of Directors and other volunteer groups.
  6. Responsible for appropriate coordination of ASCP activities through the department staff.
  7. Monitor programmatic and budgetary performance of department staff correct deficiencies when noted.
  8. Responsible for achievement of results of department staffs' activities and for their morale.
  9. Attends Annual Meetings, Midyear Meetings and other Society meetings as directed.

FUNCTION 2 (30% of time) Responsible for the day-to-day general administrative management of the division, including operating within budgetary framework.

  1. Make decisions regarding matters requiring attention or as delegated by the Executive Director & CEO.
  2. Communicate regularly with the Executive Director & CEO with regard to significant staff or operational matters.
  3. Oversee decision making at staff level regarding budget development and monitoring.
  4. Oversee and monitor departmental budget development and overall budget performance through the Directors.
  5. Maintain current knowledge of all headquarters' activities and status of issues requiring executive-level attention.
  6. Assists in preparing the budget for the department and monitors yearly program execution to ensure budgeted revenues and expenses are achieved.

FUNCTION 3 (10% of time)

  • Perform market analyses on a regular basis and provide reports to ASCP Senior Staff
    • Direct market research collection, analysis and interpretation of data
    • Assess market competition
    • Identify short-term and long-range issues and provide information and recommendations for course of action in Society directives
  • Maintain marketing data and provide response to marketing inquiries
  • Develop and implement marketing plans/promotional strategies for Society products and services and direct promotional support for ASCP
    • Produce and prepare promotional literature
    • Prepare and produce presentations
    • Utilize market intelligence to help develop new uses for existing products and influence the development of present and future products and services for ASCP
  • Identify new clients and markets with organizations who have a strategic interest in senior care, including pharmaceutical manufacturers
Development and Sales
  • Establish development goals in conjunction with ASCP Senior Staff and the ASCP Board
  • Develop and implement solicitation strategies
  • Obtain funding for programs and services offered by ASCP
  • Organize and participate in client meetings and capabilities presentations
  • Identify and oversee grants and funding initiatives
  • Identify and align supporters with ASCP interests
  • Organize special campaigns and strategies to expand funding opportunities
Account Management
  • Organize and develop corporate relations programs
  • Maintain relations with corporate partners
  • Identify opportunities to expand current relationships

FUNCTION 4 (15% of time) Responsible for the development and promotion of new business initiatives

  1. Identify strategic goals for growing ASCP’s market position.
  2. Identify and implement profitable and sustainable business initiatives as directed by CEO.
  3. Develop resource list of new co-marketing 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.

  1. Identify the strategic goals of the national, regional and chapter meetings


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:

  • 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.

2019-2021 ASCP Strategic Plan COMING SOON.

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