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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

Director of Education

Division: Education

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, Boot Camp, webinars and others as needed).
  • Liaison between leadership and the education team keeping the team informed
  • Valuing input, and managing with transparency, flexibility and effectively empowering the education team in accord with the organizational philosophy
  • 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 and negotiate speaker contracts and 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 standards.
  • Serve as BPS Administrator and ensure compliance with BCGP standards.
  • 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 strong customer service skills
  • Educational grant writing support
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of adult learning required. Membership association management experience preferred. Experience in senior care.
  • Computer Skills: Leveraging and applying technology software solutions to educational activities. 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. Knowledge in Clifton StrengthsFinder a plus.
  • Work Environment: Fast paced and interactive.

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

Information Technology Coordinator

Division: Technology
Reports to: Senior Director of Technology

Position Description:

Brief Overview

  • System administrator for 20 staff Apple Mac laptops
  • Train and support staff on efficient use of ASCP technology
  • Research technology to streamline staff productivity
  • Maintain high level of knowledge to support ASCP systems

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

Support users

  • Respond to staff's problems with hardware and/or software and find and implement solutions.
  • Respond to staff's various questions about any sort of technical issue and provide efficient, cost-effective, beneficial solutions.
  • Maintain, update, upgrade staff laptops, printers and all other networked peripherals.
  • Overall resource for ASCP technology including our different member software

Support Office 365

  • Provide support to staff with the Microsoft Office 365 suite (Skype, Teams, Office, & SharePoint) and escalate when needed.
  • Maintain Distribution Lists within Exchange Online.
  • Administer and monitor Mimecast email flow.
  • Train staff on efficient use of Office 365 suite of tools.

Manage servers

  • Work with Senior Director of Technology to deploy and maintain all in-house services, such as web, database, and backup servers.
  • Maintain Azure Cloud configurations and other administrative functionality.

Special Projects

  • Work with Senior Director of Technology on special projects through the year.
  • Examples of future projects: Transition staff to Microsoft Teams, deploy a remote management solution, evaluate departmental SAAS solutions, install conference room AV, and more


Education/Experience: BA/BS Degree in Information Technology. Experience required with Apple Mac OS. Preferred Skills: HTML, Bash, Microsoft Azure, SharePoint, Exchange, Outlook, Teams, and Skype.

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 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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