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 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 - 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
Massachusetts Wisconsin

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 Morris
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


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

General Responsibilities:

Helps to ensure the editorial development and production of the monthly journal, The Senior Care Pharmacist, and journal supplements to ensure the publication meets the Society’s standards of excellence. Assists with the Society’s editing and writing needs, including editing position statements, newsletters, emails, and other communications. Coordinates with key editorial and communications staff.

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

Editorial Assistant for The Senior Care Pharmacist (65%)

Collaborates with editorial team on all activities relating to the development and publication of The Senior Care Pharmacist. Including:

  • Works with the editorial team, including the managing editor, copy editor, and editor-in-chief, to manage and edit all contributions for the journal.
  • Works with authors to ensure accuracy of editorial content.
  • Ensures timely execution of journal publication.
  • Creates and monitors policies and procedures to ensure the academic integrity, quality appearance, and timeliness of the journal.
  • Coordinates the publication of journal articles with production manager.
  • Serves as the primary in-house contact for the off-site editor-in-chief. Reports directly to senior director of communications on all activities related to the journal, including all communication with editor-in-chief.
  • Helps to evaluate and improve journal software, vendors, and processes to make the editorial process as efficient and accurate as possible.

Editorial, Proofreading, and Writing Tasks (30%)

Assists the communications team with editing, copy-editing, and writing tasks. Including:

  • Assists with editing needs of the ASCP communications department, as needed, or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Reviews, copyedits, and writes for bimonthly electronic newsletter and related content.
  • Assists with writing and/or editing copy for eblasts, the website, and all other marketing materials/advertisements/communications, as needed.
  • Writes, edits, and distributes press releases, speeches, articles, proposals, talking points, and content for electronic and print communications.
  • Helps to edit position statements, white papers, or other policy documents, as needed.

Responsibilities, as Assigned by Supervisor (5%)

  • In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all employees should continue to follow duties assigned by their supervisor on an ongoing basis, as well as any roles that will help achieve personal yearly goals or the strategic goals of ASCP and their division.


Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree or comparable experience in journalism, English, or related field and 3 to 6 years of experience in editing, journalism, or editorial research.

Communication Skills: Ability to write, edit, and proofread correspondence, manuscripts, and other printed materials. Has demonstrated ability to effectively present ideas—both verbally and visually. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels within the organization as well as representatives of other associations and organizations.

Organization Skills: Must demonstrate organization skills to manage multiple priorities, in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage limited resources and competing deadlines on a strict timeline.

Other Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Command of grammar, spelling, and current affairs. Ability to closely follow a style guide and/or manual. Working knowledge of publishing/editorial processes. Knowledge of project management principles and practices.

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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