Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older adults. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.

ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (ASCP Foundation) is dedicated to educating older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines. Our 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 (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 (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions listed below). 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 1Region 2Region 3Region 4Region 5
Connecticut*DelawareIllinois*AlabamaAlaska
MaineDCIndiana*ArkansasArizona
Massachusetts*Maryland*IowaFlorida*California*
New HampshireNorth CarolinaKentucky*Georgia*Colorado
New JerseyPennsylvania*MichiganKansas*Hawaii
New York*South Carolina*Missouri*Louisiana*Idaho
Rhode IslandTennesseeOhio*MississippiMinnesota*
VermontVirginia Oklahoma*Montana*
International MembersWest Virginia Texas*Nebraska
Canada* Nevada
Puerto Rico New Mexico*
Virgin Islands Oregon
South Dakota
North Dakota
Utah*
Washington*
Wisconsin
* indicates ASCP Chapter Wyoming

Chairman of the Board
Joe Marek
Brecksville, OH

President
Joanne Hirshfield
Deansboro, NY

Secretary/Treasurer
James R. Suhrbier

Director
Jeanne Manzi
Rockville Centre, NY
Director
Erica Estus
Wakefield, RI

Director
Linda Baggett
Smithfield, VA

Director
Tom Snader
Sellersville, PA

Director
Carla McSpadden
Paoli, IN

Director
Kevin Fearon
N. Canton, OH
Director
Lisa Moris
Sugar Land, TX

Director
Dana Saffel
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Director
Katherine Anderson
University Place, WA

Director
Diana Quach
Las Vegas, NV

Board Member At Large
Ross Brickley
Burlington, NC

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

Senior Director of Business Development

General Responsibility: 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 including other duties that may be assigned.

FUNCTION 1: 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: 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: Marketing & Sales

Marketing

  • 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: 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: Meetings

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. Relationships and interactions with pharmaceutical companies and other organizations with a strategic interest in senior care an asset.

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.

Educational Affairs Program Manager

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has an immediate opening for an Educational Affairs Program Manager in its Alexandria, VA office.

General Responsibility: Provides support to the Educational Affairs Department in the development and coordination of educational initiatives.

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, Forum, Boot Camp, webinars and others as needed).
  • 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 speaker 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 criteria.
  • 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 customer service support for educational initiative inquiries.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of adult learning required. Membership association management experience preferred.
  • Computer Skills: 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.
  • Work Environment: Fast paced and interactive.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobs@ascp.com.

Chapter & Leadership Manager

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has an immediate opening for Chapter & Leadership Manager in its Alexandria, VA office.

General Responsibility: Key point of contact for ASCP Chapters and national leaders. Runs yearly elections and maintains rosters of national and chapter officer/liaison positions. Provides full support to ensure successful and beneficial ASCP Chapters. Has a working knowledge of the basic new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing association management system. Serves as backup to Director of Membership and Chapter Relations.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Chapters

  • Manages chapter nominations and election of chapter officers (in conjunction with ASCP national elections).
  • Receives and reviews chapter financial transactions and processes through A.P.
  • Reviews and distributes monthly financials to Chapter officers. Handles inquiries from chapters regarding their monthly statements.
  • Manages coordination of chapter meeting information including email announcements, website postings, and meeting creation in AMS.
  • With ASCP meetings department, schedules and coordinates chapter breakfasts and lunches at ASCP national conferences.
  • Serves as main point of contact for all student chapters
  • Acts as staff liaison between chapters and all ASCP departments
  • Maintains and updates ASCP chapter webpages
  • Creates and coordinates sending of chapter emails (requires ability to learn and understand list generation in association’s database and email system).

Leadership

  • Manage annual elections (in conjunction with chapter elections) to include drafting, editing materials, collecting nominations, corresponding with nominees, and working with the independent elections company to ensure accuracy of ballots.
  • Support call for nominations process and maintain leadership information in ASCP’s database.
  • Manage annual awards process to include drafting/editing e-blasts, communicating nominee information to awards committee, and ordering awards.
  • Craft messages to include in the ASCP Now enewsletter.
  • Prepare leadership pins for award ceremony at ASCP’s Annual Meeting.
  • Manage rooming lists for appropriate leadership groups to attend ASCP’s national and regional meetings.

Membership

  • Responsible with Director of Membership for development of chapter, general membership and AMS in-house training manuals
  • Develop a working knowledge of new member and existing member renewal processes as well as how to conduct mass member communications utilizing the existing AMS system.
  • Shares daily administrative/customer service duties with other membership staff as needed.

Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: College Degree required. Association and chapter experience required.
  • Language Skills: Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant telephone voice, and good enunciation skills. Must effectively and efficiently handle multiple calls. Must be able to respond to complaints and inquiries in a courteous and friendly manner at all times. Ability to read and comprehend instructions required. Ability to write correspondence and memos.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to present information effectively to customers, members/subscribers, vendors and the general public using good oral and written communications.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Basic understanding of financials and accounting practices.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standard situations.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to prioritize assignments, work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and independently, take direction from a variety of people and work as a team player. Be detail oriented. Computer knowledge with word processing, spreadsheet and database knowledge helpful. Familiarity with automated office equipment. Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and some lifting. The employee frequently is required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to move from one area of the office to another. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 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 function.
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobs@ascp.com.

Mission

Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.

Vision

Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.

Creed

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

The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:

  1. Enable Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care
  2. Maximize Value to Members
  3. Ensure the Sustainability of the Society

Read the full 2016-2018 ASCP Strategic Plan (PDF).

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