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WHO WE ARE: Empowering Pharmacists. Transforming Aging.

ASCP is a membership association that represents pharmacists, health care 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 - 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
New Jersey Washington 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

The Senior Care Pharmacist Journal Assistant Editors

Position Description:

The Senior Care Pharmacist is a widely read, trusted journal, indexed on Pubmed and Embase and widely cited and downloaded. Published online every month, The Senior Care Pharmacist is official journal of ASCP. The journal is experiencing an exciting growth phase and is now seeking to recruit a small team of Assistant Editors to assist with the work of the journal, supporting the production team, Editor in Chief and Associate Editors. This represents an outstanding opportunity to develop skills and experience in biomedical publishing, guided by an experienced team and achieving international recognition for contributions to the output of a highly respected publication.

Working under supervision, the Assistant Editors will provide assistance in a range of functions:

  • Assisting with day-to-day editing tasks
  • Developing new projects for the journal, with the opportunity to lead on specific initiatives
  • Working in the peer review processes for manuscripts, from time to time providing direct peer review for relevant papers
  • Liaising with senior clinicians and academics associated with the journal
  • Assisting with administrative projects to develop the journal
  • Creating and publishing content in the journal

These are honorary appointments with an initial term of one year, with an option to extend by a further year after the initial period. The appointments will be publicized by ASCP and will be recognized in each edition of the journal.

Expressions of interest are now sought, with the call for appointments closing June 1 2020 and appointments expected shortly after that.

For further information, please contact the Editor in Chief, Dr Chris Alderman at calderman@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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