The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The newly elected Officers will be installed at the 164th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, March 24-27, 2017.
APhA-APPM elected the following officers: 2017-2019 APhA-APPM Executive Committee Members-at-Large - David Barnes RPh, BCNP, of Pembroke Pines, FL; Lt Col Ann D. McManis, BSPharm, MPA, of Vienna, VA; and Wendy Mobley-Bukstein PharmD, BCACP, CDE, of Des Moines, IA; 2017-2019 APhA-APPM New Practitioner Officer - Stephanie Gernant, PharmD, of Plantation, FL.
Also, APhA-APRS elected the following officers: 2017-2018 APhA-APRS President-elect - Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP, of Buffalo, NY; 2017-2018 APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Chair-Elect - Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD, FAHA, of Little Rock, AR, 2017-2018 APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect- Adriane N. Irwin, MS, PharmD, BCACP, of Albany, OR; 2017-2018 APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Chair-elect - Michelle A. Chui, PharmD, PhD, of Madison, WI; and 2017-2019 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer - Anthony Olson, PharmD, Med, of Burnsville, MN.
Elected by the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM)
David Barnes began his career as a pharmacist at USA Medical Center in Mobile, AL and was convinced that was all he ever wanted to do, he really loved being at a premier facility with educational programs in nursing and medicine. While working on the night shift, he did side jobs on his week off in home healthcare and retail pharmacy. He got the opportunity to move into nuclear pharmacy through a friend purely by accident and realized he had found his niche. He has held positions as a radiation safety officer, manager, and currently as regional director. In his current position, he has the opportunity to do so much more than dispensing and compounding regularly, he has 114 employees in his region and is responsible for hiring practices, HR issues, sales attainment, regulatory and facility compliance. While many of these things are not what pharmacists typically receive structured training in, they are necessary leadership activities that make companies and organizations successful. Working for GE Healthcare has given Barnes access to training and resources from a worldwide company that operates many types of businesses with consumer, industrial, and government implications. He is most proud of his time as a member of the BPS nuclear council and his current term as council chair, through this position he has been able to interact with the BPS Board and other council chairs, all are top leaders in their field. APhA membership and participation in numerous committees and moderating sessions has been a particularly rewarding part of his personal development and he hopes to continue it as a member at large of the Executive Committee.
Lt Col Ann D. McManis currently serves on Active Duty and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. She is assigned to the Defense Health Agency (DHA), as Deputy Chief, Pharmacy Purchased Care Operations Branch, of the Pharmacy Operations Division. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the current Department of Defense (DoD) pharmacy purchased care contract estimated at $65 billion dollars. Additionally, she contributes to the development of policies and programs to ensure a uniform, consistent, and equitable pharmacy benefit for over 9.5 million beneficiaries in the Military Health System.
Prior to her current assignment, Ann McManis completed a Medical Education with Industry Executive Fellowship in Pharmacy Practice Advancement and Policy with the American Pharmacists Association in Washington, DC. She has served in a variety of capacities including Pharmacy Director, Ancillary Services Director, and Medical Support Services Director while deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Additionally, she served as the Chief, Emergency Staff Function (ESF) #8, coordinating medical response during contingency and disaster operations at the base Emergency Operations Center.
Ann McManis graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1995 and from the American Military University where she received her Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration with a focus in emergency and disaster management in 2011. Prior to entering active duty in 2003, she worked as a staff pharmacist in both hospital and community pharmacy settings at a number of different locations.
Wendy Mobley-Bukstein is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in 1999. She is APhA certificate trained in Diabetes Care, Immunization Delivery and Medication Therapy Management. Her teaching responsibilities include a Medication Therapy Management elective and various topics in the Pharmacy Skills and Applications course series. She is the course coordinator and teaches topics in the Self Care & Nonprescription Products course. She maintains a clinical practice at Primary Health Care East Side Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where she precepts third year IPPE students. Her specialty areas of practice and scholarship are diabetes care, medication therapy management and community health education. Prior to joining Drake, she was the instructor for a pharmacy technician course at Heartland Community College in Illinois and maintained a pharmacy practice at Hopedale Medical Complex. She is the coordinator for the American Pharmacist Association Special Interest Group on Diabetes Management, legislative liaison for the Iowa Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
Stephanie Gernant became a pharmacist because of Belle Zimmerman—a fiery woman she called “grandma.” When they moved to the same city, Stephanie for college and her grandma for assisted living, they knew no one but each other. It was her grandma’s relationship with a certain mom-and- pop pharmacy in rural Missouri that inspired her to join our profession. Once she graduated from Missouri with a BS in Biology, she worked R&D at a drug manufacturer, until Ohio State’s PharmD program accepted her in 2008. During this time, she was lucky enough to land an internship at a 340B community pharmacy, and it was there that she had her first encounters with patients, whom more often than not were economically depressed and underserved. Serving the underserved drove her to a community PGY1 in Bangor Maine at an FQHC called Penobscot Community Health Care. Despite being a newly formed program in a little town almost in Canada, little did she know how advanced Penobscot really was; this health center was a patient centered medical home, and a pioneer ACO (words at the time she had no idea the meaning of). The unique opportunities with Penobscot’s transition of care program assisted her in landing a two year research fellowship in with Purdue University, and a position as Coordinator for a newly developed APhA Transitions of Care Special Interest Group.
Recently, she settled into a permanent position with Nova Southeastern University as an assistant professor. Two months ago was her very first white-coat ceremony as a faculty member; it was both surreal and thrilling to be the one giving the coats. Since then, she has partnered with several of her colleagues to develop the very first Practice Based Research Network comprised of ACO’s. This network, The ACO Research Network, Services and Education (ACORN-SEED), will serves as a vessel for scholarship, post-graduate training, APPE experiences and pharmacist-provided clinical services. In the future, she hopes to continue her involvement in APhA and encourage other pharmacists in advancement of our profession.
Elected by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS)
Edward M. Bednarczyk is a Clinical Associate Professor and Chairman of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985. He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1993 through the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Lab and the Department of Nuclear Medicine within the School of Medicine. He switched his primary appointment to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. He was named Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2007. His research is largely focused on the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, with his clinical responsibilities divided between nuclear medicine and neurology.
Elvin T. Price is an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences (pharmacogenomics) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Elvin earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2004 and subsequently obtained his PhD from the University of Florida. Elvin joined the faculty at UAMS after defending his dissertation. As a junior faculty member, he participated in the NIH NHLBI’s program to increase diversity among individuals engaged in health related research (PRIDE) where he completed additional training in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Division of Biostatistics. He received additional mentoring as a NIH NCATS funded KL2 scholar and he was selected to serve as one of the AAAS Science Translational Medicine Associate Scientific Advisors for 2014–2015. Furthermore, he has received funding as the PI of grants from the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and the Arkansas Claude Pepper Older American Independence Center. Elvin studies the impact of genetic variation in nuclear hormone receptor genes on cardio-metabolic homeostasis and pharmacological responses. Elvin balances his research efforts with teaching requirements in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. Elvin is enthusiastic about fighting cardiovascular diseases and educating the next generation of practitioners and scientists.
Adriane N. Irwin is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Oregon State University/ Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Irwin maintains a practice site within the Community Health Centers of Benton & Linn Counties focused on rural primary care and oversees the pharmacy resident research requirement for Salem Hospital.
Dr. Irwin’s research is focused on demonstrating the value of clinical pharmacy services through quality measure performance and improved clinical outcomes. She has served on multiple committees in APhA-APRS including the Awards Standing Committee, Education Standing Committee, and Clinical Research Paper Award Screening Committee. She is also a former APhA Trustee and National President for the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists.
Dr. Irwin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Oregon State University and both a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. She completed pharmacy practice residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and fellowship in Ambulatory Care & Practice-Based Research with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She is board-certified in ambulatory care.
Michelle A. Chui is an associate professor and vice-chair in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division and director of the Systems Approach to Medication Safety (SAMS) Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. The focus of her work is using human factors engineering theories, design principles, and methodologies to improve medication safety in the community pharmacy setting with independently living older adults. She was a National Institutes of Health K award scholar, funded by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the University of Wisconsin Center for Translational Science Award (CTSA). She has authored or co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, abstracts, and book chapters on medication safety topics ranging from the impact of technology implementation, to the effect of subjective workload, to barriers to health care provider collaboration. She is currently focused on understanding the work that both the community pharmacist and the older adult patient does to select non-prescription OTC medications in order to inform a state-wide intervention that will improve safe OTC use. She is an active member in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the American Pharmacists Association where she has served on the ESAS Methods Committee, Colleagues in Research Planning Committee, and the Strategic Planning Taskforce.
Anthony Olson is a first-year PhD student in Social & Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota–College of Pharmacy. His research interests include medication-related health behaviors & decision making, tools for advancing pharmacy practice, and leadership. Dr. Olson currently teaches a course on Drugs in the US Healthcare System at the University of Minnesota and also has experience working in the community pharmacy practice setting. He has been involved with American Pharmacists Association (APhA) at the local, state, and national levels as both a student and new practitioner. Dr. Olson has served as a delegate in the APhA House of Delegates and the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) Board of Directors. He is also a member of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), Phi Delta Chi (PDX), and several other professional organizations.
The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use and advancing patient care. APhA serves pharmacists in all practice settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies and other specialized settings. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community of practitioners, networking and leadership opportunities, tools and resources for developing patient care services, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management and regulatory issues facing the profession.
The APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-APRS based on their area of research. APhA-APRS is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA-APRS: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community for pharmacists, networking and leadership opportunities, premier research journals such as JAPhA and JPharmSci, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management, and regulatory issues facing the profession.