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APhA Board of Trustees - Officer & Trustee Biographies

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Jean-Venable "Kelly" R. Goode, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP, President

Jean-Venable “Kelly” R. Goode is Professor and Director of the community pharmacy residency program at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. Goode has pharmacy practice experiences in hospital, long-term care, and ambulatory care settings, but has focused most of her career on developing and implementing innovative patient care services in community pharmacy practice. She worked with Ukrop’s Pharmacy (now Martin’s Pharmacy) for 10 years and continues as a consultant. Goode currently practices in a federally-qualified health care center for the homeless. She is an author and speaker on topics including immunizations, practice-based research, medication therapy management, diabetes, asthma, and innovative community pharmacy practice. Goode is a former APhA-APPM President and is a member of the APhA Board of Trustees. She received her BS degree from Virginia Tech and BS and PharmD degrees from VCU. Goode has received the APhA Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, inaugural NACDS Foundation Community Pharmacy Faculty Award, APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award, VCU Distinguished Service Award, APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice, and Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practice Innovation Award.
 

Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, President-elect

Nancy A. Alvarez is Assistant Dean for Experiential Education and Continuing Professional Development for the Chapman University School of Pharmacy.  Prior to taking this position, she served as Senior Director of Medical Information at Endo Pharmaceuticals. Prior to her current term as APhA Trustee, she was an APhA Trustee and served on the Board's Executive, Performance Improvement and Strategic Directions Committees. She served as APhA Policy Committee Chair, New Practitioner and APhA-APPM Community/Ambulatory section officer, and as an APhA-ASP National Executive Committee Member at Large. She was Phi Lambda Sigma National President, PTCB Certification Council Chair and inaugural member and Phi Delta Chi Grand Vice President for Collegiate Affairs. Alvarez is a Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute (PLEI) Board member. She received Arizona's Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and Employee Pharmacist of the Year Award, PLEI Prescott Leadership Award, APhA Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award and APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Administrative Practice. She was recognized with the Jack R. Cole PhD Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and is an APhA Fellow. She has more than 13 years practicing within community and hospice pharmacy practice.
 

Lawrence “L.B.” Brown, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA, Immediate Past President

Lawrence “L.B.” Brown is Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Policy at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Prior to this position, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Health Outcomes and Policy Research for the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Pharmacy. He received his PharmD from the University of the Pacific and a PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. He is a former U.S. Air Force Pharmacy Technician. Brown has served as a marketing consultant for community pharmacy MTM providers and as Co-Chair of the Quality Metrics Workgroup for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). Brown has been an APhA Delegate for the past 15 years. Some of his former offices include: APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) Chapter President, Speaker of the House of Delegates for APhA and APhA-ASP, APhA Trustee, National President of the Kappa Psi International Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and UTHSC Faculty Senate President. Brown was awarded Pharmacy Student of the Year by the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and his international involvement resulted in receiving the “Medallion of the Association” award from the Hungarian Private Pharmacists Association. He is a member of Kappa Psi, Phi Lambda Sigma and Rho Chi.
 

Tery Baskin, PharmD, FAPhA, Treasurer

Tery Baskin is President and CEO of RxResults in Little Rock, Ark., a company he founded that provides an evidence-based medicine model for managing prescription benefits for large self-funded employers, health plans and trust funds. Prior to this position, he was with National Medical Health Card Systems (NMHC) where, through his positions first as COO and then as CMO, he managed and achieved an 800% growth increase in covered lives in seven years. Previously, he served as President of Pharmacy Associates, Director of the Arkansas Pharmacists Services Company, and owned several community pharmacies in the Little Rock area. Baskin is a Fellow of APhA and was honored with Arkansas Pharmacist of the Year by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and Preceptor of the Year by the University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy. He has served as President and on the Board of Directors for the APhA Foundation. He also served APhA as a member of the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates. Baskin served as Chairman and on the Board of Directors of the PACE Alliance. He also served as President, Treasurer and on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association. Baskin earned a BS in Biology from Arkansas Tech University and his BSPharm and PharmD from the University of Arkansas.
 

Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon), FAPhA, Executive Vice President, CEO

Thomas E. Menighan is executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He received his bachelor of science in pharmacy (BSPharm) in 1974 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and master of business administration (MBA) in 1990 from Averett College. In 2011, he received an honorary doctor of science (ScD) degree from West Virginia University and he was awarded a ScD by the University of Charleston (West Virginia) in 2010. Prior to his current leadership roles at APhA, Menighan was founder and president of SynTegra Solutions, Inc., in Germantown, Maryland. The company provides supply chain and chargeback auditing and consulting in risk management, 340B systems, anti-counterfeiting, and the technology of medication information. Menighan also founded SymRx, Inc., and developed CornerDrugstore.com. Throughout his career, Menighan has served volunteer roles within the profession of pharmacy, including president of APhA from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the APhA Board of Trustees between 1995 and 2003. He was a senior staff member of APhA from 1987 to 1992. While on staff as senior director of external affairs, he managed state affairs, public relations, new business development, and practice management issues. His other professional experiences include management of the PharMark Corporation, creator of RationalMed, and licensor of systems for states to conduct drug utilization review for millions of state Medicaid enrollees. Menighan also founded and was a 20-year Medicine Shoppe owner in Huntington, West Virginia, and he is a current partner in Pharmacy Associates, Inc., a multi-state specialty pharmacy that today serves patients in much of the United States.
 

Jean Paul Gagnon, PhD, Honorary President

Jean Paul Gagnon, PhD, retired as Senior Director of U.S. Policy and Strategic Advocacy for Sanofi US, after 22 years of service. He previously served as Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and Professor/Division Head of Pharmacy Administration at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. Gagnon was also a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and Committee Staffer for Representative Edward Madigan, the Minority Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health. He received his BSPharm and MS from the University of Connecticut and his PhD in Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University. Gagnon served in a number of elected positions including Board Member and President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; Treasurer of APhA; Treasurer and Board of Trust Member for USP; and Founder, Board Member, President and Treasurer of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He received the APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award in Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences, the APhA Hugo H. Schaefer Award, and the Sanofi-Aventis Pinnacle Award.
 


2016-2017 APhA Trustees
Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Trustee

Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, is President and Founder of Clinical Pharmacology Services, an ambulatory care practice model located in Tampa, FL. He is on faculty with the University of South Florida Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is currently working as a fellow with the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the health care reform team specializing in Medication Safety and Medication Therapy Management initiatives. He received the APhA Fellowship status in 2014 and has completed a three-year term as an APhA Board of Trustee in 2014 and is seeking reelection. His pharmacy experience includes ambulatory care, drug information, hospital, managed care, clinical research, health information technology, and forensic pharmacology and toxicology. Buffington is active in several local, state, and national pharmacy and medical organizations. He has previously served as President of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) and the American Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is an active member of the Florida Pharmacy Association. He is serving on the national APhA Pharmacy Collaborative. He serves as the pharmacist representative on the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Panel, the national medical billing coding panel. He received his PharmD and MBA degrees from Mercer University and completed a residency and clinical pharmacology fellowship at Emory University. Buffington has also received the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award, APhA Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Award of Excellence and FSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award.
 

Gregory A. Fox, BSPharm, Trustee

Gregory A. Fox manages 350 pharmacists and 120 pharmacies as a Pharmacy Merchandiser with Kroger Pharmacies.  In this position, he develops programs to train pharmacists, residents, and interns on the delivery of MTM services, diabetes coaching programs, immunizations, and other clinical services.  He also coordinates internship programs with and serves as an advisor to three colleges of pharmacy.  He earned his BSPharm from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.  He is a member of the APhA House of Delegates and serves on the APhA Government Affairs Committee and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy Technology Committee.  He previously served as President of the Ohio Pharmacists Association and the Butler County Pharmaceutical Association and has experience on a number of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees.  Fox received the Kroger Central Marketing Area Leadership Recognition, the Kroger Key Retailing Award, the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Friend of Pharmacy Award, the McKesson President’s Award, and the NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award.  He is also a member of the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.
 

Dennis K. Helling, PharmD, ScD (Hon), FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, Trustee

Dennis K. Helling is Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and the Former Executive Director of Pharmacy Operations and Therapeutics, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, where he oversaw more than 800 employees at 29 pharmacies and influenced the expansion of pharmacists’ roles and ambulatory clinical pharmacy services. His practice emphasis and research have been focused on documenting the impact pharmacists have on improving patient and economic outcomes. Helling is Past President of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the APhA Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Argus Commission and represented the profession on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Clinical Care Improvement Advisory Committee. He received his BSPharm from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his PharmD from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2013 Remington Honor Medal, the APhA-APPM Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award, two Pinnacle Awards from the APhA Foundation’s Quality Center, the Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Colorado Pharmacists Society, the ACCP Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy, and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center Sabin Award for Exceptional Leadership and Vision.  Helling is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Denver Hospice.

Linda Garrelts MacLean, BSPharm, RPh, Trustee

Linda Garrelts MacLean serves as Associate Dean and Clinical Professor for the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy. She teaches Pharmacy Management, Entrepreneurial Pharmacy, and Practical Politics and Pharmacy. She has particular interest in new and evolving practice models for community pharmacy and community pharmacy residency programs. MacLean is a Past President of the Washington State Pharmacists Association (WSPA) and current member of the Community Pharmacy Foundation Board of Directors. MacLean has provided numerous continuing education sessions on topics such as immunizations, diabetes and community practice and has been involved as coach and mentor for 12 student pharmacist teams for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) National Business Plan Competition, including two first place teams. She was named as one of the nation’s “Fifty Most Influential Pharmacists” in 1999 and was recognized by NCPA as the National Preceptor of the Year and the Faculty Liaison of the Year. In 2009, she received the Students’ Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching from WSU, and in 2011, she received the WSPA Distinguished Leadership Award. MacLean received her BSPharm from WSU.
 

Robert DiCenzo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, Trustee and APhA-APRS President

Robert DiCenzo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Adjunct appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Disease Unit of the Department of Medicine and the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After almost 10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, completion of a PharmD degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and a post-doc Fellowship in Antiretroviral Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at the University at Buffalo, he began an academic career which evolved from a faculty appointment at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo to an administrative and leadership role as the Director of Experiential Education at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St John Fisher College. After contributing to the development and operation of a new Experiential Education program, he was appointed the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
 

Kelsea Gallegos, PharmD Candidate, Trustee and APhA-ASP President

Kelsea Gallegos is the current American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists National President. As APhA-ASP National President, she actively represents the voice of student pharmacist members and new practitioners from across the country. Originally from Belen, New Mexico, a small rural town, she is now going to be a final-year student pharmacist at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kelsea formerly served as the APhA-ASP Region 8 Midyear Regional Meeting Coordinator and is currently an active member of Phi Lamba Sigma, the New Mexico Pharmacists Association, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc, Love your Melon, and several projects and Accreditation committees within the College of Pharmacy. She is a pharmacist intern at Walgreens and upon graduation, she plans to complete a pharmacy residency program. Kelsea's goals for this year include serving the Board of Trustees to the best of her ability. She looks forward to leading the Academy of Student Pharmacists during this essential time in the pharmacy profession and helping student pharmacists and APhA-ASP chapters unite to embody her Presidential theme, “Together we Can."
 

Bradley P. Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Trustee

Bradley P. Tice is Director of Marketing and Product Management within the Performance and Clinical Outcomes Practice of Cardinal Health. He was previously the Adverse Drug Event Clinical Pharmacist for Humana, Inc. He received both his BSPharm and PharmD from the University of Kansas and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.  His professional experience includes serving at PharmMD, Drake University College of Pharmacy and OscoDrug. He formerly served as APhA Speaker of the House of Delegates and Trustee. He has served in a number of professional positions, including APhA-APPM Member-at-Large, APhA-ASP Member-at-Large, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, CMS and NCQA Technical Expert Panels on quality measures, JAPhA Advisory Board, and the AACP Professional Affairs Committee. He previously served as Speaker of the House and on the Board of Trustees for the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), as well as the Board of Directors for the Central Iowa Pharmacists Association.  He received the APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Practice, the Albert B. Prescott/GlaxoSmithKline Leadership Award, the Iowa Pharmacy Association Young Pharmacist of the Year Award, and was recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Nashville Business Journal. He is also a member of ACCP, Tennessee Pharmacists Association, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Kappa Psi.
 

Theresa W. Tolle, BSPharm, FAPhA, Trustee and Speaker of the House

Theresa Tolle is a community pharmacist and owner who graduated from University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 1988 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. She began her career in chain pharmacy working for KMart and Target. In 1994, so began working in Independent Pharmacy and in January 1999 became a part-owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Florida. She has been President and full owner since November 2005 and is very involved in diabetes education, immunizations and outpatient DNA testing in her practice.Tolle has been very active in many professional organizations including serving as President of her local pharmacy association (Brevard County) in 1993, President of the Florida Pharmacy Association in 2003 and many other leadership positions. Her APhA involvement includes serving as Chair of the APhA-APPM Community & Ambulatory section in 1995-97, PAC Board of Governors Region 2 2009-2012, APhA Appointee to the AMCP Model Audit Guidelines for Pharmacy Task Force 2010-11, and current appointee to the Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation Standards Oversight Committee. Tolle has served in the APhA House of Delegates since 1992 and considers the House and the policy process her "first love." She has served on the Policy Review Committee, House Rules Review Committee, and the Policy Committee, which she chaired in 2010. She has also served as a delegate to the House 20 of the past 22 years. She has served as Speaker of the House for the Florida Pharmacy Association in 1995. Tolle has won several professional awards including the Ken Wurster Community Pharmacy Leadership Award from Cardinal Health in 2011, Bowl of Hygeia Award in 2008, James H. Beal Pharmacist of the Year in Florida in 2005 and the APhA Good Government Pharmacist of the Year in 2005. She was named APhA Fellow in 2011.
 

Wendy Weber, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAPhA, Trustee and APhA-APPM President

Wendy Weber is the clinical pharmacist at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) in Omaha, NE. Prior to her tenure at CUMC, Weber worked for a government contractor developing educational materials for providers. Her clinical experience includes emergency medicine, pediatric/neonatology, and women’s health. She has also practiced in community pharmacy. Weber is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She has been extensively involved in APhA and the APhA Foundation. She mostly recently served as vice president of the APhA Foundation. Weber is also a member of the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences National Pharmacy.
 

Dan Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, Trustee

Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco, and completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency there before moving to the NIH, where he completed his PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency. Dan has been highly active within APhA since he was a student, having served in a number of positions within APhA-ASP, including National President. He has previously served on the APhA Board of Trustees, and currently serves as a Member-at-large for the APhA-APPM Executive Committee. Dan has also served on a number of APhA Committees, including the Strategic Directions Committee, Chair of the Policy Review Committee, and most recently as a member of the House Rules Review Committee. In addition to his work with APhA, Dan has also held several committee positions with the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. Dan is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist working with the National Cancer Institute’s Surgery, Endocrine Oncology, and Thoracic/GI Malignancy Branches at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is the Director of the NIH PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program and is also a clinical investigator on 35 NCI-sponsored clinical trials, examining new and innovative ways to treat cancer. His passion is educating student pharmacists and residents. Dan’s major goals are to increase awareness of oncology across the pharmacy profession and to contribute, in some small way, to the incredible work that continues to advance the profession of pharmacy.
 

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