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Published on Thursday, June 3, 2021

APhA Academies and Special Interest Groups Announce 2021 Election Results

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS), Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), and the APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups.

The newly elected APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS officers will be installed at the 169th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, TX, March 18-21, 2022. APhA-APPM SIG leaders will assume their new leadership roles immediately.


Elected by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS)

APhA-APRS Basic Sciences

Chair-elect (2022-2023)

Heidi Mansour, PhD, RPh

Tucson, AZ


APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section

Chair-elect (2022-2023)                          

Jackoline M. Costantino, PharmD, BCCP

San Antonio, TX


APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section

Chair-elect (2022-2023) 

Kevin Lu, PhD, FISPE, BPharm

Columbia, SC


Elected by the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM)

APhA-APPM President-elect (2022-2023)                            

Patricia Fabel, PharmD, BCPS

Winnsboro, SC


APhA-APPM Executive Committee – Members-at-Large (2022-2024)               

Chris Johnson, PharmD, MEd, BCACP

Little Rock, AR


Deanna Tran, PharmD, BCACP

Hanover, MD


LCDR Trisha Chandler, PharmD

Cave Creek, AZ


The following were elected as 2021-22 Coordinator-elect for APhA-APPM’s Special Interest Groups:


Care of Underserved Patients 

Anna Staudt, PharmD

Columbus, OH



Natalie Young, PharmD, FACVP      

Raleigh, NC


Diabetes Management

Aimee Dawson, PharmD

South Windsor, CT


Immunizing Pharmacists

Jennifer Wilson, PharmD      

Waxhaw, NC


Medical Home / ACO

Darren Mensch, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Wyncote, PA


Medication Management

Taylor Elis Mathis, PharmD, MS, BCACP

Henderson, TN


Nuclear Pharmacy Practice

David Barnes, RPh, BCNP

Pompano Beach, FL


Pain, Palliative Care, and Addiction

Emily E. Leppien, PharmD, BCPS

Binghamton, NY



Ha Phan, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP
Jackson, MS


Transitions of Care

Roxane Took, PharmD, BCACP       
St. Louis, MO

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