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Brandi Hamilton elected as 2022–2023 APhA HOD Speaker-elect

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Brandi Hamilton elected as 2022–2023 APhA HOD Speaker-elect

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced today that Brandi Hamilton, PharmD, MS, BCPS, was elected as 2022–2023 speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates (APhA HOD). After serving as speaker-elect, Hamilton will serve as speaker of APhA HOD and trustee for 2023–2025.

Hamilton is currently the director of pharmacy at California Rehabilitation Institute, a 138-bed acute physical rehabilitation hospital where she is enhancing safe medication practice, promoting opioid stewardship, optimizing and leveraging technology, and advancing pharmacist practice across the continuum of care. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.

She began her career in pharmacy over 20 years ago as a pharmacy technician and has since become a leader in the profession. Her work is dedicated to the development and advancement of pharmacists and their integration into the health care team, focusing on individual strengths and how they contribute to a team and organization.

Hamilton's service to the profession of pharmacy and APhA began early as a student, when she served as APhA–ASP National President. During her tenure on the APhA–ASP National Executive Committee (NEC), Hamilton and NEC created the APhA Back the PAC program, which included distribution of popular APhA–PAC tumblers to promote professional advocacy among student pharmacists.

As a current delegate to the APhA HOD and member of the APhA Pharmacy Today Editorial Advisory Board, Hamilton has remained committed to serving the profession of pharmacy throughout her career. She has been engaged with APhA in the following elected and appointed positions:

  • New Business Review Committee, (2020–2021 chair)
  • Policy Reference Committee (2019)
  • House of Delegates Committee on Nominations (2017–2018)
  • New Practitioner Editorial Advisory Board (2017–2018)
  • New Practitioner Advisory Committee (2016–2017)
  • New Business Review Committee (2016–2017)
  • Policy Review Committee (2015–2016)
  • Board of Trustees Strategic Directions Committee (2013–2015)
  • Board of Trustees (2013–2014)

As speaker-elect, Hamilton will serve as an officer in the APhA HOD and assist current APhA Speaker of the HOD Melissa Skelton Duke, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FAPhA, in the direction of the APhA policy process. The speaker-elect serves a one-year term before taking over as speaker of the house and trustee for two years. Hamilton will assume the position of speaker at the end of the 2023 HOD in Phoenix, AZ.

To learn more about the APhA HOD, click here.

About APhA HOD
APhA House of Delegates (HOD) comprises delegates from state pharmacy associations, APhA membership academies, affiliated organizations, recognized pharmacy organizations, and ex officio groups. HOD meets during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition to debate and adopt policy proposals developed throughout the year. The House sessions are presided over by the speaker of HOD.

About APhA
APhA is the only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession. Our expert staff and strong volunteer leadership, including many experienced pharmacists, allow us to deliver vital leadership to help pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians find success and satisfaction in their work and advocate for changes that benefit them, their patients, and their communities. For more information, visit


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