WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the election of Valerie Prince, PharmD, FAPhA, BCPS of Odenville, AL, as 2022–2023 APhA President-elect. Prince will succeed Theresa Tolle, of Sebastian, FL, to the office of APhA President on March 27, 2023, at the conclusion of the 2023 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Phoenix, AZ.
Also elected to serve a three-year term on APhA’s Board of Trustees, beginning in March 2022 are Vibhuti Arya of Brooklyn, NY, and Stephen Carroll of Benton, AR. Mary L. Euler of Uniontown, PA, was elected as the 2022-2023 Honorary President. All officers will be installed at the 169th APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Antonio, TX, March 18–21, 2022.
Valerie Prince, PharmD, FAPhA, BCPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at St. Vincent's East Family Medicine Residency Program in Birmingham, AL, and is grateful to be part of its interdisciplinary team taking care of patients. Her practice focuses on patient safety, substance abuse, and mentorship of student and resident pharmacists and physicians.
She is a professor at Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Mercer University and an American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP)-accredited residency at Regional Medical Center at Memphis prepared her well for the professional roles she has undertaken, along with her leadership roles with APhA and the Alabama Pharmacy Association. She has enjoyed practicing in acute care, ambulatory, independent, chain, and long-term care pharmacies.
Her national-level involvement in APhA includes two terms on the Board of Trustees, APhA–APPM President, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA–ASP) national officer. She is the immediate former Chair of the APhA House of Delegates Rules Review Committee.
She received the Alabama Pharmacy Association Distinguished Service Award for her extensive state level involvement that included service as APA Research and Education Foundation (APAREF) President and APA Board of Trustees. She is a past national president of Phi Lambda Sigma leadership society and was recognized as National Chapter Advisor of the Year. She served the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for several years on the Committee on Rehabilitating Impaired Pharmacists (CORIP).
She is a recipient of the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA–ASP Award and the APhA–APPM Distinguished Achievement in Clinical Practice Award. She is an APhA Fellow. She has a long record of community service and mentoring and is currently serving on the Governor’s Task Force on Opioids.
Vibhuti Arya, PharmD, MPH, is a Professor at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Clinical Advisor to the New York City Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH).
In her role, she works to integrate pharmacists into public health initiatives, particularly among high-risk, medically underserved areas in NYC, and advises on legislation. To date, Dr. Arya has been engaged with several efforts including public health detailing, policy planning, expanding naloxone access through community pharmacies, syndromic surveillance, correctional health services, and emergency preparedness.
She also serves on the Health Department’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Arya has demonstrated exemplary leadership across professional bodies and non-profits throughout her career.
Within APhA, she is a former APhA-ASP National President and New Practitioner leader, helps lead the APhA-APPM Public Health SIG, and serves on the APhA Taskforce on Systemic Racism. Dr. Arya is also a Global Lead for Equity Workforce Development for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Most recently, she received the Sustained Contributor Award from the American Public Health Association Pharmacy Section and led a team to win the MIT Hacking Racism Challenge in Social Justice & Policy. Dr. Arya engages students and colleagues to examine programs and policies through the lens of equity, applying social justice principles to reduce inequities in care. She recently gave a TEDx talk on structural racism.
Dr. Arya completed the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency at the University of Minnesota, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Stephen Carroll, PharmD, MBA, received his PharmD in 2005 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy.
He completed his MBA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Arkansas State University. He currently practices and is a co-owner in AllCare Specialty Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Prior to working in specialty pharmacy, Dr. Carroll was the Chief Operating Officer of W.P. Malone, Inc, a company that included retail, long term care, and correctional pharmacies.
Dr. Carroll served on the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) Board of Directors from 2010–2020 and served as President of the APA Board of Directors in 2018–2019. Dr. Carroll was appointed to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission and served as a commissioner from 2016 to 2019. Dr. Carroll was awarded the Arkansas Pharmacists Association Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2014. Dr. Carroll has led several grassroots efforts to further the profession of pharmacy in his home state to protect pharmacists from the overreaching practices of PBMs. He has participated in the state legislative process to expand the scope of practice for pharmacists in Arkansas. Dr. Carroll is an active member of APhA and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.
Mary L. Euler, PharmD, FAPhA, serves as Professor and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.
Prior to arriving in Morgantown, WV, she served for 4 years as McGee Chair for Doctoral Studies and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and 21 years as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy.
Her academic career includes experience in curricular design, faculty development, distance education, experiential learning, leadership development, and academic service learning. Her teaching interests include professional communications, pharmacy history, patient education, health care ethics, leadership development, self-awareness training, and vaccine-preventable illnesses. She is an APhA certified immunizing pharmacist and trainer.
Dr. Euler is also the Associate Executive Director for Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society, after having served as the Executive Director from 1999–2020. She is also the recipient of many professional and community service awards, including the APhA–ASP Outstanding Advisor Award, the APhA Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award, the Missouri Pharmacist Making a Difference Award, and the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Mathew Wilson Award. In 2011, she was inducted as an APhA Fellow.
Engaged in her community, Dr. Euler co-chaired the H1N1 education committee for the Kanawha County Health Department and served on the health department’s Multi-Agency Emergency Response Task Force. She is a certified trainer-facilitator for GiANT Worldwide leadership development programs.
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