APhA Board of Trustees

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APhA Officers & Trustees
Michael D. Hogue - APhA President (2020-2021)

BOT_Hogue Michael.jpgMichael D Hogue, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP is dean and professor of the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy in Loma Linda, California. Prior to serving at Loma Linda, Dr. Hogue held a variety of administrative appointments at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and was a full-tenured professor. A highly regarded expert in immunization practice, he was on APhA’s original staff development team and original faculty for APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and advocacy initiative. He’s published dozens of articles on the subject and speaks nationally and internationally on vaccine-related topics. Dr. Hogue has served in leadership with the American Pharmacists Association for over 25 years, first serving as national student president (APhA-ASP), then later as president of APhA’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. In 2019 he will conclude a 2 year term as Speaker of APhA’s House of Delegates, and trustee, and then assumes the role of President-elect of APhA. In addition to his service to APhA, he served in many roles with the Alabama Pharmacy Association. In 2018, Dr. Hogue was inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame for his life’s work in Immunizations. A fellow of APhA and the National Academies of Practice, Dr. Hogue has also served on the initial professional consensus conference defining Medication Therapy Management and published two books on the subject. He is a former board member of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Hogue believes strongly in community involvement and can often be found serving within his church and community. He is married to Dr. Heather Hogue, also a pharmacist, and is the proud father of two daughters (Olivia and Anne Elise).

Sandra Leal - APhA President-elect (2020-2021)

sandra_leal.jpgSandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE is the Chief Executive Officer for SinfoníaRx, a national provider of Medication Therapy Management services. Dr. Leal has been a tireless advocate for recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers. She has chaired numerous non-pharmacy boards and has served on multiple committees to champion the significant role that pharmacists have in improving access, quality and care for patients. Dr. Leal received her PharmD from the University of Colorado and her MPH in Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Leal completed her residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and a Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services. Her work has been published in Diabetes Care, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, American Journal of Health- System Pharmacy, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Annals of Internal Medicines and a discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine entitled, “Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships.” Her programs are a two-time recipient of the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award, ASHP Best Practice Award in Health-System Pharmacy and the National Association of Community Health Centers Innovative Research in Primary Care Award. Dr. Leal was recognized as APhA’s Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year for her advocacy work on pharmacist provider status and currently serves as a member of the APhA Board of Trustees.

Bradley P. Tice - APhA Immediate Past President (2020-2021)

bradley_p_tice.jpgBrad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA is Senior Vice President at Aspen RxHealth. Dr. Tice received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 and PharmD in 1996 from the University of Kansas. He also earned an MBA from the Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management in 2012. His career has spanned the pharmacy spectrum working with independent, chain and hospital pharmacies through Cardinal Health, entrepreneurial start-ups, independent and chain community pharmacy practice, academia at Drake University, and managed care. His entire career has focused on elevating the profession by empowering pharmacists to improve patient care and ensuring pharmacists are recognized and compensated for the services they provide. He currently serves as APhA President and has also served as Trustee-at-Large and Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates. He has served on the executive committee of the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APPM), as an APhA-ASP national student Member-at-Large, and in several other elected and volunteer positions. He has also served the profession in numerous other capacities including the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, serving as initial consultant and workgroup chair, on technical expert panels regarding quality measure development (NCQA, CMS), committees with AACP and AMCP, and Speaker of the House and Board of Trustees of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. His professional recognitions include: Cardinal Health’s 2015 Product Leader of the Year, APhA’s 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice, APhA – Fellow (2008), Prescott Leadership Award (2005), and the Iowa Pharmacy Association’s Young Pharmacist of the Year (2002).

Greg Fox - APhA Treasurer (2019-2022)

greg_fox.jpgGregory A. Fox, BSPharm is the Health & Wellness Merchandiser (Director) for The Kroger Co.’s Central Marketing Area, encompassing Indiana, Illinois, and parts of Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio. Fox’s experience includes community, managed care, long term care, and consultant pharmacy. He served on numerous health insurance plan boards as a board member or P&T committee member. He received his pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi APhA Community Pharmacy Business Management Program. He was the President of the Ohio Pharmacists Association when legislation passed allowing pharmacists to immunize and provide collaborative services. He initiated and testified for similar laws in Indiana. Fox is member of the APhA APPM section and is a House Delegate and a contributing author. He serves on the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy Technology Committee, the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance, the Ohio Pharmacists Association, the Indiana and Illinois Retail Pharmacy Committees, and the Medication Safety Partnership of Indiana. Fox is responsible for the development of the Kroger/Purdue Community Pharmacy Residency Partnership. He is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice for several Colleges of Pharmacy and sits on three Pharmacy Dean’s Councils. Fox was awarded the BCPA Pharmacist of the Year, Ohio’s Young Pharmacist of the Year and a Kroger Chairman’s Award. Purdue University recognized Fox with the 2010 “Friend of Pharmacy Award” for dedication to the profession and the College.

Scott Knoer - APhA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

ScottKnoer.jpgScott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, is the 13th Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Pharmacists Association. He received his BA in psychology from Creighton University in 1988 and his PharmD from the University of Nebraska in 1996. He completed a 2-year administrative residency with a concurrent MS degree in hospital pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 1998. Before his current leadership role at APhA, Dr. Knoer was the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic from 2011 to 2020, where he led an international pharmacy enterprise with a $1.4 billion dollar drug budget and 1,558 FTEs in 18 hospitals with facilities in Ohio, Florida, and Nevada; Toronto; London; and Abu Dhabi. After graduation from pharmacy school, he was an Operations Manager at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for 3 years. Moving to Minnesota, he was the Director of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, for a decade before being recruited to the Cleveland Clinic in 2011. Dr. Knoer has served the profession extensively through involvement in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels. He is published widely on a variety of pharmacy and leadership topics. He is a frequent invited lecturer to state, national, and international audiences. He is often quoted as a health care expert on a broad array of topics in newspaper, radio, and television outlets. Dr. Knoer is a passionate advocate for patients and the profession of pharmacy. He has successfully lobbied boards of pharmacy in Ohio and Minnesota to allow the advancement of pharmacy practice, and he has led initiatives that changed Ohio and federal law related to the elevation of pharmacy practice and reducing the impact of drug shortages.

Tery L. Baskin - APhA Honorary President, (posthumously) (2020-2021)

tery_l_baskin.jpgTery Baskin, PharmD, FAPhA, (posthumously), was President/CEO at RxResults and APhA Treasurer. His lifelong commitment to the profession of pharmacy and to the success of APhA made him stand out as an amazing pharmacy leader in Arkansas and across the United States. His long history of pharmacy leadership began while he was still in pharmacy school as a student leader at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy and with the then-SAPhA (now APhA–ASP) as national Speaker of the House. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, he hit the ground running on professional involvement, becoming a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) board of directors and rising to become the youngest president ever of APA. He has owned and operated independent pharmacies in Arkansas and spent a number of years on the staff of the for-profit arm of the APA, where he worked on the early development of what would become the first Arkansas-owned and -operated PBM, Pharmacy Associates Inc. (PAI). Baskin ran PAI for almost 15 years, until it sold in 2000 to National Medical Health Card. During his time of building and operating PAI, he served on the APhA Board of Trustees. As the PBM marketplace moved away from a focus on the pharmacist and their interaction with patients, Baskin recognized a need in the marketplace to emphasize and leverage the role of the pharmacist, so he created a new company called RxResults. An evidence-based risk management company that works in cooperation with the University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy, RxResults is focused on connecting employers and pharmacists to provide the best possible pharmacist care to the employer’s employees. The goal is simply to use the pharmacist to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patients. Baskin was previously recognized as the APA Pharmacist of the Year and as an APhA Fellow. He served on the Board of Directors of the APhA Foundation and as the Foundation’s President. Baskin created a career focused on expanding the pharmacist’s role in health care, and he spent his professional life volunteering with APhA, an organization that helped shape and develop him as a pharmacist. Baskin was supported on his professional journey by his wife, Mary, who was a great supporter during his career.

 
Officer(s) of the House
Joey T. Mattingly - APhA Speaker and Trustee (2019-2021)

joey_t_mattingly.jpgDr. Joey Mattingly is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Director of Operations for PATIENTS Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Mattingly, who served as APhA-ASP Speaker of the House from 2008-2009, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and Gatton College of Business and Economics. After graduating in May 2009, Dr. Mattingly began his professional pharmacy practice at The Kroger Company as an EPRN super trainer, facilitating the implementation of a new pharmacy information system to more than 40 pharmacies. After completion of the pharmacy system rollout, he managed four different Kroger Pharmacy locations between 2010 and 2012 before being promoted to serve as District 6 Pharmacy Coordinator in Carbondale, IL, overseeing operations for 12 pharmacies. In 2013, Dr. Mattingly left The Kroger Company to lead Indianapolis operations as general manager for AlixaRx, a long-term care company that provides pharmacy services and remote automated dispensing systems to 23 skilled nursing facilities across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Dr. Mattingly currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where he teaches business strategy to students in the professional program and is a strategic consultant for the University of Maryland Medical Center Department of Pharmacy. In 2016, Dr. Mattingly was selected as the graduating class Teacher of the Year. In addition to his work as a faculty member, he serves as the Director of Operations for the PATIENTS Program and recently earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research with a special focus in pharmacoeconomics.

 
Academy Presidents
Cathy Kuhn - APhA-APPM President and Trustee (2019-2021)

cathy_kuhn.jpgCatherine Kuhn, PharmD, FAPhA, is Director of Strategy Consulting with Updox. She was previously a managed care clinical pharmacist at Partners for Kids (PFK), a pediatric accountable care organization affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University and completed a community practice residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy. Prior to her current role at PFK, she spent time in academia as a community pharmacy shared faculty member and at two community pharmacy chains as a clinical coordinator. Kuhn is an active member of the APhA and the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA). She is OPA President-elect (2016–2017) and Vice Chair of OPA’s MTM committee. She has served in leadership positions for APhA including APhA-APPM Executive Member-At-Large, New Practitioner Officer for APhA-APPM’s Community & Ambulatory section, Chair of APhA-APPM Education Committee, and Chair of House of Delegates Policy Review Committee. She was the 2011 recipient of APhA’s Distinguished New Practitioner Award and the 2013 recipient of OPA’s Young Pharmacist Award.

David Nau - APhA-APRS President and Trustee (2020-2022)

david_nau.jpgDr. David Nau is the CEO of RX Quality Consultants and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wyoming. He was the founding President of Pharmacy Quality Solutions and also served as a senior staff member of PQA from 2006 to 2012 where he was responsible for development of quality measures related to medications (many of which have been adopted in the Medicare Part D Star Ratings.) He also held tenured faculty appointments at the University of Michigan and University of Kentucky in addition to serving as Manager of Research Strategies for Humana Pharmacy Solutions. He is also the President-Elect of APhA’s Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science.

Sydney Tu - APhA-ASP President (2020-2021)

sydney_tu.jpgSydney Tu is a final year student pharmacist at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). Born and raised in Southern California, she spent the last six years in St. Louis, Missouri for her undergraduate studies and pharmacy school. Sydney has been actively involved with the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) since her third pre-pharmacy year, serving as her chapter’s Generation Rx Vice Chair. Since then, she also served as chapter President-elect and subsequently as chapter President. Beyond serving locally, she has held the role of Region 6 Midyear Regional Meeting Coordinator for MRM2018 and has had the tremendous honor of serving as the 2018 APhA Carl F. Emswiller Summer Intern in Association Management in Washington, D.C. At APhA2019, she was elected into the position of APhA-ASP National President-elect; she is currently serving as the APhA-ASP National President and as a Trustee on the APhA Board of Trustees. In addition to APhA-ASP, she is an active member of Phi Lambda Sigma, Lambda Kappa Sigma, American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, and Missouri Pharmacy Association. During her time at the College, Sydney served as a Student Ambassador for STLCOP and has been afforded two opportunities to travel abroad with her classmates and professors for Habitat for Humanity. She went on her first trip to Veles, Macedonia before going on her second trip as a student leader to Guastatoya, Guatemala; she hopes to continue volunteering with Habitat for Humanity post-graduation. Workwise, she has been working as a pharmacy intern at Barnes Jewish Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy for four years. She has also participated as a 2019 Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Intern in the clinic/outpatient practice setting in Rochester, Minnesota.

Sean Jeffery - APhA Trustee-at-Large (2019-2022) (first term)

sean_jeffery.jpgSean Jeffery, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, AGSF, is a Director of Pharmacy Services at Integrated Care Partners, a physician-led, clinically integrated network responsible for Hartford Healthcare’s value-based practice transformation. His career has focused on caring for seniors by implementing innovative patient care services that promote the value of pharmacists in care coordination. Currently, he oversees pharmacy network development and strategy, population health management, and provides clinical support to the care-management team. He is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Previously, Dr. Jeffery was a consultant pharmacist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System where he served as a PGY2 Geriatrics Residency Program Director. Sean has been active in several organizations. He served on the APhA Policy Committee (’16), chaired the American Geriatrics Society Polypharmacy Special Interest Group (SIG), and chaired the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Geriatrics SIG. Sean was also President (’12) and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He has co-founded several community coalitions to raise awareness among seniors about medication safety. He was recognized as a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (2016), and an Ohio State University Distinguished Alumni (2013). Dr. Jeffery earned his bachelor of science from the University of Connecticut and PharmD from the Ohio State University and is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Randy McDonough - APhA Trustee (2020-2023) (second term)

randy_mcdonough.jpgRandy McDonough is co-owner of Towncrest, Solon Towncrest, and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies. He is also co-owner of Innovative Pharmacy Solutions and Thrive Pharmacy Transformations. He oversees Towncrest’s clinical services including MTM services, nursing home consulting, wellness screenings, immunizations, and adherence services. He is responsible for development, implementation, and quality assurance for all aspects of the clinic and services. He is board certified in geriatrics and pharmacotherapy. His areas of interest include community-based outcomes research, geriatrics, chronic disease, management, and the development of patient care initiatives in community pharmacy. Dr. McDonough has published and presented extensively on pharmaceutical care and MTM in the community pharmacy setting. In particular, he is recognized for his efforts in developing and implementing patient care services. He coauthored a book on pharmaceutical care and has written chapters for several other texts. He presents nationally and internationally on pharmaceutical care, MTM services and value-based reimbursement in the community pharmacy setting. More recently, two papers have been published that highlight his work in implementing a new workflow process that emphasizes the role of community pharmacists of ensuring that patients are achieving their therapeutic outcomes with safe and effective medications. This led to a pilot program with the largest payer in Iowa and resulted in Towncrest Pharmacy saving the payer $300.00 per member per month in total health care costs. Randy is a member of APhA, National Community Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner - APhA Trustee (2018-2021) (first term)

magaly_rodriguez_de_bittner.jpgMagaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, FAPhA, is a Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical Services and Practice Transformation and Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Currently, she is a Fellow in Population Health at the University of Maryland Health System. Her role as a pharmacy faculty has led to the development of many nationally recognized innovative programs, including the Giant Diabetes Education Program and the Maryland P3 Program- a pharmacist-directed MTM and chronic disease management program prior site of Ten City Challenge- in partnership with the Maryland Pharmacists Association, government and business organizations. Past director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program and current preceptor. She regularly speaks at national and international forums on development and implementation of pharmacist-directed services. Her work includes collaborations with the CDC and other government agencies. She is past President of the Maryland Pharmacists Association and APhA Foundation Board, APhA Fellow and served on APhA committees and taskforces, including the Forum of the Americas. Recipient of the 2015 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award for Individual Career Achievement, 2014 Maryland Innovator of the Year, 2013 University of Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Daniel B. Smith award, the 2010 Group Pinnacle Award; 2007 APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award and Bowl of Hygeia 2005. She has dedicated her career to advance pharmacy practice and the development of innovative and sustainable patient care programs to maximize the impact of pharmacists in patient care.

Theresa P. Tolle - APhA Trustee (2018-2021) (first term)

theresa_p_tolle.jpgTheresa Tolle, BPharm, FAPhA, is owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Florida for the past 17 years. Prior to owning an independent pharmacy, she had practice experience in chain, long term care (consultant) pharmacy and hospital. Her pharmacy focuses on patient services such as counseling, MTM, compounding, immunizations and pharmacogenomics testing. Her professional activities have spanned local, state and national pharmacy associations including serving as President of Florida Pharmacy Association in 2003, Treasurer of the Florida Pharmacy Political Committee since 2009, APhA-APPM Community & Ambulatory Chair 1995-96, PAC Region 2 Board of Governors 2009-12 and Speaker- Elect/Speaker of the House 2014-17. As Speaker, she currently serves as a Trustee for APhA. Other APhA service includes appointments to various House of Delegates committees including Policy Committee Chair in 2010-11, AMCP Model Audit Guidelines Task Group, 2010-11 and CPPA Oversight Committee 2012-13. Additional professional involvement includes membership and committee work with NCPA, Cardinal Health National Advisory Board, Health First Health Plans P&T Committee and Creative Pharmacist Advisory Board. Activities outside the profession include Sebastian Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past Board Chair & LGA Chair, American Cancer Society Treasure Coast Council, and Sebastian River Medical Center Trustee. Tolle graduated from University of Florida in 1988. She has won several professional awards including the Palm Beach Atlantic University Community Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year in 2015, Bowl of Hygeia in 2012, APhA Fellow in 2011, APhA Good Government Pharmacist of the Year in 2004 and Cardinal Health’s Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award in 2011.

Alex C. Varkey - APhA Trustee-at-Large (2020-2023) (first term)

alex_c_varkey.jpgAlex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA is the Director of Pharmacy at Houston Methodist Hospital, a 924-bednonprofit academic teaching hospital in Houston, TX. Alex received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Houston in 2005. He then completed a two-year administrative residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH while completing his Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University in 2007. Alex has prioritized professional involvement since he was a student, serving as national president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists and voting member of the APhA Board of Trustees in 2004-05. Upon graduating, Varkey remained active with APhA, serving in elected positions in both APhA-APRS and APhA-APPM. Alex was recently appointed to serve on APhA’s Board of Trustees in January 2018, with the term ending March 2019. Alex has served in other organizations such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) through various appointed positions. Varkey is an accomplished writer and public speaker, having authored and co-authored several articles in national publications and has served as a keynote speaker at local and national meetings. Varkey is passionate about educating pharmacy learners, having developed a two-year health-system pharmacy administration residency, and a longitudinal pharmacy internship program throughout his tenure at Houston Methodist Hospital. For his efforts, he has won several awards, including the Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists Outstanding Pharmacist Award in 2014.

Wendy Weber - APhA Trustee-at-Large (2019-2022) (first term)

wendy_weber.jpgWendy Weber, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAPhA, is a pharmacy consultant with almost 20 years of experience in acute care, management, and community practice. Her practice areas over the years include internal medicine, emergency medicine, trauma intensive care, pediatrics and neonatology. Other areas of interest include clinical research, precepting pharmacy practice residents and student pharmacists, and leadership development. While she has spent the majority of her career in the inpatient clinical environment, Wendy has also practiced in community pharmacy and worked as a government contractor developing educational materials for providers. Her practice experience has given her a front row seat to the opportunities and challenges facing pharmacy in both acute care and community practice. Wendy has served in numerous leadership roles within the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the APhA Foundation, including APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) President, APhA Trustee, and APhA Foundation Director. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Wendy is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Fellow of the APhA.