APhA Board of Trustees
Nicki Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA
Little Rock, AR
Nicki L. Hilliard is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Hilliard has pharmacy practice experience in community (independent and chain) pharmacy and free medical clinics, but has focused most of her career to be an innovative educator of nuclear pharmacy practice and management. She has expertise in interprofessional education, online learning and educational technology. Hilliard is a former APhA-APPM President and APhA Trustee, serving on the APhA Governmental Affairs, Strategic Planning and Policy Standing Committees. She served on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and is the current Chair of the Pharmacy Provider Status Task Force and the Government Affairs Committee for the Arkansas Pharmacists Association. She received her BSPharm and PharmD from UAMS College of Pharmacy and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has been recognized with the APhA William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice, APhA Award of Merit, APhA Fellow, Bowl of Hygeia and the APhA Good Government Pharmacist of the Year.
Brad P. Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA
Thompsons Station, TN
Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA is the Director/Product Leader of Medication Therapy Management for Cardinal Health. 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 APhA as Trustee-at-Large and has also served as 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).
Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, FAPhA
Immediate Past President
Lake Forest, CA
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.
Tery Baskin, PharmD, FAPhA
Little Rock, AR
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.
Stanley Shaw, PhD, FAPhA, FASHP, FFIP
Stanley M. Shaw is a Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Pharmacy at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. He received a B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from South Dakota State University and a Ph.D. in Bionucleonics from Purdue. As a faculty member in Bionucleonics he conducted radioactive tracer research in the 1960’s. In the early 1970’s his love for pharmacy propelled him to focus on nuclear pharmacy and become one of the leaders in the development of education, professional matters and recognition as a specialty practice in pharmacy. He was a co-organizer of the first nuclear pharmacy session held at the APhA Annual Meeting in 1974. He joined with others to petition for the formation of the Section on Nuclear Pharmacy and for recognition of nuclear pharmacy as the first specialty practice by the BPS. Following recognition he was appointed as a founding member of the BPS Specialty Council on Nuclear Pharmacy. Dr. Shaw was appointed as Vice Chairman Pro Tem of the new Section and elected as chairman twice. He served on countless nuclear pharmacy committees, presented orally at meetings, served as Section Historian as well as on the APhA House of Delegates. His involvement in APhA spans over 40 years. Dr. Shaw was recognized by APhA as a Fellow, as a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy and the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award. He was recognized by South Dakota State University as a distinguished alumnus in education and by the AACP as an educator. He credits his career to the Lord, the nuclear pharmacy team and his super pharmacist wife, his rock of support.
Officers of the APhA House of Delegates
Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP
Speaker of the House
Michael D. Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP is professor and chair of the department of pharmacy practice at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Birmingham, Alabama. Michael is a recognized expert in the area of vaccines and immunization practice, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He had the distinct honor and privilege to complete APhA’s executive residency in association management when it was co-sponsored by NCSPAE (now NASPA), and he completed his state pharmacy association rotation with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Michael is no stranger to the policy process. He has served as president of both APhA-ASP and APhA-APPM, and served as the respective policy committee chair or co-chair three times. He has served as a delegate to the APhA House of Delegates 22 of the past 24 years, and has been the author of several items which were eventually adopted as APhA policy. He has served in the past as speaker of the Alabama Pharmacy Association House of Delegates, and has served as APA’s HOD parliamentarian since 2010. He has led or served on numerous policy-related task forces and work groups within APhA and APA, including service on two influential profession-wide consensus groups – the Pharmacy Services Technical Advisory Committee (PSTAC) which developed MTM CPT Codes, and the MTM Definition Consensus Conference group, which developed the profession-wide definition for MTM which is broadly accepted today. At the state level, he has worked closely with legislative leadership to gain bi-partisan support for collaborative practice authority for pharmacists. Michael is a thought-leader and educator in the area of vaccines and immunization practice, having devoted his 20 years of practice to improving public health through immunizations. In addition, Michael has a heart for community service. He currently serves as an elder in his local church, and as member of the school board for the Gardendale (Alabama) City Schools. He is married to a pharmacist and APhA Member, Dr. Heather Hogue, and has two daughters ages 16 and 13.
Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA
Speaker-elect of the House
After graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and Gatton College of Business and Economics, Dr. Mattingly dove directly into pharmacy practice for 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, Illinois, overseeing operations for 12 pharmacies.
In 2013, Dr. Mattingly left The Kroger Company to lead Indianapolis operations as general manager for a start-up long-term care company called AlixaRx, providing pharmacy services and remote automated dispensing systems to 23 skilled nursing facilities across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. He 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 is a PhD candidate in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research with a special focus in pharmacoeconomics. His research focuses on a mixed-method approach to incorporate the patient voice in economic evaluations and other value assessment frameworks.
Thomas E. Menighan, BSPharm, MBA, ScD (Hon.), FAPhA
Secretary of the House
APhA Academy Presidents
APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management (APhA-APPM)
Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS
Sarah Ray is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP), where she coordinates a semester-long course in the Applied Patient Care lab series, precepts an academic APPE, co-precepts a PGY1 pharmacy practice resident, co-precepts an ambulatory care APPE, and teaches in the pharmacogenomics and ambulatory care electives. She also serves as a clinical pharmacist at Milwaukee Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Prior to joining CUWSOP, Ray was the Ambulatory Clinical Coordinator at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she served as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Director. She is a graduate of Creighton University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Aurora Health Care. Her past service to APhA includes a term as Member-at-large of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Executive Committee, where she chaired the Education Standing Committee. She also previously chaired the APhA-APPM Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Section and the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Advisory Panel. She is the anticoagulation section editor for the APhA DrugInfoLine. Ray is a member of several organizations, including the International Pharmaceutical Federation, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy, where she was a founding member and currently serves as President.
APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science (APhA-APRS)
Edward M. Bednarczyk, BS, PharmD, FAPhA, FCCP
Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP is a Clinical Associate Professor and Chairman of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985. He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1993 through the CPL and the Department of Nuclear Medicine in the School of Medicine. He switched his primary appointment to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. He was named Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2007. His research is largely focused on the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, and his clinical responsibilities are divided between nuclear medicine and neurology.
APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Nimit Jindal, PharmD Candidate 2019
Nimit Jindal is a final year student pharmacist at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and the current American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists National President. As the only student pharmacist on the Board, he will represent the student pharmacist perspective to help advance the profession of pharmacy and pursue enhanced roles for pharmacists in direct patient care. Born in Niagara Falls, Canada, Nimit immigrated to the United States in 1998. After graduating from Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, NJ, Nimit was accepted into the six-year PharmD program at Rutgers. Prior to serving as the APhA-ASP National President, Nimit served in other leadership roles as a Regional Delegate and as his chapter’s Policy Vice President. In addition to his involvement in APhA-ASP, Nimit has been an active member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Phi Lambda Sigma, and the New Jersey Pharmacists Association, where he served as a student representative to the Board of Trustees. During his tenure as the National President, Nimit will work to uphold the mission of APhA-ASP and provide student pharmacists with the tools and resources to improve patient care, while developing the professional skills needed to become successful pharmacists. Nimit believes that as the future of the profession, student pharmacists are well suited to contribute to and make an impact on the profession of pharmacy.
APhA Trustees-at-Large (2018-2019)
Daniel E. Buffington, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA
Temple Terrace, FL
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.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, FAPhA
Magaly 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.
Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH
Sandra Leal is the Vice President for Innovation at SinfoniaRx, a provider of medication therapy management services nationally. Dr. Leal is working to establish integrated clinical pharmacy services in a variety of programs including a hospital discharge program, integrated behavioral health clinics, accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. She is utilizing tele-health and other strategies to scale resources to communities, clinicians, and 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 for Health-System Pharmacy and a discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine entitled, “Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships”. Dr. Leal currently serves as vice chair for the National Center for Farmworker Health and as current member and past chair of the Arizona Department of Health Diabetes Leadership Council. Her programs are a two-time recipient of the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award, an ASHP Best Practice Award in Health-System Pharmacy and the NACHC Innovative Research in Primary Care Award.
Theresa Tolle, BPharm, FAPhA
Theresa 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.
Randy McDonough, BS, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, FAPhA is Co-owner of Towncrest and Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies in Iowa City and Solon Towncrest Pharmacy in Solon, IA. Recently, he and his business partner started Innovative Pharmacy Solutions, a consulting and clinical documentation software company. Dr. McDonough is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing clinical services, managing staff, and marketing the business. He has helped to foster collaborative working relationships with several solo and group physician practices in areas such as immunizations, anticoagulation, disease state management, and medication therapy management services. He also helped to develop and implement health screening and case management programs for private pay patients and self-insured employers. He was instrumental in implementing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services for the Iowa Medicaid Pharmaceutical Case Management Program. He provides MTM services for Iowa Medicaid, Medicare Part D and private pay patients. Dr. McDonough has been committed to the education of community pharmacy residents through the training and/or supervision of over twenty post-graduates. Towncrest Pharmacy is a current community pharmacy residency site. Dr. McDonough received his BS, MS, and PharmD degrees from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, where he is adjunct professor (clinical). He is frequently asked to speak on topics related to practice development and implementation. He has published articles and book chapters about pharmaceutical care and co-authored a book on this same topic. He currently writes the monthly MTM Pearls column for Pharmacy Today. He is a member of APhA, NCPA, ACCP, ASCP, and the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA
Alex C. Varkey, PharmD, MS, FAPhA is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Houston Methodist 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 throughout his career beginning as a student, having served in various national offices including national president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists and voting member of the APhA Board of Trustees in 2004-05. He has remained involved in several local, state, and national pharmacy organizations through various elected and appointed positions since graduating. Varkey is an accomplished writer and public speaker, having authored and co-authored book chapters and several articles in national publications and has served as a keynote speaker at a number of local and national meetings. He is also a member of APhA’s Media Advisor Group.
Varkey places high priority in educating student pharmacists and pharmacy residents, having developed a two-year health-system pharmacy administration residency and a longitudinal pharmacy internship program throughout his tenure at Houston Methodist Hospital, a 900-bed nonprofit teaching hospital where he now serves as Director of Pharmacy Services.