APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Announce 2018 Election Results

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The newly elected Officers will be installed at the 166th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle, WA, March 22-25, 2019. 

APhA-APPM elected the following Officers: 2019-2021 APhA-APPM Executive Committee Members-at-Large - Patricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS, of Columbia, SC, COL Jeffrey J. Neigh, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, of Annandale, VA and Cortney M. Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, of Indian Trail, NC; 2019-2021 APhA-APPM New Practitioner Officer - Stephanie M. White, PharmD, of Little Rock, AR.

Also, APhA-APRS elected the following Officers: 2019-2020 APhA-APRS President-elect - David P. Nau, BSPharm, MS, PhD, FAPhA, of Ada, OH; 2019-2020 APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Chair-elect - Anna Ratka, PhD, PharmD, RPh, CPE, of Rochester, NY, 2019-2020 APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect- Ryan C. Costantino, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, of Glen Burnie, MD; 2019-2020 APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences (ESAS) Section Chair-elect  - Terri L. Warholak, PhD, RPh, CPHQ, FAPhA, of Tuscon, AZ; and 2019-2021 APhA-APRS Postgraduate Officer - Tessa J. Hastings, BSPS, MS, of Auburn, AL.


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

Fabel-Patricia-02.pngPatricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS, was born and raised on the cost of Maine. She received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and completed a community pharmacy practice residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She also serves as the Director for the USCCOP Community-Based Residency Programs. Patti has over 10 years of experience developing and implementing value-added services in the community pharmacy setting. She has published articles in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education on MTM, pharmacy advocacy, and the Birkman Assessment. She has also written book chapters on vaccines, GI disorders, and managing insect bites and stings. She has given several presentations on immunizations, MTM, and selfcare related topics. Patti is a former president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) and is also actively involved in the American Pharmacist Association, serving on committees and as a delegate in previous years. On a personal note, Patti lives on 100 acres with her husband, Josh, and numerous animals (goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, honey bees, and cats)!


NeighP_Jeff.pngCOL Jeffrey J. Neigh, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS was very active in pharmacy organizations as a student many years ago. After joining the Army he became swept up in the day to day operations of the military healthcare system and became focused on advancing Army Pharmacy and military healthcare. In this capacity, he has had the opportunity to work in numerous practice settings: ambulatory, inpatient, oncology, clinical pharmacist rounding on burn units, MICUs, SICUs, and Emergency departments and privileged provider in Internal medicine, as well as numerous years of administration experience. He also has a strong foundation in Pharmacy Management and Leadership from his experiences in the Army.

Last year, he served as a Federal Fellow at APhA. His year there opened his eyes to what the profession of pharmacy is and can be. He realized that the silo of military healthcare, while notable and innovative, is just one part of the bigger picture. His time at APhA made him want to share his experiences and energy to help the profession advance. This desire led him to submitting an application in hopes of playing a larger role in shaping the future of our profession.

Mospan-Cortney-02.pngCortney M. Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She earned a PharmD from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Community Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice sites at Uptown Pharmacy and the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Throughout her career, Mospan has focused on providing care for underserved patient populations and working to establish innovative and sustainable clinical services in the community pharmacy setting. She established ETSU Charitable Pharmacy in 2014, and maintains active service in free clinics in the greater Charlotte area. Further, Mospan teaches management at Wingate University, pushing student pharmacists to challenge the status quo and strive to innovate and create new sustainable business models for all practice areas to expand the role of the pharmacist on the health care team. In 2017, she joined Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center as a clinical pharmacist. Mospan is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP). She served as chair of the Policy and Advocacy committee in 2017 and as Chair of the Community Care Practice Forum in 2018 within NCAP. Mospan has served APhA in numerous capacities, including New Practitioner Advisory Committee Chair in 2017–2018, Strategic Directions Committee member, APhA-APPM Policy Committee member, and will serve as Coordinator of the Preceptor SIG in 2018–2019. She also serves as Co-Advisor of the Wingate University chapter of APhA-ASP, being recognized by the university as Student Organization Advisor of the Year in 2017.

White-Stephanie-02.pngStephanie M. White, PharmD was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. From there, she earned her B.S. in Biochemistry at Elon University before continuing her education at Mercer University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her doctorate of pharmacy. After completing a PGY-1 in community pharmacy with the University of South Carolina, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she is completing a PGY-2 in ambulatory care. The reason for these career choices are to further enhance her skills with the goal of working under collaborative practice agreements with physicians in an office setting. While at both University of South Carolina and now University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, she has chosen to become heavily involved with the student pharmacists at the university through serving as their new practitioner mentor. Serving as a mentor and preceptor allows her more opportunities to volunteer within the community while also helping to shape the future pharmacists. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing kickball and tennis, watching the Jacksonville Jaguars, baking, and exploring the area through hiking and attending community events. In addition, she enjoys running and plans to run her second half-marathon this spring. Overall, she enjoys staying very active and is always looking for ways to progress the pharmacy profession forward.


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

Nau-David-02.pngDavid P. Nau, PhD, RPh, FAPhA is Executive Vice President of AZOVA, Inc., a healthcare technology company that serves pharmacies, physicians and health systems.  Prior to joining AZOVA, Dr. Nau worked within academia and held tenured faculty roles at Nova Southeastern University, the University of Kentucky and University of Michigan.  He was also the founding President of Pharmacy Quality Solutions and also served as Senior Director at PQA where he was responsible for development of quality measures related to medication use. Dr. Nau has worked with health plans and pharmacies across the nation on innovative models for improving the quality of medication use and has published numerous studies on medication adherence and health outcomes.



Ratka-Anna-02.pngAnna Ratka, PhD, PharmD, RPh, CPE is Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College. Dr. Ratka earned M.S. in pharmacy and Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences (pharmacology) from Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland, and PharmD from Idaho State University. She completed two post-doctoral fellowships (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and University of Florida). Dr. Ratka was a pharmacy faculty at Idaho State University for 11 years. At University of North Texas Health Science Center, she was founding Director of Clinical Research at Institute for Aging and Alzheimer’s disease Research. Dr. Ratka was founding chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Texas A&M College of Pharmacy. At Chicago State University, Dr. Ratka chaired the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and held the position of interim associate dean of academic affairs. Dr. Ratka is a graduate from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program. She serves as team evaluator for Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education. Dr. Ratka has taught pharmacology, basic pharmacokinetics, pain pharmacotherapy and management, and sterile compounding. She is Certified Pain Educator. Her research is in neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and pain. Dr. Ratka authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. She has served in leadership positions in professional organizations. As a leader, Dr. Ratka is productive, focused on tasks and results, good problem solver, and effective in developing partnerships and collaborations. As pharmacist, she practiced in community and hospital pharmacies. She is engaged in volunteer service to underserved communities.

Costantino-Ryan-02.pngRyan C. Costantino, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP is a Pharmacist on active duty in the United States Army having most recently served as the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, GA. He led a team of pharmacists and technicians committed to increasing data integrity and pharmacy coding compliance to successfully demonstrate the positive impact clinical pharmacy services can have on Diabetes A1C HEDIS measures and hospital HCAHPS scores. 

Dr. Costantino completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is a board certified in pharmacotherapy and geriatrics. He is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) as well as numerous other professional, fraternal, and volunteer organizations. 

Outside of pharmacy, Ryan enjoys all things aviation and volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol. 

WarholakTerri-02.pngTerri L. Warholak, PhD, RPh, CPHQ, FAPhA is a Professor and Assistant Dean in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson and serves as the director of the Research Team for the University of Arizona Medication Management Center and SinfoníaRx. She received her BS, MS, and PhD from Purdue University. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Warholak served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service where her clinical pharmacy experience spanned from inpatient to community practice and included 5 years in the Indian Health Service and an assignment at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2003, Dr. Warholak was recognized as winner of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Faculties Innovations in Teaching Competition for her work titled “Application of Quality Assurance Principles: Reducing Medication Errors in 30 Pharmacy Practice Settings.” Subsequently, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) awarded Dr. Warholak and colleagues a grant to create the Educating Pharmacists in Quality (EPIQ) Program, which is available as open source educational materials on the PQA website. She serves on many national committees including: the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM) since 2016; the US Pharmacopeial Convention Healthcare Quality Expert Committee since 2015; and the PQA Research Coordinating Committee. Her teaching and research interests include medication error reduction, health information technology, and measure development. She has participated in studies evaluating the quality of patient care, techniques for reducing medication errors, and served as Lead Researcher on the AHRQ funded project concerning e-prescribing. Dr. Warholak is involved in health information technology projects on the state and national levels including the Arizona Medicaid Transformation Grant. She has edited a book, published over 80 papers and has been invited to present at the local, state, and national levels.

Hastings-Tessa-02.pngTessa J. Hastings, BSPS, MS, of Auburn, AL is a native of Dalton, Ohio. Prior to moving to Alabama, she received her BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toledo in 2013 as well as her MS in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences in 2015. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy at Auburn University. Her research interest as a graduate student has been focused on improving healthcare safety and effectiveness through the adoption of innovations in community pharmacies. Throughout her time at Auburn, Hastings has gained experience working with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practicing in community pharmacies, as well as student pharmacists, to improve pharmacy care in Alabama. She is currently working with the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division to examine the adoption of immunization registries in independent community pharmacies. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in academic pharmacy. Hastings has been an active member of APhA for the past five years, currently serving on the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APRS) Postgraduate Committee. She is also active in several other professional organizations. These include the American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Rho Chi, and the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), where she served as an ISPOR Student Chapter President for four consecutive years (2013–2015 University of Toledo and 2015–2017 Auburn University), as well as Student Network North American Meeting Planning Committee Co-chair for 2016–2017 and Chair for 2014–2015.

The APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) is dedicated to assisting members in enhancing the profession of pharmacy, improving medication use and advancing patient care. APhA serves pharmacists in all practice settings, including independent and chain community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, health maintenance organizations, federal facilities, nuclear pharmacies and other specialized settings. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community of practitioners, networking and leadership opportunities, tools and resources for developing patient care services, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management and regulatory issues facing the profession.

The APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-APRS based on their area of research. APhA-APRS is governed by an Executive Council comprised of elected leaders from the three Sections of APhA-APRS: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences. Members receive access to continuing education, an online community for pharmacists, networking and leadership opportunities, premier research journals such as JAPhA and JPharmSci, cutting edge information on Medication Therapy Management, and regulatory issues facing the profession.