Executive Committee

Chair (2014-2015)

Christopher Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS, FKSHP, FASHP
Louisville, KY

Christopher BetzChristopher Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS, FKSHP, FASHP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy.  He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Temple University in Philadelphia and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.  Prior to his current position Chris practiced at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and taught at Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of Louisiana Monroe Colleges of Pharmacy. He joined Sullivan in August of 2009 and practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Norton Audubon Hospital, which is a cardiology focused community hospital in Louisville.

Chris has held multiple appointed and elected positions in the ASHP state affiliates in Louisiana and Kentucky including President of the Louisiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  He’s also served ASHP as a Delegate from both states, as Chair of the Council on Pharmacy Practice, and as Cardiology Networking Facilitator for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists.  Chris has been an item writer for the NAPLEX and is now a member of the NAPLEX Review Committee.  He serves as a reviewer for several periodicals and as a content matter expert, and faculty member, for the ASHP Pharmacotherapy Board Certification Review and Recertification Course.

Christopher Betz can be e-mailed at

Chair-Elect (2014-2015)

Curtis D. Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curtis D. CollinsCurtis D. Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, CHE-Trinity Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He received his PharmD degree from Drake University and completed his residency and received his MS degree from The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Collins has been very active within ASHP including service as a Network Facilitator for Infectious Diseases, and has served terms on both the Council on Pharmacy Practice and the Council on Therapeutics.  He has been active in other professional organizations including the NQF, AHRQ, and SIDP.  Dr. Collins’ activities within Michigan includes involvement with statewide emergency preparedness efforts and service to MSHP where he has helped organize a Michigan Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative, an Antimicrobial Stewardship Networking Group, served on the Board of Directors, and was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2013.

Curtis D. Collins can be e-mailed at

Immediate Past Chair(2014-2015)

Jill S. Bates, MS, PharmD, BCOP
Chapel Hill, NC

Jill S. BatesJill S. Bates, MS, PharmD, BCOP, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Hematology/Oncology within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Healthcare System; a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Northern Illinois University. Jill completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) and oncology (PGY2) residency at Duke University Medical Center.

Jill has been an active member of ASHP serving on the Council on Therapeutics as Vice Chair and Chair. She has also served on the New Practitioner Education Advisory Group and as a member of the Educational Steering Committee for the section. Jill holds leadership positions on the UNC credentialing committee and chemotherapy policy advisory group and fosters professional service as a manuscript reviewer.

Jill S. Bates can be e-mailed at

Director-at-Large (2013-2015)

Daniel P. Hays, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
Tucson, AZ

Daniel P. HaysDaniel P. Hays is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Emergency Pharmacy. He has implemented two highly successful Emergency Pharmacy programs as well as two successful PGY-2 training programs for cultivating future Emergency Pharmacists. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he built his practice in Rochester, NY where he was the lead pharmacist on an AHRQ grant to study the effect of a pharmacist on patient care in the Emergency Department. Dr. Hays is currently at Banner Desert Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the departments of Pharmacy/Emergency Medicine.  He has served on the Educational Steering Committee of ASHP’s Clinical Scientists and Specialists and as previous chair for the Section Advisory Group of Emergency Care. Dr. Hays has also contributed to two ASHP Best Practice Awards. Dr. Hays has written numerous chapters for text books in both pharmacy and emergency medicine practice related to the dynamics of Emergency Pharmacy.

Daniel P. Hays can be e-mailed at

Director-at-Large (2014-2016)

Jason J. Schafer Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP
Philadelphia, PA

Jason J. SchaferJason J. Schafer Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP is a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. Jason received his Pharm.D. from Duquesne University and completed two years of residency – the first at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and the second specializing in Infectious Diseases at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He also recently received his MPH from the Jefferson School of Population Health.

Jason’s clinical practice site is an HIV specialty care clinic where he provides medication therapy management services. He has also been active for several years in ASHP most recently serving as the Infectious Diseases Network Facilitator and as a member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientist’s Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership. Jason has also been active in pharmacist credentialing and currently serves on the American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacist Credentialing Committee.

Jason J. Schafer can be e-mailed at

Director-at-Large-Elect (2014-2015)

Joel A. Hennenfent, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
Kansas City, Missouri

Joel A. HennenfentJoel A. Hennenfent, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, is the System Director of Pharmacy Services at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Masters in Business Administration at Saint Louis University.  Joel is a Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Past President, St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists Past President, MSHP Research & Education Past Chair of the Board, and 2012 MSHP Pharmacist of the Year.  Joel is Chair of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics, an ASHP Delegate for Missouri, member of the ASHP SCSS Educational Steering Committee, and an Advisory Committee member for the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast 2014-2018 and 2015-2019.  Joel has extensive experience in clinical and operational pharmacy management, as well as clinical, quality, safety, and regulatory and supply chain program development.

Joel A. Hennenfent can be e-mailed at

ASHP Staff

Vicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She also serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section.

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as an Unit Based Pharmacist at in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

SCSS Group Photo

2014-2015 Executive Committee pictured
Sitting left to right: Jason Schafer, Curtis Collins, Christopher Betz, Jill Bates
Standing left to right: Victoria “Vicki” Basalyga, Joel Hennenfent, Daniel Hays, Steve Rough (ASHP Board Liaison)


Past Executive Committees