Executive Committee

SCSS Group Photo

2015-2016 Executive Committee pictured

Sitting left to right: Vicki Basalyga, Casey White, Curtis Collins, Christopher Betz
Standing left to right: Jason Schafer, Aaron Steffenhagen, Joel Hennenfent, Kelly Smith (ASHP Board Liaison)

Chair (2015-2016)

Curtis D. Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curtis D. CollinsCurtis D. Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., 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.

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Chair-Elect (2015-2016)

Casey H. White, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP
Cookeville, Tennessee

Casey H. WhiteCasey H. White is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. He received his PharmD from the University of Tennessee and subsequently completed a PGY1 residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Later, Dr. White received his MBA from the University of Memphis.  He retains board certifications in pharmacotherapy and nutrition support.

Dr. White has been active with pharmacy associations at the local, state, and national levels. He remains President of the Upper Cumberland Pharmacists Association and has served both TSHP and TPA on multiple levels, including presidential service and multiple appointments to their respective boards. Dr. White has also been named Pharmacist of the Year for both TSHP and TPA. He has been very active within ASHP, serving on the Council of Therapeutics and exhibiting extended service in the House of

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Immediate Past Chair (2015-2016)

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

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 (2015-2017)

Joel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP
Kansas City, Missouri

Joel A. HennenfentJoel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., 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

Director-at-large Elect (2015-2016)

Aaron Steffenhagen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Aaron SteffenhagenAaron Steffenhagen is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and a clinical instructor with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Steffenhagen completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after earning a PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His initial years of experience focused on establishing ED pharmacy services, which transitioned into his current role. At UWHC he oversees pharmacy practice and services in critical care, cardiology, emergency medicine, and neurosciences while maintaining his own clinical practice and precepting.

Aaron Steffenhagen 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.

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