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ASHP Distinguished Service Award

The award will be presented annually during the Society's Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Established in 2007, the ASHP Pharmacy Practice Sections and New Practitioners Forum (NPF) Distinguished Service Award recognizes a member from each Section and NPF whose volunteer activities have supported the mission of their Section or NPF and helped advance the profession.

The recipients will also receive:

  • an inscribed award,
  • a complimentary registration for the meeting,
  • recognition in the News and Views, ASHP Newslinks, ASHP website, press release, and other means.


  • Must have demonstrated a sustained contribution to a section or the NPF over at least 3 years,
  • Must have demonstrated contribution to the improvement of practice for the section’s or NPF’s area of practice and/or mission.


  • Cannot be a current member of an Executive Committee.
  • Cannot have been on an Executive Committee for the section or the forum they are being considered for within the previous term.
  • Current member of ASHP and Member of the Section or NPF at the time of the contribution or achievement.
  • Cannot have previously received the award within the past 3 years.

Nominating Instructions

The deadline for nominations is April 1. Nominations are to be transmitted electronically from February 1 - April 1 using the Award Nomination Form.

If you have any questions about the Awards Program, please contact the Office of Member Relations at

2018 ASHP Distinguished Service Award

Selected by the respective past executive committees, the recipients of this award truly represent the best that the membership and profession has to offer. Congratulations to the winners on this prestigious honor! The contributions of these six individuals will be recognized at a reception during the 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Seena Haines, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE, FASHP, FAPhA, FCCP, F-NAP

Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Christopher Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FKSHP

Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Joanne Kowiatek, R.Ph., MPM, FASHP

Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Thomas Cooley, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A.

Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Cynthia Williams, B.S.Pharm., FASHP

New Practitioners Forum
Joshua Fleming, Pharm.D., BCACP

Distinguished Service Award

DSA Awardees

Pictured above (left to right): Christopher Betz, Cynthia Williams, Seena Haines, Thomas Cooley, Joshua Fleming
Not pictured: Joanne Kowiatek


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