JACLYN A. BOYLE, Pharm.D., M.S., M.B.A., BCACP, (email@example.com) is the assistant dean of student success and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where she earned her Pharm.D. She completed postgraduate year one (PGY1) and PGY2 internal medicine/academia residency training at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. She established and practiced in a variety of outpatient ambulatory care services, including employee health, primary care, heart failure, and transitions of care clinics. She also led the design and implementation of an outpatient pharmacy within a community hospital. Currently, she leads the professional development of students, is highly involved in advocacy efforts, leads the College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and teaches ambulatory care service development. She is a career coach and business coach for pharmacists, helping pharmacists transition into new existing roles or launch entrepreneurial, pharmacist-led ambulatory businesses. She currently serves as a director-at-large of the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners (SACP). Her other contributions to ASHP include: member of the SACP Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Compensation and Practice Sustainability, appointed member of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Advancement Advisory Group, appointed member of the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Steering Committee, alternate state delegate for Ohio, host of several roundtables at Midyear, Pharmacy Forecast Survey Participant, SAG on Small and Rural Hospitals member, and Advocacy Ambassador for Ohio. She has spoken at ASHP meetings and contributed to ASHP resources and publications related to ambulatory care and advocacy. She was recognized in 2015 as an ASHP Political Advocacy Rising Star.
Every patient deserves the right to a pharmacist’s care. This statement harkening back to a 2010 PPMI recommendation is becoming closer to reality. The profession of pharmacy is aiming towards a breakthrough in ambulatory care with the re-introduction of the federal provider status bill in April 2021. During this turbulent year, the increased visibility of the pharmacist’s role in public health and patient care has taken center stage. ASHP can continue to capitalize on this momentum. Additionally, the emergence of new and changing reimbursement models can aid in creating sustainable ambulatory care services. I have never been more excited to contribute to the advancement of our profession through this disruptive time.
As director-at-large for the Section, I have worked diligently to ensure that our members have a seat at the table in discussions that impact ambulatory care practice. I have collaborated with our executive committee and ASHP staff to connect SAGs with ASHP Government Relations team to discuss and deliberate reimbursement changes and legislative issues. With the launch of the Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners and the Section of Pharmacy Educators, I would look forward to identifying the expansion of pharmacist-led care with our outpatient colleagues and identify unique education and training opportunities with each new Section, respectively. Additionally, I look forward to addressing important initiatives within diversity, equity, and inclusion within our Section. If given the opportunity, I would be honored to serve as chair of the Section to represent and address the needs of ambulatory care practitioners.