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Kim W. Benner

Board of Directors Candidate 2021-2024

Kim BennerKIM W. BENNER, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPA ( is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Pediatric Specialist at Children’s of Alabama. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Samford, Benner completed an ASHP-accredited residency at Children’s of Alabama. Areas of specialty include pediatrics (specific experience in critical care and pulmonary), dermatology, translational research, and simulation education. Teaching is directed towards students, residents, fellow pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals both at Samford University and Children’s Hospital; other teaching-related duties include coordination of a teaching and learning certificate program for local pharmacy residents. Benner serves as the faculty advisor for the Samford SSHP chapter, the same one she chartered over 20 years ago.

ASHP related activities include Past Chair of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists, Committee on Nominations, and Council on Therapeutics. Benner has also served as an ASHP Clinical Skills Competition (CSC) coordinator and judge, Alabama delegate (6 years), CV and meeting proposal/abstract reviewer, and on various Section/ad hoc committees. Current ASHP activities include: CSC judge and member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group (SAG) on Pediatrics and Committee on Nominations. Alabama ASHP state affiliate work includes past Council Director and President and (current) Student Activities Committee Chair. Benner was appointed and served three years on the inaugural Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pediatric Council.


“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together.” – unknown

My pharmacy career path is paved with much passion and energy; ASHP became part of my journey as a pharmacy student chartering a new chapter. Since then, I have learned the value of membership, understand the people we serve, and witnessed the voice of advocacy. ASHP has always been at the forefront of our profession and thus was chosen as my professional home to share that passion and energy. I have been blessed with a career that allows me to engage in patient care while ensuring the future of our profession through education. When mentoring others, I share my passion for ASHP and the impact such a professional organization can have on our profession. 

ASHP is uniquely poised to continue positively impacting health-system pharmacy. In my experience with ASHP, emerging priorities include:

  • Meeting educational demands of varying member types and practice areas.
  • Addressing needs of practitioners for advanced practice agreements, provider status, and credentialing.
  • Engaging students and residents to ensure the future of ASHP membership.
  • Providing a unique experience that benefits and engages its members while also continuing to collaborate with other organizations.
  • Continuing wellness endeavors to ensure a thriving pharmacy workforce.

If elected, I will share my passion and energy to help move ASHP forward. Over the years I have befriended many within ASHP and would love the opportunity to meet more of you and represent you all on the ASHP Board of Directors!

I have never been prouder of our profession, and would be truly honored to represent the membership on the Board of Directors.