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Lea S. Eiland

Candidate for President 2021-2022

Lea Eiland

LEA S. EILAND, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FASHP, FPPA ( is a Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head of Pharmacy Practice, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She earned her Pharm.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and completed an ASHP-accredited pediatric specialty residency at Texas Tech University. Eiland has championed implementing medication safety initiatives and dose optimization strategies to improve patient outcomes while developing services in the pediatric ICU, general pediatric inpatient, and pediatric ambulatory care settings. Her career has focused on clinical practice, interprofessional education, research/scholarship, and leadership.

Eiland’s service to ASHP has spanned her entire career, including the Board of Directors; Director-at-Large and Chair of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Executive Committee; Member, Vice-Chair, and Chair of the Council on Education and Workforce Development; House of Delegates; Women in Pharmacy Leadership Steering Committee; EVP/CEO Search and Screen Committee; Task Force on Pharmacy’s Changing Demographics; and Task Force on Organizational Structure. She is the lead author of 2018 ASHP–PPAG Guidelines for Providing Pediatric Pharmacy Services in Hospitals and Health Systems. Eiland is a SSHP faculty advisor at Auburn, a Past President of ALSHP, and received the 2008 ALSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award.


During times of adversity, we learn of our resilience and agility in managing challenges. The members and staff of ASHP have responded in many ways during these last several months of national and global crisis. By actively connecting members with resources, services, and expertise, and by tirelessly advocating for our patients, we have continued to demonstrate the value and purpose of professional organizations, and ASHP has led the way. Moving forward, our organization must remain adaptable by anticipating and evaluating changes in patient care, the profession, and our members’ needs while focusing on opportunities that support the core ASHP values and purpose.

As we support our patients and members during this healthcare transformation, ASHP must:

  • Embrace the changing delivery of healthcare and innovative ways pharmacists and technicians care for patients.
  • Advocate for our patients and profession.
  • Continue to seek strong collaboration with other organizations regarding healthcare initiatives to benefit our patients, members, and profession.
  • Remain the paramount pharmacy organization others seek for guidance and partnership in pharmacy-related opportunities or concerns.

I would be honored and excited to serve as your President, leading ASHP in shaping the future of pharmacy.I thank each of you for your contributions to ASHP, our profession, and working together as pharmacists advancing healthcare.