LINDSEY B. AMERINE, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP, (Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org) is director of pharmacy at UNC Health and the coordinator for the health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency at UNC Medical Center. She is an associate a professor of clinical education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Amerine earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and her Master of Science degree with an emphasis in health-system pharmacy administration from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy while completing her two-year health-system pharmacy administration residency at UNC Hospitals.
Dr. Amerine has served ASHP in multiple roles. She is currently the director-at-large for the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders (SPPL) Executive Committee. She previously served four years on the Council on Pharmacy Practice, SPPL advisory groups on Manager Development and Leadership Development, and the New Practitioners Forum Leadership and Career Development Advisory Group. In addition, she represented ASHP on a hazardous drug workgroup through a joint effort between ASHP, HOPA, and ONS. She is the recipient of the 2012, 2013, and 2015 ASHP Best Practice Awards, 2015 ASHP Foundation Literature Award, and 2017 ASHP Foundation Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety.
This is a pivotal time to be a pharmacy leader. As healthcare continues to change, pharmacy is in a unique position to provide value for both the cognitive knowledge to the patient and care team and on the product being dispensed. This includes the development and sustainment of safe, accurate, and efficient operational infrastructures, expansion of practice models, incorporation of learners into the care delivery model, and provider status.
We need to continue developing and supporting pharmacy leaders to demonstrate this value and solve the ongoing complex challenges. I plan to use my leadership experiences spanning a myriad of pharmacy services to proactively collaborate with leaders and develop the tools necessary to address evolving issues.
I am honored to be nominated as chair of the SPPL Executive Committee. I look forward to working with you to progress initiatives brought to the Section and continuing to advance our profession.