Gregory P. Burger, Pharm.D., CPPS, FASHP, NREMT
GregORY Burger is the Accreditation/Performance Improvement Manager at The University of Kansas Health System-St. Francis Campus in Topeka, Kansas. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas (KU), where he teaches an elective on medication safety. Burger earned his Pharm.D. from the KU School of Pharmacy. He was recognized as an ASHP Fellow in 2018. At the state level, Burger has served as district director and president of the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy (KCHP) and has served as the Treasurer of the KCHP Foundation. Within ASHP he served on the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners (SICP) Advisory Group on Medication Safety and was previously a delegate at the ASHP House of Delegates. Burger also has participated in ASHP’s Great Safety Debate at the Summer Meetings and volunteers on the ASHP Foundation's Donor Outreach Committee. Burger has also served on the FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee since 2018.
Gregory Burger can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Immediate Past Chair (2020-2021)
Douglas A. Meyer, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., R.Ph., BCNSP
Douglas Meyer is the Pharmacy Director at the Legacy Health – Meridian Park campus in Tualatin, Ore.
Meyer earned his B.S.Pharm. from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, earned his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and completed a PGY1 residency at Meriter Hospital. His inpatient experience includes clinical and administrative roles at the University of Wisconsin, Columbia-St. Mary’s, and Froedtert Hospitals in Milwaukee. His career experience also includes pharmacy academia, serving as Experiential Director at Concordia University Wisconsin and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Pacific University. At Pacific, he was selected to the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Meyer has been an ASHP member since 2000 and is currently serving as Chair of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Advancing Pharmacy Practice with Technicians. He was on a 2007 Best Practices Award recipient team and participated in the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Leading-Edge program. Meyer has also served the Oregon Society of Health System Pharmacists as Chair of the Organizational Affairs Committee, Co-chair of the Technician Chapter, and member of the PAI Task Force.
Douglas Meyer can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Chair Elect (2020-2021)
Delia Charest Carias, Pharm.D., BCPS, DPLA
Delia Charest Carias is the Medication Use Policy Coordinator for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. After completing her undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she received her Pharm.D. degree from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before settling in Memphis as a PGY2 health-system administration resident at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. Delia joined St. Jude in 2012. She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Services leadership team and is responsible for coordination of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, formulary management, drug shortages management, and definition and implementation of drug therapy guidelines. She has a strong interest in performance improvement and change management and uses these skills to develop new clinical programs at her institution, including antimicrobial and opioid stewardship.
Delia serves as the residency coordinator for the PGY2 medication-use safety and policy program and is the primary preceptor for PGY2 oncology residents during their medication- use policy rotations. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee and actively participates in educating pharmacy students. Her service to ASHP started while as a student serving on the Council on Pharmacy Practice. Since that time, she has served on numerous advisory groups within the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners and New Practitioners Forum. Most recently, she served the Section as the Chair of the Educational Steering Committee.
Delia Charest Carias can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Sarah S. Stephens, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPPS
Sarah Stephens is the Network Medication Safety Officer for HonorHealth in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior Medication Safety experience was as a local Medication Safety Coordinator at Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, California. Prior to her positions in medication safety, clinical practice experience occurred at the University of Utah, in Drug Information, acute care adult internal medicine, and academia as a clinical faculty member.
Stephens earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 and PGY2 (Drug Information) residency at University of Utah Health. Stephens’ most notable ASHP involvement started during her time in Utah, where she served as both Treasurer and President of the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. During this time, she also represented Utah as a delegate at the ASHP House of Delegates. Stephens has also served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Medication Safety.
Sarah Stephens can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Allison R. King, Pharm.D.
Allison King is an Investigational Drug Pharmacist and PGY1 Residency Coordinator at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Previously, she served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and practiced in the school’s Drug Information Center. King earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed an ASHP-accredited drug information residency at the University of Kansas Hospital. King is an active member of ASHP. She has served on the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Pharmacy Practice Experiences for five years with leadership roles as Vice Chair and Chair. Additional ASHP service includes the New Practitioners Forum Professional Practice Advisory Group; PGY1 Residency Accreditation Practitioner Surveyor; editorial reviewer for multiple publications; and multicycle CV and poster reviewer. She has also held leadership roles on the Executive Boards for state and local ASHP affiliate chapters.
Allison King can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Director-at-Large Elect (2020-2021)
Lucas T Schulz, Pharm.D., BCIDP
Lucas T Schulz is Clinical Coordinator of Infectious Diseases and PGY2 ID Residency Program Director at University of Wisconsin Health. Schulz is also a Clinical Professor at the UWSchool of Pharmacy, contributing clinical rotations and clinical lectures in Pharmacotherapy. Previously, he practiced as a Critical Care Pharmacist in medical, surgical, and neurosurgical intensive care units at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Schulz received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is the author of 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 abstracts. In his current role, he leads an antimicrobial stewardship program recognized by The Joint Commission and Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence.
Lucas has been an active member of ASHP since 2003. He serves in the ASHP House of Delegates. He has participated in the ASHP New Practitioners Forum and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting as a moderator and presenter. Lucas supports the development of ASHP Board Certification in infectious diseases as reviewer. He is the residency program director of an ASHP accredited PGY2 infectious disease program since 2012. Lucas is also involved in leadership roles nationally and within the state of Wisconsin.
Lucas Schulz can be e-mailed at [email protected].
Erika Lutz Thomas, M.B.A., B.S.Pharm.
Director, Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Erika Lutz Thomas, M.B.A., B.S.Pharm., is Director of the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners. In this role, Ms. Thomas serves as staff liaison to the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Executive Committee. She also acts as an ASHP information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members on pharmacy practice in various inpatient care environments in hospitals and health systems.
Previously, Ms. Thomas was Senior Director of Scientific Projects and CE Liaison in the ASHP Office of Professional Development (OPD) where she was responsible for developing scientific needs-based educational activities for pharmacists and other health care professionals and served as the continuing education liaison for the OPD. She has also worked as Scientific Project Manager with ASHP Advantage, Director of Educational Programming in the ASHP Educational Services Division, and Director of Meeting Programming Department in the ASHP Educational Services Division. Her pharmacy practice experience includes inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, Joint Commission accreditation survey preparation, benchmarking, and supervisory responsibilities.
Ms. Thomas received her Master of Business Administration degree from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, Texas and Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency in hospital pharmacy at Harper-Graces Hospitals in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Thomas also has experience in planning professional association activities at the state and local levels, including planning educational programming for ASHP state affiliate meetings and regional residency conferences.