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Executive Committee

The role of the Section Executive Committee is to provide leadership, guidance, and advice to ASHP on ways to better meet the day to day practice needs of members.

Chair (2020-2021)

Gregory P. Burger, Pharm.D., CPPS, FASHP, NREMT

Gregory BurgerGregory Burger is the Medication Safety Coordinator at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kan. Prior to this position, he was a clinical/staff pharmacist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan., for over 25 years. He 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). He currently serves as Treasurer of the KCHP Foundation. Within ASHP he currently serves 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.

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Immediate Past Chair (2020-2021)

Douglas A. Meyer, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A., R.Ph., BCNSP

Douglas MeyerDouglas 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

Director-at-Large (2019-2021)

Sarah S. Stephens, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPPS

Sarah StephensSarah Stephens is the Medication Safety Coordinator for Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, Calif. Prior to this position, all of her practice experience occurred at the University of Utah. After a short time as a Drug Information Specialist, Stephens spent the majority of her career as a clinical pharmacist for acute care adult internal medicine patients and as a clinical faculty member.

Stephens earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 and PGY2 residencies in drug information at the 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 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

Director-at-Large (2020-2022)

Allison R. King, Pharm.D.

Allison KingAllison 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

ASHP Staff

Erika Lutz Thomas, M.B.A., B.S.Pharm.
Director, Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners

Erika ThomasErika 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.

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