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Current Recipients

Class of 2021 Recipients

Chloe Ortbals
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Chloe OrtbalsChloe is a member University of Kansas (KU) School of Pharmacy Class of 2021. During 2019-2020 school year, Chloe assumed the role as President of the KU SSHP chapter. She also served as the student liaison to the Kansas Council of Health System Pharmacy (KCHP) Board of Directors. Chloe currently serves on the ASHP Student Leadership and Career Development Advisory Committee where she has had the opportunity to interact with other student pharmacists across the country. Victoria matched with a PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Administration and Leadership with Masters Residency program where she hopes to continue to develop her leadership skills and advance the profession forward post-graduation.

Matty Zimmerman
Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Matty ZimmermanMatty has a passion for serving her community, contributing to the field of pharmacy and empowering others. She found her professional home within ASHP early in her pharmacy career, serving as SSHP President at her university, joining the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Workgroup, and expanding her leadership to ASHP national through her involvement in the Pharmacy Student Forum Residency Preparation Advisory Group. To further explore her interest in health-system pharmacy, Matty works as a pharmacy intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Matty also serves her community through her work with “C a Difference”, a hepatitis C testing and linkage-to-care program in Philadelphia. Looking to the future, Matty is excited to continue to refine her leadership skills and serve her community as a pharmacy resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Samantha Lewiston
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Samantha LewistonSamantha is a Class of 2021 Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Wisconsin. She has been involved extensively in professional organizations thus far in her career including ASHP, APhA, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW), Phi Delta Chi, Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. She completed an internship at PSW and held leadership positions in her SSHP chapter. Samantha also recently completed an APPE rotation with ASHP's Government Relations team. She will soon be moving to Salt Lake City, UT for her Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency at the University of Utah.

Sara Leidy
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Sara LeidySara is a member of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy Class of 2021. Throughout her time at Purdue, Sara has served in a variety of exciting leadership positions. Her involvement with ASHP started by joining Purdue’s SSHP chapter during her pre-pharmacy years. Sara held a position as an event chair for two years, then served as president-elect, and president the following years. This experience sparked her interest to become in ASHP at the national level. She currently serves as a workgroup lead on the Residency Preparation Advisory Group (ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum). Sara is also a member of the Rho Chi Society, the Career Development Club, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Academic Success Center at Purdue University.

Class of 2022 Recipients

Elizabeth Sauers
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences

Elizabeth SauersElizabeth (Liz) is a 2022 Pharm.D candidate at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. After years of involvement and leadership within the student chapter and the state affiliate, Liz became the President as a P3 student and joined the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum's Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group. Outside of ASHP, Liz is a basic life support instructor on the University of the Sciences' CPR Leadership Team. She is a member of Rho Chi Honor Society, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and volunteers in COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

Hana Sacic
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Hana SacicHana Sacic is a 2022 Pharm.D. Candidate at The Ohio State University (OSU). Hana has served as the President, President-Elect, and Workforce Wellbeing and Resilience chair within her SSHP chapter. At the national level, Hana has been a member of the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum where she served on the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Advisory Group. In the future, she hopes to pursue a residency with long-term goals of being a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist specialist.

Kristine Nguyen
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

Christine NguyenKristine is a 3rd year pharmacy student at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as student chapter president of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a recognized ASHP student society. Additionally, she is a member of ASHP's Pharmacy Student Forum Student Society Development Advisory Group.

Lauren Stigers
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Lauren StigersLauren is a member of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) Class of 2022. She was the President-Elect of UKCOP's SSHP chapter her second year and the President during her third year. She also serves as a work group lead in the Pharmacy Student Forum Community and eCommunications Advisory Group. Within the state affiliate, Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Lauren is a board member as well as a member of the Membership and Marketing Committee. Outside of ASHP, Lauren provides physical wellness opportunities for students and is the social chair for her class.

Victoria Grusauskas
University of Florida College of Pharmacy - Gainesville Campus

Victoria GrusauskasVictoria is a third-year student at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy- Gainesville campus. Victoria’s current leadership experiences include SSHP chapter President, pharmacy intern at Select Medical, and Equal Access Clinic Operations Officer. Equal Access Clinic is the largest free, student run clinic across the nation. Most recently, she expanded the role of pharmacists by providing pharmacy services via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virginia San Juan
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Virginia San JuanVirginia is a 2022 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Her involvement with ASHP started before matriculating into pharmacy school when she helped write and perform a song about the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) for NEOMEDs submission to the ASHP PAI video competition. She has served as P1 representative, President-Elect, and is the current President for the NEOMED SSHP chapter. Outside of school, Virginia devotes her time to volunteer service, her internship at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, and her family’s Filipino food truck business as Head of Marketing and Communications. To assist with the COVID-19 vaccination efforts, Virginia has volunteered her time to prepare vaccines at the Wolstein Center Mass Vaccination Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

Class of 2023 Recipients

Nathan Falls
Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Nathan FallsNathan is a member of the Mercer University College of Pharmacy Class of 2023. Currently, Nathan has the privilege of serving as the President-elect of his school's chapter of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists as well as treasurer for the Class of 2023. He has a passion for institutional pharmacy and a strong desire to serve. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys watching Atlanta sports and spending time with my family and friends.

Neel Swamy
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Neel SwamyNeel is a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an anticipated graduation in May 2023. Neel is a firm believer of team-centered leadership, and strives to make a positive difference at UNC by leaning into his core values of generosity and inclusion. At the University of North Carolina, Neel has served in a number of student leadership roles, including Pharmacy Coordinator for the Student Health Action Coalition, the Director of Student Affairs for the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, and the President-Elect of the UNC chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). Neel was recently elected to serve as the 2021-2022 President of the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Government, in which he will lead graduate student government in advocating for the needs and interests of UNC's 10,000+ graduate and professional students.

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