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SCSS Leadership

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 (2021-2022)

Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP

Doug SlainDouglas Slain is a Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist at West Virginia University and the WVU Medicine Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Slain is also the current Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Department. He received his B.S. Pharmacy degree and his Pharm.D. degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He completed a residency and fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond. Dr. Slain has the distinction of being a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with added qualifications in infectious diseases. Dr. Slain’s clinical practice sites at WVU include the Infectious Diseases Consult Service and the outpatient infectious diseases clinic. His research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, surgical prophylactic antimicrobial use, international antimicrobial usage, and systemic antifungal therapies. Dr. Slain is also a PGY-2 infectious diseases Residency Program Director.

Douglas Slain can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Chair Elect (2021-2022)

Christi JenChristi A. Jen, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FAzPA

Christi Jen is the pharmacy clinical manager and PGY1 residency program director at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center In Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to coordinating clinical activities locally, she oversees the clinical practice and operations of the network’s emergency medicine pharmacists and serves on various network committees representing pharmacy services.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Jen pursued PGY1 residency training at Maricopa Medical Center (now known as Valleywise Health) in Phoenix, Arizona. Thereafter, Jen spent over 11 years in emergency medicine as a clinical pharmacy specialist, establishing the facility’s clinical pharmacy services in the ED and serving on network-wide committees to develop clinical practices. During this tenure as the EM Specialist, she served as preceptor for students and residents, established the PGY1 residency program as its director, and provided education to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and EMS personnel.

Jen’s involvement with ASHP began as a member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists (SCSS) Advisory Group (SAG) on Emergency Care, chairing the subgroup to organize and revamp the resource center and presented various presentations on its behalf. Jen served as chair of the SAG on Preceptor Skills Development, a member of the Year-Round Educational Steering Committee, and now a member of the SAG on Clinical Leadership. In addition, Jen has been a delegate for Arizona to the ASHP House of Delegates since 2013 and served as Arizona’s director-at-large (president) of ASHP’s state affiliate. Lastly, Jen recently served as chair of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics, an experience she noted to be the one of the most rewarding as an ASHP member.

Christi Jen can be e-mailed at [email protected]

Immediate Past Chair (2021-2022)

Joel C. Marrs, Pharm.D., ASH-CHC, BCACP, BCCP, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), CLS, FAHA, FASHP, FCCP, FNLA

Joel MarrsJoel C. Marrs, is an Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator with Billings Clinic.  He also is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program where he coordinates their pharmacology curriculum.  Dr. Marrs graduated from Butler University with a Pharm.D. and then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at the University of Colorado.  He has 15 years of pharmacy faculty and clinical pharmacy practice experience in ambulatory care, with a focus on cardiology & cardiometabolic diseases and recently transitioned into a clinical coordinator position.  His service to ASHP includes Colorado delegate, ASHP House of Delegates; member of the Council on Therapeutics; and Vice Chair, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Educational Steering Committee, of which he is currently a member. He is a seasoned presenter at ASHP meetings and faculty for Board Certification Review Courses for Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care. He has served on the NQF Cardiovascular Measures Committee and NLA Board of Directors.  Additionally, he serves on the ACCL Board of Governors, which speak to his promotion of interprofessional practice and collaboration.

Joel Marrs can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Director-at-Large (2020-2022)

Megan E. Musselman, Pharm.D., M.S., BCCCP, BCPS

Megan MusselmanMegan Musselman is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist at North Kansas City Hospital. She also serves as a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. She received her Pharm.D. from Creighton University and went on to complete her PGY1 at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago and her PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency at the Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she served as chief resident. In addition, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Toxicology from the University of Florida.

Musselman currently serves on the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists Clinical Leadership Section Advisory Group.  She has previously served on the Clinical Scientists and Specialists SAG on Emergency Medicine, Educational Steering Committee – Meeting Planning, and as the Emergency Care Network Facilitator. She is also an active member of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists, currently serving on the Research and Education Foundation. She is also a past Treasurer and Chair of the Education and Programing Committee.

Megan Musselman can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Director-at-Large (2021-2023)

Stephanie L. Weightman, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS

Stephanie WeightmanStephanie Weightman is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. As a part of the largest pediatric emergency medicine pharmacy practice in the nation, she is an integrated member within the emergency department team. In this position, Weightman participates in acute trauma and medical resuscitations, precepts students and residents, and optimizes patient-centered care. Additional practice interests include neurological emergencies and pharmacist education to support the advancement of pharmacy practice.

Weightman currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the SAG on Pediatrics. She began her participation in ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists (SCSS) as a member of the Educational Steering Committee (ESC) in 2013; through continued involvement, she served as the Vice Chair for the Year-Round ESC. In 2017 – 2018, she had the opportunity to serve as the Chair of both the Year-Round and Meeting Planning ESC committees while concurrently acting as the Chair for the first ASHP Pediatric Work Group.  The Pediatric Work Group was subsequently approved to continue as an official SAG within the SCSS, and she had the distinct honor to serve as the first Chair. Weightman has also participated as a presenter and moderator at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meetings and faculty for ASHP’s Pediatric Literature Study for BCPPS Recertification.

Stephanie Weightman can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Director-at-Large Elect (2021-2022)

Brian PotoskiBrian A. Potoski, Pharm.D., BCPS, (AQ-ID)

Brian A. Potoski is associate professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In these roles he teaches and precepts students in didactic and experiential learning settings and has longstanding experience at leading antimicrobial stewardship efforts to ensure safe, effective, and responsible antimicrobial use.

Potoski earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed both PGY1 pharmacy Practice and PGY2 infectious diseases residencies at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Potoski currently serves ASHP as a member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Meeting Planning Educational Steering Committee and as the ASHP representative to the Infectious Diseases Society of America intra-abdominal practice guidelines working group. Previous ASHP service includes the Council on Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force, and Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists infectious diseases roundtable discussion leader.

Brian Potoski can be e-mailed at [email protected]

Staff

Vicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., M.A.S., BCPS, BCPPS
Director, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section. Additionally, Vicki has assumed the position of Council Secretary for the ASHP's Council on Therapeutics. 

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  

Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as critical care pharmacist in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Other activities Vicki performed included drafting policies and procedures, co-chairing the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, creating and drafting order sets for CPOE conversion and precepting residents and students.

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