Melissa Ortega, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Melissa Ortega is the System Executive Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Melissa has focused her career on championing pharmacy practice advancement initiatives locally and nationally across the care continuum. Melissa moved the needle in pharmacy practice by continuously devoting efforts to expanding clinical and outpatient programs to enhance transitions of care, chronic disease, and specialty therapy management and increase access to pharmacy care. As a proud member of the pharmacy team, Melissa leads Tufts Medicines community/retail pharmacies, specialty pharmacy services, in-clinic pharmacist services, prior authorization and benefits investigation services, transitions of care, population health initiatives, virtual care models, and payer contracting. Previously at Tuft Medical Center, Melissa contributed to several key initiatives within acute care operations, including implementing new technology throughout various phases within the medication use process, advancing technician practice, and expanding decentral clinical pharmacy services. Melissa received her doctorate of pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and completed her pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy administration residencies at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Locally, Melissa served as President of the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2018 and Legislative Committee Chair in 2020. Nationally, Melissa has made a sustained contribution to the ASHP Sections and received the honor of participating in the Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce. Most recently, Melissa served as the inaugural Chair of the new ASHP Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners.
Melissa Ortega can be emailed at [email protected].
Ashley Storvick, PharmD, MBA
Ashley A. Storvick is the Director of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services at Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this role she oversees operations and pharmacy service development for several Greater Milwaukee Area community pharmacies and ambulatory clinics. She also serves as a liaison between the clinics and pharmacies, designing growth and business development initiatives throughout the system. As part of the AAH pharmacy leadership team, Storvick is overseeing the expansion of the system’s community pharmacy footprint. Storvick received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her PGY1 and PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration residency at Aurora Health Care and has gained experience in inpatient, community, and ambulatory health-system pharmacy practice. Storvick’s leadership in ASHP started when she was selected as the resident member for the ASHP Commission on Credentialing during her PGY-2 Residency. She continued to be an active member participating in the New Practitioner Forum Membership and Outreach Committee. She currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of the inaugural Section of Community Pharmacy Practice.
Courtney B. Isom, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Courtney Isom is the Pharmacy Administrative Coordinator at the Cone Health Community Health Wellness Center Pharmacy in Greensboro, NC. In this role, she is involved with creating medication access and expanding clinical services for the uninsured and underinsured population in her community. She also serves as the PGY1 Community-based Residency Director. Isom received her Bachelor of Science her Pharm.D. from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at the University of Georgia in conjunction with Kroger Pharmacy. She is board-certified in Ambulatory Care. Isom currently serves as a member of the ASHP Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners and will be a presenter at the 2022 ASHP Summer Meeting.
Courtney Isom can be emailed at [email protected].
Amanda Place, PharmD, BCACP
Amanda Place, Pharm.D., BCACP ([email protected]), is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy specialist at the Ascension St. Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, in 2006, she and her business partners opened an independent community pharmacy in East Central Indiana, where she practices part-time as a community pharmacist and provides services like medication therapy management and group home medication consulting, while also implementing programs like medication synchronization and diabetes care. Amanda received her Pharm.D. from Butler University. She provides pharmaceutical care, including medication therapy management, pharmacogenomics consults, and disease management to Primary Care Center patients and coordinates the pharmacy population health efforts for the Ascension physician groups in Indiana. She also serves as an educational resource for the medical residents, acts as a preceptor for pharmacy residents, and is the Ambulatory Care PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and the founding Residency Program Director of the PGY-1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension St Vincent Indianapolis. The medication safety program that she helped to initiate was recognized by the Institute for Safe Medications Practices with an award for excellence in 2017. Amanda is active with both ASHP and APhA, with a focus on Community-based pharmacy residency training. She serves as a practitioner surveyor for several Community-based PGY-1 residency programs annually.
Amanda Place can be emailed at [email protected].
Jordan Rush, PharmD, MS
Jordan Rush is Director of Pharmacy for System Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy Services for UNC Health, overseeing outpatient pharmacies across the system, meds to beds programs, a medication history team, and a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency practice site in collaboration with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She earned her Pharm.D. from MCPHS and received her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin. Jordan completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Jordan has been an active member of ASHP throughout her career, serving within the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders on the Leadership Development Section Advisory Group (SAG), serving as Co-Chair and then Chair of the Value, Quality, and Compliance SAG, and member of the Educational Steering Committee. She has led webinars to encourage resident participation within ASHP and highlight outpatient pharmacy’s involvement in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines across UNC Health, and received an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2020 for UNC Hospitals’ partnership with the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network (CPESN) to improve transitions of care for patients.
Jordan Rush can be emailed at [email protected].
Georgia (Gina) Galanou Luchen, PharmD
Georgia (Gina) Galanou Luchen serves as the Director of Member Relations at ASHP, serving as staff liaison to the Section of Pharmacy Educators and Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners. In this role, Dr. Luchen leads the development and implementation of programs and resources related to pharmacy learners, schools and colleges of pharmacy, and pharmacy educators. She also leads initiatives related to community pharmacy practitioners and their impact throughout the care continuum. Dr. Luchen is a graduate of ASHP's Executive Fellowship in Association Leadership and Management in Bethesda, MD. She received her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, and completed a PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in conjunction with Balls Food Stores in Olathe, KS.
Gina Luchen can be e-mailed at [email protected].