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8/21/2017

Cynthia Williams, B.S.Pharm., FASHP

“I joined in order to network with peers, to learn from others, and to stay current with pharmacy knowledge and issues.”
Cynthia Williams

Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer

Newport News, VA

ASHP MEMBER SINCE 1998

After shadowing a pharmacist from her church, Cynthia Williams, B.S.Pharm., FASHP, decided on pharmacy as a career path. “I wanted a career in healthcare where I could make a difference in peoples’ lives and health,” said Cynthia, who is Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Riverside Health System in Newport News, Va.

Cynthia joined ASHP early in her career, after being involved at the state affiliate level. “I joined in order to network with peers, to learn from others, and to stay current with pharmacy knowledge and issues,” she said. “I continue to be a member for many of the same reasons that led me to join.”

She is most proud of developing her student pharmacists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. “It is very satisfying to see my pharmacy team members advance their careers over the years.”

For the last three years, Cynthia has been a member of the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Management and a member of the Advisory Committee for Pharmacy Forecast.

Her most memorable moment was being recognized as a Fellow of ASHP in 2015. She has been a member of many section advisory committees since 2010, most recently served as Chair of the Section Advisory Group on Multi-Hospital Health Pharmacy Executives.