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ASHP 1999 Election Results

The results of the 1999 elections to the ASHP Board of Directors, Sections of Clinical Specialists, and Section of Home Care Practitioners are in. The results are as follows:
ASHP Board of Directors
ASHP President-elect: Max L. (Mick) Hunt, Jr.

ASHP Board of Directors: Jill E. Martin and Douglas J. Scheckelhoff 

ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists
Chair-elect: Beth Devine 

Directors-at-large: Marianne Billeter and Joe DiPiro 

ASHP Section of Home Care Practitioners
Chair-elect: Steve Simmons 

Directors-at-large: Karen Flores and Barbara Schlienz Prosser

Biographical Information: 

ASHP Board of Directors 

Max (Mick) L. Hunt, Jr., M.S., M.B.A., is Director, Member Relations Pharmacy Department, Novation—a new company formed by the UHC and VHA hospital alliances. Previously, he was Director of Pharmacy and Associate Professor, University of Kentucky. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from the Ohio State University and residency at Grant Hospital. 

ASHP service includes the Board of Directors, Commission on Credentialing, House of Delegates, Council on Administrative Affairs, and Council on Legal and Public Affairs. He has been Board Liaison to the Councils on Educational Affairs, Organizational Affairs, and Professional Affairs. 

He has been President of the Southern Minnesota Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Illinois Council of Hospital Pharmacists (ICHP). Hunt has also served as the first House of Delegates Chair for Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP). He is a past recipient of the Latiolais Award and ICHP and KSHP Pharmacist of the Year awards. 

Jill E. Martin, Pharm.D., FASHP, is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, where her focus is outcomes research and clinical practice. Previously, she was a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, where she practiced for 15 years. She received her B.S. and Pharm.D. at the University of Kentucky. 

Within ASHP, Martin has been Chair of the Council on Professional Affairs, served on the Nominations Committee and Practice Interest Advisory Panel, and was the Network Facilitator for Transplant/Immunology within the Section of Clinical Specialists. She has also served in the House of Delegates for the last 8 years. 

Martin has been active on many national, state, and local committees addressing pharmacy issues. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists and received the 1999 Walter A. Frazier Award. 

Douglas J. Scheckelhoff, M.S., FASHP, is Director of Pharmacy at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy from the Ohio State University and completed a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC). He has also served as Associate Director at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and as an Assistant Director at OSUMC. 

He is currently serving as the President of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is Past President of the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He has served as Chair of the ASHP Council on Administrative Affairs and as delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates representing the District of Columbia and Kentucky. 

Scheckelhoff has presented and published on subjects related to management, sterile products, pharmaceutical care, and improving pharmacy services and held faculty appointments at OSU, UK, and Howard University. 

ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists 

Beth Devine, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP, is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, and Assistant Director, UCSF–Stanford Health Care. She is responsible for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, adverse drug events, quality improvement, and collaborative drug therapy management protocols. 

Devine received her Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific and her M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. She completed her residency at the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA. Devine has been selected as a fellow in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington for the coming year. 

Devine has served as President of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a member of the ASHP Council on Educational Affairs, and a delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates. She is currently Director-at-Large for the Section of Clinical Specialists. She has lectured and published nationally on collaborative drug therapy management. 

Marianne Billeter, Pharm.D, BCPS, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from Purdue University and completed a residency in Clinical Pharmacy and Fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Her clinical practice is in infectious diseases and antibiotic management at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV, and the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. In addition, she participates in a comprehensive HIV medical management clinic in Winchester. She has authored papers and is a frequent speaker on these topics at local and national meetings. 

Billeter served for 3 years on the Commission on Therapeutics and is currently on the Editorial Board of AJHP. She has been active in the Section serving on the Committee on Academia, the Committee on Membership (Chair), and as a network facilitator for Infectious Diseases. 

Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., FCCP, is Panoz Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. He is Assistant Dean for College of Pharmacy programs at the Medical College of Georgia and Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, his Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky, and served a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. 

DiPiro has been a member of ASHP since 1978 and has served on the Commission on Therapeutics, the Task Force on Science, and the Academia and Research Committee of the Section of Clinical Specialists. He is also a member of the ACCP, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Surgical Infection Society, and AACP. His interests are in pharmacotherapy instruction and studies of the immune disregulation after trauma and sepsis. 

ASHP Section of Home Care Practitioners 

Steven M. Simmons, Pharm.D., FASHP, is Chief, Pharmaceutical Care, Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. He earned his B.S. from the University of Nebraska and Pharm.D. from Auburn University, completing his residency at the University of Alabama–Birmingham. He has been active in home care since 1986, when he coordinated services at University Medical Center, Jacksonville. Later he was with Critical Care America and currently provides home care and infusion services for pediatric patients. 

ASHP service includes the Home Care Executive Committee (member), Finance Committee, Nominations and Membership Committee (Chair), Organization Affairs Council (member), and House of Delegates member from 1988 to 1992 and 1996, 1997. Simmons was a member of the Home Care Advisory Board that developed the Home Care Section. 

He is Past President of the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Northeast Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists. 

Karen Flores, Pharm.D., is President, Health Management Associates and a principal in the Woodside Group, providing consulting services specializing in strategic business development and ambulatory infusion center programs. She received her Pharm.D. from University of the Pacific and has been in the home care industry since 1983. She is also an intermittent surveyor for the Joint Commission. 

Her experience includes hospital-based, privately owned, and national infusion companies. She was President of Advanced Infusion Systems, a California-based infusion provider, for 15 years. In this role, she developed a statewide network, strategic partnerships, and ambulatory infusion centers while running a large home care organization. In her current role, Flores provides assistance to health systems and infusion providers nationally. 

She served as a board member and Section Secretary for the local chapter of CSHP and has presented educational programs for ASHP at Home Care and Midyear Clinical Meetings. 

Barbara Schlienz Prosser, R.Ph., is Operations Performance Manager for Critical Care Systems in Nashua, NH. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Prosser also serves as an intermittent surveyor for the Joint Commission in both Home Care and Ambulatory Infusion programs as well as serving as a faculty member. She draws from many years of experience in home care and has most recently served as President of Quality Solutions, a consulting firm for pharmaceutical services. In her current practice, she oversees operational performance and develops staff programs to address competency, staff development, performance improvement activities, and policy and procedure development. 

Active in ASHP and the Section of Home Care Practitioners, Prosser has presented at clinical meetings and serves as co-editor of a regular column in the Section newsletter. She serves as a member of the Committee on Communications.