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Woods Elected to ASHP Leadership Post

ASHP members have selected T. Mark Woods, Pharm.D., FASHP, clinical coordinator and residency program director at St. Luke’s Hospital Kansas City, Mo. as the Society’s president-elect. Agatha Nolen, M.S., FASHP, and Philip J. Schneider, Pharm.D., were elected to three-year terms on the ASHP Board of Directors.

Woods has served on the ASHP Board of Directors, has been a state delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates, and is a former chair of the ASHP Council on Legal and Public Affairs. His ASHP service also includes the Practice Interest Advisory Group; the Task Force on Assisted Suicide; and the Task Force on Organizational Structure. He is a past president of ASHP-affiliated societies in Missouri and Kansas and is secretary of the Greater Kansas Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Nolen is director of pharmacy at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She previously served as an intensive care unit and operating room pharmacist, as well as director of pharmacy at hospitals in Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Her ASHP involvement includes serving as a state delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates and chair of the Council on Organizational Affairs. Nolen is also a past-president of the Oklahoma and Central Texas societies of health-system pharmacists.

Schneider is the director of pharmacy at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan., and is clinical adjunct professor at the University of Kansas. He served as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was clinical coordinator of pharmacy services at Olathe Medical Center prior to his current position. Schneider’s ASHP service includes the Council on Organizational Affairs, Committee on Nominations, and seven years as a delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates.

 Woods will begin his appointment as president-elect immediately. Nolen and Schneider will begin their terms in June 2004.

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP, which has a long history of medication error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines. Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective. The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their professional practice, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs. For more information, visit ASHP’s Web site, or