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SAG on Business Development and System Integration


  • Develop resources for creating, measuring, and marketing pharmacy services.
  • Develop resources to effectively manage economic and financial performance.

  • Develop resources for evolving reimbursement and payment systems.

  • Develop resources for successful vertical and horizontal health system integration (e.g. system-ness).

  • Develop resources to assist leaders in optimizing department structure & function to meet enterprise needs.

  • Serve as a resource for ASHP advocacy efforts as it relates to pharmacy practice advancement in hospitals and health systems.



Ryan NasemanRyan Naseman, PharmD, MS
Sr. Director of Pharmacy
The University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, KY

Vice Chair

 Tamara BezdicekTamara Bezdicek, PharmD, BCPS, FMSHP
Medication Policy Manager
System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Co-Chair
Fairview Health Services
Minneapolis, MN

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SAG on Frontline Leaders


  • Advise pharmacy leaders on how to start new strategic initiatives, lead effective change management, optimize staff empowerment, and leverage market place opportunities.
  • Develop resources for creating and advancing innovative pharmacy practice models.

  • Develop resources for advancements in pharmacy operations utilizing technology, new products, and new applications

  • Develop resources for the training and development of the next generation of frontline pharmacy employees through mentorship and experiential learning.



Joshua BlackwellJoshua Blackwell, PharmD, MS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Ambulatory Services
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Vice Chair

Katherine S. DeSanctisKatherine DeSanctis, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Operations
Director, PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

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SAG on New and Emerging Leaders


  • Advance the effectiveness of new pharmacy leaders through leadership development.
  • Generate ideas and resources on specific educational programming (e.g. Student Leadership Workshop & Student Pharmacy Forecast Workshop).

  • Develop resources to advance the roles for new and emerging leaders.



Brianne BakkenBrianne Bakken, PharmD, MHA
Pharmacy Manager and Assistant Professor
Children's Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Vice Chair

Sherry KwonSherry Kwon, PharmD, MHA
US Army
San Antonio, TX

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SAG on Strategy and Industry Disrupters


  • Advise on trends that will influence the future of pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems.
  • Develop resources that help members address unique multiple-hospital leadership challenges.

  • Develop resources for contemporary topics including the industry forecast reports.

  • Advise on advocacy, education, and health system leadership needs to successfully navigate the macro health care market issues impacting patient care in the United States.



Ellen RevakEllen Revak, PharmD, MBA, BCPS 
Vice President Pharmacy Operations & Pharmacy IT
Advocate Health
Milwaukee, WI

Vice Chair

Daniel O'NeilDaniel O'Neil, PharmD, MS
Assistant Vice President, Pharmacy
WVU Medicine - WVU Hospitals 
Morgantown, WV

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SAG on Value, Quality, and Compliance


  • Develop resources to assist members to excel in regulatory compliance and evolving best practices.
  • Advise and affect positive change on quality measures and other standards affecting the medication use process.

  • Develop resources that assists members to excel in evolving quality reporting initiatives.

  • Develop resources (educational content, tools) to assist members justify changes to standards affecting the medication use process.

  • Develop resources that support members’ success in influencing and aligning with the organizations’ initiatives on defining and achieving value and quality goals.



Allison RiffleAllison Riffle, PharmD
Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Vice Chair

Davey LegendreDavey Legendre, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQID
Vice President, Clinical Services 
Woodstock, GA

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