In today's episode, we discuss the importance and benefits of embracing DEI, while also exploring how continuous learning and intentionality can be the impetus for impactful change.
Dr. Lakesha Butler is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. She is also the past president of the National Pharmaceutical Association. Dr. Butler received her doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University and completed a PGY-1 residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a certified diversity facilitrainer (CDFT).
Maria F. Carias, M.B.A., M.S., is the Director of Member Operations within the ASHP Office of Member Relations. In this role, Ms. Carias coordinates the operational logistics for various ASHP initiatives. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from American University and both her Master’s of Science in Project Management and Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Ms. Carias was recognized as a 2020 recipient of the ASHP CEO Award for Staff Excellence.