In this educator essentials podcast episode, we speak with Dr. Kelly Gable and Dr. Suzanne Harris about their unique academic leadership roles as directors of well-being and resilience within their institutions. This episode explores their career journeys, role innovations, and the importance of prioritizing the well-being of the pharmacy workforce through formal leadership.
Kelly Gable is professor and director of well-being and resilience at SIUE School of Pharmacy. Dr. Gable is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, and completed a specialty residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. Her clinical areas of focus include expanding mental health care access within low-income communities, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, Motivational Interviewing, and suicide prevention strategies within healthcare. She is committed to promoting well-being within pharmacy education.
Suzanne Harris is an assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist, and she serves as the UNC Director of Well-being and Resiliency. Dr. Harris’ research interests are focused on stigma and mental health and their relation to overall wellness in pharmacy students and pharmacists, transitions of care and cultural intelligence for psychiatric patients, and innovative practice models and teaching strategies.
Georgia (Gina) Galanou Luchen serves as the Director of Member Relations at ASHP, serving as staff liaison to the Section of Pharmacy Educators and Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners. In this role, Dr. Luchen leads the development and implementation of programs and resources related to pharmacy learners, schools and colleges of pharmacy, and pharmacy educators. She also leads initiatives related to community pharmacy practitioners and their impact throughout the care continuum. Dr. Luchen is a graduate of ASHP's Executive Fellowship in Association Leadership and Management in Bethesda, MD. She received her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Community-Based Residency at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in conjunction with Balls Food Stores in Olathe, KS.