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Pharmacy Leaders: Are Leaders Born or Made?

Broadcast Date: April 19, 2021


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In this episode of the Pharmacy Leaders series podcast, host, Sara White, MS, FASHP, along with Kimberly Boler BS, CPhT, CSPT, DPLA, and Sam Calabrese MBA, FASHP discusses the role of pharmacy technicians as leaders. This podcast explores whether leaders are born or made and the non-negotiable qualities of a successful leader.


Sara WhiteSara J. White, MS and FASHP, is currently a Pharmacy Leadership Coach and Faculty for the Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Sara has served as the Director of Pharmacy, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Associate Director of Pharmacy University of Kansas Medical Center. Sara completed a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University, MS from Ohio State University and an ASHP accredited Residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics. She has served as ASHP president and received the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.

Kimberly BolerKimberly “Kim” M. Boler is currently Pharmacy Supervisor, Legacy Health – Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR. She is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and a Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT). She received her BSc in Biology in 2006 from Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID. She completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy (PLA) in 2019 and recently completed the requirements to earn her MBA in Healthcare Informatics from New England College, Henniker, NH.

Sam CalabreseSamuel V. Calabrese is the Executive Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio. The Enterprise encompasses a 3,000 bed health‐system with over 1,700 FTEs in 19 hospitals and clinics in Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada, England and AbuDhabi. Sam is faculty with ASHP’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy and with ASHP’s Australia leadership boot camp. He is the immediate past chair of ASHP’s Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders (SPPL).

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.

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