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Pharmacy Leaders: Mentoring is More Than Following the Leader

Broadcast Date: April 26, 2021


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In this episode of the Pharmacy Leaders series podcast, host, Sara White, MS, FASHP, discusses finding mentors to help you grow, learn and develop as a leader and putting those leadership traits into practice.


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.

Rita JewRita K. Jew, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPPS, FASHP, is Vice President of Operations at the Institute for Safe Medication Practice (ISMP). Prior to ISMP, Dr. Jew had her own consulting business where she provided pharmacy consultative services, conducted leadership training programs and advised technology startup companies. She has also held various leadership positions at children’s hospitals and health-system pharmacy. Her 25 plus-year tenure in hospital pharmacies encompassed broad experiences in pharmacy leadership, clinical pharmacy services, and more.

Tricia KillingsworthTricia Killingsworth graduated with her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Washington. Completed an ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency and an ASHP Advanced Residency in Hospital Pharmacy Administration. Beginning her leadership career as a regional director of ambulatory pharmacy services, Tricia moved into acute care as a director of pharmacy. She advanced into health-system leadership positions including Sr. Director Acute Care Pharmacy Services at Banner Health and VP Pharmacy Services at Catholic Healthcare Initiatives. Today, Tricia is the National Director of Pharmacy Services Integration at Ascension Health and faculty of ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy.


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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