The year 2020 has proven to be a year like no other. From a global pandemic to concerns surrounding social injustice, we have been forced to slow down and conduct a self-assessment on how best to take care of ourselves, our families, and our patients. In this episode, we speak with Carleton B. Maxwell, Pharm.D., BCPS, DPLA, FNPhA, about his career journey, balancing personal and professional life during this time of change, and his vision for the future of pharmacy practice.
Carleton Maxwell, Pharm.D., BCPS, DPLA, FNPhA, is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC after spending the previous 9 years in the role of cardiovascular clinical pharmacy specialist. A proud graduate of Fisk University and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Dr. Maxwell is a past national president and Fellow of the National Pharmaceutical Association and currently serves as the executive director of the NPhA Foundation. Dr. Maxwell recently obtained the designation of Diplomate of the Pharmacy Leadership Academy, and is currently enrolled in the Master's of Business Administration in Healthcare Management program at New England College.
Melanie R. Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP, DPLA is the Director of the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. In this role, Dr. Smith serves as the staff liaison to the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Executive Committee. She also acts as an ASHP information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members on pharmacy practice in various ambulatory care practice settings.
Previously, Dr. Smith was the Director, Educational Programs within ASHP's Educational Services Division. In this role, she helped coordinate continuing educational programming for ASHP's national meetings. Prior to joining ASHP, Dr. Smith was a Clinical Pharmacist II with United Healthcare as well as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at the Lexington VA Medical Center in 2008 and obtained her Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in 2011.