Postgraduate Training Fellowship Focuses on Leadership and Management
ASHP has selected Karly Low and Georgia (Gina) Luchen as its 2018–2019 Executive Fellows in Association Leadership and Management. The yearlong fellowship provides each Executive Fellow with hands-on training under the guidance of ASHP executives in all facets of not-for-profit association leadership and management.
Low is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., and earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 2017. She was appointed to the ASHP Student Society Development Advisory Group in 2015 and completed a student rotation at ASHP in 2016. She currently serves on the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Membership and Outreach Advisory Group.
Luchen is a PGY1 community-based pharmacy resident at Balls Food Stores in conjunction with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Olathe, Kan., and earned her Pharm.D. and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Studies from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2017. She was an active leader within her local Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a member of the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy (KCHP), where she served on the KCHP Education Committee from 2016 to 2017.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Karly and Gina join us as the 2018–2019 ASHP Executive Fellows,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “To be considered for this well-regarded program, candidates must demonstrate a high degree of passion for serving members and advancing pharmacy practice in addition to all other qualifications. The entire ASHP staff team looks forward to mentoring Gina and Karly and helping them to achieve their goals as future leaders.”
The ASHP Executive Fellowship in Association Leadership and Management was created in 1968 for those interested in a career in association management. Graduates of ASHP’s training program have gone on to serve in leadership roles in associations, government, for-profit corporations, academia, philanthropy, and various other sectors.
Housed at the Joseph A. Oddis Global Headquarters of ASHP in Bethesda, Md., the program trains pharmacists in the many facets of association management, including executive leadership, strategic planning, member engagement, and many other essential business management functions.
Both Low and Luchen will begin their fellowships in July and will be engaged in an array of projects and activities throughout the year that will serve as the foundation of their training.
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For more than 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.SafeMedication.com.