Butler, Kasbekar Join Board of Directors
Kathleen S. Pawlicki, B.S.Pharm., M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, was installed as ASHP President at the annual meeting of the ASHP House of Delegates during ASHP’s 2019 Summer Meetings and Exhibition last week in Boston.
Pawlicki is Vice President and Chief Pharmacist at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Mich. She has served as a Michigan delegate in the ASHP House of Delegates and as a member of the ASHP Board of Directors, Council on Pharmacy Management, Committee on Nominations, and Task Force on Organizational Structure. She is a Past Chair of the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers and served as Chair of the Task Force on Caring for Patients Served by Specialty Suppliers. She is a member of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and was the 2018 Michigan Pharmacist of the Year.
Also taking office during the meeting were Kristina (Kristy) L. Butler, Pharm.D., BCACP, FASHP, FOSHP, and Nishaminy Kasbekar, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., FASHP, both of whom were installed as members of the ASHP Board of Directors. Dr. Butler is Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists for Providence Medical Group, Oregon Region, in Portland, Ore. She has served as Chair of both the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners and the Council on Public Policy, was a member of the Ambulatory Care Conference & Summit Consensus Recommendations Panel, and served as an Oregon delegate in the ASHP House of Delegates. Dr. Kasbekar is Director of Pharmacy at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. She has served on the AJHP Editorial Board, as Chair of the Council on Pharmacy Practice, Chair of the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers Advisory Group on Multi-Hospital Pharmacy Executives, was a member of the Women in Pharmacy Leadership Steering Committee, and served as a Pennsylvania delegate in the ASHP House of Delegates.
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s nearly 50,000 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.