ASHP Names Hipple & Sackett as 2020–2021 Executive Fellows

Published: March 6, 2020

Postgraduate Training Fellowship Focuses on Leadership and Management

ASHP has selected Jessie Hipple and Rena Sackett as its 2020–2021 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.

Jessie HippleHipple is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tennessee and earned her Pharm.D. along with a Master of Management in Health Care degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2019. She previously obtained her B.S. in Toxicology and a focused associates degree in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. She has been highly engaged in professional pharmacy associations at the local, state, and national level including the Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists, Tennessee Pharmacists Association, and ASHP. 

Rena SackettSackett is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned her Pharm.D. from Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy in 2019. She previously obtained her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Chemistry from Walla Walla University. She completed an elective rotation in national association management with ASHP and has served in a number of volunteer leadership capacities including as a delegate for the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists and volunteer on the Membership Committee for the Western Chapter of Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

“We are pleased to have Jessie and Rena join us as the 2020–2021 ASHP Executive Fellows,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “They were selected for this highly-regarded program because of their strong involvement as volunteer leaders and passion for serving members and advancing pharmacy practice. The entire ASHP staff looks forward to mentoring Rena and Jessie and helping them achieve their goals as future leaders.”

The ASHP Executive Fellowship in Association Leadership and Management was created in 1968 (known as the ASHP Executive Residency until 2017) 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, policy development, financial management, government relations, marketing and communications, member engagement, and many other essential association management functions.

Both Hipple and Sackett 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.

About ASHP
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s nearly 55,000 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,, or its consumer website,





Posted March 6, 2020

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