ASHP announced today that Michelle Jones has joined the organization as Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Human Resources. Jones will oversee the Office of Human Resources and long-range human resource strategic planning on behalf of the organization, which has been recognized as a top workplace.
Jones comes to ASHP with nearly 15 years of experience as a senior human resources executive, most recently serving as Chief Human Capital Officer at Pact, an international, nonprofit development organization working in nearly 40 countries. She previously held leadership roles at Humentum and Envision EMI.
“We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to ASHP and our senior leadership team,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP. “Her expertise in successfully leading contemporary human resource enterprises and promoting team-based, innovative, service-oriented, diverse, and inclusive workplace cultures makes her an exceptional choice for ASHP. We look forward to Michelle’s organization-wide leadership and application of contemporary human resources best practices to further elevate ASHP’s current status as a locally and nationally recognized best workplace, and the best association for our exceptional staff and growing membership of nearly 55,000 pharmacy professionals.”
In her new role at ASHP, Jones will oversee all aspects of human resources, including recruiting top talent, retention practices, employee relations, and professional development, as well as lead efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace environment and organizational culture.
Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from James Madison University and a Masters in Education from George Mason University. She holds a Senior Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resources Management as well as Strategic Human Resources, Women’s Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, and HR Transformation certificates from Cornell University.
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, ashp.org, or its consumer website, SafeMedication.com.