ASHP Honors Members for Practice Excellence, Leadership

Published: July 17, 2020
ASHP Press Release

Nineteen Pharmacists Designated Fellows in 2020

Nineteen members of ASHP recently received the title “Fellow” of ASHP in recognition of the excellence they have achieved in pharmacy practice.

 The ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program rewards excellence in pharmacy practice by granting recognition through the FASHP designation. Members who have achieved FASHP status have successfully demonstrated sustained commitment or contributions to excellence in practice for at least 10 years, contributed to the total body of knowledge in the field, demonstrated active involvement and leadership in ASHP, and have been actively involved in and committed to educating practitioners and others. The program has recognized 957 Fellows since it began in 1988.


The 2020 Fellows are as follows:

Nicole M. Acquisto, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCP, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Ahmed Aljedai, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FAST, FCCP, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Lindsey B. Amerine, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, UNC Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah L. Anderson, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, FCCP, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO

Karen Berger, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Marsha F. Crader, Pharm.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, AR

Michael A. DeCoske, Pharm.D., BCPS, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL

Bethany A. DiPaula, Pharm.D., BCPP, University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD

Diane M. Erdman, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, Ascension Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Michael A. Evans, R.Ph., Geisinger, Danville, PA

Melissa K. Heigham, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCPPS, BCOP, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Ashley Mains Espinosa, Pharm.D., M.S., CPHIMS, SCL Health, Denver, CO

Katherine A. Miller, Pharm.D., M.H.A., DPLA, The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

Heather L. Ourth, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Craig A. Pedersen, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D., FAPhA, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Mark H. Siska, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A. – Technology Management, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Joe D. Slechta, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ Cardiology, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

Zachary A. Weber, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, Purdue College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis, IN

Rony M. Zeenny, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS-AQ ID, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon


For information about the ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program or to request an application, contact [email protected]. Information, program criteria, and forms are also available on ASHP’s website. The deadline for receipt of 2021 applications is October 1, 2020.


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 July 17, 2020

Advance Your Professional Development

View All

Medication Safety Certificate

Certification is a process used by health care organizations worldwide to accurately assess their level of performance in relation to established standards and to implement ways to continuously improve.
Enroll Today
New Practitioner Hero Image

Basic in Cardiology Pharmacy Certificate

This self-guided, online learning activity will provide 29 hours of ACPE continuing education for pharmacists, incorporating recorded presentations and skill-focused activities.
Enroll Today