Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.

ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.

Mission

Empowering pharmacists to promote healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications.

Vision

Achieving safe, effective, and appropriate use of medications by all older adults.

Creed

In their role as medication therapy experts, consultant and senior care pharmacists:

  • Hold their patients' interest above all others
  • Take responsibility for their patients’ medication-related needs
  • Ensure that their patients’ medications are the most appropriate, the most effective, the safest possible, and are used correctly
  • Identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems that may interfere with the goals of therapy

Strategic Plan

The ASCP Board of Directors has established three strategic priority areas and goals for the Society from 2016-2018:

  1. Enable Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care
  2. Maximize Value to Members
  3. Ensure the Sustainability of the Society

Read the full 2016-2018 ASCP Strategic Plan (PDF).

The ASCP Bylaws (PDF) provide for 14 members on the Board of Directors: 4 officers (president, chairman of the board, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer) and 10 additional directors (2 elected from each of ASCP’s 5 regions). In addition, the Executive Director/CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each officer serves a one-year term. Each officer must have been a director-member of the Board for a minimum of one 2-year term before running for an officer position. Each director serves a 2-year term and elections are staggered, such that only 5 of the 10 director positions are elected annually. Each director may be re-elected to no more than two consecutive terms as director. Directors are strongly encouraged to run for an officer position, since being a director is a prerequisite for being an officer.

Chairman of the Board
Nicole J Brandt
Baltimore, MD

President
Joseph Marek
Brecksville, OH

President-Elect
Chad Worz
Cincinnati, OH

Secretary/Treasurer
Joanne Hirshfield
Deansboro, NY

Director
Annie Lam
Mercer Island, WA
Director
Carla McSpadden
Paoli, IN

Director
Erica Estus
Wakefield, RI

Director
Hedva A. Levy
Saint Louis, MO

Director
James R. Suhrbier
Abingdon, VA

Director
Jeanne Manzi
Rockville Centre, NY
Director
Katherine "Kitty" Anderson
Seattle WA

Director
Linda Baggett
Smithfield, VA

Director
Lisa Morris
Sugarland TX

Director
Paul Lott
Sugar Land, TX

Ex-Officio
Frank Grosso
Alexandria, VA

The Council of Presidents consists of all past and present presidential officers of ASCP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and the Society. The Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors serves as the Chair of the Council of Presidents.

Sharon Clackum

Jeffrey C. Delafuente

Sean Jeffery

Penny Shelton

Albert Barber

Shelly Spiro

Judy Beizer

Lee Meyer

Joseph Gruber

Robert Miller

Diane Crutchfield

Ross Brickley

Steve Feldman

Mark Sey

William Simonson

Dianne Tobias

David Kazarian

Jan Allen

Ralph Kalies

Brian Kahan

Lynn Connor

Tim Bien

Herb Langsam*

Scott Carruthers

Charles Maples

Nelson Showalter

Jack Sassone*

Elliott Tertes

Steve Adams

Arnold Cammeyer

Tom Snader

Rolf Schrader

Steve Loevner

Jerome Fine

Milton Moskowitz

Mark Abrams

Al Odell

Robert Hayes*

Larry Neimerow*

Jack Machbitz

John Kaufman*

Allan Kratz*

Richard Berman*

* deceased

Digital Media Coordinator

General Responsibilities: Under direction of the Director of Marketing & Media Relations, the Digital Media & Communications Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation, maintenance, and update of ASCP’s main website, www.ascp.com, and all of ASCP’s meeting microsites, in accordance with ASCP standards, policies and procedures. They are also responsible for creating regular and timely reports on website usage and digital advertising.

This position is also responsible for posting updates to ASCP’s social media pages and monitoring content and comments on all ASCP social media platforms as well as formatting in HTML and sending eblasts and other electronic communications on a regular basis.

Perform duties assigned by their supervisor on an ongoing basis, as well as any roles that will help achieve personal yearly goals or the strategic goals of ASCP and their division.

Online Learning

RESPONSIBILITIES

Content Management & Updates (60%)

  • Update and manage content for the ASCP website (www.ASCP.com) and microsites (forum.ascp.com, annual.ascp.com, bootcamp.ascp.com, learning.ascp.com, etc.) ensuring content is user focused, accurate and timely.
  • Work with ASCP staff and chapters to ensure their sections of content are refreshed on a regular, ongoing basis.
  • Work with staff to ensure groups (Chapters, Committees, etc.) are being regularly updated.
  • Manage and update social link new feed, the news and press archives, and announcements on ASCP’s members-only website.
  • Maintain Search Engine Optimization and analytics for ASCP.com. Provide monthly web stat reports to supervisor.
  • Periodically review and update ASCP partner websites, as needed.
  • Manage Google DFP to ensure advertisements are put up and taken down on time and to pull reports for advertisers. Work with production manager to get creative and links.
  • Create course shells within ASCP’s learning management system.
  • Provide customer service for website related inquiries.

Electronic Communications (25%)

  • Format templates, code and send eblasts as needed through ASCP’s systems, Your Membership and Informz.
  • Mange production of paid digital advertisements and paid eblasts, including proper testing, approval, and reporting.

Social Media (15%)

  • Maintain ASCP presences in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wikipedia, and other social media sites.
  • Work with supervisor to ensure that content from eblasts is promoted via ASCP’s social media channels as teasers to drive traffic back to ASCP.com.
  • Send weekly plan for social media to supervisor and set up posts using hootsuite.
  • Assist with the development of digital strategy for live meetings.
  • Monitor hashtags for ASCP meetings and provide reports on usage.
  • Monitor Linked In Discussion Boards, as well as comments on all social media platforms and Social Link.
  • Set up special campaigns on Thunderclap.
  • Manage advertising campaigns on social media.
  • Assist IT manager with ASCP meeting app and related reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Communications, Technical Writing or a related field from an accredited university or equivalent related experience.
  • 1-2 years experience managing online content and using content management systems.
  • Experience using WYSIWYG editors. Understanding and some experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal, listening, and written communication.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize.
  • Experience with Apple / Mac, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe products.
  • Experience with Google Analytics or other web analytics.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including your salary requirements (must have to be considered), and a resume. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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