Washington, DC – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council Chairs, Vice Chairs, and members for each of the 13 BPS specialties. These appointments and re-appointments are effective January 1, 2019. For the full roster of each BPS Specialty Council visit https://www.bpsweb.org/about-bps/specialty-councils/.

 

A BPS Specialty Council serves the following purposes:

  • To recommend to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties standards and other requirements for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  • To develop and administer examinations as required for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  • To evaluate the qualifications of individual pharmacists and to submit to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties the names of those pharmacists recommended for certification or recertification in the specialty.

 

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP)

Chair:
Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS (Specialist Member)

Carolinas HealthCare System/UNC ESOP

Charlotte, NC

 

Vice Chair:
Rachana J Patel, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS (Specialist Member)

Kaiser Permanente

Aurora, CO

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Council Member Appointments:
Zachary A. Weber, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP (Specialist Member)

Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, IN

 

Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BPharm

Illinois Pharmacists Association

Springfield, IL

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Cardiology Pharmacy (BCCP)

Chair:
Kristen B. Campbell, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC

 

Vice Chair:
Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

 

Council Member Appointments:
Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP (Specialist Member)

University of Kentucky Healthcare

Lexington, KY

 

Kristen T. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP (Specialist Member)
Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy (BCSCP)

Chair:

Sharon Marie Durfee, RPh, BCNSP

Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS)

Fort Collins, CO

 

Vice Chair:

Bruce Vinson, PharmD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

 

Council Member Appointment:

Barbara A. Knightly, PharmD, RPh

Pentec Health

Glen Mills, PA

 

Critical Care Pharmacy (BCCCP)

Chair:
Paul O’Donnell, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS (Specialist Member)

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Downers Grove, IL

 

Vice Chair:
Kristen M. Bamberg, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP (Specialist Member)

Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff Medical Center

Flagstaff, AZ

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Council Member Appointments:
Thaddaus Hellwig, PharmD, BCPS

South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Sarah Miller, PharmD, MS, BCNSP

University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Providence Saint Patrick Hospital

Missoula, MT

 

Debbie Zock, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, BCCCP (Specialist Member)

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura, FL

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Geriatric Pharmacy (BCGP)

Chair:
Crystal D. Burkhardt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP (Specialist Member)
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Lawrence, KS

 

Vice Chair:
Jessica Merrey, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP, BCGP (Specialist Member)

The John Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

 

Council Member Appointments:
Christopher P. Alderman, BPharm, PhD, BCPP, BCGP (Specialist Member)

Australian Medication Safety Services

Glen Osmond, South Australia

 

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy (BCIDP)

Chair:
Kathryn Dzintars, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

 

Vice Chair:
Whitney Buckel, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Intermountain Healthcare

Salt Lake City, UT

 

Council Member Appointments:
Jennifer E. Girotto, PharmD, BCPPS, BCIDP (Specialist Member)

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Storrs, CT

 

Kathryn G. Merkel, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCPPS, BCIDP (Specialist Member)

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

 

Nuclear Pharmacy (BCNP)

Chair:
Samuel E. Leveritt, PharmD, BCNP (Specialist Member)

Cardinal Health NPS #120

Springfield, MO

 

Vice Chair:
Garcia Simon-Clarke, MS, PharmD, BCNP (Specialist Member)

Nuclear Diagnostic Products

Plainview, NY

 

Council Member Appointments:
Karen Hoang, PharmD, BCNP (Specialist Member)

Cardinal Health

East Hartford, CT

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Steve Mattmuller, MS, RPh, BCNP (Specialist Member)

Dept. of Nuclear Medicine/PET

Kettering, OH

 

Cari Brackett, PharmD

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and St. Ann’s Department of Family Medicine

Columbus, OH

 

Nutrition Support Pharmacy (BCNSP)

Chair:
Michael L. Christensen, PharmD, BCNSP (Specialist Member)

University of Tennessee

Memphis, TN

 

Vice Chair:
Vanessa J. Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP (Specialist Member)

Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition

Nashville, TN

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Council Member Appointments:
Maria Sheridan, PharmD, BCNSP (Specialist Member)

Fresenius Kabi

Lake Zurich, IL

 

Karl F. Gumpper, RPh, BCPS

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP)

Chair:
Sean P. Cosgriff, PharmD, BCOP (Specialist Member)

VA Portland Health Care System

Portland, OR

 

Vice Chair:
Mimi Lo, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP (Specialist Member)

UCSF Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

 

Council Member Appointments:
Cindy L. O’Bryant, PharmD, BCOP (Specialist Member)

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Aurora, CO

 

Janelle Perkins, PharmD, BCOP (Specialist Member)

University of South Florida College of Pharmacy

Tampa, FL

 

Rabia Atayee, PharmD, BCPS

UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy

La Jolla, CA

 

Pediatric Pharmacy (BCPPS)

Chair:
Anita Siu, PharmD, BCPPS (Specialist Member)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Piscataway, NJ

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Vice Chair:
Kelly Bobo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS BCPPS (Specialist Member)

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Memphis, TN

 

Council Member Appointments:
John Harris, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS (Specialist Member)

Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Wingate, NC

 

Michael P. Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

 

Tyree Kiser, PharmD, BCPS

University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Aurora, Colorado

 

Pharmacotherapy (BCPS)

Chair:
Melissa M. Blair, PharmD, BCPS (Specialist Member)
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, NC

 

Vice Chair:
Aimée LeClaire, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM (Specialist Member)
Elsevier/Gold Standard

Tampa, FL

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Council Member Appointments:
Lindsay M. Arnold, PharmD, BCPS (Specialist Member)

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Boston, MA

 

Jill M. Boone, PharmD

University of Cincinnati, James L Winkle College of Pharmacy

Cincinnati, OH

 

Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP)

Chair:
Sheila Botts, PharmD, BCPP (Specialist Member)
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Aurora, CO

 

Vice Chair:
Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, M.A.S., BCPP (Specialist Member)
University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
San Diego, CA

 

Council Member Appointments:
Bethany DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP (Specialist Member)

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Baltimore, MD

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP (Specialist Member)

USC School of Pharmacy

Los Angeles, CA

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

Jeannine M. Conway, PharmD, BCPS

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Re-appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2019

 

About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties is to improve patient care and increase awareness of the need for BPS Board Certified Pharmacists as integral members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy and specialty board certification and recertification of pharmacists throughout the world.


Board Certification through BPS has become recognized as the gold standard for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels as a result of the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. Today over 41,000 pharmacists worldwide hold BPS certification.

 

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