BPS Appointed Members

Andrea A. Iannucci, PharmD, BCOP (2019*) {Chair}
2015_iannucciDr. Iannucci is currently Assistant Chief Pharmacist, Oncology and Investigational Drugs Services at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and a Clinical Professor with the UCSF School of Pharmacy and UCDMC School of Medicine. She is the Director of the PGY-2 Oncology Specialty Residency at UCDMC and Assistant Chief Pharmacist overseeing Oncology and Investigational Drugs Services.  Andrea completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California in San Francisco. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at UCSF, and an Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has served as an appointed member and chair of the Oncology Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Peter G. Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP (2020*) {Chair-Elect}
2015_kovalDr. Koval is currently the Associate Professor of Clinical Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His clinical pharmacy position is in collaboration with the Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the Moses Cone Family Practice Residency Program. Dr. Koval received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University School of Pharmacy. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina then completed a second year of Primary Care residency training in St. Louis, Missouri. He previously served on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Ambulatory Care Specialty Council.

William E. Evans, PharmD (2019*)
Dr. Evans is a faculty member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and served as President and CEO from 2004-until 2014. He is also Professor of Pharmacy and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. His practice and research is focused on the pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents in children, for which he has received three consecutive NIH MERIT Awards. Dr. Evans has authored over 400 articles and has received several national awards, including the 2009 ASCO Pediatric Oncology Award (shared with Mary V. Relling), the 2009 AACR Team Science Prize (shared with SJCRH colleagues), the 2012 APhA Remington Honor Medal and the 2013 ASCPT Hunter Award. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine and the German National Academy of Sciences. During his tenure as CEO, St. Jude was ranked #1 children’s cancer hospital by Parents Magazine and US News and World Report, listed by FORTUNE magazine among the top 100 companies to work for in the US, and St. Jude became  the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center devoted solely to children.

Karen M. Gunning, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCACP (2018)
Dr. Gunning currently holds appointments as Professor and Interim Department Chair, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine. Dr. Gunning is dual certified in both Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care. She is a Past Chair of the BPS Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council.

Dr. Gunning’s clinical practice is at the University of Utah Sugarhouse Family Health Center, a residency training site for the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program. She provides direct patient care services for chronic disease management as a part of an interprofessional team, teaches pharmacy, physician assistant and medical students, and is the program director of the University of Utah Healthcare PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency. Research interests include curriculum development for pharmacists and medical residents regarding changing models of care delivery, medication safety in the patient centered medical home (PCMH), the impact of pharmacists and the interdisciplinary team on costs, outcomes and efficiency in the PCMH, and the impact of ambulatory care pharmacist engagement in transitions of care.

Marianne F. Ivey, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FASHP (2020)
Dr. Ivey’s experiences include vice president, Pharmacy Services for the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, an integrated health care system. She is professor emerita in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Her practice, research, and teaching expertise are in patient care delivery, automation, clinical outcomes, pharmacy resident training, leadership and pharmacy resource management in hospitals and integrated health systems. She facilitates strategic planning for pharmacy departments and multi-hospital systems. She has directed the pharmacy portion of information integration for a computerized physician order entry program and bar code-facilitated medication administration. Ivey worked with primary care physicians and their administrative arm to provide a managed care prescription benefit and a mail order prescription service for health-system associates. She chaired the University Hospital total quality improvement steering committee and served on the Health Alliance Six Sigma Steering Committee. She also coordinated pharmacy department plans for a new hospital which opened in May 2009.

Dr. Ivey has served as ASHP president, chairman of the HOD, member of the Commission on Goals and the Commission on Credentialing and served as treasurer of ASHP and the ASHP Foundation. She received the Pharmacy Practice Award from the Federation of International Pharmaceutique (FIP) in September of 2011. She is President of the Hospital Pharmacy Section of FIP and serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, the External Advisory Board of the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy President’s Advisory Council. Dr. Ivey has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin. She received her Pharm.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Washington. She completed the Wharton School’s hospital pharmacy executives program. Currently Dr. Ivey provides education and consulting in the areas of healthcare leadership and advocacy, safe medication management, post doctoral training development and resource management and she now resides in Seattle, Washington.

Terry A. McInnis MD, MPH, CPE, FACOEM (2018)
Dr. Terry McInnis currently serves as Business Lead, Value-based Care with LabCorp. Dr. McInnis’ 25-plus year career of proven industry leadership ranges from military to C-suite responsibility for health and wellness in Fortune 100 companies including 10 years of consulting spanning the industry. Dr. McInnis has served as a lead strategist and national spokesperson in successful execution of CINs, healthcare reform, and redesign and she has combined her leadership expertise in policy, large employer/benefits, and provider IDNs to enable strategy development for health plans, care management, biopharma and analytic/pop health companies to transform and lead as solution partners. She is a leader in “big” data analysis with clinical and claims integration shifting the industry from unit cost or formulary position to quality gained and reduction in medical (ER/hospital) costs- enabling new risk contracting arrangements. Her leadership in the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative resulted in the successful launch and widespread adoption of the PCPCC Resource Guide: Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes, which standardized CMM in the context of the medical home. She serves as board president of the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management (AIMM).

Dr. McInnis received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest Medical School and was designated a NIH student clinical scholar. She completed a residency in Occupational Medicine as an OPSF scholar, and a MPH (high honors) at the University of Oklahoma. She is Board Certified in Preventive and Occupational Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and a Former Course Advisor to the Department of Continuing Education of Harvard University.

Jerry McKee PharmD, MS, BCPP (2020*)
2015_mckeeMcKee currently serves as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist –Psychiatry with Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina. Previously, he was Medical Affairs Director of Pharmacy with Community Care of North Carolina and was also Regional Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy with Wingate University-Hendersonville. He is a past president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists and past member and chair of the BPS Psychiatric Pharmacy Specialty Council. His professional interests include psychiatry, education directed at reducing stigma associated with mental illness, and mental health services.

Marie E. Michnich, DrPH (2019)
Dr. Michnich is a Senior Scholar at the National Academy of Medicine. Until September, 2017 she served as the Senior Director of Health Policy Education Programs and Fellowships for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  She currently serves as an Advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows, the NAM Anniversary Fellows, the Food and Drug Administration Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows, and the Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence.

Prior to her current work at the NAM, Michnich served as a Senior Executive for both the Health Policy and the Clinical Practice and Scientific Services Divisions of the American College of Cardiology.  In 2007, Michnich served as the Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors, Co-chaired by Senator Robert Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala.  The Commission presented a landmark report to the President recommending fundamental changes to the disability determination and compensation systems of the DoD and VA, and expansion and improvement of coordination of benefits and services for service members and their families.

She has served on the American Pharmacists Association Foundation Board, the Board of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC, and Chaired the Quality and Patient Safety Committee.  She was selected as one of 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015. She currently served on the Board of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.

Rebecca S. Miller, MS (2020*)
2015_millerMiller is currently the Senior Vice President of Applications and Data Analysis at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She previously held the positions of Vice President of Applications and Data Analysis and Director of Operations and Data Analysis. Prior to her work at the ACGME, Ms. Miller was the Director of Research and Data Analysis in the Division of Graduate Medical Education at the American Medical Association. She has also served as the Assistant Director of Research for the Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network and an Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Miller serves as a public member of the Board.

John A. Pieper, PharmD, FCCP (2018*)
2015_pieperPieper is President and Professor at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Pieper received a B.A. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wyoming and a PharmD, and post-doctoral fellowship training at the School of Pharmacy, State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a past president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and past Speaker of the House of Delegates of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association.

James A. Ponto, MS, RPh, BCNP (2018*)
2015_pontoPonto is Chief Nuclear Pharmacist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Clinical Professor in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He received his BS Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in 1977, and his MS Radiopharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in 1978. He has served two terms on the Nuclear Pharmacy Specialty Council, including three as Chair. He also served two terms as a non-specialist member on the Nutrition Support Specialty Council.

Hal E. Richards, PharmD, BCNSP (2020)
Dr. Richards serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care Medicine at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia, where he has been Program Director for the PGY-2 residency in Critical Care Medicine since 2011. Dr. Richards also has a faculty appointment with The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as Clinical Assistant Professor. He received his BS in Pharmacy degree and PharmD from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY-2 residency in Nutrition Support/Critical Care from The University of Arizona. Dr. Richards recently finished service as Chair of the BPS Critical Care Specialty Council where he was also an initial Council member.

Non-Voting APhA Representative until March 2018

Dennis K. Helling, PharmD, ScD (Hon), FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA (2018)
Helling is Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and the Former Executive Director of Pharmacy Operations and Therapeutics, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region. Helling is Past President of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the APhA Foundation Board of Directors. He has served on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Argus Commission and represented the profession on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Clinical Care Improvement Advisory Committee. Helling is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Denver Hospice.

William M. Ellis, RPh, MS
Ellis is Executive Director of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Mr. Ellis earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and the Master of Science degree in Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He completed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Executive Residency. Prior to joining BPS, Mr. Ellis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, and the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

* Marks final year of eligibility to serve on the BPS Board of Directors