BPS Staff

Meet Our Executive Director

William M. Ellis MS, RPh was named Executive Director of BPS in 2011. From 1997-2011, Mr. Ellis served as CEO and Executive Director of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation. He was the Executive Vice President for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists from 1986-1997.

Mr. Ellis also served as the elected Chair of the Council on Credentialing in Pharmacy (CCP) from 2012-2015; CCP provides leadership, guidance, public information, and coordination for the profession of pharmacy’s credentialing programs. In 2014, he was appointed a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and was elected as the 2016 Chairman. The NCCA helps to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of individual certification programs that assess professional competency. The NCCA is an administratively independent resource recognized as the authority on accreditation standards for professional certification programs.

After receiving his pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), where he currently serves as the chair of the College’s Board of Visitors. Mr. Ellis completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994.

Our Staff

Samuel Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Executive Director

Thomas R. Clark, RPh, MHS, BCGP
Senior Director, Geriatric Certification

Jacquelyn Kelly Marshall, MBA
Director for Certification

Brian Lawson, PharmD
Director, Professional Affairs

Avis D. Bullard, MS, CSSGB
Director, Quality Assurance

Anjali Weber, MS
Director, Psychometric and Testing Services

Timothy Muckle
PhD Senior Psychometrician

Siddiq Kassam
MS Certification Exam Developer

Ernest Wright
Senior Manager Operations

Lynn M. Gardner
Certification Manager

Christie Vu, PharmD, MBA

Specialty Council Committee Manager

Legal Counsel

Steven P. Benson, Esq.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston