BPS Employer Advisory Council
About the Employer Advisory Council

The Employer Advisory Council (EAC) advises the BPS Board and staff on strategic matters that affect, or potentially affect, employers of board-certified pharmacists. The EAC members represent different employment systems, including integrated health systems, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, Academic Medical Centers, and the U.S. Public Health Service.

Employer Advisory Council Roster

Karen M. Gunning, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCCP (Chair)
Associate Dean, Community Engagement
Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Pharmacist
University of Utah Family Medicine Residency/Sugarhouse Clinic
PGY 2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director
Adjunct Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine
Department of Pharmacotherapy
Salt Lake City, UT


Beth Chester, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCP
Residency Program Director & Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Kaiser Permanente Washington
Renton, WA


Hayley Burgess, PharmD, BCPP
Corporate Pharmacy Lead, Clinical Pharmacy Program and Medication Safety
HCA Healthcare
Nashville, TN


David Hager, PharmD, FASHP
Madison, WI


LTC Jeffrey J. Neigh, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, LTC, MS
Chief Inpatient Pharmacy Services
Brook Army Medical Center
Falls Church, VA


Heather L. Ourth, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP
Assistant Chief Consultant, Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Outcomes Assessment
Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office
Washington, DC

Rear Admiral (RADM) Pamela Schweitzer, PharmD 
Former Assistant Surgeon General, 10th Chief Pharmacist Officer
USPSH Commissioned Corps
Baltimore, MD


Lawrence J. Cohen, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCP, FNAP
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the University of North Texas College of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor of Medical Education at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emeritus Professor at Washington State University College of Pharmacy
Edmond, OK


Kevin Brooks RPh, MBA, FACHE
Director, Pharmacy Services
Miami Valley Hospitals
Dayton, OH


Amaka Moka, PharmD, BCPS

Health Care Service Corporation
Richardson, TX


Hal E. Richards, Pharm.D., BCNSP (BPS Board Liaison)
Clinical Assistant Professor
PGY-2 Program Director Critical Care Medicine
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Savannah, Georgia


Dorothy (Chrzaszcz) Loy, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director of Patient Outcomes and Pharmacy of the Future, Walgreens
Pharmacy Student Leadership Advisor, Drake University & University of Oklahoma
Chicago, IL