Dr. Kelly Smith Elected President of ASHP

August 07, 2017

Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, has been elected as ASHP’s new President-elect. Julie A. Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP, and Paul Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP, were elected to serve on the ASHP Board of Directors.

Dr. Smith is Associate Dean and Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington. She has served on the ASHP Board of Directors and is a Past Chair of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists as well as the Commission on Credentialing. Dr. Smith’s ASHP service also includes terms on the Council on Therapeutics, the Council on Education and Workforce Development, the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, and the AJHP Editorial Board.

Dr. Groppi is the National PBM Program Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Practice Policy & Standards for the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office in Washington, D.C. She has served as a delegate in the House of Delegates and is a Past Chair of the Council on Pharmacy Practice and was a member of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership.

Dr. Walker is Clinical Professor and Director of Experiential Education and Community Engagement at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and Manager of the Department of Pharmacy at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, both in Ann Arbor. He has served as Chair of the ASHP Committee on Nominations and was a member of the Commission on Affiliate Relations and the ASHP Foundation Donor Retention Subcommittee.

Smith will begin her term immediately. Groppi and Walker will begin their three-year terms in June 2018.

ASHP thanks the members of the Board of Canvassers for their work to certify the election results. The members of the Board of Canvassers are Ted Friedman (Chair), Steve Levy, Elizabeth Shlom, Frank Sosnowski, and Karen Vitacolonna Falk.