APhA candidates for president-elect, trustees announced



The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced its slate of candidates for the board of trustees, president-elect, and honorary president, which will be elected in the summer of 2013, according to a press statement.

Lawrence “LB” M. Brown, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA, APhA trustee, and Michael A. Pavlovich, PharmD, APhA trustee, are the two candidates for president-elect for 2014-2015.

Dr. Brown is associate professor and director of graduate studies in health outcomes and policy research for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He teaches a course in MTM and works internationally to help implement MTM in other countries. He has served as a marketing consultant for community pharmacy MTM providers and as co-chair of the Quality Metrics Workgroup for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. He has been an APhA delegate for the past 15 years.

Dr. Pavlovich owns Westcliff Compounding Pharmacy in Newport Beach, Calif., and specializes in compounding, pain management, and sports pharmacy. He also serves as a preceptor for several colleges of pharmacy. He is a former president of the California Pharmacists Association and a past board member of the Pharmaceutical Care Network and California Pharmacists PAC. He has been an APhA trustee since 2008 and has been a delegate in the APhA House for more than 20 years.

APhA board of trustees are nominated in two pairs to serve the 2014-2017 term: Edward Cohen of Arlington Heights, Ill., vs. Gregory A. Fox of Carmel, Ind., and Dennis K. Helling of Denver, Colo., vs. Bradley P. Tice of Thompsons Station, Tenn. Theodore Tong of Tucson, Ariz., runs unopposed as the candidate for honorary president.

Attendees of the 2013 APhA annual meeting will be able to meet the candidates at two “Meet the Candidates for the Board of Trustees” sessions on the APhA Boulevard, Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Ballots will be mailed to members in May. Members can vote online or by mail.

Information about each candidate will appear in early March on APhA’s web page, www.pharmacist.com/elections.

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