A new Vice-President and five new directors have been named to the American College of Apothecaries (ACA) Board of Directors. The ACA Board of Directors is made up of ACA Fellows representing 13 geographical regions of the United States and Canada and Executive Officers.
Elections for board Vice-President and Regional Directors for regions 6, 7, 9, and 13 were conducted in November among the Fellows. Regional Directors will serve three-year terms commencing in 2018.
Earlier this month, Elaine Ladd, RPh, FACA was appointed by the ACA Board of Directors to fulfill the remainder of the term left vacant by the resignation of Roland Lopez for Region 11. Ladd will serve through 2019.
“On behalf of the Fellows and members of the American College of Apothecaries, we’re honored and grateful for the leadership and service of our new Vice-President and Regional Directors” said ACA CEO | Executive Vice-President Donnie Calhoun. “Their commitment to independent pharmacy and willingness to dedicate their time to our organization is crucial to the success of the ACA.”
Shara Rudner, RPh, FACA, FACVP, FIACP – Vice-President
Shara Rudner holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy and is currently Clinical Trials and Special Project Coordinator for Pharmacy Innovations. Shara is a Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP), and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP). Prior to her election as Vice-President, Shara has served ACA as the Director for region 2 since 2016. Shara has received numerous professional awards, including ACVP’s Earl W. “Bill” Bradley Award for Outstanding Service to Veterinary Pharmacy 2008 and is a regular presenter at professional conferences. She is a founding Board Member of STOMP The Monster™.
Nancy Stoehr, PharmD, FACA, FIACP – Region 6 (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin)
Nancy Stoehr earned her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Pharmacy in 2006 and is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy since 2012 where her teaching focus is pharmaceutical dosage forms and extemporaneous pharmaceutical compounding for the community patient. Her research focuses on stability and quality of compounded dosage forms and formulation development as well as scholarship of teaching and learning within the non-sterile compounding laboratory. Nancy is currently continuing her pharmacy practice as a compounding pharmacist with Skywalk Pharmacy in Milwaukee, WI which has a non-sterile pediatric community compounding focus. She enjoys incorporating practice and research into her education of technicians, pharmacists and future pharmacists.
Nicholas R. Smock, PharmD, MBA, FACA – Region 7 (Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska)
Nick Smock received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri in 1983, his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1990, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2002. He serves as the President and CEO of the Pharmacy Buying Association (PBA), a pharmacy member co-op, since 1998 and previously served as Vice President, COO, CFO and Director of Contracts. Nick spent several years as a practicing pharmacist prior to joining PBA/TrueCare.
Nathan D. Pope, PharmD, FACA, BCACP – Region 9 (Texas)
Nathan Pope is currently Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UT-Austin) since 2008. He received his B.S. and PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey in 2002, subsequently completed a Community Pharmacy Residency in Houston, Texas, and received Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) in 2015. He has worked various community pharmacy settings and is Residency Program Director for the H-E-B Pharmacy which partnered with the College in 2008 to create an innovative post-graduate educational experience in the community pharmacy setting. He is the faculty advisor to the UT-Austin student chapter of NCPA which has been awarded Student Chapter of the Year for four of the last six years. Nathan is a clinical instructor for ACA, teaching compounding courses at the National Training Laboratory and on-site compounding training.
Elaine Ladd, PharmD, ABAAHP, FAARFM, FACA – Region 11 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington)
Elaine Ladd is a Client Manager with Pharmacy Development Services, bringing years of experience leading clinical development and directing enhanced pharmacy services. Previously, Elaine served as founder and pharmacist-in-charge of a hybrid community pharmacy. She is a former clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy with over a decade of teaching experience. She is an active member of numerous organizations and has served on national and state committees in the interest of pharmacy on important topics such as patient safety, infection control, leadership development, preventative health and compounding. She is certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners, and received a fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Ben Smith, RPh, FACA – Region 13 (Canada)
Ben Smith is the owner of a dozen pharmacies scattered throughout small towns in central Ontario. He graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Toronto in 1966 and purchased his first pharmacy in 1979 in a small community in Ontario. He attributes his achievements to an old-fashioned recipe of hard work, long hours, ongoing continuing education, generously giving back to the communities his pharmacies serve, being as accessible as possible to patients, and cultivating strong personal relationships with local physicians. Ben served the ACA as President in 2013 and Chairman in 2014. He has served on the ACA Admission Committee for many years and on numerous ACA committees. He is also a member of the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association.