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The AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program was created with the talent of many leaders in pharmacy education. It was developed in response to a need in the Academy to develop our future leaders and highlighted as a priority by Dr. Barbara G. Wells in her AACP presidential year. The Dean Mentors, Dean Facilitators, advisory committee, program presenters and consultants complemented our strengths in planning and executing a leadership growth experience for all of us. The response to the Fellows program has been outstanding from the beginning. While the program content contributes greatly to the success of the program, in our view it is the chemistry that develops among the Fellows and Dean Facilitators that makes this leadership program unique. As AACP staff, we want to thank the Fellows, Dean Facilitators and Dean Mentors for your engagement in the program. It is what you bring to the program that makes it a great learning experience for all. The program inspires confidence in the future of academic pharmacy. We personally enjoyed the opportunity to get to know all of you and your strengths, as well as discover our own along the way. Leadership development does not begin and end over the course of a year or with one program. We encourage all of you to continue with us on a leadership journey, particularly through your continued involvement with AACP.
Arlene and Ken
Staff Leadership Arlene A. Flynn, R.Ph., M.Ed., Ph.D., FASHP Vice President of Professional Affairs American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy email@example.com
It is difficult to select one best memory—several memories stand out. The first commencement in 2005 in the Art Deco ballroom at the hotel in Cincinnati—remember the mirrors? Year after year, it is amazing to watch each cohort become a cohesive group and it is wonderful getting to personally know this many members each year. One year, during Karl Haden’s program on the “meaning of work,” I had an “ah ha” moment around the concept of bringing leisure into work so that it is more rewarding and renewing. Working on the Fellows program for me is that kind of work.
Kenneth W. Miller. Ph.D. Senior Vice President American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy firstname.lastname@example.org
I have good memories from each cohort of Fellows, so it is difficult to pick out a best. However, I have always found the Thursday afternoon Dean sharing sessions to be interesting and eye opening. The paths to leadership taken by our great Dean Facilitators have been fascinating. Opening up their journeys to the Fellows has been a highlight of the five years of cohorts. Being a part of the Fellows program has been a highlight of my academic career.
Legacy Speakers N. Karl Haden, Ph.D. President and Founder Academy for Academic Leadership, Atlanta, GA email@example.com
Leadership, like happiness, is a pursuit; one never really arrives but is always learning and growing. The ALFP is one of those career changing experiences. The relationships with Fellows and mentors should remain for the rest of your life. Cultivate these relationships.
Robert E. Smith, Pharm.D. Professor Assistant to the Dean for Professional Affairs Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University firstname.lastname@example.org
ALFP has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life. It is not a specific comment or thought each Fellow hears, reads, sees or does during the program that changes each of them, but the accumulation of everything they hear, read, see or do that “gives them new eyes” to more clearly see their future. In a sense, each Fellow has an opportunity “to go to the woods” to reflect upon who they are and how to create additional meaning for themselves as their lives slowly unfold. Some of us are blessed to come back to ALFP annually and are renewed and strengthened each time. Best wishes and warm regards to each ALFP Fellow.
Nance Lucas, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Associate Professor New Century College at George Mason University email@example.com
The most valuable lessons from ALFP are to know and lead with your talents and strengths. On a personal level, I am humbled to be surrounded by the deep well full of talents and strengths of each of the Fellows in this program. As a program facilitator and as someone who studies leadership, I have learned quite a bit about leadership from all of you – from your diverse experiences, your perspectives, and more importantly, from your exemplary leadership. Thank you for contributing to my own growth and for the many ways in which you make a positive difference in people’s lives through your leadership.
Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.Pharm Dean School of Pharmacy West Virginia University firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with, and learning from the most amazing group of pharmacy faculty and deans from universities all over the country has been the best part of the program! The experiences and memories you have shared will be with me forever. Please never forget to use the four frames to handle difficult problems/situations. The Political and Symbolic frames are great tools and are really needed now to assist in tight budget times. Best wishes to all for continued success in the profession we love.
We acknowledge Barbara G. Wells, 2003–04 AACP President, for setting the leadership agenda as an Association priority. “These incredibly talented individuals are the future of pharmacy education, and it has been a career highlight for me to be able to have a small role in their development.”
Barbara G. Wells
Each ALFP session has created its own special memories. I especially enjoyed the Airlie Center in Virginia with its historic and pastoral setting of meadows and woodlands. Airlie is truly â€œan island of thought.â€? During one of my morning walks, I noticed that a section of a stone fence had collapsed. The forces of gravity and storms had left the stones, which originally had been placed one by one without mortar, in a pile. The next morning stone masons had strung a bright yellow string as a plumb line and had begun to carefully place the stones to rebuild the fence. Each stone fit a unique space and was braced by the distinctive qualities and characteristics of adjacent stones. By the third day, the plumb line had been removed and the fence had been restored. My encounter with the fence has become personally symbolic for my journey in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program. I was that sturdy stone fence, but academic forces had collapsed my strength over time. In some ways the stone pile was all the duties and roles that have steadily increased over the years. The ALFP is the yellow plumb line; it is the goal for a level, balanced approach by which to perform my functions. The fellowship helped to organize stone masons in the forms of Dean Mentors, my home-based Dean Mentor, my cohort Fellows, AACP staff members, notable presenters, and previous Fellows to rebuild my academic fence. I have come to appreciate that these valuable experiences and interactions have improved me and have given me a foundation to withstand the elements which test my strengths to maximize, arrange, and activate with a positive and strategic focus. Another section of my fence may fall, but I have the vision, professional tools, and personal network which will help me to rebuild. ~Cynthia J. Boyle, ALFP 2008â€“2009
Cohort 1 (2004–2005) Group 1
From left to right: James K. Drennen III, George R. Spratto, Mark L. Britton, Seena L. Haines, W. Greg Leader, Rowena N. Schwartz, Bill Williams.
I was once sprung into the air on a bungee cord—and have lived to tell it!
Mark L. Britton
I am shy and was very reluctant to participate in the first Fellows program. I am so glad I did!
George R. Spratto, B.S., Ph.D. Dean Emeritus, West Virginia University Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut email@example.com The message I would give to the group is to take advantage of everything the Program has to offer. Think and act outside the “box.” Be willing to undertake new experiences; you never know where they will lead you - both professionally and personally.
Mark L. Britton, Pharm.D., CDE, BC-ADM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program has the potential to be a deeply transformative experience, especially if one approaches each activity with humility, patience, honesty and a desire to learn. This program, along with many excellent mentors, helped me understand that academic administration, though still a challenging, difficult and many times a thankless job, is a way to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the lives of others within a chosen discipline.
James K. Drennen III, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs Mylan School of Pharmacy Duquesne University email@example.com
The ALFP program is well planned and executed, providing an excellent opportunity for enhancing the developing leaderâ€™s capabilities. I value the relationships that I initiated during the program with other pharmacy leaders and I commend both the AACP staff and the Dean Mentor volunteers for their enthusiastic participation.
Seena L. Haines, Pharm.D. Associate Professor Pharmacy Practice, Director Integrated Pharmacotherapy Services Director Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy Palm Beach Atlantic University firstname.lastname@example.org
Being part of this cohort has changed my life, helped me grow as a academician, expand my network of colleagues and friendships and help ignite my path and passion for pharmacy education and practice development. Thank you for providing this opportunity and resources. The program (speakers, location, administrative oversight) have been valuable and timely. I still draw upon readings, my strengths, and colleagues years after completion of the program. I hope one day I will be able to serve as a mentor for a cohort and pay it forward!
W. Greg Leader, Pharm.D. Interim Dean and Professor Clinical Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy The University of Louisiana at Monroe Leader@ulm.edu
What I learned in the ALFP has significantly affected my decisions since then. The things I learned helped me both personally and professionally. More importantly, I met some very wonderful people.
Rowena N. Schwartz, Pharm.D., BCOP Director of Oncology Pharmacy The Johns Hopkins Hospital
I have changed jobs and have found the opportunity to apply many of the skills I learned during the fellowship in a leadership role in hospital pharmacy.
Bill Williams, Ph.D. Johnson & Johnson Centennial Professor Division Head of Pharmaceutics College of Pharmacy The University of Texas at Austin email@example.com
My fondest memory was having dinner with all of my new friends in Virginia and getting to know everyone during the bonding games! I developed a close friendship with David Taft, and together we co-edited a book titled Advanced Drug Formulation Design to Optimize Therapeutic Outcomes. We are great friends because of the Fellows program!
Cohort 1 (2004â€“2005) Group 2
From left to right: Virgil R. Van Dusen, Barbara E. Hayes, Joseph R. Ofosu, Kelly Standifer, L. Douglas Ried, Maureen D. Donovan. Not pictured: Scott K. Stolte.
I survived a tornado touchdown; my car was injured more than I was.
Maureen D. Donovan
I live and breathe college football in the fall. I have a list of stadiums where I want to see a home game, and I am slowly crossing them off.
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Barbara E. Hayes, Ph.D. Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Texas Southern University firstname.lastname@example.org Life is an amazing adventure and journey. Since my participation in the ALFP, I continue to discover that nothing is out of the realm of possibility. The ALFP offers an immeasurable return on its investment in human potential. We are beginning to witness the impact of this program on developing leaders that are prepared to make major contributions to health reform through their leadership in academic pharmacy.
Maureen D. Donovan, Ph.D. Professor and Interim Head Division of Pharmaceutics College of Pharmacy The University of Iowa email@example.com
I continue to be amazed at how many times and in how many ways utilizing the StrengthsFinder characteristics helps to motivate and engage people. This was a great program that helped me to think about leadership issues and leadership styles. I’ve really enjoyed hearing of the successes of many of my ALFP class!
Joseph R. Ofosu, Pharm.D., R.Ph. Dean School of Pharmacy Saint Joseph College firstname.lastname@example.org
It is worthwhile. The time, the cost, the energy—the lifelong benefits are priceless in my books!
L. Douglas Ried, B.S.Pharm, Ph.D., FAPhA Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy Southwestern Oklahoma State University email@example.com
The time in Virginia at the first meetings at the resort. Beautiful setting, good food, good team building, good friends. It was a worthwhile experience. I would recommend it to anyone.
Kelly M. Standifer, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma Kelly-Standifer@ouhsc.edu
ALFP provided an incredible framework through which to view life and interact with others, and that was just the first session! It was a fantastic way to meet others and understand issues and concerns of colleagues in other disciplines and Colleges of Pharmacy. The StrengthsFinder exercises, frames and interaction with others in all facets of academic pharmacy were the greatest benefits for me and I rely on what I’ve learned in ALFP as I step into my new role as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Scott K. Stolte, Pharm.D. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Shenandoah University firstname.lastname@example.org
I feel that the program is excellent...probably one of the best things I have done in my life. It is definitely a program where your reward is dependent on your effort, but if you fully invest yourself in it, it will be life and careerchanging. I thought the ropes course was fantastic. It was wonderful to see people in that environment and get to know the Fellows in that very nonacademic way.
Virgil R. Van Dusen, B.S.Pharm, JD Bernhardt Professor of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy Southwestern Oklahoma State University email@example.com
The ALFP has been the highlight of my professional careers as a pharmacist, attorney and professor. I recently served as president of the local public school soccer booster program. This was one of the most challenging leadership opportunities of my life! Even with great support from other parents I found this to require more leadership skills than when I served as school board president! Thank goodness for the ALFP because it provided the tools I would need and use outside the academic world.
Cohort 1 (2004â€“2005) Group 3
From left to right: Ralph J. Altiere, Patricia A. Howard, Noel E. Wilkin, Heidi M. Anderson, David S. Forbes, Julie Koehler, Michael S. Monaghan.
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I love to play handbells!
Patricia A. Howard
Iâ€™ve taken belly dance lessons.
Heidi M. Anderson
I am an amateur radio operator.
Noel E. Wilkin
David S. Forbes, R.Ph., Ph.D. Dean Skaggs School of Pharmacy The University of Montana firstname.lastname@example.org [The best memory] is of sharing ideas and receiving feedback via discussion of the ideas presented while learning about the administrative advances of members of the team I worked with.
Ralph J. Altiere, Ph.D. Dean and Professor School of Pharmacy University of Colorado Denver
The most important lessons learned were patience, perseverance, advocacy for the school, risk-taking, decisionmaking, problem-solving, using the political frame both within the school and with those external to the school, and careful analysis of acute issues while maintaining long-term vision/goals.
Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D., FAPhA Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Office of Provost University of Kentucky email@example.com
Greatest academic leadership program ever. I learned a lot about myself from the Gallup StrengthsFinder and appreciate using this information to surround myself with individuals in my professional “circle of influence” who complement my talents.
Patricia A. Howard, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology, FCCP Professor and Vice Chair Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy Professor Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine The University of Kansas firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought ALFP provided a great opportunity for growth that impacted both my professional and personal life. It also opened my eyes to the very different perspectives that occur within any group and the important role each play in the final picture.
Julie Koehler, Pharm.D. Associate Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University
I certainly feel much more confident in my leadership abilities than I did. I now think very differently about my skills and the skills of others, and I do think that this has helped me to become a better leader. I have learned to focus on identifying both my strengths and the strengths of others with whom I work, in an effort to create a more collaborative working environment.
Michael S. Monaghan, Pharm.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine Creighton University email@example.com
Being exposed to the diversity of leadership theories and approaches.
Noel E. Wilkin, R.Ph., Ph.D. Associate Provost, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration, and Research Associate Professor of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Science School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi firstname.lastname@example.org
Paraphrasing Daniel Boorstin: the greatest obstacle to the discovery of truth is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. Often times we think that we know how to manage or how to lead within our organizations. ALFP helps one to reflect on what we “know” about leadership and about our own abilities. It also provides the skills to self-reflect and search for the best possible ways to facilitate the success of people around us.
Cohort 1 (2004–2005) Group 4
From left to right: Marshall E. Cates, Christopher Cullander, Andrea L. Wall, Mary Andritz, Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, Peter D. Hurd, Robert B. Gibbs.
I love to dance.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner
I love to play the trumpet and to ski. I’m actually continuing to get better at the trumpet, and I’m pleased to have gone skiing in Colorado this year. I can’t really say that the skiing has gotten better, but then I don’t practice that every day, either.
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Mary Andritz, Pharm.D. Dean College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University
Marshall E. Cates, Pharm.D., BCPP, FASHP Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Professor of Pharmacy Practice McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University email@example.com
The ALFP was definitely worth the time and effort even though it occurred during a particularly busy year for me. I learned a lot, made many new friends (great connections!), and positioned myself for leadership opportunities at my school and others. The ALFP truly opened my eyes to the significance of leadership to a school or organization.
Christopher Cullander, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Associate Adjunct Professor School of Pharmacy University of California, San Francisco
On the whole, the exposure to structured thinking about leadership and leadership issues was a valuable experience. I was intrigued by the differences in leadership characteristics between business and academia.
Robert B. Gibbs, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Graduate Program Council School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh firstname.lastname@example.org
The fellowship training was truly wonderful. It opened my eyes to professional issues and career options that I had not considered. I heartily recommend the fellowship program. It is very worthwhile for faculty and administrators at all levels. It also creates opportunities for connections between faculty at different schools.
Peter D. Hurd, Ph.D., M.A. Professor and Assistant Dean for Assessment St. Louis College of Pharmacy email@example.com
My most powerful memory from the Academic Leadership Fellows Program was a ropes-course experience. I learned things about myself, being with others, and about leadership. The obvious lesson, which I remember to this day, is to provide safety to those around me in the tasks that they are asked to do, but to give them enough “slack” for creativity and personal ownership of the project that they are assigned. The Academic Leadership Fellows Program was a great experience for me. I was able to work with people who continue to be friends and colleagues. I continue to use the things that I learned, and I have continued to learn more about leadership and working with others. Thanks to all.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, Pharm.D., FAPhA, BCPS, CDE Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science School of Pharmacy University of Maryland firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP was an amazing experience that helped me transform my academic life. Learning about my strengths and confirming that they really explain my personality. Meeting amazing people and gaining friends for life.
Andrea L. Wall, R.Ph. Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy University of Cincinnati email@example.com
On the serious side: the opportunity to participate in the ALFP was a life changing experience for me. One of the biggest benefits was learning to understand leadership styles and how to work with the different styles on a day to day basis. On the lighter side: “Woo” will never be in my list of strengths and I haven’t eaten as well as we did at our meetings since!!!
Cohort 1 (2004–2005) Group 5
From left to right: David R. Taft, Virginia (Ginger) G. Scott, Cindy D. Stowe, Charles Taylor, Patricia A. Chase, Rodney A. Larson, Cyril V. Abobo.
I have collected football cards since I was in the third grade—a hobby my mom introduced me to.
Cindy D. Stowe
My seventh grade rock band won a talent contest playing the song “Beth” by KISS.
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Patricia A. Chase, Ph.D., M.S., B.S.Pharm Dean School of Pharmacy West Virginia University firstname.lastname@example.org The friendships Team 5 made with each other and with the other teams during that special summer at Airlie was the start of beautiful relationships that have continued to grow. The ALFP program has made a profound difference in my life. I am extremely grateful that AACP continues to invest in the development of the Academy’s future leaders.
Cyril V. Abobo, Pharm.D. Associate Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Texas Southern University Abobo_CV@tsu.edu
The cohort team spirit was unbelievably robust, facilitating collaborative networking. Also, it was remarkable how the staff and administration were genuinely selfless in nurturing the success of the program.
Rodney A. Larson, Ph.D., R.Ph. Dean and Professor School of Pharmacy Husson University email@example.com
The ALFP provided a number of useful tools and insights that has made the transition to the next stage of my career smoother and more rewarding. I would like to tell future Fellows to make the most of the time you have going through the program. Every bit of effort that is put into the program will be paid back to you in a wide variety of beneficial ways, which will last long after the program has ended.
Virginia (Ginger) G. Scott, Ph.D., M.S., R.Ph. Professor and Director of Continuing Education Co-Director, Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Education and Research School of Pharmacy West Virginia University firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is an excellent program providing Fellows with an opportunity to develop and/or enhance their leadership styles in multiple areas. The knowledge gained can be applied immediately to daily professional activities and future endeavors. As important, the friendships developed between you and fellow team members and members of the cohort are lasting and serve as a network of colleagues for future professional advice.
Cindy D. Stowe, Pharm.D. Associate Dean for Professional Education College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences email@example.com
Network buildingâ€“getting to know my team and cohort.
David R. Taft, Ph.D. Dean Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Long Island University firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflecting back on the program, I have so many great memories. Perhaps the best memory was being part of a great team of Fellows (Cindy, Ginger, Rod, Charles, and Cyril) and paired with a great Dean Mentor (Pat). I learned a lot from them, and I value their friendship. Because of the Fellows program, I met Bill Williams and we became very close. Over the years since the program, he and I collaborated on a book and worked together on other projects. Bill has really supported me and I value his friendship.
Charles Taylor, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Professional Education College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota email@example.com
Donâ€™t take time for granted. Instead, embrace the opportunities you are given and run with them. Make change happen. Create the vision you hope for in life. The people around you in ALFP will become your friends and will help you find the key to unleashing your strengths. The relationships created still endure today. Using strategies learned during ALFP and seeing the positive results; Dean Mentors who really take the mentoring outside of ALFP and watch out for you in terms of development and growth; having quality time to think about personal growth and the future.
Cohort 2 (2005–2006) Group 1
From left to right: Dennis F. Thompson, Russell B. Melchert, Leigh Ann Ross, Kevin C. Farmer, Donna G. Beall, David J. Evans.
My karaoke rendition of the B52’s “Loveshack” has actually received some positive acclaim. Perhaps not to the standards of “American Idol,” and of course, it’s usually much better with a trio of women to help me.
Russell B. Melchert
I closely follow college wrestling and won the National Wrestling Hall of Fame trivia contest a couple of years ago!
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Beverly J. Schmoll, Ph.D. Dean College of Pharmacy The University of Toledo Beverly.Schmoll@utoledo.edu It was a joy to watch my group become cohesive in professional and fun ways. My group tended to organize social events. I recall dancing at Polly Esters in San Antonio and attending a hockey game in D.C. They were wonderful about inviting me to join them for their various outings. I am most proud of the fact that they had their project, Identifying Perceptions of Professionalism in Pharmacy Using a Four-Frame Leadership Model, published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. I look forward to watching each member of my group grow and provide leadership for the profession of pharmacy and for higher education.
Donna G. Beall, Pharm.D., FCCP Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Curry Health Center Skaggs School of Pharmacy The University of Montana firstname.lastname@example.org
There are so many! From the ropes course and card playing in the bar at Airlie Center to making connections in Washington (including a Capitalâ€™s hockey game) and StrengthsFinderâ€™s activities. The people in our cohort made it special! My overwhelming sentiment of the Leadership Fellows Program was that is was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot about myself (self-reflection) as well as met and bonded with the other Fellows. I did not know what to expect when my Dean asked me to apply to the Fellowship program. I gained so much both professionally and personally.
David J. Evans, B.S.Pharm, Ph.D. Professor and Department Chair College of Pharmacy Touro University email@example.com
It was a great pleasure meeting and learning from so many colleagues. It has had a lasting effect both personally and professionally. A worthwhile and lasting experience.
Kevin C. Farmer, Ph.D. Interim Assistant Dean for Tulsa Programs Associate Professor College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
This process allowed me to get to know and appreciate faculty members from other institutions and disciplines much better.
Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences email@example.com
I always think of the shared learning experiences that, within a year, cemented trust and friendship and established a support network to rely on in my academic career. This collage of memories includes vivid snapshots of my new friends on the high ropes at Airlie to the crowded streets of Washington. We faced challenges, learned new ways of thinking about and solving problems, and planned our future leadership. The ALFP is an awesome experience that will help focus your strengths and talents to the benefit of you and your school, and has been one of the most significant positive experiences in my career. I am most proud to say that I was in it.
Leigh Ann Ross, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Professor and Chair Department of Pharmacy Practice Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation has provided a time of reflection that helped to reinforce my interests and the future direction of my career in academic pharmacy. The program provided tools to identify individual strengths, to develop leadership skills, and to allow on-site mentoring. All of these activities were extremely helpful, but it was the people who made the program truly memorable. I have come to appreciate the professional relationships and friendships developed during the program the most and I hope these will continue for many years to come.
Dennis F. Thompson, B.S., Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP Associate Dean, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy Southwestern Oklahoma State University email@example.com
I truly enjoyed getting to know a variety of colleagues at other colleges of pharmacy and the interactions with my group. I also enjoyed getting to know the individuals and making connections with faculty from very different colleges and schools.
Cohort 2 (2005–2006) Group 2
From left to right: Steven C. Stoner, Daphne Bernard, S. Suresh Madhavan, Thomas TenHoeve III, Todd D. Sorensen, Mary M. (Peggy) Piascik.
I threw out the first pitch at a Madison Mallard’s baseball game.
Jeanette C. Roberts
Coached the 10U ASA National Championship Softball Team in 2008 in South Bend, Indiana (third base coach).
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Jeanette C. Roberts, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dean and Professor School of Pharmacy University of Wisconsin–Madison firstname.lastname@example.org Expanded my network of colleagues of all types. It’s especially gratifying to see how many Fellows in my “year” have gone on to department chair or assistant/associate dean positions. Academic pharmacy needs intelligent, motivated, creative leaders to foster excellence and promote the spirit of discovery. Jump in!
Daphne Bernard, Pharm.D. Associate Professor School of Pharmacy Howard University email@example.com
Individuals should focus on their strengths and use them to the fullest while learning to surround themselves with others who have other attributes. Thatâ€™s how you build a team!
S. Suresh Madhavan, B.S.Pharm, MBA, Ph.D., FAPhA Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy School of Pharmacy West Virginia University firstname.lastname@example.org
The camaraderie that was developed over time with the rest of the cohorts and the members of our project team. We had a lot of fun and got to know each other over beer in the evenings. Even though we came from different schools and had different job responsibilities, we shared a common passion for pharmacy education. I also started to understand and appreciate more what people do in different types of leadership positions. I learned a lot about myself and what academic leadership is about in a relatively short time frame.
Mary M. (Peggy) Piascik, Ph.D. Associate Professor College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky email@example.com
Russ Melchert accepting the challenge to name each Fellow and his or her institution. Darn that Drake University! It was the only one that he got wrong. I made friends for life during this experience.
Todd D. Sorensen, Pharm.D. Associate Professor and Associate Department Head Director, Ambulatory Care Residency Program College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org
Meals...fantastic food and great conversation with wonderful colleagues. ALFP? BTDT. And FWIW, its a wonderful experience. JMHO!
Steven C. Stoner, Pharm.D., BCPP Chair, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration School of Pharmacy University of Missouriâ€“Kansas City email@example.com
ALFP was the greatest professional leadership opportunity that I have participated in and it has definitely contributed to my growth and development as a leader. Administrative mentoring, networking, StrengthsFinder. Take advantage of the opportunities you have to learn from other administrators around the country, there is a wealth of knowledge to be had. Take the time to learn who you are as a person and a leader and be willing to grow. I developed numerous professional relationships that have contributed to my professional development and success.
Thomas TenHoeve III, Ph.D. Associate Dean College of Pharmacy University of Illinois at Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org
Great experience; wish I could do it again.
Cohort 2 (2005–2006) Group 3
From left to right: Brian K. Alldredge, Joseph Calomo, Kenneth A. Lawson Jr., Renae J. Chesnut, Andrea K. Hubbard.
I was born under the second “L” of the “HOLLYWOOD” sign.
Brian K. Alldredge
I am going to retire out West to work in gardens, weave baskets and cane chairs.
Andrea K. Hubbard
Daniel C. Robinson, Pharm.D., FASHP Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy Western University of Health Sciences email@example.com When I was a Dean Facilitator, I most enjoyed developing meaningful and lasting relationships with each of the Fellows. As a Dean Mentor, I valued the time spent in partnership with the Fellows: problem-solving, planning, strategizing, and sharing. I feel that I am a better leader, facilitator, and mentor as a result of my participation. I believe that all deans would benefit from participation in ALFP. ALFP has given us a platform to turn our attention to the important job of developing future leaders in academic pharmacy.
Brian K. Alldredge, Pharm.D. Professor & Associate Dean, Academic Affairs Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Neurology School of Pharmacy University of California, San Francisco firstname.lastname@example.org
The mentor relationships I formed with our Dean Facilitator (Dr. Daniel Robinson)–and friendships/collaborations that resulted from my participation in the program with other Fellows. Making connections with national leaders in pharmacy education was invaluable for my professional development. If you’re considering it–do it.
Joseph Calomo Director of Pharmacy Services Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network
I have grown a great deal in respect to my overall leadership perspective and qualities. Taking time to listen to what others think of my talents and skills was very important, as well as reflecting on how best to utilize my talents.
Renae J. Chesnut, R.Ph., Ed.D., MBA Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Associate Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University email@example.com
My best memory was of my group members and the “talks” that we had about our project, pharmacy academia, leadership, and our personal lives! We solved a great number of problems during those talks and I appreciate my group members’ insights! I have begun to use the StrengthsFinder instrument with my staff and in an entrepreneurial leadership course. I have a much better understanding of what I can do to help my staff and students reach their potential. What a great tool for them and for me!
Andrea K. Hubbard, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Associate Professor School of Pharmacy University of Connecticut firstname.lastname@example.org
The first retreat in August; climbing ropes, long walks in the gardens and sitting at different tables for meals to get to know my colleagues. I also enjoyed the dinner in the wine cellar during the AACP Interm Meeting. Lots of laughter! I met a number of extraordinary people from all different backgrounds that shared hidden feelings, dreams and ambitions (along with a few fears and tears). A must for anyone in pharmacy that wants to enter academic leadership or refine their skills for the next “step.”
Kenneth A. Lawson Jr., Ph.D., FAPhA Associate Professor Assistant Graduate Advisor College of Pharmacy The University of Texas at Austin email@example.com
There are many good memories, but the bonding that occurred among the Fellows at Airlie stands out. Getting to know the other Fellows, Dean Facilitators, and AACP staff under those circumstances was a wonderful experience. I feel that I have benefited in many ways, and I hope other Fellows past and future are enriched as I have been. The ALFP provides an excellent opportunity to work with deans and faculty from around the country and to learn about leadership–I’m glad I participated.
Cohort 2 (2005â€“2006) Group 4
From left to right: Jennifer S. Williams, Sudip K. Das, Gayle A. Brazeau, Robert J. Weber, Andrea L. Smesny.
I am a twin!
Robert J. Weber
I know how to throw a cast net!
Jennifer S. Williams
Hewitt W. Matthews, Ph.D., R.Ph. Dean and Vice President for the Health Sciences College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Mercer University Tedmatt@Earthlink.net Being a Dean Facilitator was a highlight of my academic career. It gave me an opportunity to assist faculty in preparation for leadership roles in acadedmia. The friendship that I developed with the Fellows has been, and remains, a very rewarding experience and has enriched my life. I really enjoyed getting to know the Fellows, both on a personal and professional basis. I gained friends for life.
Gayle A. Brazeau, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University at Buffalo, The State University of New York firstname.lastname@example.org
My best memory is learning about our leadership strengths and how to effectively utilize these in our professional careers. I also believe that I learned two key elements from this program: 1) trying to be a better listener and 2) not being afraid to ask for help. With respect to our group, I will not forget the times we came together to work on our project, either face-to-face or via phone. We had many good times as we were challenged to finish our project. They will be good friends forever.
Sudip K. Das, Ph.D. Associate Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University email@example.com
One of the most enjoyable moments during the ALFP program was interacting with my group on our project and having open discussions on our areas of interests. It was a great experience to work with our group mentor, Dean Matthews, and my home institution mentor, Dean Chase. The high rope experience was unique for me, as I had never seen the ground from the branch of a tree!
Andrea L. Smesny, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs College of Pharmacy University of Houston firstname.lastname@example.org
The AFLP program really helped me in my personal development as a brand new administrator. I learned a lot about myself and many other pharmacy faculty and administrators across the country. It was awesome to be able to talk to them and learn from them. It is really a great program.
Robert J. Weber, M.S., Pharm.D., FASHP Executive Director, Pharmacy Chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Department School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh email@example.com
The retreat in mid-term...lots of good information and networking. Please take advantage of the friends you make, at learning more about yourself, and taking an active part in positively changing your life!
Jennifer S. Williams, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean and Campus Director College of Pharmacy University of Florida firstname.lastname@example.org
The ropes course was an amazing part of our first session. We really got to know the other group members, and our Dean Mentor! I did things that day that I did not know that I was capable of. Thinking of those experiences always makes me laugh a little! This experience can change the way you look at an academic career! For future Fellows, make the most of the year that you have in this program. It goes by quickly and you will wish that the year did not have to end!
Cohort 2 (2005â€“2006) Group 5
From left to right: Jean T. Carter, Kathleen B. Kennedy, Mark S. Luer, Bruce D. Anderson, Denise L. Howrie, Christopher R. McCurdy.
Kenneth B. Roberts
I entered a chicken wing eating fundraiser.
Bruce D. Anderson
I really like to ride on motorcycles.
Jean T. Carter
The Fellows program provides an essential and valuable service for the Academy through mentoring and networking the most important resource we haveâ€”our human resource.
Bruce D. Anderson, Pharm.D., DABAT Associate Professor Director, Maryland Poison Center School of Pharmacy University of Maryland email@example.com
The initial meeting at the conference facility in Virginia. The ropes course was a hoot! But the best part was getting extended time with the other Fellows participating in the program. Leadership training works!
Jean T. Carter, B.S., Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pharmacy Administration Program Faculty, School of Public and Community Health Sciences Skaggs School of Pharmacy The University of Montana firstname.lastname@example.org
The people—I always tell anyone who will listen that the networking aspect of the program is invaluable. This program is an example of the type of professional development mid-career faculty need to reinvigorate and progress. The networking opportunities that occur with this experience will not only help the individual faculty members, it will help strengthen academic pharmacy as it moves into the future.
Denise L. Howrie, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy & Pediatrics School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh email@example.com
The group dialogues and networking. Our group was quite close and shared “outside program” interactions. Of course, in retrospect, the first meeting was a memorable foundation-building event. ALFP is an enlightening program of fellowship, setting the foundations for personal and professional achievement in academic pharmacy while promoting self-reflection and action.
Kathleen B. Kennedy, Pharm.D. Associate Dean and Malcolm Ellington Professor of Health Disparities Research Co-Director, Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education College of Pharmacy Xavier University of Louisiana firstname.lastname@example.org
My best memory is getting to know colleagues from across the country and learning about the roles that we all play in the education of future health professionals. The concern that was expressed by so many after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina is one that I will not forget. The Academic Leadership Fellows Program is a great opportunity for networking and professional development regardless of what you think your future goals are. You never know what you will be asked to do and what experiences you can draw upon to be successful.
Mark S. Luer, Pharm.D., FCCP Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy Southern Illinois University Edwardsville email@example.com
The ALFP is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn about yourself and others. It was very rewarding for me personally. I encourage others to seek it out as a personal and professional development opportunity.
Chris R. McCurdy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi firstname.lastname@example.org
This was a time in my life where I learned how important it was to take time to “sharpen” yourself through some serious self-reflection and following a personal mission statement. It really changed my outlook on work but also on life, it was an experience that I wish everyone could have.
Cohort 3 (2006–2007) Group 1
From left to right: Mary K. Stamatakis, Nathan Shankar, Kimberly A. Broedel-Zaugg, Shauna M. Buring, Kathy Zaiken, Robert P. Soltis.
I have five older brothers. Survivor skills can be equated to some leadership skills.
Robert P. Soltis
I have been known to play Rock Band after my kids have gone to bed.
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J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D., M.S., CLS, FAPhA, FASHP, FAHA, FNLA Dean School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Creighton University email@example.com The ALFP should be considered as a pre-requisite for emerging leaders in pharmacy and should be on the “to do” list of all existing leaders and those who will nominate future Fellows. I have been able to employ leadership skills in my professional life in a more focused manner.
Kimberly A. Broedel-Zaugg, MBA, Ph.D. Assistant Dean Professor of Pharmacy Practice Raabe College of Pharmacy Ohio Northern University firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know my new friends at Airlie and I never knew there were right and wrong ways to shake hands.
Shauna M. Buring, Pharm.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Director of Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy University of Cincinnati email@example.com
I was amazed at how diverse our group was, yet how well we all got along. We each developed our own role within the group that led to a fulfilling project and publication. During ALFP, I visited my Dean Facilitator (Chris Bradberry) at Creighton and was surprised at the similarities considering how different our institutions look on paper. After ALFP, a colleague and I visited another group member (Mary Stamatakis) at WVU. We shared ideas about assessment, skills lab and many other curricular challenges. Since ALFP, I have been appointed Director of Assessment at the University of Cincinnati and there is no doubt my experience with ALFP contributed to this new responsibility.
Nathan Shankar, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences President’s Associates Presidential Professorship College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
The greatest benefit to being in the ALFP for me was the interaction with colleagues from other schools and to hear their views and perspectives on matters related to pharmacy education and research. It was especially stimulating to talk to Deans and administrative heads from other institutions and get their views and thoughts on the future within the profession of pharmacy. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone in my peer group and our friendship continues to grow and strengthen.
Robert P. Soltis, Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University email@example.com
My best memory is the team building exercises at the Airlie Center. It was a great opportunity to get to know and work with a group of people we knew very little about. It did a great job forming the basis for the work we did and interactions we had throughout the rest of the program. (Meeting Vishnu was a close second.)
Mary K. Stamatakis, B.S., Pharm.D. Associate Dean and Associate Professor School of Pharmacy West Virginia University firstname.lastname@example.org
My group was very cohesive—we worked well together, had a great time, and really learned from each other. We have stayed in contact over the last two years and I look forward to seeing them. I would highly recommend the program for any pharmacy faculty member ready to assume a leadership position.
Kathy Zaiken, Pharm.D. Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Residency Director of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences/ Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Pharmacy Practice Residency Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences–Boston email@example.com
The experiences that I gained as a Fellow in the ALFP are ones that I will carry with me throughout my career in academic pharmacy. The ALFP has instilled leadership strengths in me that have helped me to excel as an educator and I have only been out of the program for two years! This program has helped me to become more of a leader every day and I hope to become more involved in pharmacy administration as times goes on.
Cohort 3 (2006â€“2007) Group 2
From left to right: Bernadette (Bonnie) K. Brown, Elizabeth A. Sheaffer, Gireesh V. Gupchup, Miriam A. Mobley Smith, Debbie C. Byrd, Scott M. Mark.
I broke my collarbone playing tag with my children.
Raylene M. Rospond
My office was painted bright pink by my colleagues.
Scott M. Mark
I was once a disc jockey on a R&B radio station in Detroit.
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Raylene M. Rospond, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University firstname.lastname@example.org The program exposes you to initial concepts and approaches to developing as a leader and provides the application of these concepts in the project. The individual must then take the initiative to continue to apply the principles back in their professional life.
Bernadette (Bonnie) K. Brown, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University email@example.com
I still remember my experiences with the program, particularly the StrengthsFinder assessment and what I learned about myself and working with others. One of the best professional and personal experiences in my life. I learned a lot about myself and my skills.
Debbie C. Byrd, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS Assistant Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy The University of Tennessee firstname.lastname@example.org
The incredible teamwork the program fostered among those in my small group while working on our team project. The experience has led to some wonderful life-long friendships and professional colleagues. I benefit from the experience and lessons learned on a daily basis. You are truly sowing the seeds of future leaders of academic pharmacy and reaping many new leaders even today!
Gireesh V. Gupchup, B.S.Pharm, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean School of Pharmacy Southern Illinois University Edwardsville email@example.com
I have several great memories. My best memory is the bond that our team formed during the first meeting in Virginia. The ALFP has opened up many opportunities for me. I interviewed the Vice Chancellors as part of my ALFP and built a relationship with them. I have since been appointed to several university-wide committees and been supported by the Provost in spearheading an Associate/ Assistant Deans Council which I chair.
Scott M. Mark, Pharm.D., M.S., M.Ed., MBA, FACHE, FASHP Vice Chair, Assistant Professor Director of Pharmacy School of Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh firstname.lastname@example.org
I personally found the StrengthsFinder exercise to be particularly enlightening. Not only did it reveal some insights into myself that while I may have already known, I certainly had not codified, but it also changed my perspective. As a group, we worked exceptionally well, using this collection of strengths. We went from independent musicians to symphony and the metamorphasis was inspiring. I learned a lot from these people, and the process, and I am thankful. The ALFP provides a unique opportunity to learn a lot about people, but the most important person you will learn about is yourself.
Miriam A. Mobley Smith, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D. Associate Dean and Associate Professor College of Pharmacy Chicago State University email@example.com
My participation in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program was one of the most meaningful experiences I have had in my professional career. During that time, I was able to focus more on my goals, gain knowledge, refine skills and further prepare myself for future opportunities. I highly recommend the program to faculty members who have academic administration on their personal professional radar.
Elizabeth A. Sheaffer, MBA, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum and Assessment Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Shenandoah University
For me, the biggest benefit of the program has been meeting people from other pharmacy schools. I am isolated (by location and role) from what happens at other schools, and it is nice to recognize a name or face of someone from another school.
Cohort 3 (2006â€“2007) Group 3
From left to right: Lori J. Duke, Susan W. Miller, Donna S. West-Strum, Marcus Droege, Elena M. Umland, Alok Bhushan.
As a college student, I used to serve as a driver or navigator in sports car rallies.
Barbara G. Wells
I am ambidextrous.
Barbara G. Wells, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASHP, BCPP Dean and Professor, Executive Director, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi firstname.lastname@example.org I am extremely proud of each Fellowâ€”proud of who they are, of their abilities, their drive, and their accomplishments. Their recent accomplishments will pale in comparison to their achievements in the years ahead. Just as the Fellows are changed by the fellowship experience, I believe we Dean Mentors and Facilitators are also significantly changed by the opportunity to work and learn with these Fellows. The enthusiasm and eagerness of the Fellows to make the lifelong journey to continuously grow as a leader. This was demonstrated at every event and in every project undertaken.
Alok Bhushan, Ph.D. Assistant Chair and Professor College of Pharmacy Idaho State University email@example.com
There are a lot of good memories but the one that identifies is StrengthsFinder; it was meaningful and fun. ALFP was certainly an important experience which influences my decision making in every aspect of life. It changed my life for better. I feel more confident to take leadership positions and acquire information.
Marcus Droege, Ph.D. Senior Manager, Clinical Science & Outcomes Takeda Pharmaceuticals NA firstname.lastname@example.org
To me, this program was as much about discovering and strengthening one’s own leadership skills as it was about watching colleagues become friends. These friendships, I suspect, will last for the rest of my (professional) life and have already proven invaluable. And yes, that high ropes course at Airlie was fun, too. I have been promoted several times and am quite certain that the contributions I have made were impacted by the competencies acquired during the Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Lori J. Duke, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean for Experience Programs and Senior Public Service Associate College of Pharmacy The University of Georgia email@example.com
I remember leading Elena around blindfolded, successfully completing the high-ropes course, Vishnu’s laughter and collection of yellow shirts, and the evening bonding time during the orientation session. During the DC trip, I remember celebrating Alok’s birthday with Marcus and Elena and walking past the White House with them on the way back to the hotel. It is surprising the secret service didn’t come out and get Marcus! Later, we completed the “Hill visit” in the snow and ice. The ALFP program was a time to learn more about me, develop my strengths, and network with others throughout a year-long process. The lessons learned will last a life time!
Susan W. Miller, Pharm.D., B.S. Associate Dean for Administration and Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Mercer University firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP experience provided exposure to methods of thinking and planning that were new to me. I also learned the importance and impact of journaling, both for expectation and reflection on experiences. Be careful of the ropes course team-building exercise!
Elena M. Umland, Pharm.D. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jefferson School of Pharmacy Thomas Jefferson University email@example.com
I credit so many of my personal and professional “accomplishments” over the past 2-3 years to what I learned from my participation in the ALFP. Thank you, Bob Smith, for the forced introspection. You are truly inspiring. Thank you, Barbara Wells, for giving me “courage” at a time in my life where it was very much needed! During the initial week at Airlie someone suggested identifying at least one thing at the end of each day (no matter how bad the day seemed) for which you are grateful. I have made this a part of my evening ritual...and it has added richness to my life.
Donna S. West-Strum, Ph.D., R.Ph. Chair and Associate Professor School of Pharmacy The University of Mississippi firstname.lastname@example.org
My most vivid memory is the ropes course as I was scared to death to be up on the rope. A great program that helps you grow personally and professionally.
Cohort 3 (2006–2007) Group 4
From left to right: Lynda S. Welage, Patricia W. Slattum, Debra S. Sasaki-Hill, Vishnu Suppiramaniam, Nancy A. Letassy, Donald A. Godwin, Jennifer M. Trujillo.
I appeared as an extra in “Dead Poets Society.”
Donald A. Godwin
I cannot wink, roll my tongue, or roll my “r”s.
Jennifer M. Trujillo
Arthur A. Nelson, Ph.D. Dean and Professor School of Pharmacy Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Arthur.Nelson@TTUHSC.edu Team interaction. The year-long strategy is good.
Donald A. Godwin, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Professional and Graduate Education and Associate Professor of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) College of Pharmacy The University of New Mexico email@example.com
All of us sweating together during the team building exercises and then “cooling off ” at the pub. Go for it. The memories will last a lifetime.
Nancy A. Letassy, Pharm.D., C.D.E. Associate Professor and Director of Operations Pharmacotherapy Clinic College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma Nancy-Letassy@ouhsc.edu
The best things about ALFP were the work with the folks from Gallup and my group. I loved them all—they were awesome.
Debra S. Sasaki-Hill, Pharm.D. Associate Dean-Clinical Affairs College of Pharmacy Touro University firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP program provides you the tools, resources and the reconfirmation to become a leader. The sessions are very conducive to learning and most of all, provides the environment to develop long-lasting relationships.
Patricia W. Slattum, Pharm.D., Ph.D., CGP Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies Director, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program Associate Professor of Pharmacy School of Pharmacy Virginia Commonwealth University email@example.com
I have two best memories: meeting with my group members to work on our group project and enjoying the comaraderie and sense of humor of my group members. Visiting my Dean Facilitator at his institution to see how another institution operates. Leadership is hard work but you can be better prepared for it by investing in yourself through programs like the ALFP.
Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, Ph.D. Associate Professor Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University firstname.lastname@example.org
People from various backgrounds working together as a team. The whole leadership experience is great memory. For those faculty members with little experience as an administrator, ALFP will help make you a charismatic and vivacious leader. This program made me understand the qualities required to be an effective administrator and a good leader.
Jennifer M. Trujillo, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Professor School of Pharmacy University of Colorado Denver email@example.com
It’s an enlightening experience. The self-identification and reflection work you do during the ALFP is something you will take with you and use for years, both professionally and personally. Well worth the time and energy!
Lynda S. Welage, Pharm.D., FCCP Professor and Associate Dean University of Michigan College of Pharmacy firstname.lastname@example.org
ALFP was about building lasting friendships with great people.
Cohort 4 (2007–2008) Group 1
From left to right: Steven J. Martin, Jamie C. Barner, Kelly M. Smith, Renee M. DeHart, James D. Scott, Doneka R. Scott.
I don’t like the taste of raw chicken kidney... don’t ask!
Renee M. DeHart
R. Lee Evans Jr., Pharm.D., FACCP, FASHP, BCPP Dean and Professor Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University email@example.com As a Dean who has participated every year in the ALFP program I can say without reservation that I continue to learn from each Fellow. It is an incredible experience for all those that apply themselves—watching the light bulb come on about what academic leadership is all about. The best part is observing participants move to embracing the idea that they are capable of changing their career paths to take up new responsibilities. To do it right, it takes time. Both the Dean Mentor and the Fellow have to create time to read and discuss. Keeping the discussions in the here-and-now is important to make the experience relevant.
Jamie C. Barner, Ph.D., B.S.Pharm Associate Professor College of Pharmacy The University of Texas at Austin firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP will inspire an internal spark that motivates you to think more broadly and externally, and how to best use your unique skills for a “greater” purpose. The best part was the bonding, team building and self-awareness that occurred in Session 1. I believe that is when I felt the transformation start to take place.
Renee M. DeHart, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs and Associate Professor McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University email@example.com
The experience of the Fellows program was SO worth the time and effort! Future Fellows will make connections that will last for years to come. I’ve expanded my circle of influence locally at my home institution. Thanks to this program, I’ve carefully examined my career needs and goals and have taken the steps needed to continue to meet those.
Steven J. Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FCCM Professor and Department Chairperson College of Pharmacy The University of Toledo firstname.lastname@example.org
The program was a great “get-started” point in becoming a more effective and educated leader. Effective leadership is a lifelong pursuit, but its benefits extend through all aspects of life. Many of the Fellows in my cohort have gone on to leadership positions in the Academy. I can say “I knew them” when they were just regular folks.
Doneka R. Scott, Pharm.D., M.A. Assistant Professor Director of Student Development College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota email@example.com
ALFP: Skills gained + self-knowledge obtained + ropes course conquered + 40 new friends and colleagues gained = An AMAZING experience! Cohort 4 and AACP staff, you are the best! Thank you for a wonderful year. Group 1 (Jamie Barner, Renee DeHart, Steve Martin, Doneka Scott, Jim Scott, Kelly Smith, and R. Lee Evans) you rock! I immensely enjoyed our time together...my abs still hurt from all of the laughter!
James D. Scott, Pharm.D., M.Ed., AAHIVE Associate Professor Director of Resdiency and Fellowship Training College of Pharmacy Western University of Health Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
There are so many good memories, it’s really hard to pick a best one. Our team worked really well together and we have a strong bond. Working with them was the highlight of the program. It is worth the time and can help advance your future.
Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky email@example.com
The value of the collective experience is what I treasure most. The ALFP helps you dip your toes into the pool of academic leadership without any commitments. We may be Cohort 4, but we’re always group number 1!
Cohort 4 (2007–2008) Group 2
From left to right: Katherine Kelley, Terrence L. Schwinghammer, Pamela U. Joyner, Michael M. DeBisschop, Amy R. Donaldson, Valerie W. Hogue.
I once paddled a canoe over a waterfall and almost drowned. The sad thing is, I did it on purpose.
Terrence L. Schwinghammer
William H. Riffee, Ph.D. Dean College of Pharmacy University of Florida firstname.lastname@example.org My best memory is seeing the “lights go on” in my group of Fellows as they began talking about their project. At the same time, what I saw was an amazing transformation as a bunch of individuals grew into a group of well functioning collaborators who also became fast friends.
Michael M. DeBisschop, Pharm.D. Associate Professor and Chair Wegmans School of Pharmacy St. John Fischer College email@example.com
Thanks to the educators and the Fellows, the program was a tremendous and transforming experience for me; I will always be grateful for it. Memorable moments are too numerous to mention, but I really enjoyed the many hours spent (usually over food and/or drink) conversing with and getting to know my colleagues from the group. Thank you to everyone!
Amy R. Donaldson, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE Associate Clinical Professor Residency Director Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with my team on our project. We worked well together. We came from different backgrounds so it was beneficial to work with people who had different training and strengths than I do. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend to any pharmacy faculty.
Valerie W. Hogue, Pharm.D., CDE Associate Dean & Professor School of Pharmacy College of Notre Dame of Maryland VHogue@ndm.edu
The ALFP was an opportunity of a lifetime for me. Through it I identified my strengths and how to effectively apply them in leadership, made friends and colleagues that will last for a lifetime, and challenged my physical strength through pole climbing! I use principles learned in the program every day in my new position as Associate Dean. I am forever grateful for the opportunity.
Pamela U. Joyner, Ed.D., M.S.Pharm, FASHP Associate Dean for Professional Education and Clinical Associate Professor Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill email@example.com
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program has had a significant impact on my career and vision for future leadership. I have greater confidence in my abilities as a leader and realize that I have a broader range of leadership opportunities than previously recognized. Participation in the ALFP has given me the opportunity for increased leadership both in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the university.
Katherine Kelley, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation Clinical Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy The Ohio State University firstname.lastname@example.org
You definitely get out of this program what you put in. I think that the ALFP provides participants with an amazing journey. The opportunities for learning and networking are fantastic. This program has given me the skills to approach my new position with confidence.
Terrence L. Schwinghammer, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS Chair and Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy School of Pharmacy West Virginia University email@example.com
Obviously, the best part was meeting and getting to work with such a great group of talented people. Marveling at Lee Evans as he literally scampered up to the very top and then stood on that pole.
Cohort 4 (2007–2008) Group 3
From left to right: Wanda T. Maldonado, Kimberly Braxton Lloyd, Beth E. Welch, Ayman M. Noreddin, Mary L. Chavez, L. Clifton Fuhrman Jr.
I was voted “Most Shy” in my sixth grade class.
L. Clifton Fuhrman Jr.
I played varsity volleyball in college and have registered for the Chicago Half Marathon.
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Robert A. Mangione, R.Ph., Ed.D. Dean and Professor College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions St. John’s University firstname.lastname@example.org It is very difficult to select a “best memory” of my experience with the ALFP as I truly enjoyed every moment that I worked with my team. One evening will always stand out as a special memory for me. Although the team worked hard all day they agreed to work after dinner to make a critically important decision concerning their group project. It was a true joy to watch and listen as each of these bright, outstanding leaders contributed to the discussion. Each demonstrated great individual leadership but equally important they had become a team. Perhaps most important, we had all become friends.
Mary L. Chavez, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., FAACP Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Texas A&M Health Science Center email@example.com
The obstacle course on the first day and working with my group. We have stayed in contact. I use my experiences in dealing with faculty that I supervise; I am very happy that I attended the Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
L. Clifton Fuhrman Jr., Ph.D., R.Ph. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Pharmaceutics School of Pharmacy Presbyterian College firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP has been one of the most valuable and enjoyable experiences I have had in my academic career. I believe I learned more in my one year with the ALFP than I thought possible. The interaction, sharing of ideas and relationships formed has been invaluable. From a career standpoint it was a life changing experience for me.
Kimberly Braxton Lloyd, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean for Health Services Clinical Director of the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center Pharmacy Officer- Auburn University Department of Employee Benefits Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University email@example.com
The wonderful experiences during the ALFP team-building exercises during the first session. Watching Dean Lee Evans fearlessly jump from the top of a telephone poll and fly like a bird. It was one of the most positive experiences of my professional career and I made lifelong friends through this program.
Wanda T. Maldonado, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D. Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Professor School of Pharmacy University of Puerto Rico firstname.lastname@example.org
The first day at Airlie, which was filled with such camaraderie, made it possible to have the right start for the program. The ALFP cohort is now a community of colleagues and friends with whom I can consult about professional as well as personal issues. I feel that our perspective has been broadened by sharing so much with individuals from so many different backgrounds and institutions.
Ayman M. Noreddin, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota Beth E. Welch, Pharm.D. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Professor of Pharmacy Practice School of Pharmacy Western New England College
Airlie, the challenges, learning from Dean Mentors, and group â€œbonding.â€?
Cohort 4 (2007–2008) Group 4
From left to right: Macary Weck Marciniak, Vincent C. Dennis, Karen D. Dominguez, Stephanie J. Phelps, Marie A. Chisholm-Burns.
I was a state officer of the Future Homemakers of America when I was 16!
Stephanie F. Gardner
I was quite the gymnast in my earlier years and was nationally ranked alongside those that went on to compete in the Olympics.
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Stephanie F. Gardner, Pharm.D., Ed.D. Dean College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences email@example.com The first few days at Airlie are my favorite memory of the program. It was amazing to see such a diverse group of faculty quickly form friendships and bond as a group. I have probably learned the most serving as a “Dean Mentor.” Our College is sponsoring our sixth Fellow in the coming year. If you’re offered the opportunity to participate in ALFP, “just do it!”
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FCCP, FASHP Professor & Head, College of Pharmacy Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine Professor, College of Public Health The University of Arizona firstname.lastname@example.org
First meeting at the lodge and being enlightened on how politics is important.
Vincent C. Dennis, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE Associate Professor and Director of Experiential Education College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma email@example.com
It is not easy to appreciate how the ALFP changes you, even subtly so, and for myself also compels me to aspire to improve my contributions to the profession. Such a rich opportunity those of good fortune can experience. We will always have the memories and belong to the group and I look forward to seeing our collective contributions to academic pharmacy over the years.
Karen D. Dominguez, Pharm.D. Specialist in Poison Information New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center College of Pharmacy University of New Mexico firstname.lastname@example.org
The program meetings were memorable for self discovery in a setting of laughter, meaningful conversations and great food. It was over too soon!
Macary Weck Marciniak, Pharm.D., BCPS Assistant Director, Community Pharmacy Residency Program Clinical Associate Professor Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill email@example.com
While there are so many memories from my participation in the program, I think my mind keeps coming back to our first session at Airlie. I am very proud of my own ascent to the top but also of the progress of others who overcame signficant fears to make their way up the pole. My life has been changed by the programâ€™s activities, particularly the understanding and utilization of my personal strengths. I emerged from this program a stronger faculty member and person, with many special thanks to the wonderful colleagues and Dean Mentor in my group!
Stephanie J. Phelps, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Dean, Academic Affairs College of Pharmacy The University of Tennessee firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a wonderful and challenging personal and professional experience, but be careful as it will stretch you outside your comfortable box and may change your life in ways you did not expect.
Cohort 4 (2007–2008) Group 5
From left to right: right: Mark S. Johnson, Jane M. Gervasio, Anna Ratka, Carol Anne Motycka, Paul O. Gubbins.
I make sure my house is spotless before flying in case the plane crashes.
Paul O. Gubbins
My nickname as a child was “Curly Moe.”
Mark S. Johnson
Ronald W. Maddox, Pharm.D. Dean and Professor of Pharmacy School of Pharmacy Campbell University email@example.com Participation in AACP’s ALFP was a tremendous learning experience and one of the most rewarding activities in my academic career. It was exciting to see my team brainstorm on a team endeavor, work through the implementation of a plan, and present a superb finished project that represented the whole team! This Program also served as a vehicle to meet and work closely with new academic colleagues. As a Dean Mentor my experience was further enhanced as I viewed the leadership development in a Campbell faculty member. Watching the individual’s transformation, grasp, and use of leadership principles was an amazing experience.
Jane M. Gervasio, Pharm.D., BCNSP Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Butler University firstname.lastname@example.org
My special ALFP memory would be the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills with individuals who aspired to obtain the same goal. These individuals became my motivation and inspiration but most importantly, my friends.
Paul O. Gubbins, Pharm.D., FCCP Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences email@example.com
It was fun :) Thanks for the great year of learning!
Mark S. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Education Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Shenandoah University firstname.lastname@example.org
My best memory was meeting and getting to learn from the other Fellows and Deans in the program. The program was a very reflective year for me through the various activities, particularly in learning to capitalize on mine and others’ strengths as leaders. The camaraderie and bonds that developed with the other Fellows and Deans were phenomenal. I am a better person and leader as a result and am grateful to have had the opportunity.
Carol Anne Motycka, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean and Clinical Assistant Professor Jacksonville Campus Director College of Pharmacy University of Florida email@example.com
The great camaraderie we shared in our group. The meeting in DC was the most significant to me and I wish it could have been longer. Overall, the program was fantastic!
Anna Ratka, Ph.D., Pharm.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Texas A&M Health Science Center firstname.lastname@example.org
A wonderful program that allowed me to expand and build on my earlier experiences and learn many useful things about myself. The “forever” networking among the cohorts of Fellows is the best bonus. The ALFP is a unique experience with benefits that continue to appear long after the training is over.
Cohort 5 (2008â€“2009) Group 1
From left to right: Reza R. Taheri, Stephen H. Fuller, Rae R. Matsumoto, David F. Maize, Denise A. Soltis, Philip M. Hritcko.
Competed as a rifle marksman during my high school years throughout the Northeast in competitions.
Philip M. Hritcko
I used to dance in contests... please donâ€™t ask....ha ha.
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Wendy Duncan, Ph.D. Vice President, Academic Affairs Dean of Pharmacy St. Louis College of Pharmacy email@example.com It was exciting to see the team gel as we began to work on our project, in earnest, face-to-face. It was remarkable that we had a wide range of opinions, yet found a way to seek higher ground to create a product which was much better than any one of us could have produced. Moreover, our relationships grew stronger in the process! One of the things we all commented on is that it would be AMAZING to start a school, the faculty of which would be the entire ALFP team. Why? Because of the passion!! If we could distill this energy into a potion that we could all take back to our own schools....WOW!
Stephen H. Fuller, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPP Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Director PGY1 Residency Program School of Pharmacy Campbell University firstname.lastname@example.org
The people by far. The Dean from UIW mentioned that she would hire all of us and start a new school if she could...and I understand how she feels. I am so impressed with the quality of the people in this program and it makes me feel very good about our profession.
Philip M. Hritcko, Pharm.D., CACP Assistant Department Head Director, Experiential Education Assistant Clinical Professor School of Pharmacy University of Connecticut email@example.com
The morning walks that we had in Washington, DC with fellow members of the ALFP and instructors (Bob). Having this opportunity to meet such a talented pool of individuals is very inspiring and yet humbling. After working and interacting with this great cohort of individuals I have developed new and lasting friendships. In addition, the classes were scheduled to allow us the opportunity to learn from other very good speakers/leaders within and outside of academia.
David F. Maize, R.Ph., Ph.D. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Feik School of Pharmacy University of the Incarnate Word firstname.lastname@example.org
The programming is excellent and you get to meet many great people from around the country and develop friendships. I have enjoyed my time, the learning material and the people that I met. Going out to dinner with a group of Fellows to a Thai restaurant was my best memory. Thanks to the “woo” for always organizing our free time.
Rae R. Matsumoto, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs Professor of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy West Virginia University email@example.com
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program embodies all that is good in pharmacy. The talent, commitment and caring of the Fellows and AACP staff leave you with the feeling that greatness is inevitable for the profession of pharmacy.
Denise A. Soltis, B.S.Pharm Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University firstname.lastname@example.org
I think watching our group develop this year is what I cherish most. At the Interim Meeting it was especially significant to watch one of our more reserved group members eloquently defend an errant opinion from another member of the group. We’ve all grown this year! The Academic Leadership Fellows Program takes faculty away from the every day job stresses and forces them to devote quality time on their own development.
Reza R. Taheri, Pharm.D. Associate Professor and Chair Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science School of Pharmacy Loma Linda University email@example.com
Perhaps one of the memories I will remember is, “Discovering new talents at the karaoke night” another one would be “The series of Gallup experiences.”
Cohort 5 (2008–2009) Group 2
From left to right: Christopher K. Surratt, Shara L. Zatopek, James Colbert Jr., Jenny A. Van Amburgh, James S. Green, Randle M. Gallucci.
I was named after a beer.
Jenny A. Van Amburgh
I’ve been to the North Pole and the South Pole is on my “to travel” list.
Shara L. Zatopek
Robert A. Blouin, Pharm.D. Dean and Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill firstname.lastname@example.org The most valuable aspect of the ALFP is the development of so many wonderful relationships. My fondest memory was watching the group come together over the year with each member capitalizing on their unique talents and strengths. The day we spent on the ropes course trying to climb the pole and realizing how important it was to have the full support and encouragement of the group to be successful. It was a great experience.
James Colbert Jr., Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP Assistant Dean and Clinical Associate Professor Asistant Dean for Experiential Education Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of California, San Diego email@example.com
I can literally count the number career impacting events in my life on one hand. This is the latest one. I have been deeply touched by the kindness, caring and brilliance displayed by my Fellows colleagues and the program leadership. The time has gone by so quickly and although I probably won’t see everyone as frequently anymore, you’re only a phone call and an e-mail away.
Randle M. Gallucci, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Adjunct Associate Professor of Cell Biology College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
Probably the pub at Airlie after hours. [Through the program] I learned I was inconsiderate to colleagues in [other areas of pharmacy].
James S. Green, Pharm.D., M.Ed, MBA Assistant Professor and Chair, Pharmacogenomics Department Henry Lawrence de Zeng Chair in Pharmacy Informatics Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Shenandoah University email@example.com
Getting to know everybody at Airlie!
Christopher K. Surratt, B.A., Ph.D. Division Head and Associate Professor Mylan School of Pharmacy Duquesne University firstname.lastname@example.org
Just the fun we had every three months when we got back together; it is a tremendous networking opportunity. The ALFP seems essential before becoming a dean. Being a basic scientist, I would never otherwise have met these 29 great colleagues, five dean facilitators and such helpful AACP people.
Jenny A. Van Amburgh, Pharm.D., CDE Associate Clinical Professor Director of the Clinical Pharmacy Services– Harbor Health Services, Inc. Residency Program Director–PGY1 School of Pharmacy Northeastern University email@example.com
The best memory of the ALFP is “camp” in August where the networking all begin. Since then, it has continued to develop and grow...and it is quite interesting the connection you immediately establish with fellow ALFP members. It appears the conversations start with either “did you do XYZ during ALFP” or something to do with StrengthsFinder. I have learned a lot about myself and have met some truly remarkable people along the way. I have difficulty deciding who the six people are that I will invite to my “mentoring” table!!!
Shara L. Zatopek, B.S., M.A. Associate Dean for Administration Clinical Associate Professor College of Pharmacy University of Houston firstname.lastname@example.org
New friends. Never pass up an opportunity.
Cohort 5 (2008–2009) Group 3
From left to right: Linda P. Dwoskin, Marlon S. Honeywell, Joseph M. Brocavich, Paula A. Thompson, Keith A. Swanson, Laura A. Mandos.
I recently won my first 3.0 level USTA tennis match.
Linda P. Dwoskin
My mother was the first American woman to successfully climb Mt. Olympus.
Laura A. Mandos
Arcelia M. Johnson-Fannin, Pharm.D. Dean Feik School of Pharmacy University of the Incarnate Word email@example.com On the first day of this progam I asked myself “What have you gotten yourself into? This is not your cup of tea and you do not need this stress.” By the time we completed the third session, I was saying, “Should I tell them I will serve as a facilitator next year if they need someone?” Bottom line—I would do this again. I got to know people whom I would probably never have interacted with without this program.
Joseph M. Brocavich, Pharm.D. Associate Dean for Pharmacy Programs and Associate Clinical Professor College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions St. John’s University firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellows program is a great opportunity to make new contacts and build relationships. I even developed a staff development program for my unit using StrengthsFinder 2.0 and the Q12 that has improved communication and cooperation within our unit.
Linda P. Dwoskin, Ph.D. Professor and Endowed Professor in Pharmaceutical Education College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky email@example.com
One of my best memories was when Rae Matsumoto stood up at one of the group dinners and went around the room and named every single one of the Fellows, their institution, and some personal information about each person. I was amazed and impressed at her ability to tackle this challenge. The StrengthsFinder exercise was incredibly validating and empowering. When I feel the creep of selfdoubt, I look at my framed signature themes and I feel better. The program allowed me to stop doing, and take the time to reflect on who I am, what I have accomplished, and think and make plans about the future.
Marlon S. Honeywell, Pharm.D. Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Chair, Curriculum Committee College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Florida A&M University firstname.lastname@example.org
The first exercise is my best memory. It afforded us a chance to get to know one another. The program is well worth the time. This is one of the best programs in which I have participated.
Laura A. Mandos, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPP Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Programs Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Philadelphia College of Pharmacy University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine email@example.com
The Ice Breaker Interviews from Airlie and The Dean’s Panel. An incredible experience that allows experienced faculty to go back into a classroom mentality and network as classmates. I liken the experience to “Leadership Camp.”
Keith A. Swanson, Pharm.D., CGP Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy The University of Oklahoma firstname.lastname@example.org
The AACP ALFP is more about what you learn about yourself, than the world of academia. The informal gatherings, walks with Bob Smith, and watching, “Band of Brothers,” with our “band of brothers and sisters,” stands out. I have appreciated the support and camaraderie from a broad group of successful individuals who have helped me redefine and reinvigorate myself.
Paula A. Thompson, M.S., Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Professor and Interim Chair Department of Pharmacy Practice McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University email@example.com
My best memory is the realization during the first session that the ALFP would really live up to the hype that preceded it. It is an excellent experience that is demanding but rewarding. Results are proportional to effort expended and can be tailored to individual needs and interests.
Cohort 5 (2008â€“2009) Group 4
From left to right: J. Christopher Lynch, Angela M. Hill, Michael J. Gonyeau, Cynthia J. Boyle, Charles R. Breese, Alekha K. Dash.
I placed runner-up in an Americal Idol Style singing competition.
Michael J. Gonyeau
I washed dishes at a summer camp for two years while trying to decide on a major. Kids are gross.
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John H. Vandel, B.S.Pharm Dean and Clinical Professor School of Pharmacy University of Wyoming firstname.lastname@example.org Learning that complete strangers in a very short period of time can function as an effective team. The trainers, reading assignments, surveys, and presenters were very effective in preparing faculty for leadership roles and in assisting present administrators in becoming more effective in their roles. I have become a more effective administrator by appealing to the different personalities among the faculty. Understanding and recognizing these differences assisted me in adjusting my expectations of the different faculty members. The ALFP program brought out the best in each of us and made us better citizens and leaders.
Cynthia J. Boyle, Pharm.D., FAPhA Associate Professor Director, Experiential Learning and Professionalism School of Pharmacy University of Maryland email@example.com
The ALFP is powerful, sustaining, and fun. I will always cherish the experiences and the people who made them special. So many relationships in our work lives are superficial. From the ALFP experiences, I believe our impact becomes more significant in proportion to the level of engagement we have with those around us. Learn their strengths. Admit to your weaknesses. Be real. Be!
Charles R. Breese, Ph.D. Professor and Senior Associate Dean Department Chair for Pharmaceutical Sciences Appalachian College of Pharmacy firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a wonderful honor to be part of such a great program and be able to utilize the information for my own personal, professional, and leadership growth; as well as those I interact with at home and work. The colleagues I have met at this program have provided not only new friendships, but inspiration as to the future that the profession holds. I would highly recommend the program to anyone who aspires to be a leader in the profession.
Alekha K. Dash, R.Ph., Ph.D. Professor and Chair Gilbert F. Taffe Jr. Endowed Chair Department of Pharmacy Sciences School of Pharmacy Creighton University email@example.com
It is hard to explain. One can only realize it after completing this program. I have gone through many faculty development programs throughout my academic career. I will rate this so far the best. It has taught me immensely. I will strongly encourage it to my colleagues. My explanation for ALFP is: ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT; A FANTASTIC PROGRAM. This is one of the best contributions of AACP to the profession of pharmacy.
Michael J. Gonyeau, B.S.Pharm, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Clinical Professor Curriculum Committee Chair School of Pharmacy Northeastern University firstname.lastname@example.org
ALFP really helped me recognize my strengths, and showed me how to incorporate them more into my daily professional activities. Introduced me to other faculty who are as motivated and excited to learn more about the Academy and how to be a leader.
Angela Hill, Pharm.D. Division Director College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University email@example.com
This program has strengthened my confidence, and given me realistic techniques on leading and managing people, appreciating individual skill sets, strategies to self assess, and insight on how to develop a new culture in the work environment that capitalizes on individualsâ€™ abilities.
J. Christopher Lynch, Pharm.D. Professor and Southern Regional Coordinator School of Pharmacy Southern Illinois University Edwardsville firstname.lastname@example.org
You guys rock. It was an honor and a pleasure learning with and about you. I am attempting to use my new leadership skills to convince my wife that we need a 70-inch plasma TV in the basement. One of my best memories is of Dean Wendy dancing with the bass player at the Mardi Gras party in Georgetown.
Cohort 5 (2008–2009) Group 5
From left to right: Shridhar V. Andurkar, Richard F. O’Brocta, Lea S. Eiland, Sunil Prabhu, Schwanda K. Flowers.
I placed first runnerup in our first annual College of Pharmacy ping-pong tournament this year!
I love to watch boxing!
Schwanda K. Flowers
Philip J. Medon, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., R.Ph. Professor and Dean School of Pharmacy Southern Illinois University Edwardsville email@example.com My best memory is the first day of ALFP “Boot Camp” at Airlie in August, and getting to know my group of Fellows. Participation in the ALFP program has been a pleasure. I especially appreciate the relationships I have been able to develop with the AACP staff, the Fellows and Facilitators and especially Group 5. I hope there there is a second round some day.
Shridhar V. Andurkar, B.S.Pharm, M.S., Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor Chicago College of Pharmacy Midwestern University firstname.lastname@example.org
The ALFP is a great program. I interacted with the best people who had already achieved a lot, had great ideas and great future plans. The Dean Mentors were very kind to share their valuable wisdom with the Fellows. I believe I have made long-lasting friendships based on trust and mutual respect.
Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS Associate Clinical Professor Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University email@example.com
Meeting such wonderful people in the program has created a larger networking community for me. I believe these relationships will grow and be beneficial in the future for my career in pharmacy. The program makes you recognize your abilities and strengthens them. I have been able to grow as a leader and develop a stronger skillset for a career in pharmacy academia and administration.
Schwanda K. Flowers, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean for Experiential Education Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice College of Pharmacy University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whistling Swan...we were just getting to know one each other and it was great to meet so many new colleagues. I had no idea how close we would be as a group at the end of the year! The Fellows Program has opened my eyes to a new set of opportunities in academia. I now have a huge set of contacts to call on when I need advice, help, or collaboration! It has been an honor to be in this cohort of Fellows! I think together we would be the best college of pharmacy faculty in the country!
Richard F. O’Brocta, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Wegmans School of Pharmacy St. John Fisher College email@example.com
Eye opening no matter what your prior leadership experience is. This program is a gift that we must open and give to others. The Fellows that unwrap this gift now have a responsibility to re-gift and help the Academy to continue to grow and flourish. We must also set the example, so others become involved and give back to the Academy. The dedication of Bob Smith to the program was phenomenal, he truly cares about leadership in the Academy.
Sunil Prabhu, B.S.Pharm, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy Western University of Health Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
For me, the ALFP experience has been wonderful! I consider myself lucky to have been part of this program (thanks to my Dean!) and to have the opportunity to meet and bond with current and future leaders of our profession. I have made some everlasting friendships with my fellow Fellows, learning that “Level 5” is where I need to reach in my leadership development, discovering where my strengths and weaknesses lie and gaining overall confidence in my abilities to succeed as a leader. I believe that my future successes as a leader can significantly be attributed to this vibrant and memorable experience!
Index Fellows Abobo, Cyril V.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Alldredge, Brian K. . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Altiere, Ralph J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Anderson, Bruce D.. . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Anderson, Heidi M.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Andurkar, Shridhar V.. . . . . . . . . . 57 Barner, Jamie C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Beall, Donna G.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bernard, Daphne B.. . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bhushan, Alok. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Boyle, Cynthia J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Braxton Lloyd, Kimberly. . . . . . . 43 Brazeau, Gayle A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Breese, Charles R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Britton, Mark L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Brocavich, Joseph M.. . . . . . . . . . 53 Broedel-Zaugg, Kimberly A. . . . 31 Brown, Bernadette K.. . . . . . . . . . 33 Buring, Shauna M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Byrd, Debbie C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Calomo, Joseph M.. . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Carter, Jean T.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cates, Marshall E.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Chavez, Mary L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Chesnut, Renae J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Chisholm-Burns, Marie A.. . . . . . 45 Colbert Jr., James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Cullander, Christopher. . . . . . . . .17 Das, Sudip K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dash, Alekha K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 DeBisschop, Michael M.. . . . . . . . 41 DeHart, Renee M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Dennis, Vincent C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Dominguez, Karen D.. . . . . . . . . . 45 Donaldson, Amy R.. . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Donovan, Maureen D.. . . . . . . . . 13 Drennen III, James K. . . . . . . . . . . 11 Droege, Marcus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Duke, Lori J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Dwoskin, Linda P.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Eiland, Lea S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Evans, David J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Farmer, Kevin C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Flowers, Schwanda K.. . . . . . . . . . 57 Fuller, Stephen H.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Fuhrman, L. Clifton. . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Gallucci, Randle M.. . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Gervasio, Jane M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gibbs, Robert B.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Godwin, Donald A.. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Gonyeau, Michael J.. . . . . . . . . . . 55 Green, James S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Gubbins, Paul O.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gupchup, Gireesh V.. . . . . . . . . . . 33 Haines, Seena L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hill, Angela M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Hogue, Valerie W.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Honeywell, Marlon S.. . . . . . . . . . 53 Howard, Patricia A.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Howrie, Denise L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Hritcko, Philip M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Hubbard, Andrea K.. . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hurd, Peter D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Johnson, Mark S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Joyner, Pamela U.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Kelley, Katherine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Kennedy, Kathleen B.. . . . . . . . . . 29 Koehler, Julie M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Larson, Rodney A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lawson Jr., Kenneth A.. . . . . . . . . 25 Leader, W. Greg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Letassy, Nancy A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Luer, Mark S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lynch, J. Christopher . . . . . . . . . . 55 Madhavan, S. Suresh . . . . . . . . . . 23 Maize, David F.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Maldonado, Wanda T.. . . . . . . . . . 43 Mandos, Laura A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Marciniak, Macary W.. . . . . . . . . . 45 Mark, Scott M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Martin, Steven J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Matsumoto, Rae R. . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 McCurdy, Christopher R.. . . . . . . 29 Melchert, Russell B.. . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Miller, Susan W.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mobley Smith, Miriam A.. . . . . . . 33 Monaghan, Michael S.. . . . . . . . . 15 Motycka, Carol Anne. . . . . . . . . . 47 Noreddin, Ayman M.. . . . . . . . . . . 43 Oâ€™Brocta, Richard F.. . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ofosu, Joseph R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Phelps, Stephanie J.. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Piascik, Mary M. (Peggy). . . . . . . 23 Prabhu, Sunil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ratka, Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ried, L. Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rodriquez de Bittner, Magaly . . 17 Ross, Leigh Ann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sasaki-Hill, Debra S. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Schwartz, Rowena N.. . . . . . . . . . 11 Schwinghammer, Terry L.. . . . . . 41 Scott, Doneka R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Scott, James D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Scott, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Shankar, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sheaffer, Elizabeth A.. . . . . . . . . . 33 Slattum, Patricia W.. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Smesny, Andrea L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Smith, Kelly M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Soltis, Denise A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Soltis, Robert P.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Sorensen, Todd D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Stamatakis, Mary K.. . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Standifer, Kelly M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Stolte, Scott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Stoner, Steven C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Stowe, Cindy D.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Suppiramaniam, Vishnu D.. . . . . 37 Surratt, Christopher K.. . . . . . . . . 51 Swanson, Keith A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Taft, David R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Taheri, Reza R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Taylor, Charles.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 TenHoeve III, Thomas. . . . . . . . . . 23
Thompson, Dennis F.. . . . . . . . . . 21 Thompson, Paula A.. . . . . . . . . . . 53 Trujillo, Jennifer M.. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Umland, Elena M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Van Amburgh, Jenny A.. . . . . . . . 51 Van Dusen, Virgil R.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wall, Andrea L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Weber, Robert J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Welage, Lynda S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Welch, Beth E.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 West-Strum, Donna S.. . . . . . . . . 35 Wilkin, Noel E.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Williams, Jennifer S.. . . . . . . . . . . 27 Williams III, Robert O.. . . . . . . . . . 11 Zaiken, Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Zatopek, Shara L.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Dean Facilitators Andritz, Mary H.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Blouin, Robert A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Bradberry, J. Chris. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Chase, Patricia A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Duncan, Wendy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Evans Jr., R. Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Johnson-Fannin, Arcelia M.. . . . 52 Forbes, David S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Gardner, Stephanie F.. . . . . . . . . . 44 Hayes, Barbara E.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Maddox, Ronald W.. . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Mangione, Robert A.. . . . . . . . . . . 42 Matthews, Hewitt W.. . . . . . . . . . . 26 Medon, Philip J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Nelson, Arthur A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Riffee, William H.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Roberts, Jeanette C.. . . . . . . . . . . 22 Roberts, Kenneth B. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Robinson, Daniel C.. . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Rospond, Raylene M.. . . . . . . . . . 32 Schmoll, Beverly J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spratto, George R.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Vandel, John H.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Wells, Barbara G.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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