The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has named Micaela Bresler and Bayli Larson as the 2019-2020 Executive Fellows in Association Leadership and Management. The yearlong fellowships include hands-on training with ASHP executives in all facets of not-for-profit association leadership and management.

Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD (Hon), FASHP, CEO of ASHP expressed in a prepared statement how pleased the ASHP is to have Micaela and Bayli join them in their new roles. “Micaela and Bayli are extremely passionate about serving members and advancing pharmacy practice, making them a perfect fit for this highly regarded program. The entire ASHP staff looks forward to helping Bayli and Micaela achieve their goals as future leaders,” said Abramowitz.

Bresler, a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio, earned her PharmD from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 2018. She was an active leader within her local Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the judiciary and executive committees for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Larson is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and earned her PharmD. from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018. She previously obtained a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a master’s degree in Environmental Health: Toxicology from Colorado State University. She has engaged in policy and advocacy efforts with various professional associations and national organizations including the FDA, Colorado Pharmacist Society, and ASHP.

Previously named the ASHP Executive Residency, the ASHP Executive Fellowships in Association Leadership and Management program was created in 1968 for professionals interested in a career in association management. Graduates of ASHP’s training program have gone on to serve in leadership roles in associations, government, for-profit corporations, academia, philanthropy, and various other sectors.

The program, housed at the Joseph A. Oddis Global Headquarters of ASHP in Bethesda, Maryland, trains pharmacists in the many facets of association management, including executive leadership, strategic planning, member engagement, and many other essential business management functions.

Both Bresler and Larson will begin their fellowships in July and will be involved in projects and activities throughout the year that will serve as the foundation of their training.


Reference

ASHP Names Bresler & Larson as 2019–2020 Executive Fellows [news release]. Bethesda, MD; March 26, 2019; ASHP website. https://www.ashp.org/news/2019/03/26/ashp-names-bresler-larson-as-20192020-executive-fellows. Accessed March 26, 2019.