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  • Friday, May 29, 2020 10:33 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    May 29, 2020

    Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, has announced the appointment of their Regional Liaisons for the 2020-2021 year. The Regional Liaisons serve a vital role in the Society as they interact with each collegiate chapter in their region to ensure seamless communication between the National Office and those chapters.

    2020-2021 Phi Lambda Sigma Regional Liaisons:

    Region 1: Shannon Lyn Bailey, Western New England University

    Region 2: Jessica Phan, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Region 3: Asia Johnson, University of South Carolina

    Region 4: Jennifer Bingham, Shenandoah University

    Region 5: Patty Maglalang, University of Minnesota

    Region 6: Lamees Loubani, University of Houston

    Region 7: Hanie Barakat, Medical University of South Carolina

    Region 8: Tess Bernstein, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP, serves as the Phi Lambda Sigma National President and said, “The National Executive Committee is so excited to the work with the newly appointed Regional Liaisons this year. We received many outstanding applications and this group of individuals has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to leadership and advancing the pharmacy profession. We are looking forward to a great year!” All of the newly appointed Regional Liaisons will begin working with the National Members-at- Large within the next month.

    Phi Lambda Sigma was established in 1965 to develop leadership qualities among pharmacy students and pharmacists and to recognize leaders in the profession. The elected offices within the National Executive Committee also includes President: Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP (University of Mississippi); Immediate Past-President: Brian Esters, PharmD, CPPS (James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson City, TN); President- Elect: Michael Mueller, PhD (LECOM – Bradenton Campus); Speaker of the House: Alakai Montalbo, PharmD Candidate (Idaho State University); Members-at-Large: Rashid Abdoh, PharmD Candidate (Texas A&M University) and Kira Voyer, PharmD Candidate (University of Buffalo). Appointed officers and staff members include Executive Director: Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA (West Virginia University); Director of Professional Development: Katelyn Shatz, PharmD, MBA, BCPS (Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Petersburg, FL); Parliamentarian: Anthony Declue, PharmD (Medical University of South Carolina); and Treasurer: Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP (Abilyn Consulting, LLC, Winchester, VA).


    CONTACT:
    Jordan Ballou
    National President, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society Jordan@philambdasigma.org

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:00 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    April 30th, 2020

    Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, held its first ever Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The event was presided over by incoming President, Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP from the University of Mississippi. The Society was forced to hold the event virtually since in-person meetings were prohibited as a result of COVID-19. 

    The following deserving award recipients were honored during the ceremony: 

    Albert B. Prescott Award: Lindsay Kunkle, PharmD, MBA, American Pharmacists Association 

    Chapter of the Year Award: University of Wisconsin at Madison (Beta Alpha Chapter) 

    Charles C. Thomas Scholarship: Jaspreet Bhullar, PharmD Candidate, Long Island University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Beta Kappa Chapter) 

    Charlie Thomas Leadership Challenge: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Zeta Chapter) 

    Kathleen A. Hawkins Travel Awards: Angela Baalman, PharmD Candidate, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy (Beta Iota Chapter); Whitney Dovel, PharmD Candidate, Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy (Alpha Psi Chapter); Guileonne Tegomo, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy (Beta Iota Chapter) 

    National Alumnus of the Year: Jodi Taylor, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FASHP 

    Outstanding Chapter Advisor: Brianne Dunn, PharmD, University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Zeta Chapter) 

    Proctor and Gamble Leadership Award: Tina Brock, MS, EdD, Monash University, Australia 

    One of the most significant announcements of the event came from Executive Director, Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA. During the 45th House of Delegates session earlier in the afternoon, Dr. Euler formally announced that she will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Society on June 30, 2020 after over 20 years of service in that role. Dr. Euler was honored during the awards ceremony with a tribute speech by friend and colleague, Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD. When learning of Dr. Euler’s anticipated retirement, outgoing National President, Dr. Brian Esters, commented, “I have been lucky enough to observe Dr. Euler's leadership since my induction into the society and now serving on the National Executive Committee. Dr. Euler is truly a servant leader, her focus has been on the well-being of Phi Lambda Sigma and the growth of the organization. Dr. Euler has inspired pharmacists for over twenty years and put the needs of the profession, organization and more importantly the individual first over her own aspirations and desires.” National President 2018-2019, Dr. Jaclyn Cole, added, “There will never be enough words to thank her for her time, effort, and contribution to the evolution of our organization during her tenure. She will truly be missed as a mentor and a friend.” 

    The National Executive Committee was made aware of Dr. Euler’s intent to step-down during the Society’s leadership retreat last summer and have successfully completed a search for a new Executive Director who will start on July 1, 2020. 

    Phi Lambda Sigma was established in 1965 to develop leadership qualities among pharmacy students and pharmacists and to recognize leaders in the profession. The Society will hold its 46th House of Delegates and Award Ceremony in the Summer of 2021.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:00 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    April 28, 2020

    Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, held its first ever Virtual House of Delegates on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The 45th installment of the Society’s House of Delegates was presided over by Briana Reyna, PharmD Candidate from the University of Houston. All of the National Executive Committee’s elected and appointed officers reported on the status of the Society. The House of Delegates was immediately followed by the PLS Annual Awards Ceremony presided over by Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP from the University of Mississippi and incoming National President. Both events were held virtually since in-person meetings were prohibited as a result of COVID-19. 

    The House of Delegates concluded with the election of the new national officers: President-Elect: Michael Mueller, PhD from LECOM School of Pharmacy, Bradenton Campus; Speaker of the House: Alakai Montalbo, PharmD Candidate from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy; and Members-at-Large: Rashid Abdoh, PharmD Candidate from Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy and Kira Voyer, PharmD Candidate University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

    One of the most significant announcements of the afternoon came from Executive Director, Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA. Dr. Euler formally announced that she will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Society on June 30, 2020 after over 20 years of service in that role. Dr. Euler was honored during the awards ceremony with a tribute speech by friend and colleague, Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD. Dr. Ballou shared, “Dr. Euler’s impact on PLS was significant and will be lasting. She has ushered the Society through so much growth and we will always look to her as a role model for her professionalism and commitment to the profession. She will be missed in the day- to-day Executive Director role, but we are so excited that she has decided to stay on in an appointed role starting in July.” The National Executive Committee was made aware of Dr. Euler’s intent to step-down during the Society’s leadership retreat last summer and have successfully completed a search for a new Executive Director. 

    Phi Lambda Sigma was established in 1965 to develop leadership qualities among pharmacy students and pharmacists and to recognize leaders in the profession. The other elected offices within the National Executive Committee includes President: Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP (University of Mississippi); Immediate Past-President: Brian Esters, PharmD, CPPS (James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Johnson City, TN). Appointed officers and staff members include Executive Director: Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA (West Virginia University); Director of Professional Development: Katelyn Shatz, PharmD, MBA, BCPS (Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Petersburg, FL); Parliamentarian: Anthony Declue, PharmD (Medical University of South Carolina); and Treasurer: Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP (Abilyn Consulting, LLC, Winchester, VA).


    CONTACT: Jordan Ballou National President, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society Jordan@philambdasigma.org

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