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  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:46 PM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, is excited to announce that Jaclyn Cole, PharmD, BCPS has been appointed as its new treasurer for the 2020-2022 term.  Dr. Cole has served the Society on the national level since being elected as President-Elect in 2018 and serving as President the following year.  During her term as the Immediate Past-President, Dr. Cole chaired the National Finance Committee which is responsible for the financial oversight of the organization.  Incoming Executive Director, Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP commented, “We are so excited that Dr. Cole has been appointed to the treasurer position and she agreed to continue to serve the organization.  Her past experience as National President will help to make her transition to the treasurer role seamless.  I am looking forward to working with her!”

    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: Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP (Abilyn Consulting, LLC, Winchester, VA); Associate 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).


    CONTACT: Jordan Ballou, National President

    Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society | Jordan@philambdasigma.org

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 6:15 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, has announced that Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP has been named the Society’s next Executive Director after longtime Executive Director, Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA stepped down on June 30, 2020.  The Society has entered into a contract with Abilyn Consulting, LLC for Dr. Jennings’ services. His tenure begins on July 1, 2020.

    Dr. Jennings has spent over 14 years in the pharmacy education and health care environments.  Serving as a clinical faculty member at both the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy, Dr. Jennings helped to establish collaborative relationships between community partners and the University.  In his current role as founder and President/CEO of Abilyn Consulting, LLC, Dr. Jennings collaborates with organizations to build stronger teams, improve operational efficiencies and establish realistic strategic goals. 

    Dr. Jennings has been involved with Phi Lambda Sigma on the national level since being elected President-Elect in 2013 and serving as President the following year. He has also served as National Finance Committee Chairperson following his year as Immediate Past-President and most recently as National Treasurer since 2017. Additionally, he served as chapter advisor to the collegiate chapters at both institutions where he was on faculty.

    When asked about his appointment to be the new Executive Director of Phi Lambda Sigma, Dr. Jennings commented, “It is truly an honor to be selected for this role.  I have so much respect for Dr. Euler and all of her hard work over the last 20+ years.  I hope that I can continue her legacy and continue to lay the foundation each day for the National Executive Committee and the chapters to be successful and grow.  We continue to be at an interesting crossroads within the profession and the country as whole.  Developing the next generation of leaders is something that I value greatly, and I know the Society does as well.  I want to thank the National Executive Committee for selecting me to serve in this role and I am looking forward to our continued collaboration!” 

    National Phi Lambda Sigma President, Jordan Ballou, PharmD, BCACP commented, “Dr. Jennings’ previous service with the Society made him a perfect fit for this role. In his role as Treasurer for the past several years, he has worked closely with Dr. Euler and it seemed like a natural transition when she announced her intentions to step down. His career experiences bring a great deal to the National Executive Committee as we continue to grow as an organization and establish ourselves as the premiere leadership society in pharmacy.”

    Dr. Jennings will work closely with the elected officers and appointed positions in order to fulfill the mission of the organization which since 1965 has been 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); 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).  Other appointed officers and staff members include Associate 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: Jaclyn Cole, PharmD, BCPS (University of South Florida).

    CONTACT: Jordan Ballou

    National President, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society | Jordan@philambdasigma.org

  • Wednesday, July 01, 2020 6:04 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)

    Mary Euler, PharmD, FAPhA, formally stepped down as the Executive Director of Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, on June 30, 2020.  Dr. Euler had served in this role since the Spring of 1999 and has guided the organization through tremendous growth during her tenure.

    Incoming Executive Director, Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP, who has worked with Mary on the National Executive Committee for the past 7 years commented, “Mary is such an amazing leader and role model for me and so many pharmacists in our profession.  She has had a strong commitment to the Society and helping it to grow over the last 20+ years. It brings me such pleasure to know that we are continuing to work to make her dreams for the Society come true, like a stand-alone Annual Meeting.  Whether she is in a formal role with the Society or not, Dr. Euler will continue to have an influence on Phi Lambda Sigma and the Profession of Pharmacy!”

    Following the virtual 45th House of Delegates on April 19, 2020, Dr. Euler was honored during the awards ceremony with a speech by friend, colleague, and former PLS treasurer, Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD:

    "When I look to a leader, especially one who has served an organization for the duration Mary has, I ask myself 2 questions regarding that leader:

    1.  Who, if any, is following the leader?

    1. Is the organization better, worse or the same now than when the leader first assumed the role?

    In answering these questions for Dr. Mary Euler and her time as Executive Director of Phi Lambda Sigma, it becomes very apparent that Mary's legacy will live on for generations to come.  What a gift she is to PLS and to our profession!

    First, it is impossible to quantify Mary's influence and impact on our profession but let's make an attempt.  If we look at merely PLS initiates during her 20+ years as Executive Director, the number exceeds 20,000 new members to the organization.  Given Mary's influence beyond PLS, these numbers are easily doubled as Mary replicates leaders.  Who is following Mary?  Tens of thousands of people, including me.

    These numbers do not even begin to capture the person Mary Euler is to all she meets.  Her selfless nature and love for seeing others thrive inspires all.  Dr. Euler invests in people and does so because she loves to do it!  Mary cannot be replaced for her love of PLS and our profession remains as strong today as when she first took the reins some 20 years ago.  Thank you Mary for never losing the passion to serve.

    My favorite leadership quote is such a depiction of Mary and who she is:

    "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Thank you Mary for teaching me and so many others to yearn for the vast and endless sea."


    Dr. Euler has agreed to continue to support the Society as Associate Executive Director and she will continue to be a valuable resource for all elected and appointed positions. She starts in that role immediately.

    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); 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: Brandon Jennings, PharmD, BCACP (Abilyn Consulting, LLC, Winchester, VA); Associate 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: Jaclyn Cole, PharmD, BCPS (University of South Florida).

    CONTACT: Jordan Ballou

    National President, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society | Jordan@philambdasigma.org

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:49 AM | Katelyn Shatz (Administrator)
    The new national officers for Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society, were sworn in on April 19, 2020 during the 45th House of Delegates. Michael Mueller, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at LECOM School of Pharmacy, Bradenton Campus, was elected National President-Elect. Speaker of the House for the next year will be Alakai Montalbo, PharmD Candidate from Idaho State University and the new Members-at-Large are Rashid Abdoh, PharmD Candidate from Texas A&M University and Kira Voyer, PharmD Candidate from the University at Buffalo. 

    Upon learning about the election of the new officers, incoming National President, Dr. Jordan Ballou, stated, “I am so excited to work with this amazing group over the next year. Phi Lambda Sigma is rapidly expanding and I know our new officers will play an important role in shaping our future. We have an exciting year ahead of us!” Each officer’s term will run until the 46th House of Delegates which will be held in the Summer of 2021. 

    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 Center, 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

  • 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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