Executive Board Members 2018-2019
The secretary is a voting member of the executive committee and takes minutes at all executive committee, board, and general member meetings. The secretary plans the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team in the fall and plans American Pharmacist Month activities in October. The secretary is additionally in charge of reporting through APhA.
As treasurer, Greg is responsible for managing the finances of WSPS to ensure that we can fund all community outreach efforts and professional development events. Additionally, the treasurer organizes and directs meetings with the Membership, Professionalism, and Fundraising co-chairs as necessary to aid them in performing their vital functions within WSPS.
Student Senate Representative
As student senate representative, Rachel attends all Student Senate meetings as the WSPS representative in order to get WSPS funding for its many outreach programs and represent their voices on school wide decisions. Student Senate Representative serves on the WSPS executive board as a voting member.
WSPS BOARD MEMBERS 2018 – 2019
Operation Organ Donation Awareness
As Organ Donation Awareness co-chairs, Lizeth and Emily work directly with the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation service to plan events to promote the Wisconsin Donor Registry. Organ Donation Awareness coordinates with WSPS to educate the community about pharmacist involvement in organ donation awareness, and encourages people to become an organ donor. ODA also holds an educational colloquium each year on the importance of organ donation, facilitates fundraisers throughout the year in support of the Restoring Hope Transplant House in Middleton, WI, and prepares a submission for a national contest among pharmacy schools through the American Society of Transplant (AST).
As Personal Health Partners Co-Chairs, Jordan and Kristen work to form an interprofessional collaboration between pharmacy and dietetics students to work with undeserved, diverse populations at both The River Food Pantry, and Port St. Vincent’s — an organization that provides emergency shelter to homeless men. Each month, pharmacy students have the opportunity to team up with dietetics students to educate residents about important health topics, such as bone health, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes. We also coordinate with other WSPS Community Outreach programs to provide free health screenings.
Jordan and Kristen are also our United Way Liasons. The Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin has teamed up with the United Way of Dane County for the Safe and Healthy Aging Initiative. This initiative provides Dane County senior citizens with pharmacist led comprehensive medication reviews in order to reduce the number of medication associated falls in this population. Student pharmacists work as intake volunteers to provide an accurate list of each patient’s demographics, allergies, immunizations, and medications prior to meeting with the pharmacist.
As MedDrop co-chairs, Sarah and Anna work to coordinate and schedule MedDrop events within Safe Communities, Oakwood Village, the UW campus, and local police stations. MedDrop events range from medication collection events to educational events, such as MedDrop Scoop. Pharmacy student volunteers are recruited to help host medication collection events and educational events as needed. MedDrop partners with Generation Rx and Safe Communities as appropriate to help promote safe medication disposal and expand opportunities. Overall, the main goal of MedDrop is to promote safe and secure disposal of unwanted medications. By promoting safe medication disposal, we prevent drug diversion, abuse and environmental damage.
As Public Relations Coordinator, Katie promotes WSPS events through our website, social media and other outlets. She also assists in the planning and promotion of American Pharmacists Month.
American Pharmacists Association
As APhA Liaison, Shelby is responsible for promoting and facilitating student involvement in the Midyear Regional Meeting, the APhA Annual Meeting, as well as coordinating the Patient Counseling Competition.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
As ASHP liaison, Kiera is responsible for coordinating the Clinical Skills Competition, promoting and facilitating student involvement in the ASHP Midyear Annual Meeting, and promoting Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee meetings. She also organizes roundtables for students to discuss the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) and other issues in pharmacy.
MEDiC- Student Run Free Medical Clinics
MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinics is an interprofessional program made possible by many health science programs at UW-Madison. Student volunteers from these programs work together with health professionals to provide health care to community members with limited or no access to health care. With over 20 MEDiC clinics each month, student volunteers are able to practice their knowledge in a real-life setting while providing care to community members who need it most. Contact Cassie, our MEDiC Liason, for more informaiton.