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Posted by: Matthew Helms on Jan 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is pleased to announce the new Specialty Council Chairs, Vice Chairs and members for each of the eight BPS approved specialties. These appointments are effective October 24th, 2015. For the full roster of each BPS Specialty Council visit http://www.bpsweb.org/about-bps/specialty-councils/

A BPS Specialty Council serves the following purposes:

  1. To recommend to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties standards and other requirements for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  2. To develop and administer examinations as required for certification and recertification of pharmacists in the specialty.
  3. To evaluate the qualifications of individual pharmacists and to submit to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties the names of those pharmacists recommended for certification or recertification in the specialty.

 

A Specialty Council is composed of nine (9) members. Two-thirds (2/3) of the members of each Specialty Council are pharmacists holding BPS Board Certification in that pharmacy specialty. One-third (1/3) of the members of each Specialty Council are pharmacists who do not hold Board certification in the specialty area that the Council is responsible for.

BPS Executive Director William Ellis commented, “The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is very fortunate to have nationally recognized subject matter experts and pharmacy leaders as part of the board certification process. The professionalism and expertise of the Council members enable each specialty to maintain a high standard of quality in their work to recognize the advanced knowledge of pharmacists who are BPS Board Certified.”

Pediatric Pharmacy

Pediatric pharmacy practice specializes in the delivery of patient care services by pharmacists that ensures the safe and effective use of medications for all children from neonates through adolescents. The practice includes direct patient care for children, often provided through interprofessional healthcare teams, as well as advocacy and education for children and their families, wellness and health promotion, and activities that advance knowledge and skills in pediatric pharmacy.

Chair:
Elizabeth A. Farrington, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, FCCP                          
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC          

Vice Chair:
Sandra Benavides Caballero, PharmD
Larkin Health Sciences Institute
Miami, FL

Council Member Appointments:

Kimberely W. Benner, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Homewood, AL

Sabrina Boehme, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt lake City, Utah
Appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2016.

Robert Kuhn, PharmD, FPPAG
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, KY

Mark Haase, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy
Amarillo, TX

Katherine Hammond Chessman, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPS, FCCP    
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Charleston, SC

Michael D. Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP
Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron, Ohio

Anita Siu, PharmD, BCPPS
Rutgers University
Township, NJ
Appointed to a three-year Council term beginning in 2016.