The American Pharmacists Association ( APhA ) announced the election of Nicki L. Hilliard, PharmD, MHSA, BCNP, FAPhA, of Little Rock, Arkansas, as 20172018 APhA president-elect. Hilliard will succeed Nancy A. Alvarez, of Lake Forest, California, to the office of APhA president on March 19, 2018, at the end of the 2018 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville.
In addition, Philip P. Burgess, RPh, DPh, MBA, of Chicago, was elected 20172018 honorary president. All officers will be installed at the 164th APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco on March 2427, 2017.
Burgess, who is gay, has been the president of the Community Pharmacy Foundation since its inception in 2002, on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. He is also serving his 14th year on the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy ( five terms as chairman ).
Also elected to serve a three-year terms on APhA's board of trustees are Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE, of Tucson, Arizona, and Randy McDonough, BS, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, FAPhA, of Iowa City, Iowa. Both terms will begin in March 2017.