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Executive Officers

  MSHP Position
  E-Mail Address
  General Responsibilities of MSHP Position
John Clark, PharmD, MBA, BCPS   President
  The President will preside at all meetings of the Society, the Board of Directors, and of the Executive Committee. The President will appoint, with the approval of the Board of Directors, all committees not otherwise provided for in the By-Laws. The President shall be a member of the Board of Directors and shall serve as its Chair.
Melissa Ortega, PharmD, M.S
  President-Elect   The President-Elect shall be a member of the Board of Directors and will perform the duties of the office of the President whenever the President is unable to do so, and serve as chair of the Finance Committee.
Paul Arpino, PharmD 
  Immediate Past President

  The Immediate Past President will serve as the fund-raiser and assume the responsibilities as assigned by the President, and in the absence of the President and President-Elect, perform the duties of the office of President.
Antoinette Lavino, BSPharm, BCOP   Secretary
(2016 - 2018)   The Secretary shall be a member of the Board of Directors, will serve a two year term, and will keep minutes of the meetings of the Board, the Society, and the Executive Committee. The Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring that a roll of the Society's members is maintained; notifying the members of date, time, and place of meetings; notifying individuals of their appointments to committees; conduct correspondence of the Society; and maintain a record of the location or disposition of all equipment and records of the Society.
Richard Wojtowicz, PharmD, MBA 
(2017 - 2019)
  The Treasurer shall be a member of the Board of Directors and will serve a two year term maintaining oversight of the Society's funds. The Treasurer shall serve as a member of the Finance Committee, is responsible for all states for dues, meet all federal and state reporting requirements, and present a written report at each regular meeting of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Treasurer will be required to present an annual report to the membership and obtain a bond at Society expense in excess of the financial assets of the Society.

Board of Directors


E-Mail Address
Russel Roberts, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP
  2016 - 2020
James Gilmore, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
  2017 - 2021
Martin Goldberg, RPh, MBA   2016 - 2018
 Kevin E. Anger, PharmD, BCPS   2015 - 2019


Committee Chairs

  MSHP Position
  E-Mail Address
  General Responsibilities of MSHP Position
Monica Mahoney, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
  Responsible for ensuring consistent and efficient continuing education (CE) programming, including the annual conference, as well as overseeing non-CE programming.

Nicole Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Erin Taylor, PharmD 

   Annual Meeting Subcommittee

  Designs and coordinates the programming and events for the second day of the annual meeting event.
Trisha LaPointe, PharmD, BCPS              
  Honors & Awards Subcommittee
  Develops awards, selects recipients, and coordinates the Installation & Awards Banquet

Matthew Borden, PharmD, BCCCP

  Early Careerist Network

  Coordinates mentoring program, networking events, and social media
Gary J. Kerr, MBA, PharmD
  Corporate Sponsorship
  Develops proposals with business to support MSHP and its continuing education programs


David Seaver, RPh, JD


  Legislative   Monitors current legislative and regulatory activities in Massachusetts, provides testimony on bills and regulation as appropriate and liaise with other state Pharmacy professional organizations
Antonia DeQuevedo, PharmD   Membership   Determines membership needs, welcomes new members, and plans recruitment strategies
Barbara T. Irby, MS, RPh
  Co-Chair Communications
  Coordinates quarterly newsletter
Shannon Kean, Mark Sciaraffa, Margaret Wey   Co-Chairs Communications
(Social Media);;   Coordinates all MSHP Communications, oversees website updates, assures web content remains current and relevant, manages social media sites
Jean Beach, CPhT   Pharmacy Technician

  Plans society activities, including continuing education, focused on technicians
Kathleen Kopcza, Pharm D, BCPS   Residency Program    Develops strategies to encourage the development of best practices in residency training with Massachusetts pharmacy residency programs.  Plans and provides opportunities for networking and contributes to preceptor development and pharmacy resident programming. 

Delegates to ASHP

  E-Mail Address
  General Responsibilities of MSHP Position
Karl Gumpper, RPh, BPS, CPHIMS, FASHP   2016 - 2019   Obtain ASHP House of Delegates Information Kit and prepare to discuss the issues in a meeting of the MSHP Board; Attend the RDC to discuss the issues with those present (other delegates, alternates, ASHP past presidents); Schedule a meeting with MSHP Board shortly following the RDC to discuss the issues based on the RDC; Educate the next year's delegate/alternate on the House of Delegates' operating procedure and the roles/responsibilities
Ross W. Thompson, MS, RPh, FASHP
  2015 - 2017
Snehal Bhatt, PharmD, BCPS   2015 - 2017  
Erin Taylor, PharmD   2017 - 2021  
Ernest R. Anderson, Jr., MS, FASHP (Alternate)


School of Pharmacy Liaisons & Student Society Presidents

Name   MSHP Position
  E-Mail Address
  Student Society
Erin Taylor
  Chair of the Student
Society Committee
Eric Nemec
  Western New England University
School of Pharmacy Society
  Student President:
Christina Andros (
MSHP Student Representative:
Jared Ostroff (
Trisha LaPointe, PharmD, BCPS
  Student President:
Steven Garguilo (
MSHP Student Representative:
Stefanos Torkos (
Valerie Coppenrath, PharmD, BCPS
  MCPHS   Student President:
Kelsey.Frost (
Stephanie L. Conway, PharmD, RPh
Margarita DiVall, PharmD, BCPS
  Northeastern Liaison
  Student President:
Caroline [Angel] Sun (
Jason Lancaster
  Northeastern Liaison

MSHP Office

4 Lan Drive, Suite 310
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: (978) 364-5060
Fax: (978) 250-1117
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MSHP Institutional Members

Baystate Health
Baystate Wing Hospital Corp.
Berkshire Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth
Beth Israel Deaconesss Hospital - Needham
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Boston
Beverly Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Children's Hospital Boston
Emerson Hospital
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital
Falmouth Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children
Hallmark Health System
Harrington Memorial
Health Alliance Hospital
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lowell General Hospital
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Massachusetts General Hospital
Milford Regional Medical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
New England Baptist Hospital
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
North Shore Medical Center
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
St. Vincent Hospital
Steward Carney Hospital
Steward Holy Family Hospital
Steward Norwood Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
UMass Medical School Clinical Pharmacy Services
UMass Memorial Medical Center


Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists
4 Lan Drive Suite 310
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: (978) 364-5060
Fax: (978) 250-1117
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