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2019 OSHP Annual Report

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Office of President

I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve as President of this organization for 2019-2020.  We have had many highs and lows this year and the winter/spring session has been dominated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite this, our Board of Directors, staff, and committees have worked very hard to bring quality experiences to the organization.  I would like to thank the Board members Brian Hughes, Jonathan Willett, Kiya Bennett, Jennifer Tieu, Allyson Oyler, and Kim Whitley for all of their time committed and volunteered to help run this organization.  I also thank, Lisa Slaton, our staff secretary, for her enduring service to the organization.  Lisa is the most consistent presence for the Board from year to year and is such a valuable asset to us.  We greatly appreciate her input, guidance, and commitment.  Also, congratulations to our student leaders, Monica Colpitt (OU COP), Lana Spandley, and Kadesha (DeeDee) Williamson (SWOSU COP) for time spent at the college level and for enhancing the relationships between OSHP and sOSHP chapters.

In spring 2019, the Oklahoma Pharmacy Resident Research Conference, successfully showcased the excellent and varied projects our state residents worked on throughout the year.  Unfortunately, the spring 2020 conference had to be canceled due to COVID-19.  Thank you to all of those involved with this effort.  It allows a great presenting experience for the training residents of our state and provides a venue for local engagement and learning. 

Our Programming Committee, led by Tad Autry and Mary Schreffler, planned two excellent state-wide educational programs.  The Fall Meeting proved to be an exceptional experience with excellent topics and speakers.  Unfortunately, the Annual Meeting had to be canceled due to COVID-19.  Hopefully, their efforts will mostly roll over to the next Fall Meeting.  Kim Whitley, Andrea Rai, and Lisa Slaton did a great job in organizing the Vendor Showcases, while Mark Gales once again served as Residency Showcase Chair, helping to provide an important touchpoint for students and residency programs. 

Also, a big thank you to the committee chairs and members who dedicated so much effort to serve our membership.  Their efforts allow the organization to run smoothly: Jacyntha Herbers, for maintaining our social media and member communications;  Beth Resman-Targoff and Mary Schreffler for providing our informative newsletter, Melanie Claborn and Marsha Sauer for running our member renewal process and providing novel ideas for member recruitment and retention; Teresa Lewis for running our nominations/elections process; Barry Gales for running our scholarship and award programs; and Yvette Morrison for providing legislative support and information.  

Finally, we have recently welcomed newly-elected Board members.  I am excited to work with Johnathan Willett as our new President, Christopher Pack as our new President-elect, Kelly Murray as our new Secretary, and Jennifer Le as our new Eastern District Chair.  This energetic team rounds out our Board extremely well.  I see a lot of potential for the organization under this leadership and a very bright future.  I am excited to continue to serve as Immediate Past President and hope to inspire others to volunteer for our profession. 



Jeremy L. Johnson, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES (CDE), BC-ADM

President 2018-2019


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Office of President-Elect 

It has been a great honor to serve OSHP as the 2019-2020 President Elect amongst our fantastic Board Members. I was very humbled and, admittedly, quite a bit nervous, to be nominated for the office of President-Elect, having not served OSHP previously in a leadership capacity. Very quickly, I learned OSHP leadership is made up of hard-working volunteers, all who share my same passion for the advancement of clinical pharmacy practice. I came away impressed with the thoughtfulness, dedication, and commitment that each Board Member displayed in the fulfillment of their tasks. I can only hope to display even a fraction of the competence, confidence, and vision that outgoing Past President Brian Hughes and outgoing President Jeremy Johnson brought to their respective leadership roles. I am excited to continue working with Jeremy as he transitions to his new position as Past President.

This was the fourth year wherein the President Elect planned the Oklahoma Reception at the ASHP Midyear Meeting. This year the Oklahoma Reception was held at the main convention center hotel, Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas. As in prior years, this event was co-sponsored by OSHP, Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy, and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. The event far exceeded anticipated turnout! We recorded over 90 student, resident, practicing, and retired Oklahoma pharmacists, representing both college of pharmacy and many different practice settings across the state. I am eager to work with incoming President-Elect Christopher Pack in the coming year to grow this event in an impactful and sustainable manner.

As a responsibility of my office, I served on the Legislative Committee as a liaison to the Board. I would like to acknowledge Yvette Morrison for her continued great work on the Legislative Committee. It has been a wildly unexpected year in the world of health-systems pharmacy legislation. What began as a year seeking incremental, but important, changes to reimbursement and international generic utilization has since been completely upended by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Confronting this disease, and anticipating subsequent US Government legislative response, has already changed the forecasting focus of healthcare in ways we are still working to assess. In still-to-come massive, trillion dollar omnibus packages are contained many proposals for the loosening of regulations, the expansion of practice, and opportunities for reimbursements that may finally allow clinical pharmacy practice a reliable mechanism forward. Time will tell.

In closing, I wish to think all Board Members, the hardworking volunteers of OSHP, our indispensable anchor, Staff Secretary Lisa Slaton, and all the members of OSHP who support this incredible organization. I appreciate the time they have given me to explore the processes, learn the ropes, and set goals for my upcoming year as President. My primary focus for this year will be highlighting the ways pharmacy is making positive impacts in the COVID-19 global pandemic, from serving patients to promoting our profession. This is a time of uncertainty, but it is also a time of great opportunity to showcase how practicing pharmacists, residents, and students can benefit their communities in their greatest hour of need. Thank you again for this amazing opportunity and best wishes to you all!


Jonathan K. Willett, PharmD, BCPS, MHA

President-Elect, 2019-2020


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Office of Immediate Past-President

It’s been a rewarding last few years working on the Board of Directors for OSHP, and I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.  I am impressed at how much this organization has continued to grow and improve over the last five years, driven largely by “volunteer power.”   I would like to extend a personal thanks to each of the board members, committee chairs and members, and our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton, who worked hard to keep OSHP going strong during this time. These folks helped ensure that OSHP provided members with plenty of education and networking opportunities over the last five years, in addition to helping enact many meaningful changes including:

  • Establishment of an annual Resident Research Symposium
  • Establishment of an annual student Clinical Skills Competition
  • Establishment of state-approved continuing education (CE) at district meetings after loss of industry sponsored CE
  • Re-affiliation with ASHP
  • Updated guidelines/polices and bylaws
  • Improved electronic/social media communications and updated website
  • Improved student and technician opportunities and engagement
  • Improved integration of and engagement with the staff secretary in OSHP board meetings and activities

This list is by no means complete, but I think it highlights how active and engaged our members are despite the multiple stressors that bombard us in our work and social life. I am proud to be a part of this organization, and I’m excited to see this growth continue with both the incoming and continuing board members leading the way. 

Thanks again for this opportunity and I hope to see many of you soon!


Brian Hughes Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP

Immediate Past President 2019-2020


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Office of Secretary

OSHP held four (4) Board meetings during the 2019-2020 term.  The Board meetings were held via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The availability of this communication technology allowed for flexibility and eliminated the need to commute. 

A few notable changes that resulted from Board meetings this year include prorated membership dues, distribution of membership renewal letters, and approval of updated bylaws. Additionally, Brian Hughes served as point of contact with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and has developed strategies for improving pharmacy technician involvement in this organization.

The Board and Society have received tremendous support for our day-to-day activities and member communication from our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet her, please introduce yourself to her at one of our future Annual or Fall Meetings.  She can also be contacted at:

Database reports have documented the following for the Society membership:





Eastern District




Western District




Total Members*





*Total members include Pharmacists, Students, Technicians and Residents. This may include and Out of State members.

The membership database remains updated throughout the year and updated reports are provided to the Board at each Board meeting and are listed within the Board meeting minutes.  The minutes for each Board meeting are posted on the OSHP website.  We encourage all members to provide us with a current e-mail address to facilitate communication and keep membership updated on current issues and available programs. 

Another great online source for the Society is the OSHP webpage (  The website continues to evolve into an indispensable tool for OSHP.  Special thanks again to our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton, for keeping the webpage updated.     

I would like to thank the members of the Board and our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton, for their assistance over the past two years of my term.  It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and talented group of individuals.


Kiya Bennett, Pharm.D., BCPS

Secretary 2018-2020


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Office of the Treasurer

Thank you to the Board of Directors, Lisa Slaton, and the finance committee for their assistance and support with the treasurer duties and decision making for the organization. Working with great people has made this a great experience.

As with my prior treasurer report, and many before that, a deficit in the budget for the same historical reasons is still a concern. The 2019 budget anticipated a loss; however, we had financial gains for 2019 ($4,789). When the finance committee reviewed the budget to prepare for 2020, we put conservative increases in place and revised the budget to account for the cancelation of our Annual meeting, yet still predict a deficit. While we do have excess money in our checking account and money in savings that will be used to offset the predicted difference, it is not a long-term solution and the board will continue to evaluate new ways to try to generate income.

FD, Thompson & Co., P.L.C. remains our certified public accounting firm and does an excellent job of preparing our tax returns and conducting our bi-annual audits. The bi-annual audit was performed in 2019 and did not find any issues. This year, the finance committee’s priority will be to transfer money out of the checking account and determining the best type of investments for our organization, while keeping in line with ASHP’s recommendation for the reserve amount to be kept.

The income, expenses, and net revenue for each of the meetings are listed below:

OSHP Meeting

Total Income

Total Expenses

Net Revenue

2019 Annual Meeting




2019 Fall Meeting





As of March 31, 2020, the total current assets are as follows:



Bank of Oklahoma checking account (interest-bearing)


Bank of Oklahoma CD

$ 73,914.60

Total Current Assets



The budget for 2020:



Meeting registration








Membership dues


Board member


PTCB survey


Subaccount: mileage


Vendor support




Web Ad


CE Certification Fee


ASHP support (delegate)


Charitable Organization Renewal


Oklahoma reception support from SWOSU and OU


Credit card fee


Misc (scholarship)


Credit Card Processer






District Meeting support




Honorarium & speaker expense


Subaccount: mileage


Board Insurance


Internet website




Meeting venue




Oklahoma reception






Secretarial support



Secretarial support


Total Secretarial support

Sponsorship & donation


Student scholarship




Overall predicted net: -$ 13,700

I have appreciated the opportunity to serve our organization. I hope you benefit from your membership and will continue to support OSHP.  Please let me know if you have any specific questions about our finances.


Thank you,

Jennifer Tieu

OSHP Treasurer 2019-2021


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Office of the Eastern District Chair

OSHP Eastern District Meetings





Empiric Decision Making in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections by Gerard Barbar, RPh, MPh, FASHP/Tetraphase

Representative: Jeremy McClure

The Chalkboard, Tulsa, OK


Cardiovascular Risk Reduction and Glycemic Benefits with Invokana by Cassie Smith, MD/Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Representative: Dee Ann Wicks

Villa Ravenna, Tulsa, OK


Kcentra Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (Human)- Urgent Warfarin Reversal for Fast and Sustained Action: A Case-Based Presentation by Karen Berger, PharmD/CSL Behring

Representative: Karis Crain

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Tulsa, OK


Vonvendi [von Willebrand factor (Recombinant)]: The First and Only Recombinant Treatment Made Precisely for von Willebrand Disease by Tammuella Singleton, MD/Takeda

Representative: Joshua Lukefahr

Polo Grill, Tulsa, OK


Andexxa (coagulation factor Xa(recombinant), inactivated-zhzo) by Gabrielle Gibson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP/Portola Pharmaceuticals

Representative: Angela Smith

Bodean’s Seafood and Market, Tulsa, OK


Crotaline Snakebite Management: The Role of CroFab Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) by William Banner, MD, PhD/BTG International

Representative: Clarisha Cummins

Roka Bar and Asian Flavors Restaurant, Tulsa, OK


Immune Globulin Stewardship Series by Ashley Vo, PharmD/Takeda

Representative: Michele Meyer

Charleston’s Restaurant, Tulsa, OK


How do Regimens, Risk Factors & Real Life Impact your Patient’s Risk of Febrile Neutropenia? by Nadine Baxter, NP/Amgen, Inc

Representative: Jay List and Jennifer Kestner

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Tulsa, OK


Potassium Rising- Addressing a Recurring Threat in Patients (Veltassa® patiromer) by Sandeep Krishnan, MD, RPVI/Reylipsa

Representative: Michael Johnson

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tulsa, OK


What if you Could Fully Dose a Schizophrenia Treatment for Adults in 1 Day? By Leigh Anne Nelson, PharmD/Alkermes, Inc

Representative: Mark DeClerk

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Tulsa, OK


Current Approaches in the Management of Blood Disorders: Information for Pharmacists by Sarah Hawk, BS, PA/Takeda

Representative: Mindy Gollin

Polo Grill, Tulsa, OK


Changing the Narrative of Opioid and Alcohol Dependence Treatment (Vivitrol) by Sharma McKinney, NP/Alkermes

Representative: James Grove

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Tulsa, OK


The Eastern District of OSHP had another great year! In 2019, Eastern District members have gathered a total of 12 times to network and attend educational programs. Our membership continues to show diversity, consisting of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, residents, and supporting members. Also, pharmacy residents were highlighted and acknowledged in September of 2019.

I would like to thank the members of the Eastern District for their support, the members of the Board for their guidance and assistance, and the industry sponsors for their unwavering encouragement.

Allyson Oyler, PharmD, BCPS
OSHP Eastern District Chair, 2018-2020


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Western District Chair Report






January 8

  • Attendees: 41

Complicated Urinary Tract Infections: Prevalence and Burden in a World of Increasing Antibiotic Resistance

Miguel Sierra-Hoffman, MD

Achaogen, Inc.

Eric Leonard


February 21

  • Attendees: 48

Kcentra Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (Human) – Urgent Warfarin Reversal for Fast and Sustained Action: A Case – Based Presentation

Karen Berger, PharmD

CSL Behring

Karis Crain


March 26

  • Attendees: 36

Crotaline Snakebite Management: The Role of CroFab Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine)

William Banner MD, PhD

BTG International Inc.

Clarisha Cummins



No Meeting – Annual State-Wide Meeting at OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK

May 29

  • Attendees: 38

An Overview of Biosimilars

Educational Objectives:

I. Recognize the difference between small molecule drugs and biologics.

II. Summarize the importance in appreciating biologic variability.

III. Define a biosimilar and how a biosimilar is different than a generic medicine.

IV. Identify clinical development process for a biosimilar.

V. Understand regulatory guidelines including topics such as extrapolation, interchangeability and naming guidelines.

Megan Smith Pharm D, BCPS, PCPPS

Sandoz (a Novartis Division)

Megan Smith


June 27

  • Attendees: 38

Empiric Decision Making in Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections (Xerava® eravacycline)

Gerard Barber, RPh, MPH, FASHP

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Jeremy McClure


July 17

  • Attendees: 33

Myth or Reality: The Rabies Threat in the US and the Role of Postexposure Prophylaxis

Stephen J Scholand, MD

Grifols, USA

Tony Collins


August 6

  • Attendees: 57


(coagulation factor Xa (recombinant), inactivated-zhzo)

Gabrielle Gibson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Portola Pharmaceuticals

Bobbie Alexander


September 5

  • Attendees: 55

PGY1 and PGY2 Oklahoma Resident Introductions

Clinical Trial Results and a Real World Database Analysis Examining Rates of Stroke/Systemic Embolism and Major Bleeding in Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Kim Whitley PharmD, BCPS

Melissa Bulman, Medical Science Liaison for Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cheryl Fraley



No Meeting – Fall State-Wide Meeting at Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK


No Meeting – Holiday/Winter Break

December 6

  • Attendees: 62

AVYCAZ® (ceftazidime and avibactam) and Its Use in Clinical Practice

Tony Hodges, MD


James Holmes



The Western District of OSHP had another great year!  In 2019, the Western District held nine educational meetings, with diverse attendance consisting of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.  Halfway through the year, Richard Wheeler’s term ended with the installment of Kim Whitley as the new Western District Chair. Prior to Richard’s departure, he added a few new venues to our list, and ended his term with a rooftop meeting at Packard’s! It was a special venue since many of the membership stayed for up to 45 minutes after the meeting connecting with one another. The weather that night was perfect, so this was a very relaxing location to socialize before and after the meeting. We will definitely consider this location for future events.

The Western District enjoyed our traditional resident introduction at our September meeting located at Hefner Grill in Oklahoma City, which was well attended (55 members). There were 21 of the 24 Oklahoma residents/fellows in attendance, and each provided their bio as well as a “fun fact” about themselves.  We look forward to their ongoing participation in OSHP.

The Western District provided outstanding educational programs throughout the year, while facilitating the socialization and networking of OSHP pharmacists, students, and residents. Thanks to all those who participated, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for our organization.



Richard Wheeler, PharmD, BCPS               Kim Whitley, PharmD, BCPS

Western District Chair, 2017-2019               Western District Chair, 2019-present


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Program Committee 2019-2020


Tad Autry (Western District) and Mary Shreffler (Eastern District)


Alice Kirkpatrick, Bryan White, Edna Patatanian, Julia Mathew, Mark Gales, Tad Autry, Richard Wheeler, Janice Tsui, Kelly Murray, Kim Whitley, Andrea Rai, Trager Hintze, Kelsey Watkins

Clinical Skills Competition

Ashley Fox

Residency Showcase

Mark Gales

Vendor Showcase

Andrea Rai/Kim Whitley

Board Liaison:

Jeremy Johnson/Kim Whitely


The Program Committee is proud to report a productive year despite COVID-19, and the committee chairs would like to thank the wonderful committee members for their hard work in planning the 2019 Fall Meeting and the 2020 Annual Meeting, as well as the successful execution of the 2019 Fall meeting. Unfortunately, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meeting was cancelled; however, the committee is fortunate to have a great foundation already laid for the next meeting. The committee was able to offer 6 hours of CE programming to the OSHP members during the2019 Fall meeting, with 3 hours of ACPE accreditation supplied by the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and 3 hours of ACPE accreditation provided by an outside provider.

The summaries that follow provide more information regarding the 2019 Fall Meeting. It also provides information regarding the upcoming residency research conference.

2019 Fall Meeting Summary

The 2019 OSHP Fall Meeting was held Friday, October 18th, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fall meeting attendees were eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours on the topics listed below.

Continuing Education Program Topics, Speakers, and Hours Available




CE Hrs


Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Timothy J Atkinson



Get Your Levels Out of the Trough: Moving from Trough-Based to Area Under the Curve Vancomycin Monitoring

Mary Shreffler



Definitely, Maybe: The Role of Antipsychotics in Children and Adults with ICU Delirium

Maura Harkin



USP Chapters <797> and <800>: Special Topics for Consideration for the Pharmacy Professional

Heith Crosby



There were a total of 52 registrants for the meeting, and these registrations are broken down as follows:    


Fall 2019

Member Full Day


Member Complimentary









The Vendor Showcase was held during the morning and lunch breaks, featuring 13 vendors. They are listed here:

Company Name

Company Products

BTG International INC



Teflaro, Avycaz, Dalvance

Pfizer, Inc


Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

503B Outsourcing and Generic Respiratory

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals

Caldolor, Vibativ, Vaprisol



Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Vancomycin, daptomycin, bacitracin, polymixin B




Soliris; Ultomiris



AMAG Pharmaceuticals


Paratek Pharmaceuticals


Kyle Proctor



The Residency Showcase followed the meeting, highlighting 17 residency programs from across the state. They are listed here:

Program Name

Program RPD/Program Coordinator

Chickasaw Nation Division of Health

Jonathan K. Willett, Pharm.D.

Choctaw Nation Health Care Center

Christopher Pack, Pharm.D.

Hillcrest Hospital South

Jennifer Gass, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS, BCCCP

Hillcrest Medical Center

Edward Hudson, M.H.A, Pharm.D

Integris Baptist Medical Center

Claudia A. Kamper, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Med-World Pharmacy

Travis Wolff, Pharm.D., BCACP

Norman Regional Health System

Debbie J. Poland, Pharm.D., BCPS

Oklahoma City VA Medical Center

Jennifer K. Bird, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP

Oklahoma State University Medical Center

John Bury, Pharm.D.

Saint Francis Hospital

Jacyntha A. Sterling, Pharm.D.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) College of Pharmacy/ Walgreen Co.

Nancy Toedter Williams, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP

St. John Medical Center

Kari A. McCracken, Pharm.D., BCPS

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis

Bob M. John, Pharm.D., BCPS

USPHS Lawton Indian Hospital

Jessica Steinert, Pharm.D.

The University of Oklahoma

Melissa Marshall, Residency Program Coordinator

Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc.

Todd R. Schroeder, Pharm.D.

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks

Marcus Costner, Pharm.D., BCPS

Finance Committee 2019-2020

The duty of the Finance committee is to prepare and report a proposed budget for the Society to the OSHP Board for final approval and discuss financial issues of the organization.  The committee reviewed the 2019 budget to prepare the 2020 budget (see treasurer report). The OSHP Board of Directors also met to discuss options for investing OSHP funds to generate revenue.  The finance committee will meet in 2020 to discuss options and determine the best avenue for generating revenue. 


Jennifer Tieu (Treasurer)


Michele Splinter

Ann Ketelsleger

Jeremy Johnson (President)

Jonathan Willett (President-Elect)

Scholarship and Awards Committee 2019-2020

The OSHP third year scholarships, which were increased to $2000 this year, were awarded to one applicant from each college of pharmacy.  The recipients of the scholarships are Laura Fritze Salemi from the University of Oklahoma and Kadesha Williamson from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Application forms for the Continuing Excellence Award were sent to all pharmacist members.  There were no applications submitted for committee review this year. 

The committee sent application forms for the Sylvia J. Martin Outstanding Technician Award to all technician and pharmacist members.  The recipient this year was Jerri Lashawnda Sisk from the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina.

Recipients of the OSHP Senior Student Awards were selected by faculty committees at the colleges of pharmacy.  The recipients of the awards are Jennifer Walling from the University of Oklahoma and Chloe E. Williams from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 


Barry J. Gales


Teresa Cooper

Tiffany Kessler

Cathy May

Rosalina Nikolai

Michele Splinter

Marius Vilimas

Cheri Walker

Board Liaison

Kiya Bennett

Newsletter Committee 2019-2020

The purpose of the Newsletter Committee is to disseminate information to the membership that is pertinent to OSHP and the practice of pharmacy.  The 2019-20 Committee was charged with producing three newsletters during the year. 1) the Fall Newsletter 2019 introduced the Oklahoma pharmacy residents; 2) the Winter Newsletter 2020 featured end of year reports; 3) the Spring Newsletter 2020 will include Clinical Pearls written by pharmacy residents.

A popular feature of each newsletter continues to be the “President’s Podium” which allows communication to the membership from the OSHP President.  Also included in each issue is a “Legislative Report.”  The Winter issue featured information about our two District Chairs, the College Chapters reflecting on their Fall 2019 activities, plus a review of the OSHP Fall meeting.  The Spring issue will provide updates from the Eastern and Western District Chairs plus the College Chapters describing their Spring 2020 activities.  It will also feature the “Clinical Pearls” section.  Six residents from Oklahoma pharmacy residency programs are gaining experience in writing peer-reviewed “Clinical Pearls” on the topics of their choice for publication in the newsletter.  We want to thank our committee members plus Jonathan Willett and Brandi Watts for serving as reviewers of the Clinical Pearls.

Since the Spring 2013 edition, the newsletter has been distributed as a series of article links at the OSHP website rather than the traditional newsletter format.  This allows readers the option of quickly perusing the table of contents with a brief description of each piece, then reading select articles of interest.

The Newsletter Committee greatly appreciates those who have contributed articles, photographs, and other information.  The Committee co-chairs would also like to acknowledge the following individuals: 1) Brian Hughes as our Board liaison and 2) Lisa Slaton for all her assistance with formatting and distributing each edition.  Thank you to the OSHP membership for allowing us to provide this service to the organization!


Beth Resman-Targoff

Mary Shreffler


Nika Hakim

Maura Harkin

Teresa Lewis

Nancy Williams

Board Liaison:

Brian Hughes

Nominations Committee 2019-2020

The Nominations Committee was responsible for solicitation of names for consideration in the election of two Oklahoma State Board Selection Process nominees, one ASHP Delegate, and one ASHP Alternate Delegate as well as the OSHP offices of President-Elect, Secretary, and Eastern District Chairperson.  All nominations and elections were conducted via electronic ballots.  The Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of elections for various offices and positions for the coming year(s).  

Oklahoma State Board Nominees:

Edna Patatanian

Yvette Morrison              

ASHP Delegates:

Brian Hughes

(Continuing Delegate, 2019-2021)

Edna Patatanian

(Continuing Delegate, 2019-2021)

Lisa Mayer

(New Delegate, 2020-2022)


ASHP Alternate Delegate:

Christopher Pack


OSHP Officer Positions:


Christopher Pack (3-year term)


Kelly Murray (2-year term)

Eastern District Chair:

Jennifer Le (2-year term)


It has been a pleasure serving as the Nominations Committee Co-Chairs this past year.  The Committee would like to thank all of the members for their participation in the nomination process and the candidates for their willingness to serve.  Additionally, we thank the Board for their continuing support.    

Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:  Teresa Lewis, Jamie Miller

Members: Jennifer Bird, Jennifer Hollister

Board Liaison: Jeremy Johnson


Legislative Committee 2019-2020

As a majority of the legislative activity occurs between January and May each year, this year’s OSHP Legislative Committee’s report is a bit unorthodox. The following report provides a chronologic account of the activities that have occurred during this year’s session.

The Second Regular Session of the 57th Legislature convened on February 3, 2020. Without our own lobbyist, the OSHP Legislative Committee heavily relies on communication with the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association in order to keep abreast of pharmacy-related legislation that is monitored at the Capitol by their lobbying group.

The United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) <800> regulations were withdrawn by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy on February 26, 2020. This was based in part on the USP postponement of the official dates of revised chapter <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding-Nonsterile Preparations; <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations; and <825> Radiopharmaceuticals-Preparation, Compounding, Dispensing, and Repackaging. These areas were subject to appeals and USP anticipates further review of these chapters.

And then it happened……the first COVID-19 case was identified in Oklahoma on March 6, 2020. But before life as we knew it came to a grinding halt, the annual Pharmacy Legislative Day took place as scheduled on March 10th, and the following bills were the center of attention:

  • HB 2617 – Requires Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) to be a fiduciary to the state related to the State Employee Health Plan. This had passed out of the House Committee in route to the full House.
  • HB 3481 – Increases patients’ access to pharmaceutical care by requiring that the Pharmacy Management Consultant (PMC) have fiduciary duty to the state program. It increases transparency and provides that a pharmacy is appropriately compensated.
  • HB 3862 – This bill allows an optometrist to dispense any and all drugs. It represents a change in scope of practice and is a further erosion of pharmacy practice.
  • SB 497 – This bill is not a scope of practice bill, but permits a pharmacist to be paid for the services he/she has been trained to do and is already providing for free (this bill has been carried over from last year).
  • HB 2314 – This bill expands on pharmacy audit protections.
  • SB 1502 – This bill expands the technician-to-pharmacist ratio specifically for hospital and compounding pharmacies to 4:1 and stipulates a minimum amount of training for compounding technicians.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic followed by President Trump’s declaration on March 13th of a national emergency recognizing the threat that the novel coronavirus (now known as SARS-CoV-2) posed to our national security. Following the federal directive, Governor Stitt issued Executive Order 2020-07 on March 15th declaring an emergency caused by the impending threat of COVID-19 to the people of Oklahoma. The Capitol was closed to the public, and legislative business ceased on March 17th.

Since that time, to say that we have embarked on unheralded times proves to be an understatement. There have been multiple Executive Order amendments, both at the national and state levels in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Throughout, the provision of health care has been at the forefront of operations, with pharmacists proving to be an “essential” component as evidenced by national legislative measures. Pharmacists were ultimately included in the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome Emergency Situations (HEROES) Act of 2020, which creates a tax holiday for health professionals and first responders who continue to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, licensed pharmacists are authorized to order and administer FDA-authorized COVID-19 tests, including serology tests, for the duration of the national public-health emergency.

Amidst the flurry of activity since the beginning of the 57th Legislative Session and as of this writing on April 17, 2020, President Trump has issued the “Opening Up America Again” guidelines setting forth “gating” criteria that entities must satisfy before proceeding to a phased opening. Governor Stitt has amended his Executive Order once again allowing elective surgeries beginning April 24th.

To be sure, we are facing an unprecedented time in history. What unfolds during the remainder of the current legislative session remains to be seen, the schedule of which is being dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. When we get back to “normal” operations, be sure you are familiar with the names and contact information of your federal and state legislators if you aren’t already ( and donate to the Oklahoma Pharmacy Political Action Committee (OK Pharm PAC) at Your donation to the PAC supports legislative initiatives affecting ALL Oklahoma pharmacists and is NOT used to fund any one particular organization’s activities.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent OSHP!!

Chair: Yvette Morrison


Membership Committee 2019-2020

During the last year the membership committee co-chairs met with the board on January 25, 2019, for a strategic planning meeting.  The meeting reviewed the committee purpose and also proposed ideas to the board.  Possible ways of increasing our membership and retaining current membership were discussed.  Pro-rating membership was also discussed.  Follow up on this subject was later made by emails, and it was determined that this could now be done.

The committee co-chair and board liaison communicated with the OSHP secretary in the fall and requested that membership renewal reminders be sent out to the current membership.  The reminder was also sent to past members that had not renewed their membership in the last several years.

New members continue to be welcomed in an area of the OSHP website.

New member of the membership committee, Leith Prise, was welcomed to our committee by email.

Chair:  Marsha Sauer

Committee Members:  Nancy Williams, Marlene Hall, Susan Rourke-Webb, Victoria Lam, Anna Wallis, Katie Brooks, Kaili Meadows, Kailyn Ogle, Leith Prise.

Board Liaison: Allyson Oyler


As of March 31 2020

Eastern District

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Western District

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The Social Media and Communications Committee

The Social Media and Communications Committee has continued to promote activity via Facebook and Twitter. In order to extend reach, the Committee is evaluating addition of Instagram presence with the Board’s approval in order to extend OSHP reach. The Committee is evaluating the use of apps to design announcements and is supporting the OSHP Staff Secretary’s evaluation of new website marketing features. These enhancements would be necessary for the Instagram proposal. 

Engagement statistics are available for Facebook. Facebook page likes have increased to 403 (from 291 in May 2017). The Committee previously encouraged posting photos from events, which are typically tied to more engagement/reach. The post with the greatest reach and engagement this year was related to the governor’s executive order for hydroxychloroquine at the end of March.

Chair:  Jacyntha Sterling

Board Liaison:  Brian Hughes

Board Members: Amanda Rice

Cassie Shaw

Carly Holmes

Dorothy Gourley

Danielle Trierweiler

Darlene Doty 


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Student Affiliate Chapters

SWOSU Student OSHP Chapter Activity Report, 2019-2020 Academic Year

Faculty Advisors: Tiffany Kessler, Pharm.D. and Nancy Williams, Pharm.D.

The OSHP student chapter at Southwestern Oklahoma State University had another great school year including community service and educational activities. The new officers were able to build off of the previous officers’ successes.

As per usual, our first meeting in August was a membership drive where lunch was provided to any student wanting to learn more about sOSHP and the events planned for the upcoming semester. We hosted several speaker meetings over the fall semester. The current OSHP President, Dr. Jeremy Johnson, discussed his experiences in his career as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and how each part applied to the ASHP Pharmacy Advancement Initiative. Our next speaker meeting involved Dr. Emily Borders, who talked to our students about her journey to become an Oncology Pharmacist and her daily experiences.

In October, we hosted our annual SWOSU-ASHP Clinical Skills Local Competition and had 28 members (14 teams) compete. The competition was done a bit differently this year, allowing students to participate from either Oklahoma City or Weatherford and utilizing Zoom technology for their oral presentations. Our local winners were Emit Leniger and Victoria Thompson who traveled to Las Vegas, NV, to represent the SWOSU sOSHP student chapter at the national competition.

We started off the spring semester with our membership drive and had a great turnout of about 50 students. Lunch was provided as our chapter president explained the goals and vision of SWOSU OSHP to prospective members. Our next event was in collaboration with APhA-ASP to host Debra Billingsley to speak to our members about upcoming legislation that is pertinent to our practice of pharmacy. Mrs. Billingsley stressed the importance of talking to our senators and representatives to get a few very important bills passed regarding PBMs. This session brought light to the importance of being aware of the legislative process and how crucial it is to know what’s going on in our profession. It lit a fire under a lot of students to get more involved in the political side of pharmacy as we saw 42 of our SWOSU COP students attend Legislative Day at the capital on March 10th. We had planned to host our next event later in March with a guest speaker, Dr. Steven Lacy, a former SWOSU COP graduate and current Pharmacy Director at Carter Healthcare in Oklahoma City, but this event was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 16th, we hosted our first virtual residency panel utilizing Zoom technology, which consisted of six residents from different programs around the state speaking to students about the ins and outs of residency. We had a great turnout with about 40 students in attendance. Usually, we hold this annual event in person but had to make alternate plans due to the pandemic situation. We were very pleased with how it turned out and the great participation by the students.

This semester, we had planned two community service activities for the end of April, collaborating with Shepherd Home Health in Clinton and conducting a bingo night at one of our local retirement centers. However, these had to be cancelled. To close out the semester, we collaborated with other COP student organizations for our professional development project, which was held April 15th-28th. It involved improving the well-being and resilience of students and faculty by asking them to send us pictures and tips on how they were coping with stress and the recent recommendations of social distancing, how they were helping to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in the community or at their pharmacy, or helpful tips for navigating online classes during this difficult time. We wanted to encourage students to set aside time outside of school to relax and take a much-needed break. Six drawings for individual $50 Amazon gift cards were used as an incentive for students to participate. These photos and recommendations will be shared on our Facebook page and emailed to our students and faculty to continue to inspire ideas.

The spring chapter was unable to pursue our fundraising ideas this semester due to COVID-19. We had planned to sell SWOSU stickers and leftover Silipints at a table set up in the hallway. Our fundraising chairs were also in the process of designing a rain jacket that would have been very popular among the pharmacy students. Since we do have the stickers in our inventory, we will save them and the rain jacket design for this upcoming semester.

Our officer elections were held on April 21st in which six new officers were elected. The chapter will continue to succeed as president-elect Madison Thelen will take over with her newly-elected officer team.


PRESIDENT – Lana Spandley

PRESIDENT-ELECT – Kadesha Williamson

SECRETARY – Brianne Kirchgessner

TREASURER – Amanda Geisler

HISTORIAN – Rachel Cook

FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIRS – Abel Abame, Makayla Herbst



PRESIDENT – Kadesha Williamson

PRESIDENT ELECT – Madison Thelen

SECRETARY – Rachel Cook

TREASURER – Gage Bouziden

HISTORIAN – Amanda Geisler

FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIRS – Kaelan Jeffrey, Andrea Zearley


University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Fall 2019- Spring 2020

Advisors:  Teresa Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS; Ashley Fox, Pharm.D., BCPS

Meetings and Events

In August 2019, the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) student chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacist (sOSHP) held its first general meeting and membership drive of the year. Chapter President Monica Colpitt introduced the purpose and goals of sOSHP and its relation to OSHP/ASHP to the new P1s and potential members. Important upcoming semester events and benefits of sOSHP membership were also presented. OSHP’s Past-President Dr. Brian Hughes represented OSHP to present thorough and enlightening information on the benefits of co-membership with both sOSHP and OSHP.

September’s general meeting hosted Dr. Kristie Edelen, a clinical pharmacist and toxicology specialist who works at the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information. Dr. Edelen gave an excellent presentation on the unique abilities and training a pharmacist has in addressing medication-related problems or questions, both for the general public and in serious overdose cases handled by emergency medical professionals. Naloxone administration and use in opioid overdose was also demonstrated.

During the official Pharmacy Month of October, sOSHP partnered with the OU chapter of Pediatric Pharmacy Student Association (PPSA) to host Kristi Colclasure from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Ms. Colclasure gave attendees a brief introduction into the purpose of LLS, its role in promoting research and multi-disciplinary healthcare, and the upcoming Light the Night fundraising walk hosted in OKC.

To close out the fall semester, the November meeting centered on sOSHP’s annual Residency Panel, co-hosted with PPSA and the OU chapter of American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). The PGY1/PGY2 residents and clinical fellow on OU’s campus presented their experience with preparing for and completing their respective residency positions. Much useful information and a variety of resources were given to the current sOSHP members who were particularly interested in pursuing post-graduate residency.

The first general meeting of the spring semester in late February was a co-hosted initiative created by joining forces with the OU student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA-ASP). To help students feel prepared to address burnout and promote workforce wellbeing and resiliency, APhA’s Mental Health Initiative and sOSHP invited Dr. Misty Miller at the OU ID Clinic to present on the current literature surrounding professional resiliency and burnout, as well as her personal experience as a clinical pharmacist addressing these issues. Third and fourth-year pharmacy students’ perspectives on this topic were also collected for distribution to members as a resource specific to their campus and college. We had an excellent turnout which fostered productive conversation regarding this timely topic.

We are saddened we were unable to host our last two planned meetings of the semester due to all coursework being moved online in March. However, the clinical pharmacists that had been invited to attend our Clinical Pharmacists Panel in April graciously provided a brief written introduction to their position’s responsibilities. These are (at the time of writing the report) being collected and distributed to members for those interested in learning more about unique clinical pharmacy practice opportunities.

In early April, the new officers for the upcoming year were announced, a complete list being found below. We are confident in the abilities of our new officers to take the lead, and look forward to the many excellent and innovative events they will achieve in the coming year!


sOSHP encouraged its members early in the year to participate in much of the state-level activities sponsored by OSHP. We had several students attend the Residency Showcase at the Fall Meeting; and many excellent teams participated in the regional clinical skills competition. Our winning team representing the OU College of Pharmacy consisted of Michaela Metts (Class of 2020) and Laura Salemi (Class of 2021); who traveled to Las Vegas to compete nationally at ASHP Midyear. They performed well and admirably represented the college! Laura Salemi and Anna Sahlstrom also represented OU at the ASHP Midyear Student Society Showcase, presenting on sOSHP’s previously accolated Organ Donation Awareness Campaign with LifeShare Oklahoma.

A new reimbursement policy was tested this year to encourage student attendance at the Midyear convention and reward their cumulative involvement in the chapter as sOSHP members. We were able to provide 7 students with partial reimbursement to aid in their travels to Las Vegas with organization-generated funds. We look forward to expanding this service and continuing to encourage student conference attendance.

Our own Vice President Laura Salemi was also the well-deserved recipient of the OSHP P3 scholarship for students from the OU campus; we congratulate her for her excellent representation and involvement at the college, state, and national level!


To give back to the community around us, OU sOSHP participated in several service events and fundraisers this past year. Several members presented at the local Millwood Middle School, focusing on providing young students education on the importance of influenza vaccinations or healthy physical activity. We continued our weekly service hours at MidDel Community Clinic, providing counseling on medications and smoking cessation to clinic patients. Student volunteers from other healthcare professional schools were also present, creating an excellent environment for interprofessional communication practice. Members Leith Prise, Clark Moehlenbrock, and Sarah Downen represented sOSHP at the annual City Rescue Mission Health and Safety Blitz in October; they provided counseling and valuable information on free, local smoking cessation resources.

sOSHP also partnered with the OU chapters of the professional pharmacy fraternities Phi Delta Chi and Kappa Psi to host the annual Dr. and Dr. Pageant. We assisted in raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through selling Valentine candygrams. Since the pageant had to be cancelled this year, the fundraising money will be rolled over to next year’s event totals. We also look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts for LifeShare Oklahoma next year as well.


Despite our shortened time for activities and meetings, OU sOSHP had an excellent and productive year; which could not have been possible without the participation of our outstanding student members, and the beneficial advisement provided by Drs. Teresa Lewis and Ashley Fox. We enjoyed the various opportunities to partner with the other college student organizations to foster a larger team-based effort in achieving our goals for the advancement of hospital and clinical pharmacy, both in the college and our community. We are grateful for the excellent contributions made by our past year’s officers, and look forward to the accomplishments our incoming officers and members will achieve.



Outgoing (2019-2020)

Incoming (2020-2021)


Monica Colpitt

Megan McCarron

Vice President

Laura Salemi

Taylor Fallin


Anna Sahlstrom

Gabrielle Ford


Clark Moehlenbrock

Kaci Ballard


Alicia O’Halloran

Samantha Swafford

Service Chair

Megan McCarron

Jordan Neighbors

Fundraising Chair

Taylor Fallin

Cecilia Lopez

Smoking Cessation Chair

Leith Prise

Ashley Benedict


Dr. Teresa Lewis and Dr. Ashley Fox


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