Pharmacy, Practice & Policy

[127-L03] 2018: Examining Critical Public Policy Issues Impacting Pharmacy Practice in the Last Half of the 115th Congress

Monday, June 4
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: 502, Level 2 (Street Level)


ACPE Activity #0204-0000-18-127-L03-P /0204-0000-18-127-L03-T
1.50 Contact Hours | Knowledge-based

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Lisa M. Lucas, B.A., B.S.

Manager, Educational Programs
ASHP
Bethesda, MD

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Joseph Hill, B.S., M.A.

Director, Government Relations
ASHP
Bethesda, MD

Joseph Hill currently serves as director of the government relations division. He oversees government relations acitivities on Capitol Hill, the Agencies and the States. Prior to that he was government affairs manager for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists where he represented ASCP before state and federal legislators.  Mr. Hill holds a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Joseph Hill, M.A., M.A.

Director, Government Relations
ASHP
Bethesda, MD

Joseph Hill currently serves as director of the government relations division. He oversees government relations acitivities on Capitol Hill, the Agencies and the States. Prior to that he was government affairs manager for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists where he represented ASCP before state and federal legislators.  Mr. Hill holds a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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    Kasey Thompson, M.A., Pharm.D., M.S., M.B.A.

    Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
    ASHP
    Bethesda, MD

    Dr. Kasey Thompson is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of the Office of Policy and Planning at ASHP in Bethesda, Maryland. In this role he oversees ASHP operations and coordinates strategic planning and policy development, and leads the Society’s strategic communications (website, news center, public relations, and brand management), government relations, and practice standards development programs. He previously served as the Director of the ASHP Center on Patient Safety, and the Director of the ASHP Practice Standards and Quality Division.

    Dr. Thompson has published numerous articles, editorials, and book chapters on medication-use safety and health policy. He is co-editor of the 2005 book: Medication Safety: A Guide for Health Care Facilities. Dr. Thompson has given presentations nationally and internationally; has testified before the United States Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and before a variety of federal agencies; and has served on numerous advisory committees and governing boards for various public and private sector organizations.

    Dr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cellular biology from Northeastern Oklahoma State University; and Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma, College of Pharmacy. He also holds a Master of Science in Information Technology with specialization in informatics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.

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      Christopher Topoleski, Pharm.D., M.S., M.B.A., B.A.

      Director, Federal Legislative Affairs
      ASHP
      Bethesda, MD

      Christopher Topoleski, is the Director of Federal Legislative Affairs in the Government Relations Division at ASHP. Chris joined ASHP as the Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs in March 2011. As Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, Chris positions ASHP as a credible, valued partner on medication use and pharmacy practice issues under consideration by the United States Congress. Most recently, Chris successfully worked to amend compounding law at the Federal level and to address shortages of critical medications and is currently representing ASHP on Capitol Hill advocating for recognizing pharmacists as providers under Medicare.

      Chris has over 22 years of health-policy experience in Washington, DC including positions in the biopharmaceutical industry, at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and has done both health policy and economic consulting. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Mary Washington College in Virginia.

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        Jillanne Schulte Wall, B.A., J.D.

        Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs
        ASHP
        Bethesda, MD

        Jillanne Schulte is ASHP's Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs. Jillanne serves as the primary liaison to federal regulatory agencies and, as part of ASHP's Government Relations team, develops and communicates ASHP's positions on federal regulations and guidance related to the profession of pharmacy. Additionally, Jillanne works closely with stakeholders in pharmacy, medicine, manufacturing, and patient advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to hospital pharmacists.

        Prior to joining ASHP, Jillanne served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the American Pharmacists Association in Washington, DC. She also worked for several years as a healthcare attorney at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in Washington, DC, where she advised healthcare clients on corporate, regulatory, and transactional issues, with a particular emphasis on optimizing performance after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Jillanne earned her JD from American University's Washington College of Law and received her BA in Political Science from Denison University.

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          Nicholas Gentile, J.D., B.A.

          Director, State Grassroots Advocacy and Political Action
          ASHP
          Bethesda, MD

          Nick is the Director of State Grassroots Advocacy and Political Action for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In this position, he works with state affiliates on state-level legislation and promotes ASHPs grassroots mobilization efforts and its political action committee, ASHP-PAC. He received his bachelors degree from The American University, where he majored in political science and law in society. Prior to ASHP, Nick spent ten years at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) working in various positions within the government affairs department. He worked with state and local government affairs issues, federal relations, grassroots mobilization and BUILD-PAC (NAHBs political action committee).

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