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Pharmacy student appointed vice chair of ASHP Executive Committee

Ashley Overy, an Ohio Northern University fifth-year pharmacy student from Grafton, Ohio, has been appointed vice chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Student Forum Executive Committee for the 2011-12 academic year beginning in June. Last year, Overy was the national student representative serving on the ASHP Council on Pharmacy Management.
“Working with the Council on Pharmacy Management taught me a lot about ASHP as an organization and allowed me to network with pharmacists from across the country,” Overy said. “I know that serving as vice chair of the Pharmacy Student Forum Executive Committee will allow me to inspire students on the national level and use my leadership skills to benefit the organization.”
The executive committee is comprised of five students appointed by the ASHP president. These students are responsible for advising the ASHP Board of Directors and staff on the overall direction of the forum, which includes member benefits and services. The chair of the Executive Committee serves as the voting student representative to the ASHP House of Delegates, duties with which the vice chair assists. Each committee member serves as chair of one of the five Forum advisory groups, which are Community and eCommunications, Student Society Development, Leadership Development, Policy and Legislative Advocacy, and Education and Programming.
One of the focuses of the executive committee is to build relationships between the ASHP and pharmacy colleges across the United States by serving as liaisons, providing information to student society leaders, and helping to strengthen each school’s Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) activities and programs.