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Fostering Women Leaders in a Knowledge Café

Recorded on March 4, 2015 4:00PM – 5:30PM ET | Listen to the Webinar Recording

A roundtable discussion featuring recognized leaders for change...

With the impending departure of the baby boomer generation from the workforce and the anticipated retirement of senior leaders who delayed departure in the face of the economy, healthcare faces a significant shortage of experienced and qualified leaders.  Today, women make up the majority of the workforce in healthcare organizations, but are a largely untapped resource for leadership positions.  Heightened awareness to demographic mix and gender diversity issues is critical. 

This 90-minute webinar defines the barriers and challenges, issues and development options, and provides a framework for action. A panel of pharmacy leaders will address recent research and the practical, everyday implications of the issues, including:

  • nature of the leadership gender sea change
  • snapshot of the impact and implications of the demographic patterns
  • succession planning and development programs for emerging leadership for women
  • effective recruitment, retention, and relationship issues, and
  • gender style differences and leadership authenticity.

Join us to explore critical issues and learn how to integrate the concept of a Knowledge Café as a vehicle for idea sharing, sense-making and consensus building will provide a framework for community discussion within your workplace or professional association.


The Faculty

Sharon Murphy EnrightSharon Murphy Enright, BS Pharm, M.B.A. | Moderator

Sharon Murphy Enright, has been a consultant to health care provider organizations including hospitals, health systems and health plans, physician practice groups, long term care organizations, health care associations and group practice organizations, the investor community and to the pharmaceutical and device industries for over 30 years. She is currently President of EnvisionChange LLC, Atlanta, Georgia focusing on skills-based training for leadership development, organizational transformation and change management.

Enright has previously served as the Director of Membership Services and Director of the Division of Planning, Management and Reimbursement for the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists before launching her own consulting firm, which was acquired by Cardinal Health in 2000, leading Cardinal’s pharmacy consulting services. She has served as Senior Manager with Ernst & Young’s Health Science Advisory Services (HSAS), with responsibility as national service line leader for Managed Care and Medicare Part D service offerings, and pharmacy operations consulting.

She is the recipient of the Paul Pierpaoli Lecture Award (CtSHP), Massachusetts Society of Health System Pharmacists Hospital Pharmacist of the Year Award, the John Zugich Distinguished Residency Alumni Award (Yale-New Haven Health Department of Pharmacy) and the 2015 Harvey AK Whitney Lecture Award.
Noelle ChapmanNoelle RM Chapman, PharmD, BCPS
Noelle RM Chapman, PharmD, BCPS is a Pharmacy Manager and PGY1 Residency Program Director at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago, Illinois. She received her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin and completed a PGY1 at NMH and is a graduate of the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Noelle is an active member of the Illinois Council of Health-system Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where she is currently serving as the immediate past Chair of the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners. Noelle is passionate about experiential education and clinical leadership and directs many of her efforts toward those passions.
Christopher Fortier Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP
Christopher Fortier is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Fortier received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and completed both a PGY-1 Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. Additionally, Chris serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.

In 2010, Dr. Fortier was selected to represent South Carolina as a voting member at the ASHP/ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit. He currently is the UHC Pharmacy Council’s Executive Committee Member-At-Large and previously served on the University HealthSystem Consortium’s (UHC) Pharmacy Council’s Executive Committee and the Medication Use Informatics and Technology Committee. He also served on the ASHP New Practitioners Forum Executive Committee, the ASHP Task Force on Organizational Structure, and is an Associate Faculty member for the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Dr. Fortier is a Fellow of ASHP and a past recipient of the ASHP New Practitioner Forum’s Distinguished Service Award.
Desi Kotis Despina Kotis, PharmD, FASHP

Dr. Kotis received her B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of Illinois in 1983 and her PharmD from the University of Illinois in 1994. She also completed the ASHP Foundation Leadership Academy program in 2008. She currently serves as Director of Pharmacy, Northwestern Medicine; Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University; Adjunct Associate Professor, at Purdue University, University of Illinois, Chicago State University, and Drake University. She has received a distinguished service award from the University of Minnesota school of Public Health. Dr. Kotis is an active volunteer on the board of directors for Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists and nationally appointed to the ASHP Council of Pharmacy Management, House of Delegates Member, and Fellow of ASHP (FASHP).

Dr. Kotis is a strategic academic medical center leader for developing the role of the pharmacist and pharmacy technician into an integrated patient centered model. She lead the expansion of the residency program at Northwestern including a doubling of the PGY-1 class and addition of several PGY-2 programs. Dr. Kotis continues to strive to assist healthcare systems to improve with presentations regarding medication shortages, pharmaceutical waste, medication reconciliation and safety, and transitions in care.
Mike PowellMichael F. Powell, MS, FASHP
Michael. F Powell is Executive Director, Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Care at The Nebraska Medical Center, and Associate Dean, Hospital Affairs, UNMC College of Pharmacy. Mr. Powell received BS and MS degrees in pharmacy from The Ohio State University (1974) and the University of Maryland (1977), respectively. He completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the University of Maryland Hospital from 1974-76. He has held positions as Assistant Director, Associate Director and Director of Pharmacy positions in San Antonio, Texas, Detroit, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio. He has served as an elected officer and committee member in local and state pharmacy associations. A member of ASHP for more than 35 years, Mr. Powell has chaired both Special Interest groups and Advisory Working Groups and served both as an elected and alternate delegate. Most recently, he completed a term as Chair of the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers.
Sara White Sara J. White, MS, FASHP
Sara J. White completed a BS in Pharmacy from Oregon State University, MS from Ohio State University and an ASHP accredited Residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics. She is currently a Pharmacy Leadership Coach and Faculty for the Pharmacy Leadership Academy. In 2001, she served as an ASHP Foundation Scholar-in-Residence on Pharmacy Leadership and wrote a watershed report on the crisis in pharmacy leadership within health-system pharmacy, which led to the creation of the ASHP Foundation/ASHP Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership.

Sara’s contributions to pharmacy have been recognized by many awards, which include the Kansas Hospital Pharmacist of the Year, Kansas Pharmacist of the Year, Harold N. Godwin Lecture Award, Clifton J. Latiolais Award, John A. Webb Lecture Award, Ohio State Jack L. Beal Post Baccalaureate Award, Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award and ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award.

She also served as ASHP president from 1996-1997 and has held numerous other elected positions within ASHP, including Chair of the House of Delegates and a member of the Board of Directors.

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