Executive Committee

SACP Executive Committee

2016-2017 Executive Committee Pictured

Sitting Left to Right: Kelly Epplen, Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Kristina (Kristy) Butler, Mollie Scott, Ranee Runnebaum (ASHP Board Liaison)
Standing Left to Right: Jessica Skelley, Laura Traynor, Melanie Smith

Chair (2016-2017)

Kristy L. Butler, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FASHP

Kristy L. ButlerKristy Butler is the Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Specialists for Providence Medical Group (PMG), Oregon Region. In her current role, she leads a talented team of pharmacists, learners, and staff who provide advanced clinical pharmacy services for nearly 40 patient-centered medical home clinics throughout Oregon. Previously, she practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in primary care for 13 years with PMG and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Butler earned her B.S. Pharm. from Oregon State University (OSU) and Pharm.D. from OSU/OHSU. She was Providence’s first primary care specialty resident.

Within ASHP, Kristy has served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Council on Public Policy, a member of the ASHP Ambulatory Care Conference & Summit’s Consensus Recommendations Panel and member of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners’ (SACP) Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement. She has served her state affiliate (OSHP) in a number of leadership roles including Secretary and President.  She is currently the ASHP representative to The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee on Ambulatory Care and an Oregon delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates.

Kristy Butler can be e-mailed at

Chair Elect (2016-2017)

Laura Traynor, Pharm.D., BCPS

Laura TraynorLaura Traynor is an Associate Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy where her teaching responsibilities include an elective called Ambulatory Care Practice, which teaches third-year pharmacy students about collaborative practice agreements, billing for services, and other ambulatory topics. She practices in ambulatory care within Columbia− St. Mary’s Health System.

Traynor received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2005. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Following her residency training, she took a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth. While she was there, Traynor developed an ambulatory practice focused on MTM and anticoagulation management at a rural health clinic.

Traynor has been a member of ASHP since 2001 and an active member of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners since 2008, including service as Chair of the Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement

Laura Traynor can be e-mailed at

Immediate Past Chair (2016-2017)

Kelly Epplen, Pharm.D., BCACP, FASHP

Kelly EpplenKelly Epplen, Pharm.D., BCACP, FASHP is an Assistant Professor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati where she also received her PharmD degree in 1997. Kelly has had a primary role in the development of ambulatory care pharmacist services at several health-systems in the Greater Cincinnati area with particular focus in antithrombotic management and pharmacotherapy. She has served as program director for both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs. She currently provides direct patient care at the Family Practice Center of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky. She is an advisory board member for the APhA/ASHP Ambulatory Care BPS Examination Review and Recertification Course and has co-authored the business plan development chapter in ASHPs publication: Building a Successful Ambulatory Practice. She is a contributing author for ASHPs revision of the Minimum Practice Standards for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice and is an active member of the Section.

Director-at-Large (2015-2017)

Mollie Ashe Scott, Pharm.D., BCACP, CPP

Mollie Ashe ScottMollie Scott completed her BS in biology at Meredith College and PharmD at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She was the first Specialty Resident in Geriatrics at the Durham VAMC where she developed a love for teaching and collaborative ambulatory care practice. After residency, she joined Campbell University where she implemented ambulatory care services at Duke Family Medicine Center. Later at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Mollie developed clinical services in a family medicine residency program and trained approximately 25 pharmacy residents in her role as Assistant Director for Mission Hospital and MAHEC’s PGY1 Residency Program. Mollie is currently the Regional Associate Dean for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and continues to see patients as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in a level III Patient-Centered Medical Home. She has published in the areas of reimbursement and successful patient care models, and speaks nationally about the pharmacist’s role in team-based care.

Director-at-Large (2016-2018)

Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Pharm.D., CDE, CPP, BCACP, FASHP

Betsy Bryant ShillidayBetsy Bryant Shilliday received her Pharm.D. degree from Campbell University.  She completed a primary care residency at the VAMC in Salisbury, North Carolina. After residency, she joined UNC Health Care to establish ambulatory care pharmacy services.  Dr. Shilliday has dual appointments as Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.  She is the Director of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Center, providing oversight, coordination, and integration of APPs, including clinical pharmacist practitioners, across the UNC Health Care system. She is the Assistant Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Clinic, where she maintains an active clinical practice in Medicare wellness and chronic disease management.

Dr. Shilliday has published in the areas of health literacy, quality improvement, and implementing innovative practice models.  She co-authored a chapter on reimbursement in ASHP’s Building
a Successful Ambulatory Care Practice: A Complete Guide for Pharmacists.

Betsy Bryant Shilliday can be e-mailed at

Director-at-Large Elect (2016-2017)

Jessica Skelley, Pharm.D., BCACP

Jessica SkelleyJessica Skelley is an Assistant Professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy where she received her Pharm.D. degree and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency in ambulatory care/public health. She is also a Clinical Pharmacist at St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, and holds a dual faculty appointment with the medical residency program, coordinating resident education and quality improvement initiatives. As a practitioner, Skelley has implemented new clinical services at two different sites, including diabetes, anticoagulation, and transitions of care programs.

Within the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, Skelley serves as Chair of the Advisory Group on Compensation and Practice Sustainability and has contributed to several resources published on ASHP’s Ambulatory Care Resource Center. She co-authored a recent manuscript for AJHP on starting a new ambulatory care practice, and is currently developing resources for ASHP on sustainable pharmacy services in both chronic care management codes and federally qualified health centers.

Jessica Skelley can be e-mailed at

ASHP Staff

Melanie R. Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP
Director, Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners

Melanie R. SmithMelanie R. Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP is the Director of the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. In this role, Dr. Smith serves as the staff liaison to the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Executive Committee. She also acts as an ASHP information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members on pharmacy practice in various ambulatory care practice settings.

Previously, Dr. Smith was the Director, Educational Programs within ASHP's Educational Services Division. In this role, she helped coordinate continuing educational programming for ASHP's national meetings. Prior to joining ASHP, Dr. Smith was a Clinical Pharmacist II with United Healthcare as well as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Roudebush VA Medical Center.

Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at the Lexington VA Medical Center in 2008 and obtained her Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in 2011.

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