Executive Committee

SCSS Executive Committee

2016-2017 Executive Committee Pictured

Sitting Left to Right: Curtis Collins, Kim Benner, Casey White, Amber Lucas (ASHP Board Liaison), Aaron Steffenhagen
Standing Left to Right: Joel Hennenfent, Victoria “Vicki” Basalyga, Douglas Slain

Chair (2016-2017)

Casey H. White, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP
Cookeville, Tennessee

Casey H. WhiteCasey H. White is a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee. He received his PharmD from the University of Tennessee and subsequently completed a PGY1 residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Later, Dr. White received his MBA from the University of Memphis.  He retains board certifications in pharmacotherapy and nutrition support.

Dr. White has been active with pharmacy associations at the local, state, and national levels. He remains President of the Upper Cumberland Pharmacists Association and has served both TSHP and TPA on multiple levels, including presidential service and multiple appointments to their respective boards. Dr. White has also been named Pharmacist of the Year for both TSHP and TPA. He has been very active within ASHP, serving on the Council of Therapeutics and exhibiting extended service in the House of

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Chair Elect (2016-2017)

Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG

Kim BennerKim Benner is a Professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) and a Pediatric Clinical Specialist at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. She graduated with her Pharm.D. degree from Samford University and completed an ASHP-accredited residency at Children’s of Alabama. At MSOP, she serves as Director of Post Graduate Programs in Pharmacy Practice and faculty advisor for the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy.

Benner’s professional involvement includes ASHP, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, Alabama Pharmacy Association, the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ALSHP), and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pediatrics Council. Recent ASHP activities include Chair of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Educational Steering Committee, Coordinator/Judge of the Clinical Skills Competition, and Chair of the Council on Therapeutics. Past duties for ALSHP include Council Director and President; current duties include Student Affairs committee member and Alabama delegate to ASHP.

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Immediate Past Chair (2016-2017)

Curtis D. Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curtis D. CollinsCurtis D. Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS AQ-ID, FASHP, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases at St. Joseph Mercy Health System, CHE-Trinity Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He received his PharmD degree from Drake University and completed his residency and received his MS degree from The Ohio State University Medical Center and College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Collins has been very active within ASHP including service as a Network Facilitator for Infectious Diseases, and has served terms on both the Council on Pharmacy Practice and the Council on Therapeutics.  He has been active in other professional organizations including the NQF, AHRQ, and SIDP.  Dr. Collins’ activities within Michigan includes involvement with statewide emergency preparedness efforts and service to MSHP where he has helped organize a Michigan Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative, an Antimicrobial Stewardship Networking Group, served on the Board of Directors, and was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2013.

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Director-at-Large (2015-2017)

Joel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP
Kansas City, Missouri

Joel A. HennenfentJoel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP, is the System Director of Pharmacy Services at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri.  He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Masters in Business Administration at Saint Louis University.  Joel is a Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Past President, St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists Past President, MSHP Research & Education Past Chair of the Board, and 2012 MSHP Pharmacist of the Year.  Joel is Chair of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics, an ASHP Delegate for Missouri, member of the ASHP SCSS Educational Steering Committee, and an Advisory Committee member for the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast 2014-2018 and 2015-2019.  Joel has extensive experience in clinical and operational pharmacy management, as well as clinical, quality, safety, and regulatory and supply chain program development.

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Director-at-Large (2016-2018)

Aaron Steffenhagen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Aaron SteffenhagenAaron Steffenhagen is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and a clinical instructor with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Steffenhagen completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after earning a PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His initial years of experience focused on establishing ED pharmacy services, which transitioned into his current role. At UWHC he oversees pharmacy practice and services in critical care, cardiology, emergency medicine, and neurosciences while maintaining his own clinical practice and precepting.

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Director-at-Large Elect (2016-2017)

Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP

Douglas SlainDouglas Slain is an Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist at West Virginia University (WVU) and WVU Hospitals and Clinics. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from Duquesne University. He completed a residency and fellowship in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Virginia Commonwealth University & the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond. Slain’s clinical practice sites at WVU include the Infectious Diseases Consult Service and the Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic.

Slain served as WVSHP Vice President from 2011 to 2013. He was selected as a Fellow of ASHP in 2012. He served as Chair of the ASHP Council on Therapeutics in 2009-2010 and on the Section’s Educational Steering Committee. Slain was a voting member at the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative summit and served on the recent ASHP Task Force on Organizational Structure. He has also served on the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ Board of Directors.

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ASHP Staff

Vicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She also serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section.

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as an Unit Based Pharmacist at in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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