Official Newsjournal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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August 2021

Volume 47 Issue 3

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Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

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Official News journal of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

Jennifer Phillips

Milena McLaughlin

Scott Meyers

Trish Wegner

Melissa Dyrdahl


ICHP Staff

Scott Meyers

Trish Wegner

Maggie Allen

Heidi Sunday


Jo Ann Haley

Jan Mark 

Melissa Dyrdahl



Jim Owen


ICHP's Mission Statement

Advancing Excellence in Pharmacy

ICHP's Vision Statement

ICHP dedicates itself to achieving a vision of pharmacy practice where:

·         Pharmacists are universally recognized as health care professionals and essential providers of health care services.

·         Pharmacists use their medication expertise and leadership skills to optimize the medication use process and patient outcomes.

·         Pharmacy technicians are trained and PTCB certified to manage the medication distribution process.

ICHP's Goal Statements

·         Raising awareness of the critical role pharmacists fulfill in optimizing medication therapy and ensuring medication safety in team-based, patient-centered care.

·         Providing high quality educational services through innovative continuing pharmacy education and training programs, and sharing evidence-based best practices.

·         Developing and nurturing leaders through mentorship, skill development programs, and leadership opportunities.

·         Working with national and state legislators and policymakers to create or revise legislation and regulation critical to pharmacy practice and quality patient care.

·         Urging pharmacy technician employers to require successful completion of an accredited pharmacy technician training program and PTCB certification of all pharmacy technicians.


Approved by the ICHP Board of Directors May 30, 2018.

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As an integral publication of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, the KeePosted newsjournal will reflect its mission and goals. In conjunction with those goals, KeePosted will provide timely information that meets the changing professional and personal needs of Illinois pharmacists and technicians, and maintain high publication standards.

KeePosted is an official publication of, and is copyrighted by, the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP). KeePosted is published 10 times a year. ICHP members received KeePosted as a member benefit. All articles published herein represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the ICHP or the authors’ institutions unless specified. Advertising inquiries can be directed to ICHP office at the address listed above. Image disclaimer: The image used in the Pharmacy Tech Topics™ advertisement is the property of © 2017 Thinkstock, a division of Getty Images. 

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KeePosted Info

President's Message

Directly Speaking


Leadership Profile

New Practitioners Network

Government Affairs Update



The ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund “Auction with A Twist” Returns!

Announcing Big Changes –

College Connection

University of Illinois at Chicago-Rockford

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) - School of Pharmacy


Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC)

Officers and Board of Directors

President's Message
The Importance of Purpose

by Travis Hunerdosse, PharmD, MBA, ICHP President

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the importance of purpose.  When you identify with purpose, you can find ways to elevate yourself.  The team will elevate when individuals align with a purpose.  As an organization, we come together to elevate our profession by having a shared vision and purpose.  Purpose is inspiration that connects with the heart and motivates elevation.


When people connect with a higher purpose, they feel they are making a difference and have a sense of meaning.  They perform to their full potential, make commitments, and are engaged.  People and teams that are aligned with purpose are willing to go above and beyond.  They are focused, motivated, collaborative and innovative.  This leads to overall improvements in engagement and performance.


A framework for building a purpose driven team includes eight steps.  These steps offer a fresh approach to motivation and performance.


Envision an inspired workforce.  An uninspired workforce puts forth enough effort to complete what is asked of them and collect a paycheck.  Changing the paradigm by leading with purpose inspires others to take pride in their work.  Seek out positive examples in a person or group, determine what drives excellence and imagine that energy spreading out to other individuals and the entire team.

Discover the purpose.  You cannot create a higher purpose because it already exists in individuals and teams.  You can discover this by connecting with what drives you as an individual or understanding the common needs of your team.  Discovery of purpose happens by asking provocative questions, reflecting and listening.


Recognize the need for authenticity.  Your purpose needs to be your own and not borrowed from someone else or forced upon the team.  Purpose must be a shared belief in something bigger than yourself and your team.  An authentic purpose will be at the center of decision-making and drive positive outcomes.


Deliver a constant message.  When you deliver a consistent and authentic message, people recognize your commitment.  People around you will start to believe and share that same purpose.


Stimulate professional development and learning.  I have talked much this year about the importance of continual professional development and learning as part of elevating yourself and the team.  Learning and development are important incentives to people because we all want to think, learn and grow in our roles.           


Create purpose driven leaders.  Think about yourself as a purpose driven leader by being able to tell a story that demonstrates your personal identity and professional purpose.  Find this story through creating your own statement of purpose.  If you are leading a team, have your team discuss their own personal statements of purpose. 


Connect with the purpose.  Once you have defined the purpose, you and your team need to be able to connect with it.  It’s about capturing one’s passion and applying that to your day-to-day activities.  Once that connection is made, individuals will demonstrate pride in their work, be more productive and increase engagement.


Identify and empower positive energizers.  Positive energizers are those individuals that are go-to people for fresh ideas, leading change and taking initiative.  These are the people who inspire others around them and are trusted.  Reach out and engage this group to share ideas and gather information.  Positive energizers are a great resource to spread enthusiasm and drive higher performance in the people around them.


Connecting with a higher sense of meaning and purpose pushes you and your team to grow.  Individuals are willing to go the extra mile and are dedicated to performing at the top of their game.  Think about the concept of purpose.  Take a moment to find your purpose and create your own statement.  Define your personal identity and professional purpose.  While purpose may seem like a lofty proposition, once discovered it will lead you though difficult times, tough decisions and provide the inspiration you need to stay at the top of your game.


Reference:  Quinn, R.E., Thakor, A.V.  Creating a purpose-driven organization. HBR. July-August, 2018. pg 79-85.


Directly Speaking

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice President

I read a lot of association management articles, newsfeeds and online community postings every week and last week one particular article caught my eye.  The title “Membership Hack: Recognize Long-Term Members” caused me to stop and reflect on not only my membership in ICHP but in those long-term members who have been with me on this wonderful journey!


It didn’t take long though for me to find the buzzkill to my sentimental reminiscing.  ICHP created the current membership database in 1988.  Just thirty short years ago.  But we’ve now been around for a whopping 55 years!  And believe it or not, we still have current members who helped form ICHP those 55 years ago!  Not many current members, but we do have some.  Of those remaining, I suspect most are honorary members but because I was only 9 years old 55 years ago, I can’t be sure.


Sister Mary Louise Degenhart was definitely a founding member of ICHP and remains an honorary member still!  I’m not sure if Ron Turnbull or Patricia Moorhatch were around back in 1963 but both were early leaders of the Council and remain honorary members today.  Both left Illinois long before I got involved.  But another early Council leader is Harland Lee, former director of pharmacy of Evanston Hospital, now known as Northshore University Health-System, and he did have an early impact on me as did Sister Mary Louise!  Both Sister Mary Louise and Harland still keep in touch even though Sister still works but on the other side of the Mississippi at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Harland has retired far north of the Cheddar Curtain in Hazelhurst, WI.


But my memories from our 30+ year members, including many of my friendships and even some of my mentors are comprised of a large cadre from the “Boomer” generation.  Past Presidents that include Bill Wuller (President in 1983), Lee Simon (86), Mary Moody (90), Steve Marx (91), Bruce Dickerhofe (92), Bob Hoy (93), Kevin Colgan (96), Andy Donnelly (97), Mike Novario (98), Ed Donnelly (00), Mike Short (02), Trish Wegner (03), Mike McEvoy (04), Mike Rajski (05), Mike Weaver (06) (yes, there are lots of Mikes in ICHP), Ann Jankiewicz (07), Avery Spunt (08), Tom Westerkamp (12), and Linda Fred (14) all have at least 30 years in with ICHP if not more!  And not to diminish the time spent with those other past Presidents who have served with me as the Executive Director or Executive Vice President like Jim Dorociak, Carrie Sincak, Chris Quillian, Mike Fotis, Jen Phillips, and Charlene Hope but are just too young to have the 30 years in yet! 


There are so many more, in fact there are at least 71 members that I can count who have 30 years or more membership with ICHP!  Many of the remaining individuals are good friends and in many ways, my teachers, so here is the list of all the ICHP members that I can determine have 30 or more years membership.  If you think you should be on this list, please let me know!  The initial database system was good but not perfect!


Carol Aldred

David Bartels

Susan Berg

Karen Bertch  

Tony Burda

John Chaney

Donna Clay

John Coleman

Kevin Colgan

Larry Danziger

Sr. Mary Louise Degenhart

Bruce Dickerhofe

Andrew Donnelly

Edward Donnelly

Brad Dunck

Mandy Fargotstein

Doris Faught

Linda Fred      

Dennis Fruin

Barbara Galler

James Gazdziak        

Carl Geberbauer

Geraldine Gilmore

Starlin Haydon-Greatting

David Hicks

Robert Hoy

Nevenka Itkonen

Ann Jankiewicz

Jan Keresztes

Jacqueline Kessler

Mark Kliethermes

Mary Ann Kliethermes

Frank Kokaisl 

Leonard Kosiba

Anna Charuk Kowblansky

Richard Kruzynski

Mike Lacamera

David Lamb

Harland Lee

Barbara Limburg-Mancini

Dennis Ludwig

Jamie Marshall

Steve Marx

John McBride

W. Michael McEvoy

Scott Meyers

Miriam Mobley-Smith

Patricia Moorhatch    

Michael Novario

Jerome Ochab

Mary Ochab   

Diana Page

Viktoras Plenys

Michael Rajski

Don Shadensack

Michael Short

Lee Simon

Avery Spunt

Raymond Stermer

Jerry Storm

Dalia Trakis

Ronald Turnbull

Donna Voas-Marszowski

Matthew Vogel

Catherine Weaver

Michael Weaver

Trish Wegner

Alan Weinstein

Thomas Westerkamp

William Wuller

Paul Zega


Thank you to all these long-term members, colleagues and friends!  ICHP is proud of members like you and those following in your footsteps!  The future looks just as bright!


P.S. If I missed any other original and still current members of ICHP, by all means, send me an e-mail at


Leadership Profile
Meet David Martin!

Leadership position in ICHP: I currently hold two leadership positions within ICHP. I am the director-elect of the ICHP Educational Affairs Division. In this role, I assist the director in leading the committee in carrying out its tasks and responsibilities, including planning the ICHP annual and spring meetings, Champions webinars, and any other education-related topics that arise out of town hall comments from ICHP members. I am also the treasurer for the Northern-Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NISHP), which is an affiliate chapter of ICHP. In this role, I am responsible for managing finances as well as assisting in the planning of our continuing education programs throughout the year.


Practice site: I am currently a Medical Science Liaison representing GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine portfolio. My primary roles and responsibilities include delivering educational programs, providing both on and off label education to healthcare professionals (HCPs), and educating HCPs about the products in my portfolio. I also help to facilitate and align company and HCP research interests in order to further the pursuit of scientific knowledge. Prior to becoming an MSL, I was an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and I remain on staff as a part-time clinical pharmacist.


I made a difference: When I was an infectious diseases pharmacist, I had a young patient on clinical service who was suffering from a viral infection for which there are limited treatment options. The medications that we were using were causing toxicities that were severely limiting our ability to both treat the infection and keep the patient alive. As a result, I researched and acquired an unapproved, investigational product as part of a compassionate use program. This medication had activity against the virus but lacked the toxicities of the current therapies we were using. The patient was able to be started on this investigational medication and clinically improved.


Pharmacy issues that keep me from sleeping at night:

I think the biggest pharmacy issue that keeps me up at night is the lack of awareness or appreciation for what pharmacists are capable of, both in the general public and among other healthcare professionals. I find myself constantly explaining my education background, training, and skill sets. I think until the profession is broadly recognized for its contribution to the healthcare system that goes beyond dispensing medications, we will continue to have to fight for a seat at the table when important decisions are being made.


ICHP is _____ because

ICHP is great because it provides a venue for pharmacy professionals from across the state with different backgrounds and experiences to come together and share ideas. I always enjoy learning what other people are doing in order to keep pushing the profession of pharmacy forward and improve patient care throughout the state of Illinois.


First time joining ICHP:

I was advised by my PGY-1 research mentor to submit and present my research project at an ICHP spring meeting. That was my first encounter with ICHP, and I continued to get more and more involved as the years (and time) allowed. I met the people who would later become my first employers post-residency, and I can thank ICHP for the networking opportunities that allowed that to happen!


Special thanks to ______ for making me who I am today in my career:

The person I most look up to in the profession of pharmacy is Noelle Chapman, who was my manager at NMH. Despite being pulled in a million directions, she maintains a positive attitude and always makes time for you. Noelle cares about the people around her on both a personal and professional level, and she pushes you to do your best at all times. I will never forget Noelle running around in yoga pants for (what I think was) 24 hours during a recent electronic medical record conversion at NMH. Her dedication to the organization she serves and the people who work there is beyond anything I would have expected from a manager. I challenge myself each day to emulate those characteristics that Noelle displays in her daily life.


Advice for a student:

The biggest piece of advice I would give to students is “don’t say no to [almost] anything”, especially as you are first starting out in your career. The profession of pharmacy provides so many different opportunities, from professional involvement to research, to education. If you are too afraid to try something new or different, you may be left behind or with regrets. Push yourself, be yourself, and be true to yourself.


My special interests or hobbies outside of work:

My hobbies outside of work include competing in triathlons and marathons (I ran the 2017 Chicago Marathon), traveling to new and exotic places (e.g. Hong Kong and Ecuador), and learning Spanish (FYI, I am horrible at it!).


You may not know this about me:

I have a severe weak spot for baking competition shows. My most favorite binge-worthy recommendations include the Great British Bakeoff, Spring Baking Championship, and Cupcake Wars. As a result, I spend most Sundays after playing kickball baking things like swiss rolls, genoise sponge cakes, tarts, and cupcakes.

New Practitioners Network
Ten Tenets of Pharmacy Residency

by Tomasz Jurga, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

This piece is relatable to anyone shifting up on the pharmacy practice ladder. This is a compilation of thoughts from a graduating resident. It will probably relate the most to new pharmacy residents and there are a lot of them! From the combined Phase I and Phase II matches, there are 4,376 new residents with 3,635 being PGY-1 pharmacy residents.1 If you are not a pharmacy resident, there is undoubtedly something you can get out of the forthcoming paragraphs as well.


If you have just graduated from pharmacy school, you may be one of the many fresh pharmacy residents. I am sure you were ecstatic to have matched to your program. Continue to have this drive, both during and beyond residency.


As my PGY-1 pharmacy residency is coming to an end, I hope to instill some guidance and confidence in you. To help think about what you want to gain the most out of this upcoming year, I present my 10 personal tenets of pharmacy residency:


1.    Make sure to challenge yourself.

Do not just coast through residency. Research information that you know nothing about. Use this time to get out of your comfort zone.


2.    Ask for guidance.

You are an independent practitioner. As you progress through residency, ask for guidance from you mentors. Do not be afraid to ask for help (remember the first tenet – you should at least do your research first). There is a great piece by Dr. Mary Lacy about asking for advice in the 2018 June KeePosted New Practitioners Network column.2


3.    Identify a mentor to help you maneuver through residency.

Depending on the size of your program, you may be able to choose from a large selection of extraordinary pharmacists to help mentor you. Remember that it is okay to have more than one mentor. This may be anyone. Identify him or her based on current interests. Always be on the lookout for new opportunities to learn from your mentor(s).


4.    Your residency research project should be a collaboration between you and experts in the field.

However, it is primarily yours and you should be able to ask for guidance on how to make it yours. Own this piece of research as your own. It will prepare you for creating publishable projects in the future.


5.    Be proactive in your own education and identify areas of improvement.

Chances are you already have a good baseline clinical knowledge. Even if you lack in certain areas, it is something you can work on by reading and researching on your own. What is much harder to figure out is how to be good at quality assessment and improvement (QA/QI), setting up new clinics, or being part of a team composed of other healthcare professionals. Ask your mentor about potential involvement in QA/QI projects (see next tenet).


6.    Offer to work on projects.

You are already short on time but being able to identify what will help you on your journey will only add additional benefits. Offer to help your mentor with creating new hospital protocols relating to your interests or ask if there is anything that you can do to help improve outcomes. Consider presenting a continuing education program. Write a piece for KeePosted or another newsletter.


7.    Never limit yourself.

You may have already decided that you want to pursue a higher-level goal (such as transitioning from PGY1 to PGY2). This might mean that you will want to interview with some programs at the ASHP Personnel Placement Service. Remember to not limit yourself. Do your research on these programs the same way you did for PGY1 programs. Highlight your specific experiences that you have initiated yourself to set you apart from other candidates. Being proactive and having good leadership skills is a must.


8.    Do not make reckless career choices just because you do not know what you are doing before Midyear.

Not thinking about a PGY2? Do not jump on just any career opportunity right away. Chances are there will be very few job listings prior to March or April. It is easy to get discouraged by the lack of opportunities early on in the process.


9.    Plan on becoming board certified later (maybe).

By now you probably have an idea in which area that you want to specialize. Remember that both ASHP and ACCP offer refresher courses or beginner courses for pharmacists. Getting board certified may be the next stepping stone in our careers, but it can wait until you graduate from residency.


10.  Make time to relax

You may have to sacrifice some time at home to work on residency projects, but you are now in charge of figuring out whether you want to take your work home. Be sure you that do not burn yourself out. Make sure to exercise and/or meditate whenever possible.



1.    National Match Services. ASHP Match Statistics 2018. (accessed 2018 May 19).


2.    Lacy M. Ask for advice. KeePosted. Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. (accessed 2018 June 4).


Government Affairs Update
No Major Damage from This Year’s Session!

by Jim Owen and Scott Meyers

May 31st came and went quite peacefully this year with an approved budget that has already been signed by Governor Rauner and there have been no significant hits to the Pharmacy Practice Act.  SB3170 extends prescription life to 15 months if the physician approves and most of the rest of the bills have little impact on the overall practice of pharmacy.  HB4650 grants access to the PMP to PBM and managed care pharmacists which would be the first non-prescribers or non-dispensers granted access to this clinical tool.  While these pharmacists are required to notify the prescribers when a problem is identified, they are not required to do the same for the dispensers involved in the patient’s care.  It will be interesting to see what impact these individuals will have and how they will use their newly granted access.  ICHP will request that the Department of Human Services monitor their activities closely.


The bills included in the summary below are only those bills which have or will be sent to the Governor with any impact on pharmacy or health care.  The only exception is HB3479 championed by IPhA this session to regulate the managed care industry and PBMs’ impact on the care of Medicaid patients.  As the Governor and the Medicaid agency, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, has moved the majority of Medicaid patients to managed care plans, pharmacies across Illinois have seen dramatic cuts in reimbursement for medications.  Sometime reimbursement does not cover the actual cost of the medication, let alone pay for the rest of the pharmacy services provided.  Much of the blame is rightfully placed on PBMs, often run by pharmacists, and often seen as using predatory practices that could drive independent and small pharmacy chains out of the marketplace.  ICHP supports IPhA’s efforts in requesting strong regulation of the PBM industry as the lack of transparency and these predatory practices have impacted our members’ outpatient pharmacies with equal harm.  HB3479 will continue to be discussed this summer and fall with the hope that it may move during the fall veto session.  ICHP will continue to work with IPhA and other pharmacy organizations to seek regulation and transparency to help reduce overall health care costs without driving pharmacies out of business.


This summer the halls of the Capitol will be relatively quiet, but the members of the General Assembly will be out raising campaign funds and pressing the flesh with their constituents.  It’s a great time for you, as an advocate for your profession, to get out there and press the flesh right back.  Barbecues, pig roasts, golf outings, picnics and more will be the venues for great opportunities to talk about the issues you face daily.  Whether it is drug shortages, drug pricing, opioid abuse, provider status, or anything else on your personal agenda, take the time and find a chance to make a difference for pharmacy.  Get out and let your legislators know that you’re paying attention, that you care about your patients and all the patients in Illinois, but most importantly get out there.  We can’t make a difference unless they know who we are and what we stand for!


Below, as mentioned, are the bills that were passed by the House and Senate in this Spring’s legislative session.  Take a few minutes and get familiar with each of them. 


Final 2018 Illinois General Assembly Bill Summary


Bill Number




ICHP Position


Nybo - Lombard, R

Amends the State Police Act. Provides that a physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority who provides a standing order or prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of the Department of State Police shall incur no civil or professional liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury or death arising from the use of an epinephrine auto-injector. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that a physician, physician's assistant with prescriptive authority, or advanced practice registered nurse with prescriptive authority who provides a standing order or prescription for epinephrine auto-injectors in the name of a local governmental agency shall incur no civil or professional liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of any injury or death arising from the use of an epinephrine auto-injector. Makes conforming changes to the Medical Practice Act of 1987 and the Public Health Standing Orders Act. Effective immediately.

Passed both chambers







Collins – Chicago, D

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Expands the existing list of specified synthetic cathinones that are Schedule I controlled substances to include any synthetic cathinone which is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or, if approved, is not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State or federal law. Provides that synthetic cannabinoids and piperazines are Schedule I controlled substances when they are not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or, if approved, is not dispensed or possessed in accordance with State or federal law. Defines "synthetic drug".

Passed by both chambers









Rose - Champaign, R

Sen. Amendment 1: Amends the Environmental Protection Act by creating the Pharmaceutical Disposal Task Force.  The task force will coordinate a statewide public information campaign to highlight the benefits and opportunities of properly disposing of pharmaceutical products.  Identifies the members of the task force and responsibilities.


Sen. Amendment 2: Added representatives of physician, coroner and pharmaceutical manufacturer to the task force.

Passed both chambers





Rose – Champaign, R

Creates the Epinephrine Administration Act. Provides that a health care practitioner may prescribe epinephrine pre-filled syringes in the name of an authorized entity where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present. Provides that an authorized entity may acquire and stock a supply of undesignated epinephrine pre-filled syringes provided the undesignated epinephrine pre-filled syringes are stored in a specified location. Requires each employee, agent, or other individual of the authorized entity to complete a specified training program before using a pre-filled syringe to administer epinephrine. Provides that a trained employee, agent, or other individual of the authorized entity may either provide or administer an epinephrine pre-filled syringe to a person whom the employee, agent, or other individual believes in good faith is experiencing anaphylaxis. Provides that training under the Act shall be valid for 2 years. Requires the Department of Public Health to approve training programs, to list the approved programs on the Department's website, and to include links to training providers' websites on the Department's website. Contains provisions concerning costs, limitations, and rulemaking. Defines terms. Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning epinephrine administration, provides that epinephrine may be administered with a pre-filled syringe. Makes conforming changes.

Senate Amendment 1: Changed “auto-injectors” to “injectors”

Senate Amendment 2: Removes provision creating Epinephrine Administration Act.

Passed both chambers






Bush - Grayslake, D

Creates the Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act. Requires the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and other specified agencies and entities, to develop a pilot program under which a qualifying adolescent or young adult may receive community-based mental health treatment from a youth-focused community support team for early treatment that is specifically tailored to the needs of youth and young adults in the early stages of a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Requires the Department to apply, no later than September 30, 2019, for any necessary federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program. Requires the Department to implement the pilot program no later than December 31, 2019 if federal approval is not necessary. Contains provisions concerning the creation of a community-based treatment model under the pilot program; the development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Requires the Department to develop an Assertive Engagement and Community-Based Clinical Treatment Pilot Program for individuals with opioid and other drug addictions. Contains provisions on in-office, in-home, and in-community services provided under the pilot program; application for a federal waiver or State Plan amendment to implement the pilot program; development of a pay-for-performance payment model; Department rules to implement the pilot program; and analytics and outcomes report. Effective immediately.

Passed by both chambers






Bush – Grayslake, D

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules allowing licensed prescribers or pharmacists who have registered to access the Prescription Monitoring Program to authorize a licensed or non-licensed designee (rather than any designee) employed in that licensed prescriber's office or licensed pharmacist's pharmacy and who has received training in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to consult the Prescription Monitoring Program on their behalf. Requires the Clinical Director of the Prescription Monitoring Program to select 6 members (rather than 5 members), 3 physicians, 2 pharmacists, and one dentist, of the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee to serve as members of the peer review subcommittee. Effective immediately

Passed by both chambers





Koehler - Peoria, D

Amends the School Code. With regard to the self-administration and self-carry of asthma medication, provides that a school district, public school, charter school, or nonpublic school may authorize a school nurse or trained personnel to (i) provide undesignated asthma medication to a student for self-administration only or to any personnel authorized under a student's Individual Health Care Action Plan or asthma action plan, plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or individualized education program plan to administer to the student that meets the student's prescription on file, (ii) administer an undesignated asthma medication that meets the prescription on file to any student who has an Individual Health Care Action Plan or asthma action plan, plan pursuant to Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or individualized education program plan that authorizes the use of asthma medication; and (iii) administer an undesignated asthma medication to any person that the school nurse or trained personnel believes in good faith is having respiratory distress; defines "undesignated asthma medication" and "respiratory distress". Changes the definition of "asthma medication" to mean quick-relief asthma medication that is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of respiratory distress. Provides that a school nurse or trained personnel may administer undesignated asthma medication to any person whom the school nurse or trained personnel in good faith believes to be experiencing respiratory distress (i) while in school, (ii) while at a school-sponsored activity, (iii) while under the supervision of school personnel, or (iv) before or after normal school activities. Provides that a school district, public school, charter school, or nonpublic school may maintain a supply of an asthma medication in any secure location where a person is most at risk. Provides that a training curriculum to recognize and respond to respiratory distress may be conducted online or in person. Specifies training requirements. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Senate Amendment 1: Added must notify the child’s health care provider AND school nurse within 24 hours after the administration of an undesignated asthma medication.

Passed by both chambers





Martinez – Chicago, D

Amends the Department of Professional Regulation Law. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional regulation shall allow an applicant to provide his or her individual taxpayer identification number as an alternative to provide a social security number when applying for a license. Provides that no applicant shall be denied a license solely based on his or her immigration status or citizenship status. Further amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Removes language providing that an applicant for a registered pharmacist license shall provide evidence indicating that he or she is a United States citizen or legally admitted alien.

Passed by both chambers





Hunter – Chicago, D

Amends the Nurse Practice Act. In provisions concerning written collaborative agreements, restores the ability of podiatric physicians to collaborate with advanced practice registered nurses. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Passed by both chambers





Stadelman - Rockford, D

Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act and the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a prescription for medication other than controlled substances shall be valid for up to 15 months from the date issued for the purpose of refills, unless the prescription states otherwise.

Passed by both chambers






Feigenholtz – Chicago, D

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. In addition to other specified actions required under the Code, requires a managed care community network that contracts with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish, maintain, and provide a fair and reasonable reimbursement rate to pharmacy providers for pharmaceutical services, prescription drugs and drug products, and pharmacy or pharmacist-provided services. Provides that the reimbursement methodology shall not be less than the current reimbursement rate utilized by the Department for prescription and pharmacy or pharmacist-provided services and shall not be below the actual acquisition cost of the pharmacy provider. Requires a managed care community network to ensure that the pharmacy formulary used by the managed care community network and its contract providers is no more restrictive than the Department's pharmaceutical program. Effective July 1, 2018.

On 2nd Reading in the Senate





Harris – Chicago, D

Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall require each Medicaid Managed Care Organization to list as preferred on the Medicaid Managed Care Organization's preferred drug list every pharmaceutical that is listed as preferred on the Department's preferred drug list. Provides that the Department shall not prohibit, or adopt any rules or policies that prohibit, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization from: (i) covering additional pharmaceuticals that are not listed on the Department's preferred drug list; or (ii) removing from the Medicaid Managed Care Organization's preferred drug list any prior approval requirements applicable under the Department's preferred drug list. Provides that the Department shall not require a Medicaid Managed Care Organization to utilize a single, statewide preferred drug list and shall not prohibit a plan from negotiating drug pricing concessions or rebates on any drug with pharmaceutical companies, unless otherwise required by federal law. Provides that no later than July 1, 2018, the Department shall develop a standardized format for all Medicaid Managed Care Organization preferred drug lists in cooperation with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations and stakeholders, including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, providers, and individuals or entities with expertise in drug formulary development. Requires each Medicaid Managed Care Organization to post its preferred drug list on its website without restricting access to enrolled members and to update the preferred drug list posted on its website within 2 business days of making any changes to the preferred drug list, including, but not limited to, any and all changes to requirements for prior approval. Effective immediately.

Passed by both chambers






Fine – Glenview, D

House Amendment 1 : n language providing that a health care plan is not prohibited from requiring a pharmacist to effect substitutions of prescription drugs, provides that the health care plan is not prohibited from requiring a pharmacist to effect substitutions consistent with provisions from the Pharmacy Practice Act that allow a pharmacist to substitute an interchangeable biologic for a prescribed biologic product and select a generic drug determined to be therapeutically equivalent by the United States Food and Drug Administration and in accordance with the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Passed by both chambers






Gabel - Evanston, D

Amends the Nursing Home Care Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall provide facilities with educational information on all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, including, but not limited to, the risks associated with shingles and how to protect oneself against the varicella-zoster virus. Requires a facility to distribute the information to each resident who requests the information and each newly admitted resident. Allows the facility to distribute the information to residents electronically. Effective January 1, 2019.

Passed by both chambers






Burke - Chicago, D

Amends the Illinois Physical Therapy Act. Provides that the limitation on determining a differential diagnosis shall not in any manner limit a physical therapist from establishing a relevant diagnosis. In the definition of "documented current and relevant diagnosis" and in provisions concerning disciplinary actions, removes language requiring a diagnosis to be substantiated by a physician, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or podiatric physician. Effective immediately.

Passed by both chambers






Zalewski - Riverside, D

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substance Act. In a provision allowing pharmacists to authorize a designee to consult the Prescription Monitoring Program on their behalf, defines "pharmacist" to include, but be not limited to, a pharmacist associated with a health maintenance organization or a Medicaid managed care entity providing services under the Illinois Public Aid Code. Effective immediately.

Passed by both chambers






House Amendment 001

Scherer - Decatur, D

House Amendment 003: Creates the Prescription Drug Task Force Act and a Prescription drug task Force with 18 members, one member from ICHP that will study the extent of over prescribing of opioids to patients and to make recommendations for future legislation to address the issue.

Passed by both chambers





Demmer – Rochelle, R

Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Substance Use Disorder Act. Removes the terms "addict", "addiction", "alcoholic", "alcoholism", and "substance abuse" and their corresponding definitions. Requires the Department of Human Services to reduce the incidence of substance use disorders (rather than reduce the incidence and consequences of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs). Defines "substance use disorder". Requires the Department to design, coordinate, and fund prevention, early intervention, treatment, and other recovery support services for substance use disorders that are accessible and address the needs of at-risk individuals and their families. Requires the Department to develop a comprehensive plan on the provision of such services; assist other State agencies in developing and establishing substance use disorder services for the agencies' clients; adopt medical and clinical standards on how to determine a substance use disorder diagnosis; and other matters. Contains provisions concerning the licensing of substance use disorder treatment providers; licensure categories and services; the identification of individuals who need substance use disorder treatment using "SBIRT"; patients' rights; services for pregnant women, mothers, and criminal justice clients; and other matters. Repeals a provision of the Act establishing the Committee on Women's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment. Repeals a provision of the Act setting forth the powers and duties of the Medical Advisory Committee. Makes conforming changes concerning the Substance Use Disorder Act to several Acts including the Department of Human Services Act, the Children and Family Services Act, and the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act. Effective January 1, 2019.

Passed by both chambers






McAuliffe - Chicago, R

Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules allowing licensed prescribers or pharmacists who have registered to access the Prescription Monitoring Program to authorize a licensed or non-licensed designee (rather than any designee) employed in that licensed prescriber's office or licensed pharmacist's pharmacy and who has received training in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to consult the Prescription Monitoring Program on their behalf. House Amendment 1 now requires the designee in the pharmacy must be a licensed individual.  Requires the Clinical Director of the Prescription Monitoring Program to select 6 members (rather than 5 members), 3 physicians, 2 pharmacists, and one dentist, of the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee to serve as members of the peer review subcommittee. Effective immediately

Passed by both chambers







Bellock – Westmont, R

Amends the Telehealth Act. Includes clinicians licensed to provide medical services under Illinois law in the definition of "health care professional".

Amendment 001: Added pharmacists and other licensed practitioners under the definition of “health care professional”.

Passed by both chambers





Senate Deadlines
Bill Introduction: February 16, 2018
Senate bills out of Committee: April 13, 2018
Third Reading for Senate Bills: April 27, 2018
House Bills out of Committee: May 11, 2018
Third Reading House Bills: May 25, 2018
Adjournment: May 31, 2018
Veto Session: November 13-15 and 27-29, 2018

House Deadlines
Bill Introduction: February 16, 2018
House Bills out of Committee: April 13, 2018
Third Reading House Bills: April 27, 2018
Senate Bills out of Committee: May 18, 2018
Third Reading Senate Bills: May 25, 2018
Adjournment: May 31, 2018
Veto Session: November 13-15 and 27-29,2018


Congratulations to ICHP Vice President of Professional Services, Trish Wegner, BS Pharm, PharmD, FASHP on her new appointment!  Trish has been appointed as a member of ACPE's CPE Commission.  See page 13 of the ACPE Update: July Newsletter for more details.  


The ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund “Auction with A Twist” Returns!
We’re Looking for Some Great Prizes!

by Scott A. Meyers, ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund Treasurer

Last year’s “Spin to Win” fund-raiser for the Illinois Pharmacy Action Fund at the ICHP Annual Meeting was a great success but back by popular demand this year is the beloved “Auction with A Twist”!  Truly the most successful of the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund fund-raising events, raising over $22,000 total the previous five times it was held! 


To refresh your memories or in case you’re new to ICHP this year, the “Auction With A Twist” is technically a Chinese auction featuring outstanding prizes donated by ICHP members, pharmacy departments, colleges of pharmacy, and other friends of ICHP.  From Wikipedia we find that a Chinese auction is a combination of a raffle and an auction.  The difference between a raffle and a Chinese auction is that in a raffle with multiple prizes, there is one “hat” from which names are drawn for all prizes.  That means you may win something you don’t want or need, but in a Chinese auction each prize has its own “hat” (or in our case a mason jar).  This allows participants purchase their tickets and choose which prize or prizes to focus on, as opposed to having a first, second, third, prize, etc.


Each of the previous “Auctions With A Twist” featured a variety of prizes that included a flat screen TV; iPads; Fitbits; Microsoft Surface; Apple TV;  tablets; tickets to the White Sox, Cubs and Bulls; lawn chairs; text books; college logo gear; a weekend getaway; ICHP logo gear; handmade jewelry; golf clubs; a special round of golf; one-of-a-kind paintings; framed photographs; a variety of gift baskets and cards; and even a backyard cookout.  The online “Pre-Auction” provides ICHP members who can’t get to the ICHP Annual Meeting with the same chances to win these great prizes.  So everyone has a chance to win!  We would love to have you there on that Saturday of the Annual Meeting so you can take possession of your prizes and immediately begin to enjoy them, but previous year’s online winners can verify that you can win and you will receive your prizes!


A great way to participate in this year’s Auction, is to team up with your ICHP colleagues to donate even bigger prizes by pooling contributions.  A donation of $25 from you and several co-workers could purchase all kinds of great prizes!  TVs, tablets, Surface, or huge gift basket!  $50 donations from you and 9 of your colleagues could purchase a really large flat screen TV if you’re a savvy shopper!  Providing a contribution from your pharmacy department will earn recognition and appreciation from all of your pharmacy colleagues, create some good-natured competition with other pharmacy departments around the state, and will still provide each contributor with the individual recognition as an ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund donor.  Individual contributors are certainly welcome too!  Whether the prize is a gift you’d like to win yourself or if you have a special talent, hobby or skill and want to share with your pharmacy colleagues, auction it off to help the ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund and the pharmacy profession.  Gift baskets of all types, Gift Cards, Spa visits, theater tickets, designer purses, sports memorabilia, and much more are reasonable individual gifts that will draw lots of attention and even more tickets from prospective prize winners.   Your imagination is the only limit on what prizes will raise the most excitement at this year’s “Auction with A Twist”!


With the ICHP Annual Meeting held on September 13-15, the prizes should be received by ICHP no later than August 20th so that we can photograph each prize and place it and a description on the ICHP Website for “Pre-Auction” bidding that takes place two weeks prior to the Annual Meeting.  If you plan to provide a special prize and have logistical concerns, please contact the ICHP office for guidance.  If you have a unique prize but aren’t sure it will draw the bids worthy of its value, give us a call too.  We’ll be happy to tell you what was hot and what was not in in the past! 


Tickets for the “Auction with A Twist” may be purchased online beginning on August 27th and ending on September 10th or they may be purchased in person at the Annual Meeting all day Thursday and Friday, September 13th & 14th and until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th.  Tickets purchased online will be placed in the mason jars of your choice before the Annual Meeting and the jars will be thoroughly shaken each day of the Annual Meeting and just before the drawing is made.  Prize winners will be announced at the Saturday Awards Luncheon but you need not be present to win.


Help us make this year’s “Auction with A Twist” an even greater success than in the past and hopefully win a prize or two of your own!  It’s a fun way to get into the act of advocacy for the profession! 

Announcing Big Changes –
KeePosted™ Transformation coming in November 2018!

Big changes are happening to the ICHP KeePosted News Journal beginning with the November 2018 issue. The ICHP Board of Directors has approved changing KeePosted to a quarterly publication, available as both a print (using recycled materials) and digital news journal. The new print KeePosted™ will be a member benefit at no additional charge.

Transformation Timeline

  • August 2018 - Final issue of current KeePosted™ digital only format.
  • September-October – There will be no KeePosted™ news journals published as we collect and hold all columns and articles for the first print issue of November.
  • November 2018 - The new format will be published as both print and digital.
    • Every ICHP member will receive a copy of each paper issue – so please be sure that we have your preferred mailing address!
    • Only want digital? See the Opt Out information below.
  • 2019 - The first of February, May, August and November – hard copy mailings ship out and digital issues are published online.


Your favorite peer-reviewed columns will still be in KeePosted™, providing our members with publishing opportunities. The President’s Message, Directly Speaking, Division and Committee articles, all College Connections, special guest articles, Best Practice journal continuing education, Member Spotlight, and Board of Pharmacy updates – just to name a few – will be in the new KeePosted™!

So if you are looking for an opportunity to publish, write an article for the KeePosted™ and your work will be online and in hard copy! Article due dates will be changing to meet the new hard copy print schedule.  We will have all the new submission information available and posted online soon at

 Other Changes in ICHP Communications

  • Breaking news (legislation, rule changes and Board of Pharmacy updates) and important announcements will be shared via “ICHP News” email blasts, Facebook, News, and Voter Voice.
  • Statewide meeting announcements and affiliate program information will be emailed to members, posted on the website and listed in KeePosted™.
  • The ICHP Champion News Brief is now emailed directly to all ICHP members and will continue to be a monthly publication.
  • The ICHP CPE News Brief (currently every two weeks) will become a monthly email update listing all the available ICHP continuing education opportunities for our members.
  • Important advocacy information will be sent out via Voter Voice (ICHP’s advocacy website provider), so please watch for those emails as well!
  • Plus, the Career Center will continue on its current every two weeks on Thursday email schedule.

Time sensitive news will go out immediately via email and social media; news and information that can wait will go out quarterly in the new KeePosted™. The print version will summarize information and events from the past quarter and announce upcoming quarterly events of value to members. 

What Happens next?

The new KeePosted™ will be a printed news journal mailed quarterly directly to your preferred mailing address. A digital version will still be available online as well for those who prefer digital. The goal is to meet the needs of all our members, many of whom miss our old print version – you soon will be able to carry the KeePosted™ with you, read an article while waiting for the elevator , and easily share with co-workers.

We are planning on six issues as a pilot for the new print format and will analyze the new format to determine if it will become a permanent transformation after the February 2020 issue.

Opt Out

A new option will be available for members when you join or renew your ICHP membership – you may opt out of the print version if you only want the digital. However, every ICHP member will receive our first issue in November 2018. And remember, the new KeePosted™ will be a member benefit at no extra charge, and will also be eco-friendly using recycled materials!

Keep Us Updated on your Email!

For KeePosted™ and all important Illinois pharmacy email notifications - please be sure is white listed at your work site. If that is not possible, make sure we have your most up to date personal email so that we can keep you informed about what is happening in Illinois pharmacy.

College Connection

University of Illinois at Chicago-Rockford
Journal Clubs - Learning to Criticize and Improve Clinical Practice

College Connection

by PhuongDung Luong (P3), ICHP Treasurer, University of Illinois at Chicago (Rockford)

During the fall of 2016, I was fortunate to be part of the first class enrolled in the new curriculum at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. Compared to the old curriculum, students would have the opportunity to experience various pharmacy settings from the start of the pharmacy program. In my first introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) I was assigned to the critical care unit of a local hospital. I spent my entire week in the unit getting an overview of a pharmacist’s daily duties. One of the activities was the presentation of a newly published study during a Journal Club meeting. The goal was to evaluate whether the new results could be applied to current practice in the hospital. The article was confusing and I did not understand fully what was discussed. It sparked my interest in learning more about Journal Clubs, eventually leading me to attend the UIC ICHP student chapter Journal Club meetings. The meetings are regular events that provide students with the opportunity to practice reading, critiquing, and presenting a published scientific article in front of their colleagues. However, I only participated in the events by listening to the presentations and the discussions among the leading faculty and my student colleagues.


During my second year of didactic courses, I learned how to search for disease guidelines, how clinical trials are set up, and how to read randomized clinical trials/meta-analyses. At the same time, I accumulated a good amount of knowledge about various disease states. Strengthening my pharmaceutical knowledge and critical thinking skills made me more excited for each Journal Club meeting. Before each Journal Club, I searched for guidelines and reviewed the article. It helped me to review the disease and evidence-based treatments. I was able to compare new information, the limitations of the study, as well as the clinical application of the results. During meetings, I was able to participate in the discussion with the presenter, the leading faculty, and fellow students in discussing findings and application to current evidence-based practice. It is a wonderful environment in which to learn and practice without the stress of being graded. Not only does it prepare students for advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), but it also contributes to the training of highly-qualified future pharmacists.


Journal Club meetings help me to learn that healthcare is constantly changing. To become a pharmacist, I need to take the initiative to keep myself up-to-date. Fully understanding the purpose and the importance of Journal Club, I am more appreciative about the opportunities that the UIC ICHP student chapter provides students such as early hands-on experiences while still in school. I really enjoyed participating in Journal Club meetings.


During my last didactic year in pharmacy school I plan to present articles in ICHP Journal Club meetings to improve my presentation skills as well as to help the underclassmen understand the importance of learning. I hope to preserve the inspirational spirit of ICHP in training future pharmacists.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) - School of Pharmacy
Meet the Board

College Connection

by By: Kristen Ingold, P-2 and President-Elect SIUE School of Pharmacy

Let’s start the summer off by welcoming our new Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year! We are all excited for this next year and to continue our involvement in SSHP!

President: James Reimer is a P3 who previously served as our President-Elect and P1 Liaison in prior years. He demonstrated excellent organization and leadership skills in assisting the Executive Board, and we cannot wait to see what he will bring to the table this year.

Fun fact: James is an Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America and is advanced certified in SCUBA Diving!

President-Elect: Kristen Ingold is a P2 who served as the P1 Liaison last year. She showed great communication skills by advocating P1 involvement in SSHP, and she is excited to continue serving our organization.

Fun Fact: Kristen taught herself how to play the ukulele and performs research under two different professors at the SIUE School of Pharmacy!

Vice President: Paris Smith is a P3 who was our Fundraising Chair last year. She organized numerous successful fundraisers, including our record-breaking Faculty Auction! We will miss her expertise in as Fundraising Chair, but are excited to see what she brings to the Vice President position.

Fun Fact: Paris went to the biggest high school in Chicago, where her graduating class was 989 people!

Secretary: Michael McGee is a P3 and is new to our Executive Board this year. He was the P1 class tutor last year, and his personable attitude and studious skills will help him excel with us this year.

Fun Fact from Michael himself: “I can juggle, if that counts.”

Treasurer: Steve Jannick is a P3 who is also new to our Executive Board. He has previous experiences with handling funds, and he was hands down made for this position! We are excited to see his skills utilized this year.

Fun Fact: After helping a friend with a video production assignment, Steve ended up with an IMDB page. Wow!

Fundraising Chair: Makynzie Ashbaugh is a P2 and is our new Fundraising Chair. She has great organization skills and a creative mindset through her tremendous work with Dance Marathon. We are ecstatic to have her as a Board Member this year.

Fun Fact: Kynzie is a HUGE baseball fan! Her favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds.

Membership Chair: Kyleigh Maday is a P3 and was our Membership Chair last year. She is ready to continue excellence in this position and already has great ideas for furthering SSHP membership!

Fun Fact: One of Kyleigh’s favorite activities is snowboarding!

Professional Practice Chair: Blake Lutzow is a P3 and was our ASHP Liaison last year. He is excited to begin a new position and to help inform other students of their options after they graduate. We are looking forward to his work this year!

Fun Fact from Blake himself: “I golf all the time, but I am still not good.”

Community Chair: Allison Hotop is a P3 and is thrilled to keep us actively involved in our chapter’s outreach program. She is new to our board, but her various involvements through the School of Pharmacy shows she is approachable and willing to help others.

Fun Fact: Allison saw Jimmy Fallon live and gave him a high-five!

ICHP Liaison: Vincent Chau is a P3 and will be continuing his position as ICHP Liaison. He was an asset to our organization last year, and we are excited for him to continue his excellence and leadership role with us.

Fun Fact: Vincent is a die-hard Chicago Bulls fan!

ASHP Liaison: Hunter Ragan is a P3 and is new to our Executive Board. He is looking forward to facilitating communication between SSHP and ASHP. Hunter is eager to work with his peers and strengthen our organization with new ideas.

Fun Fact: … Ready for it? Hunter is Taylor Swift’s number one fan!


Welcome New Members!

Welcome new ICHP members!!!

New Member


Silvia Arcco


Anteona Howard


Shannon Karas


Kimberly Trujillo


Nicholas Van Hise

David Martin


Upcoming Events

Champions Webinar

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Safe Management of Drug Shortages
Natasha Nicol, PharmD, FASHP

Champions LIVE Webinar

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - NOON 
The Role of Pharmacy Technicians in Specialty Pharmacy
Elba Sertuche, CPhT and Letrina K. Flowers, CPhT 
Champions LIVE Webinar

Accredited for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians | 0.5 contact hour (.05 CEU) 

Student Leadership Retreat
When: Saturday, August 25th, 2018
All day
Description: ICHP Student Leadership Retreat
Invitation Only
Location TBA

ICHP Annual Meeting
When: September 13-15th, 2018
All day
Description: 2018 ICHP Annual Meeting
at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 

AHA Heart Walk

Oakbrook (Chicago) Walk - 9/22/18…
Carterville Walk - 10/6/18…

ICHP Pharmacy Action Fund (PAC)

Pharmacy Action Fund Report

Officers and Board of Directors

Executive Officers


Travis Hunerdosse
(312) 926-6124


Charlene Hope
Immediate Past President
(708) 783-5933


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Kathryn Schultz
(312) 926-6961


Jennifer Arnoldi


Scott Meyers
Executive Vice President

ICHP Office
(815) 227-9292


Regional Directors


Amy Boblitt
Regional Director Central
(217) 788-3015


Elise Wozniak
Regional Director Northern


Lynn Fromm
Regional Director

(618) 391-5539


Division Directors


Mary Lee
Organizational Affairs Director
(630) 515-7311


Karin Terry
Professional Affairs Director
(309) 655-3390


Lara Ellinger
Educational Affairs Director
(312) 926-3571


Carrie Vogler
Marketing Affairs Director
(217) 545-5394


Christopher Crank
Government Affairs Director
(630) 978-4853


Technician Representative


Clara Gary
Technician Representative
(312) 996-8525


Network and Committee Chairs - non-voting


Bernice Man
Chairman, New Practitioners Network
(773) 702-9641


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Ambulatory Care Network Chair

   David Tjhio
Chairman, Committee on 
(816) 885-4649


Jennifer Phillips
Editor & Chairman KeePosted 
Committee Chair, 
Nominations Committee
(630) 515-7167


Milena McLaughlin
Assistant Editor, KeePosted News Journal


Student Chapter Presidents

Ashley Shinnick - Chicago State University College of Pharmacy

Shivek Kashyap - Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Sara Koehnke - Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

Aprille Banchoencharoensuk - Rosalind Franklin University 
College of Pharmacy

Kaylee Poole - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

David Silva - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

HyeRim Whang Kong - University of Illinois at Chicago - 
Rockford Campus College of Pharmacy

ICHP Affiliates

Northern Illinois Society (NISHP)

Erika Hellenbart

Denise Kolanczyk

Antoine Jenkins
Immediate Past President
(773) 821-2592

David Martin

Milena McLaughin

Vera Kalin
Technician Representative

West Central Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WSHP)
Ed Rainville

Metro East Society (MESHP)
Jared Sheley

Sangamiss Society of Heath-System Pharmacists
Julie Downen
217) 788-3953

Billee Samples

Katelyn Conklen
Immediate Past President

Vacant Roles at Affiliates; President, Rock Valley Society; Southern IL Society; Sugar Creek Society

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