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American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)

Description: APhA is the oldest (est. 1852) and largest pharmacy association (60,000+) in the U.S. Comprised of practicing pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, APhA provides information, education and advocacy to empower its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.

Membership requirements: Open to all pharmacy students, $60 annual membership fee (also includes membership into the state organization, Colorado Pharmacists Society), membership deadline is October 1st.

Membership Census 2010-11: 231 members


  • Student Pharmacist & Pharmacy Today magazines
  • Access to Career Center on
  • Leadership positions within APhA-ASP
  • Colorado Pharmacist Society (CPS) membership
  • Network with local pharmacists & professors
  • Reimbursement opportunities for local & national meeting attendance
  • National Patient Counseling Competition (top 10 win free books & 1st prize is a trip to nationals!)
  • Gain experience with patient counseling & opportunities through patient care projects


  • American Pharmacist Month Celebration
  • Immunization Clinics
  • Chapter meeting
  • Visit from APhA Nationals
  • StepOut 5k Diabetes Walk
  • Region 8 Midyear Regional Meeting
  • 24-Hour Fitness Health Fair
  • Project RECOVERY CeDAR
  • World AIDS Day Bake Sale

Officers (2013-2014)


Joselyn Benabe (P3)

President Elect:

Jillian Dann (P2)

Vice President:

Kristina DeBattista (P3)


Ashley Huntsberry (P3)


Terry Viramontes (P3

Membership VP:

Don Hoang (P2)

Fundraising Chairs:

Cynthia Pinciotti (P3), Rachel Daugherty (P3)

Operation Heart Co-Chairs:

Brian Fox (P3), Joshua Min (P2)

Operation Diabetes Co-Chairs:

Krista Levin (P2), Kailynn DeRonde (P2)

Operation Immunization Co-Chairs:

Tiffany Tsai (P2), Richard Chien (P3)

Operation Self-care Co-chairs:

Scott DeBacco (P3), Jade Megyeri (P2)

Project Recovery Co-chairs:

Elizabeth Wright (P2), Felicity Burke (P2), David Gurule (P2)

Women’s Health Co-chairs:

Jeanna Palomo (P3), Thanh Thai (P2)

IPSF Co-chairs:

Melissa Laub (P2), Tiffany Tsai (P2)

SPAN Liaison Co-chairs:

Janet Oh (P3), Alina Burnett-Hogan (P3)

Faculty Advisor:

Brian Hemstreet, PharmD


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