Junior Board Members

Current Junior Board Members

Austin Williams - University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Madeleine Tilley - Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Olivia Alewine - University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Brooke Lucas - Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy

Erin Warren - University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy


Purpose

The overall purpose and mission of the Junior Board Member (JBM) program is to provide an increased representation of student members to the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacist (SCSHP) Board of Directors.

Key responsibilities include communication between student members and Board, feedback to Board, input in all Board issues, and development of society membership, based on member needs, desires and requests. In addition, the program provides opportunities to strengthen leadership and communication skills, network with Board members and pharmacists throughout the state, and identify ways to make a difference within the profession. Other responsibilities may be assigned based on the annual plan of SCSHP and the President’s vision for the upcoming year.

JBM are eligible based on the following criteria:

  • Good academic standing within Class of 2021 and 2022,

  • Current member of local SSHP chapter,

  • Current member of SCSHP, and

  • Confirmation of receipt for one (1) letter of recommendation from a pharmacist or faculty member.

Goals

  1. Integrate student leaders into the planning and execution of SCSHP events, meetings, and membership recruitment by having a presence on the SCSHP Board of Directors (BOD).

  2. Mentor JBM in various areas of leadership within the SCSHP BOD to further develop leadership skills.

  3. Provide insight and innovation to enhance learning opportunities for students via meeting programming, provide initiative for membership retention after graduation, and encourage leadership at the state and national level, including political advocacy.

  4. Attend and actively participate in live Board meetings (twice during term) and participate in conference calls (once monthly).

Objectives for JBM

  1. Develop leadership skills as an early career professional.

  2. Explore different career paths in health-systems pharmacy – including hospital administration, inpatient and inpatient/outpatient clinical practice.

  3. Participate actively in committee charges and activities within the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

  4. Explore committee opportunities within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

  5. Participate in the state legislative process and affairs.

  6. Promote student, pharmacist, and technician membership and engagement.

  7. Participate in member recognition and appreciation.

Timeline

The timeline of various topics and activities for the JBM program varies per year, based on the cohort’s goals and interests. Highlighted topics and activities from the 2019-2020 JBM program include: project development on two surveys to SCSHP members; book club; postgraduate discussion; leadership styles; strategic planning; and life-work balance.

Mentors

Members of SCSHP can be recruited to be JBM mentors and dedicate to monthly discussions with assigned JBM during a portion of the year. Discussions can be in-person or on Skype/Facetime but are encouraged to be face-to-face instead via telephone or email. Past presidents and executive board members are targeted for mentorship, but other members are targeted based on the area of practice from the JBM’s interest.

Application

To be considered for the SCSHP JBM program, please submit the following information by Friday, January 31 to [email protected]

  • Current curriculum vitae.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a Pharmacist or Faculty member.

  • Statement of interest (Maximum of 500 words) discussing why you would like to be a JBM with SCSHP and what you hope to accomplish during your term if chosen.

    • This letter should also briefly describe relevant work and leadership experience that you feel would make you a strong candidate for the position.

Questions about this application can be directed to [email protected]