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2019 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat Speakers

 Douglas Anderson, PharmD, DPh


Dr. Douglas Anderson is Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Anderson completed his B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where he was the first Pharm.D. graduate. He also completed a PGY1 Residency at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a clinician who has specialized in cardiology (cardiovascular risk reduction) and anticoagulation/thromboembolic disorders. He serves on the worship team at Dayton Avenue Baptist Church in Xenia, OH, by playing electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. He is married to his lovely wife Jen who is a physician assistant, an avid fisherman, and loves collegiate athletics (especially football).

Jeffrey T. Copeland, BS, ThM, PharmD

 

Dr. Jeffrey Copeland is an ordained Baptist Minister, a Registered Pharmacist, and a former United States Army Captain.  His beloved wife, Julie, is a registered dietitian.  Julie and Jeff are the parents of two wonderful boys, Nathan and Matthew.  He holds a bachelor of science degree from Berry College, a doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer University, and a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.  Jeff is the Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs, Professor in Pharmacy Practice, and the CPFI student chapter advisor at the University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas. Jeff currently serves as the president of CPFI. 

Ronald A. Herman, PhD

 

Professor Herman is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He received his B.Sc in Pharmacy in 1976 and his M.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1978.  He then spent 6 years with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Southern Africa training pharmacists in a developing area. He returned to Iowa City to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics.  After completion, he worked at UIHC for 2 years in the surgical intensive care unit.  He joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy in 1994.  For 7 years he cared for patients in the Burn Treatment Center, then from 2001-2013 he was director of the Iowa Drug Information Network.   Since 2013 he has divided his time teaching at the college of pharmacy and working as clinical specialist reviewing IRB research protocols on behalf of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee ensuring safe use and appropriate informed consent about research medications.  He served CPFI as the chair of the Missions Committee for about 20 years, served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, was President for 3 years and has been the Executive Director these past 6 years.  He has also been an Advisory Council Member of Global Health Outreach for the past 21 years.

Philip Gerk, PharmD, PhD



Phillip M. Gerk received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, then did a clinical research fellowship at Auburn University.  He then attended the University of Kentucky where he received his Ph.D. and stayed to perform postdoctoral research.  He has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Pharmaceutics since 2004, where he teaches pharmacokinetics and performs his research on drug metabolism, transport, and oral bioavailability of antioxidants, with a special interest in natural products.  He also serves as the advisor for the student CPFI chapter at VCU School of Pharmacy.

Joy Greene, PharmD

Joy Greene grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998. Joy works at High Point University in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy where she serves as a Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan, for 21 years and they have two children, Ellie and Sam.   

God has given Joy a deep passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ. In 2011 Joy was invited to be a guest on the local Christian radio station in Jackson, TN.  After the show, the General Manager offered her an opportunity to do an on-air daily devotional to encourage their listeners. Through this opportunity, Joytime Ministries was born.  Joy began writing, recording and producing, "Joytime,"  an upbeat, one-minute Christian radio segment that is now nationally syndicated and airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide. Since that time, God has opened opportunities for Joy to speak to groups of women, nationally, where she discusses real life issues from a Biblical perspective. Learn more at www.joytime.org

Daniel A. Hussar, PhD

 

Daniel A. Hussar is Dean Emeritus and Remington Professor of Pharmacy Emeritus at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.  He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees and as Honorary President of the American Pharmacists Association, and is a Past President of the Drug Information Association and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.  He has served on the Board of Directors of World Vision and the Board of Directors of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.  He is a recipient of the Remington Honor Medal of the American Pharmacists Association and the Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Hussar’s primary interests are in the areas of new drugs, drug interactions, patient safety, and issues facing the profession of pharmacy, and he has written and spoken extensively on these subjects.  For many years he has published articles in several professional journals on the new medications that have been marketed in the United States.  He serves as the Author/Editor of The Pharmacist Activist monthly newsletter.  
 
David Kisor, PharmD



Dave Kisor is Professor and Director of Pharmacogenomics Education at Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kisor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo and his PharmD from The Ohio State University. He completed a fellowship in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacokinetics at Ohio State. Kisor has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has coauthored book chapters on pharmacogenomics. He is the lead author of two pharmacogenomics textbooks. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the Human Genome Variation Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP). Kisor is a former chair of the pharmacogenomics special interest group of AACP. Kisor also serves as the pharmacogenomics content editor for PharmactherapyFirst.

Cortney Mospan, PharmD


Cortney Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Community Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice sites at Uptown Pharmacy and the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Throughout her career, Cortney has focused on providing care for underserved patient populations, working to establish innovative and sustainable clinical services in the community pharmacy setting, and promotion of the profession of pharmacy through legislative advocacy.

Jon E. Sprague, RPh, PhD



Dr. Jon E. Sprague is the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Eminent Scholar and the Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Sciences at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).  Prior to joining BGSU, Dr. Sprague was the University Director of Academic Research and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University.  Before joining Ferris State University, he served as Dean and Professor of Pharmacology at the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University (ONU).  Dr. Sprague has also served as Chair and Professor of Pharmacology at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Tech University.  He received his PhD. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Purdue University.  He also was on the faculty in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue.  His research and teaching interests include the neurobiology of addiction and the pharmacology and toxicology of drugs of abuse.  Dr. Sprague has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in these topic areas.  Dr. Sprague was also instrumental in writing the synthetic drug laws for the State of Ohio.  These laws have focused on the synthetic cathinones, cannabinoids and opioids.

Virgil Van Dusen, BS Pharm, JD 

 

Virgil Van Dusen is the Bernhardt Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and The University of Tulsa College of Law. He has taught at Southwestern for over 20 years, five of which were as a clinical instructor. Prior to joining Southwestern he practiced extensively as both a pharmacist and an attorney. Courses that he teaches include pharmacy law, ethics and leadership.
Dr. Van Dusen has authored numerous articles dealing with legal and management issues related to pharmacy practice. His articles have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Hospital Pharmacy, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, U.S. Pharmacist, Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics and America’s Pharmacist. He has presented research at both state and national conferences and is frequently invited as a speaker for pharmacy organizations.

 DEVOTION & WORSHIP LEADERS

Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD

 

Dr. Bates’ personal mission is to recruit, empower, and inspire healthcare providers (especially pharmacists) who are committed to lavishing the love of Christ on our fallen world through the provision of exceptional care, routinely striving to exceed expectations.

Joining Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy as Associate Dean in the summer of 2016, Dr. Bates helps to ensure that students achieve the highest levels of success, both in their pharmacy studies as well as in their efforts to honor God. His role focuses on guiding future pharmacists from the early stages of recruitment all the way through fostered involvement as alumni.

In the years prior to joining Cedarville, Dr. Bates served at Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success. While at Ferris, he founded the Ferris Pharmacy care clinic in 2013. Located inside Ferris’ College of Pharmacy, students regularly honed their clinical skills, assuring comprehensive care to underserved patients in and around Mecosta County. Further, he shared clinical responsibilities in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic, facilitating experiential and inter-professional learning for pharmacy, optometry, and nursing students.

Dr. Bates is privileged to have received over $130,000 in grants and has been an invited lecturer many times on both state and national platforms. Dr. Bates has helped lead a number of non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Pharmacists Association, Hope House Free Medical Clinic, as well as Cran Hill Ministries. Currently, he serves as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville and leads committees in both the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy as well as in Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International.

He and his wife Sheryl are originally from the central Michigan area, but are now privileged to call Cedarville, Ohio home. They have three children and are strong advocates for, and supporters of, foster care and adoption.

Luigi DeBoni, RPh

Luigi has served on the CPFI Executive Committee in every office except executive director. He served as an officer or director for 25 of his 31 years as a member of CPFI. Luigi has been a registered pharmacist for 51 years and has participated in medial mission trips to Zambia, Lebanon, Columbia, and three times to Honduras. Luigi is looking forward to sharing a message at our 2019 Annual Conference titled “The Great Physician and a pharmacist.”

Joy Greene, PharmD

Joy Greene grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998. Joy works at High Point University in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy where she serves as a Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan, for 21 years and they have two children, Ellie and Sam. 
 
God has given Joy a deep passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ. In 2011 Joy was invited to be a guest on the local Christian radio station in Jackson, TN.  After the show, the General Manager offered her an opportunity to do an on-air daily devotional to encourage their listeners. Through this opportunity, Joytime Ministries was born.  Joy began writing, recording and producing, "Joytime,"  an upbeat, one-minute Christian radio segment that is now nationally syndicated and airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide. Since that time, God has opened opportunities for Joy to speak to groups of women, nationally, where she discusses real life issues from a Biblical perspective. Learn more at www.joytime.org

 Wagdy W. Wahba, PhD

 

Dr. Wahba graduated from Alexandria University, College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Chemistry. After his graduation, he purchased his own drug store in Alexandria, Egypt, where he practiced retail pharmacy.  Dr. Wahba joined Duquesne University, School of Pharmacy, in Pittsburgh, as a research associate and a graduate student. After earning his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology in 1972, he worked as a forensic toxicologist at the crime laboratory of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA. In August 1995, Dr. Wahba and his family moved to Hamilton Ontario, Canada, where he established and worked as a manager of the first Drug Information Center at McMaster Medical Center. He returned to Pittsburgh in September 1997 and re-joined the Allegheny County Crime Laboratory to work as a forensic toxicologist.  He was promoted to the position of manager of the toxicology section and continued serving there for thirteen years. During his tenure as a forensic toxicologist, Dr. Wahba taught pharmacology and toxicology on a part-time basis at two universities and one college in the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Wahba is still available as a forensic toxicology expert witness in civil and criminal court cases. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.

In August 2001, Dr. Wahba joined Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and as director of Spiritual programs until he retired from full-time teaching in 2013. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty at PBA. Dr. Wahba enjoys teaching at a Christian School of Pharmacy where integration of faith is an integral part of the curriculum. 

NATIONAL STUDENT RETREAT SPEAKERS

 Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD

 

Dr. Bates’ personal mission is to recruit, empower, and inspire healthcare providers (especially pharmacists) who are committed to lavishing the love of Christ on our fallen world through the provision of exceptional care, routinely striving to exceed expectations.

Joining Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy as Associate Dean in the summer of 2016, Dr. Bates helps to ensure that students achieve the highest levels of success, both in their pharmacy studies as well as in their efforts to honor God. His role focuses on guiding future pharmacists from the early stages of recruitment all the way through fostered involvement as alumni. 

In the years prior to joining Cedarville, Dr. Bates served at Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success. While at Ferris, he founded the Ferris Pharmacy care clinic in 2013. Located inside Ferris’ College of Pharmacy, students regularly honed their clinical skills, assuring comprehensive care to underserved patients in and around Mecosta County. Further, he shared clinical responsibilities in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic, facilitating experiential and inter-professional learning for pharmacy, optometry, and nursing students.

Dr. Bates is privileged to have received over $130,000 in grants and has been an invited lecturer many times on both state and national platforms. Dr. Bates has helped lead a number of non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Pharmacists Association, Hope House Free Medical Clinic, as well as Cran Hill Ministries. Currently, he serves as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville and leads committees in both the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy as well as in Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International. 

He and his wife Sheryl are originally from the central Michigan area, but are now privileged to call Cedarville, Ohio home. They have three children and are strong advocates for, and supporters of, foster care and adoption.
 
Faith Brown, PharmD



Dr. Brown graduated in 2018 from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – MUSC Campus with her Doctorate of Pharmacy and is currently completing her PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. She served as President of MUSC’s local CPFI Chapter as a student.

In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending quality time with her husband, and playing with her dog and cat. 

After completion of her residency, she hopes to find a clinical pharmacy position practicing in either critical care or internal medicine.

Ronald A. Herman, PhD



Professor Herman is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He received his B.Sc in Pharmacy in 1976 and his M.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1978.  He then spent 6 years with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Southern Africa training pharmacists in a developing area. He returned to Iowa City to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics.  After completion, he worked at UIHC for 2 years in the surgical intensive care unit.  He joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy in 1994.  For 7 years he cared for patients in the Burn Treatment Center, then from 2001-2013 he was director of the Iowa Drug Information Network.   Since 2013 he has divided his time teaching at the college of pharmacy and working as clinical specialist reviewing IRB research protocols on behalf of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee ensuring safe use and appropriate informed consent about research medications.  He served CPFI as the chair of the Missions Committee for about 20 years, served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, was President for 3 years and has been the Executive Director these past 6 years.  He has also been an Advisory Council Member of Global Health Outreach for the past 21 years.

Kathy Q. Moore, BS Pharm, RPh
 


Kathy Quarles Moore, BS Pharm, RPh is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy where she received her B.S. in Pharmacy. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Lab Director of Community and Compounding labs at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She has held the position as the CPFI Faculty advisor at the college for over 7 years. She is also a practicing independent retail pharmacist at Riley’s Drugs in Lexington, S.C. and Apothecare Pharmacy in Leesville, S.C. Kathy Moore is a native of West Columbia, S.C. She grew up working with her father, Wallace Quarles, RPh, at Taylor Street Pharmacy in Columbia, S.C. where he sparked her desire to practice pharmacy while sharing her faith. She is married to Scotty H. Moore and has 2 boys; Devin and Casey. 

Mrs. Moore is an active member at Northside Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School to 3 and 4 year olds.

Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family and friends, watching her boys play baseball and her husband coach and hunting.

One of her favorite Bible Verses to standby is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 

David Shirley, PharmD



David Shirley is a 2002 Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy.   He practiced independent community pharmacy in Charleston South Carolina full-time for fourteen years specializing in compounding pharmacy.  The first seven years he spent practicing at Prescription Center Inc. From 2009 until 2015 he was the PIC Plantation Pharmacy at Wappoo Road.  Throughout his career he has served as a preceptor for many students at introductory and advanced levels.  He has been formally recognized for student precepting on four occasions and has been nominated twice for the Preceptor of the Year award.   His love for pharmacy education and students culminated in his 2015 appointment as an Assistant Professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at MUSC.  His teaching roles include Pharmacy Calculations, Compounding and Pharmaceutics Lab, Community Pharmacy Lab, Self Care Therapeutics, and Pharmacy Law and Ethics.  His path to pharmacy was paved by several years of work in industry as well as graduate research training in pharmacology prior to his PharmD training.  He has been a pharmacist member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) for over 20 years, served for several years on the Board of Directors, and is currently the President-Elect of SCPhA.  David is excited about his role in pharmacy education and is committed to helping advance pharmacy practice for years to come.    David resides in Charleston South Carolina with his wife and two boys, ages eighteen and twelve.

 

 

 




 

 
Other Upcoming Meetings

CPFI Events

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the 2019 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition
Seattle, WA - March 24, 2019
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Rm. 401
Date: Sunday, March 24th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Speaker: Dr. Daniel A. Hussar - Bio
Topic: 'Priorities'
Cost: $25.
Register for this event when you register for the conference. A small quantity of tickets will be available at the door.

CPFI 2019 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat
(See annual meeting tab for full details)
Myrtle Beach, SC - May 22 to 26, 2019



 

 

 

 

 

 

·       CPFI Board Meeting at the 2018 Global Missions Health Conference Southeast Christian Church
Louisville, KY
November 8 to 10, 2018

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Recent Meetings

Recent Conferences and Prayer Breakfasts or Luncheons

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the ASHP Mid-year
Anaheim, CA - December 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Ashley Devaughan Topic: The Planted Tree
Cost: FREE (RSVP required - please RSVP to [email protected]
Location: 2 miles from the Convention Center at 
First Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove, Garden Grove, CA - The Prayer Breakfast will be located in the church lounge indicated with a red X on the map.
FPC Building Map-DEC 2 CPFI Prayer Breakfast.pdf

CPFI Exhibit, Board of Directors Meeting and Meet & Greet at the Global Mission Health Conference
Louisville, KY - November 8 to 10, 2018 

CPFI Exhibit at the 2018 CURE Conference
Buies Creek, NC - October 20, 2018 

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the Virginia Pharmacy Assoc. 137th Annual Convention
Norfolk, VA - September 9, 2018

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the AACP Annual Meeting
Boston, MA  - July 22, 2018
 

2018 CPFI Annual Conference & National Student Retreat
Student Retreat: May 30 to June 3, 2018
Annual Conference: May 31 to June 3, 2018
Location: Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the 2018 American Pharmacy Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition

CPFI Prayer Breakfast: March 18, 2018 / APhA Meeting: March 16 to 19, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Joy Greene
Title: "When I Grow Up, I Want to Be _____________."
Time: 7:30 am to 8:45 am
Location: Nashville, TN - Music City Center, Room 207B

Exposition  CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the ASHP Mid-year Clinical Meeting

CPFI  hosted a Prayer Breakfast at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, FL on Sunday, December 3rd at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Salon 9 (9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-8122.  

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the VPhA 136th Annual Convention
Speaker: Mark Johnson, Pharm.D.
Date: September 10, 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

CURE 2017  - CPFI Exhibitor
CPFI Exhibitor - Dr. Bob Cisneros
Date: September 15-16, 2017
Location: Buies Creek, NC

Global Missions Health Conference - CPFI Partner, Exhibitor and host for Meet & Greet
CPFI Exhibitor - CPFI Board Members
Meet & Greet Coordinator - Board Member, Jordan Daniel, Pharm. D.
Date: November 9-11, 2017
Location: Louisville, KY

2017 CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the AACP Annual Meeting

Date and Time Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:45 a.m.–7:45 a.m.
Meeting Room (All programs/sessions are at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center) Presidential Ballroom B, Level 2

 CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the APhA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 
7:30 am to 8:45 am
Location: 
Moscone Convention Center: Room 250/262.
Speaker: William A. Kehoe, MA, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Department Chair, Director - Office of Academic Success and Instructional Support, Instructional Support Coordinator for the Combined Pharmacy Fellowship/Master of Science Program
University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Topic: “Keeping a Sense of Mission in Our Professional Life”
Cost: $25.00

CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the APhA 2016 Convention

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 
7:30 am to 8:45 am
Location: 
Rm 301/302Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
Speaker: 
Edward M Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor, Chairman, Pharmacy Practice
University of Buffalo
Topic: 'Quo Vadis: How do we discern God’s will for our lives?'
Cost: $25.

2016 CPFI Annual Conference & National Student Retreat

Date: June 8 to June 12, 2016/Student retreat and 
June 9 to June 12/ Annual Conference
Location: Springmaid Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC

Virginia Pharmacy Association Convention/CPFI Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:am

2015 CPFI Annual Conference & National Student Retreat Bonclarken Conference Center
500 Pine Drive Flat Rock, NC 28731
Conference: June 4 to June 7, 2015
National Student  Retreat: June 3 to June 7, 2015

The CPFI 2015 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat returns to Flat Rock, North Carolina on June 3 through June 7, 2015! The National Student Retreat will begin in the evening on Wednesday and continue on Thursday. Conference attendees will arrive early afternoon on Thursday with the first continuing education session beginning at 2:30 p.m. On Thursday evening, we will have a worship service at 7 pm followed by an ice cream social at 8 pm. The CE program will continue on Friday morning through Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. A country barbeque is planned for Friday evening and will include a dual zip line and a campfire.  We are planning another silent auction this year and proceeds from the auction will be used to continue efforts to build up a body of Christian pharmacists in the DR Congo. Saturday afternoon will be free time and there will also be an opportunity to participate in a service project! Fred Eckel will lead our Sunday morning worship service which will be held in the Bonclarken chapel. The theme for this year's conference is 'Tell Your Story' with a focus on Psalm 105:1 "Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name, make known among the nations what he has done." (NIV)   
Anyone interested is welcome to attend the CPFI Board of Directors meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

2015 CPFI Prayer Breakfast at the
American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting & Exposition San Diego, CA
Conference: March 27 to March 30, 2015 CPFI Prayer Breakfast: Sunday March 29, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Prayer Breakfast location: Rm 22, San Diego Convention Center Speaker: Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD, CGP  Topic: Ambassadorship Cost $25. (Sign up when registering for the conference. Limited number of tickets available at the door the morning of the breakfast.)

 2014 Global Missions Health Conference - Nov. 6-8th, Louisville, KY


The GMHC was another very successful conference Nov. 6-8th. There were over 2900 medical professionals and students that attended. The times of worship were amazing and the 4 plenary session speakers were all stimulating. We had a chance to attend 7 out of the 70 plus breakout workshop sessions. With all the recent news about the Ebola crisis I opted to attend 6 different sessions that focused on Ebola diagnosis and treatment. We got to hear from some of the men and women who have been on the front lines carrying for these patients, a couple of whom developed the disease and have completely recovered, with God’s help and the dedicated care of fellow missionaries serving under challenging conditions. What a blessing to hear from and learn from those that have been the hands and feet of Jesus.
CPFI was one of over 100 exhibitors that were able to showcase their marketplace or mission ministry at the conference. We must have had close to 100 pharmacists and pharmacy students stop by our booth during the 3 days the exhibit was open.

CPFI 2014 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat ‘Give Glory to God’ Jun 11-15, 

Pharmacists, their families, and student pharmacists from 26 states, from as far as Oregon, gathered together last month for the CPFI 2014 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat which was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The theme for the conference this year was ‘Give Glory to God’ from 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (NIV)
Dr. Scott Ries and Dr. Samuel Molind, from the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, PharmD and Assistant Dean at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX, opened the conference on Thursday afternoon with thought provoking and challenging lectures that covered topics such as Transformed: The Pharmacist Society Needs, Pharmacist Role in Emergency Medical Relief, and Pharmacy’s Mission in a Changing World: A Christian Perspective. Dr. Fred Eckel, CPFI President, served as moderator for a panel discussion on Friday morning titled Honoring God Through Pharmacy: Sharing Life Experiences. Herb Hames, Susan Lutz, Wagdy Wahba, Keith Allhands, Ron Herman, and Lisa Sims served on the panel and each shared a personal testimony. A total of fifteen hours of continuing education were offered throughout the three-day event and thirteen speakers delivered faith integrated lectures designed to challenge the intellect and revive the spirit. Beverly Herman and Linda Allhands blessed the spouses again this year by leading a Beth Moore Bible study on Friday and Saturday morning.

2014 CPFI Prayer Breakfast

American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
Orlando, Fl
Conference: March 28 to March 31, 2014
CPFI Prayer Breakfast: Sunday March 30, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Prayer Breakfast location: Orange County Convention Center, Rm 308A-B
Speaker: Fred M. Eckel - 'The Illusion of Certainty'
Cost $25. 

 

Global Mission Health Conference
November 7-9, 2013

Pharmacist attendees can earn up to 7 hours of ACPE-approved CPE credits. CPE is being sponsored by the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Global Missions Health Conference.

 

 Southwest Regional Student Retreat

The LORD really moved and made his presence known at CPFI’s First Annual Southwest Regional Retreat Aug. 2-4, 2013! We learned to have joy in all that we do, even in the times of unwanted circumstances. Dr. Copeland, UIW-FSOP CPFI advisor, shared with us that “fear/anxiety prevents the absorption and distribution of joy” in his teaching, The Prescription for Joy. He also explained to us that joy is relationship dependent rather than situation dependent. Dr. Eckel, CPFI National President, helped us to understand that we can't control our circumstances but we can control how we respond in his teaching, Joy is a Choice. Lastly, in his leadership training titled, Traffic: Leadership on the Highways of Life, Pastor Kevin Duhart, Lead Pastor of the Rock Fellowship Church, explained to us that leadership is the act of inspiring others and that leadership starts with servant hood.

We were blessed to have students in attendance from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Science Center-Amarillo, and of coarse, the University of the Incarnate-Word Feik School of Pharmacy, the hosting chapter of the retreat.

The highlights of our retreat were our Night of Worship with Tantivity, a local worship band in San Antonio, TX, our reading of inspirational stories to the assisted-living residents at The Village, and our water balloon fight at our BBQ dinner.

One of our most impactful moments of the retreat was our chapter discussion and updates, where many ideas were bought forth and inspiration and encouragement was shared between chapters. The most impactful moment overall was that one person received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and three people rededicated their lives to Christ.

It was amazing to see how awakened and revitalized everyone left the retreat, set on fire to spread the joy of Christ to his or her respective chapters. For we know “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22 NASB), was our retreat’s scriptural theme.

Germesia Kwame
CPFI Southwest Regional Director

 

2013 Virginia Pharmacists Association Prayer Breakfast

The 132nd Annual Virginia Pharmacy Association Convention was held on July 29 to 31, 2013, at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. CPFI sponsored a prayer breakfast on Tuesday, July 30 and CPFI member, Gene Erb, presented the program titled “Medical Missionary Service”.

 

Dr. Erb and his daughter traveled to El Salvador this past June as part of a CMDA-GHO medical team ministering to the needy in a coastal mountain region of the country. Dr. Erb discussed how God helped them overcame obstacles as they worked to bring the Gospel and medical care to the people of El Salvador. Team members volunteered their time to serve and in turn received many blessings along the way.

 

CPFI Board members, Mark Johnson and Greg Carlson, are pictured ‘manning’ the CPFI exhibit booth at the convention. CPFI Board member, John Cowley, was also instrumental in coordinating CPFI participation at the convention. Our thanks to the leadership of  the Virginia Pharmacy Association for welcoming us to the meeting. 

 

2013 CPFI Annual Conference and National Student Retreat

The CPFI 2013 Annual Meeting was held at Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, NC from June 6 through June 11, 2013.  Pharmacists, student pharmacists, and their family members from 23 states, Canada, and the Congo  gathered at the Bonclarken Conference Center, a Christian conference center, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Gracious southern hospitality,  beautiful surroundings, excellent food, and comfortable contemporary guest rooms are just a few reasons why Bonclarken has become a favorite  location for many who attended.

 

    

 

APhA/CPFI Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center
Speaker: Fred M. Eckel Topic: The Good Shephard

Global Missions Health Conference
November 8-10, 2012 Louisville, KY

AACP CPFI Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Kissimmee, Florida

FPA CPFI Prayer Breakfast

Friday, July 6, 2012
Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa
Marco Island, Florida 

VPhA CPFI Prayer Breakfast
VPhA's 131st Annual Convention
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
7:00 am to 8:00 am
Wyndham Hotel - Virginia Beach
Devotional Leader: Mark Johnson


2012 CPFI Annual Conference

The CPFI 2012 Annual Meeting was held at Glen Eyrie, the Navigator Headquarters, Colorado Springs, CO from June 7 through June 10, 2012.  A worship service started off the conference on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and an ice cream social followed. The CE program was Friday morning through Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning. Friday evening was an optional social event, dinner and concert at the Flying W ranch. Saturday afternoon was free time and Saturday evening was the CPFI awards banquet.  Program details are available with the schedule and a listing of the continuing education topics.

 

 

Prayer Breakfast - APhA 2012 Annual Meeting

 

 

 

CPFI hosted a prayer breakfast at the 2012 APhA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The event was at the convention center on Sunday, March 11th from 7:30 am until 8:45 am. Stephen F. Eckel from UNC Health System was the guest speaker.

 

 

 

 

Prayer Breakfast - Alaska Pharmacists Association 2012 Annual Meeting

 

 

 

AkPhA hosted a prayer breakfast at their 2012 Annual Conference in Anchorage, AK. Approximately 20 people gathered at the Marriott Hotel on Sunday, February 19th from 7:30 am until 8:15 am for a light breakfast worship and a short message from Ron Herman, CPFI President.

2011 CPFI Annual Conference

The CPFI 2011 Annual Meeting was held at SpringMaid Beach, SC June 9 through June 12, 2011. Attendees arrived on Thursday and were challenged late in the afternoon to examine what our  "World View" is and how that affects our healthcare and spiritual decisions.  A worship service was held at 7 pm and an ice cream social at 8 pm. The CE program continued on Friday morning through Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning. An optional social event was held on Friday evening. Serving Others (And the King will answer them, "I assure you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" Matt. 25:40) was the theme for the conference.  Educational sessions included a new drugs update, a brief review of monoclonal antibodies, an update on asthma therapy and information about recent interest in Vitamin D.  Time was spent looking at the cost of drugs, the role of a healthcare safety net, making professional decisions and end of life issues.  Lastly we talked about best practices for short term mission trips.  Student pharamcists participated in both engaging discussions and fun social activities.  Free time was available on Saturday afternoon and we had our annual awards banquet that evening, followed by singing on the beach.  The CPFI Board of Directors met Wednesday evening and Thursday.

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Awards-Service

Dr. Warren E. Weaver Service Award

“For Following our Lord’s Example of Service to Others”

The Dr. Warren E. Weaver Award was established in 1990 "to identify the person who most exemplifies the Lord's example in service to others through CPFI." The award is given only when the awards committee and/or the Board determines that there is an outstanding individual that deserves recognition.

RecipientsDateLocation
Nena Lindrose  June 17, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO
Greg Carlson (image) June 10, 2016 Springmaid Beach, SC
Wagdy Wahba (image) June 6, 2015 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
Dan and Sue Hussar (image) June 14, 2014 Springmaid Beach, SC
Clarence Gissendanner (image) June 8, 2013 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
Julie McDonald (image) June 9, 2012 Glen Eyrie Conference Ctr., Colorado Springs, CO
Earle Barton (image) June 11, 2011 Springmaid Beach, SC
Kabanga Kapuya Paul (image) June 12, 2010 Springmaid Beach, SC
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Awards-Student

Fred M. Eckel Distinguished Student Award

“For Leadership in Promoting Student Activities”

The Fred M. Eckel Distinguished Student Award was established in 2011 "to identify a person who has distinguished themselves as a strong leader dedicated to promoting student activities and leadership development within CPFI chapters.

RecipientsDateLocation
Christine Schutte, University of Kentucky June 17, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO
Shawn Kohlhaas, Shenandoah University (Photo) June 10, 2016 Springmaid Beach, SC
Austin Greanias, University of Kentucky (image) June 6, 2015 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
Sarah Marie Leonall, Wingate University (Photo) June 14, 2014 Springmaid Beach, SC
Daniel Wilson, Purdue University (Photo) June 8, 2013 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
In memory of Professor Curtis Johnson, University of Wisconsin June 9, 2012 Glen Eyrie Conference Ctr., Colorado Springs, CO

Amanda Davis Hayes, Loma Linda University (Photo)

June 11, 2011 Springmaid Beach, SC

 

Student Chapter of the Year Award

 This award was established in 2012 and is designed to acknowledge one student CPFI chapter each year in appreciation of their dedicated service to the National Student Council and their advancement of student activities and leadership development.

RecipientsDateLocation
Palm Beach Atlantic University (Photo) June 17, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO
Southwestern Oklahoma State University  June 10, 2016 Springmaid Beach, SC
 Wingate University (Photo) June 6, 2015 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
 University of the Incarnate Word June 14, 2014 Springmaid Beach, SC
 University of Charleston (Photo) June 8, 2013 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
 University of Cincinnati June 9, 2012 Glen Eyrie Conference Ctr., Colorado Springs, CO

 

Psalm 145 Award

 "One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts." Psalm 145:4

This award was established in 2014 and is intended to recognize CPFI's outstanding chapter advisors.  We believe that the greatest thing an advisor can do for his or her chapter is to direct the student members to a deeper dedication to our wonderful savior.  

RecipientsDateLocation
Virgil Vandusen, Southwester Oklahoma State University (Photo) June 17, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO
 Tom Robertson, Palm Beach Atlantic Univ. June 10, 2016 Springmaid Beach, SC
 Mark Johnson, Shenandoah University June 6, 2015 Bonclarken, Flat Rock, NC
 Candace Chelette, University of Louisiana, Monroe Campus (Photo) June 14, 2014 Springmaid Beach, SC

 

 

 

Materials for Board Members

Current By-Laws

Board Member Job Description

2016 - 2017 

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2017

Agenda Annual Meeting

Minutes Annual Meeting

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Agenda Jan Teleconference

Minutes Jan Teleconference

Nov 2016

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting  

Agenda Aug Teleconference

Minutes Aug Teleconference

 

Joint Leadership Report - Fred Eckel & Ron Herman

Annual Meeting Report - Keith Allhands & H. Hames

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

Educational Affairs Report - Fred Eckel

Finance Committee Report  - Greg Carlson

Marketing Committee Report - Jordan Daniels

Membership Report  - Statistics - Gene Lutz

Missions Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Tristram Ford

Publications Report  - Mary Ferrill

Student Advisory Council Report  - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report  - Dan Spadaro

 

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report   - Ron Herman

Annual Meeting Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

Awards Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

Educational Affairs Committee  - Fred Eckel

Finance Committee Report  - Greg Carlson

Membership Report  - Statistics - Gene Lutz

Missions Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

Nomination Committee Report  - Susan Lutz

NSC Report - Tristram Ford

Publications Report  - Mary Ferrill

Student Advisory Council Report  - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report  - Dan Spadaro


2015 - 2016 

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2016

Agenda Annual Board Meeting 

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Nov 2015

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

 

President's Report - Fred Eckel 

Executive Director's Report  - Ron Herman 

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands 

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson 

Membership Report - Gene Lutz 

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands 

NSC Report - Shawn Kolhaus

Publications Report - Mary Ferrill 

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson 

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro 

 

President's Report  - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report  - Ron Herman

Annual Meeting Committee Report - Keith Allhands

Awards Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Educational Affairs Committee - Fred Eckel

Finance Committee Report  - Greg Carlson

Membership Report  - Gene Lutz

Missions Committee Report  - Keith Allhands

Nomination Committee Report  - Susan Lutz

NSC Report - Shawn Kolhaus

Publications Report - Mary Ferrill

Student Advisory Council Report  - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report  - Dan Spadaro

 

2014 - 2015 

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2015

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Nov 2014

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Mary Ferrill

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

Nomination Committee Report - Susan Lutz

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

 2013 - 2014 

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2014

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Nov 2013

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

2012 - 2013 

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2013

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Nov 2012

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

2011 - 2012 Financial Year

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2012

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Mar 2012

Agenda Spring Conference Call

Minutes Spring Conference Call

Nov 2011

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

2010 - 2011

  Agenda and Minutes  

  Fall Board Meeting   Reports  

  Annual Board Meeting Reports  

June 2011

Agenda Annual Board Meeting

Minutes Annual Board Meeting

Nov 2010

Agenda Fall Board Meeting

Minutes Fall Board Meeting

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

President's Report - Fred Eckel

Executive Director's Report - Ron Herman

Awards Committee Report - Keith Allhands

ByLaws Committee Report - Mark Johnson

Finance Committee Report - Greg Carlson

Membership Report - Sue Hussar

Missions Committee Report - Keith Allhands

NSC Report - Austin Greanias

Publications Report - Tim Welty

Student Advisory Council Report - Daniel Wilson

Student Scholarship Report - Dan Spadaro

 
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