California Pharmacists Association Elect Associate Professor Kathleen Hill-Besinque
Members of the California Pharmacists Association, the largest state association in the nation representing pharmacists, have chosen Associate Professor Kathleen Hill-Besinque as the president-elect of the Executive Committee for the 2013 term.
According to the organization, “CPhA’s membership covers the entire spectrum of pharmacy practice settings and includes student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Association’s vision is echoed by all CPhA members: A unified pharmacy profession, recognized as preeminent in patient care.”
Hill-Besinque has demonstrated a dedication to this goal through her work in the area of community-based women’s health, with a particular emphasis on emergency contraception and menopause therapies. She also has served on the boards for several other professional organizations, including California Society of Health-system Pharmacists, Southern California Society of Health-system Pharmacists and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
Hill-Besinque serves as assistant dean for curriculum and assessment at the School of Pharmacy. She is an expert in women’s health, with a special interest in emergency contraception, on which she frequently comments in the media. In addition to holding a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she has an MS in Education with a focus on education methods for higher education, including clinical experience programs for students.
“We are in a time of unprecedented change in our health care system,” said Hill-Besinque. “ CPhA is in a leadership and advocacy position to ensure that pharmacists and pharmacy services are enhanced as result of these changes.”
Hill-Besinque will be officially installed into office at CPhA’s Annual Meeting, West Coast Pharmacy Exchange, in March 2013.
Other faculty members that hold leadership positions with CPhA are Melissa Durham, who is chair of the Academy of Pharmacy Educators, and Jeffery Goad, who is a Board Trustee for the Academy of Pharmacy Educators.