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Lucy West Announced as APhA-ASP President-elect to serve on APhA Foundation Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation announces Lucy West as the student representative on its Board of Directors for the 2014-15 term. During the APhA2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, West became APhA-ASP National President-elect, an office with a dual role on the APhA Foundation Board of Directors.

West attends Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She is a 2014 recipient of the Mary Louise Andersen Scholarship, which is part of the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship program. She has held many leadership roles with APhA-ASP including APhA-ASP Northeastern University Chapter president (2013-2014) and APhA-ASP Region 1 Member-at-large. West is also involved with Massachusetts Pharmacists Association as a Student Counselor. Her goals as a national leader include focusing on communication, leadership, and interprofessionalism in the effort towards provider status for pharmacists. Ultimately, she aims to create a better healthcare experience and improved outcomes for patients.

West is the second APhA-ASP President-elect to participate on the Foundation Board of Directors. Current APhA-ASP National President Nicholas Capote joined the board in 2013 as the first student representative. The role is designated for the incoming APhA-ASP President-elect on an annual basis.

“Student pharmacists are the future of our profession, and the APhA-ASP President-elect is a highly valued member of our Foundation board,” said Mindy Smith, APhA Foundation Executive Director. “We are so pleased to have Lucy West serve this term, and know she will bring many great ideas and a unique perspective to the table.”

“It was an invaluable experience to bring student perspectives to the APhA Foundation Board of Directors for the first time and help shape the direction of the organization,” said Nicholas Capote, APhA-ASP National President. “As the new president-elect, Lucy will have a great opportunity to learn about pharmacy philanthropy and board governance.”