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Vote for IPA’s 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

The 2021 election is here – Cast your votes April 1-14!


About the Board:

The IPA Board of Trustees is the governing body responsible for advancing the goals and objectives of the association. The Board ensures clear communication between IPA and its members and maintains a strong awareness of members' needs, desires and attitudes. With that understanding, the Board shapes the association's personality, defines its goals, sets its budget, and charts its future.

Trustees are elected to serve a two-year term on the Board. The following positions are up for election this year. Click on the name of each candidate to read a 
brief bio.
 

For the Office of President-Elect
For Trustee Region 2
For Trustee Region 4
For Trustee At Large
For Trustee At Large
*Due to unforeseen events, Angie Spannagel and Jackie Gravert will run uncontested. Per IPA Bylaws, we will not re-nominate for the second candidacies.


Voting:
Voting will take place electronically. Watch your email starting Thursday, April 1st for the electronic ballot (Make sure to check your spam folder if you don't receive it). Full candidate bios and personal statements will be found within the ballot.

Voting will close on Wednesday, April 14th at 11:59 PM.

Votes will be tallied during the Board of Trustee's April meeting. The elected candidates will be installed during IPA's 2021 Annual Meeting September 23-24.


FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT:


Cheri Schmit, BS Pharm, has been a practicing community pharmacist with an emphasis in patient counseling and providing quality pharmacy care to enhance patient outcomes since graduating from the University of Iowa. Her first job with Nessen Pharmacy in high school made her fall in love with the profession. Currently, Cheri serves as the Director of Clinical Pharmacy for GRX Holdings, where she's able to help create, develop, implement, train and monitor clinical programs for the organization. Here, she works not only with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, but also with patients, individuals in marketing and media, various boards and health systems, payers, providers and other stakeholders. Cheri has served on many multi-disciplinary pharmacy committees and task forces and is an active member of IPA.
 
Susan Vos, PharmD, FAPhA, is a Clinical Professor and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Her classroom teaching is focused on pediatrics, pharmacy practice, and leadership. Additionally, she is the co-director for the College's Teaching and Learning Curriculum for Residents and Fellows. She serves as a preceptor in academic leadership and a global health experience in Punta Gorda, Belize. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Memphis, followed by a Pediatric Specialty Residency in Charleston, SC. She is a long-time delegate and former IPA Speaker of the House.
 


FOR TRUSTEE REGION 2:

Angie Danielson, PharmD, received her doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 2007. Angie began her pharmacy career with Hy-Vee in 2004 as a pharmacy intern, and in 2007, she began working as a full-time pharmacist and later pharmacy manager. In 2018, she was chosen to join Hy-Vee executive staff as a pharmacy supervisor and was named Hy-Vee's 2019 Supervisor of the Year. She currently oversees pharmacy operations in both the East and East Central regions for Hy-Vee. She is an active member of IPA, serving on the House of Delegates and Public Affairs Committee as committee chair in 2019.
 
Pamela Wiltfang, PharmD, MPH, BA, CHES, is the Director of Clinical Services & Innovative Practice for NuCara Pharmacy, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy where she teaches Fundamentals of Compounding to first-year pharmacy students. During Pamela's 9 years at NuCara, Pamela has been PIC for 3 NuCara pharmacies and 9 tele-pharmacies. She is currently PIC of NuCara Health Solutions in Coralville, as well as the tele-pharmacies in Ackley, Conrad, Montezuma, and Traer. She also serves as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences at NuCara. Pamela has been greatly involved in IPA, currently serving on the Education Advisory Committee, and previously serving on the Long Term Care/Senior Care Advisory Committee, RAGBRAI Committee, Policy Committee on Public Affairs, and House of Delegates.
 


FOR TRUSTEE REGION 4:

Michaela Maeyaert, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA, received her doctorate degree from North Dakota State University in 2014 and began her career in community pharmacy as a pharmacist for Thrifty White Pharmacy. Here, she provided dispensing, long-term care, hospice consulting, MTM, and immunization services. Currently, Michaela serves as the Director of Pharmacy at Spencer Municipal Hospital, managing operations of the hospital, Abben Cancer Center, two dialysis centers, and 6 clinics. She has been an IPA member since 2014, serving on the Long Term Care & Senior Care Advisory Committee, as well as vice-chair on the Health-System Liaison Board. Currently, she serves on the Health-System Advisory Committee and the Iowa Practice Act Modernization Task Force.
 
Grant Houselog, PharmD, grew up in Dubuque and earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Loras College. He then attended the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and earned his PharmD in 2016. Upon graduation, Grant started as a pharmacist at the Iowa Poison Control Center (IPCC) in Sioux City. After two years, he became a Certified Specialist in Poison Information, and in 2020, Grant was named Assistant Director of the IPCC. After becoming a member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association as a P1 pharmacy student, he's maintained his membership ever since. Grant currently serves as primary preceptor for pharmacy students on rotation at IPCC, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa and Drake University.



FOR TRUSTEE AT LARGE:

Angie Spannagel, PharmD, BCACP, is a board-certified pharmacist at Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa. She holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 2009. At Osterhaus Pharmacy, she has been involved in community-based research projects, including those related to hypertension, diabetes, and anaphylaxis. Angie is passionate about the mentorship of students and new practitioners, precepting students from various colleges. She is also a residency preceptor in the University of Iowa PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Angie's involvement in IPA includes serving on the membership and RAGBRAI committees, as well as the Policy Committee of Public Affairs and chairing the Policy Committee of Professional Affairs. She has served as a delegate in the IPA House of Delegates for 10 years.



FOR TRUSTEE AT LARGE:

Jackie Gravert, PharmD, MPH, is the Director of Acute Care Pharmacy at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Jackie continued her professional training at UIHC by completing a Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. Post residency, Jackie worked as an Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, with oversight of two hospital pharmacy locations and system level responsibilities within Fairview Pharmacy Services. Jackie returned to Iowa and UIHC in 2020, leading a team of pharmacist managers responsible for the clinical and distributive operations of the adult and pediatric hospitals. Jackie is an active member of the association.

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