IPA Names Matthew Pitlick as 2018-2019 Executive Fellow
Matthew Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, selected as the 2018-2019 IPA Executive Fellow.IPA welcomes Matthew Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, as the association's 2018-2019 executive fellow. As the IPA fellow, he will be immersed in the day-to-day activities of the association and work closely with IPA staff to continue advancing IPA's mission. He will work to expand IPA's clinical initiatives, attend state and national pharmacy meetings, gain exposure to all aspects of association work, and provide insight and assistance to the association. He will officially start with IPA on July 5, 2018.
Pitlick is a 2008 graduate of the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Science and completed a residency at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. Following his residency, he continued to practice at the VA in St. Louis from 2009-2015 and teaching at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice from 2009-2015 and as an associate professor of pharmacy practice from 2015-2017. He returned to Des Moines in July of 2017, working for Case Haub Consulting.
Pitlick has a passion for connecting mentoring, coaching and guiding student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and new pharmacists, as evidenced in his teaching background and his time as residency preceptor. He brings a wealth of clinical experience from his time with the VA, including transitions of care, medication reconciliation, informatics and leading the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist team.
The IPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management was created to support the development of individuals interested in association management through training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs and problem-solving at IPA. Individuals who complete the fellowship will be well prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and health care. The fellowship is supported by the IPA Foundation.