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Vote for IPA’s 2024-2025 Board of Trustees!

Cast your vote for IPA's 2024-2025 Board of Trustees! Watch your email for the electronic ballot. Voting will close on Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 PM. Elected candidates will be installed during IPA's 2024 Annual Meeting in Coralville.

 


Cast your vote for IPA's 2024-2025 Board of Trustees! Trustees are elected to serve a two-year term on the Board. The following positions are up for election this year.

VOTING
Voting will take place electronically. Watch your email for the electronic ballot. Candidate bios and personal statements can be found within the electronic ballot. Voting will close on Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 PM.** Click on the name of each candidate below to read their bio.

**If you previously voted, please recast your vote. IPA is re-conducting its Board election to ensure each member of IPA has only ONE opportunity to vote. This election is OPEN 3/18-3/31. Votes cast between 3/7-3/17 will not be counted.

The elected candidates will be installed during IPA's 2024 Annual Meeting, June 20-21 in Coralville.

For the Office of President-Elect: 

For Trustee Region 3: 

For Trustee At Large:

For Trustee At Large: 

For Pharmacy Technician: 

 
FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT: 
Steven Martens, PharmD, has been a part of the NuCara family since he first got an antibiotic as a young child. TJ Johnsrud, owner of the company since its beginning over 50 years ago in Conrad, IA, was his pharmacist growing up and hired him right after graduation from the University of Iowa in 2002. After managing the Nevada community pharmacy location for his first 6 years, he was then asked to serve as Director of Retail Operations and later as Vice President of Professional Affairs for the company, which is still the position he thoroughly enjoys to this day. Steven has been married to his junior high sweetheart, Patti, for almost 26 years, and they have 4 children, Ashton (20), Preston (17), Weston (13) and Morgan (13), along with their Shih Tzu, Teddy. 
Wes Pilkington, PharmD, is the pharmacist and owner at Evans Crossing Pharmacy in Evansdale, IA. He is currently serving as the IPA Speaker of the House of Delegates. Wes' previous involvement in IPA includes the Board of Trustees, the Behavioral Health Ad Hoc Committee, The Iowa Medicaid/PBM Committee, and the Chair of the Policy Committee on Professional Affairs. His association involvement also includes participation in a pilot project involving the health information exchange in the pharmacy, the Operation Impact Immunization project, and the HIV Testing Project. Wes was a participant in the 2014 Leadership Pharmacy Conference, and he received the IPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2019. Wes serves as a preceptor for The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and Drake College of Pharmacy. He is currently serving as Chair of the Black Hawk County Board of Health and is serving his second term on the Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center Board of Directors. Wes and his wife, Sarah, live in Cedar Falls with their three children.
FOR TRUSTEE REGION 3: 
Adam Boon, PharmD, MBA, is currently employed by Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions where he serves as a project manager supporting IU Health, the largest health system in the state of Indiana. Adam has multiple responsibilities centering around pharmacy operations, automation, inventory management, and drug cost control. Prior to his current role, Adam was the Pharmacy Operations Manager at Unity Point Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Adam received his PharmD and MBA from Drake University. He became a BCPS in 2011. Adam was recently appointed to the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences National Advisory Council. Adam lives in Des Moines with his wife and two children. He enjoys naps and reading comic books from his reasonably sized collection. 
Helen Eddy, RPh, MBA, received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and her MBA from Drake University. She has served as the Director of Public Health for Polk County, Iowa since 2018. Her responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing Polk County's long-term community health strategy. Additional duties include the enforcement of health laws and regulations, community leadership responsibilities, disease control and prevention, emergency preparedness planning, health planning and education, and clinical and laboratory services.Prior to joining the Polk County Health Department, Helen was an executive at Hy-Vee and enjoyed a 30-year career, leading pharmacy and health and wellness initiatives. During her tenure at Hy-Vee, she implemented pharmacy education and training initiatives, including immunization, asthma, and diabetes education. Helen also served as the Executive Director of the Healthiest State Initiative.
FOR TRUSTEE AT LARGE: 
Andrew Stessman, PharmD, currently serves as Broadlawns Medical Center's Senior Manager of Pharmacy Operations and Community Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science and Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2009. In 2011, he became a certified pharmacy technician, joined the Iowa Pharmacy Association, and worked in a retail pharmacy setting in preparation for pursuit of a career in pharmacy. Andrew received his PharmD from Drake University in 2016, serving in multiple pharmacy organizations including DRxUGS, APhA-ASP and Phi Delta Chi. Andrew has built his pharmacy career through experience in retail, hospital, and specialty settings with a focus on leadership, leading to his current role. Along with his involvement with the Iowa Pharmacy Association, he also serves his profession through involvement in APhA and ASHP. Andrew is passionate about the pharmacy profession and the continued evolution of the profession of pharmacy as it relates to patient care.

*Due to unforeseen events, Andrew Stessman will run uncontested. Per IPA Bylaws, this is an uncontested election. 
FOR TRUSTEE AT LARGE: 
Betsie Frey, PharmD, BCPS, has been a hospital pharmacist for over 22 years and has seen much change in the world of pharmacy. Caring for patients via a team approach is her passion. She loves working with all members of the health care team to create the best care for patients. In the hospital, she has been involved in a variety of committees including P&T, Safety, and Environment of Care. She has been the organizer of the Black Hawk/Bremer County Pharmacy Association for 12 years and is currently on the IPA Education Advisory Committee. In the community, she is a member of the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, sits on the membership/communications committee for the Rooted Carrot Co-op, and is a member of St Patrick Catholic Church. Betsie has a strong work ethic and feels she would make a positive impact as a member of the Board of Trustees.   
Nick Vogel, PharmD, has been an integral part of Ringgold County Hospital for the past 8 years serving as the Director of Pharmacy. He has previously worked in retail, long-term care and long-term acute care settings. He serves on several hospital-based committees and has been active in Iowa Pharmacy Association and American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy. He currently is on IPA's Legislative Committee. Nick attended Cardinal's Leadership Conference in 2001. Nick graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, where he was awarded the Roche Pharmacy Communications Award as well as a Leadership Award.
FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIAN: 
Kelly Andersen, CPhT, was raised in the heartland, developing a strong sense of community and a passion for healthcare. She laid the foundation for her career by earning her Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree from Des Moines Area Community College. Kelly became a pharmacy technician in 2000 and pursued national certification as a pharmacy technician (CPhT) in 2006. Kelly has provided exceptional care to her community. Her commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, and genuine compassion for patients have earned her the trust and respect of both colleagues and customers. Currently, Kelly is pursuing a BS in Healthcare Administration at Mercy College to further expand her knowledge and skills to contribute meaningfully to the healthcare industry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and in the great outdoors. Whether it's camping or volunteering at local community events, Kelly values giving back to her community and making a positive impact.
Lori Foster, CPhT, of Springville, has been a pharmacy technician since 1988. Recently retired, she has both hospital and community experience. She has contributed several articles to the IPA Journal and was presented IPA's Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award in 2006. She is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Lori has been interested in serving on the Board of Trustees since the creation of the pharmacy technician seat, and she is a firm believer that membership in the association is an important component of professionalism.
 

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.

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