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Giving Back Through Leadership

Yesterday was Giving Tuesday and the IPA Foundation, in honor of hosting its 30th Leadership Pharmacy Conference this year, sought to recognize those who have given back to their profession as mentors and leaders. 

Yesterday was Giving Tuesday and the IPA Foundation, in honor of hosting its 30th Leadership Pharmacy Conference this year, sought to recognize those who have given back to their profession as mentors and leaders.
 
Those who contributed to the #GaveBackbyLeading campaign shared who they felt gave back to the profession while supporting the foundation's leadership development initiatives with a $30 donation.
 
Thank you to those who shared their stories of personally and professionally leaders and mentors. And, perhaps more importantly, thank you to those listed below and more who invest daily in their pharmacy colleagues through their leadership.
 

They Gave Back by Leading

CoraLynn Trewetsubmitted by Samm Anderegg
"Dr. Trewet has been a mentor since I was a student. She taught me to listen to your gut and follow your heart, especially when faced by adversity. I'm grateful to have her in my life. This type of leadership is what makes Iowa special."              
 
Mark Nessensubmitted by Cheri Schmit
"I am a pharmacist today because Mark showed me what it REALLY means to be a COMMUNITY pharmacist.  He had such great passion for his community and was a very integral member of not only the healthcare team but the entire community and he always put the patients first."

Tom Temple – submitted by Mike Pursel
 
Bob Stessman - submitted by Jen Morris
"Bob Stessman at Manning Pharmacy has served as a leader/mentor for me in so many aspects.  Bob continually works to advance the profession of pharmacy and teaches the value of collaboration among healthcare professionals and pharmacists. One of his greatest assets is his ability to see the "big picture" and help me to see what the future looks like in various pharmacy projects."
 
Jennifer Moultonsubmitted by CoraLynn Trewet
Jennifer Moulton is a mentor to me personally and professionally. Her impact has reached beyond my work as a pharmacist and educator to a wife and mother. She has taught me to think outside the box to go after things others said could not be done. She always treated me like a peer and made me feel like I was the most important person in the room. Lots of advice over blood, sweat and tears...but the best may be "low expectations" which is important for all of us Type A perfectionist pharmacists.

Want to add to this list? Share your story in the comments below. 
 

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