Two longtime AIHP members have been elected to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Cynthia J. Boyle, PharmD, FAPhA, who was appointed as AIHP’s Vice President in 2021, has been elected to that position for a three-year term. Patricia C. Kienle, MPA, BCSCP, FASHP, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Director.
The annual election was held in December. Members having emails addresses were invited to vote electronically using an online voting system. Members without email were afforded the opportunity to vote by mail. More than 170 Institute member voted in the election.
AIHP’s Nominating Committee selects candidates to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors. Members can nominate additional candidates at the Annual Members Meeting, which is held in November.
The Nominating Committee nominated a single candidate – Dr. Boyle – for the position of Vice President. She is Professor Emeritus of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She earned pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and she has practiced pharmacy in the community, health system, and consulting settings.
Dr. Boyle is past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and a former president of her state pharmacy association and its foundation. She has been an AIHP member since 2003.
Dr. Boyle first joined AIHP’s Board of Directors in 2020 as an appointed director. The Board elected her to the position of Vice President in December 2021 to serve the remaining year of the term of Vice President John Grabenstein, who had vacated that position in November 2021 to become AIHP’s President.
The Nominating Committee selected two candidates for the Director position being vacated by Arthur Daemmrich, PhD, who had served two three-year terms. In addition to Ms. Kienle, the Committee nominated Terri Smith Moore, PhD, MBA, RPh, CPH. Dr. is currently the Senior Director of Academic Services and Strategic Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
Ms. Kienle won the election by a four vote margin. AIHP President John D. Grabenstein, PhD, observed that “the closeness of the election is a testament to the outstanding qualifications of the nominees.”
Ms. Kienle is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions where she leads efforts to ensure that Cardinal Health’s client hospitals establish and maintain comprehensive, safe, and effective medication use systems. A nationally recognized expert in medication safety, quality assurance in sterile product and hazardous drug preparation, and accreditation and regulatory compliance, Ms. Kienle is the recipient of the 2022 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, health-system pharmacy’s highest honor. Her other awards and honors include the 2014 ASHP Award for Distinguished Pharmacy Leadership.
Ms. Kienle is a graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She is also an adjunct clinical faculty member at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Ms. Kienle has been an AIHP member since 1983. She is a member of the Institute’s Investments Committee and previously served on the Awards Committee.
Posted: February 9, 2023
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