Staff

Executive Office

Stephen J. Allen, M.S., FASHP
Chief Executive Officer


Stephen J. Allen, R.Ph., M.S., FASHP, has served as the ASHP Foundation's executive vice president since 2000. He has extensive health-system pharmacy management experience, having served as director of pharmacy at Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Georgetown University Hospital. Mr. Allen received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, and his master's degree in hospital pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where he also completed a residency in hospital pharmacy practice.


Barbara B. Nussbaum, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D.
Vice President


Barbara B. Nussbaum, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D., joined the ASHP Foundation in 2015 and is formerly the director of adult learning and educational programs in ASHP’s Educational Services Division. She has also worked as a clinical pharmacist at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, and as a medical practice consultant. Barbara has been a key leader in advancing ASHP’s educational programming and was instrumental in the planning and execution of the ASHP/ASHP Foundation Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a master’s degree in education in adult and continuing education and a doctoral degree in adult learning and human resources development at Virginia Tech, Falls Church.


Bethany L. Coulter, M.A.
Director of Strategic Communications and Donor Relations


Bethany L. Coulter, M.A., came to the Foundation in 2004 as the organization’s first communications director after working many years in nonprofit and healthcare settings. She has created the organization’s annual reports, website, social media channels and electronic communications. Her role eventually expanded to include donor engagement and the annual year-end giving campaign. Bethany now leads a team whose primary responsibilities include overseeing and maintaining all of the organization's print and digital communications; strategic planning and execution of program promotions, media relations, events planning; and donor engagement, recruitment and retention. Bethany holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC).


Ericka Ochoa, M.B.A.
Development Manager


Ericka's name may also be familiar to you from her role as Marketing Manager, Membership, within the ASHP Marketing & Sales Division, where she works in conjunction with ASHP’s Office of Member Relations staff to plan and implement effective recruitment and retention programs for all membership categories and groups. Ericka has been very instrumental in communicating the value of membership, developing and refining membership branding and brand image and tracking the effectiveness of recruitment and retention initiatives. These skills and her knowledge of the ASHP membership have uniquely positioned her to assist the ASHP Foundation in communicating our value to the membership and help the organization in its efforts to recruit, retain and engage our donors. Previous to ASHP, Ericka served as the Membership Manager at the Association of Community Cancer Centers and as Membership Coordinator at the National Association of Community Health Centers. Ericka holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and was selected as the ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program  Scholar for the class of 2007-2008.


Shelby M. Giles, B.A.
Communications Coordinator


Shelby M. Giles, B.A., came to the Foundation in 2016 with five years of experience working for nonprofits, most recently at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as a writer. She maintains the foundation's website and social media accounts while providing editorial and marketing support for the programs team. Shelby received her bachelor's degree in communications from Christopher Newport University.


Robin L. Burriss, B.A.
Senior Administrative Coordinator

Robin L. Burriss, B.A., came to the Foundation in 2011 as the ASHP’s administrative coordinator with extensive experience as an administrative professional, having previously worked for 15 years at Lockheed as a program manager. She provides administrative support to the Foundation’s chief executive officer and division directors and plays a critical role in donor stewardship. Robin received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in sociology/criminal justice.


Program Office


Stephanie D. Brown, M.Ed.
Director of Programs


Stephanie D. Brown, M.Ed., joined the ASHP Foundation in 2014 as the director of programs. In this role, she is responsible for the collective oversight and execution of all of the Foundation’s programs. Stephanie came to the Foundation after nearly 10 years with another nonprofit association, where she also held the title of director of programs, giving her extensive experience in program management, amongst other competencies. She holds a master of education degree in counseling psychology from Howard University coupled with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

Meaghan L. Cunningham, B.A.
Senior Program Coordinator


Meaghan L. Cunningham, B.A., started at the Foundation in 2012 as a program coordinator, and in 2014 she was promoted to senior program coordinator. Meaghan works with the program coordinator team to effectively administer the grants, awards, traineeships and other special programs. She graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing and communications.


Antoinette P. Parris, B.S., CHES
Program Coordinator


Antoinette P. Parris, B.S., CHES, joined the ASHP Foundation as a program coordinator in 2015. She worked in the health education field for several years, most recently at the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Washington, DC, where she provided training and guidance to SOPHE national chapters working with the CDC to create websites and other resources that address chronic disease, emergency preparedness and environmental health. Antoinette holds a bachelor’s degree in public health from Georgia Southern University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.


Ashley N. Savage, M.P.A.
Program Coordinator


Ashley N. Savage, M.P.A., came to the ASHP Foundation as a program coordinator in 2014. Before entering the nonprofit world, she served as an intern with the U.S. House of Representatives in the office of Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), where she provided legislative support for memos on policy issues including foreign affairs and the budget, and also worked for the United Negro College Fund. Ashley holds a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in public policy and management from Bowie State University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Norfolk State University.



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