Visiting Leaders Program

Supported by the David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund and the Sara J. White Leadership Fund

What is the Visiting Leaders Program?
This program was created specifically to give pharmacy residents a valuable opportunity for leadership skill building through personal interactions with a prominent health-system leader. The program brings a distinguished health-system pharmacy leader to the residents’ institution for up to a 2-day period to engage with the residents and explore leadership topics matching their specific leadership interests. Residents will be challenged to lead, to develop a career plan and to learn how to be successful in today’s complex pharmacy and healthcare environment. 

The Visiting Leaders Program supports the travel and expenses of the visiting leader only. The host institution is responsible for any local expenses associated with the visit (for example, lunch and/or dinner for residents). We highly encourage host institutions to invite other residents from the area to attend a portion of the program.

Sample Agenda
View sample Visiting Leaders agendas here.

Who Are the Visiting Leaders?
A cadre of health-system pharmacy leaders’ most recognized names is the core component of the program. Each member has in his or her own right built a career of health-system pharmacy excellence and brings an exceptional level of leadership expertise to the table. Click on the leaders’ names below to learn more about each one.

 Visiting Leaders and Biographies
Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP
Susan T. Boyer, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP
Jannet M. Carmichael, Pharm.D.,

Charles E. Daniels, R.Ph., Ph.D., FASHP
Joyce Generali, M.S., FASHP
• Harold N. Godwin, M.S., FASHP, FAPhA  
Marianne F. Ivey, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FASHP  
Ray R. Maddox, B.S., Pharm.D., FASHP 
Henri R. Manasse Jr.,  Ph.D., Sc.D.(Hon.), FFIP
James C. McAllister III, M.S., FASHP
Philip J. Schneider, M.S., FASHP 
Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP
Thomas S. Thielke, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP   
Sara J White, M.S., FASHP  
Billy Woodward, B.S.Pharm.  
William A. Zellmer, B.S.Pharm., M.P.H.
David A. Zilz, M.S.    

Host Site Guide

For guidance on hosting a Visiting Leader, please refer to the Visiting Leader Host Guide for outlines and suggestions for a successful event.

Past Site Visits and Site Visit Photos
2016-2017 Host Sites
2015-2016 Host Sites
2014-2015 Host Sites and Site Visit Photos
2013 Site Visits and Site Visit Photos
• 2012 Visiting Leaders Site Visits and Site Visit Photos

Questions about this program should be referred to Ashley Savage, Program Coordinator, at or 301-664-8819.