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Press Release

May 15, 2024

ASHP Names Kelly McCormick-Sullivan as New ASHP Foundation CEO

ASHP is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly McCormick-Sullivan as ASHP Foundation CEO, effective June 4, 2024. McCormick-Sullivan will lead the ASHP Foundation’s philanthropic efforts to fund research and support ASHP through advancing patient care and the practice of pharmacists in hospitals and health systems.

McCormick-Sullivan brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit, healthcare leadership, and philanthropy. Most recently, she has been serving as the interim president and CEO of the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation in Rochester, New York, overseeing the foundation's operational, programmatic, and funding programs.

She has also served as president of the Rochester Regional Health Foundations, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, New York, and president of CommuniCare Partners, LLC, among other positions. Her leadership in these roles has been marked by transformative fundraising efforts, operational excellence, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kelly McCormick-Sullivan as the CEO of the ASHP Foundation,” said ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, PharmD, ScD (Hon), FASHP. “Her visionary leadership and extensive philanthropic and health-system experience make her an exceptional choice to lead ASHP Foundation’s philanthropic efforts that fund transformative research and support important ASHP efforts to advance patient care, public health, and pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems.”

McCormick-Sullivan will lead ASHP Foundation’s strategic and operational initiatives in philanthropy that fund critical research and education to improve patient health through pharmacy practice advancements. She will also play a pivotal role in supporting the sustained funding of ASHP’s multi-year national public awareness campaign to highlight the critical patient care roles of hospital and health-system pharmacists.

“Kelly brings a remarkable blend of strategic insight and operational expertise to the ASHP Foundation,” said ASHP Foundation Board Chair Kelly Smith. “We are delighted that she will soon join ASHP and are confident under her leadership the ASHP Foundation will continue to thrive and make significant strides as we advance patient care and pharmacy practice.”

“I am incredibly honored to be joining the ASHP Foundation and am eager to work with such a wonderful organization, team, and mission to fund critical research, support innovative initiatives to advance patient care, and elevate the vital role of the pharmacy workforce in hospitals and health systems,” said Kelly McCormick-Sullivan.

McCormick-Sullivan holds a master’s degree in health system administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in public communication from American University, a master’s certificate in human resources from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in politics from The Catholic University of America.