ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Council on Education (ACE).

Reza Karimi, RPh, PhD

Dean and Professor at Pacific University School of Pharmacy 
President of ACPE
Academic

Dr. Karimi is a licensed pharmacist and preceptor in the state of Oregon. He joined Pacific University School of Pharmacy in Oregon in 2006 and has assumed various leadership positions, including Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and currently Dean. Dr. Karimi was appointed to the Board by AACP. He received his MSc (Pharmacy) in 1991 and his PhD (Molecular Biology) in 1998 from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Amy Seybert, BS, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, CHSE

Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics   
Vice President of ACPE
Practitioner
Dr. Seybert is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She is the Pharmacy Residency Administrator at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, where she oversees clinical pharmacy faculty services at UPMC’s flagship hospital and its affiliates. Seybert is an accomplished faculty member, who has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. She has received multiple teaching awards including: University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award, and the AACP Rufus A. Lyman Award. Dr. Seybert was appointed to the ACPE Board by APhA.

LuGina Mendez-Harper, PharmD

State Government Affairs Principal at Prime Therapeutics in Phoenix, Arizona   
Treasurer of ACPE
Regulator 

Dr. Mendez-Harper is a State Government Affairs Principal with Prime Therapeutics. She has been a pharmacist for over 25 years and has worked in a variety of clinical, administrative, regulatory, and legislative settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kansas. She also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rutgers University and Bristol-Myers Squibb in Pharmacy Education and Drug Information.

Dr. Mendez-Harper has held positions in various aspects of pharmacy including the national association of pharmacists, community pharmacy, mail service pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, Indian Health pharmacy, and managed care pharmacy. Dr. Mendez-Harper served on the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy for six years and has served in various district and national state board of pharmacy association leadership roles. She is currently serving her second term as the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy appointee on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In her current role as State Government Affairs Principal with Prime Therapeutics, Dr. Mendez-Harper covers legislative and regulatory activities impacting all areas of pharmacy in seven states.

Susan E. Buechele, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Assistant Dean of Graduate Clinical Programs and Assistant Clinical Professor, MNSON, LUC
Public Member
(Official Term initiates July 1, 2022) 

Dr. Buechele is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Clinical Programs in the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago, where she oversees the DNP and MSN graduate nursing programs and teaches. She is a practicing pediatric nurse practitioner at Evolve Pediatrics in Orland Park, IL and at the MNSON School Based Health Center at Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL. She received her BSN degree from Northern Illinois University, her MSN degree from Loyola University Chicago, and her DNP from University of St. Francis. Dr. Buechele was appointed to the ACPE Board by the American Council on Education (ACE).

Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP

Dean at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine
Academic

Dr. Chisholm-Burns is Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy and has dual appointments as UTHSC Distinguished Professor in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. The College of Pharmacy has three campuses, located in Memphis, Knoxville, and Nashville, Tennessee. UTHSC is Tennessee’s flagship statewide, public, academic health system. Dr. Chisholm-Burns has an active scholarship program and is well known for her work in health disparities, health care access, social justice, and the scholarship of teaching. Administratively, she is well known for improving access, tuition affordability, and educational accountability.

She is Founder and Director of the Medication Access Program, which increases medication access to transplant recipients. Dr. Chisholm-Burns was appointed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She received her BS in Psychology from Georgia College, then BS in Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from The University of Georgia, an MPH from Emory University, and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

Kimberly S. Croley, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, FAPhA

Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist for Laurel Senior Living Communities in London, Kentucky
Practitioner

Dr. Croley is the Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist for Laurel Senior Living Communities in London, Kentucky.  She and her pharmacy team provide care to residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility and two Retirement/ Assisted Living Facilities. Dr. Croley is a preceptor for several Colleges of Pharmacy and was named in the 2017 National Master Preceptor Recognition Program by AACP. She is an active member in APhA, serving on various committees and in the House of Delegates. She is an active member in ASCP, serving on various committees and in state chapter leadership. She has been named a Fellow by both APhA and ASCP.  She is also an active member of KPhA, serving on various committees and in multiple leadership roles including President twice.  Dr. Croley was appointed to the ACPE Board by APhA.

Gregory Gruener, MD, MBA, MHPE

Vice Dean for Education, SSOM
Ralph P. Leischner Jr., MD, Professor of Medical Education Professor, Department of Neurology

Public Member

Dr. Gruener is the Vice Dean for Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where he oversees the medical school education program and participates in the training of students and residents.  He served as chair of the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties Certification Council.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois and medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in Neurology and subsequent fellowships at the University of Illinois, University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic.  His MBA was awarded by the University of Chicago and MHPE from the University of Illinois. The American Council on Education appointed Dr. Gruener.

John Clay Kirtley, PharmD

Executive Director of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy 
Regulator

Dr. Kirtley is the Executive Director of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Pharmacists Association and is the current President of MALTAGON, a Professional Association of Boards of Pharmacy across the Southeast. Dr. Kirtley was appointed to the ACPE Board by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. He received his PharmD degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Winnie Landis, BS Pharm, CDE, FAPhA

Community Pharmacist
Practitioner 

Winnie Landis is a Purdue College of Pharmacy graduate and Community practitioner of direct patient care with a focus on Diabetes Education (CDE 18 years) and Immunizations (10 years).  Her experiences with Osco Drug and CVS Health have included areas of management, recruitment, College Relations and Purdue preceptor. She has served on the Indiana Board of Pharmacy for 25 years and has had appointments to FDA Advisory Committees. Her professional experiences include former President, Indiana Pharmacists Association, former President, Indiana Board of Pharmacy and former President and Trustee with American Pharmacists Association.

Michael A. Moné, BS Pharm, JD, FAPhA

Senior Legal Counsel, CVS Health 
Regulator

Michael Moné has held leadership roles within many industry associations, including the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), US Pharmacopeia, and the Florida Pharmacy Association. The NABP appointed Moné to the ACPE Board. He attended the University of Florida where he received both his Juris Doctorate and BS in pharmacy.

Cindy D. Stowe, BS, PharmD

Dean and Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Academic (Official Term initiates July 1, 2022) 

Dr. Stowe served as Dean at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for five years and is currently serving as the fifth Dean of the UAMS College of Pharmacy since July 2019. Dr. Stowe was appointed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2022. Dr. Stowe received her BS in Pharmacy and PharmD from the University of Kentucky.

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA

Vice Dean at the University of California San Francisco and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Academic

Dr. Youmans is the Vice Dean at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she oversees the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  She was appointed to the ACPE Board of Directors by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  Dr. Youmans received her PharmD from UCSF in 1985 and an MPH from San Jose State University in 2005.