Julie Groppi, PharmD, FASHP

Dr. Julie Groppi has served on the ASHP Board of Directors since 2017. Her service to ASHP began serving in the ASHP House of Delegates as the fraternal delegate for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Groppi has served in several capacities with ASHP on the Council of Pharmacy Practice, as well as board liaison for the Council on Education and Workforce Development, Commission on Affiliate Relations, Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists, Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders, New Practitioner Forum, and the ASHP Opioid Task Force. Dr. Groppi currently serves as the National PBM Program Manager for Clinical Pharmacy Practice Policy and Standards for VA Central Office since 2011. In this position, she focuses on the development and integration of policy, practice and programs that model the optimized role of clinical pharmacists as Advanced Practice Providers. For over 23 years, Dr. Groppi has worked in a variety of clinical and leadership roles and has been recognized for her contributions to the profession throught receiving the ASHP Award of Excellence for Pharmacy Practice, the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacist Distinguished Service Award in 2019, Under Secretary for Health (USH) PBM Innovation Award in 2015 and the South Florida Federal Employee of the Year in 2010.


Travis King, PharmD

Dr. King earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN and went on to complete a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. King specializes in management of complex infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship strategies, and clinical microbiology. He is an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, American Society of Microbiology, Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. His practice and research interests include medical mycology, molecular detection of antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship practice improvement, and antimicrobial toxicology.


William R. Kirchain, PharmD, CDE

Dr. Kirchain is the Director of the Xavier University Health and Wellness Center in Harahan, Louisiana. A service of the Xavier University College of Pharmacy. The Center provides free screenings for a variety of chronic diseases; medication check-ups; smoking cessation coaching; diabetes classes and health cooking classes.

Dr. Kirchain received a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida; and his doctor of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his Residency Training in Adult Pharmacy at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Medical Center.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kirchain teaches pharmacy law and regulation at Xavier.


James S. Lewis II, PharmD, FIDSA

James S. Lewis II, PharmD is ID Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University Departments of Pharmacy and Infectious Diseases in Portland, OR. Dr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy from Washington State University. He then did a pharmacy practice residency at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington followed by a specialty residency in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in a combined program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Lewis has been published in manyl journals, including but not limited to Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. His current research focus is on fungal and bacterial infections and therapy.


Thomas J. Maestri, PharmD, BCPP

Dr. Maestri is a native of New Orleans that received his bachelor's of science in chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi and doctorate of pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana. He completed a PGY-1 in pharmacy practice at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and a PGY-2 in psychiatric pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and Seton Shoal Creek Hospital. He is currently a board certified psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist (BCPP) serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy. As part of his role, he provides both experiential and didactic learning opportunities to Xavier Pharmacy students in psychopharmacology, substance use, and ethical principles of pharmacy. He also performs didactic and experiential education to the LSUHSC psychiatry department and the XULA physician’s assistant program, and works with patients on chronic opioid therapy with concomitant depression and anxiety through the Behavioral Health Integration Service at Ochsner Medical Center.


Rebecca J. Nelson, PharmD, BCOP

Dr. Nelson is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for the Malignant Hematology division at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. She currently supervises a team of hematology pharmacists and practices across the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has experience in multiple practice areas, leads numerous process improvement projects, and collaborates with hematologists on research projects within in her institution. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy and her Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. She completed two years of post-graduate residency training at Moffitt Cancer Center and went on to receive her Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy. She is a member of multiple professional organizations and speaks nationally on drug and disease topics.


Johlee S. Odinet, PharmD, BCPS

Johlee S. Odinet, Pharm.D., BCPS is currently the medication safety officer at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree, summa cum laude, from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2016. Dr. Odinet completed ASHP-accredited postgraduate year 1 pharmacy practice and postgraduate year 2 medication use management residencies at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her current research interests are in the areas of medication safety, trigger tool development, and just culture.


Frances "Honey" Pearson, RPh

Honey Pearson is the Pharmacy Director at North Oaks Health System and has held that position since 2011. Prior to that she was the Pharmacy Operations Coordinator for North Oaks Medical Center. She oversees pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy operations of the retail pharmacies and inpatient hospital pharmacies on North Oaks Campus. She graduated from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1992 and has over 25 years of experience as a hospital pharmacist. Honey serves on numerous hospital committees and has continued involvement in enhancing pharmacy involved programs at North Oaks.


Alexandre Raymond, PharmD, MS, CHC

Dr. Alex Raymond is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. He is originally from Metairie, Louisiana and completed a Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences focusing in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his post-residency career as an operations supervisor at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. During his time as an operations supervisor, Alex led Ochsner Medical Center’s Drug Diversion Response Team which led to his current role as a Compliance and Privacy Director for Ochsner Health. Alex oversees the Ochsner Health’s drug diversion prevention and response program.