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vote now button hopaEach year, HOPA members elect the association’s new leadership who will provide crucial guidance in reaching HOPA’s strategic goals. Submitting your vote will directly impact the direction of HOPA as a leading voice for hematology/oncology pharmacy for years to come. This year, we are hosting a special election to fill the vacant Treasurer position. We encourage all Lifetime, Full, and Technician members to please cast your vote.

 

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Learn More About the Candidates

Lisa Davis Lisa Davis, PharmD BCOP BCPS FCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology and Early Phase Clinical Trial Program Banner University Medical Center and University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona

Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Tucson, Arizona

Election Statement
As Treasurer and member of the HOPA Board of Directors, I look forward to the responsibility and privilege to collaborate with leaders and colleagues toward growing and advancing the field of oncology pharmacy. My career experiences align with goals outlined in the HOPA Strategic Plan. I have been contributing to professional development of individuals with all levels of education and practice-from students to post-graduate trainees to seasoned practitioners, as a faculty member and in practice settings. My responsibilities and activities have continually evolved, and I understand and appreciate the value of professional resources and tools that help one successfully change practice settings, pursue different areas of research, assume administrative responsibilities, and gain knowledge about the latest developments in hematology and oncology. My perspective as an educator, researcher, and in the direct care of patients with cancer has provided me with firsthand knowledge of the many opportunities and challenges that we face in oncology. As an active member of HOPA and through having held elected positions in academia, pharmacy organizations, and on the BPS Pharmacy Oncology Specialty Council, I have gained leadership skills, engaged in budgeting processes and oversight, and adhered to fiduciary obligations. I am committed to bringing my passion, experiences, ideas, and focused efforts to help HOPA achieve the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. As Treasurer, I will work with the Board to ensure that budget priorities and decisions reflect the Plan goals and objectives.


Patrick Medina Patrick Medina, PharmD BCOP
Director of Pharmacy
College of Medicine-Stephenson Cancer Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Professor of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy – Stephenson Cancer Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Election Statement
I respectfully request your vote to serve on the HOPA Board as Treasurer. HOPA has four main goals of its current Strategic Plan: professional development, professional resources and tools, research, and advocacy. As a Treasurer of the HOPA, I will be responsible to the membership that our funds are used in a way that our members can be proud of, all the while keeping our Strategic Plan at the forefront.

Vision is needed by any HOPA board member to continue to see where the profession of oncology pharmacy is heading and make decisions to steer the profession to its maximum capabilities. Looking at how others in the pharmacy profession view us as well as members of our oncology community is vital to assure HOPA is able to achieve the goals of its Strategic Plan outlined above.

In my new position at the Stephenson Cancer Center, I have gained valuable experience in justifying resource allocation in a manner that supports the Cancer Center initiatives. I will use those same skills to assure our resources are utilized in the most cost-effective manner possible to achieve the Strategic Plan outlined. Development of professional resource tools that the membership will actually use in practice and supporting research initiates are two particular areas I will work to support as Treasurer of HOPA. Working with the Standards Committee for the past 2 years has given me insight into the diverse needs of the HOPA membership as we developed the best practices of Oral Chemotherapy position paper for the organization. A paper that I personally have used to justify resources for our new specialty pharmacy! Continued development of usable resources such as this need to be a HOPA priority.

Finally, HOPA needs to improve its working relationship with other health care organizations, professions, and government organizations. I believe my ability to work in a collaborative is a strength of mine that will benefit HOPA membership.

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