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History of GSHP


THE GEORGIA SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS HISTORY (GSHP)


The Georgia Society of Hospital Pharmacists (GSHP) accomplished much since its inception. Starting with fourteen dedicated hospital pharmacists and two associate members in 1952, the Society has grown to over 1200 members at its peak.  The GSHP is currently the seventh largest state affiliate chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The Charter Membership established $2.00 per year membership dues. Over the years, these dues have grown to $90.00 per year. Also, service to the membership has grown proportionately.

The GSHP has developed during the years through the volunteer services of hundreds of dedicated Georgia Health-System Pharmacists. A Board of Directors composed of the Executive officers, nine District Directors, and nine District Director-elects governs the Society with Committee chairs and pharmacy school liaisons providing input.
 
In 1991, a GSHP office was occupied. After several changes in staffing and other difficulties, the building was leased and later sold. Having a paid staff has been very beneficial in the growth of the Society, but the dedicated volunteer Health-System Pharmacists still provide the drive to excel.
 
Through the years, the primary service to the Georgia Health-System Pharmacists has been educational. Since inception of the Society, one need only to examine the content of the meetings and seminars to note that the reason the meeting was a success was its educational component. Through the Society’s educational programs thousands of hours on a myriad of subjects have been presented, benefiting all of Pharmacy in Georgia.

PRESIDENTS OF THE GEORGIA SOCIETY OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACISTS


1952  JOHNNIE M. CROTWELL (Beck)
1953  CLARA ROSS GREENE (Martin)
1954  LILLIAN TURNER PRICE
1955  JACK C. KIRKLAND
1956  C E PEACOCK
1957  DOUGLAS JOHNSON, Ph.D.
1958  CLARA ROSS GREENE (Martin)
1959  RHETA E. LEVERETT (Skolaut)
1960  HERBERT CARL DITTMER
1961  LT. CDR. THOMAS D. DeCILLIS
1962  CLAYTON B. McWHORTER
1963  JAMES S. DORSEY
1964  STONEWALL C. KING, JR.
1965  CLIFTON F. LORD, Ph.D.
1966  CAROL K. KAMINIS  (Reddic)
1967  J. BARRY RICHARDS
1968  CHARLES JOSEPH LANDERS
1969  DAVID GURITZ
1970  RAYMOND STANLEY BAKER
1971  JAMES T. BRISCOE, SR.
1972  DURWARD M. POLAND
1973  EDWARD D. SUMNER, Ph.D.
1974  CLARKSTON M. DRIGGERS
1975  CARL R. WEBER
1976  M. EARL STRICKLAND
1977  S. MONTE KELLAM, JR.
1978  DON ARDEN MYERS
1979  THOMAS HARMON BRASWELL
1980  WARREN L. SCHULTZ
1981  WHITNEY B. PICKETT
1982  TED R. WALKER, JR.
1983  J. MICHAEL ELLINGTON
1984  ROBERT E. STEPHENSON
1985  SARA R. MULLIS
1986  MARTHA CATO HARTLEY
1987  EARL S. WARD, JR.
1988  J. RUSSELL MAY
1989  BURNIS BRELAND
1990  FRANK LANDRUM
1991  JOHN E. MURPHY
1992  EMILY JAN MACKEY
1993  DONALD PITTMAN
1994  VICTOR LAMPASONA
1995  FRED COLEMAN
1996  MARJORIE PHILLIPS
1997  RAY MADDOX
1998  MICHAEL SCHLESSLEMAN
1999  MITCH WOOD
2000  SHARON MURPHY
2001  RONALD BARNES
2002  DAVID COPELAN
2003  PEGGY SUDDRETH   
2004  JUDY GARDNER         
2005  DEBORAH MANGUM   
2006  ANDREA ROBERSON 
2007  RONDELL JAGGERS  
2008  CYNTHIA PANGBURN 
2009  DON DAVIS                 
2010  SONNY RADER            
2011  PATRICIA KNOWLES 
2012  Ken Jozefczyk               
2013  Megan Freeman         
2014  Steve Carlson               
2015  Mike Melroy               
2016  Chris Bridgers






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