American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists

The American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) has more than 18,000 students nationally. The name of the Academy of Student Pharmacists reflects the status of students as practicing members of the profession. The University of Arizona chapter has the largest membership of all the student pharmacy organizations at our college. The reason is simple: APhA-ASP the largest pharmacy organization that represents and unites all pharmacy interests. This organization is a subset of the national organization, called the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

APhA-ASP members posed for American Pharmacists Month

In 2007, our chapter beat out ASP groups from 32 other Division AAA schools to win the Chapter Achievement Award for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year. Division AAA schools are those with fewer than 350 students. The chapter also has copped the national award for chapter achievement. The COP chapter also received two awards in 2009: the Membership Achievement Recognition for 90 percent and greater membership and the Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award for Division AAA schools.

APhA represents pharmacists in every area of pharmacy. Becoming a member of APhA-ASP automatically makes you a member of APhA. In addition, being a member of APhA-ASP enables students to receive the APhA journals and other publications which bring educational information on pharmaceutical therapy, counseling patients and current issues concerning the profession of pharmacy.

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Faculty Advisers


Current APHA-ASP Officers*

  • Franco Marzella, President
  • Eliane Fossati, President-Elect
  • Leila Jafari, VP of Fundraising
  • Pawel Kojs, VP of Patient Care
  • Jarred Kay, VP of Membership
  • Erinn Fung, VP of Professional Affairs and Social Affairs
  • Logan Moore, VP of Policy and Advocacy
  • Ann Shangraw, VP of Communications
  • Gamal Raslan, Treasurer
  • Liz Alanis, Secretary
  • Chelsea Drake, Phoenix Liaison
  • Nate Evans, Phoenix VP of Patient Care

Operation Diabetes

  • Kyle Lee
  • Brian Leung
  • Heather Lee
  • Joanna Deng
  • Christelle Feliciano

Operation Heart Coordinators

  • KoanHee Rim 
  • Mariam el-Zein 
  • Alexandra Elias

Operation Immunization Coordinators

  • Ivan Komerdelj 
  • Megan Johnson-Bacon
  • Hannah Hertzig

Operation OTC Medicine Safety

  • Mon Yee Fung 
  • Rianne Michael 
  • Krystal Chandler

Generation Rx

  • Yvonne Ng 
  • Mark Hoffman
  • Aileen Dauz

Asthma Screening

  • Cindy Cho 
  • John Chang
  • Vy Thuy


  • Karen Tsui
  • Erinn Fung
  • Yvonne Lee

*Officers serve until May 2018. New officers will be elected in February or March of 2018and will shadow current officers through May.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: August 31, 2017
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