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Foundation Leadership


Pharmacists…Advancing patient care

The following PPA Members graciously give of their time to serve on the PPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors.  The Foundation Board meets at least four times per year.  If you are interested in serving on the Board the next time a vacancy is available, contact the Foundation Board at foundation@papharmacists.com

Ambassadors and Foundation Committees

All individuals that complete their term of service on the Board automatically become Foundation Ambassadors.  The Foundation Board has special committees that work on Foundation projects.  PPA members are welcome to serve on a Foundation committee. Contact the Foundation if interested!

Foundation Board of Directors

Position Description for the PPA Educational Foundation Board Member


Click here to view the previous leaders of the Educational Foundation




Nishaminy Kasbekar, BS, PharmD, FASHP
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Term expires 2017
Second term


Vice President

Maria Osborne, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

UPMC St. Margaret


term expires in 2017

Second term



Patricia A. Epple, CAE
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
717-234-6151 ext 106
717-236-1618 – fax

Immediate Past President

Jonathan Ference, PharmD, BCPS
Wilkes University, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy
Term expires 2017
Second term


  Ed Bechtel, RPh
Bechtel's Pharmacy
Term expires 2019
Second term

Stephanie Smith Cooney, PharmD
Gatti Pharmacy


Term expires 2018
Second term


John DeJames, RPh

Giant Eagle


Term expires 2018

First term


Sarah Krahe Dombrowski, PharmD, BCACP

LECOM School of Pharmacy


Term expires 2017

First term


AJ Greco, PharmD

Duquesne University - Mylan School of Pharmacy


Term Expires 2019

First Term


Michele Hebda, PharmD, TTS

UPMC Shadyside Discharge Center


Term expires 2019

Second term


Melissa Sherer Krause, PharmD

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc.


Term expires 2018

Second term


Kyle McCormick, PharmD

Gatti Pharmacy


Term expires 2017

First term


Karla Moschella

Value Drug Company


Term expires 2017

First term


PJ Ortmann, RPh, MBA

Medvisors, LLC


Term expires 2017

Second term


Julie Gerhart-Rothholz, RPh, MS

Merck & Company


Term expires 2017

Second term


Megan Weigand
Ferri Pharmacy


Term expires 2017

First term


Nick Wytiaz, PharmD

Allegheny General Hospital


Term expires 2018

Second term


Student Director

Sophia Cothrel


Student Term expires July 1, 2018


Foundation Board Members at the PPA

2017 Annual Conference Leadership and Awards Dinner

From left to right – Front Row: Kyle McCormick, Stephanie Smith Cooney, PJ Ortman, Nish Kasbekar, Ed Bechtel

Second Row: AJ Greco, Megan Weigand, Maria Osborne, John DeJames, Julie Gerhart- Rothholz, Sarah Dombrowski, Pat Epple (CEO)


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