The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently announced that Linda Garrelts MacLean has been elected to serve a three-year term on their board of trustees. MacLean will begin her term at the 162nd APhA annual meeting in San Diego in March 2015.

MacLean is the associate dean for advancement and a clinical professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy where she teaches pharmacy management, entrepreneurial pharmacy, and practical politics and pharmacy. She has particular interest in new and evolving practice models for community pharmacy and community pharmacy residency programs.

The APhA represents more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession, according to their website. The APhA Board of Trustees is responsible for broad direction setting of the association. The APhA is headquartered in Washington D.C.

MacLean is a past president of the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and current member of the Community Pharmacy Foundation Board of Directors. She has provided numerous continuing education sessions on topics such as immunizations, diabetes and community practice and has been involved as coach and mentor for 12 student pharmacist teams for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, including two first place teams. She was named as one of the nation’s “Fifty Most Influential Pharmacists” in 1999 and was recognized by NCPA as the National Preceptor of the Year and the Faculty Liaison of the Year. In 2009, she received the Students’ Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching from WSU, and in 2011, she received the WSPA Distinguished Leadership Award.

Read the entire press release from the APhA here: