Barb Mason, PharmD, FASHP
Dr. Mason has been a tremendous leader for the advancement of pharmacy practice and a valued mentor to so many new pharmacists. She is well known for her strong work at the Idaho State University College of Pharmacy and for her practice at the Boise VA. Dr. Mason has also inspired new areas and avenues for practicing pharmacists to obtain new skills through Board Certification Prep and a Teaching Certificate Course through the Boise Area Resident Forum.
Dr. Mason has also been an influential leader in institutional practice through her work with ISHP. The 1998 - 2000 ISHP President, Dr. Mason led the organization to one of its strongest times in education and outreach. Idaho Pharmacy and ISHP thank Dr. Mason for her leadership and for paving the path for so many new and advancing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Why ISHP? - Dr. Mason in her own words
"I still remember like it was yesterday, the anticipation of accepting a teaching position at ISU COP knowing that the first CE meeting I would attend would be ISHP Sun Valley just two months later. The lure of the mountains and the status this flat-lander from Nebraska associated with Sun Valley was enough to entice me to join ISHP but it wasn't until I walked into that first meeting that I was hooked. I knew I had found my tribe. The friendly people, the plethora of ideas, motivating atmosphere and the balance of work and play were from that moment on, what has formed my life- time mantra and mission statement. Each position I have held on the ISHP Board has enriched me professionally and personally. There are ISHP colleagues I only see once a year in person but are lifetime friends I can count on for anything. Little did Tami Eide and I know when we were writing up the guidelines for that very first poster session that those Friday evening ISHP poster exhibits would be one of the traditions that yearly warms my heart and renews my energy when I see students past and present succeeding every step of their career, with ISHP as vital to them as it has been to me."