Secretary/Treasurer – Elaine Nguyen
Why did you join ISHP?
I believe involvement in professional organizations is important for me as an individual and for the sustainability of our profession. As an individual, I was looking for increased opportunities to connect with other pharmacy professionals in Idaho and ISHP has definitely allowed me to do this. I also wanted to support an organization that would represent pharmacy practice in my state.
What do you enjoy most about serving as ISHP’s Secretary/Treasurer?
I really enjoy being able to directly influence the organization’s actions and thus help shape pharmacy practice in Idaho. As Secretary/Treasurer I am fortunate to serve on both the BOD and Executive Committee. This allows me to stay up-to-date and intimately involved in everything that ISHP does to serve its members. It is exciting and a privilege to be involved in this way. It allows me to see the inner workings of the organization and make an impact. In addition, I better understand how much our organization does for others, which is encouraging because I can see the outputs and outcomes of our work.
What do you want others to know about serving on the Board of Directors?
For me, it has been a personally and professionally enriching experience. While I have (hopefully) grown in different ways in the past two years as a BOD member, I have also had a lot of fun. If you are considering a BOD – go for it!
Are you interested in serving as the next Secretary/Treasurer of ISHP? Click here to learn more. Nominate yourself or a colleague by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Board of Directors Positions currently accepting nominations are: President-Elect, Administrative Affairs, Education, and Legal & Public Affairs.