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House of Delegates

What is the ASHP House of Delegates?

The ASHP House of Delegates is the "ultimate authority on ASHP professional policies." Those elected as a delegate represent the interests of health-system pharmacy in their state.

ASHP grants three delegates to the state of Utah, who each serve a two calendar year term. USHP is responsible for holding elections for these delegates. Our delegates are staggered such that there is at least one delegate with a year of experience (e.g. two delegates alternating with one delegate are elected every other year). 

Link to ASHP's House of Delegates page:

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Member of ASHP
  • Member of USHP
  • Resident of Utah
    • Note: Preferred practice for 5 or more years
What are the expectations of delegates?
  • Delegates are elected in January, and must agree to attend:
    • March: Virtual House of Delegates
    • June: Live House of Delegates (Funding Provided by USHP)
    • November: Virtual House of Delegates
  • Delegates are strongly encouraged to attend:
    • April: Regional Delegates Conference (Funding Provided by USHP)
  • Alternate delegates are asked to fulfill the role of delegates in the circumstance that he or she is unable to full that role (e.g. - attend and participate in a required HOD meeting). It is a delegates responsibility to coordinate that with an alternate. 

    Utah ASHP Delegates

    2022-2023 Term
    • Dave Young (Professor (Clinical), Clinical Pharmacist University of Utah Adult Cystic Fibrosis & Asthma Centers Residency Director PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy, 
    • Anthony Trovato (Drug Information Specialist, UUHealth)

    2021-2022 Term

    • Karen Gunning (Professor, Pharmacology, UUHealth) 

    2022 Alternates

    • Erin Fox (UUHealth)
    • Jennie Barlow (Civica Rx)
    • Kavish Choudhary (UUHealth)
    • Mikayla Mills (UUHealth) [by appointment 5/16/22]
    • Whitney Mortensen (IMH) [by appointment 5/16/22]

    Previous Delegates

    Erin Fox (UUHealth) [2020 - 2021 Term]

    Anthony Trovato (UUHealth) [2020 - 2021 Term]

    Kavish Choudhary (U Health) [2019 - 2020 Term]

    Previous Alternates

    Cole Sloan (UUHealth) [2021]

    Ashley Ryther (UUHealth) [2021]

    Michelle Wheeler (UUHealth) [2020]

    Tina Aramaki [2020]

    Wilson Pace (Intermountain Healthcare) [2020]

    Election Process

    In late December / early January of each year, USHP sends out a call for nominations of ASHP members in Utah for the ASHP House of Delegates. Subsequent voting for election occurs in early to mid-January. Of the top nominees that don't become elected, they are asked to become the Alternates. Please email with any questions.

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