Visiting Leaders Program

Supported by the David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund and the Sara J. White Leadership Fund

We are no longer accepting requests for the fall 2018 Visiting Leaders Program. Check back for information on requesting spring 2019 visits.

What is the Visiting Leaders Program?
This program was created specifically to give pharmacy residents a valuable opportunity for leadership skill building through personal interactions with a prominent health-system leader. The program brings a distinguished health-system pharmacy leader to the residents’ institution for up to a 2-day period to engage with the residents and explore leadership topics matching their specific leadership interests. Residents will be challenged to lead, to develop a career plan and to learn how to be successful in today’s complex pharmacy and healthcare environment. 

The Visiting Leaders Program supports the travel and expenses of the visiting leader only. The host institution is responsible for any local expenses associated with the visit (for example, lunch and/or dinner for residents). We highly encourage host institutions to invite other residents from the area to attend a portion of the program.

Sample Agenda
View sample Visiting Leaders agenda here.

Who Are the Visiting Leaders?
A cadre of health-system pharmacy leaders’ most recognized names is the core component of the program. Each member has in his or her own right built a career of health-system pharmacy excellence and brings an exceptional level of leadership expertise to the table. Click on the leaders’ names below to learn more about each one.

Host Site Guide
For guidance on hosting a Visiting Leader, please refer to the Visiting Leader Host Guide for outlines and suggestions for a successful event.

 Visiting Leaders and Biographies
Jannet M. Carmichael, Pharm.D.,

Charles E. Daniels, R.Ph., Ph.D., FASHP
• Harold N. Godwin, M.S., FASHP, FAPhA  
Marianne F. Ivey, Pharm.D., M.P.H., FASHP  
Henri R. Manasse Jr.,  Ph.D., Sc.D.(Hon.), FFIP
James C. McAllister III, M.S., FASHP
Philip J. Schneider, M.S., FASHP 
Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP
Sara J White, M.S., FASHP  
William A. Zellmer, B.S.Pharm., M.P.H.
David A. Zilz, M.S.    

How to Request a Visit
Request a visiting leader by creating an online account to access the electronic application. (Please be aware that the host site will be asked to enter details about the residency program and any other local/regional residency programs that might be invited to participate in the requested visit.) After creating the account, please apply. See an overview of the application.

Past Site Visits and Site Visit Photos
2018-2019 Host Sites
• 2017-2018 Host Sites
2016-2017 Host Sites
2015-2016 Host Sites
2014-2015 Host Sites 
2013 Site Visits
• 2012 Visiting Leaders Site Visits

Questions about this program should be referred to