William A. Zellmer Lecture Fund: Where Practice Meets Policy

The ASHP Foundation established the William A. Zellmer Lecture Fund in 2009 to honor one of pharmacy’s distinguished leaders, William A. Zellmer, as he retired. Mr. Zellmer’s ASHP career panned an extraordinary 39 years, and he continues to distinguish himself as a brilliant thinker and writer. His leadership and influence have helped shape the pharmacy profession in the U.S. and abroad.

The William A. Zellmer Lecture Fund is used to invite a distinguished speaker to address the practice leaders of ASHP during ASHP Policy Week on an annual basis. Through the lecture fund, health-system pharmacy leaders from around the country will continue to be inspired and confronted by leading thinkers regarding concerns facing pharmacy and healthcare.

Gifts are welcome to sustain this thought provoking lecture series and honor the legacy of William Zellmer. To donate to the Zellmer Lecture Fund, make a gift onlinedownload the brochure and contribution form, or contact the ASHP Foundation at 301-664-8612; foundation@ashp.org.

View a list of Zellmer Fund Donors.

Zellmer Lecturers & Topics

Mark L. Hayes, B.S.Pharm., J.D., September 26, 2017
Mark Hayes, senior vice president of federal policy and advocacy for Ascension, is a lawyer and pharmacist with more than 20 years of federal and private sector health law and policy experience, through which he has played a leading role in the development and enactment of healthcare policy and legislation in Washington, DC. He served on the staff for four U.S. Senators (Grassley, Bond, Snowe and Jeffords) and served for more than 7 years as health policy director and chief health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee Republican staff for Chairman/Ranking Member Grassley.

He has also represented numerous clients at the federal level, including hospital systems, managed care plans, healthcare corporations, pharmacies, healthcare trade associations, and coalitions. Through this experience, he was a leader in the policy development, legislative drafting, and negotiations on the healthcare provisions of several major pieces of federal legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug benefit provisions of the Medicare Modernization Act, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, the Deficit Reduction Act, and the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Read about past Zellmer Lectures