Bartlett, Tennessee, September 19, 2019: The American College of Apothecaries, American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, and the ACA Research and Education Foundation have named Susan Bartlemay, RPh, FACA, FAPhA, as the organizations’ new Executive Vice President. Bartlemay was selected to lead the pharmacy associations after a nationwide search and began her new role on September 6, 2019.
“We are confident that Susie Bartlemay will be an effective leader for the College as we enter our 80th year. Her professionalism and association management experience on the local, state, and national levels will be invaluable assets to our organizations and to our members,” said David Liebman, RPh, FACA, Chairman of the American College of Apothecaries Board of Directors.
“Since the beginning of my career, I have said that leading a national pharmacy association would be my dream pharmacy job. It is a dream job for any pharmacist who loves people and enjoys building relationships throughout the pharmacy profession. I couldn’t be happier and more excited about being the EVP/CEO of ACA, ACVP, the ACA Foundation, and PPSI,” said Bartlemay. “Right now, independent pharmacy and veterinary pharmacy are truly at a crossroads. But our organizations have a powerful ability to propel the pharmacy profession forward through education, entrepreneurship, and fellowship.”
Bartlemay graduated from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy in 1969 and earned a MS in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1978. She brings over 25 years of experience in community pharmacy to her new role, including 15 years as an independent pharmacy owner and a position as Director of Operations for a small chain of local pharmacies.
Bartlemay also has extensive leadership experience with both state and national pharmacy associations. Her career has included involvement with the Dallas Area Pharmacy Association & Texas Pharmacy Association holding every elected position in both organizations and serving on and chairing many committees.
From this local involvement, she became involved in the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and rose to serve as Speaker of the House of Delegates. Bartlemay also served as Vice-Chair of the APhA-PAC Board of Governors. She is a past president of Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Association.
As a small business owner in Allen, Texas, Bartlemay knew the importance of civic engagement and served on the Allen Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member, Officer, and President as well as the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Economic Development Corporation and nine years on City Council (one year as Mayor Pro Tem).
Bartlemay is a past recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia, the Outstanding Alumnus award from the UT College of Pharmacy, the Vanguard Leadership Award, and the Key of Excellence from Kappa Epsilon, and is a fellow of the American College of Apothecaries and the American Pharmacists Association.
Bartlemay’s selection has the support of the leadership of the organizations. “Susie Bartlemay’s background as a pharmacy owner, as operations manager, and association parliamentarian gives her the clinical, business, and managerial expertise to carry out the College’s mission to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of independent pharmacy,” said Steve Pryor, PharmD, FACA President of the American College of Apothecaries.
“Susie Bartlemay brings exciting new leadership skills to the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and our board looks forward to working with her to develop programs and services in support of veterinary pharmacy,” said Gigi Davidson, BSPh, FACVP, DICVP, President of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.