“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”- Unknown
“If you do something awesome, you should be proud of yourself.”-Damon Lindelof
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” - Audrey Hepburn
Whew, what a year it has been!! As I reflect upon this past year, I cannot help but be overwhelmed by the continued resiliency and dedication displayed by our members.
I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish together as an organization. Throughout the year, there were more educational sessions offered than ever before. As a board, we voted to form two new committees, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a Dues Committee. Both committees will focus on what we can do better as an organization to provide for the needs of our members. In early April, we had a good turnout at Legislative Day. In late April, we had another successful Spring Meeting, providing 20 hours of hours of CE to our members and recognized many of our colleagues for their contributions to the profession.
During my final address at the Spring Meeting, I spoke about thankfulness. Thank you to Laura, Sara and the rest of the Newsletter Committee for the amazing newsletters you continue to put out. Thank you to our Board members for all the time and effort that you have put into this organization over the past year. Thank you to my employer, CoxHealth, for their continued support of my work with MSHP. Thank you to my kids for your understanding about my time away. And thank you to all members of MSHP for trusting in and supporting us as an organization.
A special shout out to Davina for your outstanding run on the presidential team! Best of luck to Nathan as you take the reins this next year! Finally, welcome Sayo to the presidential team!
This will be my last call out to members for you to be on the lookout for opportunities to get more involved with MSHP through committee and board memberships. It takes a small army of willing volunteers to keep this organization successful. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any current board members if you have any interest or questions.
I hope all of you have an amazing summer and am grateful to you all for this opportunity!!
Christina Stafford, PharmD, BCPS