Leaders Evolving and Developing (L.E.A.D.) Program

Leaders Evolving and Developing (L.E.A.D.) Program 2018-11-01T15:30:25+00:00

Meet the presenters


David Chen, Senior Director, Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

David Chen has been with ASHP since September 2004. ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 45,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. His role with ASHP includes coordinating efforts of ASHP members in publications, advocacy, education on pharmacy leadership, continuity of care, manager development, reimbursement rules & regulations, and multi-hospital health systems. David has previously served the role as Director of Pharmacy at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland including the Kessler/Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital. Prior experience includes different Director of Pharmacy roles in Texas and Florida. Mr. Chen earned his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy and his MBA from the Loyola University of Maryland. He also completed the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Institute program.


Bhavini Patel, Executive Director of Medicines Management, Transformation and Change for NT Department of Health and Top End Health Services, NT

Bhavini Patel is the Executive Director of Medicines Management and Transformation and Change for NT Department of Health and Top End Health Services. She has held a number of leadership roles during her career and is currently a member of the Pharmacy Board of Australia, a member of the NT Clinical Senate and a member of the Society’s (SHPA) Leadership and Management Speciality Practice leadership committee. She has a special interest in fostering leadership skills among the clinical workforce and has been a chair and member for the organising committee for the SHPA future summits. Bhavini is also an Advanced Practice Pharmacist with clinical expertise is in renal and cardiovascular medicine, health policy and leadership. Her research interests that include how to redesign systems of care to improve equity access, how information technology can assist in this process and how health practitioners can develop their cultural responsiveness skills. She loves living in the NT and has practiced as a clinical pharmacist there for the last 20 years.


Jennifer Tryon, Associate Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health, North Carolina USA

Jennifer Tryon, PharmD, MS, FASHP, is the Associate Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Residency Program Director for the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency program in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College, her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Iowa, and a two-year specialty residency and Masters degree in Health System Pharmacy Administration at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She held leadership positions across the US, most recently as the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

An active member of ASHP and state affiliate organizations, Dr. Tryon Chairs the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers and held several volunteer and teaching positions.