Nashville, TN (March 8, 2022) – TPA welcomes Jade Jochem as the association’s 2022-2023 executive fellow. As the TPA fellow, she will be immersed in the day-to-day activities of the association and work closely with TPA staff to continue advancing TPA’s mission and strategic plan. She will work to expand TPA’s clinical initiatives, attend state and national pharmacy meetings, gain exposure to all aspects of association work, and provide insight and assistance to the association. She will officially start with TPA on July 1, 2022.
In May, Jochem will graduate from Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Indianapolis, IN with her Doctorate in Pharmacy and a minor in Chemistry. Jochem has worked in community pharmacy for several years and continues to be exposed to the vast opportunities for pharmacists through her advanced practice pharmacy experiences, including industry pharmacy and association management. While at Butler, she held several leadership positions within student organizations, including APhA-ASP. She completed industry-related professional projects and conducted independent research. Jochem was selected based on her demonstrated leadership potential, knowledge of the profession, and vision for the future of pharmacy practice. Jochem states, “I am eager to work with the TPA leadership and members from across the state and help contribute to the association’s mission to advance, protect, and promote high-quality pharmacist-provided patient care in Tennessee.”
The TPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management was created to support the development of individuals interested in association management through training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs and problem-solving at TPA. Individuals who complete the fellowship will be well prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings in the profession of pharmacy and health care.
About the Tennessee Pharmacists Association
The Tennessee Pharmacists Association represents the profession of pharmacy across the state, united for the purpose of promoting safe and effective medication use to improve the health of patients. Since 1886, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association has preserved and advanced the interests of the profession and has served the professional needs of all pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.