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Happy New Year!

My name is Kacy Calder and I am your 2021 PASHRM President. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as President. Since I have not yet had the opportunity to meet the entire membership, I will start by sharing a brief snapshot of the professional journey that has guided me to role of PASHRM president. After graduating from Drexel University’s Nursing Program in 2004, I started my Nursing career as a Medical Nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In January 2013, I accepted the role of Inpatient Safety Quality Specialist for the Division of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. In that role, I served as the unit leader for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement work, while supporting institutional initiatives and regulatory requirements that impact patient outcomes. I received my MSN from Drexel University in 2015 and accepted the role of Risk Manager at CHOP in 2016. I have lived in Philadelphia since college, but last year, I made the move to my hometown of Devon, PA, with my husband and 6-year-old son.

As we began our journey in 2021, I anticipate our quarterly meetings will continue to be held virtually. As in past years, we will provide our members CEU/CLE’s as part of our educational programming. I encourage all of you to reach out and make suggestions about how PASHRM can help to fulfill your expectations for programming.

We are currently seeking a member to join our Board and serve as President-Elect for the 2021 calendar year. Interested candidates should email us at news@pashrm.net. Please see the bottom of this page for the job description for the role.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the PASHRM organization as President. My thanks to Dominic Adams, outgoing President, as well as to the entire Board of Directors. Welcome back to returning members!

I look forward to working with all of you in engaging our membership in creative ways in the virtual world.

PASHRM President / President Elect Job Descriptions:

President: The President will preside at all PASHRM Board/membership meetings. The President shall announce newly elected officers of the Society at the annual meeting. The President shall serve as chair of the Board and will plan and organize the activities of the Board, and guide discussion with reference to the strategy and direction of the Society.  The President will notify the PASHRM Webmaster of any required amendments/changes to PASHRM website.

President-Elect: In the absence or incapacity of the President, the president-elect shall perform the duties of the President. The President-elect shall be responsible for ensuring annual review of the PASHRM Bylaws. The President-elect shall also be responsible for preparing a ballot of nominees for election of officers.

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