The American Association of Poison Control Centers Welcomes New Board Members Arlington, VA- The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) announces the addition of new officers and board members to the Board of Directors for 2020-2021. These members bring decades of experience in the field of poison information and demonstrate the vast medical expertise poison centers offer to our communities.
After serving a term as President-Elect, Julie Weber, RPh, CSPI, Director of the Missouri Poison Center, will continue her work as the AAPCC Board President. We are thankful that outgoing President, Dr. Mark Ryan, PharmD, Director, Louisiana Poison Center, will continue to serve on the board as Past President.
In July, members of AAPCC elected Dr. Carol DesLauriers, PharmD, to serve as President-Elect. Dr. DesLauriers is the Senior Director of the Illinois Poison Center.
AAPCC also elected Dr. Howell Foster, PharmD, for a second term as Secretary. Dr. Foster is the Managing Director of the Arkansas Poison & Drug Information Center.
The newly elected AAPCC Treasurer, Linda Kalin, RN, BS, CSPI, is the Executive Director of the Iowa Poison Control Center. Kalin previously served as a Director at Large on the board.
Dr. Bruce Anderson, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, Executive Director of the Maryland Poison Center, will serve another term as an at-large member.
In addition, AAPCC members elected two new at-large members:
- Dr. Salvador Baeza, III, PharmD, DABAT, Managing Director of the West TexasRegional Poison Center and
- Dr. Alvin Bronstein, MD, FACEP, Branch Chief of Hawaii Department of Health
AAPCC would also like to thank Dr. Stuart Heard, Executive Director of the California Poison Control System and Dr. William Banner Jr., Medical Director of the Oklahoma Center for Poison & Drug Information for their many years of service on the board of directors.