History

 

CSHP was proud to celebrate the 65th anniversary of its founding in 2013. CSHP has benefited from a long legacy of distinguished leadership (see list of past presidents below).

In November of 1948, CSHP held its first meeting at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The meeting was presided over by John Zugich, the 1st CSHP president, 4th president of ASHP, and Director of Pharmacy at Yale New Haven from 1947 to 1951. In the first years, CSHP meetings where held exclusively in New Haven with meetings rotating between Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of Saint Raphael. In the 1950s, the CSHP meeting sites began to rotate around the state, and a joint meeting with the Massachusetts Society was held as well. CSHP continues to hold meetings at Connecticut hospitals and schools of pharmacy to this day.

CSHP was formally incorporated as a non-profit association (501c6) in 1981. Many individuals contributed to building the Society into the organization it is today. Some notables include our past presidents, many of whom continue to be active today.

PAST PRESIDENTS

1948 – John Zugich
1949 – Sr Lucia
1950 – Thomas Heffernan
1951 – Francis J. Sullivan
1952 – Edmund Singer
1953 – David Burak
1954 – Steven Tyrell
1955 – John Webb
1956-1957 – Lester Burleson
1958 – Raphael Sylvester
1959 – Ugo F. Caruso
1960-1961 – Louis C. Annino
1962 – Vito D'Aiuto
1963-1965 – Ronald J. Souza
1966 – David Martin
1967 – Joseph Presto
1968 – William Brown
1969 – Robert Auger
1970 – William Cowell
1971 – Wes Shorts
1972 – Paul Pierpaoli
1973 – Robert Jacovino
1974 – Art Lippman
1975 – Robert Miller
1976 – James Dugas
1977 – Anthony Kubica
1978 – Greg Gousse
1979 – J. Ken Walters
1980 – Gerry Bowman
1981 – Sheldon Sones
1982 – John Cote
1983 – Alex Cardoni
1984 – Paul Davern
1985 – Ron Moleski
1986 – Mike Rubino
1987 – Harvey Martin
1988 – Jan Kozakiewicz
1989 – Mike Horvath
1990 – Coleen Cherici
1991 – Ralph Frank
1992 – Arthur LeMay
1993 – John Poniatowski
1994 – Dave Girouard
1995 – Amy Baumbach/Dave Girouard
1996 – Bob Theriault
1997 – Steve Burke
1998 – William Agostinucci
1999 – Richard Lisitano
2000 – Lisa Durland
2001 – Lisa Jaser
2002 – David A. Pudim
2003 – Sandra Alfano
2004 – Thomas Dailey
2005 – Maureen A. McCarthy
2006 – Jennifer Ellis
2007 – Lisa Stump
2008 – Craig Coleman
2009 – Bruce Sill
2010 – Fei Wang
2011 – Bill Baker
2012 - Robyn Wahl
2013 - Ron Abrahams
2014 - Sarah Kelly
2015 - Lori Lee