Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization (PCA) focuses on communication, leadership development and how it is incorporated into Pharmacy. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending meetings, giving prepared speeches, speaking extemporaneously (off the cuff) and providing valuable feedback to other members.
"The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership."
As Pharmacists we are a crucial component of the healthcare team and have to lead our teams through optimal communication to provide the best patient centered care possible.
President: Mohammed Fredericks
President-Elect: Matthew Yeates
VP Education: Ellen Overholtzer
VP Membership: Gaudalupe Chavez
VP Public Relations: Matthew Busalacchi
Secretary: Beth Ann Young
Treasurer: Shushanna Galstyan
Sergeant-At-Arms: Matthew Busalacchi
Advisors: Vern Duba and Theresa Mickelson