The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced today that Melody Hartzler, R.Ph., PharmD, BCACP of Beavercreek, Ohio was honored as a distinguished UNDER 40 award recipient for professional achievements and vision in the practice of pharmacy at its 140th Annual Conference held April 20-22 in Columbus. She was also installed as Trustee representing District 5 on the OPA Board of trustees.
Hartzler is an innovative practitioner who is also a leader and an educator. She assisted the start up of Cedarville University School of Pharmacy where she is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice. She also serves as a clinical pharmacist for Western Medicine Family Physicians where she has instituted many innovative pharmacy services. She works with other primacy care providers to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and COPD, as well as provides holistic care through integrative medicine consults. She has also started her own business, www.PharmToTable.Life which is focused on education related to healing from chronic conditions by addressing the root cause.
Hartzler serves on the OPA Board of Trustees representing District 5, and is a member of the Medication Therapy Management Committee. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University. She is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management, Ambulatory Care, as an Asthma educator.
“We are pleased to recognize Melody Hartzler who has exemplified leadership, excellence, and vision in her practice. She has been a valued member of the Association, and we look forward to her future contributions to the profession of pharmacy,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.
OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.