Leadership & Member Organizations

The Council is chaired by Matthew Grissinger RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The vice-chairperson is Deborah Pasko PharmD, MHA, Director of Medication Safety and Quality at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

USP serves as the Secretariat.

Member Organizations

Federal Liaison

Patient Representative

  • Chrissie Blackburn, MHA

Individual Members

  • Deborah Melnick, Ph.D. FAAN
  • Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN
    Nursing and Healthcare Consultant