Board of Directors

DeAnna (Dixie) Leikach, RPh, MBA

President and Founder

Pharmacist for almost 25 years, MBA, chain and independent community experience, specialty and compounding experience, association management experience, extensive volunteer board experience, involved in a wide variety of local and national associations, Past Grand President Lambda Kappa Sigma International Pharmacy Fraternity, Past President of Maryland Pharmacists Association, skilled in bringing people together.

Mary Grear, R.Ph., Pharmacist

Vice President

Mary is a pharmacist consultant for numerous surgical centers in Nevada. She has previous experience as community pharmacy owner (chain) and Executive Director of local and national pharmacy associations. Mary has extensive experience as a speaker and administrator of continuing education programs through ACPE.

Matthew Shimoda, PharmD


Matthew Shimoda currently serves as the interim Dean at Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy. Previously he served as CEO of Health Care Professionals, Inc. and has extensive managerial experience in the Community Pharmacy arena.

Carrie S. Molesa, PharmD, BCPS


Clinical pharmacist specialist employed by a large, inner-city, University-affiliated medical center. Medication safety is among her specialities. Carrie brings over 15 years of pharmacy practice experience in a variety of settings including community, compounding, hospital, and teaching. She has held positions on the executive boards of several pharmacy organizations.

Emanuel C Perlman, MSW, CSW, D.MUS., h.c

Board Member

Cantor Emeritus at Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore MD, has prior Hospital administrative experience, social work experience, has a large diverse network of connections and resources.

Christine M Perry, R.Ph.

Board Member

Pharmacist in a management position with a community chain pharmacy. She has patient care experience, operations and leadership involvement and volunteer board experience. Christine’s professional association experience as Past Grand President Lambda Kappa Sigma International Fraternity, Past President Massachusetts Pharmacists Association, and active involvement with American Pharmacists Association have provided her with vast knowledge of policy/procedure and parliamentary procedure.

Michael Ayres VanLaanen, Pharm.D, BCPS, CAC

Board Member

While a student pharmacists at the of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Michael completed studies in values and ethics and a teaching certificate in pharmacy education. Michael is most interested in defining the ways and practices in which “pharmacy ethics” differs from standard medical ethics.