BPS Debuts 2022-2024 BPS Ambassadors with Video Stories of their Journey with Board Certification

Washington, D.C. – The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) is proud to debut the 2022-2024 cohort of BPS Ambassadors with their videos detailing their journey to becoming a BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist. The board-certified pharmacists selected as BPS Ambassadors are: Gauri Godbole from New South Wales, Australia; Linda Gutierrez from the United States; Jamalee Huntley from Arkansas, United States; Grace Mary John from Kerala, India; and Stephen Small from Colorado, United States.

“The BPS Ambassadors play an important role in demonstrating the diverse perspectives, experiences, and rationale pharmacists bring to board certification. Every pharmacist has their own journey to board certification, and we are excited to share five new stories from the 2022-2024 cohort of ambassadors.” Said BPS Board of Directors Chair, Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD, FCCP, FNAP, CRQM.


The BPS Ambassador program was created in 2020 to spotlight pharmacist specialists and the impact board certification has had on their career, patient interactions, interprofessional teams, or professional development. Beginning with the 2021-2023 cohort of three ambassadors, Stephanie Gaston, RPh, BCACP; Rosana Steavenson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP; and Teisha Robertson, PharmD, MBA, BCGP; the program saw success in bringing new voices into the discussion of board certification.


The 2022-2024 BPS Ambassadors were tasked with identifying a personal story of board certification important to their career journey, presenting it within the following videos:

    • Gauri Godbole, BPharm, MClinPharm, AdvPP(II), Geriatric Medicine CDP, AcSHP, BCGP, FSHP: Increasing your professional fitness with BPS Certification. Find it here.
    • Linda Gutierrez, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, CDCES: Creating your own success by becoming BPS Board-Certified. Find it here.
    • Jamalee Huntley, PharmD, BCPPS: How BPS Board Certification can elevate a rookie pharmacist to hall of fame status. Find it here.
    • Grace Mary John, PharmD, BCIDP: How it feels to be a BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist, as the first board-certified pharmacist in India. Find it here.
    • Stephen Small, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCCCP: Tackle imposter syndrome with BPS Certification. Find it here.


BPS looks forward to sharing more stories of pharmacist board certification with the 2023-2025 cohort, which will be debuted mid-2024.

About the Board of Pharmacy Specialties

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) was established in 1976 as an autonomous division of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). The mission of BPS is to improve patient care by positioning BPS Board-Certified Pharmacist Specialists as integral members of interprofessional healthcare teams, through recognition and promotion of specialized training, knowledge, and skills for pharmacists in the United States and internationally. Board certification is a recognized credential for determining which pharmacists are qualified to contribute at advanced practice levels given the rigorous standards mandated by BPS board certification and recertification. BPS currently recognizes more than 58,800 active pharmacist certifications across 14 specialties. 


BPS Contact
Alexander Jean-Baptiste
Senior Manager, Content Marketing & Social Media
(202) 760-3836

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