Next generation of early career pharmacy leaders announced

12 October 2023


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has appointed ten early career pharmacists from around Australia to lead the ECP Community of Specialty Interest (CSI), and support ECP Board Director Ayomide Ogundipe MPS as CSI Chair.

The ECP Community of Specialty Interest will be led by:

  • Ayomide Ogundipe MPS (Chair)
  • Abby Richardson MPS
  • Elissar Mansour MPS
  • Erin Cooper MPS
  • Jala Moushi MPS
  • James Buckley MPS
  • Keiran Batavia MPS
  • Monique Licht MPS
  • Raymond Truong MPS
  • Shaylee Mills MPS


ECP Board Director and Community of Specialty Interest Chair Ayomide Ogundipe MPS celebrated the diverse range of skills and experience each leader brings to the team.

“Working closely with the CSI leadership team, we are continuing to build and foster peer support through mentoring, engagement with ECPs across all states and territories and policy and advocacy,” Ms Ogundipe said.

“Our profession is seeing a paradigm shift in practice and scope, and it is so important that ECPs are part of these discussions moving forward to bring their diverse insights and experiences to the table.

“Through the CSI Early Career Pharmacists have a direct avenue to actively engage with PSA and the broader profession. I encourage all pharmacists in the early stages of their careers to get involved and join the CSI.”

PSA Chief Executive Officer A/Prof Steve Morris also welcomed the ECP leadership team.

“The ECP Community of Specialty Interest offers pharmacists in the early stages of their careers the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and shape the direction of our profession,” A/Prof Morris said.

“PSA proudly supports early career pharmacists to get the most out of their careers, from their registration to retirement.

“I am looking forward to continuing our work with Ayomide and her team to ensure that PSA is best supporting pharmacists at all stages of their careers.”

The Early Career Pharmacist – Community of Specialty Interest is an exclusive forum for PSA members. Join PSA today by visiting www.psa.org.au/membership

Media contact:   Georgia Clarke   M: 0480 099 798  E: georgia.clarke@psa.org.au