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Heather Mosley | SBJ

2023 40 Under 40: Ashley Evans

Mercy Springfield Communities

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Empowering others has been a central theme in Ashley Evans’ career in clinical pharmacy. She helps patients meet health goals through disease education, answering medication-related questions and providing general recommendations.

In 2017, Mercy hired Evans to start outpatient clinical pharmacy services at the health system’s clinics. She played a pivotal role in the program’s growth by building a network of support and recruiting team members. Evans, 33, says the skills and knowledge gained allowed her to segue into a more formal leadership role as residency program director.

“(It) has allowed me to further expand on my professional leadership through teaching,” she says. “Training the next generation of clinicians and leaders is an important aspect of leading the profession of pharmacy and health care into the future.”

Your first job? I worked in a snow cone shack when I was 16. It was a very sticky job. I was usually working alone, so it helped me develop independence and problem-solving skills.  

What about your job would shock people? I’m a pharmacist who doesn’t dispense any medications! I have a schedule and see patients by appointment to adjust their medications between doctor visits. I made it my career mission to play a role in expanding access to more patients.

Favorite hobby or creative outlet? I like to style things – home furniture and decor, outfits and flowers.


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