Government Affairs Chair
Dr. Ayers received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ayers is currently employed by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He is a clinical specialist in nutrition support and serves the Department of Pharmacy as Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Ayers is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi.
Dr. Ayers is a past president of MPhA and served as Interim Executive Director in 2018.
Phil’s service to MPhA includes Foundation President, Chair of Government Affairs and Membership Committees. He has served as a member of the Executive, Government Affairs, Membership and Education Committees. Dr. Ayers is a past president of the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) and Mississippi Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (MSPEN)
Phil is currently serving the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) on the Board of Directors as President-Elect and is Past Chair of the ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee. Phil is a member of the USP Compounding Committee and Chair of the Parenteral Nutrition Subcommittee. He served the last 5 years on the USP Healthcare Quality and Safety Committee and Chair of the Parenteral Nutrition Expert Panel.
This committee serves to keep an eye on legislation as it moves through our government. We may work with legislators to initiate important legislation, mobilize our membership to speak to their representatives about important legislation, or serve as a source of information to educate officials on the impact that legislation could have on our profession.