Christina Michalek is a Medication Safety Specialist at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and oversees the operations of the Medication Safety Officers Society. She works collaboratively with health-system leaders and clinical staff participating in proactive risk assessments, targeted risk assessments, root cause analysis, and failure mode and effects analysis, in order to define and improve medication safety initiatives. Under contract to the Patient Safety Authority, she is a Patient Safety Analyst for the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, a statewide adverse event and near miss reporting system. Christina has more than 20 years of acute care hospital pharmacy experience involving clinical practice and management. She served as Director of Pharmacy at Lehigh Valley Health Network and as Director of Pharmacy at Doylestown Hospital. During this time, she also served as a Consultant with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Chris has volunteered on several professional and advisory boards, educated a variety of community groups, and has presented at national, local, and state meetings. She is a residency-trained graduate of the University of the Sciences’ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.