CEO Blog/09.05.17


Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE



AMCP Offers Prayers, Collects Items for Victims of Hurricane Harvey; Will Deliver Portion of Socks Collected by AMCP Foundation to Houston Charities


 Susan Blog Sept 2017 

September 5, 2017

Like everyone across the country, AMCP members and staff share a deep concern for the safety and wellbeing of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

AMCP has 115 members in the Houston area, including employees of Cigna-HealthSpring, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and students at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. In addition, a staff member’s family lives nearby, and the Southwest AMCP Affiliate originated in the Lone Star State, then known as the Texas Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this unprecedented storm and flood. This kind of disaster puts many of our daily troubles in perspective, and makes us realize the importance of coming together to help one another. We at AMCP are doing our part to address the massive need.

AMCP staff has so far collected more than 150 pounds of daily items, including diapers, baby food, pet food, canned goods, toiletries, socks and shoes. The collection was organized by our own Zain Madhani, AMCP Program Coordinator for Pharmacy and Government Affairs, and Student Development. Zain is from Houston, where her family still resides. Zain’s family home, fortunately, was undamaged by the storm, but her aunt’s home was severely flooded. Our thoughts go out to her family — as well as other members of the AMCP family impacted by Harvey— and everyone who are now engaged in the massive cleanup effort.

I’m also pleased to announce the AMCP Foundation will be donating a portion of the socks collected during its sock drive at Nexus 2017 to the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals who are interested in supporting the AMCP Foundation Harvey relief effort can purchase socks on our Amazon Wish List now, or bring new socks to donate in-person at Nexus.  For a list of Houston-area charities to accepting donations, visit

As I write this, we are watching Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic and urge all of our members and friends in its path to prepare now.  You will all be in our thoughts in the days ahead.

In these uncertain times, special people and special hands rise and come to light to hearten us all. Please don’t hesitate to share your story if you have an encouraging experience that might inspire and strengthen others.  Most importantly, please stay encouraged and remember that your friends at AMCP truly care.