Leadership & Member Organizations

The Council is chaired by Matthew Grissinger RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The vice-chairperson is Ann Gaffey, RN, MSN, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

USP serves as the Secretariat.

Member Organizations

Federal Liaison

Patient Representative

  • Chrissie Blackburn, MHA

Individual Members

  • Deborah Melnyk, Ph.D. FAAN
  • Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN
    Nursing and Healthcare Consultant