TobiasResearched and written by Vicki Meade

Monthly journal published by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Alexandria, VA


Profile—1999-2000 ASCP President

People acquainted with Dianne Tobias may find it hard to believe that anything could scare her. She’s so self-possessed, organized, and upbeat—the sort of person who makes hard work look easy. But when Tobias decided to leave the security of a full-time corporate job a few years ago to become an independent consultant, “I was frightened,” she says.

In January 1997, from her home base in Davis, California, she launched Tobias Consulting Services, which provides data management, educational programming, continuous quality improvement…