ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

President


Ryan Marable, PharmD

Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Ryan C. Marable is a staff pharmacist with The Kroger Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Kroger, Dr. Marable strives to build trusting and strong relationships with both patients and peers through integrity and maintaining high standards.

Dr. Marable attended the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, located at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 2013. His collegiate career within SNPhA was highlighted during the successful planning and hosting of the 2012 Regions III, IV, and V Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Marable previously served as NPN Co-Chair and developed successful convention programming for the New Practitioner’s Network at the 2015 and 2016 Annual Meetings. Dr. Marable was also recognized for his outstanding contributions to the organization with the Young Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2016.

In addition to his role within NPhA, Dr. Marable is an active member in several professional organizations including the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association, Ohio Pharmacists Association, and continues to serve as a peer advisor to his local chapter of SNPhA. In his spare time, Dr. Marable enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and fraternity brothers as well as taking time for basketball, weight training, and indulging in lively debate.

President-Elect


Frank North, PharmD Houston, TX

Dr. Frank North is a twice graduate of Texas Southern University having earned the Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After receiving his Bachelors degree, Frank participated in the Integrated Technology Transfer Network Fellowship and received a Certificate of Business Entrepreneurship – Technology Transfer from California State University – San Bernardino funded by the Army Research Laboratory partnered with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). Dr. North is actively involved in many pharmacy organizations. Frank is a life member of the Texas Southern University National Alumni Association, life member and Speaker of the House for the National Pharmaceutical Association. He is also a member of American Pharmacy Association, American Public Health Association, Texas Pharmacy Association, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and a life member of the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Association (Houston). He practices Community and Clinical Pharmacy in Houston, TX.

Immediate Past President


Lakesha Butler, PharmD

St. Louis, MO

Dr. Lakesha Butler is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA and completed a pharmacy practice residency with emphasis in ambulatory care at the University of Illinois- Chicago. Dr. Butler is an accomplished young leader, national speaker, author and strong advocate for developing leaders, increasing cultural competency among healthcare professionals, serving the underserved and improving diversity and inclusion.

She is the sole clinical pharmacist providing medication management services at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, a clinic that serves uninsured patients of St. Louis, Missouri. In the classroom she has developed and coordinates a required pharmacy graduate level course that addresses health disparities, health beliefs, health literacy, and cultural competency. She is the creator of the first and only Health Literacy instructional DVD teaching tool for pharmacy students and pharmacists across the nation and co-author of the pharmacy textbook “Patient Communication for Pharmacy: A Case-Study Approach on Theory and Practice.”

She currently serves as the School of Pharmacy Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion, chair of the School of Pharmacy’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and the director of the SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp which exposes minority high school students to college life and careers in healthcare. She has served as the SIUE SNPhA Chapter co-founder and faculty advisor since 2007 and is a founding member and of the NPhA-St. Louis Metropolitan Chapter. Dr. Butler is also the national past chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Health Disparities and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group. Dr. Butler has received numerous awards for her national and local service and leadership in pharmacy including SIUE’s Champion for Diversity Award, Teaching Distinction Award and Community Leadership Award, St. Louis Salute to Young Leaders Award, Urban League Distinguished Young Professional Award and the NPhA Terrence Burroughs Pharmacy Leadership Award.

Secretary


Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD

Salisbury, MD

Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor and Student Organization Director at University of Maryland School Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy, and practices clinically as the Population Health Clinical Pharmacist at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional at Salisbury, Maryland, where she previously served as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Nonyel is also a faculty in the UMES Physician Assistant, Pharmaceutical Sciences post-graduate, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequity (PBC-RHDSI) programs respectively. Dr. Nonyel earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland; and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a clinical pharmacist at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland where she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. Prior to entering the pharmacy profession, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse in hospitals and pediatric home care. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Nonyel is the faculty advisor for UMES chapter of Student Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the faculty co-advisor for the UMES Pharmacy Student Government Association. She holds professional pharmacy leadership positions at the national and state levels. Prior to assuming the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) Secretary position, she served as NPhA Zone 1 Director. She currently serves as the Secretary of Knowledge Management (2019-2021) for the Health Disparity and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She is completing her 6-year service to the Maryland Pharmaceutical Society (MPhS), an organization that caters for the ideals of the minority pharmacists and the underserved populations in Maryland; two years each as the President-Elect, President, and now the Immediate-Past president. She is past Chair (2017-2018) of the Maryland Pharmacy Coalition (MPC), Chair of MPC Governance Committee (2019-2020), and has served as the MPhS representative to MPC for the past five years (2015-2020). She participated in the inaugural UMES medical mission to the medically underserved population of Utuado, Puerto Rico.

Treasurer


Duran Williams, PharmD, MDiv

Henrico, VA

Dr. Duran Williams is a native of Queens, New York. While matriculating through high school, his mom talked to him about a career in pharmacy. Because of his mother's advice, Duran obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Hampton University School of Pharmacy in 2005. Upon completion of the pharmacy program at Hampton, he completed a General Pharmacy Practice residency at Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. Following residency training, he worked as a clinical pharmacist at the hospital center from 2006-2009.

In 2009, Duran left Washington Hospital Center and began working as a consultant pharmacist at the Center for Minority Studies and Health Initiatives. At CMS, under the leadership of Dr.'s Tamara McCants and Daneka Ivory-Lucas, Duran delivered presentations pertaining to HIV/AIDS to those infected with the virus living in wards five through eight inside the District of Columbia. As a consultant, Duran has presented on HIV & nutrition, understanding lab values, understanding HIV medications, and various other disease state-related topics.

In 2013, Duran began to answer his call to ministry and applied to the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. In the fall of 2013, he entered the Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies program. Upon completion of the program in May 2014 Duran entered the Masters of Divinity program at BTSR and received his M.Div. in May 2016.

Currently Duran works as a clinical pharmacist at for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Through his service under the HCA umbrella he practices at Chippenham Hospital, Henrico Doctor’s, and John Randolph Medical Center. The role that Dr. Williams plays is one that allows him to provide drug information, pharmacokinetic dosing, and pharmaceutical care to inpatient, outpatient infusion, and freestanding emergency services at various hospitals. Duran also works at Walgreens Pharmacy and oversees the dispensing of methadone at a treatment clinic in Petersburg, VA. In addition, Duran is passionate about teaching, precepting, and increasing health awareness in the community. In May of 2020 Dr. Williams earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. His goal is to become the CEO of a hospital or a director of pharmacy.

Dr. Williams is passionate about life, family, people, sports, ministry, education, public speaking, mentoring, and serving others. He is married to Nichelle Williams and they reside in Henrico, Virginia. 

Speaker


Angela Riley, PharmD Binghamton, NY

Angela Riley currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacist and Councilwoman for the City of Binghamton. 

Riley’s practice, service, and scholarship activities are closely intertwined within her areas of interest, focusing on health promotion and education in underserved populations and older adults. Didactically, Riley developed several pharmacy graduate-level professional practice courses, that equip students for success in the experiential and post-graduate experiences.

Riley has obtained several grants and contracts, including a Community Action Grant from the American Heart Association and the Stephen David Ross University and Community Projects Fund.

Riley graduated from Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and obtained her PharmD. degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Riley serves on several national, regional, and local boards and committees within various organizations in addition to the National Pharmaceutical Association including, the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Parliamentarian


Kendrea Jones, PharmD

Little Rock, AR

Dr. Kendrea Jones is the Pharmacy Operations Manager and PGY1 residency program director for Arkansas Children's Hospital. She previously served as a clinical pharmacist for the Arkansas Children's Hospital Burn Center and associate professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jones received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2005. Her involvement in Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) began as a student while serving as SNPhA chapter P1 liaison, president-elect, and president. After graduation she completed a PGY1 residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and PGY2 residency in Critical Care at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy & VA North Texas Healthcare System in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jones maintains and adjunct faculty appointment with UAMS where she serves as a co-advisor of their SNPhA chapter. She is actively involved in the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists previously serving as president and now treasurer. She is a member of several local, state, and national organizations.

SNPhA National Executive Director

Kimberly Lewis, PharmD Jackson, MS

Kimberly Lewis, PharmD, BCACP,  is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.  In 2007, she completed a Pediatric Ambulatory Care Residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, where she was bestowed the honor of being the Resident of the Year for the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  In August 2007, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Buies Creek, NC, where she practiced as a clinical pharmacist at Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SRAHEC) in Fayetteville, NC until May 2018.  She has also worked in independent retail pharmacy and other areas of ambulatory care. 

Dr. Lewis is also a member of numerous national and local organizations. She is a proud life-time member of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and an active member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.  She is also a member of Phi Lambda Sigma, Rho Chi, American Society of Health Systems Pharmacist (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  Currently, Dr. Lewis humbly serves as the National Executive Director for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA).  In her spare time, Dr. Lewis enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, water activities and music.


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