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.


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.

Immediate Past President

Erica Hanesworth, PharmD Charleston, SC

Erica Hanesworth, BS Pharm, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. She received her Bachelor of Science (1997) and Doctor of Pharmacy (1999) degrees from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (formerly known as the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy) where she also holds a clinical appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Hanesworth completed a residency in Pharmacy Practice with an emphasis in Primary Care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in June 2000. Her major areas of interests include diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia pharmacotherapy. She is also the Pharmacist in Charge at the Charleston Center Department of Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse. She served the National Pharmaceutical Association as Zone II Director from 2007 – 2013. During this time, she won the Wendell T. Hill Award for outstanding Zone Director in 2008 and 2011.

Dr. Hanesworth served as the Exhibitor Coordinator of NPhA in 2013 prior to her election as President-Elect. She is a mentor for pharmacy students of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association and has served as a judge in the Clinical Skills Patient Counseling Competition for several years. Her community involvement includes being a current member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she has served in several leadership roles, including Financial Secretary of the chapter’s foundation, Ladies Enriching the Community, Inc. She is also the Juniors Age Group Chair for the Charleston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is an active member of her church, serving on various ministries and auxiliaries. Dr. Hanesworth enjoys reading, exercising, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Charleston, SC, with her husband (Russell) and son (JohnRoss).


Gayle Tuckett, PharmD

Rockville, MD 

LT Gayle Tuckett is a Commissioned Officer for the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), and she currently serves as a Senior Staff Pharmacist at Tse’hootsooi’ Medical Center (TMC) in Fort Defiance, AZ. At TMC she works as an outpatient pharmacist, and her collateral duties include being a provider, in addition to a clinic coordinator, for a variety of ambulatory care clinics which include: Tobacco Cessation, Diabetes, and Asthma. Within the past year, LT Tuckett has obtained additional certifications as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), and proficient training in tobacco cessation.

After obtaining a Bachelor in Science degree from Old Dominion University (ODU), LT Tuckett then went on to pursue and acquire a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy. While at VCU, she served as President-elect and President of her local Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), and then as Legislative/Membership Benefits Chair and Regional I Facilitator on the SNPhA Executive Board. Due to her commitment in fulfilling the mission of SNPhA and NPhA she pursued a career with the Indian Health Service (IHS) under USPHS. She relocated to Crownpoint, NM to work as a Staff Pharmacist at Crownpoint Healthcare Facility (CHF). There she served the Navajo population and was involved in the Anticoagulation, Tobacco Cessation and Chronic Pain Management Clinic. She helped to establish and implement both the Tobacco Cessation Clinic and the Chronic Pain Management Clinic. After completing a year at CHF, she transitioned to TMC.

Aside from NPhA, LT Tuckett is a member of AADE, AMSUS, APhA and COA. LT Tuckett was honored to receive the NPhA Young Pharmacist Award in July 2015 and is pleased to serve for a second term as Secretary with NPhA.


Roderick G. Peters, R.Ph.-PD

Capital Heights, MD

Roderick G. Peters, R.Ph.-PD is a Clinical Hospital Tele-Pharmacist, Clinical Compound Pharmacist, Health coach, author, motivational speaker and Co-owner of Quality of Life Pharmacy & Health Inc. in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Roderick started to pursue a career in pharmacy after graduation from high school in 1979 with the dream of being a student athlete that would play football and major in biology. After 1 year of collegiate football in North Carolina he returned home to Washington, DC because the coaches would not allow him to take science classes while playing on the football team. Roderick applied and was accepted to Howard University in the fall of 1982 to continue his goal of pursuing Pharmacy as a career. In 1987 after attending Howard full and part time he graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology. After graduation he started working as a Pharmacy Technician for a local hospital in Washington, DC and also working as a Public Health research Project Coordinator while pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology & Public Health at Georgetown University Medical School.

After much encouragement by his Pharmacist mentors, Roderick was accepted into the pharmacy program at Long Island University (LIU) College of Pharmacy & Sciences in Brooklyn, New York. While attending LIU, Roderick was awarded the Deans Student Scholarship, he was SNPHA chapter president, SNPHA national Treasurer and graduated in 1994. During his career Roderick has worked as a Pharmacist in Community, Nursing Homes, Home infusion, Hospital and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. In 1999 he was recruited by a staffing agency as an independent contractor and he was placed at the Health Clinic in the Pentagon in Washington, DC. During his tenure at the Pentagon he implemented and developed civilian pharmaceutical care services (protocols and patient counseling) which were instrumental in improving pharmacy services to the military service members. During his tenure at the Pentagon, in 2001, when the Pentagon was attacked, Roderick’s valiant efforts to provide care to injured employees was rewarded with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commander-In-Chief of the Pentagon’s Medical Center. Additional recognition came from the APhA and ASHP.

After his contract with the Pentagon ended in 2002, he was recruited by Kaiser Permanente as Director of Pharmacy Operations for the Camp Springs Medical Center. Four years later Roderick was offered the position of Clinical Pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy Operations for the growing field of Tele-pharmacy. In 2014, Roderick was appointed to the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and served a five year term as Practice Committee chair, MPJE Item writer and national Delegate. He also served as NABP District vice Chair.

Roderick, together with his wife Terri who is also a Pharmacist, started their own Non-traditional Specialty Pharmacy in 2007. The mission of the pharmacy would be to provide the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area with outstanding patient care and clinical disease management with positive outcomes through physician collaborative practice, custom compounding, patient health education and health coaching.


Angela Riley, PharmD Binghamton, NY

Angela Riley currently serves as the executive director of experiential education and assistant dean in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University.

As a clinical associate professor, Riley’s teaching, service, and scholarship activities are closely intertwined within her areas of interest, focusing on health promotion and education in underserved populations and older adults. She currently maintains a practice site at Good Shepherd Communities, where she oversees student and PGY-2 experiences. Didactically, Riley has developed and coordinates several pharmacy graduate-level professional practice courses, that equip the students for success in the experiential and post-graduate experiences. In addition to several committees within the school and university, Riley currently serves as the advisor for the Binghamton University SNPhA and Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Association organizations.

Riley has obtained several grants and contracts, including a Community Action Grant from the American Heart Association and recently received 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 including the National Pharmaceutical Association, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


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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