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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.


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.


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.


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 an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy and the Clinical Pharmacist for the state’s only burn center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she serves on an interprofessional team managing both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Jones serves as a residency program director for the PGY1 residency program with an emphasis in pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. 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 joined the college in 2007 and became a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. In addition to teaching within the didactic and experiential curriculum, she serves as a faculty co-advisor to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy SNPhA chapter and serves on several college committees. 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 Buies Creek, North Carolina

Kimberly Lewis, PharmD, CACP, BCACP, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Buies Creek, NC, where she practices in a primary care facility, Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SR-AHEC), in Fayetteville, NC. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2001 from Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, MS), and then traveled to Memphis, TN, where she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a pediatric ambulatory care residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (formerly Columbus Children’s Hospital) in June 2007.Dr. Lewis is an active member of numerous organizations on a local, state and national level. She is actively involved in the Buies Creek Graduate Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, where she has been an officer since the reinstatement of the chapter in 2011, the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, where she is an executive board member of the New Practitioner Network. Nationally, she is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. Her major areas of interest include diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation management, heart failure, ADHD, and health literacy. She also serves at the chapter advisor for the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences SNPhA Chapter.


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