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Zone I Director

Roderick Peters,

MItchellville, 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. He has previously served NPhA as Treasurer from 2019 to 2021. 

Zone II Director

Shantel Houston, PharmD

Charlotte, NC

Dr. Houston completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community-based Pharmacy Residency with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Moose Pharmacy where she oversaw the development and implementation of pharmacy-led patient-care services including a grant-funded Diabetes Prevention Program, a Transitions of Care program in collaboration with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) and a Prescribe Wellness Opioid Education program.

She then served as Clinical Coordinator for Premier Pharmacy & Wellness Center, a Black-owned independent community pharmacy in Charlotte, NC where she helped recruit patients for an FDA research study that collected near real-time data on patient safety, health outcomes, and medication adherence to help enhance medication safety.

Dr. Houston now supports community pharmacists nationwide as Associate Director of Education and Committees for the National Community Pharmacists Association.

She also has a consulting business, HoustonRx, that supports small healthcare companies and non-profit organizations with brand management, social media engagement, thought leadership, and customer relationship management.

Zone III Director

Trishia Shaw, PharmD    Chicago, IL

Trishia E. Shaw, PharmD, BCPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). A native Chicagoan, Dr. Shaw earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2004 and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2009.

Dr. Shaw has over 20 years of experience within the profession of pharmacy, starting as pharmacy technician upon graduation from high school. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, Dr. Shaw practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in several capacities, including neonatal, women’s health, psychiatry specialties as well as staffing as an overnight pharmacist. She became a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist in 2013. In 2017, Dr. Shaw completed the Non-Traditional Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Residency Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing the residency program, Dr. Shaw started in her current role as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Chicago State’s College of Pharmacy. In her current role, Dr. Shaw provides didactic lectures throughout the curriculum on a variety of topics and serves as a preceptor for 4th year students completing APPE rotations.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Shaw currently practices as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist with Cook County Health (CCH), practicing in the Anti-Coagulation Clinic as well as the Englewood Health Center. She also serves as the advisor for the Chicago State Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Chapter. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Shaw has served the profession in several leadership roles. Dr. Shaw has been a member of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) since 2009, and currently serves as the Zone 3 Director and coordinates the Poster Presentation Competition at the Annual Convention. She has previously served NPhA in several capacities including Secretary and Exhibits Co-Coordinator. Dr. Shaw recently started her biennial term as the President of the Chicago Pharmacists Association. Dr. Shaw is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Fraternity, and the Illinois Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

Dr. Shaw has received several awards for her leadership and service to the profession of pharmacy. Her honors include receiving the 2013 NPhA’s Young Pharmacist Award. Most recently, Dr. Shaw received the 2019 Rising Star Award from her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Shaw enjoys spending time with her son, Tre, as well spending time with her family and friends.

Zone IV Director

Jonathan Newsome, PharmD

Tyler, TX

Dr. Jonathan Newsome is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy. He received his doctorate in pharmacy from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2008.

After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Xavier University of Louisiana. Prior to coming to UT Tyler, Dr. Newsome served as an Assistant Professor at Hampton University School of Pharmacy in Hampton, VA and as an Associate Professor at South College School of Pharmacy in Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Newsome’s professional interests center on ambulatory care and health disparities. His primary focus is assisting underserved populations in achieving optimal medication therapy. He currently maintains membership in the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Zone V Director

Regina Atim, PharmD, MBA, BCMA

San Diego, CA

Regina Atim, PharmD is a Regulatory Compliance and Clinical Informatics expert. She has dedicated her career to advancing patient safety through her expertise in Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Informatics. It is Dr. Atim’s belief that patient safety is best advanced when Human Factors Engineering is leveraged to inform the design of a product, especially if the device requires interoperability with Electronic Health Records. To help drive this initiative, Dr. Atim founded Clinicians Touch Healthcare Solutions (CTH).

Dr. Atim earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of the Sciences- Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; her Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University, and her Board Certification in Medical Affairs from ACMA.

Her 15 years of experience span across the healthcare continuum from hospital pharmacy practice, nuclear medicine and community health center management, to regulatory project management, Medical Device development, and Human Factors Engineering.

As a small business owner of Clinicians Touch Healthcare Solutions, Regina has leveraged her pharmacy experience to provide regulatory, EHR, and quality support to clients. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of San Diego teaching Healthcare Informatics at the master’s level and is also their clinical placement coordinator.

She has worked with organizations such as FDA, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, Cerner, and The Delmarva Foundation, to name a few.

Regina is a strategic leader, collaborative business partner, polished speaker and subject matter expert adept at leveraging existing relationships and developing new accounts.


NPhA Foundation Representative

Carleton Maxwell, PharmD

Bio coming soon.

SNPhA President

Sharmaine Cubelo

Philadelphia, PA

Sharmaine Cubelo is a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in New Jersey and her family is originally from the Philippines. She is a family-oriented Filipino woman, always seeking to empower minorities within her community. Growing up, she has witnessed how health literacy, language, and cultural barriers impact the health and lifestyle of minority communities. 

Sharmaine’s passion for Mental Health advocacy is her driving force and inspires her to make a difference within her community. She chose to attend Temple Pharmacy because she was aware that Philadelphia is a city filled with numerous, unaddressed health disparities that require a call to action.

As the 2021-2022 Temple SNPhA Chapter President, she was determined to grow and re-establish her chapter by reigniting the passion for serving the underserved. At the SNPhA 2022 Regions I & II Conference, she received the fruits of her labor when Temple University won the Region 1 Top Recruiter Award. Sharmaine also finds importance in advocating for legislation impacting the pharmacy profession and healthcare, especially those involving minority communities. This led her to expand Temple SNPhA by finally starting the LMBI initiative at her chapter.

As National President, Sharmaine is excited to continue developing confident student leaders, empowering minority health professionals, and elevating the future of pharmacy. Now is the time to make a difference in the world of pharmacy. Sharmaine is ready to Make an I.M.P.A.C.T. with her SNPhA family and continue serving underserved communities!

SNPhA President-Elect

Tazche Turner

Chapel Hill, NC


Tazche Turner is a 3rd Year PharmD Candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is a proud two-time Tar Heel, as she earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a Entrepreneurship minor from UNC. She is originally from Northern Virginia. Growing up in a melting pot of cultures, people, and cuisines fostered her passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Tazche is dedicated to expanding representation and DEI initiatives within pharmacy. She is an intern in UNC’s Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion and sits on UNC’s Social Equity and Inclusion Committee as a voice for her peers. She was recognized as the 2023 recipient of the Reddick Wicker Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Tazche interns for UNC’s Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Division. She is committed to enhancing the role of pharmacists in population health initiatives and value-based care. At UNC she serves as PLS Chapter President, Peer Mentor, Recruitment Ambassador, and she will be participating in the AACP Aspiring Academics Program. Outside of pharmacy, Tazche loves to do puzzles, exercise, try new restaurants, and cheer on her brother on the soccer field!.

Tazche’s devotion to serve the underserved is inspired by her family. She is a two-time PTES Chair and former chapter Vice President. She is thrilled to work alongside the National Board to expand our connections in the community, with NPhA, with each other, and in leadership. As National President-Elect, Tazche is excited to connect with you all to Make an IMPACT!

Committee Leaders

New Practitioner’s Network Chair

Starr Shands, PharmD

Gallup, NM

Dr. Starr Shands is a native of Stony Creek, Virginia, a small town 45 min outside of Richmond, VA. She is currently an ambulatory care Clinical Pharmacist at Gallup Indian Medical Center under Indian Health Services (IHS) in Gallup, New Mexico. She serves the Native American population for different tribes such as the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi. Dr. Shands graduated with her Pharm.D from Hampton University in May 2018. She is a mentor/resource to pharmacy students in different spaces like Pharmacy Initiative Leaders (PILs), Inc., [a non-profit corporation which seeks to establish quality connections within the pharmacy profession and serve as a premier resource for the success of aspiring pharmacists]; and the Pharmacy Student Mentorship Program under NPhA/SNPhA. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Pharmaceutical Association as the New Practitioners Network co-chair for the 2020-2022 term. Dr. Shands currently has experience in ambulatory care, mail order pharmacy, behavioral health, family medicine, internal medicine and medication reconciliation. In her spare time, she loves to mentor students, get involved in pharmacy organization work initiatives, and work on ways to live a healthier lifestyle overall. Her goals in her career is to impact the lives of her patients in a positive way and make a difference in the communities she serves.

New Practitioner's Network Vice-chair

Kirstyn Hill, PharmD

Cleveland, OH

Dr. Kirstyn Hill, originally from the Chicagoland area, currently practices as a clinical pediatric pharmacist at The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health and Health Disparities from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, she served as the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter president and the treasurer of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS). She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida.

As a pediatric clinical pharmacist, Dr. Hill practices in multiple pediatric departments and interacts with a variety of patient populations. She is an active member of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Her passions and interests include public health, health equity, precepting, career development and mentorship.

Clinical Initiatives Coordinator

Dr. Jacqueise Unonu PharmD 

Washington, DC

Dr Jacqueise Unonu is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Community Pharmacy Practice faculty at Howard University College of Pharmacy (HUCOP). She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from HUCOP in Washington, DC and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Dr Unonu is a national speaker providing education to both healthcare professionals and individuals in the community. She has a long-standing passion for providing the knowledge that is necessary to enable patients to take charge in successfully improving their health. She provides medication education to members of the community by way of programs put in place to support those with chronic conditions.

Dr Unonu also strives to mentor pharmacy students of today to further their education through post graduate programs such as residencies and fellowships. She is the Residency and Fellowship Readiness Program Coordinator at HUCOP and strongly feels that these programs can provide growth in mindset and ability empowering young pharmacists to initiate programs and impact the healthcare field and community earlier in their careers.

Her research interests are in medication adherence in HIV and other chronic diseases, cultural competence, and the impact of medication adherence programs initiated at the community pharmacy level on patient health outcomes. She has been recognized with awards for innovation in pharmacy practice and excellence in precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Education pharmacy students in the ambulatory care setting.

Convention Planning Coordinator

Lanita White, PharmD

Little Rock, AR

Dr. Lanita S. White joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy in July 2012. She is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the Residency Program Director of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program. Immediately prior to assuming the position of Assistant Dean, she was Director of the UAMS 12th Street Health and Wellness Center in the Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), Division of Academic Affairs at UAMS. She had served in that role since the clinic’s inception in 2012 until November 2018.

She graduated with her Pharm.D. from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 2006. After graduation, Dr. White completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) in Little Rock. She served as the full-time clinical pharmacist in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at CAVHS and Clinical Assistant Professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy from July 2008 to July 2012. Along with her clinical duties at the VA, she served as the Residency Program Director for the VA PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency and was member of the Residency Council and the Residency Research Committee.

At UAMS, Dr. White is the course coordinator for the Pharmacy Practice Assessment and Skills course taught in the third didactic year and she offers an elective for pharmacy students as well as fourth year medical students. She serves as co-faculty advisor for the UAMS Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter, as a member of the Residency Review Committee, and as a mentor for the Teaching Certificate Program. She also serves as a member of the Arkansas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board and was recently appointed by the Governor of Arkansas to the State Employees Health and Life Insurance State Board. Her research interests include social determinants of health and health literacy and their impact on overall health and wellness and how interprofessional education and collaboration can improve the patient experience, improve population health and reduce the cost of care. In addition to the National Pharmaceutical Association, Dr. White is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association (AMDPA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, a current board member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association, a founding member of the Arkansas College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a Past President of the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists (AAHP).

In 2013, Dr. White was invited for induction into the UAMS Rho Chi National Honor Society. In 2014, she was awarded the Chancellors Award for Diversity and Inclusion and in 2015 was recognized as a UAMS Phenomenal Woman. In 2016, she was a finalist for the Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes award in Innovation and was awarded the Dr. Joycelyn Elders Living Legend Award by the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association (AMDPA). In 2017, she was served as the Coordinator of the American Pharmacists Association Preceptor Special Interest Group and became the first pharmacist to serve as President of the Student- Run Free Clinics Faculty Association, a national interprofessional faculty association. She serves on the Arkansas Pharmacists Association Board of Directors and in 2018, was elected President of the AMDPA. AMDPA is the state’s only interprofessional medical organization serving physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and other terminal degree medical professionals. Most recently, she was awarded the 2017 – 2018 UAMS Chancellor’s Award for Society and Health Education Excellence which is the highest award given at the university.

Legislative Liaison Chair

Sienna Miller, PharmD

Kingman, AZ

Dr. Sienna Miller obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina. During pharmacy school Sienna was an active member of SNPhA, serving on many committees providing forums (HIV, diabetes, stroke prevention) and completing clinical skills competitions. Later, Sienna completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Throughout her residency, Sienna developed the skills to provide excellent care to patients and create valuable relationships with patients and providers.

Since completing residency, Sienna has been practicing in an ambulatory outpatient clinic setting in Arizona. Within the clinic, Sienna strives in providing safe, effective, and compassionate care to each patient, drawing from multiple specialties for a well-rounded approach. Sienna is also dedicated to giving patients the tools and resources needed to manage chronic disease states, including face-to-face counseling, medication management, transitions of care, barrier identification, and problem-solving skills. Sienna is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Arizona Pharmacy Association, currently serving as Director-at-Large.

In her spare time Sienna enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, and watching sports. Dr. Miller is excited for the new opportunity to provide a positive impact to new practitioners to help enhance their pharmacy career.

Research, Education, and Scholarship Chair

Hope Campbell, PharmD, BCPS

Brentwood, TN

Dr. Hope Campbell joined the Belmont faculty in August 2010. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica where she majored in Chemistry and minored in Biochemistry and Zoology. In 1993 she was awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, in Baltimore Maryland. She completed an ASHP accredited residency training in Pharmaceutical Care at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. For the next 17 years Dr Campbell remained at Vanderbilt serving as a Clinical Research Pharmacist. She served as the coordinator of the Investigational Drug Service, clinical pharmacist for the Infectious Disease-HIV service and administrator for pharmacy continuing education. As an Adjunct Professor of the University of Tennessee she served a preceptor for University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy, third- and fourth-year students. In addition she served as preceptor for residents in the Pharmacy Practice Residency program at Vanderbilt.

Dr Campbell’s practice focus is Internal Medicine, with an interest in HIV pharmacotherapy. Her research interests are diversity in pharmacy, student success modalities and student retention strategies. As Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Dr. Campbell teaches courses related to clinical science and practice, such as Pathophysiology and Therapeutics and Health Assessment. Dr. Campbell currently serves as the clinical pharmacist at Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital, where she supports the Family Medicine service. Her practice site serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience site for student pharmacists in their fourth year of the pharmacy curriculum.

Continuing Pharmacy Education Chair

Rachael Oyewole, PharmD

Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Rachael Oyewole is a registered pharmacist with over 6 years of experience in clinical and regulatory pharmacy settings. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and is a Board-Certified Advanced Diabetes Management specialist. She is also an active-duty commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. 

Rachael is currently working as a Consumer Safety Officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she conducts audits and investigations to ensure compliance with the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&CA). She has demonstrated proficiency in reviewing regulatory and quality documents, and effectively communicating with companies to ensure the removal of recalled products from the market. Rachael is a Level 1 Certified Investigator and has received numerous awards and honors for her service in the USPHS, including a Presidential Unit Citation for her active duty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, Rachael worked as a Pharmacist at Tsehootsooi Medical Center, where she provided inpatient and outpatient care such as medication reconciliations and therapeutic drug monitoring. She trained pharmacists and pharmacy residents in central and satellite pharmacies and improved administrative pharmacy services through the implementation of an automated pharmacy refill system. Additionally, she helped to secure federal funding for maintenance of the diabetes pharmacy program and reduced the volume of expired medications stored and dispensed in automated dispensing cabinets by 50% through monthly audits. 

Dr. Oyewole is very passionate about public health and health advocacy. During her pharmacy career, she has been involved with local and national organizations to promote initiatives such as prevention of opioid abuse, vaping awareness, combatting COVID-19 disinformation. She enjoys working with children, and educating the community on timely healthcare topics.


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