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Dr. Rosalyn Cain-King, PharmD, MPH, FNPhA
Rosalyn C. King, a native of Harlem, NY, received her pharmacy education from Duquesne University and the University of Southern California as well as a Master’s in Public Health at The University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. King has practiced in community and hospital pharmacy as well in global public health.
Dr. King was the first African-American employed as a staff member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in 1969. During the “War on Poverty’, APhA was awarded a grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) and sought qualified pharmacists for this grant. Based on Dr. King’s unique experience as a senior pharmacist in an OEO health center, the Watts Health Center in South Central Los Angeles, she was selected to serve as the Assistant Project Director on the research project: “The Delivery of Pharmaceutical Services in Poverty Areas of the US”, especially around federally-funded neighborhood health centers. While in Washington, she became involved in activities supporting engagement of minority pharmacy students, which included efforts to establish the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and align it with the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA).
Dr. King has served some 28 years in the international arena beginning as a Public Health Advisor on Pharmaceuticals for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), followed by directing international programs and projects for both the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and the Continuing Education Program at Howard University. Dr. King retired in 2008 from the Continuing Education Program of Howard University.
Upon retirement from Howard, it was noted that approximately 2,310 middle to senior-level officials from 27 countries and the U.S. were trained and had skills enhanced under some 40 projects she directed. She was the founding director of the Pharmacists and Continuing Education (PACE) Center within that Program. Of particular note were the efforts in Romania and Nigeria. In Romania, she led a collaborative project with the University of Cluj-Napoca to support the training of community pharmacists in Women’s Health. With funding from the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), she worked with colleagues in Nigeria to write the Howard University component in the flagship project, Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN). Pharmacy systems and pharmacists’ services at health facilities and in the community were strengthened by expanding pharmacists’ capacity to provide pharmaceutical care for those infected with HIV/AIDS, STI, and TB.
In 1990 she was the first Black woman to be elected (then re-elected) to the United States Pharmacopeial Convention Committee of Revision and was the Chair on their historic International Health Panel for 10 years. This panel laid the foundation for the drug information service relationship USP has with USAID presently in Romania.
As a Lifetime Member of NPhA, she established the Dr. Rosalyn Cain King Endowed Scholarship, in 2014, to encourage matriculation of a Howard University student or alumnus into public health. In 2017, she was inducted as an NPhA Fellow, an award given to pharmacists who have made sustained contributions to the Association and who have demonstrated exceptional performance in serving the medically underserved.
Darian Allen, a native of Southeast Texas, specifically Beaumont, Texas, is the youngest of three siblings. Throughout her high school years, Darian participated in a dual pharmacy technician program that would ensure completion and certification simultaneously with high school graduation. This was the initial step toward her pharmacy career path. Upon graduating from high school, Darian attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Darian quickly immersed herself in the Aggie culture, where they care for each other and serve their community. She routinely participated in Texas A&M’s major community service projects, which helps members of the community rebuild homes. With her constant involvement in the community, Darian quickly learned how to truly serve others.
In 2016, Darian graduated from Texas A&M University with two Bachelors of Science Degrees in Biochemistry and Genetics. Thereafter, she was recruited to the University of Houston College of Pharmacy to start her journey of becoming a pharmacist. During her orientation week, Darian immediately fell in love with a certain organization that made her feel like she was at home with her family, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). Darian began participating in their community service and professional development events. Towards the end of her first year, Darian was elected to be the 2017-2018 president of her chapter. During her time as chapter president, Darian inspired the team to be innovative and have fun while serving the underserved. Darian found her Strength in Purpose by inspiring others and help develop people. She looks forward to the opportunity of assisting others find their Strength in Purpose as she embraces her new position as the 2019-2020 National President!
Joseph Washington was raised by his mother Katherine Williams-Washington along with his brother in the Florida city, Putnam Hall. There he was instilled with the values of dedication and hard work. During his childhood he obtained his first exposure to medicine, from his mother who is a practicing Registered Nurse. His collegiate career includes an Associates of Arts degree in General studies from Santa Fe State College in 2015, where he was awarded a full scholarship to serve as a Student Ambassador. After earning his degree, he decided to pursue professional school. His choice of Pharmacy was clear. He continued along the pre-pharmacy track to achieve the prerequisites necessary to enter the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy; with an expected graduation of 2021.
While in professional school he has participated in many extracurricular activities, that promote the profession of pharmacy, equip him to pursue his dreams of advocating for Global Health issues and establish him as a student leader. He has served as the Operation Immunization Chair of the University of Florida Chapter of ‘SNPhA’, performed research on the importance of Community Health Workers in the lives of minorities battling chronic health conditions, is a Student Ambassador for the College of Pharmacy, Professional Development Chairman of the Gamma Sigma chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Incorporated, and past trip leader of Project Audiology – a medical outreach to Merida, Mexico. He currently is in his third year of work at Publix Pharmacy as an Intern, where he enjoys educating patients on disease states and side effects. Along with resolving adjudication claims and maintaining a steady workflow in the pharmacy, Joseph considers it a blessing and a tremendous honor to be elected by the SNPhA student body as the 2019-2020 National President-Elect! He is motivated to increase the access of members to the necessary tools to build chapters and effect change in a sundry of settings. He is committed to SNPhA’s objectives and promoting the profession of pharmacy through purpose-driven action and the unity of the SNPham!
New Practitioner’s Network 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.
Gabriel Washington, PharmD
St. Louis, MO
Dr. Gabriel A. Washington is a pharmacist with Schnuck Markets Inc. based in Saint Louis, Missouri. He serves as a floater pharmacist in greater Metro Saint Louis. Dr. Washington attended the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy located in Ada, Ohio, graduating in 2012.
Locally, Dr. Washington has volunteered as a preceptor with the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) and Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville College of Pharmacy(SIUE) SNPhA chapters with local health fairs and other events to bridge the gap between NPhA members and SNPha members. Past events include panels and workshops on your first 90 days as a pharmacist and interview/residency preparation.
Dr. Washington is a member of the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan Saint Louis previously serving on the Membership and Service Committees and has a passion for connecting and serving those in the community. Dr. Washington enjoys sports, movies, music, traveling, and meeting new people domestically and abroad.
Clinical Initiatives Coordinator
Meagan Brown, PharmD
Dr. Meagan Brown is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Coordinator of Community Pharmacy Development with the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, within the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University of Louisiana’s College of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon graduation, Dr. Brown completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency and joined faculty immediately upon finishing.
Her clinical practice site is mainly a federally-qualified health center in rural Mississippi, where she provides clinical services to patients under grant funding focused on cardiometabolic diseases. Additionally, she is the primary residency preceptor for the independent pharmacy experience, and helps resident pharmacists develop clinical services in this setting as well. In the classroom, Dr. Brown’s coursework is mainly focused on chronic disease and developing coursework around rural health.
She currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force within the School of Pharmacy, search committees for faculty and state organizations, course committees, and many committees with other national pharmacy organizations and state organizations- Mississippi Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (Secretary), Magnolia State Pharmaceutical Society, and Mississippi Pharmacists Association.
Dr. Brown is an active member in her community- serving on her health ministry at New Jerusalem Church, a 2017 Honoree of Best Dressed Jackson with the American Cancer Society, a member of the Circle of Red for the Metro Jackson Chapter of the American Heart Association, an active member of the Junior League of Jackson, and founding board member of the Jackson Professional Group. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family- especially her loving husband, Dr. Terrence H. Brown and three children- Joshua, Tristin, and Mason.
Kalyann Kauv, Pharm.D.
Virginia Beach, VA
Kalyann Kauv, PharmD graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia’s School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia in 2017. She completed her PGY1 Residency Training in Managed Care at Clinical Support Services in Buffalo, New York in 2018. She practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Anthem, Inc. where she works with a team of pharmacists to manage, oversee and develop clinical programs within the Medicaid line of business.
Raised by parents of whom are immigrants, refugees and survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, she is passionate about advocating for the underserved and minority populations. As a student, Dr. Kauv served locally as VCU/MCV SNPhA Chapter President and nationally as SNPhA National Public Relations Liaison.
She has been recognized for her commitment for public health and underserved populations, including a publication through VCU Alumni for her volunteering and pharmacy leadership at a free health clinic for the Mattaponi Native American tribe. She has volunteered in 3 medical mission trips to the communities of Esfuerzo de Paraiso and Villa Mella in the Dominican Republic. Most notably, she is the recipient of: Respect, Excellence, and Service in Pharmacy Award (RESPy) from Pharmacy Times/Walmart, United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award, and the Rite Aid Community Leader of the Year Award.
She is an active member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), participating in the Diplomat program where she mentors an AMCP Student Chapter, and with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), serving as a member of the Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Medication Management Services. She is a member of Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.
In her role as Vice-Chair of Publicity she will work on highlighting the community efforts, advocacy, vision and NPhAm-ily spirit through NPhA’s social media and professional platforms. She is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to continue her involvement with NPhA/SNPhA.
Tamara McCants, PharmD Washington, D.C.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Tamara McCants received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Florida A&M University in 2001. Upon graduation she came to Washington, DC to complete a community pharmacy residency program with Grubbs Care Pharmacy and Howard University. She has since dedicated her career to increasing the capacity of pharmacists to be a major contributor in the achievement of favorable health outcomes, especially for the underserved population. She has worked in both the managed care and community pharmacy setting throughout her career. In 2002, she co-founded CMS Health Initiatives; a non-profit organization that utilizes pharmacists to address health disparities. Dr. McCants is currently an Assistant Professor and Executive Director of Experiential Programs at Howard University College of Pharmacy. In her role, she is responsible for the practical experience component of the pharmacy curriculum. She is also the residency program director for the Walgreens/Howard Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Her clinical practice site is MBI@ Green Door, a community mental health center. Dr. McCants has always been very passionate about the community, coordinating outreach and training programs for all major diseases states. She was recently reappointed by the Mayor to the District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy. She also serves as the treasurer of Washington DC Pharmacy Association. She is an active member of the FAMU Alumni Association and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Mu Omega Chapter. She is married with two beautiful sons.
Raven Jackson, PharmD
New Orleans, LA
Raven Jackson is from Palmetto, Louisiana and currently resides in New Orleans serving as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Xavier University where she too received her PharmD degree. Raven completed her postgraduate training through a community residency program with Walgreens Co. and Purdue University in 2014. Her residency focused mainly on the integration of MTM in major chain settings, diabetes education, and pharmacy administration. Upon completion of the program, she went on to serve as pharmacy manager of a Walgreens location in Houston, TX. Raven returned to her alma mater in 2016 as faculty and currently teaches in several courses including professional practice, professional abilities lab, Interprofessional Education and within the therapeutics series. Raven also manages a Diabetes MTM program at West Jefferson Medical Center. A majority of her community service is completed with the Delta Eta Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc where she serves as Advisor. She also volunteers annually with various health fairs and church organizations through the College of Pharmacy. In her own time, Raven volunteers with the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans, geared towards providing job readiness skills for young adults, and in her hometown with the Community Celebration Committee aimed at creating annual community events for the children and adults in the area.
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.
April Robinson, PharmD
Dr. April M Robinson is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. She completed her Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Furman University, before receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). At MUSC she served as the Community Service Chair in the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Treasurer of Phi Lambda Sigma, Secretary of the Multicultural Student Advisory Board, and President of the MUSC Honor Council. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina.
Dr. Robinson is now an Associate Professor at Wingate University School of Pharmacy (WUSOP) and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Her teaching includes lectures in the Cardiology pharmacotherapy module, the Pharmaceutical care course, and she is the coordinator of the Doctoral Candidate Seminar course. She precepts third and fourth year professional students on their adult internal medicine rotations at Carolinas Medical Center-Union (Atrium Health) in Monroe, NC. Additionally she serves as the SNPhA Advisor at WUSOP. Outside of NPhA, Dr. Robinson maintains membership in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she is the graduate advisor to an undergraduate chapter. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spoiling her niece and nephew.