Zone I Director
Zone II Director (Interim)
Zone III Director
Zone IV Director
Zone V Director
Bio coming soon.
Chapel Hill, NC
Aliyah Cruz is a third year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is originally from Havelock-Cherry Point, North Carolina, which is a small military base on the coast of North Carolina. It was her experience growing up as a Latinx female in a predominately white, southern, rural town where she learned how diverse the underserved community could really be. Her encounters with socioeconomic poverty and language barriers within her family helped push her towards a path that serviced those that could not receive equitable and holistic healthcare.
Upon entering pharmacy school, Aliyah knew that she wanted to be involved in her community and serve not only the underserved, but also help promote minority healthcare professionals that she did not see growing up. Following this mission, Aliyah quickly joined SNPhA as it highlighted these two pillars in their mission statement. In SNPhA, she was able to quickly find her passion in advocacy and became the delegate for her local chapter, successfully defending two resolutions at the National Convention that year. From there, Aliyah was able to serve as the National Fighting Diabetes Chair, resulting in the highest number of student participants and events for the 2019-2020 year. Her time in this role allowed her to understand how passionate SNPhA members are, and what energy they would need from a national board to continue the amazing work they do on the ground.
Outside of SNPhA, Aliyah works at UNC Health as a Medication History Specialist as well as serves as teaching assistant for two courses at her program. She holds outside leadership positions in the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC), where she helps facilitate chronic care management screenings for the Latinx population and homeless community, as well as in Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), where she serves as chapter president.
Aliyah is honored to serve as the SNPhA National President-Elect for the 2020 – 2021 year. In this role, she hopes to promote chapter bonding both within regions and across regions, along with continuing to grow the relationship between SNPhA and NPhA in the next two years.
Bio coming soon.
Starr Shands, PharmD
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.
Kirstyn Hill, PharmD
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
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.
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.
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.
Hope Campbell, PharmD, BCPS
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.
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.