SNPhA National Office Presentation

Student National Pharmaceutical
“Stablizing our foundation to solidify our future.”
History At-A-Glance
SNPhA was founded in 1972 on the campus
of Florida A&M University. Students from
Florida A&M University united with students
from Howard University, Texas Southern
University, and Xavier University to form a
student organization that would promote
service to minority populations within their
communities. Since 1972, SNPhA has grown
from 4 schools to 81 pharmacy schools to
“Serving the Underserved”
SNPhA is an educational service association of
pharmacy students who are concerned about
pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the
poor minority representation in pharmacy and
other health-related professions.
Purpose: plan, organize, coordinate and execute
programs geared toward the improvement for the
health, educational, and social environment of
the community
• To offer student members the opportunity to
develop leadership and professional skills
• To educate students about and promote active
participation in national health care issues
• To develop the role of the minority health
professional as a vital member of the health
care team
• To develop within communities a positive
image of minority health professionals
• To educate communities on better health
practices and to increase their
awareness and understanding of
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SNPhA chapters
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National Pharmaceutical Association
The National Pharmaceutical Association
(NPhA) is dedicated to representing the
views and ideas of minority pharmacists on
critical issues affecting health care and
pharmacy; as well as advancing the
standards of pharmaceutical care among all
Membership Benefits
• Community service involvement
• Long-lasting network creation, and advancement
in to NPhA organization
• Over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities
• Hotel and car rental discounts
• Leadership and organizational development
• Career opportunities/guidance
• Regional and National Conventions
• The " Signatura" National Newsletter
National Leadership
Dainielle Fox
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Jessie Nia Hwang
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Joshua Blackwell
Ohio Northern University
Recording Secretary
April Henson
Chicago State University
Corresponding Secretary
Samantha Adams
University of Tennessee
Public Relation Liaison
Sheila Liddell
University of Tennessee
Regional Facilitators
Region 1
Jarjeet Singh
University of Maryland
Eastern Shore
Region 2
James E. Smith, Jr.
University of Tennessee
Region 3
Bryan McElderry
St. Louis College of
Region 4
Rene Banzuelo
University of Houston
Region 5
Olawonuola Abiona
Touro College of
Project Chairs
Nancy Edwards
Chicago State University
Power to End Stroke
Omeka Sanders
Mercer University
Legislative Chair/Membership
Francisco Franco
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Chronic Kidney Disease
Shawnda Herring
University of North Carolina
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Remember the Ribbon
Karanita Fuller
Virginia Commonwealth University
Diabetes Disease
Patrick Maranon
University of Houston
Bridging the Gap
Operation Immunization
Joanne Angilot
University of Florida’s St.
Petersburg campus
National Office
Executive Director
Carmita Coleman, PharmD
Executive Assistant
Mrs. Elaine Anderson
Executive Consultant
George Okpamen, Pharm D
Pejman Ahmadi, PharmD
Executive Chairman
Felix Tran
PO Box 761388
San Antonio, TX 78245
(210) 383-7381
[email protected]
National Initiatives
Project Diabetes
SNPhA is in strong support of Diabetes as one of our clinical
initiatives. Diabetes currently effects 23.6 million adults and
children in the United States. Roughly 25% of these patients are
unaware of their condition. In addition to these staggering
statistics Medicare has shown that at least 1 out of every 4
adults (~ 57 million people) are living with pre-diabetes. SNPhA
has accepted the challenge to educate patients on disease state
management, lifestyle modifications, medication therapy, and
monitoring related to Diabetes.
Remember the Ribbon
National HIV/AIDS Initiative aimed at
towards promoting awareness,
education, and prevention of HIV/AIDS
within minority populations.
Operation Immunization
This program is an immunization
awareness campaign designed to increase
the public’s knowledge about
immunizations, while increasing the number
of adults who receive immunizations.
Chapters will be awarded points based on
outreach events promoting awareness.
Power to End Stroke
SNPhA has partnered with the American
Stroke Association (ASA) on the Power to
End Stroke/Smoking Cessation initiative.
Chapters will be awarded points based on
outreach events promoting awareness.
Chronic Kidney Disease
SNPhA and Abbott Renal Care are collaborating
on a new initiative to increase awareness on the
risk factors and disease states that can lead to
chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chapters are
awarded points based on patient screenings,
distribution of health information, and awareness
during National Kidney Disease.
This is a dual initiative focusing voting registration
among underrepresented minorities and on
immigration issues affecting the nation. Chapters
will be awarded points for any events such as
voting registration drives and citizenship drives or
information distribution events.
Upcoming Conferences
February 20-March 22, 2014
Region 1 & 2 Conference
Atlanta Georgia (Hosted by Unviersity of Georgia)
March 13-15, 2014
Region 3, 4 & 5 Conference
St. Louis, Missouri (Hosted by St. Louis College of
National Conference
Orlando, Florida
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