Alumni Association

College of Pharmacy Alumni Association

The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association works to foster active relationships between alumni and the College while supporting the traditions of the College. The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association unites alumni and friends of the College for the purpose of renewing friendships, creating goodwill, and enhancing fellowship and camaraderie. The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association also supports the College in an advisory capacity by providing input to the Dean as appropriate.

The Nominating Committee of the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations for incoming board members. The 2021 nomination period runs from February 5 through February 26, 2021. 

To nominate yourself, please complete the self-nomination form.

To nominate a classmate or other alumnus/a, complete the nomination form. All those nominated will then be asked to complete the self-nomination form to verify their interest in a board position.

All nominations are reviewed by the Nominating Committee of the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will then present a slate of nominees to the College of Pharmacy Alumni Board for review and vote. 

The selected nominees will be contacted in late March and their 3-year term will start July 1, 2021. Due to the limited openings on the board, please note that not all who are nominated are able to be selected.

Summary of Board Member responsibilities: 

  • Serve a 3 year term
  • Attend meetings on campus (two times per year)
  • Interact with students through programs sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
  • Support the College in an advisory capacity by providing input to the Dean as appropriate
  • Participate in alumni activities and events
  • Promote the College of Pharmacy specifically, and the University in general, in the community and in the workplace
  • Support the College financially at a level which is comfortable for the board member, and, if appropriate, to encourage other alumni to support the College
The Board of Directors standing aside the bear statue

2019-2020 Board of Directors pictured. Front Row L to R: Dean Brian Crabtree, BSPharm ’79, PharmD ’80, Edress Darsey, PharmD ’89, Leonard Bennett, PharmD ’89, Hannah Head, PharmD ’09, Silky Beaty, PharmD ’05, Tracie Lunde, PharmD ’08, Nikki Bryant, PharmD ’03, Judy Gardner, PharmD ’87, Xavier Bryant, PharmD ’11, Thomas Sherrer, Jr., PharmD ’15, Brandall Lovvorn, PharmD ’86

Back row L to R: Emily Wood, PharmD ’06, Gabe McLemore, PharmD ’06, past BOD member James Dorsey, BSPharm ’55

2020-2021 Board of Directors

President Renee Smith, PharmD ’95
Director of Pharmacy
Warm Springs Medical Center
Warm Springs, GA
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Vice President Edress Darsey, PharmD ’89
Global Pediatric Medical Director
Pfizer, Inc.
Peachtree Corners, GA
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Secretary J. Thomas Sherrer, Jr., PharmD ’15
Pharmacist in Charge
Poole’s Pharmacy
Marietta, GA
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Past President Silky Beaty, PharmD ’05
Head of HEOR/RWE, Immunology Medical Affairs
UCB
Smyrna, GA
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Board Members at Large

Meredith Blalock, PharmD ’12
Psychiatric Pharmacist
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
Macon, GA

Nikki Bryant, PharmD ’03
Owner, Pharmacist, & Chief Executive Officer
Adams Family Pharmacy, Adams Family Pharmacy, Too & Preston Family Medicine
Preston, GA

Xavier Bryant, PharmD ’11
Owner
Bryant Pharmacy & Compounding, BP Medical Supply
Atlanta, GA

Marcus Campbell, PharmD ’88
Assistant Pharmacy Manager
Publix
Lawrenceville, GA

Mary Cooper, PharmD ‘96
National Account Manager
Novo Nordisk
Decatur, GA

Chuck Ellis, PharmD ‘87
Regional Pharmacy Director-Gulf Coast
PharMerica
Marietta, GA

Judy Gardner, PharmD ‘87
Director of Pharmacy
Northside Hospital
Alpharetta, GA

Ruth Haile-Meskale, PharmD ’12, MBA ‘11
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Spark Therapeutics
Atlanta, GA

Hannah Head, PharmD ’09
Patient Care Coordinator
Kroger
Warner Robins, GA

Larry Henderlight, PharmD ’92
Director of Pharmacy
Emory Decatur Hospital
Smyrna, GA

Jannifer Johnson, PharmD ’94
President & Scientific Content Expert
J3 Scientific Content Consulting
Decatur, GA

Tommy Lindsey, BS ’74
Owner
Omega Pharmacy
Omega, GA

Tracie Lunde, PharmD ’08
Director, Performance Partnerships
McKesson
New Albany, OH

Gabe McLemore, PharmD ’06*
Public Health Advisor
US Government
*Serving in a personal capacity, this role is not affiliated with the US Government
Atlanta

Adrian Washington, PharmD ’91
Vice President of Client Management
OptumRx
Fayetteville, GA

Emily Wood, PharmD ’06
Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Asheville, NC