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About the Alumni Council

The Alumni Council consists of committed and passionate alumni leaders who represent our alumni community as advisers to the Office of Alumni Relations and alumni ambassadors in the wider community. Through their work, this important group serves to strengthen our alumni community and bolster relationships with the University. 

UHSP alumni at the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Alumni Council Members

Council members serve 3-year appointments.

sara richter, pharm.d. ’12

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UHSP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

lauren palmier, pharm.d. ’14

Pharmacy Manager, Walmart
Adjunct Professor, UHSP
St. Louis

gourang patel, B.s. ’00, pharm.d. ’01

Clinical Pharmacist-Critical Care, University of Chicago

harold carter, pharm.d. ’11

Vice President of Pharma Trade Relations, Express Scripts Inc.
St. Louis

amber compton, b.s. ’89

Vice President of Payer Relations, ATI Physical Therapy
St. Louis

annie eisenbeis, pharm.d. ’14

Director of Practice Development, Missouri Pharmacy Association
Columbia, MO

francisco franco, pharm.d. ’15

Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens and Adjunct Faculty, UHSP
St. Louis

misty farr, pharm.d. ’10

Pharmacy Manager, Walmart Stores Inc.
St. Louis

susan flaker, pharm.d. ’08

Regional Director of Pharmacy, The Mayo Clinic
Minneapolis, MN

christopher geronsin, B.s. ’77

Owner, Gateway Apothecary
St. Louis

stuart gethner, b.s. ’87

President, Phelps Capital and Consulting Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

rande hempen, b.s. ’96, pharm.d. ’97

Director of Pharmacy, Kindred Healthcare
St. Louis

jennifer jabben, pharm.d. ’20

Strategic Account Executive, Avita Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Saint Francis Children’s Hospital
Tulsa, OK

larry koesterer, b.s. ’79

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
St. Louis

jordan millham, pharm.d. ’08

Area Healthcare Supervisor, Walgreens
St. Louis

tom simon, b.s. ’69

Executive Director, I Care Inc.
Atlanta, GA

anthony J. sindel, pharm.d. ’13

Region Director, CVS Pharmacy

faith slaton, pharm.d. ’16

Pharmacist, The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

kristi stice, b.s. ’04, pharm.d. ’05

Ambulatory & Specialty Pharmacy Manager, University Health (Truman Medical Center)
Kansas City, MO

jason wang, pharm.d. ’11

President/Co-Owner, Pevely Rx, Inc. DBA Medicine Shoppe

francis hemm leadership society

Our success is rooted in the innovative and loyal leaders who provide valuable support and insight to our community. To recognize these leaders who go above and beyond, the Francis Hemm Leadership Society was born.

After completion of their term, alumni council members are welcomed into the Francis Hemm Leadership Society. The society also includes former alumni members the Board of Trustees and the Alumni Association’s board of directors. 

Want to Join the Alumni Council?

The Alumni Council accepts applications year-round. Council member seats typically open in the spring. A selection committee of current council members review applications, host interviews and select applicants who will bring a rich and varied set of skills to the council. Applications received will be kept on file should any vacancies occur within the year. All alumni are eligible to serve.

Council members serve through actions like:

  • Serving as an advocate for the University within the greater community.
  • Attending and participating in alumni and University programs and events at their own expense.
  • Promoting alumni engagement with the University and alumni community.
  • Supporting the University’s philanthropic mission by donating annually.
  • Assisting in identification of prospective donors, volunteers and leaders.
  • Attending 75% of council meetings and any special meetings called by the council executive committee per term.
  • Participation and leadership in standing committees and potential strike force teams.
  • Volunteering at special events or with special projects as requested.

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