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New Members Welcomed to Alumni Association Board of Directors

Published on 31 July 2020

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors named new officers and welcomed four new members for the 2020-22 term.

The 22-member board guides and supervises the association’s policies and programs, which work to engage current and future alumni to create strong networks that foster a sense of pride and community, establish lifelong connections and advance the needs of the College.

Board Leadership

For the 2020-22 term, the board elected Jordan Millham, Pharm.D. ’08, area healthcare supervisor at Walgreens, as its president. Millham joined the board in 2019 and has served as the second vice president of the executive committee in that time. He has also served as a class reunion chair and on the recent graduate chapter and awards and recognition committees.

The Board also approved the following members as officers for 2020-22.

  • Jordan Millham, Pharm.D. ’08, area healthcare supervisor at Walgreens, president
  • Sara Richter, Pharm.D. ’12, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the College and clinical pharmacy specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, secretary and treasurer
  • Zachary Stacy, B.S. ’02, Pharm.D. ’03, staff pharmacist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, immediate past president

With the end of the academic year, six alumni leaders have completed their terms on the board, leaving a lasting impression on the institution through their dedication to the College, its students and fellow alumni. These leaders include:

  • Josh Boudeman, Pharm.D. ’11, pharmacy manager at Walgreens
  • David Loiacono, B.S. ’86, pharmacy manager at Jewel-Osco and adjunct professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Benedictine University
  • Jaimin Patel, Pharm.D. ’14, district leader at CVS Health
  • Evan Schnur, Pharm.D. ’12, director of health care transformation at Walmart
  • Amy Weckman Conger, B.S. ’98, Pharm.D. ’99, infusion pharmacy manager at Delbert Day Cancer Institute
  • Sara Worley, B.S. ’85, staff pharmacist at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

New Members of the Board

The board also welcomed five new alumni members this summer. These new members possess a wealth of expertise in various facets of pharmacy and health care and will bring unique perspectives to the Association’s leadership.

Susan M. Flaker, Pharm.D. ’08, regional director of pharmacy at The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Susan Flaker is the regional pharmacy director at The Mayo Clinic where she oversees regulations, budgets and operations at five hospitals within the Mayo Clinic Health System. She is also chair of the Enterprise Pharmacy Operations Committee. Previously, Flaker worked at Dohem Specialty Pharmacy and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Flaker received her Master of Business Administration and is active with the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Christopher Geronsin, B.S. ’77, owner, Beverly Hills Pharmacy
Fenton, Missouri

In 1977, Christopher Geronsin began working as a pharmacist at Beverly Hills Pharmacy, one of the longest standing independent pharmacies in St. Louis, before taking over operations and ownership in 1987. He has 30 years of experience treating patients with HIV and actively works with the Washington University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit.

During his career, Geronsin has served as president of the Missouri Pharmacy Association board of directors, treasurer for the St. Louis Pharmacists Association, and president of the Regional Cardinal Health Advisory Board.

Tom Simon, B.S. ’69, executive director, I Care Inc.
Dunwoody, Georgia

Tom Simon serves as the executive director of I CARE Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free transportation to medical appointments for senior citizens in Georgia’s Dekalb County.

Simon’s professional career began as a pharmacist for Glaser Drugs in St. Louis. He went on to work as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his career he also served as director of security at various airlines, worked as a building and leasing manager, and was the director of administration at Georgia Gulf Chemical Co.

For the last 21 years since his retirement, Simon has volunteered with numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations as a patient advocate for the National Cancer Institute National Clinical Trials Network; a support group facilitator for the Cancer Survivors Network at St. Joseph’s Hospital; and as former president of the Caring Ambassadors Program, a nonprofit organization helping individuals with lung cancer and Hepatitis C. Simon also helps raise funds for families of ex-FBI agents and serves as a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Representative for the Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

Faith Slaton-Byland, Pharm.D. ’16, staff pharmacist at The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York City

Faith Slaton-Byland works at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City as a staff pharmacist for the psychiatric, rehabilitation, emergency department, post-anesthesia care, and operating room units. She conducts patient consultations, medication reconciliations and interprofessional emergency department rounds.

Slaton-Byland is a member of the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists, where she serves on the Education and Professional Development Committee and helps to create and organize various webinars for members throughout the year. Slaton-Byland is actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

She also serves as a volunteer at Housing Works, a non-profit organization that provides HIV treatment and prevention, comprehensive healthcare, housing, and other lifesaving services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Jason Wang, Pharm.D. ’11, co-owner of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in St. Louis and Pevely, Missouri
Pevely, Missouri

Serving as pharmacist-in-charge of The Medicine Shoppe in Pevely, Missouri, Jason Wang and his team specialize in compounding medications, medication therapy management, and monitoring patient adherence for outpatient and long-term care patients. Throughout the year, Wang hosts community outreach events to promote the role of the pharmacist and build ties between his pharmacy and the surrounding community with an emphasis on breaking barriers to care for underserved patient populations.

Wang serves as a volunteer with the Jefferson County Drug Prevention Coalition and the Bright Futures Dunklin R5 School District. He is also secretary of the Pevely Lions Club, a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Advisory Board at the College, and a member of the Preceptor Advisory Council and preceptor for the College. He is also a member of the Missouri Eldercare Coalition, Owners’ Advisory Council for Medicine Shoppe International, the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

 


Incoming and outgoing board members will be recognized during the Alumni Association’s annual meeting on Sept. 17. Learn more about the Board of Directors and how to get involved at the College.

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