Job title: Director of Development
Employed by: SC College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina
What I like most about my job: I am humbled everyday by the work being done at MUSC to literally save lives! Having no medical background, I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a very small part of MUSC’s overall mission. Plus, pharmacy alumni and students are pretty cool.
As Diversity Chair, my goals are to: Our chapter is committed to nurturing and sustaining an inclusive environment that draws upon the strength of the diversity of our community by achieving a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions, and cultures. My goal as the diversity chair this year has been to document how this is being done and create a plan for improving on this commitment – including updating our diversity and inclusion plan as well as researching the possibility of implementing a new program for the chapter.
What I enjoy about serving on the board: I have so enjoyed the opportunity to network and work with colleagues from different organizations and areas of town as we serve the chapter together.
I joined the Lowcountry Chapter of AFP because: To be honest, I joined AFP because when I started at MUSC six years ago the AFP president, Toni McHugh, was one of my colleagues. She handed me an application the first time I met her! I got involved and started volunteering with AFP two years later as a way to give back to the profession and community.
I'm originally from: I was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana, but grew up mostly in Dyersburg, Tennessee
My hobbies include: I love working on crafts and projects around the house….especially with my husband! Some of our projects include a joggling board, a coffee table out of an old door and a side table out of an old window!
Something my AFP colleagues might not know about me is: Although we lived in DC at the time, my husband and I got married in St. Johannes Lutheran Church in downtown Charleston. It is the same church that my grandparents were married in and we were actually able to be have my husband’s grandfather (who is a Baptist pastor!) marry us. It’s still one of my favorite days!
If I had one week to do anything I wanted, I would: So many things, but travel to Italy may top the list