2014-2015 Election Candidates - Creighton APhA-ASP

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2014-2015 Election
Candidates
President-Elect
Candidates
I became aware of the efforts of APhA pursuing a
more active role in health care after the MRM this
past semester. It inspired me to want to
contribute by becoming a part of the organization
as more than simply a member, but as a leader. I
hope to support this cause and stand as a
representative to Creighton’s chapter. There are
different opportunities to voice our opinions as a
chapter and encouraging this would contribute to
the organization’s mission. I think this is an
excellent opportunity to step up and be a part of
something bigger, outside of the pharmacy
program as a curriculum, and to become a part of
the efforts to do more by and for our profession
to be seen as more than dispensers of medication
to patients.
Noe Lugo
Running for President-Elect and VP of
Policy
My passion for running for APhA President-Elect
originates from the following reasons: (1) My
aspiration to make a positive change for Creighton
pharmacy students; and (2) The desire to serve as a
leader and advocate for my fellow students. My
understanding of leadership involves the service to
my pharmacy colleagues, the belief in the
importance of teamwork, and the humility to
accommodate criticism and continuously selfevaluate. I have developed this leadership
philosophy while serving as the president of the
Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Creighton
for 2 years as well as serving in a variety of
positions with the International Student
Association and Biology Club. I strive to
continuously learn ways to become a better leader
and give back to my fellow students. Thus, I could
not think of a more suitable environment to carry
over and further develop my leadership skills, and
to foster my learning than serving as APhA
President-Elect.
Jamal Jamil
Running for President-Elect
I am running because I believe I have the
knowledge, experience, and motivation to
be a great addition to the executive team of
APhA-ASP. I am currently a P1 and
enjoying Creighton and pharmacy school
thus far. I graduated from the University of
Portland in Oregon with a B.S. in
Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. I was
the Secretary for my high school student
government both my junior and senior
years, as well as the Treasurer for my high
school chapter of the National Honor
Society. I was also on the executive board
for the Hawaii Club at UP and a chair for
the largest student-run event held at UP. I
hope you vote for me so I can be a part of
this executive team.
Jeannie Kinoshita
Running for VP of Communications, VP of
Finance, and President-Elect (P1)
I would like to be a president-elect to
lead fellow pharmacy student to
better environment. For example, to
introduce information from the
APhA, and to be a resource for every
students who may need aid to get
closer to their goal. I also want to be
a devout pharmacist student that
meet real-time pharmacists and learn
more of current issue in pharmacy
world. Many of my classmates have
many different thoughts, however, it
is crucial for them to know the reality
of pharmacy. I want to be the
resource for our community to
provide the reality of pharmacy.
Joon Jung
Running for President-Elect
I am running for president
elect because I want to be
more involved with APhAASP and I am a leader at
heart. I feel I can represent
the P1 class well and would
like to be able to represent
all pharmacy students as
APhA president one day.
Brad Roggenbach
Running for President-Elect
VP of Chapter Affairs
Candidates
Brian Dalke
Running for VP of
Chapter Affairs and
VP of Finance (P2)
The reason that I am running for the position
of Vice President of Chapter Affairs is
because I want to become more involved
with our APhA chapter. During my P1 year I
was able to volunteer through Generation Rx
to do medication take back and Katy’s Kids
to help educate kids on the dangers of
prescription drugs. This year I have been
able to participate in multiple flu clinics
through Operation Immunizations as well as
be a volunteer member on the Operation
Heart and Operation Diabetes committees.
Through these actions, I have familiarized
myself with the committees that APhA has to
offer. I have also talked to Paul Chin, the
current vice president, about the
responsibilities associated with this position.
My communication skills will be useful in all
of the communications from the committees
to the executive team and from PHPSG back
to the chapter. I plan to help the committees
sustain their current projects as well as plan
new activities for both campus and distance
students.
As a first year pharmacy student, I am looking
to be more involved in my profession. The
position of Vice President of Chapter Affairs
will give me the opportunity to engage with my
peers, as well as strengthen my leadership
skills. My goal to obtain a residency after
graduation motivates me to challenge myself.
Being Vice President of Chapter Affairs will
allow me to work alongside my peers, gain
better communication skills and advance in my
pharmacy profession. Although the position
takes time and responsibility, I know my
abilities in time management and organization
will allow me to fulfill this duty.
Tina Chov
Running for VP of Chapter Affairs and VP
of Communications (P1)
I am running for Vice President of Chapter
Affairs for several reasons. For one, I would like
to be more involved in APhA. Second, and more
importantly, I would be good at overseeing the
committees for APhA and delegating tasks,
ensuring that each committee completes those
tasks. I want to hold committee members
accountable for what they should be doing,
while at the same time make certain that the
committees’ projects are successful. Lastly, I
think my communication skills would be very
beneficial to this position. I would be able to
successfully collaborate with the entire chapter
when it comes to things such as the Chapter
Achievement Award Report. I also believe that I
could communicate with anyone involved in the
State, Regional, and National levels of APhA
when necessary regarding the operations of
APhA and APhA-ASP.
Megan Robinson
Running for VP of Chapter Affairs and VP
of Membership (P1)
I am running for this position in order
to continue to show support for APhA.
Throughout the time I have been a
member, I have devoted time to the
fundraising committee. As I continue
my membership I would like to
continue to aide in the development of
this chapter. This position would be a
good fit for me as I am already familiar
with the organization, and will be
helpful to those in it and those who
would like to be part of the chapter.
Dallin Darais
Running for VP of Membership (Campus),
VP of Communications, and VP of Chapter
Affairs (P2)
VP of Finance Candidates
I am running for Vice President of Finance
because I feel like I exemplify the qualities and
have the experience to make a positive impact
on this organization. During my undergrad, I
served as the Pre-Pharmacy Club Treasurer so I
am familiar with what the role of treasurer
entails. I am currently one of the fundraising
chairs of Kappa Psi Fraternity where I have
gained even more knowledge about the roles
similar to that of a VP of Finance. I am an
organized, team player who would be excited
and determined to serve you all well as your
VP of Finance for APhA-ASP.
Christy Marchiando
Running for VP of Finance (P2)
I have extensive experience with being
treasurer many times for student
organizations. One of my two Bachelors of
Pharmaceutical Science is in Pharmacy
Management, which required me to learn
accounting and finance. As a result, I
earned a minor in Business and Economics.
During my last year at Pharmacy Counter,
a local drugstore in Ohio, I managed the
formulary; I saved the company $1.5
million a year and helped the company to
continue serving the underprivileged in the
area. I used to manage my own business,
which I sold upon getting into pharmacy
school at Creighton.
Anna Rooney
Running for VP of Finance (P2)
Brian Dalke
Running for VP of
Chapter Affairs and
VP of Finance (P2)
The reason that I am running for the position
of Vice President of Chapter Affairs is
because I want to become more involved
with our APhA chapter. During my P1 year I
was able to volunteer through Generation Rx
to do medication take back and Katy’s Kids
to help educate kids on the dangers of
prescription drugs. This year I have been
able to participate in multiple flu clinics
through Operation Immunizations as well as
be a volunteer member on the Operation
Heart and Operation Diabetes committees.
Through these actions, I have familiarized
myself with the committees that APhA has to
offer. I have also talked to Paul Chin, the
current vice president, about the
responsibilities associated with this position.
My communication skills will be useful in all
of the communications from the committees
to the executive team and from PHPSG back
to the chapter. I plan to help the committees
sustain their current projects as well as plan
new activities for both campus and distance
students.
I am running because I believe I have the
knowledge, experience, and motivation to
be a great addition to the executive team of
APhA-ASP. I am currently a P1 and
enjoying Creighton and pharmacy school
thus far. I graduated from the University of
Portland in Oregon with a B.S. in
Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. I was
the Secretary for my high school student
government both my junior and senior
years, as well as the Treasurer for my high
school chapter of the National Honor
Society. I was also on the executive board
for the Hawaii Club at UP and a chair for
the largest student-run event held at UP. I
hope you vote for me so I can be a part of
this executive team.
Jeannie Kinoshita
Running for VP of Communications, VP of
Finance, and President-Elect (P1)
VP of Communications
Candidates
I am running because I believe I have the
knowledge, experience, and motivation to
be a great addition to the executive team of
APhA-ASP. I am currently a P1 and
enjoying Creighton and pharmacy school
thus far. I graduated from the University of
Portland in Oregon with a B.S. in
Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. I was
the Secretary for my high school student
government both my junior and senior
years, as well as the Treasurer for my high
school chapter of the National Honor
Society. I was also on the executive board
for the Hawaii Club at UP and a chair for
the largest student-run event held at UP. I
hope you vote for me so I can be a part of
this executive team.
Jeannie Kinoshita
Running for VP of Communications, VP of
Finance, and President-Elect (P1)
I am running for the position of Vice President of
Communications because I have a strong set of
organizational skills. I believe the qualities
necessary to fulfill this position include dedication,
diligence and attention to detail. I am interested in
this position because I want to become a valuable
asset to all the members in APhA, and I know that
my strengths fit well with the responsibilities of this
position. If I were elected to become Vice President
of Communications, I am confident that I would
accurately and clearly relay all important
information to APhA members and officers in a
timely manner. One of my greatest strengths is the
ability to take a large amount of information and
organize it into a clear and concise manner for the
appropriate audience. I would love the opportunity
to help each one of you individually; I know that
can be accomplished by providing the information
you need in order to enhance your involvement in
the pharmacy field.
Kathleen Calkins
Running for VP of Communications (P1)
Campus VP of
Membership Candidates
I am running for VP of Membership
because I feel I have many qualities
that would make me successful in this
position. My organizational skills
along with my enthusiastic attitude are
two assets that I believe this position
can benefit from. I am also very easygoing and enjoy talking and getting to
know people which will be essential
when recruiting new members,
communicating with other executive
members, and organizing fall and
spring campaigns!
Ali Dwyer
Running for Campus VP of Membership (P1)
I would like to take the opportunity, if elected, to reach
out to a broad audience of Pharmacy School students
and bring them together as motivated members of the
APhA and aspiring professionals. This year, in addition
to being a first-year pharmacy school student, I serve as
a Resident Adviser (RA) with the Creighton University
Department of Resident Life. As such, I serve as a leader
and role model for a floor of fifty undergraduate men in
addition to organizing social and developmental
programs, upholding the university’s standards, and
delegating appropriate courses of action for residents’
conduct (both good and bad) with my fellow resident
advisors. Taking my experiences with Pharmacy School
and Residence Life into account, I feel that I would be a
beneficial addition to the Executive Board of the APhAASP as Vice President of Membership.
Michael Kaminski
Running for Campus VP of Membership (P1)
Distance VP of
Membership Candidates
I would like to serve as the Vice President of
Membership for the distance students because I
want to increase the ability of distance students
to participate in APhA-ASP. I would not only
like to make it easier for distance students to
connect with their local APhA-ASP chapters but
to engage in activities through the Creighton
Chapter as well. Right now, I feel that it is very
difficult to participate in organization activities
as a distance student. I would like to see the
distance students engage in some of the APhAASP programs such as Operations Heart,
Diabetes, Immunization and SelfCare as well as
Katy’s Kids. I think it would be amazing to have
a nationwide chapter volunteer activity one day
each year- we are the only chapter that has this
potential, let’s use it!
Bethany Abrahams
Running for Distance VP of Membership (P1)
I feel that even though we are distance
students being a part of organizations on
campus can be difficult, I feel that it is an
essential part of our education. Being a
member of this organization provides a great
opportunity to get to know and form
relationships with not only students and
faculty within Creighton, but to network with
other professionals in the field. Being a
member of APhA-ASP also provides us with
tools to get involved in our communities. This
past year I was the membership coordinator
for the distance cohort and enjoyed the
interactions with fellow students. I
understand the demands of this position and I
would really enjoy continuing that role as the
VP of Membership.
Andrea Larson
Running for Distance VP of Membership (P2)
I have a strong desire to get more involved in
AphA-ASP. As a distance student, I feel we
are sometimes forgotten about or left out and
I would be honored to represent our distance
position more actively. I look forward to
learning more about the organization and
finding opportunities to get more involved
and meet more members. I am currently
president of the 2017 distance class and know
what it means to take responsibility for a
position like this. I am extremely reliable and
easy to get ahold of. I am also very organized
and do not have a hard time staying on top of
many responsibilities at the same time.
Additionally, I think I am fair and do a great
job of involving everyone equally.
Diantha Gonzales
Running for Distance VP of Membership (P1)
I would like to be a part of APhA-ASP for two reasons.
First, I would like to be more involved in school
organizations. Second, I have come to really appreciate
the APhA this past semester. It’s amazing how many
different learning and advancement opportunities they
present to pharmacists and student pharmacists, and it
proved to be very helpful when I needed to fulfill
professional meeting requirements. If I can give back
by participating in their student organization then I am
happy to do so. I am running for this position in
particular because I was informed that I can fulfill this
job’s responsibilities fully, even as a distance student.
In undergrad, I started an extracurricular club by
myself and recruited all its members, so I can
confidently assume the responsibilities of recruitment.
I would be really happy to be involved!
Cindy Goldenberg
Running for Distance VP of Membership (P1)
VP of Policy Candidates
My passion for APHA has grown exponentially; it is one
of the most important pharmacy organizations in the
country and critically important to the future of the
profession. My involvement with the California
Pharmacists Association (CPHA) in assisting to pass
provider status in the state of California gave me a great
deal of insight in the national battle that APHA faces. As
a CPHA student trustee candidate for 2014-2015, I would
like to share my organization, knowledge and passion as
the Vice President of Policy for Creighton’s APHA
chapter to assist in our contributions to the provider
status movement as well as other ventures that our
chapter prioritizes. My experience in speech and debate
allows me to communicate effectively in the House of
Delegates meetings as well as the national and regional
meeting liaison. Specifically, I would like tackle regional
meetings nationwide to assist both the campus and
distance members.
Dena Westphalen
Running for VP of Policy (P2)
As a current member of the Policy Committee I would
love the opportunity to continue working with its
member but at a greater capacity. I was in charge of
writing, presenting, and updating my undergraduate
sorority’s bylaws and policy statements for 2 years and
have experience working with members on a local,
regional and national level. I tried to focus on much as
possible on the “why” behind the changes/updates and
their importance to the organization as a whole. With
the ever changing pharmacy world it is important that
our chapter is kept up to date on new legislative
advances that impact us as student and future
pharmacists and be able to respond in the appropriate
capacity. I feel with my background I am well suited
for the position and would strive to hold the chapter to
excellence in its legislative matters.
Liz Scheffel
Running for VP of Policy (P2)

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