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Student - Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (SPPA)

All student members are automatically members of the SPPA.


Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised  of: (all positions are elected by student members)


1. Student Director -  East (one student from either Temple University, the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy,     Wilkes University, or Jefferson)

2. Student Director  - West (one student from either the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio Northern University, Duquesne University or LECOM) 

3. PPA Educational Foundation Director (from any school)

4. Student Chair  (from any school)

5. Student Vice Chair  (from any school)

6. Corresponding Secretary (from any school)

7. Recording Secretary  (from any school)


These elected individuals will serve a full year term. Each of the eight schools of pharmacy also has both a Director and an Alternate. The Student Advisory Board regularly holds brief business meetings at each of PPA’s two conferences and provides students with a manner in which to have a voice in PPA policy and activities.


Each school also has a Communication, Government Relations, and Membership Ambassador that aids with promoting these areas for their PPA chapter. These individuals do not serve on the Student Advisory Board but may attend meetings and offer ideas.









2019-2020 Officers:




Chair -

Cody Morcom



Vice Chair -

Sa'ed Al-Olimat

Duquesne University




Corresponding Secretary -

Jacquelyn Madler

Duquesne University




Recording Secretary -

Erica Jackson






East Director -

Dylan Fox

Wilkes University





West Director -

Elizabeth Leonard






Foundation Director -

Nicholas Paulson



The Student Chapter elects officers in the late spring of each year and those officers serve for one full year. Officers are selected on their ability and interest in leading the academy, advancing student interests, and building student interest in PPA.


Click here to view a description of the Officer and Director/Alternate  job responsibilities.



Directors and Alternates

Each Pennsylvania College of Pharmacy is also entitled to have one student representative and one student alternate serve on the Student Advisory Board. Please feel free to contact your delegates regarding ideas for upcoming meetings or questions on PPA events-  they have been chosen to represent you! 


Duquesne University

 Sydney Keremes


Mailan (Lanny) Dang



Ashling Cook





Samantha Adams


Amanda Brancato


Ohio Northern

Ryan Waldschmidt


Chelsea Travis


Temple University

 Kevin Nguyen


Christopher Mina


University of Pittsburgh

 Hailey Mook


 Amanda Cremeans



Brooke Witmer


Khoa (Dean) Pham


Wilkes University

Nicole Hughes


 Brianna Price




Additionally each school has a Membership Ambassador, Government Relations Ambassador, and Communications Ambassador which work to promote and plan events in their area. To view the 2019 - 2020 Ambassadors, and their job description, click here.


PPA Committees

Any pharmacy student member also has the option to join PPA's standing committees for which you may volunteer. To learn more about the committees, start by clicking here.

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