Leadership

Washington DC Pharmacy Association Board of Directors

*Yolanda B. McKoy-Beach, PharmD, CDE
President

Dr. McKoy-Beach is a graduate of Howard University College of Pharmacy, and Fisk University with a degree in chemistry.  She’s completed two residencies, one in Pharmaceutical Care at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Miami, Florida, and the other in Infectious Disease from SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy in Buffalo, New York.  Currently practicing at the Clinical Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences she is also a clinical preceptor at two practice sites: La Clinica del Pueblo in northwest Washington, DC, and Howard University Hospital Anticoagulation Management Services.  In addition to providing direct patient care to patients at those sites and training 4th-year pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, and pharmacists in the Non-traditional Doctor of Pharmacy Program she has been a member of the Washington DC Pharmacy Association (WDCPhA) for approximately 4 years.  She also served on the Board of Directors in 2016 as the Director-at-Large for Education and Programs.

*Juan Medrano
President-Elect

Daneka Lucas, PharmD
*Vice President

Dr. Lucas, originally from Houston, Texas, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Hampton University.  Upon graduation, she completed a one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency at Howard University Hospital, where she conducted research on the optimization of medication therapy in HIV patients.  She currently practices pharmacy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Pediatric Pharmacy, where she has worked with both the adult, but mainly the pediatric/neonatal population, for over fifteen years.  She currently assists health care providers in providing the best medication therapy for patients.
As part of her ongoing effort to give back to the community, Daneka has practiced at CMS Health Initiatives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing health disparities by utilizing clinical pharmacists to provide health topic discussions and medication therapy management services to the underserved community in Washington, DC.  For over 10 years she has taught clients how to manage various disease states. As the Director of Programs, she assisted in developing and implementing several successful outreach programs including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, HIV Prevention, and provider training.  All of these programs promote health awareness in the DC community.  She actively participates in numerous community endeavors, while assisting in various fundraisers for Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Diabetes.
Daneka has certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery and Medication Therapy Management Services.  She is a member of Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity (Alpha Xi chapter), Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacist (WMSHP), and Washington DC Pharmacy Association (WDCPhA).  As a member of WDCPhA, she has chaired two annual meetings and currently held the Director-at-Large position as the Membership Chair from 2017 to 2018.

*Stephanie Holliday, PharmD
Secretary

*Janis Jackson, PharmD
Treasurer

Dr. Jackson is currently employed as an HIV/AIDS Administrative Pharmacist with the District of Columbia Government, Department of Health.  In the past 15 years, she has worked as a Pharmacy Inspector/ Investigator and a Clinical / Distribution Pharmacist. She started her career in pharmacy as a volunteer, then quickly became a technician at Providence Hospital. After graduating from Howard University’s School of Pharmacy, she was offered a position as a Staff Pharmacist.  For career advancement, she accepted a full-time position as the Assistant Director at The Hospital for Sick Children. In 2017, she was honored to receive the 2017 Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Washington DC Pharmacy Association.  She hopes to continue to provide quality healthcare and customer service to those in her community.

*Jennifer Kim, PharmD
Director-at-Large
(Chair, Membership)

*Jasmine Inman, PharmD, RPh
Director at Large
(Chair, Professional Affairs)

*Deidre Payne,  PharmD, RPh
Director at Large
(Chair, Education, and Programs)

 

Patrick Fotso
Patrick Fotso

Patrick Fotso
Pharmacy Technician Director

Patrick Fotso earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is currently a second year student at Howard University College of Pharmacy, and has worked as a CVS pharmacy technician/intern for five years.  He was recently honored to receive an APhA-ASP national certificate of recognition for his strong involvement in the ASP chapter at Howard University.  He currently serves as the president-elect of APhA-ASP Howard Chapter and policy chair of SNPhA, Howard Chapter.

Alisha M. Bailey
Alisha M. Bailey

Alisa Bailey
Pharmacy Student Director

Ms. Alisha M. Bailey, a native of Vacherie, Louisiana, graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a B.S.in Chemistry. After graduating, she became employed as a manufacturing laboratory operator for DuPont Performance Elastomer for three years. With enthusiasm and passion for the pharmaceutical field, Alisha decided to take a leap of faith and move across the country to attend pharmacy school.  Alisha is a second-year doctor of pharmacy candidate at Howard University and currently serves as vice president of her class.  She also has been committed and involved in several pharmacy organizations. Alisha is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association -Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA- ASP), chairman of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chronic kidney disease committee, and historian of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists -Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP- SSHP). She has been award Howard University College of Pharmacy Professionalism Recognition Award and Alpha Pi Chapter of Kappa Epsilon Lady in Red Service Award. Alisha is an

Joshua Bailey, PharmD, BCGP, BCACP, AAHIVP
Immediate Past President

Dr.Bailey is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP), a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), and an American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacist (AAHIVP). He currently services as the Registered Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Community, a Walgreens Local Specialty Pharmacy, and previously was Pharmacy Director of the Walgreens/Howard University College of Pharmacy PGY1 Community Practice Residency Program. He currently serves as Director-At-Large and Chair of the Education and Programs Committee of the Washington DC Pharmacy Association (WDCPhA), as well as an infectious disease peer reviewer for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (ASCP). Before his current position, Dr. Bailey was a Registered Manager of On-Site Pharmacy at Walgreens at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Bailey received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy, with a concentration in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Prior to working in specialty pharmacy, he worked at Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (currently GlaxoSmithKline) in the Clinical Immunology Department developing new treatments for hepatitis C, anthrax, and systemic lupus erythematosus; he was able to see ABthrax (raxibacumab) and Benlysta (belimumab) approved by the FDA. Dr. Bailey also completed a Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship in the Immunocompromised Host Section of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute developing novel antimicrobial and antifungal treatments in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies.

 

*Carolyn Rachel-Price, Rph,
Executive Director

* Executive Committee