Dr. John Maneno, PharmD, a second year fellow with Belmont University College of Pharmacy (BUCOP) and Aegis Sciences Corporation, was one of the guest speakers featured at the Rite Aid Leadership Academy on November 6-8, 2020.
This event is annually hosted by Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) during their annual conventions where select speakers are invited for the Rite Aid Leadership Academy. This workshop focuses on molding and preparing future healthcare leaders by having discussions about leadership amongst other topics. Dr. Maneno specifically spoke to attendees about “Authentic Leadership.”
Dr. Maneno was a former SNPhA member during his pharmacy school years and currently serves as mentor for the SNPhA mentoring program. He continues to give back to the organization in various ways and mentors students who are particularly interested in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Hope Campbell, an associate professor for the college of pharmacy and the Zone 2 Director for NPhA, also represented BUCOP at the conference. She also serves as the advisor for the SNPhA chapter at BUCOP. Dr. Maneno was a delegate member of Zone 2, and together, Drs. Campbell and Maneno were able to vote for policies promoted by SNPhA and NPhA that will enhance the academia experience for students, practice of pharmacy and patient care practices. SNPhA and NPhA along with other pharmaceutical organizations regularly lobby at the nation’s capital for changes in healthcare and frequently advocate for pharmacists.
Dr. Maneno will be graduating from his fellowship program May of 2021 and plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry, continue to precept pharmacy students and mentor future leaders of healthcare.