Leading Change Experience (Past Initiatives)

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy offered its first leadership course in 2007. At that time, we also began the development of the Leadership Emphasis Area (LEA). The LEA is a coordinated 18 credit series of didactic, experiential and self-directed coursework aimed at preparing pharmacy students to lead change.

Approximately 10% of U of M pharmacy students graduate having completed the Leadership Emphasis Area.

Class of 2020

Class of 2020

Jessica Bentley, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Fostering student engagement with the experiential education process through expanded resources and communication throughout the IPPE and APPE curriculum.

Jenna Boudreau, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: My leading change experience focused on changing the culture that surrounds the laboratory experience at the College of Pharmacy.

Melanie Breuer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Retaining and increasing member excitement, engagement, and involvement in the Delta Psi (Duluth) chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

Brianna Ferrell, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Enhancing the preparation and performance of PharmD Year 1 and 2 students in the Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab course sequence, which includes patient education, sterile compounding/IV technique, and non-sterile compounding.  

Elizabeth Fox, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing student awareness and involvement in lung disease and educating community members with asthma/COPD. 

Rebecca Grams, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: IDSO provides interprofessional experiences for healthcare students in the Duluth area and prepares them to be active, successful members of a future healthcare team.

Taylor Grupa, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Working towards shifting the culture at the College of Pharmacy to a place where students aren’t afraid to ask for help and know where to turn for the help that they need. 

Jared Harm, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy.

Trevor Hilk, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: ​A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy. 

Skyler Hubbard, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting physical wellbeing of pharmacy students to not only lead better lives for themselves, but also to have a solid foundation to advise and teach future patients. 

Megan (Olander) Hundertmark, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: To present pharmacy policy and advocacy efforts to students in a way that enables them to realize that they too are credible members of the pharmacy community and can work towards shaping the future of pharmacy practice. 

Steve Huynh, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting physical wellbeing of pharmacy students to not only lead better lives for themselves, but also to have a solid foundation to advise and teach future patients.

Kayla Jensen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of my change effort is to build relationships between LEA students and alumni to continue leadership development.  

Jennine Kotnik, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improving the student transition into the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy by organizing academic, organizational, career, and student life resources.

Tuesday McAuliffe Staehler, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Transforming the values and beliefs of student pharmacists regarding their career development and future growth in preparation for transitioning into the next generation of pharmacists, innovative practitioners, and leaders in the profession.

Thu Ha Nguyen, Duluth
Focus of Change effort: IDSO provides interprofessional experiences for healthcare students in  the Duluth area and prepares them to be active, successful members of a future healthcare team. 

Carolyn O'Donnell, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: To inspire students to become more involved in global health opportunities to help grow and shape their pharmacy careers. 

Caitlin Pederson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: My goal was to create a united College of Pharmacy and remove the current tension that exists between the two campuses.

Jessica Raines, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: I am focused on connecting LEA students to each other and also with LEA alumni. 

Kyle Wamsley, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: ACCP; expanding clinical learning opportunities and personal growth development of Duluth chapter members.

Brandon Westmoreland, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: A commitment-free outlet for students to relieve stress and focus on mental well-being while connecting the entire College of Pharmacy.

Class of 2019

Class of 2019

Sara Brown, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Empower students at the College of Pharmacy to make their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their colleagues a priority.

Susan Chhen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Providing Asthma awareness among children and adolescents.

Tara Haakonson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Implement an exam standard in the curriculum between in the end of the semester and finals week to improve student well-being and/or exam performance.

Emily Harder, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improving inpatient pharmacy intern training and overall work experience.

Tammy Ho, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Creating more opportunities for Duluth students to interact with other health professional students.

Kelsey McMurtry, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Making a lasting culture change by blurring and ultimately erasing the “barriers” currently existing between the various classes of the UMD College of Pharmacy.

Jenny Nguyen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Providing more opportunities for students to participate in an interprofessional collaboration abroad through a medical service trip.

Sarah Patton, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Connecting the College of Pharmacy – to bring together students from different classes and to help create a community-focused atmosphere.

Marissa Sanow, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Expanding American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) to provide students a platform to explore career pathways in consultant pharmacy.

Tiffany Thurmes, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Internship expansion; enhancing intern’s scope of practice, clinical skills, and decision-making.

Deann Tims, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Advocate for the pharmacy profession by promoting health and wellbeing among elementary school aged children in our local communities.

Louis Wimmer, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Empower students at the College of Pharmacy to make their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their colleagues a priority.

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Shannon Burton, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Creating a culture shift to engage students in professional organizations - the Phi Delta Chi project

Megan Neuberg, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increase the health and wellbeing of the college student population at the University of Minnesota.

Nikki Neumann, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increase the health and wellbeing of the college student population at the University of Minnesota.

Bryan Sather, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Improving children’s health and well-being in the surrounding community.

Brooke Schooler, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Building Leaders in Pharmacy Policy: Pharmacy Advocacy Student Group.

Sarah Smith, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improving children’s health, wellbeing, and health literacy in the surrounding community.

Jennifer VanVliet, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting Interprofessional Opportunities on the Duluth Campus.

Rebekka (Zeadow) Schrecengost, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Promoting the Value and Importance of Interprofessional Opportunities and Collaboration. 

Class of 2017

Class of 2017

Keri Enyi, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: To promote collaboration between professional organizations and patient care projects under the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA) umbrella to host events and develop initiatives together.

Laura Halsey, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The PLS Strengths Initiative aims to expand the way Strengthsfinder® Signature Themes are used within College of Pharmacy student organizations by promoting their use as tools of team development as well as individual reflection.

Elisabeth Hanson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The Student Resource Center (SRC) sustainability for actions and protocols to be in place to ensure momentum is maintained during transitions of leadership.

Patrick Hoheisel, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: To provide free, comprehensive patient care by partnering with other healthcare professionals through a patient centered healthcare home model to underserved populations with chronic diseases.

Daniel Lau, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of Children’s health initiative project is promote health education and well-being to children at an early age so that it sustains throughout their lives.

Wilson Lau, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Challenge the traditional process of patient information exchange and increase transparency of patient health information.

Courtney Murphy, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The Student Resource Center (SRC) sustainability for actions and protocols to be in place to ensure momentum is maintained during transitions of leadership.

Emily (Schuster) Baker, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Boosting optimism in the College of Pharmacy.

Sam Spaeth, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Improve upon the PDX Health Fair by increasing engagement, excitement, and passion within both the students volunteering in the event and the patients within the community they serve.

Shelby Storsveen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: University of MN, a new curriculum that comes with evolving responsibilities and capabilities of students on rotations and in the work environment.

Lesia Tchobaniouk, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Create an educational campaign that engages discussion on alcohol and substance abuse within the profession of pharmacy and provide resources to create a culture of support for pharmacy students.

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Lauren Kaldun, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Inspire children and guardians to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to health.

Jennifer Lamermayer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing pharmacy students’ awareness of and access to unique career opportunities in public health.

Bridget (Dolphin) McGugan, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy students will be confident in engaging in professional interactions and have a strong networking presence at local, regional, and national professional meetings.

Meena Murugappan, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Initiating Crisis Prevention Training at HOPE Clinic.

Breahna Nelson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: The focus of my project was an event-based process change as well as an organizational process change.

Curtis Nelson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: PharmD Fitness; making a lasting healthy change in the lives of students and faculty in the UMD College of Pharmacy through fitness.

Sheila (Martin) Scheuer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increasing pharmacy students’ awareness of and access to unique career opportunities in public health.

Jessica Shannon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Inspire children and guardians to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to health.

Jill Spitzmueller, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Strengthening community outreach initiatives at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy - Duluth.

Landon Weaver, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Expansion of Duluth Day events to promote the “One College, Two Campuses” philosophy.

Shelby Weiss, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: PharmD Fitness; making a lasting healthy change in the lives of students and faculty in the UMD College of Pharmacy through fitness.

Kwangchae Yoo, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Creating opportunities for students to learn about roles of Pharm.D. in pharmaceutical industries.

Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Holly (Seppala) Ahnen, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Positional how-to manuals for the leaders of the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Kathryn (Gustafson) Sawyer, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Tawny Loera, Twin Cities
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a new initiative through MPSA and AWARxE to educate high school and college aged adolescents on synthetic drug use.

Corey Malstrom, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Establish a Student Chapter of CPNP (College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists) at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Alanna (Naughton) Smith, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Positional how-to manuals for the leaders of the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA).

Anthony Olson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Kelsi Upmann, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Create and sustain a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter/medical reserve team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

KauChee Vang, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The change effort addressed in the project was to register 50% of students of color in the bone marrow registry in spring 2014.

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

Astrid (Mazariegos) Steffen, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Implementation of a Student Chapter of the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service, Inc. (SCOA)

Lucas Nelson, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a new initiative through MPSA and AWARxE to educate high school and college aged adolescents on synthetic drug use.

Aimee Felland, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort:  Increasing diversity of patients being reached through University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth health fairs

Jared Van Hooser, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Improvement of resources and education available to local athletic training programs and college athletes specific to over-the-counter NSAIDs.

Kelsey Zielke, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort:  Influencing, enabling, and encouraging student professional development in the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance (MPSA)

Class of 2013

Class of 2013

Lead (Bartelson) Nelson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The change effort focuses on optimizing patient perceptions of pharmacists providing clinical services through their interaction with pharmacy students using AIDET at health fairs.

Jerron Boser, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Implementation of a Pharmacy Dashboard Metrics system for Essentia Health Retail Pharmacies.

Cassandra Dillon, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Utilization of a patient-self screening tool for medication therapy management (MTM) services at Essentia Health Lakewalk Clinic.

Sarah Ertl, Duluth 
Focus of Change Effort: Educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students about the Minnesota Pharmacy Syringe Access Initiative (MN Statue 151.40 Subd.2.) and promote active involvement in the program.

John Grygelko, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: The expansion of interprofessional, team-based healthcare services within the College of Pharmacy for the educational benefit of students and for the enhancement of patient care for the underserved.

Brittany Karns, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Improve student’s participation in pharmacy political advocacy by simplifying the schools focus to one, major policy per year to increase their understanding of and interest in being involved that will hopefully continue into being a practitioner.
 

 

Class of 2012

Class of 2012

Darin Steenerson, Duluth
Focus of Change Effort: Increase the number of patients that choose to complete an MTM visit with our pharmacist at my place of employment.