2016 Board of Director Nominee Voting is now closed.
Potential nominees should: demonstrate service and leadership; display a strong understanding and commitment to the mission of the Alumni Association; and be dedicated to the advancement of the College, its students and the pharmacy profession.
Board members are responsible for: ensuring compliance with the bylaws; serving a two-year renewable term, subject to term limits, per the bylaws of the Alumni Association; making an annual financial contribution, within member's respective means, to the College; be knowledgeable about the College, its current programs and status, future vision, and direction; attending at least 75% of board meetings, preparing for agenda items and issues, and studying supporting materials; participating in at least one board committee; encouraging attendance at Reunion and other alumni events both locally and regionally; representing the interests of everyone served by the association, without favoring any special interests; acting as an advocate for the association and the College; identifying, cultivating and recruiting future leaders for the Alumni Association; and accepting leadership positions and other special assignments when asked.
St. Louis, Missouri
Since graduating from STLCOP, Carter has worked at Express Scripts, Inc., where is currently the director of clinical solutions. In this role he leads the development, management, and creation of key strategic clinical and financial initiatives for the organization. He regularly interacts with clients and consultants on the clinical and financial value that Express Scripts offers. Carter also works part-time at Target Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for summer interns and externs.
Carter has been involved with building relationships with minority students at the College through the African-American Alumni & Student Chapter and recently volunteered at the student and alumni Speed Networking event. He serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Why I want to serve on the board:“Through the Alumni Association board of directors, I will be able to gain better insight into the College’s vision for growth and offer insight into the unique position pharmacists play within managed care. From these unique insights, my hope is to help the institution foster a greater incubus for developing students with a refined skill set that meets the growing needs of the pharmacy landscape and further differentiates St. Louis College of Pharmacy graduates from those of other pharmacy schools. Additionally, I will promote the growth of St. Louis College of Pharmacy to current alumni and continue mentoring and introducing current students to different facets of the pharmacy landscape.”
Farr is the pharmacy manager at Walmart. Her responsibilities include pharmacy and over-the-counter sales and compliance with policies and regulations. She also provides patient care and participates in community outreach programs. From 2013-15, Farr was a regional immunizations champion, overseeing the pharmacist training and implementation of immunization in her region.
Farr received the Alumni Association and College’s 2016 Black Heritage Distinguished Alumnus Award for her dedicated service to health care and her community. She is a member of the Missouri Pharmacist Association and serves on its professional affairs committee; the Minority Women Pharmacist Association; the Top Ladies of Distinction (St. Louis Chapter); the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary; and other local organizations. She currently serves on the College’s Strategic Planning Committee and is the point of contact between her store and the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce.
Why I want to serve on the board: “I have reached a point in my career and life that I can begin to give back, and this is a way for me to do that. I am grateful for all that STLCOP has provided me and want to see the College and its graduates thrive and succeed. It would be an honor to serve the alma mater and the members of our alumni community.”
Amber (Winget) Compton ‘89
Weldon Spring, Missouri
Since 2001, when she started at Express Scripts, Compton has held leadership positions in provider relations, drug procurement and group purchasing, and supply chain. She is currently the vice president of retail strategy and contracting at Express Scripts, Inc., where she is responsible for strategy, contract negotiations, credentialing, provider compliance and retail account management for Express Scripts’ retail pharmacy networks. Her previous pharmacy experiences include community and independent pharmacy.
Compton is a member of the Missouri Pharmacy Association, the National Council of Prescription Drug Program, and holds a pharmacy license in Missouri and Illinois.
Why I want to serve on the board: “St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been a leader in the education of pharmacy practice and innovative approaches to health care for more than 150 years. As an alumna, I have utilized my education in varying areas of pharmacy including patient-centric health care, pharmacy practice and professionalism, drug procurement and pharmacy benefit manager/retail network management. If given the opportunity to serve on the Alumni Association’s board of directors, my pharmacy practice and professional experience could further the board’s current mission of interaction with the students, the alumni, the community, and the College. I want to actively participate and support STLCOP and the Alumni Association’s vision that the education and role of the pharmacist is critical to health care overall.
Sara Richter ’12
After completing a two-year residency program, Richter became an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at STLCOP with a practice site in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. As a faculty member, she presents didactic lectures and leads small-group teaching discussions. At Barnes-Jewish, Richter provides patient-centered, evidence-based, clinical pharmacy services in the direct care of patients on a multidisciplinary team. She is also a preceptor and serves on various College committees
Richter serves on the Alumni Golf Classic planning committee and the Recent Graduate Chapter committee. She has provided a webinar to alumni as part of its online alumni webinar series and has served as a host for the association’s Dinner with Pharmacists program with the Student Alumni Association. She is president-elect of the Gateway College of Clinical Pharmacy and active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Why I want to serve on the board: “I would like the opportunity to work with the board to develop and enhance programming for the entire alumni body. I would like to help increase alumni attendance and participation at social and professional events. I hope to show soon-to-be alumni and young alumni the benefits of getting involved and giving back to STLCOP. Also, I’d like the opportunity to directly provide insight into alumni needs.”
Annie Rogers ’14
St. Louis, Missouri
As the pharmacy manager and wellness pharmacist at Shop N’ Save Pharmacy, Rogers manages the pharmacy’s operations, trains staff and students, conducts medication reviews, counsels patients on adherence, and provides diabetes and immunization education to staff and patients. Rogers previous work experience includes work in independent and hospital pharmacy settings.
As a student, Rogers was a member of the Student Alumni Association and co-planned Missouri Legislative Day events for students. She is the membership committee chair for the Missouri Pharmacy Association, is a new practitioner mentor for the American Pharmacists Association, and is a preceptor to student pharmacists.
Why I want to serve on the board: “I am very passionate about both students, particularly STLCOP students, and pharmacy. so serving on the board of directors would allow me to work in both realms. I thoroughly enjoy the role of being a mentor to students. Also, with my involvement and connections to the Missouri Pharmacy Association, I feel I would be a great asset to the board.”
Sara (Frederking) Worley ’85
St. Louis, Missouri
Worley is a staff pharmacist at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital where she distributes medications alongside clinical responsibilities, such as kinetics monitoring, antibiotic stewardship and patient counseling. She also is helping the hospital implement Pharmogistics, an inventory management system. She is a member of many committees within the hospital and works as a prn pharmacist at Kindred Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. She has previous experience in psychiatric and community pharmacy and as an independent pharmacy owner.
Worley has been a class chair for her class’ 25th and 30th reunions, during which she helped lead the class of 1985 create an endowed scholarship under the “25k for 25 years campaign.” She has helped mentor current students during the association and Student Alumni Association’s Speed Networking event and as a Dinner with Pharmacists host.
Why I want to serve on the board:“By serving on the Alumni Association board, I would hope to establish positive relationships with current students. I'd like to help them realize how impressive their accomplishments are as students, future pharmacists and individuals. My goals would be to impress upon the students how proud they should be of themselves and their profession and encourage them to take advantage of the limitless opportunities that are waiting for them. Pharmacy is headed down even more new and exciting paths, and these are the leaders that will be breaking new ground and setting the course.”