Board of Director Voting
The voting process is now closed. Candidates receiving the top votes will be interviewed by members of the board, which will determine the alumnus who will be sworn in as director for the 2017-19 term at the May 23 annual meeting.

Tyler Dinkelaker ’13
Waterloo, Illinois
   Tyler Dinkelaker serves as a senior compliance analyst for Envolve Pharmacy Solutions. As a lead analyst for both the pharmacy benefits manager and a group of specialty pharmacies, Dinkelaker identifies organizational risks and helps implement compliance plans that allow practitioners to maintain high levels of patient care and improve business operations. He ensures compliance during product development and implementation and supports board of pharmacy and accreditation agency inspections. His previous pharmacy experiences include community and independent pharmacy.
   Dinkelaker has a law degree from Saint Louis University. Combining his experience in pharmacy and law, he will be teaching a pharmacy law review course offered to the class of 2017 this summer. He serves an alumnus adviser for the College’s Lambda Chi Alpha chapter and has participated in career panels for the BESt Pharmacy Institute Program.
Why I want to serve on the board:
   I have been involved in giving back to the College from the day I graduated. Serving on the Alumni Association’s board of directors will allow me to further serve by helping to plan events, promoting ideas to increase alumni outreach and providing a unique perspective from a pharmacist trained in the law. I aim to increase outreach among young alumni, to target and address what issues may inhibit participation and to help plan events that will attract both alumni and students alike.

Lauren Palmier ’14
St. Louis, Missouri
   Lauren Palmier is a pharmacy manager at Schnucks Market in St. Louis. She ensures the pharmacy is meeting state and federal compliance measures, manages and rotates inventory, assists her staff pharmacists in their duties and assists with the hiring and training of technicians and pharmacy students while providing customer service to patients.
   Palmier is an adjunct faculty member at STLCOP during the fall semesters, serving as a lab instructor for community and clinical modules in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice course.  She is also a preceptor for the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) community module, a member of the Women in Pharmacy committee and a Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Graduate Chapter member.
Why I want to serve on the board:
   Since graduation in 2014, I have always felt a deep desire to stay close and connected to the College. I have a passion for teaching students both at the college level and in a preceptor role. I feel a position on the Alumni Association board of directors would help further my mission to stay connected to the College and to assist in developing tomorrow’s pharmacists. I think my connection to students could help bring a different vision and perspective to the board. My vision for the College’s Alumni Association is an organization that not only assists graduates in their needs but is readily available to current students to help in their development professionally, academically and socially.
 
Tina (Sanzottera) Purcell ’06
St. Peters, Missouri
   Being the vice president of healthcare operations at Lumeris, a population health management company in St. Louis, Tina Purcell leads the planning and execution of all health plan operations. Her responsibilities include promoting scalability initiatives across multiple functional areas and providing operational support for implementation of new Medicare Advantage health plans, commercial and government health plans and multi-payer, multi-population health services organizations (PHSOs). Purcell’s previous experiences include global operations, scientific communications, program management and medical information for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
   Purcell has served as a guest faculty member at the College for the Pharmaceutical Industry elective course and established a pharmacy extern program at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Certified Pain Educator.
Why I want to serve on the board:
   The Alumni Association is a critical bridge connecting current and former students of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. In today’s competitive market, it is more important than ever for pharmacists to leverage their professional networks and consider alternative career paths. Through my continued involvement with STLCOP, both as a preceptor and guest faculty member, I have exposed students to a variety of career options. In addition, I am an active advocate for developing pharmacist roles in new or expanded practice settings, so they may bring different perspectives and energy to the business. Serving on the board of directors will provide a platform that continues to develop networking, collaborative, and professional opportunities for current and future alumni, so we may broaden the impact of our profession.

David Walker ’97/’98
Washington, Missouri
    David Walker is the clinical pharmacy coordinator at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. He ensures the department’s pharmacists partner effectively with hospital's inpatient care team to make effective bedside care medication decisions and participates daily in multi-disciplinary team rounds evaluating medication selection, dosing and drug therapy monitoring for patients. He oversees pharmacy department education, aspects of medication safety, the hospital’s antibiotic stewardship program, the outpatient anticoagulant clinic and participates in numerous hospital committees. His previous experiences include the pharmaceutical industry and independent community pharmacy.
   Walker is a preceptor to pharmacy students in acute care settings for the College. He is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Why I want to serve on the board:
   As not only an alumnus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy but also as a preceptor to pharmacy students, my hope is not only for our alma mater to graduate the brightest and most patient-centered drug therapy experts as possible but also that we as alumni can work towards further advancement of the impact that all STLCOP graduates have with improving medication safety and usage. I believe strongly in the connection that the Alumni Association provides towards this pursuit and feel such support of the association serves to advance this shared goal that so many in our chosen profession have.

 
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