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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Elicia DeParolesa!

LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.
Tell us about yourself: (school, chapter, work, hobbies, LKS activities, meetings attended)
I began my LKS Lamb4Lifestyle at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy- Boston in 2000! Alpha Chapter was what I needed when I expectantly lost my father to cardio myopathy. I worked hard to ensure the success of our Chapter and to always keep Sisterhood at the heart of everything we did- our # 1 core value before we started talking about core values!
For over 18 years I was with CVS Health by most recently, I became the Patient Care Services Manager for Osco Pharmacy in New England. This role has me diving into MTM, IMZ, Diabetes education, and more on a daily basis! I am able to use my years working as a manager and within corporate to help guide our amazing pharmacists through this exciting time in pharmacy- the journey to provider status!
I’m a recent new mom so my hobbies seem to be diaper changing now! I love to travel and have visited my favorite city, Paris, 4 times- I hope to one day retire in France! Exploring new cultures and cooking are something I love to do.
As the Alpha Alumni president and Alpha collegiate Fraternity Advisor, I am always involved with LKS! I am also a member of the TLC and nominating committee. I have served the Fraternity as a Region Supervisor as well as the GVPC for 2 biennium. I have attended every meeting since becoming a Sister of LKS (so this year at Buffalo was my 18th!!)
My most memorable LKS experience:
There isn’t just one! Every year I am fortunate to meet new Sisters, whether it is within my own Chapter or at convention. However, one of my favorite activities we did as a Fraternity was ‘What color is your lamb’ presented by my mentors, Christine Perry and Dixie Leikach at the Centennial. My most proud moments were when I was awarded Advisor of the Year (2013) and the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award (2015).
The advice you would give to others:
Be happy and know your worth. Without either, you will never fully succeed at anything.
Why are you a lamb for life:
Why wouldn’t I be? The group that was there for me at my lowest and the Sisters that I strive to make proud keep me a lamb 4 life.
If I were not a pharmacist I would be:
A National Vice President for Arbonne International- a health and wellness company that I work for (side hustle!) with a team in every country we exist in.
Erin RogalaAlumni Spotlight: Meet Elicia DeParolesa!