The Chrysanthemum

Meet Grand VP for Development Gwendolyn Knowles

Chapter of Initiation: Alpha Mu (University of Toledo – 2017)

Alumni Chapter: Alpha Mu Alumni Chapter

Educational Background:
PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency (2021-2023) – Henry Ford Hospital; Detroit, MI
Doctor of Pharmacy (2021) – University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Toledo, OH
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences (2019) – University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Toledo, OH
Current Employment:
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration – University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Princess Anne, MD
Acute Care Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist – Tidal Health Peninsula Regional Hospital; Salisbury, MD
Professional Memberships: AACP, ACCP

Fraternity Service:
Alpha Mu Alumni Chapter Vice President of Membership (2023-present)
Special Task Force Committee Secretary (2022-2023)
Membership Committee (2020-2022)
Collegiate Committee (2020-2022)
Alpha Mu Collegiate Vice President (2019-2020)

Interests and Community Activities:

Community activities include providing education to students, healthcare providers, and the public relating to kidney disease; providing mentorship to pharmacy school students; recently coordinating the Henry Ford Hospital Pharmacy Team for AHA Heart Walk 2023 in Detroit, MI.

Interests include Dungeons and Dragons; listening to various genres of music; watching anime; Halloween; anything related to cats; spending time with my partner Anthony and my two kitties Moony and Jaspurr.

Grand Council Goals: As Grand Vice President of Development, I have several goals aimed at the development of the Fraternity. As part of stepping into the role of GVPD, I look forward to continuing the great work of expanding the numbers of collegiate chapters at various universities around the country. In conjunction with some of the other exciting changes going on within the Fraternity, I also hope to work on expanding alumni membership by reaching out to our lost lambs and connecting with new lambs who could be an asset to our organization. Some other areas that I am looking to develop within the Fraternity include educational activities that focus on the wholeness of our lives (not just our careers) and expanding the diversity of our Fraternity to provide an environment of belonging and enrichment. Through these efforts and in collaboration with Grand Council, I am looking forward to fostering a bright and expansive future for LKS that provides exciting opportunities for all current and future members.

Erin RogalaMeet Grand VP for Development Gwendolyn Knowles