MPhS Officers

  Jummy Amuwo
  Vice President/President-Elect

Jummy Amuwo, Pharm.D., MPH is a 2015 graduate from the Pharm.D./MPH dual degree program at the University of Maryland. Upon graduation she worked at an independent retail pharmacy in Baltimore City. She also recently completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency from Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA in 2019. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, critical care, and infectious diseases. Her public health interests include health outcomes, medication safety, health disparity, and medical missions of which she participated in the medical mission of hope to Tanzania in the summer of 2015. As a student, Jummy was involved in various organizations as the chapter president of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) from 2013-2014, fundraising chair of the Phi Delta Chi (PDC) pharmacy fraternity, active member of the student section of ASHP, APhA, and an inductee of the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. 

Jummy is currently the president of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Society (MPhS) for the 2019-2021 term. Prior to this role, she was the vice-president and president-elect from 2017-2019. In her role as president, she is passionate about increasing active MPhS membership, reaching the underserved population through targeted events, and mentoring student pharmacists at the schools of pharmacy in the state of Maryland. In her spare time, Jummy enjoys traveling, sewing, and baking.

Nkem Nonyel

Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH, BCPS is an Assistant Professor with clinical practice focus in Ambulatory Care at Peninsula Regional Medical Group, Salisbury, Maryland where she is developing, implementing, and managing a model ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services within a primary care family practice. Prior to joining UMES, she was a clinical pharmacist at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland where she completed PGY1 pharmacy residency. Her credentials include Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore), Master of Public Health (MPH with Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health), and Bachelor of Science in Physics/Education (BSc, University of Nigeria, Nsukka). Dr. Nonyel also has some nursing background in acute and sub-acute care settings, and in pediatric home care since 1999 as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN, UDC). She is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Nonyel is the current advisor for the UMES chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA). She is very passionate about the pharmacy profession, as well as mentoring current and prospective PharmD students. While a PharmD student, she was a SNPhA chapter president (2012-2013), professionalism Chair for the Omicron Chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS), an international pharmacy fraternity (LKS). Her professional pharmacy leadership roles include President, Maryland Pharmaceutical Society; Chair, Maryland Pharmacy Coalition (MPC); and Chair, MPC Public Relations/Public Health Committee, and served on the MPC Provider Status Task force. Her other professional pharmacy organization membership includes National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Her other interests include Health Disparity/Cultural Competency, Medication Safety, professional development, and traveling.

  Stephanie Tenkeu


Bio coming soon.


Sharonjit Sagoo
Treasurer/Website Manager

Sharonjit Sagoo, PharmD, AAHIVP, CPH, is an alumni of the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. During pharmacy school, she was an active member of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and served one term as the chapter's Delegate. Sharonjit began her career as a floating retail pharmacist throughout the Baltimore district. She also served as President of the Maryland Pharmaceutical Society from 2011-2013. 

Currently, Sharonjit is works with the Executive Program and Project Management Staff within the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the Food and Drug Administration. She is also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. As a commissioned corps officer she has taken temporary duty assignments as a pharmacist for the Indian Health Service; as a Public Health Advisor for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; and deployed to serve Hurricane Irma/Maria relief efforts, and the Unaccompanied Children Humanitarian Crisis. She also served as a Public Health Advisor with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Sharonjit is passionate about public health and international outreach. She has participated in multiple medical and public health missions in Honduras, Haiti, Cameroon, and Tanzania.

Ashley Bivins
Member at Large

Ashley Bivins, Pharm.D., MBA is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a 2011 graduate of UB/Towson University with a degree in business management. While at Maryland, she was a member of SNPhA, AMCP and Kappa Psi. Ashley served as Vice President of SNPhA from 2008-2009. Currently, Ashley is employed full time at CVS. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, knitting and crocheting, and participating in fitness activities.

  Hoai-An Truong
        Member at Large

Hoai-An Truong, PharmD, MPH is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Professional Affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy. Dr. Truong teaches medication management, public health, and professional development in several courses. His primary responsibilities include facilitating professional development seminars and opportunities for students, faculty and staff, coordinating residents’ teaching and certificate program, and leading the Eastern Shore Collaborative Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE) initiative. Additionally, Dr. Truong has been faculty/trainer for the American Pharmacists Association Medication Therapy Management national certificate program and trained over 450 pharmacists. Dr. Truong also provides medication management for underserved patients in an interprofessional collaborative model at Mercy Health Clinic, part of the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County.

Hoai-An received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and completed an APhA-ASHP accredited community pharmacy practice residency. He obtained his Master of Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After his post-graduate training, Dr. Truong was clinical coordinator/pharmacist at Happy Harry’s Patient Care Center, followed by serving as Assistant then Acting Executive Director of the Experiential Learning Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Truong has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and presented numerous ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education programs and posters at state, national, and international conferences. He is co-editor and co-author of a book, The Pharmacist in Public Health: Education, Application, and Opportunities, published by the American Pharmacists Association in 2010. He currently serves as chair of the Public Health SIG of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and president of the Maryland Public Health Association. He has served as co-chair of Professional Development Committee and trustee of the Maryland Pharmacists Association for 8 years during which he co-organized three Medication Therapy Management summits involving state and national stakeholders. He is also past president of the Alumni Association of his alma mater. Hoai-An received the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2005 and the Life-saving Patient Safety Team PCC Award from the Health Resources and Service Administration in 2012. He was inducted into the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, and the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. Most importantly, he enjoys swimming and traveling and resides with his wife Tanya and two daughters Angelina and Catalina.

Personal Quote:

See not just with your eyes, but your heart. Care not just with your mind, but you open hands.       Jason Noel
      Member at Large

Dr. Jason Noel received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy (B.S.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees at Rutgers University College of Pharmacy.  He completed a residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  He then joined the faculty at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  His clinical practice focus is  in mental health and developmental disabilities.  He teaches therapeutics of psychiatric and neurologic disorders in Maryland Pharm.D. and Nursing programs as well as to audiences of training and practicing clinicians, including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and social workers.  He is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and serves as the Administrator for the School’s ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Program.


      Jermaine Smith
      Member at Large

Bio coming soon.


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