The Genesis Board was established by Dean Donald Letendre in 2014 to complement the programs and professional development students receive while attending the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. The mission of the Genesis Board is to provide opportunities that enhance the student experience and facilitate student success.
Farah Towfic, Chair
Farah Towfic, '11 PharmD, MBA, is director of CEO operations for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in Rockville, Maryland.
Emily Vyverberg, Vice-Chair
Emily Vyverberg, '09 PharmD, is an assistant professor at the University of Dubuque in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program.
Kristen Peterson, Communications Manager
Kristen Peterson, '17 PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist in the multiple myeloma clinic at Duke Blood Cancer Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Eddy Airiohuodion, '17 PharmD, is a Nigerian-American pharmacist and entrepreneur. He is currently the director of operations at Chalice Pharmaceuticals.
Samm Anderegg, '11 PharmD, MS, is co-founder and chief executive officer at DocStation in Austin, Texas.
Brianne Bakken, '15 PharmD, '17 R, '17 MHA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has an administrative practice site at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Brett Barker, '08 PharmD, BCPS is the vice president of operations for NuCara Management Group.
Christina (Gaard) Baumgart, '11 PharmD, '11 MPH, is a clinical patient-aligned care team pharmacy specialist for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Andrew Berg, '12 PharmD, '12 BBA, is cofounder and CEO of Audaire Health.
Justin Carr, '13 PharmD, is a pharmacist for the California Department of Corrections at Salinas Valley State Prison.
Sara Dempsey, '13 PharmD, is a clinical pharmacy director at San Angelo State Supported Living Center.
Elisabeth Donahey, '10 PharmD, is the neurology senior content management consultant for the clinical effectiveness team at Wolters Kluwer.
Mohammed Fredericks, '19 MS, '20 PharmD, '22 MHA, serves as the pharmacy manager at Mercy Hospital, an adjunct assistant professor at the UI College of Pharmacy, and an adjunct professor at the UI College of Public Health in Iowa City,
Brandon Gerleman, ’13 BA, ’17 PharmD, is a senior manager and clinical pharmacist on the Pharmacy of the Future - Clinical Solution Team at Cardinal Health.
Aaron McDonough, ’21 PharmD, is a co-owner and chief innovation officer of Towncrest Pharmacy Corporation located in Iowa City, Solon, New Hampton, Belle Plaine, Van Horne, and Marengo, Iowa.
Brandon Patterson, '13 PhD, is director, Global Compound Market Access Leader at Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Ann Schwemm, '09 PharmD, '09 MPH, is a clinical product and content specialist manager at Flatiron Health, Inc., a cancer technology company.
Matthew Stahl, '21 PharmD, is the founder of Steel Therapeutics, a company that obtains FDA approval of compounded products.
Dayton Trent, '19 PharmD, is a retail pharmacist for Walgreen Co.
Joanne Reiland Wakeman
Joanne Reiland Wakeman, '02 BS, '09 PhD, Wakeman is an associate director, Regulatory Affairs CMC at AbbVie.
Pamela Wong Wiltfang, '12 PharmD, '12 MPH, '08 BA, CHES, is the director of clinical services & innovative practice, for NuCara Pharmacy. She also teaches at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
Matthew Witry, '08 PharmD, '13 PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.