Darryl Lewis is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and is currently a 3rdyear Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (UNC) located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Prior to attending pharmacy school, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Spanish from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina. During his time at NCCU he was a recipient of the BRITE Scholarship and was selected as the Roy Darlington Fellow at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU). It was at OSU where Darryl was first exposed to SNPhA and discovered how much the organization aligned with his desires to serve the underserved. SNPhA was the first organization he joined on the campus of UNC upon starting his student pharmacist career. His passion for SNPhA led to his appointment to be the Recruitment and Social Chair for his local chapter of SNPhA. Darryl decided to get involved on the national level early as he was elected National President Elect during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Darryl is an active member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. where he currently serves on the alumni and rush committees for the Beta Xi Chapter. In addition to Kappa Psi, Darryl is also an active member of the Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), Recruitment Ambassador Program (RAP) for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) Clinic. In addition, he was initiated into the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and is currently an active member in the Beta Theta Lambda Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he serves on the Wellness Committee. Darryl’s hobbies include playing the guitar, playing basketball, and cooking.
As the National President, Darryl is committed to carrying out his presidential theme of "Connecting the P.I.E.C.E.S.” and focusing the organization’s efforts on Patients, Inclusion, Empowerment, Community, Education and Service. Darryl encourages the membership to work hard to achieve all of their goals and to understand the impact they can have as they help us to connect the pieces.