Power to End Stroke Chair
Ciera N. Woodard is a fourth year PharmD candidate at Hampton University School of Pharmacy in Hampton, VA. She is originally from the great City of Oaks, Raleigh, North Carolina. Ciera originally began pharmacy school because of her passion for service and science. The idea of being the drug expert in interprofessional collaborative services intrigued her as she desired to know how drugs worked and what effects they cause in patients.
Ciera has been an active member in SNPhA since P1 year where she served as the P1 Liaison, Publicist, Chapter Delegate, and the Secretary of the Power to End Stroke Initiative. This organization truly aligned with why she desired to become a pharmacist which was to “serve the underserved” pushing her to become more involved as a student pharmacist. After attending almost every SNPhA regional and national conference during her pharmacy school career, Ciera knew she wanted to make a difference in the organization on a national level.
Outside of SNPhA, Ciera has been an extremely involved student pharmacist as she has served as APhA-ASP Chapter President and President-Elect, a charter member and Chaplain of the Zeta Psi Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated, a 2017 initiate in the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and so much more. Along with her many roles as an active student on campus, Ciera is also a pharmacy intern for both Walgreens Pharmacy and Riverside Regional Medical Center. She stands on the idea of servant leadership in every aspect of her pharmacy career. Although Ciera has a busy schedule, in her down time she enjoys writing poetry, walking trails, working out, cooking, and practicing yoga.
Ciera is extremely humbled and honored to serve as this year’s National Power to End Stroke Initiative Chair. Because of her personal experience with her father suffering from a stroke, Ciera was immediately drawn to this initiative as it gave hope for patients and caregivers all across the United States for support regarding stroke prevention and care. Ciera hopes to continue the legacy and engage patients in lifestyle modifications, signs and symptoms of stroke, and to get a better understanding of risk factors for this disease. Although much has changed this year, our journey continues and Ciera is excited to play a part.