Mental Health Chair
Ruth Aminu is a fourth year pharmacy student with a minor in business administration at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy located in Ada, OH. She began her journey with SNPhA as a young inquisitive first year pre-pharmacy student. During that time, she quickly noticed the passion that resonated within her SNPhA peers and caught the SNPhA bug. From then on, she became an active member participating in community outreach and attending national conferences. The unique opportunity SNPhA gave her to connect with her community was unmatched by any other organization she was a part of. Joining an organization whose mission is to serve the underserved fell right in line with what she felt her purpose was as a future pharmacist.
During her time with Ohio Northern University’s Chapter, she served as the National Projects Chair and Vice President. Through her innovative thinking and business mindedness, her chapter was awarded Regional Finalists for the Prescription For Service Award for two consecutive years. Working with Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club to bring new services and new outreaches to her small, rural college town has been a very rewarding experience for her.
Aside from her active SNPhA roles, she has served as a teaching assistant at her University’s compounding lab and college of pharmacy representative at the University’s student senate. She has also enjoyed helping cultivate Ohio Northern’s multicultural department. She served as the Vice President of the Black Student Union, was an international student mentor, and secretary of multicultural affairs. In her spare time, Ruth loves to make pretty much any breakfast food (French toast, crepes, pancakes, etc.) and watch psychological thrillers. She also loves to travel and hopes to one-day visit the beautiful Santorini, Greece.
Ruth is honored to serve as the inaugural chair for this position. Her goals are to implement a strong foundation, paving the way for SNPhA’s future leaders. Her first order of business will be to provide resources and guidance for each SNPhA chapter to have their own Mental Health chair. Collaboration with national and state level mental health organizations is also a goal of Ruth’s. As she begins this endeavor, she hopes each SNPhA member will join her in Connecting the P.I.E.C.E.S. to strengthen the mental well being of the communities we serve.