Power to End Stroke Chair
Charnesa Tutwiler is currently a 4th year pharmacy student at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy located in Memphis, TN. Before pharmacy school, she attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she received her B.S in Chemistry with a minor in Biology. While attending Xavier University of Louisiana, she was also initiated into the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in which she was involved in several community service initiatives. Her love for pharmacy grew when she was granted the opportunity to do research in the Chemistry Department centered around breast cancer therapy and CYP enzymes.
Given that campus and community service was a part of the university culture in Charnesa’s undergrad, staying involved while in pharmacy school was a no brainer. She remembers sitting in P1 orientation and observing extremely passionate upperclassmen talk about SNPhA’s mission of serving the underserved. At that point, she knew SNPhA was the organization for her and couldn’t wait to be a part of the SNPhAM!
Since becoming a member of SNPhA in 2015, she has served as the P1 Historian, Social Chair, and Vice President of the Memphis Campus. Outside of SNPhA, Charnesa is involved in other organizations including the Black Student Association where she served as the College of Pharmacy Representative. In addition, she is also involved in the IMHOTEP Campus Leadership Society, APHA/ASP, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Christian Pharmaceutical Fellowship International (CPFI), and also served on the Pharmacy Weekend Planning Committee her P1 and P2 year.
In her spare time, Charnesa enjoys online shopping, watching Netflix, browsing on Pinterest, going to the gym, and traveling with friends. Moreover, for the past three years, she served as the volunteer cheerleading coach for a local elementary school in the Memphis area which she also enjoyed.
Charnesa is very honored to serve as the Power to End Stroke Chair this upcoming year. As John Maxwell says, “Doing the wrong thing daily, compounds over time” which holds true when maintaining cardiovascular health. She looks forward to continuing the promotion of living with a healthy heart and collaborating with other national initiative chairs, local SNPhA Chapters and National Organizations to bring awareness to our communities to show that there is Strength in Purpose.