Region II Facilitator
Chantley Thomas was born and reared in Union County, New Jersey. She attended and studied Pre-Pharmacy at Ithaca College, located in Ithaca, New York. At Ithaca, she was a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar which is a “dynamic learning community, developing future leaders and global citizens who are committed to promoting King’s legacy of social justice and quality in their personal and professional lives, engaging in public services, building bridges to other communities, and educating others with their international perspective.”
Dr. King inspired her to pursue a career in pharmacy when he said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Pharmacists are the most accessible health care professionals, and they play a critical role in reducing health inequalities; they are uniquely positioned to provide expertise in medication use, while addressing both the public health and social care needs of a patient.
Currently, Chantley is a fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at Campbell University located in Buies Creek, North Carolina. She served on the National Remember the Ribbon Subcommittee, President-Elect, and President in the SNPhA chapter at Campbell. During her presidency she was able to lead her Chapter to be selected as a Top 3 finalist for the Medium Size CIC Chapter Excellence Award at the 2019 SNPhA National Convention in Houston, Texas.
Chantley is passionate about connecting with people from different cultures. This is something she has had the joy of experiencing through international medical mobile clinics in Haiti, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Ghana; there she worked with a diverse healthcare team in the most vulnerable communities providing medical care and conducting community health assessments. In an effort to communicate with people from different cultures, she learned to speak Spanish and Haitian Creole.
In her spare time, Chantley can be found listening to audiobooks by her favorite authors John Maxwell and Stephen Covey or burning off visceral fat at a 60 minute Body Pump fitness class!
Chantley is honored to serve as the 2019 - 2020 Region II Facilitator, and is excited to assist chapters in accomplishing their goals, facilitating growth, building new relationships and leaving an eternal legacy. A L.E.G.A.C.Y is all about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. Chantley is excited to help galvanize chapters into planting seeds that will grow in springs they may not see.