Region V Facilitator
Bobby Green is a fourth-year Pharm.D./MPH candidate at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy located in Birmingham, Alabama. Hailing from Huntsville, Alabama, he attended the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry with the desire to be in the healthcare field. While at Montevallo, Bobby played collegiate soccer for two years until he transferred home to Huntsville due to multiple sports related injuries.
Back in Huntsville, Bobby found himself involved in a locally owned fine dining restaurant called Mezza Luna. He worked his way up the ladder beginning with server, then bartender, bar manager, assistant manager, general manager, and ultimately becoming part owner and ChiefOperations Officer of Mezza Luna. As COO of Mezza Luna, Bobby worked diligently to turn the restaurant into a multi-million dollar a year company by increasing productivity and efficiency all while increasing profits and customer satisfaction. While he enjoyed being in the restaurant industry, Bobby knew that his heart belonged in healthcare. At age 29, he sold his stock and returned to school to earn a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He finished his degree in a year and a half, graduating magna cum laude.
Bobby has been involved with SNPhA from the moment he had an opportunity to join an organization. The organization’s mission of serving the underserved truly spoke to him and he knew he wanted to be involved with SNPhA as much as possible. Bobby was appointed as a P1 Liaison his P1 year where he was able to have a firsthand look on the executive committee process. Additionally, he was able to take part in planning the Region I/II Conference hosted in Birmingham with the theme “Keys to the Magic City”. He was voted in as the President-Elect for his P2 year. During his P3 year as President, Bobby helped to almost double Samford’s membership going from 85 to 158 members. His highlight event of the year was a city-wide health screening called BHAM: Birmingham Healthcare Access Movement. This health screening took place at 8 different locations throughout the city in underserved communities, served almost 800 patients, with almost 200 volunteers from 8 different healthcare professions: Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Dental, PA, PT, Dietetics, and Social Work. Bobby has made the most of his time at Samford by being involved in leadership in many other organizations. This past spring, he was inducted into the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Fraternity and was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award given out by the U.S. Public Health Services. Upon graduation, he hopes to be accepted into a residency program and eventually work as an Infectious Disease Pharmacist. Bobby is marrying his girlfriend/fiancé of 8 years in June 2020.
Bobby is extremely ecstatic to serve as the 2019-2020 SNPhA Region V Facilitator. He knew that he wanted to continue being involved in an organization that means so much to the patients they serve, and he is excited to work alongside the leaders from the West Coast. By utilizing his past experiences, Bobby is looking forward to helping increase chapter sizes, charter new chapters, and encourage all students he comes across to help build their own LEGACY by serving the underserved communities around them!