Region I Facilitator
Chelsea Sumner is a third year pharmacy student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy located in Chapel Hill, NC. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Chelsea received her B.S in Clinical Research degree with minors in Biology and Spanish from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.
When she started pharmacy school, she wanted to join an organization that made her feel like a part of the family and SNPhA was that organization. She immediately felt at home and has been actively involved in community outreach, assisting with screening patients for chronic diseases and providing counseling for patients who do not have regular access to healthcare providers. Chelsea has a particular passion for serving the underserved after her participation in a pharmacy consult service within a dental clinic. It inspired her to encourage her classmates to develop a health intervention to provide educational materials for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and chronic pain to implement within a free dental clinic. Her passion for serving underserved populations stems from her parents’ teachings from her childhood to always give and help those who were unable to help themselves. She believes that together everyone can accomplish more and looks forward to carrying out this year’s theme of “Connecting the P.I.E.C.E.S.”
Chelsea enjoys spending time with friends and family and can be seen frequently traveling to visit them. Her favorite things including eating, sleeping, reading, and UNC basketball, #GoHeels! As the 2017-2018 Region I Facilitator, Chelsea is determined that her region will have the most fun and is excited to integrate the pieces of Patients, Inclusion, Empowerment, Community, Education, and Service. Her goals for this year include connecting with chapters through visits, open and clear communication, and serving as an advocate whenever needed. She knows that this will be an amazing year as we connect the pieces and encourage each other to carry out SNPhA’s mission of serving the underserved.