Legislative, Membership Benefits, and Immigration Chair
Ja’Miera Stuart was born and raised in the sunny city of Miami, Florida. Her interest in the pharmacy profession peaked in high school while completing her Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Pharmacy. Upon graduation, Ja’Miera chose to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, where she is currently a fourth-year student.
Ms. Stuart’s dedication to serving the underserved lead her to SNPhA. She was drawn to the Remember the Ribbon Initiative and was selected twice to represent SNPhA on their international mission trip. It was during the medical mission trip to Copan Ruinas, Honduras, that she solidified her long-term goal of working in an international role as a pharmacist. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to have networked with SNPhA and NPhA members, while she established long lasting friendships with the Copan Ruinas community and assisted in the triage and education of over 1,000 patients.
Ja’Miera comes to the National Board having served in various leadership capacities. She has served as the First Vice President and later the President of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity and the Historian of the FAMU Global Health Student Association. She also had the opportunity to serve as a Public Health Ambassador with the Leon County Department of Health, and as a mentor/ tutor to pharmacy students through the CARE program at FAMU. Through it all, Ja’Miera maintains a work-life balance by traveling, recreating DIY projects and watching the sunset on the beach.
Ja’Miera considers it an honor to be able to serve as the 2020-2021 National Legislative, Membership Benefits and Immigration Chair for SNPhA. She plans to utilize her platform to advocate for the profession of pharmacy, while empowering others to do the same. Even though we may be in unprecedented times much like the marathon, our journey continues.