Darryl Lewis is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and is currently a 4th year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (UNC) located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Prior to attending pharmacy school, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Spanish from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina. During his time at NCCU he was a recipient of the BRITE Scholarship and was selected as the Roy Darlington Fellow at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (OSU). It was at OSU where Darryl was first exposed to SNPhA and discovered how much the organization aligned with his desires to serve the underserved. SNPhA was the first organization he joined on the campus of UNC upon starting his student pharmacist career. His passion for SNPhA led to his appointment to be the Recruitment and Social Chair for his local chapter.
Darryl is an active member of a number of organizations including Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), and Recruitment Ambassador Program (RAP) for the UNC School of Pharmacy. In addition, he was initiated into the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and is currently an active member in the Beta Theta Lambda Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he serves on the Wellness Committee. Darryl’s hobbies include playing the guitar, playing basketball, and photography.
Darryl served as the 2017 – 2018 SNPhA National President where he challenged SNPhA to “Connect the P.I.E.C.E.S.” The presidential theme centered around six pillars, which included patients, inclusion, empowerment, community, education, and service. This year Darryl looks forward to serving as the National Executive Chairman with an opportunity to advice the incoming National Executive Board as the organization pursues “Strength in Purpose.” Darryl encourages the membership to work hard to achieve all their goals and to understand that one’s circumstance does not have to determine their destiny. Obstacles are only opportunities and success is available for the taking.