Kappa Epsilon Foundation
The purpose of the Kappa Epsilon Foundation is to establish, foster, and promote scholarships, educational programs and research projects in the field of pharmacy.
The Foundation provides funding for the Zada M. Cooper Scholarships and the Linda Rodgers Memorial Award. In addition, Educational Grants may be requested through the Foundation to provide individual Kappa Epsilon Members or Chapters incentive money for the implementation of innovative projects in the profession of pharmacy.
The KE Foundation has awarded the Zada M. Cooper Scholarship to more than 350 aspiring collegiates, recognized many exemplary collegiates and alums through the Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Award, bestowed several grants to collegiate and alumni chapters, underwritten educational programming at biennial conventions and the Fraternity’s website, awarded book scholarships and enhanced and strengthened mentoring roles.
During the National Conventions of the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, a Foundation Luncheon is held offering the opportunity to publicly recognize the Alumni and Chapters for their contributions and generous support that furthered the work of the Kappa Epsilon Foundation. Various levels of giving are recognized during the Foundation Luncheon.
The Kappa Epsilon Foundation was incorporated in Indiana on May 21, 1992, and received its final public charity status, as a 501(c)(3) organization, from the Internal Revenue Service in 1997.
Foundation Officers & Trustees
Cameron C. Lindsey is the Director of Co-Curriculum and a tenured Professor at UMKC School of Pharmacy.
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She has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management since 2003, a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2009, and Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist since 2011. To assist patients, Dr. Lindsey has practiced in a wide array of settings. She recently completed her appointment housed at the Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC) with a joint appointment with the CCPHC and Rodgers Health. In her recent past, she had instituted clinical pharmacy services at the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center and continued to expand her patient outreach with a 14-year presence as director of the patient assistance program at the Shared Care Free Health Clinic of Jackson County until its closure in June 2014. She, along with a dedicated group of students, obtained donated medications from drug companies free of charge with contributions reaching close to $9 million.
Dr. Lindsey started her journey with KE when initiated into Omega in 1993. She served as chapter Treasurer for two years and Convention chapter collegiate delegate. She became Omega chapter advisor since 1999. She served on Grand Council as VP Collegiate from 2001-2003, the Convention Planning Committee 2001-2003, KE Foundation Trustee 2013-2015, KE Foundation Treasurer 2015-2017, and KE Foundation President 2017-2019. She has been recognized as the KE Chapter National Outstanding Advisor of the Year in 2007 and the KE Merck Vanguard Leadership in Pharmacy in 2011.
Foundation Vice President/Secretary
Originally, from North Plainfield, New Jersey, I traveled south and went to Pharmacy school in Atlanta at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1974.
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I was initiated into the Alpha Delta Chapter in 1974. I graduated in 1977 and married a Southerner and stayed In Atlanta. I worked retail, hospital, and community pharmacy, while raising two sons. Over the past 20 years, my work focus has been in behavioral health pharmacy in a hospital outside Atlanta.
When my oldest son, decided to attend my alma mater at Mercer and become a pharmacist, I reunited with Alpha Delta delegates and their advisor to attend KE’s 2007 National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. At Convention, I met several alumni and began an interest in attending the alumni’s cruises, held every other year. My involvement with KE has encouraged me to be a National Liaison. I have enjoyed serving as a National Liaison for the last seven years visiting collegiate chapters and college campuses.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and being with family. I especially like to travel to Alaska to visit my granddaughter and look forward to return trips to New Jersey, where family still resides. Enjoy meeting people, which KE has helped me further develop. Other interests include watching college football, pro football and movies, and swimming and walking.
Foundation Treasurer Kristin Fish is from a small town in Southeast Missouri. She was initiated in the Omega Chapter at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2006.
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She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from UMKC in 2010. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Criminal Justice at the Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. Upon graduation from UMKC, Kristin completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Following residency training, Kristin has worked as a clinical staff pharmacist at the University of Missouri Healthcare Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri since September of 2011. Currently, Kristin lives in Columbia Missouri.
Kristin’s leadership positions with the Omega Chapter included serving as Treasurer, President, Webmaster and Chaplain. Nationally, she has served as National Project Chair (2009-2011), Alumni-at-Large Delegate (2009), and Omega Chapter Delegate (2011)
Kristin enjoys running, traveling, Celine Dion concerts, and spending time with family and friends. Kristin has also participated on seven medical mission trips to Falmouth, Jamaica serving as the team’s pharmacist. She has completed 24 half marathons and 2 marathons over the last 4 years.
She is presently serving as a Treasurer for the Kappa Epsilon Foundation during the 2017-2019 Biennium.
Laura and her husband live in Kansas City, Missouri. She is an Outcomes Liaison Associate Director for the Primary Care Division of Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2001 and participated in a Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research fellowship with Thomas Jefferson University. Out of her fellowship Laura joined the Pharmaceutical industry. She has as worked in various field based medical affairs roles, with increasing levels of responsibility, for over 17 years. She has experience bringing 10 new investigational products to market, playing a pivotal role in the pre and post launch activities.
While at the University of Kansas, Laura was a member of the Mu Chapter of Kappa Epsilon. She served as Mu chapter President 1999-2000. Laura was elected as Vice President of Membership and served on Grand Council from 2000-2002. Laura is a member of the Greater Kansas City Alumni Chapter.
Laura enjoys gardening, practicing yoga and is learning how to quilt. She and her husband enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and hiking. Laura plans on hiking the Camino Santiago in 2020.
Gay Dodson is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Gay worked as a community pharmacist in the Dallas area for 13 years. While working as a community pharmacist, she was an active member of the local, state, and national pharmacy associations.
Gay has retired from her employment with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy on December 1, 2017. She began her employment with the agency in November 1982 by serving for 2 years as Field Compliance Officer in the Houston Area, 3 years as Senior Compliance Officer in the Austin office, and almost 10 years as Director of Compliance. On June 28, 1997 she was appointed as Executive Director/Secretary of the Board. In her position as Executive Director, Gay served as the chief executive officer of the agency and an ex-officio member and secretary of the Board of Pharmacy. She also served as the District 6 Representative to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Executive Committee from 2016 to 2017.
Her awards and recognitions include: 2013 Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award; 2012 State Agency Council to the Governor’s Commission for Women, Outstanding Women in Texas Government; 2010 Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists’ Distinguished Service Award; 2007 National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award; 2006 Texas Pharmacy Association’s Distinguished Service Award; 2000 University of Texas College of Pharmacy William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award; 1997, Recognition Award from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists in “ recognition of her commitment, leadership, and dedication in advancing the practice for pharmacists and the patients they serve ,” 1993 award for Outstanding Service from the Texas Pharmacy Association; and the 1989 Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Leadership Award from Kappa Epsilon. She is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Texas Pharmacy Association, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Capitol Area Pharmacy Association, and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. She is currently serving as Chair of the Texas Health Professions Council. Ms. Dodson is also a Past-President of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association and is an active member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band (LHAB). As a member of LHAB, Ms. Dodson marched in the 2017 London New Year’s Day Parade and in 2019 participated with LHAB in two parades and 3 concerts during the 75thAnniversary of D-Day in Normandy and Paris, France.
Trustee Ex Officio
Past President & Foundation Trustee Ex Officio Alissa Lockwood is originally from Denver, Colorado, but spent most of her youth in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS!!) and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 2007. Following pharmacy school, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 critical care specialty residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Alissa is currently the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas.
Alissa was initiated into the Alpha Delta chapter at Mercer University in 2004. She has served as pledge publicist, chapter social chair, and 1st vice president. Alissa was elected to serve on Grand Council as the Vice President of Membership Recruitment in 2005. She held the position of Vice President of Collegiate Development from 2007 until 2011, and was elected as the President-Elect at the 2011 National Convention.
Alissa enjoys sports, snowboarding, traveling, live music, socializing with friends, and spending time with family. She loves SEC football but will only cheer for the University of Tennessee Volunteers!
Trustee Ex Officio
Past President and Foundation Trustee Ex Officio Sara Snow was initiated as a member of the Alpha Chi Chapter at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA in 2007.
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She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 and Masters in Business Administration in 2009 from Shenandoah University. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2006. Sara currently resides in San Francisco, California, and works in Regulatory Affairs at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Her leadership roles in the Alpha Chi KE Chapter at Shenandoah University included Social Chair, SGA Representative, and Vice President. Nationally, she has served as a member of the KE National Project Committee and on Kappa Epsilon Grand Council as Vice President of Collegiate Development (2011-2013), President Elect (2013-2015), and currently as the Grand President (2015-2017).
In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling, exploring the Bay Area, and spending time with family and friends.
Donna Heffner is currently the Head of Product Strategy in the Global Product Development & Supply organization of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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I Prior to this, she was at Merck for 25 years where she held various positions of increasing responsibility in Quality, Technology, Procurement, Commercial, Product Development, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Product Strategy, and Business Development. Donna has a BS In Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (now the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia) and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Donna’s KE Career began at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science where she was initiated into Omicron chapter and served as Omicron chapter President for two years. She went on to serve at the national level by serving on Grand Council in two offices, serving as a Foundation Board member, co-chairing the National Convention in Philadelphia, and most recently, founding/leading the National Alumni Interest Committee. Donna has been the recipient of multiple KE awards, most notably the Zada Cooper scholarship, the Linda Rodgers award, and the Career Achievement Award.
Education & Research
Sponsor and promote educational programs and research projects in the field of pharmacy
Promote and support continuing education programs for alumni
Scholarship & Character
Promote the scholarship, character and morality of collegiates by providing educational advantages
Foster intellectual excellence through grants, fellowships, scholarship incentives and awards
Levels of Giving
Order of the Diamond
Contributions exceeding $5000
Order of the Pearl
Contributions of $1000-$5000
Order of the Scroll
Contributions of $101-$999
Order of the Rose
Contributions up to $100