Foundation

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 Lindsey

Foundation President

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.

Dyan Duff

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.

Kristin Fish

Foundation Treasurer

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.

Sandy Hughes

Foundation Trustee

Elena Santayana

Foundation Trustee

Foundation Trustee Elena Santayana (Mazziotta) was initiated into the Alpha Omega Chapter at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy at St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2005.

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Upon graduation in 2007, Elena completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida and a PGY-2 Critical Care residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. Following residency training, Elena was a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Critical Care specializing in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care at the University of Chicago Medical Center until September 2012. Currently, Elena lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and son and is enjoying being a full-time wife and mother.

Elena’s leadership positions within the Alpha Omega Chapter included President and Alumni Liaison. Nationally, Elena has served on Grand Council as Secretary (2007-2009), Vice-President of Alumni Development (2009-2011) and Vice-President of Financial Development (2011-2015). She is presently serving as a Trustee for the Kappa Epsilon Foundation.

Elena enjoys music, traveling, spending time with family and friends and cooking and entertaining.

Alissa Lockwood

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!

Sara Snow

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

Foundation Trustee

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.

Kathy Nguyen

Foundation Trustee

Foundation Trustee Kathy Nguyen is originally from Falls Church, VA, a suburb of Washington DC.  She was initiated into the Tau Chapter at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, VA in 2010.  Kathy received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2009. Upon graduating in 2013, she was a staff pharmacist and pharmacist in charge for CVS Pharmacy in Arlington, VA. She later went on to the Mirixa Corporation as an MTM pharmacist. Kathy currently works in Medical Information with Envoy Health, a subsidiary of Diplomat Pharmacy. 
Kathy attended her first Kappa Epsilon National Convention in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ, serving as a delegate for the Tau Chapter. She was elected to Grand Council in 2013 in Richmond, VA as Vice President of Communications and re-elected to the same position in 2015 in Orlando, FL. 
In her free time, Kathy runs an online boutique featuring custom pharmacy and medical gifts. She also enjoys Virginia Tech Football and hanging out with her dogs, Bella and Chloe. 

Foundation Goals

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Education & Research

Sponsor and promote educational programs and research projects in the field of pharmacy

Continuing Education

Promote and support continuing education programs for alumni

Scholarship & Character

Promote the scholarship, character and morality of collegiates by providing educational advantages

Intellectual Excellence

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