Zakia A.W. McManus, PharmD
Dr. Zakia McManus is a 2007 graduate of Hampton University School of Pharmacy in Hampton, Virginia. After completing her degree, Dr. McManus embarked on a career as an Inpatient Pharmacist with an emphasis on Critical Care at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She then relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and continued her career in Community Pharmacy as a Retail Pharmacy Manager, while training to become a field management pharmacy supervisor, before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham area.
Dr. McManus’s background in both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy has given her a unique perspective of the pharmacy profession and is aware that there is much that needs to be acknowledged and pursued to aid women pharmacists in advancing their professional careers. She has always had a drive and passion to advocate for pharmacists, and is excited to take on the position of National President of the Minority Women’s Pharmacists Association.
In her spare time, Dr. McManus is an avid gamer, cook, and gardener. Dr. McManus currently resides in Apex, North Carolina, with her husband of 6 years and their 3 year old son.
Dr. McManus can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Azubuike, PharmD
Dr. Victoria Azubuike has been a member of the Minority Women in Pharmacy group for about 4 years. Since joining, she has been active in the MWPA Houston chapter, participating in projects like American Diabetes Association race for the cure, meetings and other organized social events.
Dr. Azubuike was born in Huntsville, Alabama and grew up in Nigeria, West Africa and The United States of America. She graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Alabama A&M University and later earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2010. Since graduating Dr. Azubuike has worked in the retail, hospital and industry aspects of Pharmacy.
Some of Dr. Azubuike’s hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, travelling and engaging in outdoor adventures. She resides in the Houston, Texas area with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Azubuike is excited and looks forward to serving on the executive board as we strive to empower minority women and move the field of pharmacy forward together.
Dr. Azubuike can be reached at email@example.com.
Anuolu Bank-Oni, PharmD, CDE, BCGP
Dr. Anuolu Bank-Oni is the Principal Medical Writer and Consultant at Pharmécrit, where she specializes in creating medical education literature for professional and public audiences. A Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from the University at Buffalo in New York, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.
Dr. Bank-Oni has held various clinical, development, and advisory positions in the healthcare industry. She has precepted 4th year pharmacy students and facilitated discussions to encourage interprofessional collaboration among students at the University of Toronto. She currently serves in the admissions department of two renowned universities, and in several capacities at the Board of Pharmacy in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Bank-Oni has been a member of the Minority Women Pharmacists Association for over 4 years. Since joining, she has been a dedicated member, participating in group activities and various association assignments.
Dr. Bank-Oni lives in Toronto, Canada. When not working, she enjoys yoga and organizing dinner parties.
Dr. Bank-Oni can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evon Anukam, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, BCPS
Dr. Evon Anukam is a 2001 graduate of the University of Washington School Of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she started working for Providence Health & Services as a clinical pharmacist, a position she has held, although with numerous changes and increased responsibilities, till this day.
Dr. Anukam immigrated to the United States from Nigeria post high school. From her humble beginnings, she saw the need to create an avenue for those with limited or no health care access to have a shot at good health. She received additional degrees in public health with specialties in Epidemiology and Global/Community Health. In 2008, Dr. Anukam founded a humanitarian organization called Team Africa Mission International whose mission is to promote health and sustain the lives of the less privileged in select West African communities.
Dr. Anukam has organized and led up to 10 medical missions in Ghana and Nigeria organizing a team of 46 healthcare providers from the US and the UK. A certified travel health and immunization provider, Dr. Anukam also volunteers in quarterly health fair/immunization clinics in various local Oregon communities. Dr. Anukam precepts both pharmacy and medical residents and is currently an associate professor of Global Health currently. She serves as a governor appointed committee member of Oregon Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary.
Dr. Anukam is happily married with 3 grown college children. In her spare time, she enjoys good parties, cooking and sewing.
Dr. Anukam can be reached at email@example.com.