Who We Are:
The Kansas New Practitioners Network (KNPN) consists of KPhA members who have earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree within the last five years.
To engage recent graduates during the transition from student pharmacist to practitioner by promoting peer networking, professional development, and political advocacy in Kansas.
KNPN Executive Committee
Ashley is a community pharmacist at El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy in El Dorado, KS. She graduated from KU School of Pharmacy in 2014. Ashley currently serves as a New Practitioner Mentor to the students of the Wichita Campus APhA-ASP Chapter. She is currently on the United Way of El Dorado Board and enjoys being active in her community. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys watching baseball and spending time with her dog, Lily.
Vice Chair: Erin Graham, PharmD
Photo and Biography - coming soon.
Committee Member: Nick Schulte, PharmD
Committee Member: Amanda Cather, PharmD
Amanda graduated from KU School of Pharmacy in 2015. She is currently a community pharmacist at Irwin Potter Drug in Anthony, KS. Irwin Potter Drug is an independent community pharmacy that has many extra services including filling monthly cycle for many long term care facilities, compounding, MTM and is currently working to get an immunization program started. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys watching college football and basketball as well as spending time out in the country with her husband and their Miniature Australian Shepherd, Dally, on their family farm.
Committee Member: Frank Fanizza, PharmD
Frank is currently a PGY1 Community Practice Resident with Balls Food Stores and the University of Kansas. He currently practices at Hen House Pharmacy in Olathe, KS, and provides immunizations, point of care testing, and employee wellness programs. Frank graduated in 2016 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. In his spare time, Frank enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and watching his Tar Heels. If needed, Frank can always be reached at his email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Liaison: Christina Yuan, PharmD Candidate 2017
Christina is a 4th year pharmacy student and hopes to influence patient care on a large scale with managed care pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics, and industry marketing strategies. Previously, Christina was the President of KU School of Pharmacy APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists.
Who should attend: all KU student pharmacists are welcome!
Who should attend: all KU student pharmacists & KNPN members
The Kansas New Practitioners Network (KNPN) invites all KPhA members to participate in the March Madness Bracket Challenge every Spring! The winner of the challenge wins a FREE KPhA Annual Meeting & Trade Show registration this year. The annual meeting is held in the September each year. Brackets can be created until the games begin.
Please share your contact information with us HERE.
You will be contacted when volunteers are needed for events in your area.
Join us for a KNPN social event! These are great opportunities to network.