May 12, 2023

We are thrilled to announce twelve (12) U-M College of Pharmacy alumni were elected by fellow classmates to represent them on the College’s Alumni Society Board of Governors. These individuals will serve a three-year term, with the opportunity to run again. 

The roles of the Board are to foster communication between the College and its alumni, to take leadership roles in College activities, and to offer counsel to assure that the College’s traditions of excellence remain intact.

Newly elected members:


Ahmad Alrawi, PharmD'04

Position Title: SVP, Corporate Strategy
Organization/Employer: Commense Bio (formerly Switch Bio)  
Resides in: Boston, MA


Margo Bowman, PharmD'12

Position Title: Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Organization/Employer: Corewell Health West (formerly Spectrum Health)
Resides in: Zeeland, MI

Megan Cadiz, PharmD'10

Position Title: Residency Program Manager
Organization/Employer: Michigan Medicine
Resides in: Rochester, MI

Jamie Connarn, PhD'15

Position Title: Principal Scientist
Organization/Employer: Amgen
Resides in: Ferndale, MI

Christine Cuthbertson, PhD'20

Position Title: Technical Writer II
Organization/Employer: Cayman Chemical
Resides in: Canton, MI

Justin Gatwood, PhD'14

Position Title: Director, US Health Outcomes
Organization/Employer: GlaxoSmithKline
Resides in: Nashville, TN

Morgan Giles, PhD'18

Position Title: Associate Principal Scientist
Organization/Employer: Merck & Co.
Resides in: Weehawken, NJ

J. Max Mazzara, PhD'18

Position Title: Principal Scientist
Organization/Employer: Zoetis
Resides in: Kalamazoo, MI

Barima Opong-Owusu, PharmD'11

Position Title: Field Medical Director - Rare Disease
Organization/Employer: Pfizer
Resides in: Novi, MI

Paru Patel, PharmD'91

Position Title: Independent Health System Consultant
Organization/Employer: Self Employed
Resides in: Plymouth, MI

Omonye Phillips, PharmD'11

Position Title: Divisional Vice-President of Operations
Organization/Employer: Rite Aid Corporation
Resides in: Culver City, CA

Shea VanVuuren, PharmD'97

Position Title: Pharmacist in Charge
Organization/Employer: Chelsea Care Pharmacy (Trinity Health)
Resides in: Manchester, MI

We thank the following departing members for their years of service to the Board:
  • Dr. Ryan Foster, PharmD'05
  • Dr. Jenna Holzhausen, PharmD'10
  • Dr. Kiela Samuels, PharmD'87

For more information on how you can become a member of the College’s Alumni Society Board of Governors, visit: