Jane Fadesere has over 16 years of experience as a community pharmacist. She has practiced pharmacy in Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, Louisiana and currently in Texas. She has experience in various pharmacy settings including pain management, medical supplies, independent pharmacy, and chain pharmacy. Jane practices medication safety on a daily basis, ensuring that patients receive the right medications and dosages.
Jane obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University, Washington DC. She also has a dual MBA/MPH earned from Benedictine University, Lisle IL. She is currently a staff pharmacist with CVS Pharmacy.
Her interest in public health started while she was in pharmacy school. In this episode, she discusses some of the opportunities that exist for the role of the pharmacist in public health. She talks about her strong desire to help educate and empower underserved and underinsured populations, especially those who suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Jane refers to herself as a “volunteer junkie” and has served as a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) since 2010, as well as several other organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of Minority Women Pharmacists Association, Inc. (MWPA). MWPA became incorporated in 2018 and part of their mission is to enhance the presence of minority women in the healthcare industry, provide service to their communities, and to support each other.
The American Public Health Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists have issued statements on the Role of pharmacists in Public Health. Some examples include
Disease prevention and medication safety
Substance Abuse Prevention, education and treatment
Research and Training
Advocating for sound legislation and Public Policy (Jane participated in legislation on Feb 26th of 2019)
Jane would like to connect with persons that have a similar vision and interests. She says it would be nice to collaborate on a joint effort to make our communities healthier. Public health is multi-faceted, she is open to learning from other public health professionals
For more information about MWPA, please visit www.womenpharmacists.org We would love for non-pharmacists to support our mission.
Jane has an article on LinkedIn about meal planning where she shares her personal journey