New Practitioner Experience (NPX) Committee

What is NPX Committee?

NPX is an automatic and free, Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) member benefit that provides leadership, advocacy, networking and practice development opportunities to pharmacists in their first 7 years of practice. Not a member? Not a problem. 

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To be the launch pad for all new practitioners to achieve personal and professional growth and success.


The mission of the OPA New Practitioner Experience (NPX) Committee is to serve as a catalyst for the transition from student to pharmacist by providing new practitioners the opportunity to achieve personal and professional growth and success. This will be accomplished through leadership, advocacy, networking and practice development opportunities.


NPX Advisory Team 2022-2023



Nira Kadakia, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Pharmacy Practice at University of Findlay College of Pharmacy



Megan Stephan Hull, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at OhioHealth Grant Family Medicine Residency Clinic




Morgan Behan, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at UC Health



Kay Hoopes, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center



Korie Maryo, PharmD
Outpatient Pharmacist at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center


Launchpad Coordinator

Launchpad Coordinator

Rebecca Lahrman, PharmD
Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy; Pharmacist at Shrivers Pharmacy and Wellness


Emerging Pharmacy Leaders Conference: January 15, 2022

OPA hosts the Emerging Pharmacy Leaders Conference every two years to identify emerging leaders, enhance leadership skills of the participants, and provide motivation to seek greater awareness and involvement in issues confronting the profession and healthcare. ELC 2020 1OPA officers, new practitioners and staff share their insights on the value of actively participating in professional associations. Nearly one-third of the previous attendees have later served leadership positions with OPA as officers and committee chairs, with 10 having served as President! Approximately three contact hours of CPE will be provided. Attendees are nominated by individuals who identified leadership qualities.

Following the Conference, a networking event will be sponsored by NPX. Details coming soon!


NPX Lunch + Learns

Join NPX for our monthly Lunch + Learn on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. No registration necessary, just watch your inbox the 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Zoom link!

Interested in presenting a Lunch + Learn, NPX wants YOU! Email Megan Rees at [email protected].

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NPX New Practitioner Member Highlight

Complete the Ohio Pharmacists Association New Practitioner Experience (OPA NPX) Member Highlight Survey for a future social media feature. Be sure to follow OPA on social media!

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Mackenzie's advice for new practitioners: "I always felt like I was never ready to do the next thing- to be on my own, to be a manager- trust your training and use your resources. School and rotations have prepared you for the workforce and you will learn more with the more experiences you have. Never be afraid to say you need to double check or ask for help. Other pharmacists are willing to help and answer your questions. Pass that help you've been shown along the way to other new practitioners."

NPX Launchpad Newsletter

Help us write the next newsletter! Articles may be submitted for Practitioner Profile, Ohio Days or A Taste of Our Kitchen. Have an idea for another article relevant to new practitioners?  Sign up today!

You can submit that as well! Articles should be submitted in a Word document to Rebecca Lahrman at [email protected]. Photographs for articles should be submitted separately for higher quality. Thank you!

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