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

Now Accepting Applications for the NPX Advisory Team! NPX Advisory Team_Emerging Leaders


If you are within 7 years of graduation, your OPA membership gives you access to the New Practitioner Experience (NPX), which is a committee for all new practitioners to help you achieve personal and professional success.

NPX is currently looking for interested individuals to take active leadership roles on the NPX Advisory Team. There are two position openings: Vice-Chair and Member-at-Large. 

  • Vice-Chair is a two-year commitment that transitions to the role of Chair in year two. This individual will work closely with the Chair to guide the overall direction of the group.
  • Member-at-Large is a two-year term and this individual is responsible, along with the two other Members-at-Large, for representing the voice of the new practitioner members of the Ohio Pharmacists Association.

Apply TODAY!

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

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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 Photographs for articles should be submitted separately for higher quality. Thank you!

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