Member since 2012
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I am a native Tennessean raised in Greenbriar, Tennessee; a rual area 30 miles north of Nashville. I have lived in various states, and several foreign countries including New Zealand, Germany, and Mexico. I am married to Vincent Lazuka and we live in Oviedo with our 4 rascally, rescued cats. We are both active members of Oviedo First Baptist Church and serve in several ministries.
As a graduate of Mercer University, where I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree, I had the opportunity to serve as the ambassador to New Zealand to study and observe a form of socialized medicine; a path this country does not want to travel. Also, I interned at the C.R.I.T Indian Reservation in Parker Arizona under the auspice of Indian Health Services (IHS). I am the recipient of the Roche Pharmacy Communication Award, was the 3rd runner up in the National Patient Counseling Competition (1990), and served as President of Phi Lamda Sigma 1990-1991.
Pharmacy Related Activities
Currently, I am the owner, along with my husband, of Hometown Old Country Pharmacy, in Winter Park. This is a closed door pharmacy, not open to the public that serves group homes, ALF's; ICF's -DD. We currently have a staff of 7, all of whom are members of the Central Florida Pharmacy Association and 3 of which are members of FPA. I have served as the Secretary and C.E. Co-ordinator of the CFPA since 2010. I hold a Florida pharmacy license and consultant license. I have served on the Pre-Med Advisory Board for UNF, and currently partner with Fortis and Concord Colleges to guide pharmacy technicians into the field of pharmacy by providing an intern location for their internship hours.I have enjoyed 2 stints of employment with Walgreen Corporation as a staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Daytona. With Eli Lilly and Company, as a sales rep I covered the Jacksonville division for neuroscience, from St. Simons Island, Georgia to Green Cove Springs, Fl.
I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve the Florida Pharmacy Association in the capacity as Director or Region 4, as I consider it a privilege to be a pharmacist and to serve our profession.