Carmita A. Coleman, PharmD is the Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP).
Dr. Coleman holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of New Orleans, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from Xavier University of Louisiana, and has recently completed a Masters of Art in Administration with Distinction from the University of the Incarnate Word. Dr. Coleman completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.
In 1999, Dr. Coleman joined the faculty as Assistant Professor, and later Director of Continuing Professional Education, at Hampton University School of Pharmacy. There, she developed and taught a variety of courses, including the integrated components of Drug and Disease Management. She then went on to help establish a new school of pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, she joined as Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs and received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.
She currently serves as the National Executive Director for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), the nation’s premier professional organization for minority pharmacists. She has held this position since 2006. Under her tutelage, the organization has seen substantial membership growth and professional impact.
Her research interests include patient and student outcomes, health disparities, and cardiovascular and women’s health.
Amalia Diaz, B.S. is the Assistant Program Director for the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Mrs. Diaz holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from Chicago State University in 2005. Mrs. Diaz began her career at Chicago State University as a Procedure and Systems Analyst in the Undergraduate Admissions Office. She served in that position for 3 years. In addition to her current position, she serves as an advisor for the Organization of Latin American Students (O.L.A.S.). As active alum and employee, Mrs. Diaz is proud to be involved in a program that allows her to pay it forward.
Sultan Farabee, is the Recruitment and Student Affairs Coordinator for the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Mr. Farabee holds a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences from Chicago State University in 2001. Mr. Farabee began his career at Chicago State University as a project counselor in the Premedical Education Department in 2005. He served in that position until 2007 when he became the Assistant Director of the newly named Prehealth Professions Office. Mr. Farabee joined the College of Pharmacy in his current position in 2009.
Naina Richards is the Learning Specialist for the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Ms. Richards holds a Master’s Degree in Education-Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago that she received in 2011. She has previously worked as an Academic Advisor primarily serving adult and non-traditional students. Ms. Richards joined the College of Pharmacy in 2015.
Tracie Williams is the Office Administrator to the Office of Student Affairsat Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP). Ms. Williams is the central point of contact for the Office of Student Affairs, providing administrative support for the department. Ms. Williams joined the department in November 2015. She brings over 20 years of corporate experience to the department, inclusive of over 5 years of experience as a finance manager in the areas of order processing, invoice processing, contract audit, and sales support. Her corporate experience also includes account management, B2B sales, accounts receivable, credit and collections, and customer service.