School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Welcomes New Officers

President - Stephen Pfeiffer, '85 PharmD, MBA, has been a pharmacist for almost 30 years. He is presently a Pharmacy Manager with Weis Markets where he serves a diverse community of patients dispensing, immunizing and counseling patients.

Stephen has held numerous positions throughout his career including Pharmacy Manager, Trainer, Supervisor, District and Regional Manager. He has trained almost 1,000 pharmacists in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

He has served on the Temple University School of Pharmacy Alumni Board since 2006 as Vice President and Secretary for the Board. He is on the Board of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association chairing the Chain Pharmacy Council. He is also on the Board of the Bucks/Mont Pharmacists Association where he serves on the Government Affairs Committee.

Stephen donates his time to various health related charity events for cystic fibrosis, cancer and diabetes. He lives in Warrington PA with his wife and two children. 

Vice President - Gilbert Rudman, '68 RPh, Esq. is a retired attorney who combined his pharmaceutical/chemical background and legal skills by practicing Patent /Intellectual Property Law. In his legal practice he served the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries for more than 35 years until his retirement in 2012. He practiced in various environments, including as head of the Patent Departments of 3 major corporations, legal counsel of a start-up biotech company and in private practice in his own firm and in a midsized boutique firm.

After graduation from pharmacy school, Gil worked as a community pharmacist before deciding to attend law school. He continued to work full-time as a community pharmacist until graduation from Temple School of Law.

Gil has been married to Susan, also a Temple Liberal Arts and Law School graduate for 43 years. They have two children, Amanda, an MD with the NIH and Stephen, an attorney who graduated from Temple School of Law. Gil & Susan have one grandson.

Gil's brother is also a graduate of Temple School of Pharmacy. Gil has been on the Board of TUSPAA for 7 years.

Secretary-Sejal Patel, PharmD, BCPS '08. Upon graduation from Pharmacy School, Sejal had her one year training (PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then began working for Enclara Health, Inc (Hospice Pharmacy) where she works part-time now. For the past four years, she has worked as Emergency Medicine Patient Care Pharmacist at Methodist Hospital, part of the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. In addition, she is an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of the Sciences and Jefferson Schools of Pharmacy. She is extensively involved with numerous pharmacy organizations: (a) Membership Chair - Mid-Atlantic American Clinical College of Pharmacy; (b) Co-Chair - Grand Council Planning Committee - Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity (National Level); (c) Leadership Facilitator - Pharmacy Leadership And Education Institute; (d) Member - Alumni Bylaw and Constitution Committee - PDC.

Throughout her time during pharmacy school, Sejal was very active in various activities such as the American Pharmacists Association, Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, and participated in numerous projects where she presented posters at National Conferences (APhA and ASHP). She also had the opportunity to work in the retail and hospital fields as a student pharmacist, respectively at CVS/Pharmacy and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Sejal also had the opportunity to work in the Industry when she earned one of the positions at AstraZeneca Pharmacy Summer Internship in 2006. She then later graduated with her PharmD with magnum cum laude honors in 2008.

Treasurer - Francis Al Rubino, PharmD '12 is Vice President of Friendship Pharmacy, Inc.  He is a fourth generation Temple Pharmacist and currently practices community pharmacy with his father and grandfather in northeast Philadelphia. He is the recipient of a Renzulli scholarship and was active in the student chapters of NCPA and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity while in school. Currently he is involved in lobbying for the profession of pharmacy through PARD (Philadelphia Association of Retail Druggists).

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS ELECTED TO THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Edward Casey, '88. Marvin Mandel, '77, Richard Pacitti, Jr. '82 and '95; Sejal Patel, '08 and Lucy Vo, '10

Their terms commence in July 2014 and they will serve until 2017.