The National Student Council (NSC) is CPFI's student leadership network.  With guidance from the Student Chapter Affairs Committee, NSC operates to meet the needs of today's Christian Student Pharmacists through projects such as:

  • The National Student Council Newsletter:  This quarterly newsletter is packed with important information and ideas from chapters across the country.  It will have updates on upcoming events, such as the National Student Council Retreat or the Global Health Missions Conference.  It also provides information on nation-wide projects such as Operation Christmas Child as well as innovative ideas that chapters have pursued.
  • Managing the Regions:  Currently, we are searching for student volunteers to fill all of the Regional Director positions.  Regional Directors are similar to the Chairperson, but they are able to be more hands-on by planning regional retreats or region-wide socials and service projects.  To apply to be the Director of your Region, click here.
  • Student Representation:  NSC represents students at CPFI Board of Directors meetings.
  • National Student Council Representatives:  If we need to contact a chapter directly, the NSC Representative is the first person we contact.  The Representative should also communicate information from the newsletter to other members of the chapter in case all of the chapter members to not have CPFI National membership.  They are also in charge of submitting the update form.  One current goal is to hold an online meeting for all NSC Representatives each semester.
  • National Student Retreat:  The annual retreat is a great way to learn, worship, and network with student pharmacists from across the country.

The NSC Policies and Procedures can be found here.


Meet Your Student Advisory Committee and

2017-2018 National Student Council


Student Advisory Committee Co-Chair

Daniel Wilson, PharmD
Solsberry, IN

Regional Director Coordinator

Kelly Niedzwiecki, PharmD
Myrtle Beach, SC

NSC Chairperson

Ashley DeVaughan
P3, Southwestern Oklahoma State University


NSC Chairperson-Elect

Pakou Vang
P3, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Membership Transitions Coordinator

Frederic Starling
P2, University of South Florida


Emilee Gourde
P3, North Dakota State University

National Student Retreat Coordinator

Jordann Hoernemann
P3, North Dakota State University

National Student Retreat Coordinator

Haylee Sandry
P2, North Dakota State University




Contact Kelly Niedzwiecki
for information or click
here to apply for the
 Regional Director position.



Northeast Regional

Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

 Southeast Regional Director

Sarah Griffin
P4, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy



 South-Atlantic Regional Director

Joy Kirby
P4, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Great Lakes Regional


Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Emilee Gourde
P3, North Dakota State University



Central Plains Regional Director

Southwest Regional Director
Maddie Moss
P3, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

North-Pacific Regional

Hellen Rhee
P3, Loma Linda University


The positions of NSC Chairperson and National Student Retreat Coordinator are elected at the annual meeting each year.  Regional Directors are chosen through the online application, and NSC Representatives are elected by the chapters.  Even if you do not hold one of these positions, you can still be involved at the national level.  If you would like to help with the newsletter or other projects, or if you have an idea for CPFI to pursue, you can always contact us at


Structure of the National Student Council


Beyond the Student Chapter


There are many great things happening in CPFI chapters across the country.  Unfortunately, several members will graduate without having the experience of CPFI outside of their chapter.  While Regional and National Retreats are a wonderful way to do this, it is not always feasible for students to attend.  Still, we hope that you will continue to be a member of CPFI after you graduate.  In addition to the continuing education and missions opportunities that CPFI provides, the value of the fellowship is unmatchable.  The love and support that members have for one another can only be described by the unity we find first in Christ, then in pharmacy.  While you will soon be leaving the fellowship at your school, those opportunities will still exist with CPFI.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 09, 2017 02:42 PM