Mac Ovenell Mac Ovenell is a dual Pharm.D./MBA 2015 candidate from Oregon State University/Oregon Health Sciences University College of Pharmacy (OSU/OHSU-COP) in Corvallis, Oregon. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and Allied Health from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon in 2008. Mac served as the 2012-2013 OSU/OHSU-COP Student Executive Council President, representing the professional student pharmacist body on the Dean's College Council and as an advisor on the OSU/OHSU-COP 8th Annual Apothecary Ball Steering Committee. He served as the 2012-2013 Financial Team Chair within his NCPA student chapter, oversaw and coordinated the finances for the 2nd Annual Breaking Down the MU on the campus of OSU, and advised the Financial Team on research and development topics in preparation for the 2014 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Mac is an active NCPA student member in attending Oregon Pharmacy Coalition Meetings on current state pharmacy legislation and has the opportunity of implementing and strengthening his interest and passion in independent pharmacy as a member of the OSU-COP Entrepreneurial Academy (EA). In addition, he represents his pharmacy class on the Curriculum College Standing Committee focusing on implementing student curricular goals and helping to shape the professional pharmacy academic experience at OSU/OHSU-COP. More broadly, Mac represented the OSU student body on the 2012-2013 OSU Student Health Services Advisory Board working to improve student healthcare access and quality and efficiency of care.

Mac grew up in a rural North Central Washington town in a family who owned a small business. His love for chemistry, business, and teaching and helping people attracted him to pursue a career in the profession of pharmacy and drives his career passion to make an impact in the lives of patients' and community members' he serves. His professional career aspirations are to become an independent pharmacy business owner, engage the community civically, and collaborate inter-professionally with other health care practitioners in adapting to the changing national health care landscape. Moving into his third professional year, Mac looks forward to serving as a Junior NCPA Student Leadership Council (SLC) member, strengthening NCPA student chapter correspondence, advocating legislatively for independent pharmacy at both the state and federal levels, and experiencing the emerging innovative business ideas in independent pharmacies across the country.

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