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New Practitioner Experience (NPX)

What is NPX?

NPX is an automatic and free, Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) member benefit for pharmacists who have been in practice for 7 years or less. Not a member? Not a problem, Join OPA Today!


To be the launch pad for all new practitioners to achieve personal and professional growth and success.


The mission of the OPA New Practitioner Experience (NPX) is to serve as a catalyst for the transition from student to pharmacist by providing new practitioners the opportunity to achieve personal and professional growth and success. This will be accomplished through leadership, advocacy, networking and practice development opportunities.

NPX Advisory Team 2018-19           

Jen Sabatino

Chair: Jen Sabatino, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist for OSU General Internal Medicine

Dana Bachmann Vice-Chair: Dana Bachmann, PharmD, MS

PGY2 Community Pharmacy Administration Resident with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and The Kroger Co., Columbus Division

Emily Eddy

Member-at-Large: Emily Eddy, R.Ph., PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University

 Lindsay Tsai

Member-at-Large: Lindsay Tsai, R.Ph., PharmD

Assistant Pharmacy Leader with Kroger Pharmacy

Marilee Clemons  

Member-at-Large: Marilee Clemons, R.Ph., PharmD

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Resident at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and OSU General Internal Medicine

Lauren Castle

Launchpad Coordinator: Lauren Castle, R.Ph., PharmD

Market Health and Wellness Director for Walmart

NPX Upcoming Event: Welcome to NP Life

Join us February 9 for lunch, networking, and CE!

Saturday February 9, 2019
Ohio Pharmacists Association, 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

The New Practitioner Experience (NPX) invites you to attend the first ever NPX event at the OPA office. NPX is an automatic and free OPA member benefit for pharmacists who have been in practice for 7 years or less. Welcome to NP Life at OPA includes two (2) hours of personal finance programming and two (2) contact hours of ACPE-accredited CPE on conflict management and expanding your network. The goal of this event is to enhance managerial skills and networking of new practitioners to help them grow personally and professionally. The program will be followed by networking social. Space is limited. Register Now!

Registration Fees:

Discounted OPA Member Rate: $35, Non-Member Rate: $65

Click here to view the PDF brochure.

Registration will be available through February 1, 2019.

>>Register Today!<<

Get Involved with NPX! - April 1, 2019 Deadline

NPX offers a number of positions for New Practitioners to get involved including Advisory Team positions and NPX liaisons to each of the OPA committees. If you are interested in learning more about how to get involved with NPX, contact Lisa Berman at

We are currently looking for an interested individual to take an active leadership role on the NPX Advisory Committee as Vice-Chair. Vice-Chair is a two-year commitment that transitions to the role of Chair in year two. This individual will work closely with the Chair to guide the overall direction of the group. Interested individuals can apply for the position online here.

The deadline to submit applications is April 1, 2019.

Emerging Leaders Conference


Mentorship Program

If you are looking for a mentor within your profession, or perhaps are interested in becoming a mentor for new pharmacy practitioners and students, we want your involvement! Join the Ohio Pharmacists Association and New Practitioner eXperience (NPX) as we work toward offering mentoring opportunities. Mentees can learn from mentors’ experiences, both personal and professional, related to career paths, leadership roles, skill development, and much more.

>>Click HERE for more information<<

NPX Launchpad Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter 

Spring 2018 Newsletter 

Winter 2018 Newsletter 

Fall 2017 Newsletter  

Summer 2017 Newsletter 

 Winter 2017 Newsletter

 Fall 2016 Newsletter

 NPX Newsletter Archives

Help us write the next newsletter! Articles may be submitted for Practitioner Profile, Ohio Days or A Taste of Our Kitchen. Have an idea for another article relevant to new practitioners?  You can submit that as well! Articles should be submitted in a Word document to Lauren Castle at Photographs for articles should be submitted separately for higher quality images. Thank you!

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