National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is an organization that focuses on enhancing the interests of students who hope to start their own business or work in a community setting upon graduation. A few events we participate in to provide our members more knowledge about pharmacy and to further develop their counseling skills include shadowing an independent pharmacy owner and educating the community about nutrition and lifestyle. NCPA offers the Business Plan Competition (BPC) every spring semester where students in teams develop their own blueprint on how they would execute a pharmacy-based business, as well as earn 2 elective credit hours. Guest speakers from independent pharmacists to financial planners are brought in to educate our competitors on the necessities required to start their own business. Teams then present their business plan in front of guest judges and the winning plan will have the chance to participate in the national competition. Interested in NCPA and obtaining leadership opportunities? Email us at!


Officers (Chicago):

President: Christian San Andres

Vice President: Jessica Klier 

President-Elect: Gunjan Patel

Secretary: Hannah Henderson

Business Plan Competition Co-Chair: Jiaxin An 

Business Plan Competition Co-Chair: Brandon Reif

Treasurer/Membership: Jayesh Patel

Professional Chair: Heqi Li 

Marketing Chair: Elna Shibu 

Fundraising Chair: Mary Tran

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bradley Hughes (C)

Contact: Christian San Andres -

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