Dr. Julie Besong is a pharmacist at Sheppard Air Force Base Clinic Pharmacy, Wichita Falls TX where she uses her clinical expertise to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services for her patients. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Emory University, Atlanta GA and a post-bac in Clinical Neuroscience from Atlanta Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. She spent a few years working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics before deciding to pursue her original passion…pharmacy. As a result, she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University College of Pharmacy, Nashville TN. Her drive for excellence and community building has led her to volunteer in many outreach programs and served in various roles within her community. Most recently as the PR officer and Events Coordinator for the Cameroonian Community in Middle Tennessee (CCMT). In addition, she is currently a committee member for the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA). When she’s not taking care of her patients, she enjoys cooking, bible study, organizing, graphic/web design and spending quality time with her husband and 9 year old daughter.
Dr. Donald B Limona Graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy in New York and has been a retail pharmacist and PIC for the past 8 years. An Emerging Leader at CVS awaiting a Pharmacy District Supervisor position to open up; currently residing in Haslet, TX. (Practice Site: Saginaw, TX)
Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Dr. Mbakam earned a Bachelor and Masters degree in Strategic Marketing and Market Studies from the Catholic University of Central Africa in 2007. He later worked with several multinational corporations like Chevron, Texaco and SOFAVINC in Cameroon before immigrating to the USA.
He attended the prestigious School of Pharmacy at University of Kansas (KUSOP). In May 2017, Dr. Mbakam graduated with distinction from KUSOP with a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical studies and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Upon graduation, he joined the network of Walmart Pharmacists in the state of Minnesota.
Dr. Mbakam is the winner of several academic and professional awards including Marc Heinz Pharmacy Scholarship, George and Margaret Varnes pharmaceutical scholarship, and European’s Union academic excellence award. He is also the author of the book “Determinant of choice of a brand of gas stations by automobilists: the case of Cab drivers in the city of Yaounde, Cameroon.” Dr. Mbakam is married to Lina Mbakam, and has two handsome boys named Christian and Steve. His hobbies includes soccer, reading, and traveling. He’s also a passionate and fervent activist for social justice and human rights.
My name is Xaviera Djoko M, Campha-USA student liaison and chair of the Student Outreach Committee. I'm a Pharmacist Intern currently on my APPE rotation. I completed the Maternal and Child Health Student Training for Academic Readiness and Success (MCH STARS) fellowship program from Texas Southern University and Baylor College and Medicine (TSU-BCM). I strive to see Cameroonian pharmacists come together, and bring great ideas to reality. My primary goal as student liaison is to make sure all Cameroonian student pharmacists benefit from every single opportunity available to succeed in their career. As a student liaison, I plan to work actively with the Board and all Cameroonian pharmacy students across the nation. I believe a successful career comes with careful planning from day one of pharmacy school. Our community is full of pharmacists of various background, and great resource for current students to utilize.
Xaviera Djoko Mekouguem, Pharm.D. Candidate 2018
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy | Katy, Texas