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Meet the BAME committee 

The BAME committee was elected in November 2022, comprising of Sima Hassan, Wai Chan Lau, and Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman.

Wai Chan Lau

Primary care network pharmacist and Vice President of the PDA BAME Network

Chan was previously a PDA Representative at LloydsPharmacy and understands the challenges pharmacists face both in the community and at practice level from her experience of being a relief, store-based, and a locum pharmacist in independents as well as large multiples over the past 6 years. She is now working as a primary care network pharmacist.

Chan has experience supporting members through difficulties at work and has been a guide and mentor for pharmacist colleagues and friends.

Chan said, “I wish to improve recognition of BAME pharmacists’ achievements at work, and ensure BAME pharmacists are treated equally amongst their peers.”

 

Osariemen Egharevba-Buckman

Foundation trainee pharmacist and Honorary Secretary of the PDA BAME Network

Osariemen served as a PDA Student and Trainee Rep as well as a BPSA Southern Area Coordinator. She has since founded her very own pharmacy organisation that works to close the attainment gap at the foundation trainee level between black students and other demographics.

As a foundation trainee pharmacist, she hopes to bridge the gap between the older and younger generations of pharmacists. Osariemen is keen to bring in new ideas and innovations to the PDA BAME Network.

Osariemen said, “In the words of Simon Sinek ‘”eadership is not about the next election, it is about the next generation.” Being elected as the honorary secretary for the PDA BAME Network is a great opportunity for there to be an increased inclusivity not just for the now but for the future. I hope to work with the other leaders to provide effective change for the BAME members of the PDA, building on the previous work of the outgoing team. I hope to be a part of a network working to increase intersectionality and inclusivity for all individuals in the BAME community within pharmacy.”

 

Elsy Gomez Campos

Locum pharmacist, Immediate Past President of the PDA BAME Network, and PDA Regional Committee Member

Elsy has worked in the pharmacy industry for over 20 years. Her experience expands across different sectors of pharmacy including hospital, home care GP practice, NHS commissioning and primary care.Elsy’s passion for equality and diversity led her to establish the UK Black Pharmacist Association (UKBPA) where she passionately speaks against inequality and raises awareness about the discrimination her members face day to day. Elsy also seeks to highlight the exceptional contributions Black pharmacists make to the pharmacy profession.

Elsy has been a PDA member since 2002 and has served as a PDA Regional Committee member for the South East region for the last couple years. By training as a representative for the region, Elsy is very familiar with the way the union operates and its commitment to equality and diversity.

Elsy said, “I have proven leadership qualifications and records that allow me to represent members of the BAME PDA Network well. My promise is to make every voice heard and deliver lasting and tangible changes that will benefit us all.”

 

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