Meet the BAME committee 

The BAME committee was elected in December 2020, comprising of Elsy Gomez Campos, Sherifat Muhammad Kamal and Dorothy Egede.

Elsy Gomez Campos

Locum Pharmacist, President of the PDA BAME Network, 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 year. 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.”

 

Sherifat Muhammad-Kamal

Locum and Senior Specialist Pharmacist, Vice President of the PDA BAME Network

Sherifat is a locum pharmacist with management experience in both community pharmacy and the NHS. Sherifat has championed equality and diversity and has actively supported BAME pharmacists by mentoring pre-reg and junior pharmacists throughout their examinations and careers. Sherifat is actively involved in the health promotion of the COVID-19 vaccination within BAME communities.

Sherifat stated: “My experience with BAME members at management level, leading teams and managing my organisation will help in supporting the elected President to further the interests of PDA BAME Members.”

 

Dorothy Egede

Foundation Hospital Pharmacist,  Honorary Secretary of the PDA BAME Network

Throughout university, Dorothy has earned experience in mentoring pharmacy students and leading teams to undertake health projects and leading her Student Association Welfare Network Team. She currently works as a foundation pharmacist where she not only provides support to patients but continues to invest in pharmacy students by organising comprehensive timetables to enhance their education experience. Dorothy ardently believes in greater visibility and representation of the BAME community.

Dorothy says: “I am motivated to pursue, challenge, and inform narratives that concern BAME people, including setting ideal images of inclusion and compassionate leadership.”

 

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Get involved

  • Find the BAME Network on social media using hashtag #PDAbame. You can also tag the PDA in posts on issues relevant to BAME pharmacists and suggest recommended reading for allies of the network.
  • Contact the BAME Network: bame@the-pda.org. All contact with the network will be treated in confidence and with sensitivity.

 

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