Jolynn Sessions PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA is a Oncology Pharmacy Manager and Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner | Charles George VA Medical Center. She has worked intentionally her entire career in direct patient care. It is these direct interactions as a pharmacist provider that both fuel her passion, and break her heart.
"We have so much work to do, so many needs to meet. In many places, the oncology pharmacists and technicians are still the hidden gems, not fully realized or recognized for the work that you're doing. Patients depend on you, teams depend on you. HOPA has made great strides in increasing the awareness of our vocation, and I would work to further extend this awareness."
As a University of Florida graduate, Jolynn shares that she is engrained to ""not back down"" for things that matter, things that make a difference, things worth fighting for and things that are good. She has learned much and grown much from great colleagues and mentors through her career at Moffitt Cancer Center as a pharmacy intern/student and technician, Wake Forest Baptist Healthcare as a PGY1 resident, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a PGY2 Oncology Resident, Grady Health System as their first oncology clinical pharmacist, Emory Healthcare as a clinical pharmacist, PGY2 oncology residency director and clinical coordinator, UNC School of Pharmacy/Mission Healthcare as shared faculty, and the Western North Carolina VA Health System as a pharmacist provider. These varied experiences have provided exposure to a breadth of concepts and ideals to be used for HOPA's benefit.