Clinical Pharmacy Director Earns YWCA Honor
PHOTO CAPTION: Clinical Pharmacy Director Alicia Mam da Cunha, right, is congratulated by Senior Vice President, Chief Pharmacy Services Diane Martin on being one of the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts Tribute to Women honorees.
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Director Alicia Mam da Cunha, PharmD, has been selected as one of the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts Tribute to Women honorees.
Since 2010, da Cunha has worked tirelessly for GLFHC’s patients, quickly identifying their needs – including those not related specifically to health care – and going above and beyond to help them. She speaks English, Khmer and Spanish, and is an inspiration to young students seeking a career in health care.
Da Cunha grew up as a first-generation American in a Vietnamese household, serving as a translator for her mother and brother. She graduated from Lowell High School and worked in retail pharmacy to afford college. Da Cunha earned her doctorate in pharmacy at the Mass School of Pharmacy, graduating magna cum laude from the six-year program in 2010.
In addition to receiving multiple national awards for her service – including two lifesaving patient safety awards – she started GLFHC’s Pharmacy Residency program, which brings the best and brightest pharmacy students to Greater Lawrence for training and education. Da Cunha also serves on the Mobile Health Units to ensure the most vulnerable patient population, the homeless, have access to proper medications. She volunteers monthly at GLFHC’s Mobile Food Market, which distributes fresh produce to those in need, serves on community panels discussing chronic care management, is a member of the Behavioral Health Task Force, and is a Career Speaker at Lowell High.
Da Cunha will receive her YWCA Tribute to Women award during a special Awards Luncheon for honorees on May 12 at Andover Country Club. For more information about the YWCA’s Tribute to Women, view their website: https://ywcanema.org/getting-involved/events/tribute-to-women/.