The Pharmacy Society of Rochester is an affiliate of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. We represent the Pharmacists of Monroe and the five counties surrounding Monroe county including Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca and Yates.
One of our primary objectives is to provide live continuing education programs up to 6 times per year to help our members fulfill the CE requirements for New York State and other states that they might be licensed in.
Message from the president
My name is Lekisha E. Griffin but everyone calls me Kisha. I am humbled and honored to serve as President of
PSR in 2010 and again in 2016. I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. I am a 1995 graduate of Joseph C.
Wilson Magnet High School. I am the first person in my family to have gone to college and I received a
bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary sciences from Cornell University's
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in January 1999 after completing only 7 semesters. I first learned
to process prescriptions for animals when I worked at the Irondequoit Animal Hospital from 1996-1998. My
pharmacy career began in 1998 working as a pharmacy cashier at a Rite Aid in Ithaca, New York. From there I rose
through the ranks while being employed with Rite Aid in Rochester and Buffalo-first as a pharmacy technician
and in March 2001, I became a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) by successfully passing the national exam
sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). From 2000-2002, I was encouraged by several
pharmacists, some of whom were members of PSR to apply to pharmacy school after being rejected for 2 years
in a row to veterinary school. I listened to them and was accepted to pharmacy school in 2002. I did my
internship with Rite Aid from 2003-2006 including a corporate internship in summer 2005 at Rite Aid's
headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I worked primarily in the Third Party department where I spent
most of my time doing quantity edits and working on claim edits for both California and New Jersey Medicaid.
I graduated with my Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree in 2006 from the University at Buffalo School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. I spent a year working as a Pharmacy Manager for Rite Aid from August
2006-August 2007. I also worked as a Pharmacy Manager for Tops Friendly Markets from August 2007-January 2015.
I am currently the owner of an independent pharmacy named New Clinton Pharmacy. Since 2008, I have been a
preceptor for the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at Saint John Fisher College. In 2013, I became a preceptor
for the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center Pharmacy Technician Program and I am also a member of the
advisory board for that program.
When I am not doing anything pharmacy-related, I run an online pet store called Twin Berry Magic Pet Supplies and I am a mother to 6-year-old twin sons.
Lekisha E. Griffin