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Dr. Emekalam is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina and the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate education from Imo State College of Agriculture, Imo State, Nigeria and a post graduate diploma from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, Nigeria.  He received a doctor of pharmacy degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. in 2002. He is licensed to practice pharmacy in Maryland, Washington, D.C, Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina. Before his current positions, Dr. Emekalam was a pharmacy department manager for CVS Corporation from 2003-2006 and received several awards and citations for his innovative and dynamic leadership skills and community outreach involvements.

His research interests are in Polymer Chemistry, Drug Delivery Systems and Minority Health.  He is a pharmacy students' preceptor for Howard University's School of pharmacy in Washington, D.C and the Gregory Lloyd School of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Florida. Dr Emekalam is a recipient of the prestigious Jim Bernstein's community health leadership fellowship award of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs 2008-2010 and a member of the National Rural Health Association.

Anthony U. EmekalamAnthony U. Emekalam, PharmD, RPh,
Director & Principal Investigator
Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellow
Office: (252) 335-8521


Wendy Dunbar-James, RN
Born in a small rural community in Washington County, NC, Ms. Dunbar-James has been in the medical profession for 18 years.  Her background includes Emergency Medicine and Cardiology.  Ms. Dunbar-James attended nursing school in 1996 after having a very rewarding career as a Paramedic.  She has a wonderful family which is the most important part of her life and enjoys teaching and helping others.  Educating the community on how to promote healthier lifestyles is a continuing practicum for Ms. Wendy Dunbar-James.

Kathy Bonds, RN
Ms. Bonds has been in the medical field for about 20 years and a nurse for over 10 years. She has worked in various areas of the nursing including hospital care, acute care, pediatrics, medical-surgery, ob/gyn, and out-patient care.  Ms. Bonds has also worked in home health care, nursing home/geriatric care and urgent care. She has held several administrative nursing positions and has various emergency situation certifications.  Ms. Bonds is very interested diabetes care and nutrition and fitness.