About Us

The “Level The Playing Field” team was expressly chosen to provide a wide array of student interests and experiences. The team consists of advisors who work closely with each student cohort, as well as an overall staff that heads operations and organizational concerns.

The Team

These staff members work full-time to better serve all the students and to make the program stronger and more impactful each day.

Nehemiah Stewart, President & Founder

Wendy Krieg, Program Coordinator

2023-2024 Mentors

Our advisors come from diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and careers. However, they are united in their dedication to pay their successes forward by mentoring the coming generations to find their own success whatever that may look like.

Micheal (Mike) Reed

Jennica Kelm

Oluwatimilehin (Timi) Oluwajire

Advisory Board

The Level the Playing Field staff consists of a dedicated team of students and faculty. Alongside organizational concerns and structure, each member of the LTPF staff seeks to be a resource to guide each student towards success.

Nehemiah Stewart

Gretchen Bellamy

John Bamforth

Ralph House

Bernard Bell

Corporate Advisory Board:

Our Corporate Advisory Board is made up of very qualified and skilled individuals within the Pharmacy and Tech world.

William Heath, Group VP Medicines Innovation Hub at Eli Lilly & Co.

Stephanie Barrett, Distinguished Scientist at Merck

Stephanie Urbin, Director at Procter and Gamble

Kevin Barnett, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SciVida

Dawn Mason, Global External Innovation & Library Information Services Manager at Eastman

Academic Advisory Board

Our Academic Advisory Board is made up of very qualified and skilled individuals from various Universities across the East Coast.

Sean Kimbro, Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine

Carla White, Associate Dean at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

David Remington, Associate Professor Emeritus at UNCG

Felix (Phil) Castellano, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair and Professor at NCSU

Our Past Student Cohorts

Level the Playing Field has extremely dedicated, driven, and intelligent students each year.


Clarisa Garcia

Elikem Des-Amekudi

Chyanne McKeller

Adelaide Owusu

Daniel Sartin

Aiden Pearson

Ann Safo

Kiara Fletcher

Ke’Von Lee

Ricardo Hernandez-Lopez

Marc Brown

Amber Frye

Karissa D. Forrester


Ashley Riddick

Jim Appiah

Valen Zhang

Arianna Delts

James Issa

Emmanuel Otoah-Gyasi

Travis Cromes


Jarvis Blanding

Jarvis Blanding

Alexis Campbell

Alexis Campbell

Isaiah Crews Davis

Isaiah Crews-Davis

George Andrade Munoz

George Andrade- Muñoz

Samuel Okonkwo

Samuel Okonkwo

De'vion Porch

De’Vion Porch

Bobby Sims

Bobby Sims

Janiyah Sutton

Janiyah Sutton