Equity & Inclusion



Patricia Achoe

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that Patricia (Pat) Achoe, RPh, MBA, has joined the college in her new role as Director of Equity and Inclusion. In this role, Achoe will chair the college’s council on diversity, serve as advisor to the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and assist the college in meeting targets related to equity, inclusion and diversity as outlined in the college’s new strategic plan, We Are Pharmacy: Rx for the Future.

Pat’s position, is a shared position funded by a collaboration with the Kroger Co., where Achoe began her career as a pharmacy manager in 1990 and rose to the Manager of Diversity.

Her academic background includes a pharmacy degree from Howard University and a master’s of business administration degree from Grand Canyon University. Recently, Pat received her Six-Sigma Greenbelt certification

In addition to her role at UC,

  • Serves on the continuing education committee of the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association and is a lifetime member of the National Pharmaceutical Association. 
  • Currently co-chairs the African American Associate Resource group at Kroger.

A native of Detroit, Pat enjoys meeting people and traveling. She resides in Cincinnati with her husband Howard and is a faithful member of the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church.