Dr. Gina McKnight-Smith has gained her professional career experience in a variety of workplace settings for pharmacists. Since 2016, she has worked for the fourth largest biopharmaceutical company in the world in roles of expanding leadership and expertise. She has leveraged her experience in managed care pharmacy and roles in clinical relationship management to drive business success and optimize outcomes for patients who use medications.

Since 1997, Dr. McKnight-Smith has held positions as a Pharmacy Manager after an initial assignment as Staff Pharmacist for Rite Aid Corporation;

Long-Term Care Consultant Pharmacist for Neighborcare (now Omnicare); Pharmacy Manager for Ensign Pharmacy at Good Samaritan;

AdvancePCS (now CVS Caremark) -- initially as a Clinical Pharmacist before quickly advancing into her role as Clinical Manager;

Maryland Clinical Account Director for Provider Synergies (now Magellan Medicaid Administration);

Regulatory Reviewer; for the Food and Drug Administration;

Drug Intelligence Pharmacist
for Catamaran (now Optum Health).

Concurrent with these career pursuits since 2001, Dr. McKnight-Smith has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UMAB School of Pharmacy fulfilling both instruction and administrative capacities for second and fourth (2nd and 4th) year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students.

2023 Candidate - Master of Science in Medical Cannabis
University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy

2000 Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, MD

1997 Doctor of Pharmacy University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy

1993 Bachelor of Arts - Biology University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD

Gubernatorial Appointee to the State of Maryland Task Force on Electronic Health Records
Gubernatorial Appointee to the State of Maryland Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality
Former Member of the JAPhA Editorial Advisory Board
Appointee to the UMB School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors
Gubernatorial Appointee to the State Task Force on the Pharmacist Manpower Shortage

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Medication Therapy Management Certification ( University of Maryland and APhA )
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialty ( BCPS )
P3 Diabetes Self-Management Program Training (University of Maryland )
APhA Pain Institute ( participant )
ASCP HIV/AIDS Pharmacotherapy Traineeship
ASCP Disease Pharmacotherapy Traineeship in Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and
Congestive Heart Failure
APhA Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes Symposia

Association of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)/ Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP)
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Maryland Pharmacy Coalition
Maryland Pharmaceutical Society (MPhS)
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)/ Maryland Chapter ASCP
UMB School of Pharmacy -A Bridge to Academic Excellence (ABAE) Mentoring/Tutoring Program
National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA)

Dr. McKnight-Smith continually engages in numerous activities that benefit health and wellness in the community.
Such contributions include her many public speaking engagements, commitments as consulting pharmacist to
organizational In-Services, health promotion lectures, and authoring relevant articles, publications, and other community service-related contributions.