Michelle Swaney graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy. She has been a practicing hospital pharmacist for over 33 years and has been working at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 1985. Michelle’s areas of focus are neonatal, general pediatrics, and operating room pharmacy. She joined the Issa Trust Foundation family in 2011 as the first pharmacist to assist with the annual pediatric medical mission. She has been responsible for procuring medicines and both organizing and managing all aspects of pharmacy services for the medical missions since 2011. In addition, since 2013, she has served as a preceptor for pharmacy students participating in the mission. One of her goals is to foster a relationship with Jamaican pharmacists thereby helping to advance pharmaceutical services for the people of Jamaica. Michelle’s family includes her husband, three children, and a grandchild.