Jolynn Knoche Sessions, PharmD, BCOP, CPP is the treasurer of HOPA for 2014-2016. Jolynn Sessions has been a member of HOPA since its inception, and was involved in the pre-HOPA “MAD-ONC” years. She has supported the programming of the HOPA annual meetings as an invited speaker, including a HOPA BCOP presenter in 2009. Jolynn also served on the continuing education accreditation committee for 4 years, including a year as vice-chair and a year as chair.
As of May 2014, she is the Clinical Pharmacist Faculty in Oncology at Mission Health System and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, North Carolina. Previously at the Charles George VAMC in Asheville, NC, Jolynn was the first oncology clinical pharmacist provider in the oncology clinic and directed the anemia clinic from 2008-2014. She moved from Atlanta in 2008, where she was the oncology clinical coordinator, oncology PGY2 residency director and clinical pharmacist at Emory Hospital/Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia from 1999-2008. Her first job out of specialty residency was at Grady Healthsystem in Atlanta, Georgia, where she developed the role of an oncology clinical pharmacist and established both clinical and distributive services from 1997-1999. Precepting students and residents has been an integral and fulfilling honor in all of her clinical experiences. She was blessed with wonderful oncology specialty residents while at Emory.
Jolynn is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Through pharmacy school, she worked as an intern and technician at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, and it was there that her passion for oncology pharmacy began, with the help of excellent mentors. She completed a PGY1 residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and then a PGY2 residency at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She is humbled when thinking of all of the stellar, passionate, and supportive preceptors, mentors, and especially colleagues that she has had the privilege of working with along her professional journey.
In her non-work time, Jolynn spends time with her family, including three daughters Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel. You can always get Jolynn talking when you ask about her farm animals, or the Gators.
Past HOPA Involvement
|- Board of Directors||Treasurer||2014–2016|
|- Council on Continuing Education||Chair, Vice Chair, Member||2008–2013|