Spring 2009

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Two New Trustees Join the NYSALB Board

By Sam Patton, Editor

Spring 2009 issue of Trustee

Dr. Bola D. Majekodunmi, Ph.D.

Dr. Bola D. Majekodunmi is a pharmaceutical development scientist in the greater New York area.  He works as a technical project leader at Johnson & Johnson to bring new pharmaceutical products to the market.  Previous employment was with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Inc. in New York where he served in various roles of increasing authority.

Dr. Majekodunmi is also an independent pharmacist.  He is licensed to practice pharmacy in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey and owned a community pharmacy in New York.  He served as a pharmacist in various healthcare establishments that include the North Shore-Long Island Jewish hospital system, Duane Reade Pharmacy, Pathmark Pharmacy, Walgreen Pharmacy, Five Star Pharmacy, and Downing Chemist.

Dr. Majekodunmi holds a PhD in Industrial Pharmacy and a BS with honors in Pharmacy from Saint John’s University, New York.

He was elected to the Roosevelt Public Library Board of Trustees in 2006 for a 5-year term.  He serves on the board along with four other trustees where he fulfils his desire to give back to his community by make the Roosevelt Public Library the pioneer of community re-vitalization and a neutral ground that turns non-readers and non-library users into readers and patrons. 

Dr. Majekodunmi is married with children.  When not working, he enjoys swimming, golfing, and travelling.  He is an active member of the Second Baptist Church.  He serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students and a mentor to various candidates.

Samuel M. Leadley, Ph.D., P.A.S.
Sam Leadley holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell, and is the calf/heifer management specialist for the Attica Veterinary Associates, Attica, NY, a practice devoted solely to bovine care.  He consults with dairy farmers and heifer growers with the economic goal of raising healthier, faster-growing animals through better management practices.  Dr. Leadley is an active member of the Professional Dairy Heifer Growers Association. 

Dr. Leadley writes Calving Ease, a free monthly newsletter underwritten by pharmaceutical companies that is distributed internationally, and “Calf Connection,” a column that appears regularly in the Northeast Dairy Business magazine.  He created and maintains a dairy website for the veterinary clinic, Dr. Leadley, in cooperation with Dr. Steve Mason, created a CD entitled, “Calf Manager” as a resource for learning to successfully raise young dairy calves.

Over a number of years he also has been an on-site manager of on-farm research trials for feed and pharmaceutical companies.  Prior to 1982 Dr. Leadley was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania State University and the Extension staff at Cornell University.

He was recruited by a former NIOGA system trustee and the director of the LeRoy NY library (Woodward Memorial Library). The director asked him to stop by the library to meet one of their regular patrons. He says he was double-teamed and said "Yes." That was about seven years ago - He will complete his second 4-year term at NIOGA next year and no longer be on that board.

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