Shea Manigo ’07 celebrated by Diversity Journal, CVS Pharmacy

Roby Hill
September 24, 2021

The third quarter issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal includes a celebration of the 20th anniversary of its inaugural Women Worth Watching® issue and features one of MUSC’s celebrated alumnae, Shea Manigo ’07, as a 2021 award winner.

Manigo, the 2019 MUSC College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony speaker and co-founder of MUSC’s Pharmacist Alumni Action Network in 2020, is vice president for health hubs, growth & strategy at CVS Health. She is responsible for the lifecyle of CVS HealthHubs to include adoption and execution of HealthHub initiatives in these specialized locations that bring together a robust combination of integrated in-store and virtual health care products and services.

Originally from Walterboro, SC, she moved to High Springs, FL after her mother died from heart disease. Manigo was just four years old. But that experience led her to a lifetime of leadership in health care.

“One of the cool things about growing up in a small town is that you know everybody there,” Manigo said when featured as the video interview subject of the final Pharmacy Friday in MUSC’s celebration of American Pharmacists Month in 2019. “I knew the local pharmacist and went to work for him when I was in high school. What I really appreciated about him was the connections, the relationships, that he had with the community and the people he served. They trusted him with their health care. That’s when I chose pharmacy, or when pharmacy chose me.”

A lot happened before she enrolled at MUSC in 2003: she graduated from the University of Florida, had a son, and lost her sister in a murder-suicide. She managed to earn her Pharm.D. as a working mother and finished a concurrent MBA as well. She got married two weeks before graduation from MUSC, had a second son born with a heart defect, and had to deal with him have open heart surgery at the age of three.

She has endured, and she has thrived, and now she has set about helping others to find their path. Her theme in the Diversity Journal profile is “Leading Is Serving.”

“Leading is serving and there is nothing an empowered team that feels a sense of community can’t achieve,” she writes in the issue.

Earlier this year, Manigo, along with her husband, Mr. Terrence Manigo, created the Annie Lee Jerido Williams Minorities in Pharmacy Lowcountry Endowment and Scholarship Fund in memory of her biological mother, whom she credits for being her inspiration her entire life.

The Annie Lee Jerido Williams Minorities in Pharmacy Lowcountry Endowment and Scholarship Fund is an endowed need-based scholarship created to support minority students of the MUSC College of Pharmacy with preference given to South Carolina residents when possible.

The first recipient is Hillary Anne Reeves ’23, president of Phi Lambda Sigma.

“Growing up, there weren't an abundance of minority women in healthcare and I want to be a part of that change,” Reeves said. “This scholarship will allow me to achieve my educational and career goals by being less concerned about my finances and having more flexibility and allow more time to be active in the community, extra curriculars and career development events. I can take full advantage of the experiences that MUSC-COP has to offer. I look forward to meeting Shea and am so thankful to be a recipient of her award!”

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Roby Hill

Keywords: Alumni News, Awards, College News, Diversity, Pharmacy Month