In 2017, students at the University of Minnesota came together to create and pass state legislation to get the state's first real drug repository program off the ground. It didn't get much attention, but Minnesota lawmakers passed a plan in 2019 to set up a program to take unused medication destined for a flush or the landfill and instead distribute it to people struggling to afford their medicine. This is when RoundtableRx was born. Twenty-one other states already have programs similar to RoundtableRx, and they're already pulling in millions worth of unused medications. Iowa, which the Minnesota program is modeled after, has managed to repurpose nearly $18 million of medication over the last decade. 


Meet the Team

Rowan Mahon

Managing Director


Rachel Rockwell


Mary MacCarthy

Chair of the Board of Directors

Susane Cho

Volunteer Coordinator

Web Manager

Hannah Van Ochten


Ryan Nguyen


Andrew Morrow

Board Member

Abby Travis

Volunteer Coordinator

Social Media Manager

Eva Carlson

Director of University Relations

Tanner Fuchs

Director of Finance

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