Amy L. Greeson ’90

Amy L. GreesonAmy L. Greeson is an award-winning documentarian, accomplished author, dedicated pharmacist, world explorer and avid volunteer. A native of High Point, North Carolina, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduation, she completed an externship with the Public Health Service in Alaska before returning home to join her family’s business, an independent pharmacy, until its sale in 2010.

Greeson has traveled worldwide to study indigenous healing methods and plant-based medicine. In 2006 she founded Healing Seekers, a nonprofit that works to raise awareness of indigenous cultures while preserving them and the environments in which they exist. Healing Seekers has created award-winning educational videos that are incorporated into academic curricula in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition, Greeson is the author of the story collection “And the Silent Spoke,” and she is the founder of Natural Discoveries, Inc., which identifies novel compounds and medicinal plants with the potential for advancing medicine. Some of those plants are being used in research by Carolina pharmacy faculty.

Greeson serves as past-president of the UNC Pharmacy Alumni Association and has served on the Eshelman School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Committee. As a result of her leadership on the Building Task Force, the school is installing a medicinal garden in the Beard Hall courtyard to enhance student learning and beautify the space.

For her work with indigenous cultures in remote regions of the world, Greeson was inducted as a Fellow into the Explorers Club in New York, and in 2020, she was inducted into the Society of Woman Geographers.