Meet Our Faculty

Executive

Aaron Young

PharmD

Aaron Young is a fourth year PharmD/MBA candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina and The Citadel. He was raised in Hillsboro, Oregon and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Economics. He has worked as a pharmacy intern at Harris Teeter for three years

Aaron Young

PharmD

Aaron Young is a fourth year PharmD/MBA candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina and The Citadel. He was raised in Hillsboro, Oregon and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Louisville, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Economics. He has worked as a pharmacy intern at Harris Teeter for three years

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Jeanine Abrons

PharmD, MS, FAPhA

Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Jeanine P. Abrons, PharmD, MS, received her pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Master of Sciences in Social & Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to returning to Iowa – her home state – she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY. She now serves as the Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Student Pharmacist International Activities at the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, where her focus areas are writing and editing, and global health for underserved patient populations, and integrative medicine. Her experience in writing and publishing extends to work as Editor of the University of Iowa, Teaching Cases and the University of Iowa, Active Learning Exercises; Author and Editor of the APhA Pharmacists Peripheral Brain; and an Associate Editor role and Editorial Advisory Board role for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association and work with Pulses and Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Megan Adelman

PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDE

Family Medicine Pharmacy Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Dr. Megan Adelman, BCPS, BCGP, CDE is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Center for Family Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Carolinas Medical Center and a PGY2 in Geriatrics at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC. Dr. Adelman has worked to expand pharmacy services, helping to implement multiple interdisciplinary clinics. Her practice and research interests include gaming in education, geriatric care, polypharmacy and deprescribing, chronic disease state management, and population health management.

Ashish Advani

PharmD

CEO, InpharmD

Dr. Ashish Advani received his PharmD degree from the University of Georgia in 2007, after completing his undergraduate coursework at the University of Georgia and Oxford University in England. After graduating, he completed a Drug Information residency at Mercer University and Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., centered around skills of literature searching, literature evaluation, and medical communication, all in support of the practice of evidence-basedmedicine (under Dr. Marsh!). Since, Dr. Advani has worked as a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Drug Information Center at Mercer University College of Pharmacy. He has published 11 articles in peer reviewed journals, brought in $1 M in research/grant funding (100% as principle investigator), served as Guest Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice, blogs at Forbes, Huffington Post, and Kevin MD, served as a Drug Information specialist at Atlanta Medical Center, and held several committee and board appointments, including the Georgia State Drug Utilization Review Board and Georgia Pharmacy Association Board. In partnership with the University, Dr. Advani is currently working on a technology called InpharmD, which aims to revolutionize the practice of evidence- based medicine.

ABAGAIL AGLER​

PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, OH; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), OH

Abagail Agler, Pharm.D., BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy in Rootstown, Ohio. At NEOMED, she currently teaches various pharmacotherapy topics and a course director for Interprofession Education. Dr. Agler graduated from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2017. She completed her PGY-1 at UH Geauga and her PGY-2 in internal medicine in academia with UH Geauga and NEOMED in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Erin Albert

PharmD, JD, MBA, CPBS, CHVP

Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefits Practice Leader, Apex Benefits

Erin Albert is a pharmacist, author, attorney, and edutainer working in the healthcare, pharmacy, health insurance, and education sectors. She works for Apex Benefits as a Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefits Practice Leader. My passions include helping entrepreneurs and business owners save money on their pharmacy and healthcare benefits, and career development for healthcare professionals.

Aiya Almogaber

PharmD Candidate

University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Jacklyn Altman

PharmD Candidate

Extern, PharmCon

Jacklyn is a fourth year, 2021 PharmD candidate at the University of South Carolina located in Columbia, SC. She currently lives in Murrells Inlet, SC with her three adorable cats. She is very passionate about compounding/community pharmacy and is enthusiastic about expanding her current knowledge as well as being able to educate about various topics in fields near and dear to her.

Lance Azzo

PharmD, BCGP

Clinical Pharmacist, AllianceRX Walgreens Prime Specialty

Lance Azzo is a skillful pharmacist with several years of clinical pharmacy experience. He graduated in 2014 from Wayne State University with a PharmD degree. He has worked in managed care and specialty pharmacy throughout his pharmacy career. Lance is also board certified in geriatric care. His hobbies include going on vacations, watching movies, and learning about new medications and treatment guidelines.

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Alex Baker

PharmD

Founder and head coach at TheHappyPharmD.com

Alex Barker helps pharmacists create fulfilling careers and lives. For a time, he was a burned-out clinical pharmacy specialist. Now, he is the founder and head coach at TheHappyPharmD.com where he’s helped over 400 pharmacists find or create new jobs and start businesses. Alongside his team, he creates classes, conferences and content to help pharmacists create new career paths. When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Ann Barnes

PharmD

Pharmacy Supervisor, Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital

Ann Barnes, PharmD has been in pharmacy practice over 20 years. She is a graduate of Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She has practiced in many areas of pharmacy including community, in-patient acute care, and pharmacy technician education. She is a former executive director for the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC) and is a reviewer for Therapeutic Research Center’s newsletters Pharmacy Technician’s Letter and Hospital Pharmacy Technician’s Letter. Ann is currently the pharmacy supervisor at Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital in Anderson, South Carolina.

Amy Batdorf

PharmD

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Amy Batdorf is a PharmD candidate from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, graduating in 2018. Amy resides in Annapolis, MD and earned her bachelors of science in Biology from the College of Charleston. She has always been involved in class counsel serving as both President and Vice President for 3 years and is a member of Phi Delta Chi. Amy is interested community pharmacy, enjoys patient counseling and interacting with patients. She recently started the podcast Over The Counter Rx, an unscripted podcast for anyone interested in learning more about medications commonly seen in the aisles of the pharmacy. In her free time she enjoys baking, skiing and competitive sailing When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Keith Binion

BS, CPhT

Program Director, Pharmacy Technology Program, Henry Ford College

Keith is a graduate of Spring Arbor University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management. He earned his Pharmacy Certified Technician designation with the MPA Education Center in 1991 and has worked in different areas of industry as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for over twenty-eight years. Keith is the current President of the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC), serves as an Executive Board Member for the Wayne County Pharmacists Association (WCPA), and an Executive Board Member for the Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians Executive Board (MSPT). He has also contributed as an exam writer for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Keith has served as the Associate Dean of Pharmacy Technology at Wayne County Community College District, the Program Director of the Pharmacy Technology Program at Baker College of Allen Park, and has served as a Pharmacy Technician instructor at other institutions such as Kaplan Career Institute, National Institute of Technology, and Detroit Job Corps Center, where he has assisted in curriculum design and accreditation for pharmacy technician programs. One of his most proud accomplishments was serving as the Program Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program at MedCerts, where he helped develop and manage the first 100% fully online ASHP/ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program in the United States. Keith currently serves as the Program Director of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, MI. He also volunteers at the Cabrini Clinic in Detroit, MI, which provides services for individuals with low or no income and are uninsured, where he rotates managing the pharmacy services and supervising pharmacy interns from Wayne State University.

Brandon Bookstaver

PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Associate Professor, Director of Residency & Fellowship Training, University of South Carolina SC College of Pharmacy

Dr. Brandon Bookstaver is an Associate Professor and Director of Residency and Fellowship Training in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina (USC). Following graduation from the USC College of Pharmacy, he completed PGY1 and PGY2 residencies at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, specializing in Infectious Diseases (ID). Brandon serves as an ID pharmacist at Palmetto Health Richland and director of an ID PGY2 residency and clinical fellowship program. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in various areas of ID including antimicrobial stewardship, HIV-related outcomes, hospital-acquired infections including Clostridium difficile, and trainee-related research. He is the co-founder and director of the research network Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45). During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and children (Aaron & Maddie Paige), running, traveling and Gamecock athletics. When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Cara M. Brock

PharmD

Managing Editor

Cara M. Brock, PharmD, Managing Editor of The Rx Consultant, is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. She has practice experience in community, ambulatory care, and palliative care/hospice pharmacy settings. Before joining The Rx Consultant, she held an academic appointment at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy and served in many roles, including Chair of Academic and Teaching Excellence and Chair of the Roosevelt University Institutional Review Board. She was recognized by peers and students as the Illinois Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year in 2017 and Educator of the Year in 2018. As Managing Editor of The Rx Consultant, she coordinates topics and authors for issues, manages reviews by Associate Editors, edits manuscripts, and coordinates and creates content for The Rx News Connection. When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Allison Burnett

Coordinator, Inpatient Antithrombosis Stewardship, University of New Mexico Hospital

Founder and head coach at TheHappyPharmD.com

Allison Burnett, PharmD, PhC, CACP, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in 2003. She completed a general practice pharmacy residency at Boston Medical Center in 2004. She then returned to New Mexico and accepted a clinical pharmacy position at Lovelace Medical Center. During her time there, she worked with Drs. Alex Spyropolous, MD and Charles (Kurt) Mahan, PharmD to develop and implement an inpatient anticoagulation management service. In 2006, she accepted a position at the University of New Mexico Hospital, and eventually transitioned into her current role as Director of the Inpatient Anticoagulation Management Service. During her first five years at UNMH, she was fortunate to be mentored by Dr. David Garcia, until his departure to the University of Washington. Dr. Burnett is an assistant clinical professor at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and is extensively involved in teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents. She has twice been recognized as Preceptor of the Year by her students. Allison serves on the board of directors of the Anticoagulation Forum.When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Kimberly Burns

RPh, JD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy

Kim Burns is a Professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (cum laude) and her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University Law School (cum laude). She is both a licensed pharmacist and attorney in Pennsylvania. Kim has been a professor at the LECOM School of Pharmacy since 2002. Her teaching responsibilities include Pharmacy Law and Ethics and an elective advanced practice rotation site at the Erie County Department of Health, where she primarily contributes to local prescription drug abuse efforts. In addition to her academic career, she practiced community pharmacy for over 15 years and has consulted on various legal cases regarding pharmacy law issues. In addition to being the coauthor of the current edition of Pharmacy Practice and the Law, the leading textbook reviewing federal law and policy as it applies to and affects the pharmacist's practice, Kim has also written a number of papers and commentaries, and has made presentations at the local, state, and national level on a variety of pharmacy law topics. Kim has been active in several state and national pharmacy organizations, including the American Society of Pharmacy Law where she served as board member and president.

Faith Brow

PharmD

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Dr. Faith Brown graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston, SC in May 2018 with her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She is currently completing her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. Her interests include critical care medicine, with a goal to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting following residency.

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Krista Capehart

PharmD, MSPharm, BCACP, AE-C

Clinical Associate Professor, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Krista D. Capehart, PharmD, MSPharm, BCACP, AE-C, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Director of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education and Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Capehart completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and later completed a Master of Science in Pharmacy with a focus in drug policy and regulation at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Prior to joining WVU, Dr. Capehart joined the clinical faculty in 2006 at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and was the pharmacist in charge of the PharmUC Patient Care Clinic. Dr. Capehart has focused her practice in community and ambulatory clinical pharmacy, concentrating on improving patient compliance and quality of life through patient counseling and education. She has experience educating patients with asthma, COPD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes about their chronic conditions; providing immunizations; compounding medications; and meeting the special needs of her patients. Dr. Capehart has received multiple award recognitions including the National Community Pharmacist Association West Virginia Pharmacy Leadership Award 2014-2015, the WV Asthma Coalition Asthma Champion 2013, WVPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist 2012, and Teacher of the Year in 2006. She was selected as a Salzburg Global Fellow and participated in the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled "The Drive for Universal Health Coverage: Health Care Delivery Science and the Right to High-Value Health Care" in Austria in 2013. Dr. Capehart also serves as the Assistant Residency Director for the WVU/Kroger community-based pharmacy residency program in Charleston, WV.

Dr. Capehart utilizes her experience in health policy and regulation and clinical experiences to advocate for her patients, the profession of pharmacy, and in her role with the Wigner Institute. The mission of the Wigner Institute for Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Education, and Research is to advance the practice of pharmacy throughout West Virginia and optimize health outcomes by providing education, training, and resources. She also employs her other areas of interest in Wigner duties by assisting with direct patient care service development, improving health care access in rural areas through expanded pharmacy services, increased patient self-management awareness and knowledge, health literacy, and enhanced counseling opportunities in the community setting.When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Nathan Clark

PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Denver, CO; Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Clinical Pharmacy Anticoagulation and Anemia Service (CPAAS) Kaiser Permanente Colorado Denver, CO

Nathan P. Clark, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, completed his doctor of pharmacy at North Dakota State University and pharmacy practice residency at Merit Care Health System in Fargo, ND. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Since joining the clinical pharmacy team at Kaiser Permanente Colorado in 2003, his major focus has been anticoagulation management and research. Dr. Clark manages the Clinical Pharmacy Anticoagulation and Anemia Service at Kaiser Permanente Colorado which cares for more than 10,000 patients. He also leads anticoagulation quality-improvement efforts for the Kaiser Permanente Program which covers more than 120,000 members nationwide receiving anticoagulants. Dr. Clark has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications or book chapters and has delivered over 35 invited lectures. Research and scholarly activities have been focused on optimizing anticoagulant therapy; including the management of drug interactions, perioperative anticoagulation, and anticoagulation management after bleeding complications. Dr. Clark holds an academic appointment with University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Peter Cohron

BS Pharm, JD

Pharmacist/Attorney, Pharmacy Law Source, P LLC

Peter P. Cohron, BSPharm, JD, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and a 1993 graduate of the UK College of Law. He taught pharmacy and health law at UK for 10 years from 2002 to 2011. Currently, he is the owner and operator of Pharmacy Law Source and a partner in Pharmacy Education Source, two businesses that provide legal counsel and advice to pharmacists, interns, technicians and pharmacies nationwide, as well as educational materials. Peter practices both professions. As a pharmacist, he has experience in both retail community and hospital pharmacy. As an attorney, Peter has represented pharmacists, technicians, and interns all the way from Alaska to North Carolina. Peter has been doing MPJE preps for several states since 1998 and enjoys a first attempt pass rate for those using his materials of better than 98%. Licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, he is currently a member of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.

ADAM CUKER

MD, MS, FACP

Adam Cuker, MD, MS, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Adam Cuker, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from Yale University and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He continued his postgraduate training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in hematology/oncology. He holds a Masters degree in Translational Research from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program and Assistant Director of the Penn Specialized Coagulation Laboratory. He conducts NIH-funded research on heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, immune thrombocytopenia, venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulation. He is a member of the ASH Committee on Quality and Chair of the ASH Venous Thromboembolism Guideline Coordination Panel. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Anticoagulation Forum; is a member of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis; and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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Richard DeBenedetto

PharmD, MSCR, AAHIVP

UMES

Dr. DeBenedetto is Assistant Professor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration. He teaches in the areas of Community Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care and HIV. Prior to joining UMES he completed a residency in community pharmacy with Campbell University and Walgreens and practiced in Raleigh, NC, where he initially earned his AAHIVP certification. His practice and interests involve community pharmacy, pharmacy advocacy, HIV, transgender care, and substance abuse. He currently serves as president of the Maryland Pharmacists Association, as well as serving on the Maryland state PDMP Advisory Board, and the APhA Books and Electronic Products Editorial Advisory Board. His current practice site is at Chase Brexton Health Center in Easton Maryland where he serves as an ambulatory care pharmacist providing care to patients with HIV.Dr. DiPaula has presented at local and national programs and serves as Instructor and/or Coursemanager for several University didactic and experiential courses. She has published articles, continuing education programs, and a book chapter on psychiatric and substance use disorders. Her major area of research and practice interest is in patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Rebecca DeMoss

PharmD, BCPP

Staff Pharmacist, PharMerica, Albuquerque, NM

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. I received my Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Biology in 2010 and then a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of New Mexico. I completed a partial residency at the Raymond G. Murphy Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During my residency, I realized that hospital pharmacy was not for me and this realization led me to long-term care pharmacy. I began my career with PharMerica Pharmacy in 2015 and have enjoyed all aspects of long-term care ever since. Over the past year, my pharmacy team has noticed an increase in inappropriate prescribing of transdermal (TD) fentanyl (Duragesic™). In response to over 16 near misses that would have led to sentinel events, I began creating solutions and educating my team and the physicians involved in the prescribing errors. I created an internal TD fentanyl dosing protocol for the pharmacy, however, I wanted to do more. This past June, I volunteered to create a presentation for the annual New Mexico Pharmacist Association convention. The presentation received wonderful feedback, which fueled my desire to continue spreading my knowledge and passion. I am also scheduled to present at the local New Mexico Health-Systems Pharmacy Annual Balloon Fiesta Symposium this upcoming October (2019) and I will be a featured guest with the New Mexico Medical Society annual CME DVD. In my spare time, I love watching any MCU movie, or binge-watching Netflix and Amazon Prime originals with my husband. Dr. DiPaula has presented at local and national programs and serves as Instructor and/or Coursemanager for several University didactic and experiential courses. She has published articles, continuing education programs, and a book chapter on psychiatric and substance use disorders. Her major area of research and practice interest is in patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Julie Dopheide

PharmD, BCPP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, USC School of Pharmacy

Dr. Dopheide is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and holds a joint appointment in Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at USC’s Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Dopheide is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist who provides clinical service for adults and children with psychiatric illness at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Dr. Dopheide is the program director for the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency. She is a credentialled provider at LAC+USC psychiatry clinic and she supervises the PGY2 resident in the provision of comprehensive medication management at LAC+USC’s adult psychiatric clinic. Dr. Dopheide completed her PharmD at the University of Nebraska and a psychiatric pharmacy residency at the University of Southern California. Dr. Dopheide has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, professional publications, and textbooks. She has twice been invited to serve as a Healthcare Manpower Development Expert for the Ministry of Health in Singapore. She has also served as faculty for Tokyo College of Life Sciences. Dr. Dopheide is active in CPNP, ASHP, APhA, AACP and NAMI. Dr. DiPaula has presented at local and national programs and serves as Instructor and/or Coursemanager for several University didactic and experiential courses. She has published articles, continuing education programs, and a book chapter on psychiatric and substance use disorders. Her major area of research and practice interest is in patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Tammie Lee Demler

BS, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP

University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Demler is a dually Board-Certified Pharmacist with clinical expertise in psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy practice. She is currently the Director of Pharmacy residency training at SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and numerous academic appointments, including clinical associate professor SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, clinical assistant professor at D'Youville College School of Pharmacy and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College's Pharmacy Technician Certification Program (PTCB). Dr. Demler collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners to practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy. Currently, her clinical practice site is the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. She has presented medication continuing education programs nationally and internationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York.

Bethany DiPaula

PharmD, BCPP

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dr. DiPaula is a residency trained, board certified psychiatric pharmacist. She is an Associate Professor with the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy and has served as Director of Pharmacy at state-funded psychiatric hospitals for 16 years. She has acted as a residency preceptor for 16 years and Director of the University of Maryland PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program for 8 years. She currently collaborates with 2 community clinics, providing medication management and direct patient care for individuals with a variety of psychiatric disorders. She also provides medication reviews and consultations at a residential adolescent facility. Dr. DiPaula has presented at local and national programs and serves as Instructor and/or Coursemanager for several University didactic and experiential courses. She has published articles, continuing education programs, and a book chapter on psychiatric and substance use disorders. Her major area of research and practice interest is in patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders.

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Deeb Eid

PharmD, RPh

Regulatory Affairs Advisor, CVS Health

Deeb D. Eid, PharmD, RPh currently serves as a Regulatory Affairs Advisor in Pharmacy for CVS Health working on regulatory/legislative efforts throughout the country. He formerly served as Faculty at Ferris State College of Pharmacy and completed an Executive Residency with PTCB in Washington D.C. He has served on various national, regional, and local boards, working on pharmacy law, public policy, volunteering for political campaigns, and conducting research to advance pharmacy practice. His focus areas include pharmacist prescribing, pharmacy team role advancements, and evidence-based law making.

Alex Evans

PharmD, BCGP

University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy