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. When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan, and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

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.

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.

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.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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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

Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP is a community pharmacist and medical writer based out of Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a BS in Biology and from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He has experience in a variety of settings, including community pharmacy, long term care, outpatient health-system pharmacy, and academia. He is particularly interested in medication safety and supply chain as well as in compliance and legal issues pertaining to the community pharmacy setting. He is currently pursuing an MBA from West Texas A and M University.

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Jessica Farrell

PharmD

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Farrell received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY. Subsequent to this, she completed an ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ. Following her residency, she was employed by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Farrell is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her practice site is The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, NY where she provides a variety of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacotherapy consult services, patient counseling and self-injection training visits, off-label insurance approval service, and adverse event monitoring and reporting. She also serves as the program director for the PGY-2 Rheumatology Pharmacy Residency program and as the Associate Medical Officer for the Steffens Scleroderma Center. Dr. Farrell presents nationally and internationally on numerous rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease. She is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and previously held officer positions for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)-Northeastern Chapter.

Brandy Foster

PharmD

Clinical Preceptor, University of Georgia

Dr. Brandy Foster is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where she did both her undergraduate and Pharm.D. studies. She has over 10 years of experience working in pharmacy, and currently specializes in independent community pharmacy, with a special interest in compounding. She also serves as a preceptor for multiple colleges of pharmacy and is an adjunct professor specializing in online distance science education. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, read, and be creative. Dr. Farrell is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her practice site is The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, NY where she provides a variety of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacotherapy consult services, patient counseling and self-injection training visits, off-label insurance approval service, and adverse event monitoring and reporting. She also serves as the program director for the PGY-2 Rheumatology Pharmacy Residency program and as the Associate Medical Officer for the Steffens Scleroderma Center. Dr. Farrell presents nationally and internationally on numerous rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease. She is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and previously held officer positions for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)-Northeastern Chapter.

Rachel Fritz

O.D.

The Eye Center of Central Pennsylvania

Rachel Fritz O.D. is a practicing optometrist at The Eye Center of Central Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia, PA with a Doctor of Optometry degree. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Millersville University. Dr. Fritz’s optometric interests include the management of ocular disease (diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, etc.), glaucoma, pediatrics, and contact lenses. She enjoys humanitarian work, and has traveled to El Salvador, in order to provide eye care to the impoverished in remote villages. She is a member of the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society, the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, the American Optometric Association, and the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Dr. Fritz resides in Lewisburg, PA with her husbandDr. Farrell is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her practice site is The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, NY where she provides a variety of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacotherapy consult services, patient counseling and self-injection training visits, off-label insurance approval service, and adverse event monitoring and reporting. She also serves as the program director for the PGY-2 Rheumatology Pharmacy Residency program and as the Associate Medical Officer for the Steffens Scleroderma Center. Dr. Farrell presents nationally and internationally on numerous rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease. She is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and previously held officer positions for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)-Northeastern Chapter.

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Gretchen Gaofoli

PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

Clinical Associate Professor West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Gretchen Kreckel Garofoli, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed a Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Her current practice site is Waterfront Family Pharmacy in Morgantown, WV, where she focuses on immunizations, diabetes care, medication synchronization, adherence packaging, and medication therapy management. She also serves as a site coordinator and preceptor for the PGY-1 community-based pharmacy residency program at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Garofoli's areas of interest include immunizations, diabetes management, medication therapy management, compounding, and program development and implementation in the community pharmacy setting. Dr. Garofoli was the 2011 recipient of the West Virginia Pharmacists' Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, the 2015 recipient of the American Pharmacists' Association Distinguished New Practitioner Award, and the 2018 recipient of the West Virginia Pharmacists' Association Excellence in Innovation Award. She recently served as the coordinator of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Immunizing Pharmacists Special Interest Group for the 2020-2021 Academy year. Her research interests include immunizations, diabetes, pharmacist provided screenings, and the impact of pharmacy-based patient care programs.

Mark Gaofoli

PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE

Assistant Professor, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

Dr. Mark Garofoli is a 2004 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and a 2008 graduate of the Strayer University MBA program. He is board certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with having APhA certificate training in Immunizations and Medication Therapy Management (MTM). He began his career with CVS Health for a decade of being a community pharmacist and “climbing the corporate ladder”. Eventually he made the decision to switch gears and focus more on clinical aspects by joining Humana Healthcare to perform medication therapy management, or MTM, for 6 years. In 2015, he accepted a position with the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy to develop an MTM program focusing on pain management, which then evolved into a managed care program performing reviews of patient’s pain management treatment plans. Dr. Garofoli is also the coordinator of the West Virginia Expert Pain Management Panel, which developed the West Virginia Safe & Effective Management of Pain (SEMP) Guidelines (www.sempguidelinesorg). Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the WVU School of Pharmacy, along with being a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. Mark has been a consultant in the field of pain management on many different avenues such as being a grant reviewer for the CDC, an expert witness in multiple criminal and civil court cases, numerous interviews and articles locally and nationally, and recently was the recipient of the West Virginia GenerationRx Award. Dr. Garofoli is also a certified pain educator and conducts presentations across the country revolving around pain management, substance-use disorder (addiction), drug diversion, and illicit substances. He enjoys the many blessings in his life with his beautiful and beyond intelligent wife, Dr. Gretchen Garofoli, and his son Luke in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Ashley Glode

PharmD, BCOP

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ashley Glode is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School Pharmacy. Before joining the University of Colorado, Ashley was the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation and PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned her PharmD from Duquesne University and went on to complete 2 years of residency; PGY-1 at Yale-New Haven Hospital and PGY-2 Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Ashley enjoys her current faculty position and clinical appointment in the Phase 1/ GI/ head and neck clinic at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Eric Geyer

BS Pharm, PharmD

Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens

Dr. Geyer has always had a passion for community pharmacy, dating back to his junior high school days when he would help his mother at her pharmacy. The accessibility, recognition in the community, and usefulness of pharmacy knowledge has driven him to become and advocate for helping improve access to pharmacy services and pharmacist’s knowledge. This even led to him starting his own podcast, the Political Pharmacist podcast. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Geyer is an avid long-distance runner and fitness enthusiast who became a new father in 2020. His daughter Annabelle is the light of his life with his wife Julie Anne. Their dogs Belle and Fitz complete the family in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the co-owner of RPH Properties, LLC.

Samuel Grossman

PharmD, PhD, CDCES, FACDCES

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Primary Care Dept of VA NYHHCS; Instructor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy of UC

Dr. Samuel Grossman is a diabetes educator and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in primary care at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Health Care System. Dr. Grossman has experience both in inpatient setting and outpatient setting. In the primary care clinic, he consults patients in areas of medication management which includes hepatitis C, HIV, pulmonary diseases, women’s health, Men’s health, and diabetes care. Dr. Grossman is a member of the pain committee and consults patients with risk for opiate addiction, including the use of Naloxone. In addition, Dr. Grossman is the cardiology specialist clinical pharmacist. In his cardiology clinic, Dr. Grossman sees patients with a variety of cardiac diseases for medication education and anticoagulation. Furthermore, Dr. Samuel Grossman serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing/ Physical Therapy of the City University of New York, and Adjunct faculty at Skaggs School of Pharmacy of the University of Colorado. Dr. Grossman is a member of the Chronic Disease Advisory Board to the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services of the state of New Jersey. In addition, he is the Advocacy Chair and a member of the New Jersey Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association and the Grassroot Coordinator & Co-Leader for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) New Jersey Coordinating Body.

Jennifer Gershman

PharmD, CPh

Freelance Medical Writer

Dr. Gershman received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in 2006, and completed a two year Drug Information Residency. Additionally, she served as a pharmacy professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews. Dr. Gershman has published research on prescription drug abuse, regulatory issues, and drug information in various scholarly journals. Additionally, she received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for her collaboration with the Broward, Florida Sheriff’s Office to prevent prescription drug abuse through operation medicine cabinet, a drug disposal program. Dr. Gershman has presented at pharmacist and physician continuing education programs on topics including medication errors, prescription drug abuse, and legal and regulatory issues and served as a peer reviewer for scholarly journals. She is currently a medical writer residing in South Florida. Kevin has received several professional awards, including the Pfizer Leadership Award and the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the South Carolina Pharmacy Association. Having served as a corporate communications trainer for Triad Isotopes, Kevin has presented to a variety of audiences, including a nuclear pharmacy symposium at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting. Kevin has served as an independent editor for several Paradigm Publishing textbooks, and currently serves on the professional advisory board for Paradigm Publishing. Kevin's passions lie in helping students achieve and surpass personal educational goals.

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Kevin Hope

RPh

Senior Director of Continuing Education, PharmCon

Kevin Hope, RPh is a Clinical Education Specialist with the PharmCon team in Conway, SC. Kevin began his career in pharmacy at an early age and has practiced as a pharmacist in a variety of settings, beginning with a retail pharmacy experience at Eckerd Drug Corporation in York, SC. Kevin transitioned from a retail setting to a Charleston, SC nuclear pharmacy setting in 2002, where he practiced for over 13 years. Kevin has served as an adjunct faculty member for the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, having coordinated and instructed the college's ‘authorized user’ program for nuclear pharmacy. In addition, Kevin has direct experience in the education of pharmacy technicians, having directed the pharmacy technology program at Horry Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC prior to joining the PharmCon team. Kevin has received several professional awards, including the Pfizer Leadership Award and the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the South Carolina Pharmacy Association. Having served as a corporate communications trainer for Triad Isotopes, Kevin has presented to a variety of audiences, including a nuclear pharmacy symposium at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting. Kevin has served as an independent editor for several Paradigm Publishing textbooks, and currently serves on the professional advisory board for Paradigm Publishing. Kevin's passions lie in helping students achieve and surpass personal educational goals.

Lauren Hynicka

PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dr. Hynicka is an assistant professor of pharmacotherapy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has served as a clinical pharmacy specialist on a general internal medicine team at the University of Maryland Medical Center for six years. She has also established pharmacy services in a viral hepatitis C clinic. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA. She then completed residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Internal Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond,VA. In addition to her areas of practice, her other interests include infectious disease, immunology, hepatology and chronic renal failure.

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Christopher Jerry

Patient Safety Advocate

President & CEO, Emily Jerry Foundation

Christopher Jerry is the co-founder at EJ Health Technologies, and the president and CEO of the Emily Jerry Foundation.

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Ashley Kindle

PharmD Candidate, MUSC

Pharmacy Extern, PharmCon

Ashley kindle is in her last year of pharmacy school at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and has had a passion for pharmacy since her junior year of high school. To get a head start on her prerequisite courses, her high school allowed her to receive an associate degree at Horry Georgetown Technical College by the time she graduated. After this, she attended Coastal Carolina University to finish up the prerequisite courses needed for pharmacy school. She is excited to finish up at MUSC to start a career in pharmacy. During this time, Robert opened his own compounding and nutritional clinic, which blossomed into a complete anti-aging clinic housing other integrative practitioners. Robert became certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis, a practice of kinesiology, as well as have trained and certified in other modalities such as Reiki, auricular acupuncture, a Certified Primal Health Coach and Registered Yoga Instructor. Currently, Robert consults with both patients to enhance their health through lifestyle medicine as well other practitioners to help integrate, promote and implement natural medicine in their practices. Robert also provides regular educational Wellness Workshops and writes regularly on the topic of lifestyle medicine and integrative care, and is the author and creator of the Integrative Pharmacist Specialist Certification Course here at freeCE.

Jacqueline Kostick

PharmD

Contract Drug Information Analyst

Jacqueline Kostick PharmD is a clinical pharmacist and medical writer. As the owner of JK Medical Writing, she has written and researched pharmacy-related material for Medline Plus, The American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Drug Information Red Book, the Handbook of Injectable Drugs, Pregistry website, and for organizations including Medscape, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), CVS/Caremark, and United HealthCare.

Patricia Kienle

RPh, MPA, BCSCP, FASHP

Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health

She received her pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Masters in Public Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She completed an Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an adjunct clinical faculty member at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is a Fellow of ASHP, was named Pharmacist of the Year by PSHP, and the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice from the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, the Distinguished Leadership Award from ASHP, and the John W. Webb Lecture Award from ASHP. She has served on the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, the Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission, and on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation. She is a current member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee.

Pete Kreckel

RPh

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Saint Francis University

"Professor Pete" Kreckel is a practicing retail pharmacist who works in Lemont Furnace Pennsylvania. He works for a five-store, family-operated chain in South Western Pennsylvania, where he serves as Director of Clinical services. Both he and his wife, Denise are 1981 graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He has worked independent retail pharmacy for over 40 years. He taught Pharmacology in the Physician Assistant program at St. Francis University for 16 years. He has been a regular PharmCon favorite since 2008, covering topics of primary interest to the community pharmacist. He was inducted into Pi Alpha, the Physician Assistant honorary fraternity, and was named as "Preceptor of the Year" by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association both in 2012 and 2019 for his dedicated work to the education of pharmacy students from Duquesne University, and from his Alma mater the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Kreckel was also named the 2014 Preceptor of the Year by the NCPA, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Pitt’s School of Pharmacy in 2015. Professor Pete has also created an intensive Self-Care Specialty course focusing on over-the-counter therapy designed to make you a better community pharmacist.

Robert Kress

RPh

Functional Pharmacy Consulting

Robert Kress,RPh, graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia PA in 1994. After becoming disenchanted with a chemical dominant based medical system, Robert took his passion for nutrition and became board certified in clinical nutrition through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, as well as trained as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America. During this time, Robert opened his own compounding and nutritional clinic, which blossomed into a complete anti-aging clinic housing other integrative practitioners. Robert became certified in Quantum Reflex Analysis, a practice of kinesiology, as well as have trained and certified in other modalities such as Reiki, auricular acupuncture, a Certified Primal Health Coach and Registered Yoga Instructor. Currently, Robert consults with both patients to enhance their health through lifestyle medicine as well other practitioners to help integrate, promote and implement natural medicine in their practices. Robert also provides regular educational Wellness Workshops and writes regularly on the topic of lifestyle medicine and integrative care, and is the author and creator of the Integrative Pharmacist Specialist Certification Course here at freeCE.

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Joseph LaRochelle

BA, PharmD, BCPPS, FCCP

Coleman Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Vice Chair Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy; Clinical Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Dr. LaRochelle received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from Saint Anselm College and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He completed a one year Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC and a Pediatric Specialty Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland Medical System Hospital for Children. He is currently Vice Chair and the Coleman Endowed Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He practices as a specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.

Sarah Lawrence

PharmD, MA, BCGP

Independent Educational and Pharmacy Consultant

Dr. Sarah M. Lawrence is an independent educational and pharmacy consultant. She has over 12 years of experience in the pharmacy profession, as a technician, intern, pharmacist, and educator.

Bob Lickwar

CPA, MST

Partner, UHY LLP; Managing Director, UHY Advisors N.E., LLC

Bob has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing CPA, and has worked exclusively with privately held businesses and owners to provide compliance services and sophisticated tax planning strategies including like-kind exchanges, tax efficient workouts and restructurings, reorganizations and estate planning services. He has assisted clients in the development of tax-favored and other retirement plans, and has worked with firm partners in developing tax efficient succession transitions, including acquisitions and sales of businesses. He also has extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities at both the federal and state levels.

Stephanie Langston

BA, MEd

Owner, Hands on Spanish

Stephanie Langston teaches Spanish at Georgia State University Perimeter College both face-to-face at the Newton campus and online. She leads Spanish instructor trainings at the college and was the first Spanish Instructor to teach online. She also taught for the Georgia Institute of Technology and Oxford College of Emory University. She presents at scholarly conferences and at universities across the country on a regular basis on topics related to online teaching and learning and on strategies for language learning. Stephanie is the President, Curriculum Director and Lead Instructor of Hands on Spanish, Inc. (www.handsonspanish.com). Her company's programs include "Pharmacy Spanish" (approved for 12 hours of ACPE credit), “Spanish for Nurses” (20 hours of ANCC credit), "Spanish for the Courts," “WeBspañol” (an online conversational tutorial) and "Uno, Dos, Tres" (a Spanish program for children). The programs are offered online at www.handsonspanish.com in multi-media format. She also led the development of 200 hours of Spanish curriculum customized for the Immigration and Customs Enforcements Agents of the Department of Homeland Security. New agents must take and pass the Spanish course in order to proceed with their training.?She has developed curriculum for the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education, the Georgia Center at the University of Georgia, the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the National Pharmacist Technician Association, and the Florida College of Advanced Judicial studies, among other organizations. Her clients include CVS/Pharmacy, Horizon Software, Kroger Pharmacy, AT&T and over 40 public and private elementary schools in the Atlanta area. Her co-providers of CE include AMN Healthcare, CECity and Pharmcon.While in college, Stephanie worked as a Pharmacy Technician and Interpreter. She frequently volunteers her interpreting services in her local community and provides her programs free of charge to medical missionaries and outreach volunteers. The University of Georgia sends pharmacy students each year to volunteer time and service to the South Georgia Farm Workers program, largely serving Hispanics living in that area. They utilize her Pharmacy Spanish online program. The California Health Sciences University also use Pharmacy Spanish. The University of Missouri Kansas City offers her Medical Spanish online course as an elective for their medical students.

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Celia MacDonnell

BS Pharmacy, PharmD

Clinical Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island; Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Celia P. MacDonnell, BS Pharmacy, PharmD is a Clinical Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Her teaching, practice and research interests are in diseases of the eye and skin, and inter-professional education. She earned a Bachelors of Science in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received the Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Eshleman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an acute care pharmacy residency at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. She is a board-certified oncology pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist. Since completion of residency, she has been involved in the care of Cone Health oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also served as coordinator for the ASHP accredited PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency 2017-2019, and currently serves as the primary preceptor for the gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancy rotations of this residency program.

Jessica Mack

PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology, Cone Health Cancer Center

For the past 2 years, Jesse Mack has worked as the oral oncology navigator at the Cone Health Cancer Center on the Wesley Long campus in Greensboro, NC. In this role, she assists patients and providers in navigating the complicated landscape of insurance authorization, copayment, adherence, and adverse effect management issues that can all be associated with the use of oral oncology agents. She earned a Bachelors of Science in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received the Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Eshleman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an acute care pharmacy residency at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. She is a board-certified oncology pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist. Since completion of residency, she has been involved in the care of Cone Health oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also served as coordinator for the ASHP accredited PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency 2017-2019, and currently serves as the primary preceptor for the gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancy rotations of this residency program.

Alexandra McPherson

PharmD

Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Ronnie Moore

Compliance Officer

Allure Specialty Pharmacy

Dr. Moore is a graduate from the University of Science in Philadelphia with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in Biology. Dr. Moore has spent much of his career in pharmacy management with Rite Aid Pharmacy where he joined the company in 2004. He primarily covered the Manhattan and Bronx areas where his responsibilities ranged from ensuring efficient pharmacy store operations to promoting a high standard of customer service. In 2011, he started his own compounding pharmacy in Bergen County New Jersey which he sold to Walgreens in 2015. In parallel to his entrepreneurial experiences, Dr. Moore joined Touro College of Pharmacy in 2008, as the Director of Pharmacy Practice, where he was responsible for experiential practice experience curriculum planning, development, and assessment. In 2010, Dr. Moore was promoted to Senior Director of Pharmacy Practice and, in 2015; he was promoted to Assistant Dean of Clinic Affairs. At the close of 2018, he step down from his Dean’s position to join a new venture with Allure Specialty Pharmacy and AllMed Medical Group in Bronx, New York. His role as department leader is to manage operations of the pharmacy division and to develop a post-graduate pharmacy program in pharmacogenomics, which will launch in 2019 in collaboration with Admera Health.

Bhavana Mutha

RPh, BCMAS, BCMTMS

Chair of Examination Advisory Board, The National Board of Medication Therapy Management

Bhavana is a clinical Pharmacist, a 20-year veteran in the field of pharmacy with double-board certification, valedictorian graduate, national and international speaker at various forums, and recipient of several awards in her practice setting. She has contributed to several articles published in pharmacy times, Drug Topics, Student doctor networks, and has interviewed industry leaders. She is chair advisory board member examination committee for the national organization NBMTM. She also serves as an advisory board member of the nonprofit Pharmacist moms’ organization with 35k pharmacist in collaboration with Pharmacy Times. She has been a vibrant team member of the TEDx brand and is actively involved in community collaboration and innovative minds. Bhavana is a consummate professional and her passion for the Pharmacy profession and patient care is unmatched. Her drive to thrive with every aspect of knowledge of drug development to the end goal of client-facing role stapled with grit led to pursue the double-board certification and she believes that completes the circle of the pharmacy profession. Her ingrained quality of compassion towards patients come from her deep-rooted mindful and spiritual practices. She has been a leader in her community reflecting servant leadership with many projects, nonprofit org, and NGO involvement serving the underprivileged. Bhavana is a mother of two beautiful daughters, a nature lover, has a dynamic stage presence with large audiences hosting shows and presentations, and loves to cook, read, and travel. As a thought leader, she loves to write daily quotes reflecting her vision and innovative mind. She earned a Bachelors of Science in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received the Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Eshleman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an acute care pharmacy residency at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. She is a board-certified oncology pharmacist and pharmacotherapy specialist. Since completion of residency, she has been involved in the care of Cone Health oncology patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also served as coordinator for the ASHP accredited PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency 2017-2019, and currently serves as the primary preceptor for the gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancy rotations of this residency program.

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Stephanie O'Brine

CPhT, MEd

Program Chair, Pharmacy Technician Program, Yakima Valley College

Stephanie O’Brine, CPhT, M.Ed., is passionate about empowering others through education. She has been an allied health instructor at Yakima Valley College since 2008 teaching both online and on campus in the classroom. Her enthusiasm for teaching and learning brought her to the Teacher’s College at Western Governors University where she graduated with a Master of Education, Instructional Design degree. Stephanie has been a licensed pharmacy technician since 2001 and has experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Her heart is in teaching advanced pharmacy technician practice as her most valuable and rewarding jobs before higher education work was in a Washington oncology center and a remote clinic in Alaska where she practiced Medication Reconciliation before it was known by that name. Stephanie is a proud member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA).

Katherine O'Neal

PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM, AE-C, CLS, FAADE

Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy

Dr. Katherine O’Neal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Associate Professor with the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. Her clinical practice is with Internal Medicine ambulatory care. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 in Community Practice with USA Drug and The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care with The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Tulsa, OK. She received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Her practice area is within adult ambulatory medicine focusing on chronic disease states, especially diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, migraine and asthma. Her research interests include patient empowerment and health literacy.

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Katie Petscavage

PharmD Candidate, University of South Carolina

Pharmacy Extern, PharmCon

Katie Petscavage is currently a 4th year pharmacy student at the University of South Carolina. She is originally from Manassas, Virginia and is interested in pharmaceutical industry regulation and patient safety. She discovered her passion for education while interning at a pharmaceutical company by giving a hazardous drug safety presentation to new employees. Katie is very excited for the opportunity to connect with pharmacy professionals of many backgrounds and learn strategies to help educate both patients and professionals throughout her career as a pharmacist.

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Bill Reynolds

Psy.D., MBA, MS

Licensed Psychologist, Office of Mental Health, Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Dr. Bill Reynolds has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field, including inpatient and outpatient settings, substance abuse research and treatment, and private practice providing consultations. He has been practicing psychology in Buffalo for the last 20 years. He earned his doctorate, a PsyD, in Clinical Psychology as well as an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Widener University. He has been a Licensed Psychologist with the State of New York at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC) since 2004. His primary duty at BPC since February of 2017 is to serve as the psychologist on the Admissions unit. He is the Director of Psychology Training at BPC and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UB. He served as the president of the Psychological Association of Western New York from September 2017 to August 2019 and has been the executive director of Superhero Alliance, Inc. since February 2018. In his personal life he has been married for almost 30 years and has three adult children. He earned a 5th Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and is local kararte school owner, independent filmmaker, would-be actor, stuntman, and Jedi Master.

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Janan Sarwar

PharmD

Career Coach, Medical Writer, Publishing Professional

Shelley Sasser

Collaborative Partner Coastal Region Human Trafficking Task Force

Horry-Georgetown Technical College with an Associate of Arts

Shelley Sasser recently graduated from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with an Associate of Arts. During her two years at HGTC, she led a human trafficking prevention project focused on promoting safety among individuals within South Carolina through education. As part of this effort, she completed extensive scholarly research on human trafficking, compiled retrieved information into a PowerPoint, and offered 17 presentations to residents of four South Carolina counties. This endeavor later gained statewide recognition and won first place in the 2019 South Carolina Technical Education Association Student Community Involvement Project Competition. Currently, Sasser is a collaborative partner with the South Carolina Coastal Region Human Trafficking Task Force. She now plans to share her knowledge of human trafficking with health professionals to assist them with identification of victims in the clinical setting. Aside from her work with human trafficking prevention, Sasser is a Life Scholarship recipient and a participant in the HGTC Honors Program. She was also recently recognized at the South Carolina State House as a 2019 All-State Academic Team Member and the 2019 Christopher A. Calhoun Scholar for outstanding academic achievement and community involvement. At this time, Sasser attends Coastal Carolina University, where she studies Behavioral Neuroscience and Forensics.

Nathan Seligson

PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, Diversion of Translational Research, The University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Nathan Seligson earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Florida prior to completing a pharmacy practice residency. Dr. Seligson then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in translational hematology/oncology focused on precision medicine in sarcoma. Dr. Seligson is now a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at the University of Florida. His clinical practice includes activities as a clinical pharmacogenomics specialist and hematology/oncology research scientist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Seligson’s current research includes work to better understand cancer biology and tumor evolution in order to provide actionable molecular subtyping and pharmacogenomic therapy guidance in sarcoma.

Karl Shallowhorn

MS, CASAC

President, Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC

Karl Shallowhorn is the Education Program Coordinator for the Community Health Center of Buffalo. Karl has been living with bipolar disorder since 1981. He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and has worked in both the addictions and mental health fields for over 17 years. Karl is the author of Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health. He is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and also works as a mental health consultant for organizations across New York State. Karl has provided a variety of mental health-related seminars and workshops for conferences, schools, and businesses on the local, state, and national levels. Karl serves on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association in New York State, the Mental Health Association of Erie County, the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network, as well as the Erie County Mental Hygiene Community Services Board, and the WNED/WBFO Mental Health Advisory Council. Karl has received numerous awards for his advocacy efforts in his professional career.

Stacey Schneider

PharmD

Professor, Saybrook University

Dr. Schneider is a licensed pharmacist in Ohio and Florida and has completed a residency in primary care at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, MO in conjunction with earning a teaching certificate in affiliation with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She has practiced in the community as a clinician and has been the director of medication management services as well as establishing health/wellness and immunization clinics. Dr. Schneider has transitioned into academia teaching both medicine and pharmacy students and her teaching and scholarship have focused on communication skills, clinical interviews, patient assessment, professional identity development, mentorship and women’s health. She has been certified as an instructor in Mind Body Medicine through the Georgetown University College of Medicine and has led several workshops focused on various techniques that involve self-awareness, meditation, reflection and wellness and is the founder of RaeofLight, LLC.

Julie Strickland

PharmD

Pharmcon

Julie Strickland is a PharmD graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She has experience in both chain and independent pharmacy practice, including ownership, with specific interests in patient safety and promoting positive patient outcomes. She now serves in Conway, SC as the Director of Continuing Education here at PharmCon.

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Eileen Trigoboff

RN, PMHCNS-BC, DNS, DABFN

Psychotherapist/Director of Program Evaluation, Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Dr. Eileen Trigoboff, RN, PMHCNS-BC, DNS, DABFN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a private psychotherapy practice in Western New York. She is an Expert Witness and a national and international speaker and consultant on a wide variety of clinical, research, legal, and professional topics including professional issues, mental health, pharmacology, assessment, psychopathologies, interventions, research methodologies, and statistics to health care, government, and corporate organizations. Dr. Trigoboff earned her Doctorate in Nursing Science (DNS) in psychiatric nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is Board Certified in 4 areas: as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry/Mental Health, Diplomate and Fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners on the American Board of Forensic Nursing, and in hospital and behavioral health program accreditation. Dr. Trigoboff is also on the faculty of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Trigoboff is the author of 8 textbooks and is coauthor/contributor to 14 books, and has numerous peer reviewed professional journal articles. She also serves as a book editor for clinical texts and on the editorial boards of several professional journals. Dr. Trigoboff provides expert testimony and reports across the country. She is active in community service venues, including clinical settings and support groups. Dr. Trigoboff teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as providing continuing education to health care providers, attorneys, businesses, and community services organizations. She also serves as a computer systems and statistical consultant, an outside reader for dissertation research, has received numerous awards, and belongs to several professional organizations.

Casey Trest

PharmD

Pensacola Apothecary

Dr. Casey Trest graduated from the University of Mississippi pharmacy school in 2011. He moved to Pensacola, FL to work at Wal-Mart pharmacy after graduation, where he was employed in different areas around Pensacola since May of 2011. In November of 2013 he was offered the chance to work in compounding pharmacy at Pensacola Apothecary as a staff pharmacist. It has been a great experience learning and continuing to learn such things as bioidentical hormone therapy, sterile compounding, topical pain relief, infection control, lab processing, unique over-the-counter herbal remedies, and much more in this field of patient specific therapy. Dr. Trest looks forward to sharing his knowledge in this pharmacy field as much as possible.

Bradley Trabookis

PharmD, RPh

InClinicRx

Darren Triller

PharmD

President/CEO, WellScriptEd Consulting Inc.

Darren Triller, PharmD, is currently President of WellScriptEd Consulting, Inc.. Doctor Triller has contributed to a number of drug safety and quality improvement initiatives at the state and national levels, including consensus statements on necessary anticoagulation-related features of EHRs and required clinical elements for communication for anticoagulated patients at discharge (i.e. the ACDC List), the creation and dissemination of the Management of Anticoagulation in the Periprocedural Period app (i.e. MAPPP App), expert guidance on the use of anticoagulant reversal agents, and Anticoagulation Forum's Core Elements of Anticoagulation Stewardship Programs Guide.

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Lori Uildriks

PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Clinical Pharmacist/Clinical Instructor/Academic Detailer, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Lori is a clinical pharmacist and clinical instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. She graduated from UIC with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Lori is board certified in pharmacotherapy and geriatrics. She has experience in community pharmacy, long-term care, managed care, and academia over the past 30 years. Lori currently works as a prior authorization pharmacist and as an academic detailer with Illinois ADVANCE. In addition to providing academic detailing services, she serves as a clinical content co-manager for Illinois ADVANCE.

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Jineane Venci

PharmD, BCACP

Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UR Medicine Primary Care Network, University of Rochester Medical Center

Jineane Venci received a PharmD from The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from the University of Rochester, and completed PGY-1 training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is employed as a clinical specialist at a large academic medical center and holds an academic appointment as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy. Areas of professional interest include ambulatory care and population health.

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Denise Warren

RN, BSN

Freelance Writer

Denise Warren, RN, BSN, has been a nurse educator in a hospital setting. In this capacity, she has authored continuing education materials for nursing staff as well as training and competency manuals for various hospital units. She has worked closely and counseled hospital staff regarding the prevention of medical errors and other topics related to healthcare compliance. She continues to write health-related articles and continuing education courses.

Zach Weber

PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University

Zach Weber, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice for Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine for Indiana University School of Medicine, and an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN. He received his PharmD degree from Purdue University and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty residency at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. His practice for Eskenazi Health involves the provision of collaborative drug therapy management services for primary care and endocrinology specialty practices. Dr. Weber's research interests relate to pharmacist-run chronic disease management services within ambulatory care clinics. His focus is on chronic metabolic and cardiovascular disease, with specific emphasis on expanding ambulatory care pharmacy services.

Bradley White

RN, PharmD

Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy Services, McLeod Regional Medical Center

Dr. Bradley White is the Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy Services at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC where he manages decentralized pharmacy services. Following graduation from the USC College of Pharmacy, he completed his PGY1 residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center. After residency, Bradley served as a Critical Care pharmacist for 11 years at McLeod in multiple areas including: Emergency Medicine, Medical Intensive Care, and Cardiovascular Intensive Care, as well as Trauma/Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care. He was a previous PGY1 RPD at McLeod where he served in that role for 13 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and coaching a girls’ travel softball team.

Jon Wietholter

PharmD, BCPS

Neurology Faculty Expert, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP); Clinical Associate Professor, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Morgantown, WV; Adjunct Associate Professor, West Virginia University School of Medicine

Dr. Jon Wietholter is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. After graduation, Dr. Wietholter completed a PGY-1 residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Health) which is affiliated with East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the WVU School of Medicine, and an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at WVU-Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Wietholter is involved in many aspects of the WVU School of Pharmacy curriculum with >100 contact hours annually and is the co-coordinator of three School of Pharmacy courses: Health Systems Pharmacy Practice, the Neurology/Psychiatry module in the Systems Based Therapy sequence, and Travel Medicine and Global Pharmacy Practice. Additionally, Dr. Wietholter developed and coordinates an International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in South Africa completed by 4th year WVU pharmacy students.

Brianne Wolf

PharmD, BCACP

Health Coach/Pharmacist, Choose Better Health & Wellness

Brianne received her PharmD from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in 2010 and has worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital settings since then. She is currently working as a part-time staff pharmacist in a community setting while also pursuing her passions as a Health and Wellness Coach for her own business. She thoroughly enjoys teaching others about healthy lifestyle choices that can help to prevent chronic health conditions and improve their quality of life. Her focus is on a whole food, plant-based, whole body approach that is backed with scientific evidence. In her free time, Brianne enjoys gardening, practicing yoga, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their 3 children.

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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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Steven Ziegler

PharmD, MBA

President/Co-Owner, Pharmacist-in-Charge, Moss Compounding Pharmacy

Bryan Ziegler, PharmD, MBA is a 2001 graduate from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and a 2006 graduate from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. After a few years in pharmacy practice, he completed an Executive Residency with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) from 2005-2006. He has practical experience in hospital, home infusion, chain, and independent community pharmacy settings but his true passion is independent community pharmacy, compounding and entrepreneurship. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center (KPIC) and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – University of South Carolina Campus until December 2016. In that role, Bryan focused his teaching and research in the areas of pharmacy entrepreneurship and management, compounding, and developing sustainable business models for clinical pharmacy services. In his role at the College, Bryan was involved with expanding the compounding training programs for pharmacy students and practitioners. This included online, live lecture, and hands-on training programs in both non-sterile and sterile compounding for non-hazardous and hazardous preparations. In addition to teaching, Bryan has also served on the Compounding Committee for the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy since 2014. Today, Bryan is co-owner of Moss Compounding Pharmacy in Florence, SC while also maintaining an adjunct clinical associate professor position with the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Bryan is “living the dream” as he operates a compounding pharmacy located in an innovative practice.