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We engage disciplined leaders who know and understand pharmacy practice. We focus on supporting health-system administrators, pharmacy leaders and managers, residency program directors, preceptors, and others in their quest for excellence in their organizations, departments, and programs.

Sapna R. Amin, Pharm.D., BCOP

Sapna AminSapna Amin has more than 17 years of experience in oncology pharmacy.  She currently serves as  the Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager for the Investigational Pharmacy Services (IPS) at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.   She has managed the IPS for 12 years, including a staff of more than 25 employees.  Prior to this, Sapna was a clinical pharmacy specialist for the IPS and the Lymphoma/Myeloma Clinic.  Sapna serves on the IRB and Clinical Research Committees at MD Anderson.  She has numerous publications and presentations and collaborates on a number of research trials.  Sapna serves as the Committee Chair for the NCCN Investigational Pharmacy Sub-Group and as the Investigational Drugs Committee Subgroup Chair for the Association of Dedicated Cancer Centers.

Sapna earned her B.S.Pharm. and her Pharm.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  She completed her oncology residency at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.

Nenad Avramovski, M.D

Nenad Avramovski, M.D.Dr. Nenad Avramovski is a board-certified infectious disease physician. He maintains a private practice in Savannah, Ga., and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including St. Josephs/Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC). Dr. Avramovski has been in practice for more than 20 years and is currently Chair of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Southcoast Health multispecialty group practice, Chair of the Infectious Diseases Department at MHUMC, and Chair of the Infection Prevention Department at MHUMC. He developed and serves as the citywide Antibiotic Stewardship Program Director in Savannah.

Dr. Avramovski earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), and completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens in Flushing, N.Y. Dr. Avramovski completed infectious diseases fellowships at New York University, New York, N.Y., and at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIV Medicine Association.

Stuart Beatty, Pharm.D., BCACP, FAPhA

Stuart BeattyStuart Beatty has more than 15 years of experience serving patients, teaching students, authoring papers, conducting research, and delivering presentations in the areas of ambulatory care clinical practice and management. He is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy for the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Stuart also serves as the Residency Program Director for the Ohio State University PGY2 in Ambulatory Care. His expertise includes all aspects of ambulatory clinical and operational practice, including billing for services, pharmacist involvement in the medical home, medication therapy management billing, pharmacist involvement in pay-for-performance incentives, population health and outcomes, and transitions of care operations. Stuart’s consulting expertise includes assisting health systems, physician practices, and community-based-practitioner clients in preparation for or expansion of ambulatory clinical services. He also helps his clients align clinical initiatives with value-based payment models. Stuart earned his Pharm.D., with Distinction, from the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy in Ada, Ohio. He is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.

Katherine Benderev, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Kathy Benderev

Katherine Benderev’s career as a pharmacy professional and entrepreneur spans more than 25 years in pharmacy management, administrative, consulting, and academic positions. She is a Senior Consultant to ASHP, bringing more than 15 years of experience in healthcare consulting. Katherine served in executive and consultant positions with Visante, a privately held healthcare consulting company, as well as with her own company, bringing expertise to clients in business development and growth, operations management, strategic planning, human resource management, marketing, client service/retention, physician practice management, and financial management. Her academic work involved serving as Associate Professor, Director of Pharmacy Administration Education, at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy and Director of the Master of Science Program in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at NEOMED’s College of Graduate Studies.

Katherine earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore and her M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She completed a residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of California, San Diego, and a second-year residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Susan Teil Boyer, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP

Susan T BoyerSusan Teil Boyer has more than 30 years of experience as a pharmacy administrator, state board of pharmacy executive, consultant, residency surveyor, and educator. She has consulting experience with the Washington State Health Information Exchange and with the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation, and she has served as an ASHP lead surveyor for pharmacy residency programs for five years. Susan was the Executive Director of the Washington State Board of Pharmacy from 2009 to 2012, and prior to that served for over 20 years as Vice President and Director of Pharmacy Services for MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington.  

Susan’s extensive knowledge of pharmacy practice includes health-system integration, inpatient and outpatient operations (adult and pediatric), human resource management, budgeting and financial management, supply chain, and managing drug utilization and costs. She is a change agent with experience managing clinical services, formulary and P&T issues, specialty and home infusion pharmacy services, drug diversion, and emergency preparedness. She brings clients experience incorporating quality, regulatory, and compliance measures into all processes. Susan is able to assist clients with residency program development and assessment as well as preceptor development. She is ready to assist clients in nearly any healthcare setting.

Susan earned her B.S.Pharm. from the University of Washington and her M.S. from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  She completed a residency in Health-System Pharmacy at The Ohio State University Hospitals and later completed the Wharton Pharmacy Executive Management Program. She was President of the Washington State Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1999, has been a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and has served as a member of the ASHP Board of Directors from 1989-1993.

Jannet M. Carmichael, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP

Jannet CarmichaelJannet Carmicheal has served as a pharmacy executive, clinical pharmacy specialist, and academician for more than 30 years. In 2017, she retired from the Veterans Health Administration, where she was Veteran Integrated Service Network (VISN) 21 Pharmacy Executive for the VA Sierra Pacific Network, caring for 650,000 veterans in Nevada, Northern California, and Hawaii. She directed the Clinical Data Warehouse in VISN 21 and coordinated pharmacy operations; health analytics; pharmacoeconomics; academic detailing; and pharmacoepidemiology quality, safety, and value programs using the Clinical Data Warehouse and health analytics for the VISN. Prior to this, she was Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev., and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Jan is a prolific writer, authoring hundreds of original publications and numerous abstracts, proceedings, and reports. She is a frequent speaker on progressive pharmacy practice.

Jan’s extensive career and practice experience will help clients in many areas, including leadership, team development, population health improvement, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes, formulary management, drug utilization and cost management, credentialing and privileging, ambulatory care clinical practice and management, clinical services and practice model evaluation and implementation, pharmacy residency advancement, metric development, and health-system integration.

Jan earned her B.S.Pharm. from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and her Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a Fellow of the American Pharmacist Association (APhA). Jan is a member of numerous professional boards and committees, and has served in leadership positions in several professional healthcare associations, including ASHP. She has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, was named Federal Pharmacist of the Year by APhA in 2012, and was named the Iowa Distinguished Alumni in 2011 and the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2017. She and her staff received the ASHP Best Practices in Health-System Pharmacy Award in 2002 and the ASHP Foundation Medication Safety Award in 2012. Jan is the Past Chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS), former Chair of the BCPS Pharmacotherapy Council, and an ACPE Practitioner Reviewer. She has served as a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Medication Management Steering Committee and was a member of the CMS Medication Measures Technical Expert Panel.  

Curtis Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS-AQ-ID, FASHP

Curtis Collins

Curtis Collins has a record of local, state, and national leadership within the infectious disease community. He has an extensive track record of leading antimicrobial stewardship efforts in diverse healthcare settings. Curtis is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship, at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor. Curtis’ work in the area of infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship includes positions on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Infectious Diseases Technical Advisory Panel, the Safety and Healthcare-Associated Infections Work Group, the Surgery Maintenance Project Steering Committee, and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Steering Committee. He has also served as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pew Charitable Trusts Inpatient Antibiotic Prescribing workgroup.

Curtis earned his Pharm.D. from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and his M.S. and residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also holds Board Certification with Added Qualifications-Infectious Disease from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialists. Curtis has served as an advisor with various healthcare organizations including the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Group.

Sarah C. Erush, Pharm.D., BCPS

Sarah Erush

Sarah Erush has more than 35 years of experience as a clinician, academic, and researcher. She is currently the Associate Director for Professional Practice at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).  Previously, she served as the Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for more than 11 years, and before that as the Director of the Drug Information Service, Residency and Clinical Coordinator at HUP. 

Sarah’s areas of expertise include pediatric and adult clinical services and practice model evaluation, formulary management and P&T issues, and medication safety. She is also a skilled human resource manager and an expert in assisting clients with the specialized and unique medication needs of pediatric patients.

Sarah earned her B.S.Pharm. from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in Springfield, Mass., and Pharm.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She completed a specialized residency in drug information from the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Christopher A. Fausel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCOP

Chris FauselChristopher Fausel has more than 20 years of experience serving cancer patients. His expertise includes all aspects of oncology clinical and operational practice, plus billing for services, USP Chapter <800>, clean room technology and design, and integration of community practice sites into health systems. Chris has served as a clinical pharmacist and clinical director, and he currently serves as the Clinical Manager at the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Chris holds academic appointments in the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, at the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and at the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Hoosier Cancer Research Network, a not for profit oncology clinical research organization that serves as the administrative headquarters for the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Chris has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and is a nationally invited speaker on topics of oncology therapeutics and pharmacy practice.

Chris earned his B.S.Pharm. and Pharm.D. from the Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, N.Y. He earned his M.H.A. from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. He is a Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist and a founding member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association.

Michael J. Freudiger, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP

Michael FreugiderMichael Freudiger is a board-certified clinical pharmacist and USP Chapter <795>/<797>/<800> Compliance Supervisor at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif. He also consults with pharmacies engaging in sterile and nonsterile compounding, including hazardous drugs. Michael’s interest in the multifaceted area of sterile compounding compliance and implementation has led him to become an expert in areas such as regulatory compliance, risk assessment, clean room technology and design, and sterile compounded drug stability and administration. He assists clients with the development and maintenance of policies and procedures compliant with USP Chapter <795>, <797>, and <800>, including California-specific regulations. These materials include employee education, providing in-services, and writing learning modules with competency assessment programs as part of the quality assurance plan.

His California client sites have each passed multiple inspections with highly positive feedback from the state board of pharmacy.

Michael earned his Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Loma Linda, Calif. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP), and Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APP).

Geneen M. Gibson, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS (AQ-ID)

Geneen GibsonGeneen Gibson is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. Previously she was a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. Before attending pharmacy school, Geneen was a microbiologist for 15 years in the VA Healthcare System. She has been an adjunct clinical faculty member for numerous colleges of pharmacy and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia and a Preceptor for the Infectious Diseases Clinical Rotation for doctor of pharmacy candidates. 

At St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Geneen serves as Coordinator of the Antimicrobial Management Program. She is also a founding member of the City-Wide Antimicrobial Management Program in Savannah, Ga. Geneen brings her more than 30 years’ experience in infectious diseases to ASHP Consulting and its clients.  

Geneen earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville and completed pharmacy practice and infectious diseases residency programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases, and is a member of ASHP, ACCP, ASM, IDSA, and SHEA.

Roy Guharoy, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, FCCP

Roy GuharoyRoy Guharoy has more than 20 years of experience as a pharmacy administrator, academician, author, and researcher. Most recently, Roy served as Vice President for Clinical Integration and Chief Pharmacy Officer at Ascension Health, where he led the development of systemwide, value-based clinical excellence initiatives including strategy, design, and implementation of standardized, evidence-based medication therapy use, quality and safety protocols.  Since 2007, Roy has served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass., where he lectures on patient safety, regulatory requirements, and infectious disease management. 

Roy has also served as the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care system and Director of Pharmacy and Associate Chief of Section of Clinical Pharmacology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University System. His operational excellence and achievements in clinical and transformational excellence make him an ideal consultant for system integration and resource optimization; metric-driven, evidence-based medicine and clinical outcome optimization; financial sustainability, including 340B Drug Pricing Program optimization, ambulatory care practice management and clinical practice, formulary management, management of drug use and costs, and regulatory/compliance issues; and practice model transformation.

Roy earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota and his M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in Claremont, Calif. He also completed the Wharton Pharmacy Executive Management Program. Roy is a Past President of the Central New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2001–2003), a former member and national delegate for the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2008–2012), and a member of three expert panels for the United States Pharmacopoeia (Medicare, National Drug Allergy, and Healthcare Quality). Roy has received numerous awards including the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ 2016 Cheers Award, the United States Pharmacopeia 2016 Award for an Outstanding Contribution to USP Standards, and the 2004 New York State Patient Safety Award. 

Karl Kappeler, M.S., B.S.Pharm., FASHP

Karl KappelerKarl Kappeler’s career in pediatric pharmacy management and administration spans more than 25 years, including both inpatient and outpatient services. Karl is currently the Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he leads the operations of three outpatient pharmacies, ambulatory clinical pharmacy services, and specialty pharmacy services. He also serves as the Administrator of the Central Ohio Poison Center. Karl served for 15 years as the Chief Pharmacy Officer (CPO) at Nationwide Children’s before moving into a Service Line Administrator role in the surgery division. As CPO, Karl led the medication use systems within the hospital, in over 50 clinics and in four off-site neonatal intensive care units in other area hospitals. He is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, teaching graduate classes in pediatric pharmacy leadership. He has earned three grants as Principal Investigator in the area of pediatric health literacy.

Karl is a well-known and respected leader in pediatric pharmacy practice with key proficiencies in financial management, staffing needs analysis, operations management, medication distribution and control, emergency preparedness, and clinical services and practice model design. Karl’s expertise in pediatric services allows him to assist clients with strategic planning, medication safety, regulatory issues and compliance, and quality management.

Karl earned his B.S.Pharm. from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. He completed a residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and also earned an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Administration from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He has served in numerous advisory roles including Cardinal Health Corporation; ForHealth Technologies, Inc.; Medimmune, Inc.; Anesiva, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Eloquest, Inc.; CSL Behring, LLC; and Cadence Pharmaceuticals. Karl has served in leadership positions, including with ASHP, and he completed a two-year post as Chair of the Pharmacy Directors in the Children’s Hospital Association, a collaborative of over 40 leading freestanding pediatric hospitals in the United States. 

Kevin C. Marvin, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, FHIMSS

Kevin MarvinKevin Marvin is a national leader in pharmacy informatics. For more than 30 years, Kevin has demonstrated expertise in all facets of medication information technology including hospital pharmacy, retail pharmacy, software development, product management, information systems administration, and consulting. Kevin has served as a consultant, project manager, product director, pharmacy administrator, and senior systems analyst. He has worked as a consultant for Joint Commission Resources and a provider juror for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.

Kevin has installed or managed pharmacy systems developed by GE, McKesson, Eclipsys, Misys, Mediware, Cardinal, and Epic. He has also worked as product director and development manager for three healthcare software companies. Kevin’s Epic experience includes design and build, implementation, and optimization work at three major university health systems, and has worked with many others. His roles included Willow billing configuration, dispensing configuration, interfaces to robotics and unit-based cabinets, IV pump interfaces, order set build, oncology build workflow design, and project leadership. Kevin has contributed chapters on safe use of technology and electronic prescribing for two books published by ASHP and a book published by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He has also contributed chapters to the ASHP Pharmacy Forecast in 2014–2016.

Kevin earned his B.S.Pharm and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has received several awards in the area of informatics, including the Distinguished Service Award from the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology and two awards from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Kevin has also served as a member of national organizations working on information technology issues, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Panel, and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) E-Prescribing and Pharmacy Informatics task forces.

William H. Puckett, M.S., M.B.A., FASHP

William Puckett

William Puckett’s career in pharmacy management and administration spans more than 30 years and includes diverse health-system settings. He has provided consulting services for over a decade with Hospira, Ernst & Young, and Wellspring Partners, and as the principal at WHP-Rx Consulting and Speaking. Prior to his consulting work, Bill was the Administrative Director, Pharmacy and Patient Care Supply at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Heart Institute, in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. In these roles, and in prior pharmacy administrative positions, he developed financial interests and expertise in areas such as budgeting, charge master evaluation, drug pricing and rebates, and inpatient drug billing. He also developed proficiency in human resources management, staffing needs analysis, and leadership development. Bill assists clients in facility design, supply chain management, operations management, medication distribution and control, emergency preparedness, and investigational drug services. He is a change manager with consulting experience in strategic planning, medication safety, controlled substances and drug diversion, regulatory issues and compliance, formulary management/P&T, and in mentoring pharmacy managers.

Bill earned his B.S. Pharm. from The Ohio State University. He completed a residency at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and went on to earn an M.S. in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He has received numerous awards for his research, management excellence, and leadership. Bill has served in leadership positions in several professional healthcare associations as well, including the Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Texas Societies of Health-System Pharmacists, and ASHP.

Matthew H. Rim, PharmD, MS

Matthew RimMatthew H. Rim, PharmD, MS, is the manager of ambulatory pharmacy services at University of Utah Health. Matthew leads teams at the Pharmacy Ambulatory Clinical Care Center and is responsible for 65 pharmacy staff providing centralized ambulatory pharmacy services for outpatient pharmacies, providers, clinic staff, and patients. Matthew’s consulting expertise includes development and implementation of specialty pharmacy and ambulatory care services, pharmacy benefit management and data management.  He has developed and managed a centralized specialty pharmacy to provide system-wide comprehensive care coordination and 24/7 services, including a central prior authorization program to support primary care and specialty clinics, a pharmacy care transitions program to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, a pharmacy call center to support 11 outpatient pharmacies, and a central refill authorization program (which was selected as one of winners of the Best Practices Award by ASHP in 2015). Matthew is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pharmacotherapy in the College of Pharmacy at University of Utah. He is a course master for a graduate-level class, Operations Management, for Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy students.  He is also a guest lecturer of the Healthcare Financial Management class for Master of Healthcare Administration students.  Matthew earned his Pharm.D. degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. and his M.S. and residency from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rita Shane, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCSHP

Rita Shane

Rita Shane has an outstanding track record of more than 25 years as a pharmacy leader, administrator, and academician. She is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Assistant Dean, Clinical Pharmacy Services, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She has also served as a consultant for a number of healthcare facilities. Rita’s leadership with national and international involvement in pharmacy practice establishes her as an Executive Consultant with ASHP Consulting, able to provide consultations in any setting for most of our service offerings.

Throughout her illustrious career, Rita has done leading-edge work in demonstrating and measuring the value of pharmacy services. She has written over 90 papers and was the U.S. facilitator and author of an international paper on medication administration at the Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy held in 2008. Rita has provided over 190 presentations and recently served as the keynote speaker at pharmacy meetings in Singapore and Spain. In the area of research, Rita’s contributions are too numerous to list. Of special note, she was co-investigator of a 2000 National Patient Safety Foundation Research Award to study the impact of dedicated medication nurses on the rate of medication administration errors, which was subsequently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. She also served as an investigator in a multicenter study of medications errors recovered by emergency department pharmacists, which was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Rita earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Southern California. She has received numerous awards including being named one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety,” in the 2013 Becker’s Hospital Review and receiving the 2012 Harvey A.K. Whitney Award, the highest honor in health-system pharmacy. Rita has served as advisor and board member of many healthcare organizations, including serving as the ASHP representative to the American Hospital Association Health Professions Committee (2003-2008) and the Joint Commission Hospital Professional Technical Committee (2007-2013).

Douglas Slain, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FASHP

Douglas Slain

Douglas Slain is a Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist at West Virginia University (WVU). His clinical practice sites at WVU include the Infectious Disease Consult Service and the Infectious Diseases Clinic. For more than 18 years, Doug has shared his infectious diseases expertise through direct patient care, teaching and research. With more than 33 peer-reviewed publications, numerous domestic and international presentations and research in the field of anti-infectives, Doug has established himself as a subject matter expert in the field of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

Doug earned his Pharm.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He completed a residency and fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond. He has the distinction of being a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases. Doug has received numerous awards including the “Clinician of the Year” by the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists in 2007. He was also granted the 2012-2013 Fulbright Specialist Scholar for the host country of India.

Bruce Vinson, Pharm.D., FASHP

Bruce Vinson

Bruce Vinson’s career spans several decades as a pharmacist, administrator, and consultant. He is the Associate Director of Pharmacy Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Much of Bruce’s career has been focused on cutting-edge pharmacy issues, including clinical services and practice models evaluation and implementation; formulary management including biosimilars policy; automation assessment, implementation, and optimization; managing drug use and costs; clean room technology and design as well as USP Chapters <797> and <800> compliance issues; oncology pharmacy practice; investigational drug services; and pharmacy regulatory compliance issues. Bruce’s broad experience in pharmacy practice enables him to deliver consulting expertise in facility design; human resource management and staffing resource needs; medication distribution, control, and safety; budgeting and inventory management; operations management; and transitions of care operations.

Bruce earned his Pharm.D. from Wayne State University. He completed the Fellow of Executive Management Program at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Bruce has served as an advisor and member of the boards of several professional healthcare organizations including the Advisory Board, Joint Commission’s Medication Use Task Force, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Task Force, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Task Force, and ASHP.

David Weetman, B.S. Pharm., M.S., FASHP

David Weetman

David Weetman is a pharmacy administrator with over 20 years’ experience in health-system pharmacy. He is the Director, Acute Care Services of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), as well as the Coordinator of the UIHC Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. As a Senior Consultant, David’s experience in change management, human resource management, and leadership development contribute to helping clients improve medication distribution and control, operations management, clinical services and practice models evaluation and implementation, staffing resource needs, regulatory and compliance issues, and transitions of care operations. As a practicing administrator, David possesses considerable knowledge of automation assessment and optimization, facility and clean room technology and design, controlled substances and drug diversion, pediatric pharmacy practice, medication safety, and emergency preparedness. David actively works with critical access hospitals regarding clinical services and the provision of pharmaceutical care to rural populations.

David earned his B.S. Pharm. from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He completed a residency in Pharmacy Practice at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and earned his M.S. in Business from Johns Hopkins University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 Iowa Pharmacist Associate Health-System Pharmacist of the Year. David has served as an advisor and member of the boards of several professional healthcare organizations including the Iowa Pharmacists Association and ASHP.

Mark Woods, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP

Mark WoodsMark Woods’ career spans more than 30 years as a clinical pharmacist, academician, director of pharmacy, innovator, and mentor. He is currently the Clinical Coordinator and PGY1 Residency Program Director at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Mark has demonstrated sustained leadership of pharmacy practice, clinical services, and educational programs throughout his career. His expertise includes clinical services and practice model development, implementation, and evaluation; formulary management and medication stewardship; human resources management; staff development, coaching, and mentoring; pharmacy and interdisciplinary research; leadership development; and strategic planning. Mark has focused much of his career on the development of student, intern, and residency programs; training of preceptors; and, more recently, layered learning models.

Mark earned his B.S.Pharm. from the University of Kansas and his Pharm.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed a clinical pharmacy residency at UCSF in San Francisco and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Mark has received numerous awards for his research, distinguished service, and leadership. Additionally, he is and has been a member of various FDA advisory committees. Mark has served in leadership positions in several professional healthcare associations as well, including the Kansas and Missouri Societies of Health-System Pharmacists and ASHP.

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