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Emily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Primary Children's Hospital
Review and Recertification Course

Emily Benefield

Emily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant and the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Intermountain Healthcare-Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy from Washington State University, she completed both PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residencies at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her residency responsibilities and clinical practice, Dr. Benefield is active in the education of pharmacy students is an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Utah - College of Pharmacy.


Jennifer Dannelley, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Pediatrics
OU College of Medicine
Review and Recertification Course, Core Therapeutic Modules

Jennifer DannelleyJennifer Dannelley, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and maintains a practice site in the Cystic Fibrosis Center of Oklahoma at OU Children's Physicians. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from OU College of Pharmacy and returned to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. Dr. Dannelley serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency. Her research interests are centered on outcomes of cystic fibrosis patients related to drug therapy, specifically CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) modulator therapies.


Jennifer Donaldson, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
Core Therapeutic Module

Jennifer Donaldson

Jennifer Donaldson, Pharm.D., has been involved with neuro/developmental patients since completing her residency at United/Children's Hospital of St. Paul in 1993. From there she worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center specializing in pediatric epilepsy. Dr. Donaldson retuned to Indianapolis in 1996 and has had several roles within the pediatric pharmacy programs at Indiana University Health. In 2001, she returned to a clinical specialty role working with the neuro/developmental and pulmonary teams. Since 2011, her role has focused on the neuro/developmental patient population with emphasis on cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and general pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.


James Gilmore, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager, Critical Care and Emergency Department
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, California
Intensive Study

James Gilmore

James Gilmore, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, is the Pharmacy Manager for Critical Care and the Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to moving to California, James was a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. James graduated from the PharmD program at Northeastern University and completed an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 residency as well as a PGY-2 in Critical Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. James has an active role in bedside practice, clinical research, and guideline development/implementation in several clinical areas. James has held leadership positions within several interdisciplinary groups at to further patient care in the inpatient setting. James has given multiple national presentations on topics including pain management and glucose management in the ICU. James has peer reviewed publications in several areas including infectious disease, anticoagulation, and glucose management. 


Kaitlin Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist Pediatric Critical Care
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
Core Therapeutic Module, Intensive Study

Kaitlin  Hughes

Kaitlin Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is clinical pharmacist at Riley Hospital for Children. Her specialty practice area is pediatric critical care. She also serves as a preceptor for students from Purdue University and PGY1 and PGY2 residents at Indiana University Health. Dr. Hughes received her Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2013. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Indiana University Health followed by her PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hughes then attained her board certification as pediatric pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPPS) and worked as a clinical specialist in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care at CS Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine for two years prior to relocating to Indianapolis. Her current interests include drug dosing in ECMO and renal replacement therapies, infectious diseases, pain management, and pain and sedation in the critically ill.


 

Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FCCM, FPPAG
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Review and Recertification Course, Literature Studies

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FCCM, FPPAG, is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the OU College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the OU College of Medicine. He also maintains an active practice site in the Medical and Cardiovascular Pediatric ICU’s at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center (CHO) in Oklahoma City precepting PGY1/PGY2 residents and students. In addition, Dr. Johnson is a consultant for the Pediatric Pain Management Team at CHO. Dr. Johnson serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the OU College of Pharmacy and CHO. Dr. Johnson received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Following his tenure at Ole Miss, Dr. Johnson completed his PGY1 pharmacy and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residencies at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Johnson is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacy. In addition, he was inducted as a fellow of PPAG in 2016 and SCCM in 2018. His research/scholarship focuses in pain management, sedation, and drug withdrawal in children.


Nathan Lamb, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Core Therapeutic Module

Nathan LambNathan Lamb, Pharm.D. BCPPS, is a clinical pharmacist specializing in epilepsy and neurology at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Lamb earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University, in Des Moines, IA . He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, in Seattle Washington, and a Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. After completing residency, Nathan served as a clinical pharmacist supporting the neurology and epilepsy services at Boston Children’s Hospital for eight years before coming to Lurie Children’s. He has presented lectures on pharmacotherapy of antiepileptic drugs at North Eastern University School of Nursing and at The Michael J. Bresnan Child Neurology Course. Nathan also enjoys precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.


Kevin Lonabaugh, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP, AE-C
Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatric Ambulatory Care
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia
Review and Recertification Course

Kevin Patrick Lonabaugh

Kevin Lonabaugh, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP, AE-C, is currently a clinical pharmacist practicing in pediatric ambulatory care at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. His current clinics include the pulmonology, hematology/oncology, and general pediatrics clinics and he serves as a consult for other ambulatory clinical needs. Dr. Lonabaugh completed his Pharm.D. at Shenandoah University before completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy program at UVA as well as the PGY2 Pediatrics and Ambulatory Care programs. His interests include optimizing patient education and communication.


Erin Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
University of Missouri Healthcare Women's and Children's Hospital
Review and Recertification Course, Core Therapeutic Module

Erin Martin

Erin Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Louis University Hospital followed by an ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacy, and currently practices as a Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at the University of Missouri Healthcare Women's and Children's Hospital. Her primary practice site is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she assists in the management of neonatal medication therapy and parenteral nutrition. Teaching is one of her favorite components of the position. In addition to educating pharmacy colleagues, students, and residents, Erin plays an integral part in the education of medical residents, students, and other healthcare providers within the organization. It was an honor for Erin to receive both the Preceptor of the Year award from the pharmacy residents and the Terrific Tiger award from the pediatric medical residents this year.


Steven Martin, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Pediatric Operations Manager and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology
Levine Children’s Hospital - Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Intensive Study

Steve A. Martin, PharmD, BCPPS currently serves as the Pediatric Operations Manager and Pediatric Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He completed his PharmD at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Pediatric Specialty Residency at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX.


Rachel S. Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG
Clinical Associate Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Pediatric Pharmacist
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Review and Recertification Course

Rachel Meyers

Rachel Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, and the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Meyers completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mary Washington and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut. After graduation she completed a PGY-1 residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, and a PGY-2 residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In her current position, Dr. Meyers provides both didactic and experiential education in pediatric pharmacotherapy for pharmacy students and residents. She practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and General Pediatric Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her research interests include pediatric critical care, infectious diseases, and dosage forms for children.


 

Jamie L. Miller, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Review and Recertification Course, Literature Studies, Intensive Study

Jamie Miller

Jamie Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Miller completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Miller currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In addition, Dr. Miller is the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and OU Medical Center.


Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Review and Recertification Course, Core Therapeutic Module

Misty Miller

Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and stayed on to complete two years of residency, specializing in Pediatrics. She currently serves adult and pediatric patients infected with HIV at the Infectious Diseases Institute and as an associate professor at OU.


Jill Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Professor and Chair
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Review and Recertification Course

Jill Morgan

Jill A. Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is a Professor and the Chair for Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatrics residencies at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan’s current practice is in general pediatrics and in ambulatory care in a pediatric gastrointestinal and surgery clinics. She is also the Director, Pediatric Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.


Ashley Nebbia, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
Core Therapeutic Module

Ashley Nebbia, Pharm.D, BCPPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Nebbia’s post-graduate training included completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, followed by a PGY2 Speciality Residency in Pediatrics at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Her areas of interests include anticoagulation and sedation in pediatric cardiology patients and in family and patient education. She is active in national pharmacy organizations.


Kristen Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), BCPPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Indianapolis, Indiana
Core Therapeutic Module

Kristen Nichols

Kristen Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), BCPPS, completed her pediatric pharmacy residency at Riley Hospital for Children in 2011. She has since served as a faculty member at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For 6 years she practiced in the realm of pediatric infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. She is currently teaching full-time on campus and working on developing a new practice site.


Keliana O’Mara,Pharm.D.
NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
UF Health 
Gainesville, Florida
Intensive Study

Keliana O'Mara

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Jessica Otero, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist: Critical Care and Anticoagulation
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington
Intensive Study

Jessica Otero, Pharm.D., received her Bachelor's of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado. She completed a Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital of Colorado and has worked in critical care, primarily in cardiac, since then. When Jessica came to Seattle Children's Hospital, she joined the Anticoagulation Committee, which oversees the collaborative practice protocols for the management of all anticoagulation. She works on staff education for anticoagulation management and the development of resources and guidelines of care for various hematologic disease states such as thrombolysis, HIT, and anticoagulation reversal. Jessica has also worked with the Interventional Radiologists and Cardiac Cath providers on their alteplase protocol. She has been developing our reversal plans for anticoagulants. Her current research is working on Iron Deficiency management in heart failure patients, the use of Bortezomib for antibody mediated rejection, and the use of IV sotalol with our EP Team. Jessica is also a member of ISHLT and served as interim lead of the Anticoagualtion Committee.


Kate Reichert, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Core Therapeutic Module

Kate ReichertKate Reichert, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is a pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2013. Following pharmacy school, she completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Residency at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. Kate began her career as a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric oncology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. In May 2018, she joined the pediatric clinical pharmacy team at MSK. She is board certified in pediatric pharmacy and passionate about improving the care of pediatric patients with cancer through quality improvement initiatives and outcomes research.  


 

Jennifer Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Review and Recertification Course, Literature Studies 

Jennifer Thackray

Jennifer Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is a Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York, NY. Dr. Thackray earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2010) and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency (2011) at the University of North Carolina Health Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Thackray is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacotherapy. Dr. Thackray joined the MSK Department of Pharmacy in 2011, initially practicing in the pediatric oncology inpatient setting. Over her tenure at MSK, Dr. Thackray has assisted in developing pediatric clinical services in the outpatient leukemia clinic and the outpatient sarcoma clinic. Her clinical practice includes rotating between inpatient oncology, outpatient leukemia and outpatient neuro-oncology clinical services. Currently, Dr. Thackray serves as a clinical preceptor in these areas, a PGY2 resident mentor and a research mentor for PGY2 resident research projects. Dr. Thackray's clinical interests and research efforts include pediatric oncology supportive care measures (i.e., chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, venous thromboembolism, menses suppression, etc), pharmacogenetics and clinical guideline development within international organizations. Dr. Thackray is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).


Lisa Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services
UF Health Shands Hospital
Review and Recertification Course

Lisa Thames

Lisa Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services and Director, Education Programs at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, Dr. Thames serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Thames earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare. Dr. Thames formerly served as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit clinical pharmacy specialist, Pediatric Medication Safety & Quality clinical pharmacy specialist, PGY1 residency program co-director, Chief of Pediatric Pharmacy Services, and PGY2 Pediatrics residency program director at UF Health Shands Hospital prior to her current role as Assistant Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Services.

Dr. Thames has held various leadership positions including past Secretary and President of the North Central Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (NCFSHP), founding steering committee member and past Chair of the regional Florida Residency Conference (FRC), council member on the UHC Pediatric Pharmacy Committee, and Board of Director for FSHP. Dr. Thames’ primary areas of interest include pediatric medication safety and pharmacy leadership.


Emily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Children's of Alabama
Review and Recertification Course

Emily Waite

Emily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP, is Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite provides inpatient and outpatient care and serves as a liaison between the Hematology/Oncology and Pharmacy Departments. She also serves as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program for anticoagulation, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Waite’s practice interests include anticoagulation, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and coagulation disorders. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.

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