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Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

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Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Doctors Hospital

Tammy Young, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Medication Safety

Dr. Tammy Young graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1994, and completed her Pharm.D. at The Ohio State University in 1996. She completed a PGY1
Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in 1997. She
has been serving as a clinical pharmacist for Doctors Hospital since 1999. Her responsibilities include not only medication safety, but also formulary evaluations and P&T involvement, as well as clinical operations. In addition to attending several medication safety meetings per month, Dr. Young actively reviews all medication errors and trends the data which is reported to local and system leadership. Strategies are then developed and implemented to help prevent recurrent errors. In 2014, an OhioHealth Prism Award for Integrity was awarded to the RX-LIST (Pharmacy Lateral Integration of Safety Team) of which Dr. Young actively participates.

As a proud “dance-mom,” Dr. Young may be found cheering backstage at her daughter’s recitals. When she is not sewing costumes or driving to lessons, she also enjoys some time alone with a good, relaxing book.


Megan Keller, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE

Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Doctors Hospital Family Practice Residency Program
Residency Preceptor, Ambulatory Care

Dr. Megan Keller grew up outside of Lancaster, Ohio and instead of becoming a 3rd generation beautician she earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 2011. She went on to complete a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with Kroger and Ohio Northern where she provided and trained pharmacists on medication therapy management (MTM). Additionally, she enhanced a relationship between Kroger and a local Federally Qualified Health Center and implemented billable clinical pharmacy services to patients of the physician’s office practice.

After residency, Dr. Keller joined Doctors Hospital Family Practice in August 2012. As medical education faculty she assists the program director in the administration of the program along with providing education to residents through didactics and consultations. Dr. Keller also precepts 36 ONU APPE students throughout the year. Her other roles consist of medication therapy management (MTM), quality improvement, prescription assistance, and chronic disease state management – including diabetes education as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Her latest endeavor included facilitating the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) renewal and submission process. Dr.Keller enjoys the variety her position offers and is looking forward to sharing her experiences with pharmacy residents.
Outside of work, Dr. Keller enjoys volunteering with the Junior League of Columbus, finding the best pizza in the city, and convincing others that half-marathons are fun!


Brad R. Petersen, Pharm.D., MS

Pharmacy Site Manager, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Dr. Petersen is currently the Pharmacy Site Manager and PGY-1 Residency Director at Doctors Hospital. He attended pharmacy school at Ohio Northern University and has received a Master’s Degree in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, Dr. Petersen started as a pharmacist at Riverside Methodist Hospital. After working in the central pharmacy for a year, he completed the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at Grant Medical Center. His first position following residency was as the Medication Safety Pharmacist at Grant Medical Center as well as serving as the OhioHealth Pharmacy Services Education Liaison where he focused on sterile, non-sterile, & hazardous compounding.

After work, Brad likes to read, cook, and spend time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys road biking and on three separate occasions has completed Make-A-Wish Michigan’s Wish-A-Mile bike ride; riding 300 miles in three days to raise money to grant wishes. Upon hearing that a former Grant Resident has become a monorail driver at Walt Disney World in his retirement, Brad now strives to one day become Conductor for the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios.


Sarah A. Day, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Coordinator, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Dr. Day was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Ohio Northern University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2008. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2009. After her first year residency, she focused on inpatient staffing and clinical oncology coverage at University Hospital until matching with the PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Upon completion of her PGY-2 residency, Dr. Day took the position of Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Doctors Hospital and in 2011 she received Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist. In addition to practicing in her specialty area of critical care, Dr. Day is involved with many different committees and initiatives at both the hospital and system level. She is actively involved with OhioHealth’s pharmacy residency programs as well as local (COSHP) and state (OSHP) pharmacy organizations.
Outside of the pharmacy profession, Dr. Day has been riding horses since the age of 11 and has had her horse, Millie, for over 20 years. In addition to spending time with her horse, Dr. Day has three dogs – Abby, Sophie, and Lucy – all whom are rescues. She also enjoys exercising, cooking, and traveling as well as volunteer work in the community.


Sarah Hockman, Pharm.D.

Residency Preceptor, Anticoagulation Clinic

Dr. Hockman graduated from Ohio Northern University with her PharmD in 2000. She began working at Doctors Hospital shortly after graduation as a staff pharmacist. In 2006, she became a founding pharmacist of the Anti-Coagulation Clinic at Doctors Hospital.

Currently she splits her time between working in the inpatient pharmacy at Doctors Hospital and the Outpatient Oral Anti-Coagulation Clinic. She is the proud recipient of the 2014 OhioHealth STARS award and was also the recipient of the Prism Business Unit Awards for COMPASSION that same year.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, Max, going fun places like Zoombeezi Bay or ‘the Shoe’ for a Buckeye game. She also enjoys snorkeling in Hawaii and traveling just about anywhere. She loves to play a variety of instruments, from the trumpet to the steel drums, and she’s the first person on the mic at a karaoke party!


Tyler Copp, Pharm.D.

Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Dr. Copp was raised in Mount Victory, Ohio. He attended the University of Findlay, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2012. He started at Doctors Hospital that August, working in the inpatient pharmacy. He has served in several committees, most notably the readmission reduction team. Currently, he works with the Hospital Medicine Service (HMS) physicians on the ICU step-down unit, the inpatient pharmacy, and the anticoagulation clinic. In his free time, Dr. Copp enjoys running and spending time with friends and family.


Derek Bibler, Pharm.D.

Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Dr. Bibler was born and raised in Marion, Ohio. He attended Ohio Northern University where he graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2011. Dr. Bibler has been with OhioHealth for a total of eleven years, starting his hospital career with Marion General Hospital as an intern in 2005. After graduation, he moved into the role of inpatient pharmacist at Doctors Hospital in 2011. At Doctors, Derek staffs both the inpatient pharmacy and also the anticoagulation clinic.

Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his family and working with power tools. However, most of all, he enjoys reliving the golden years of the 1990s. In fact, his love of the past and deep philanthropy for all things 90's has helped to revive the well-loved beverage Surge from the clutches of antiquity.

 

Grant Medical Center

Tim Smith, RPh, MS

Pharmacy Site Manager PGY1 Residency Program Director, Residency Preceptor Departmental Operations, Quality & Regulatory and Human Resources

Tim Smith is currently the Pharmacy Site Manager at Grant Medical Center. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he attended pharmacy school at the University of Toledo, graduating in 1985. His first job was at the Wade Park VA in Cleveland where he was the pharmacist assigned to the spinal cord injury ward and the psychiatric care ward. Next he worked at the Community Hospital of Bedford. Tim moved to Columbus in 1990 to pursue a pharmacy residency at Grant Medical Center and a Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy from the Ohio State University. Upon completing his residency in 1992 he became a manager at Grant. During his 25 years with the hospital, Tim has been involved with implementation of their first computer system, robotics, bar code technology, operational improvements, and enhancement of the medication safety program. Tim is currently the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 residency program.

Tim previously owned and operated Pharmacy Learning Centers, LLC, a vocational school focused on training individuals to become certified pharmacy technicians. Outside of work, Tim is married with four children. He is active with his church and teaches martial arts part time.


Grant Walliser, Pharm.D.

Supervisor, Clinical Pharmacy Services
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Coordinator
PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Director

Grant Walliser is currently a clinical pharmacy supervisor, lead emergency medicine pharmacist, PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency coordinator, and the residency program director for the PGY-2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency at Grant Medical Center. He earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and went on to complete his PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Grant Medical Center. Using the foundation created by his residency project, he began to build a clinical pharmacy service within the emergency department of Ohio’s busiest level one trauma center. Currently, he oversees the expansion of the emergency medicine pharmacy service line, supports a pharmacy technician driven medication history program, and provides clinical pharmacy support to several health system committees.

Outside of work, Grant likes to golf, cook and spend time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys teaching pharmacy students at Ohio Northern University in multiples course.


Desta Borland, PharmD.

Clinical Operations Manager
Preceptor, Clinical Management

Desta graduated from Ohio Northern University with her Pharm.D. in 2002. She joined the pharmacy staff at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Westerville, Ohio, where she worked as a critical care clinical pharmacist, internship program coordinator, shared faculty preceptor for the Ohio Northern University experiential program, and residency preceptor. In 2013, she moved to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital prior to transitioning to Grant Medical Center in 2015, focusing on emergency medicine and operating room clinical pharmacy services. In summer 2016, Desta took her current role as Clinical Operations Manager for Pharmacy Services.

OhioHealth has a patient centered, forward thinking, and collaborative clinical leadership program. The Clinical Management rotation gives residents the opportunity to learn about formulary management, project implementation, and practice advancement in a large multi-campus health system. Desta enjoys tailoring learning experiences to the interests, goals, and learning style of the individual learner.
Desta and her husband Matt have two children, Cailyn the “Bear” age 10 and Tristan the “Tank” age 4. She enjoys being active, running, and learning to play hockey with her family. When summer ends the family can always be found rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.


Brian Kramer, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Operating Room/Orthopedics

Brian is from Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Zoology and obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013 from The Ohio State University. He then went on to complete his PGY-1 general practice residency at Grant Medical Center. After completing his residency he was hired on at Grant.

Brian is one of the OR pharmacy preceptors. He covers the main operating room as well as the Bone and Joint Center at Grant. He also rounds with orthopedic surgeons covering patients who have received total knee and total hip arthroplasties. Brian serves as the pharmacy representative for the Grant Surgery and Anesthesia Process Improvement Team as well as the Vascular Surgery Process Improvement Team. His clinical interests include anesthesia, critical care, oncology, and general medicine.

Brian is an avid Cleveland Sports fan. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.


Jay Lynch, PharmD.

General Medicine & Acute Care for the Elderly Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Jay is originally from Sioux City, IA. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in 1980 and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University in 1984. He completed a general residency from Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, OH in 1985. He was hired at Grant Medical Center Pharmacy following his residency and now has 30 years experience on the general medicine floor at Grant. Currently, he is involved with patient care on the General Medicine Unit and the Acute Care for the Elderly Unit.

Jay’s professional interests include infectious disease, therapeutic drug monitoring, and geriatric medicine. He is a proactive member of the health care team and loves the development and implementation of innovative programs to improve the health of those we serve. He is currently an active member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program.

He has served as a preceptor for Grant pharmacy residents, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy students since 1986 and Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy students since 2007.

Jay is married to an OR Pharmacist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He has two children.


Michelle Meyer, Pharm.D.

BCPS Nutrition & Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Nutrition & Pain Management

Michelle hails from the great state of Iowa. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 2002. Then she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Grant Medical Center in 2003. She had such a great time at Grant, that she joined the staff.

Michelle has been serving as the primary pharmacist for Pain Management and Nutrition Support Teams since 2004. She also helps shape pharmacy practice in OhioHealth by serving on groups including the GMC Pain Committee, the Women’s Health Continuous Process Improvement Team and the OhioHealth Opioid Safety Team.

Michelle missed her true calling of becoming a Disney princess, but enjoys pharmacy and the dynamic environment and innovation it provides. She is the pharmacist most likely to burst into song during your rotation. Singing along is acceptable.


David Robinson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Trauma & Intermediate Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Trauma

David graduated from The Ohio State University with his BS in pharmacy in 1994. He completed a one year residency in internal medicine at Doctors North Hospital. In 1997, he graduated from The Ohio State University with his PharmD.

David started at Grant Medical Center in 1997 covering the outpatient anticoagulation clinic and trauma service. Currently, he works on the trauma floor as well as the intermediate care area. He precepts pharmacy students as well as residents. He provides numerous lectures to the trauma residents and the trauma nurse practitioners. In 2006, he won The Prism Award for Stewardship. In 2013, he obtained Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist. David serves on the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee, the Residency Advisory Committee, the Trauma Continuous Process Improvement Team and the OhioHealth Anticoagulation Advisory Committee. In his free time, David loves to run and travel. He also plays French horn in a small community band.


Robert Rockwood, PharmD, BCPS

Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Acute Care (Grant Medical Center)

Robert graduated with BS Chemistry from Mount Union College in 1980. He obtained his BS in Pharmacy in 1983 from the University of Cincinnati, and his post graduate Pharm.D. in 1985 from University of Cincinnati. He completed a 2 year hospital pharmacy residency from 1983 to 1985 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Cincinnati.

Following residency, Robert was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy for a year. Since 1986, Robert has worked at Grant where he started as critical care coordinator. His daily clinical work at Grant includes surgical/trauma and pulmonary critical care rounds. He serves as the critical care preceptor for forth year students from Ohio Northern University and The Ohio State University Colleges of Pharmacy. He has also been an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy since 1986. He precepts all pharmacy residents in their critical care core rotation. Robert is involved with Grant Medical Center Critical Care process improvement team and Central Ohio Critical Care Team. He is an active member of the Antibiotic Stewardship committee and Residency Advisory Committee.

Robert enjoys volunteering at Faith Mission Medical Clinic once a month and traveling to Honduras once a year with a medical team providing medical/dental assistance through a church mission. He is currently studying Spanish language to enable further services to Spanish speaking people here at home and abroad.


Jena Whitcomb, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Hospital Pharmacy Practice

Jena graduated from The Ohio State University with her PharmD in 2007 and obtained her BCPS in 2013. Before becoming part of the pharmacy team at Grant, she was a pharmacist for Walgreens from 2007 to 2012. Jena joined Grant in 2011 as a night shift pharmacist. In 2013, she transitioned to clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department and most recently has taken the role as Medication Safety Pharmacist as part of the Medication Safety and Grant Leadership Teams.

Currently, Jena precepts residents in medication safety. Topics discussed include just culture, medication event review and leading the Grant medication safety monthly meeting. She is also involved in pharmacist scheduling and precepting IPPE and APPE students. Her clinical interests include medication safety, toxicology, and alert response.

Jena is the mother of 2 sets of twins (Addison, Ashton, Jackson, and Justin) ages 7 and 6. She enjoys fitness, sports and spending time with family.

 

Marion General Hospital

Amy Sieber, PharmD.

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Anticoagulation Clinic

Amy Sieber received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2010 and completed an ambulatory care pharmacy practice residency at The Ohio State University from 2010-2011. She is currently the manager of the Marion General Hospital’s outpatient anticoagulation clinic. She also staffs in the MGH pharmacy and chemotherapy/infusion pharmacy. Before joining OhioHealth, she worked as a community pharmacist for Walgreen’s pharmacy. She precepts APPE students and also precepts residents through a longitudinal anticoagulation clinic rotation.

Amy grew up in the Dayton area, but moved to Columbus during her residency. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys spending time with family and her 1 year old son. She is an avid golfer and also enjoys running half marathons, reading, and traveling.


Kent Launder, PharmD, BCACP

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Kent Launder graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2010. From there, he spent 5 years in retail pharmacy, working for Rite Aid. He came to OhioHealth Marion in 2014 to help launch the discharge pharmacy program. Along with outpatient pharmacy services, he is also leading the system-wide readmission reduction program at Marion. During this time span, he also became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

When it comes to the residency program, Kent introduces the residents to the outpatient pharmacy and med-to-beds program. This allow them to have a familiarity with ambulatory pharmacy, although not a current designated residency rotation.


Dan Sheridan, PharmD, MS

Medication Safety Pharmacist

Dan Sheridan has a pharmacy degree and a Master’s in Pharmacy Administration, both from the Ohio State University. He served as a staff pharmacist at MedCenter Hospital in Marion until being promoted to pharmacy director. Dan moved to Marion General Hospital when the two hospitals merged.

After a dozen years in pharmacy leadership, Dan shifted direction and became Marion General’s first medication safety pharmacist. He chairs the medication safety team and coordinates the hospital’s efforts to prevent medication errors. He serves on the OhioHealth Medication Safety Committee and Pharmacy-Nursing Committee.

Dan is a long-time member of ISMP’s clinical advisory board, and has been a panelist for ISMP’s Smart Pump Summit, IV Admixture Safety Summit, and IV Push Medication Summit. He also served as a member of the advisory panel for the 2011 ISMP Medication Safety Self-Assessment, and was the first recipient of the ISMP Volunteer Award.

Dan was a chapter author for Joint Commission Resources “Guide to the Medication Management Standards”, and has authored or co-authored articles in publications that include Nursing 2016, Pharmacy Purchasing and Products, and ISMP’s Medication Safety Alert.

Dan also serves as the chair of the Marion County Park Board, and has spearheaded the construction of the Marion Tallgrass Trail, Marion County’s first paved recreational trail, which will eventually be 12.4 miles long. He also chairs the board of the Prairie Parks Foundation, a charity that raises funds to support the county parks.

Dan and his wife Shelly are the proud parents of three adult children (Angie, Alex, and Emily) and one teen (Ryan).


Steve McPherson, BS Pharm, RPh

Infusion Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Outpatient Surgery / Infusion

Steve serves as the responsible pharmacist for the Marion General Hospital, Marion Medical Campus. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1989 and joined OhioHealth in 2013 when Marion General acquired the Smith Clinic where he had served as the pharmacy director for the Marion Area Health Center for 14 years.

Steve continues to work with the Outpatient Surgery Department and Infusion Clinic with an emphasis in Oncology and Rheumatology. He enjoys the opportunity to work closely with the physicians and clinical staff in this setting and serves as the pharmacy representative to the MMC Operations Committee and the OhioHealth Excellence in Chemotherapy Committee. Steve’s passion is to continually improve pharmacy services and care to their patients.

Steve married his amazing wife Jane while in pharmacy school and together they have three sons - Ben, Nathan, and Matt who unlike their father are all Buckeyes. Outside of work Steve enjoys the three T’s – Tennis, Travel, and Time with family and takes advantage of every opportunity he gets for each.


Amanda Styer, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Manager
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Amanda Styer is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager and PGY1 Residency Program Director at Marion General Hospital. Amanda graduated from Ohio Northern University with her PharmD in 2003. Upon graduation, she worked at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio. In 2004, she joined the team at Marion General Hospital where she worked as a clinical and staff pharmacist. Through the years, Amanda served on many system and local committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Critical Care, Anticoagulation, and Pain Management. She enjoys teaching and was instrumental in developing the internship program and the PGY1 residency program at Marion General Hospital.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and 2 children, Reagan and Cole. She loves to travel, meet new people and spend time with friends.


Tricia Sutter, MS, RPh

Policy and Procedure Coordinator, Staff Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Behavioral Health (Marion General)

Tricia graduated from Ohio Northern University with her BS in Pharmacy in 1994. She then completed a 2-yr residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital and a Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 1996. Upon completion of this program, Tricia accepted the positon of Clinical Coordinator at Marion General Hospital. Tricia has worked for OhioHealth and Marion General for 22 years in various roles including Clinical Coordinator, interim Director of Pharmacy Services, contingent staff pharmacist, part-time staff pharmacist, and Policy and Procedure Coordinator. Currently she is a part-time staff pharmacist, policy and procedure coordinator, precepts residents and students, and is a member of the CareConnect Clinical Change Team, and Residency Advisory Committee.

Tricia is originally from Greenville, Ohio, but now lives in Marysville. She is married to a pharmacist and has 4 active children (including a set of twins!). Her free time is spent being a mom taxi, cheering her kids on the soccer sidelines or at basketball games, and supporting them in marching band and show choir competitions. She enjoys cooking and watching sports including her beloved Buckeyes, Reds, and Bengals.


Patrick Pierce, RPh

Staff Pharmacist Marion General Hospital
General Medicine Residency Preceptor

After graduating in 1979 from Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Pat began his career as a staff pharmacist at Marion General Hospital. Over his thirty-seven years in the acute care setting he has strived to maintain high standards while involved in CII narcotic inventory management, infection control and the neonatal Hepatitis B vaccine program. Pat has met the challenge for pharmacists to become a more visible and active member of the healthcare setting with participation in the emergency response intervention plan and pharmacy consults for pharmacokinetics. He is willing to share his experience and knowledge acquired at Marion General Hospital in the role is as General Medicine Residency Preceptor. The Pharmacist Care Connect Resource Guide book he developed will help the new pharmacist become a member of the Marion General Hospital team.
When he is not in the role of pharmacist, Pat is husband, father of two adult children, baker, traveler, singer Barbershop Harmony and cantor at his church. He and his wife, Kathy, met at the hospital and have celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Europe.


Erica Wibberley, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Coordinator

Erica began her career at Marion General Hospital as a pharmacy intern in 2009. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, she started working as an inpatient pharmacist. Eventually she gained outpatient experience working in the anticoagulation clinic and surgery & infusion center pharmacy.
In addition to serving as the residency coordinator, Erica also organizes the pharmacy student experiential rotations at MGH and oversees the intern program. She is a member of the OhioHealth #2 Institutional Review Board and OhioHealth Infectious Disease Clinical Guidance Council, in addition to leading the MGH Antimicrobial Stewardship Team.

Outside of work, Erica enjoys cooking, crocheting, and being active with her husband, Ben, and their rescue dog, Colonel.


Jeff Hart, RPh

Staff Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Jeff graduated from Ohio Northern University with his BS in pharmacy in 1994. He worked as a Director of Pharmacy for Pharmacy Systems, Inc. from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 until 1999 he worked as a community pharmacist for Rite Aid before joining the Marion General Hospital team in 1999.

During his 17 years at Marion General he has been involved in the Disease Management Group for CHF and has served on the Code Blue Committee, Critical Care Committee and Residency Advisory Committee. At the OhioHealth system level he serves on the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee, Critical Care Clinical Guidance Committee, Critical Care Workteam and is an order-set reviewer.

Jeff is originally from Eaton, Ohio, but now lives in Marion. He is married to an elementary school music teacher and has 2 active children. He enjoys spending time with family. He also enjoys watching sports, especially auto racing, football and college basketball.


Kerri Karrick, BS Pharm, RPh

Clinical/Staff Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor

Kerri received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Toledo in 1997. She has spent her entire pharmacy career in the hospital setting including a 3-year internship at Medical College of Ohio. After graduation, Kerri worked for three years at St Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio before coming to OhioHealth Marion General Hospital in September 2000. She is a member of the Marion Clinical Informatics Group and is a volunteer with the KAPOW program.

Kerri was born and raised in Marion and currently resides there with her husband, Stephen, and three children – Stephanie, Joseph, and Andrew. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at her kids’ schools. She also hopes to one day celebrate a SuperBowl victory by the Cleveland Browns and a World Series victory by the Cleveland Indians. 

 

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Peg Huwer, PharmD.

Director, Riverside Methodist/Dublin Methodist
PGY1 Residency Program Director, Residency Preceptor, Administration and Leadership

Dr. Huwer is the director for Riverside Methodist and Dublin Methodist Hospitals. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and PharmD from The Ohio State University. She also completed a Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati. She has served on the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and ASHP’s House of Delegates and Council on Pharmacy Practice. Peg has served as president and director of educational affairs of OSHP and president of COSHP. She is a past recipient of the OSHP Pharmacist of the Year and Timothy D. Moore Pharmacy Management Awards and COSHP Pharmacist and Manager of the Year Awards.

Dr Huwer believes that “Preceptors at Riverside Methodist are truly dedicated to developing high-functioning clinical practitioners. I also place a strong emphasis on professional involvement with our residents. We are fortunate to be a part of this profession and being active in our organizations is one way to give back for the privilege we have earned to practice pharmacy.”

Outside of work, Dr. Huwer enjoys spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephews, as well as reading, traveling, and going to the movies.


Meggan Owens, PharmD.

Operations Manager, Clinical Services
PGY1 Residency Co-Coordinator, Residency Preceptor, Clinical Management

In her 13 year career at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Owens has had a variety of roles. Upon graduation from Ohio Northern University in 2001, she embarked on her first position at Riverside Methodist as a pharmacy practice resident. She was then hired as a second shift staff pharmacist, and later moved to first shift to cover numerous clinical areas including our three critical care units and the outpatient heart failure/warfarin clinics. In 2004, Dr. Owens had the opportunity to become Riverside Methodist’s first full time medication safety pharmacist. She transitioned into a clinical coordinator role and finally two years ago into her current position. Although each position offered its own unique challenges, one variable remained true. She really enjoys working for a progressive, innovative, and forward thinking company that places high importance on not only the patients we serve, but the employees who work for it.

While originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Owens and her husband settled in Columbus where they are raising their three boys, Tyler, Ben, and Jack. Any available free time is spent with her family.


Tara Fisher, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Residency Co-Coordinator, Residency Preceptor, Infectious Disease and Critical Care

Dr. Fisher graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a PharmD degree and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2006–2007.

She currently serves as residency co-coordinator and as the primary pharmacy preceptor for the infectious disease rotation. As a clinical pharmacist, she primarily works in critical care. As a preceptor, Dr. Fisher tries to facilitate autonomy to allow the resident to become a successful and confident independent practitioner. Dr. Fisher expands her role by actively participating in both the Corporate OhioHealth and Riverside Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittees and the Pneumonia Readmissions Work Team.


Lorrie Burns, PharmD, CPPS

Medication Safety Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Medication Safety

Dr. Burns graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1980, and completed her PharmD at Ohio State University in 2003. She served as Clinical Pharmacist for the award-winning Neuroscience Team for 23 years, and assisted in its attainment of Ohio’s first Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2004. In 2011, Dr. Burns became the Medication Safety Pharmacist at Riverside and attained Board Certification in Patient Safety in 2015.

In her role as medication safety pharmacist, Dr. Burns evaluates and trends medication errors, develops risk and error mitigation strategies, and assists the management team in implementation and evaluation of safety processes. She actively participates on the Medication Management Committee, Lateral Integration Safety Team, and the OhioHealth Safety Committee. She co-authored a manuscript detailing the strategies of the OhioHealth pharmacies for managing drug shortages, which led to an ISMP Cheers Award in 2011, and has worked on a system Opioid Safety team that has resulted in a significant reduction of opioid adverse events. She served as the president of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2015-16 and is a member of ASHP’s Commission on Affiliate Relations. The medication safety rotation is unique and designed to expose residents to the many facets of patient safety.

Outside of work, Dr. Burns enjoys travel, reading and running.


Pamela Buschur, PharmD, BCPS

Neuro Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Neuro Critical Care

Dr. Buschur graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2005. She then went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2006 and a PGY2 critical care residency at Cleveland Clinic in 2007. She worked for a year at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a unit-based clinical pharmacist in the Neurointensive Care Unit before starting at Riverside Methodist in 2008.

Dr. Buschur currently works as the neuro critical care clinical pharmacist at Riverside and serves as the pharmacy representative for the Neuroscience Continuous Process Improvement Team and the Brain and Stroke Committee. Outside of work, Dr. Buschur enjoys running, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Jennifer Elliott, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Site Manager
Residency Preceptor, Operations

In her 13 year career at OhioHealth, Dr. Elliott has had a variety of roles. She started her career as a pharmacy intern at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University in 2003, she was hired as a second shift staff pharmacist providing operational coverage as well as evening shift clinical support to the orthopedics and emergency services. In 2005, Dr. Elliott had the opportunity to become Grant Medical Center’s medication safety pharmacist. She added supervisor responsibilities to that role in 2007. Dr. Elliott gained significant operational and leadership skills through her tenure at Grant and was subsequently promoted to decentralized operations manager at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2011 and then to site manager in 2013. Each position offered its own unique experiences and Dr. Elliott has built upon each new role to provide greater value and service to the staff and patients of OhioHealth. She enjoys working in an environment that promotes creative and innovative minds who are consistently willing to change to excel in the ever changing health care environment.

While originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Elliott and her husband settled in Columbus where they are raising their two children. In her free time she enjoys family activities and sporting events. She is currently an active soccer mom and enjoys singing in her church band.


Mark Friedman, PharmD.

Cardiac Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Cardiac Critical Care

Dr. Friedman graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 1985. He then completed his PharmD at the University of Florida in 2002. He is currently the lead pharmacist for the cardiology team and serves as the clinical preceptor for the Critical Care Cardiology rotation. He has worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital for 26 years.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Friedman has enjoyed the opportunity to provide clinical pharmacy services to the cardiac critical care unit. Mark also serves as the pharmacy representative for the Cardiac Critical Care Unit Committee, the Surgical Heart Work Team committee, the Surgical Process Improvement Team, the Cardiology Process Improvement Team, and pharmacy liaison to the Interventional Radiology department.

Dr. Friedman was raised in Barberton, Ohio but takes great pride in being known as a “Great fan of the city of Cleveland.” Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with Sara, his wife of 25 years, and their three children Nicholas, Lindsay and Alex. Mark is a proud member of the Indian Run United Methodist in his hometown of Dublin, Ohio.


Matt Haldiman, PharmD, BCPS

Operations Manager of Clinical Services
Residency Preceptor, Clinical Management

Dr. Haldiman graduated with his PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2009. Following graduation, he completed a one year pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. As a member of the leadership team, Dr. Haldiman actively participates in the OhioHealth Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as leading this committee at the Riverside Methodist campus. Dr. Haldiman uses his experience as a clinical pharmacist to help him lead and continue to strengthen and grow the clinical pharmacy service line.

Dr. Haldiman enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and daughter, playing with his English bulldog, and fishing in his pond.


Angela Harding, PharmD

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director, Residency Preceptor, Critical Care

Dr. Harding graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with her BS degree in 1992 and a PharmD degree in 1994. She went on to complete an ASHP accredited critical care residency from Hamot Medical Center in 1995. She began working at Riverside Methodist Hospital as an intern in 1991, and had worked as a staff pharmacist while obtaining her PharmD degree. After completing her Critical Care Residency, she returned to Riverside in 1995 as a clinical pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Harding continues to be a clinical pharmacist in the Intensive Care Unit, is a preceptor for the ICU rotation, and is the clinical lead pharmacist for critical care at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is the program director for the ASHP PGY2 Critical Care Residency, which she established 2009 with the program’s first resident. With her passion for Critical Care and collaboration, Dr. Harding was instrumental in establishing both the OhioHealth Critical Care Pharmacy Subcommittee, in which she co-chairs, and the Riverside Methodist Hospital Critical Care Pharmacy Work Team, in which she is the chair. Dr. Harding also enjoys research and her work with the Investigation Review Board.

Outside of work, Dr. Harding enjoys spending her time with her husband, Steve, and their children Zach, Ethan, and Lizzy. She has been a true Buckeye since birth, and enjoys football Saturdays and March Madness.


Katherine Crawford, PharmD, BCPS

Cardiology Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Cardiology

Dr. Crawford graduated from The Ohio State University and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. During this time she also obtained a Teaching Certificate in partnership with The Ohio State University and established the Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate Program for Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Crawford has collaborated in the development of a pharmacist-provided discharge education program to reduce readmissions. Information about this program was presented nationally through an ISMP webinar. Dr. Crawford is a member of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists and contributor within the Professional Affairs division. She is passionate about precepting and mentorship. She follows a resident-centered paradigm of teaching where the preceptor and resident learn together in a collaborative culture. In addition to precepting residents on the cardiology rotation, Dr. Crawford is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Crawford is originally from Michigan, but came to Ohio to become a Buckeye. She enjoys running, reading, spending time with family and friends, interior design, and spending time outdoors on walks with her Siberian Husky, Lily.


Tracey A. King, PharmD, BCPS

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine

Dr. King graduated from University of the Science in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2003. She then went on to complete her PYG1 pharmacy practice residency at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. She worked for Sentara Norfolk General as the Cardiac ICU clinical pharmacist for just over two years before relocating to Columbus, Ohio. In 2007 Dr. King came to Riverside Methodist Hospital to develop and lead the clinical pharmacy program in the Emergency Department.

Dr. King serves as the team lead for the ED, is involved in many committees representing pharmacy including but not limited to a multidisciplinary Emergency Medicine Continuous Process Improvement Team, multidisciplinary Trauma Continuous Process Improvement Team, multidisciplinary Brain and Stroke Committee and chair for the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee.

Dr. King is currently pursuing her masters degree in toxicology through the University of Florida. Outside of work and school she enjoys time with her husband, two children and three dogs, training and competing in triathlons, running events as well as hiking, camping, sporting events and concerts.


Erin Meilton, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Meilton received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2007 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2007–2008. She is currently the lead pharmacist for the medicine team and coordinates the general medicine rotation. Her daily responsibilities include rounding with the Clinical Medicine team as well as covering an intermediate care unit. As a preceptor, she engages her residents as independent practitioners to challenge them to develop critical thinking skills needed to assess complex patient situations.

Dr. Meilton is most passionate about infectious disease, especially HIV. She currently sits on multiple committees including Medicine COC, Medicine CGC, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Sedation and Analgesia. Dr. Meilton grew up in the Cleveland area, but moved to Columbus after college and currently lives in Worthington with her husband, Brian, and their Jack Russell terrier, Athena. Outside of work, she loves cooking, enology and traveling.


Teresa Meier, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Oncology

Dr. Meier graduated from Ohio Northern University with a PharmD degree in 2007. Upon completion of her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, she joined the Riverside Methodist team as one of the clinical oncology pharmacists. She has played an integral role in achieving Ohio Health’s MD Anderson Cancer Network certification, expanding pharmacy services at the Bing Cancer Center, and establishing oncology best practices. She is an active member of the Ohio Health Excellence in Oncology Committee and serves as the hospital pharmacy representative on the Gynecologic Cancer Advisory Group.

Teresa is passionate about oncology and dedicated to advancing cancer care, research, and education. Her oncology rotation challenges the resident as an independent member of the cancer team to provide an evidence-based and patient-centered approach to care.

Originally from Indian Lake, Ohio, Teresa now calls Columbus home. She is an endurance athlete and enthusiastic member of her local triathlon team. Teresa and her husband Bryan enjoy traveling to races across the country, slowing down while at their lake cottage, and spending time with their three cats: Scarlet, Khaleesi, and Bob Ross.

 

System-Level

Curt Passafume Jr., MBA, RPh

System Vice President for OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
HSA Residency Program Director OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center
Residency Preceptor, Health System Finance/Budgeting, Health System Service Line Leadership Strategy, Professional, Practice Management and Development, Topics in Health Systems Leadership

Over a 35 year career that began with his graduation from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences along with obtaining an MBA in Healthcare Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, Curt has focused his practice in the areas of fiscal management, professional development and strategic planning. As the RPD for the OhioHealth HSA programs his goal is to incorporate the lessons learned over time from both his personal experiences, as well as those of the program leaders and preceptors, into actionable learning for the residents graduating these programs. His professional roles at a number of Fortune 100 organizations have included development manager, regional operations director, multi-site inpatient director and now the chief pharmacy officer for OhioHealth. In these challenging leadership roles, as well as in his early career local professional roles, it has been an important goal to bring solid application and execution to concepts of a more academic and learning environment. Successfully combining the long standing layered learning of the OhioHealth programs with successful leadership strategies remains his focus for not only his specific rotations but for the residency programs overall.

“I first need to honor the long standing history of our programs (50+ years for Grant and 40+ years for Riverside) and then incorporate the forward thinking and organizational success of OhioHealth to provide a training experience that continually provides a positive value proposition. This is not simply to our residency graduates but more importantly for those future practice sites where they are able to efficiently execute on that experience. Residency is about preparation and I want our programs to prepare clinically sound and leadership ready graduates. It is the combination of both elements that set the tone for their future success.”

Originally from Northwest Indiana, Curt is now fully settled in the Columbus area and he and his wife Jody are enjoying all the excitement this area of the country has to offer. With their children (daughter Maegan and son Nathan) now grown and cultivating careers of their own it is nice to be able to once again focus on new discoveries in an area that offers many of the enjoyments they share together. Welcome to Columbus and the OhioHealth family. There is much life and learning to enjoy – even in the midst of the rigors of residency.


Amy Beatty, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Director, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Medication Use and Process Improvement

Amy earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, in 2003. She completed PGY1 residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2004. Amy joined the clinical pharmacy team at that time participating in critical care, cardiology, medicine, heart failure clinic and the residency program, to name a few. She became the clinical coordinator in 2005 and was responsible for coordinating the P&T activities, as well as clinical service line initiatives. In 2006, Amy transferred to Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, to establish a new critical care clinical pharmacist position. She worked within that position for five years before being promoted to site manager for that campus. Amy was responsible for operations at the Doctors Hospital pharmacy for two years before moving into the clinical director role at the OhioHealth System-Level. Amy is an advocate for pharmacists as the medication expert facilitating safe and effective medication use for all patients. Her diverse background will provide a valuable resource as a preceptor for residents pursuing clinical, operational and leadership experience for their future careers.


Kelly Besco, PharmD, FISMP, CPPS

Medication Safety Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor. Medication Safety

Kelly Besco is the medication safety coordinator for OhioHealth Pharmacy Services. In her current role, Kelly oversees performance improvement and medication safety initiatives for the pharmacy service line. She also serves on the Institute for Safe Medication Practice’s (ISMP) Clinical Advisory Board, the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) Advisory Board and is a Member of FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Kelly earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. She completed an ASHP accredited residency in Pharmacy Practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital and ISMP’s Safe Medication Management Fellowship.

Kelly facilitated the development of OhioHealth’s collaborative model for drug shortage management. This model was recognized as a best practice by ISMP with a 2011 Cheers Award for setting a standard of excellence for others to follow in the prevention of medication errors and adverse drug events. She is also a two time recipient of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (OSHP) Medication Safety Award.


Natalie A. Gardner, PharmD.

Regional Clinical Manager, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Clinical Management

Natalie hails from Purdue with a BS in ’88 and her PharmD in ’98. She joined OhioHealth in 2001 as a staff pharmacist at Grant and moved into the clinical manager role there in 2007. She precepted the PGY1 and HSPA clinical management rotations under three different directors. Previously she had practiced as a clinical pharmacist, coordinator and educational lead at Community Hospitals of Indianapolis and Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, TN.

Natalie’s current role supports the clinical programs at five of our regional campuses and well as our new pharmacy informatics program. She plans to continue to support the PGY1 and HSPA Clinical Management rotations adding a regional focus. When the pharmacy informatics program is further developed, Natalie will coordinate rotations in that arena with the ultimate goal of having a specialty residency to support this growing practice area. She truly enjoys teaching and learning and considers OhioHealth’s residency program as a great opportunity for both.


Tara L. Hanuscak, PharmD, MS

Business Director, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Health System Finance/Budgeting, Business Management

Tara received her BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD, and MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration degrees from The Ohio State University. She has held various roles at OhioHealth, initially as an intern at Riverside Methodist Hospital where she later pursued the pharmacy administration residency program and upon completion was hired as the pharmacy business manager. In her current role as business director, she leads a team supporting revenue cycle, procurement, contracting, automation/ technology, budget, revenue cycle and data management needs across OhioHealth’s pharmacy service line.

In the summer, she enjoys traveling to Michigan with her husband Mike and three boys to reconnect with extended family for a week at Bass Lake. When the fall rolls around, she is an avid college football fan.


Bob Hammond, RPh, MS

Automation/Operations Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Information Systems Management

Mr. Hammond grew up in McConnelsville, Ohio, attended Marietta College and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with a B.S. degree in 1972. He completed his Master of Science at The Ohio State University in 1987 with emphasis on Computer Science and Management. Mr. Hammond has been a member of APhA, OSPA, ASHP, OSHP and COSHP since 1972. He served our country for 29 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Four years were spent on active duty including activation during Desert Storm 1. He retired in 2001 as a Lieutenant Colonel with his final assignment as Commander of the 914th US Army Combat Support Hospital (HUS). Mr. Hammond started his career at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1969 as a technician, then pharmacy intern in 1970, staff pharmacist in 1976, and manager in 1978. He was selected the central Ohio Pharmacy Manager of the year in 1998. During his tenure at Riverside Methodist Hospital, he has been involved in human resource management, supported the changing environment of information technology in a variety of endeavors and capacities, while implementing four Pharmacy Information systems and serving as the national SIG chair of two user groups. Inin his operations manager role, Mr. Hammond had oversight of central and decentralized distribution activities including robotic, bar code technologies, wireless handheld automation activities and billing/auditing of IVs and medications. In 2011, Mr. Hammond moved into the OhioHealth pharmacy services automation/operations coordinator position where he has continued to utilize and share his knowledge and experiences across all OhioHealth pharmacies. He regularly counsels with pharmacy residents desiring exposure to informatics topics and assists with research data design and collection.


Michele Holley, MS, PharmD.

Regional Pharmacy Director, Marion General Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital O’Bleness Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital
Residency Preceptor, Regional Leadership

After completion of her residency program and Master’s Degree in Health-System Pharmacy Administration in 2008, Dr. Holley returned to OhioHealth in 2010 as site manager at Riverside Methodist Hospital. In 2013, she accepted a new role as the first regional director for pharmacy services — a position created to align OhioHealth pharmacy services and support regional integration of new system members. Michelle and her teams have worked to ensure safety standards across the system, a system-wide capital project to update all compounding facilities with the organization. Expansion of advancement opportunities including a Pharmacist Career Advancement Program (PCAP), lead technician positions, and technician area specialist positions have also been adopted at many of the regional campuses. All sites are also aligning with other initiatives to standardize best practices, including automated dispensing cabinets, IV smart pumps, ambulatory clinics, and clinical programs – including a new residency program! OhioHealth embarked on its first Discharge Pharmacy at Marion General to provide prescription services to patients before leaving our system — another opportunity for pharmacy to lead the way in the improvement of our transitions of care.

Michele enjoys spending time with her husband (Franklin), her son (Trey), and her nieces and nephews. Michele and her husband also have a rental home company (including a condo in Orlando!), and spend most weekends in the fall either supporting their hometown high school football team or cheering on the West Virginia Mountaineers!


Linda Huang, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Medication Utilization Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Medication Use and Process Improvement

Linda earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. She completed a combined MS/health-system pharmacy administration residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/The Ohio State University. Upon completion of her residency, she entered her current role as the medication utilization coordinator for OhioHealth Pharmacy Services. In her role, Linda oversees formulary management (including the System P&T Committee and related activities), medication utilization opportunities, and regional integration of formulary/policies.

In her free time, Linda enjoys powerlifting, exploring new restaurants and breweries, traveling, and napping with her greyhound, Zara.


Drew Luder, PharmD, MS, BCPS

System Director of Compliance and Learning, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Regulatory Compliance

Drew received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2011. After graduation, he completed a PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. During that time, he also received his Masters of Science with an emphasis on Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University, as well as Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Drew is currently the System Director of Compliance and Learning for OhioHealth Pharmacy Services. In his role, he assures that the system pharmacies and pharmacists are compliant with applicable state and federal regulations and serves as a liaison with the Offices of General Counsel and Compliance and various regulatory bodies. Additionally he oversees the competency, education, and development programs for pharmacists and technicians throughout the system. In addition to his work in the hospital, Drew has been an active member of the pharmacy professional advocacy community, and played a large role in the passage of legislation to allow pharmacists’ prescriptive authority in Ohio.


Gretchen Roeger, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Medication Use and Process Improvement

Gretchen earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University and completed a PGY1 residency at Mount Carmel West in Columbus, OH. Prior to assuming the role of Clinical Coordinator Gretchen worked to established a clinical pharmacy program at Grady Memorial Hospital. She served as the clinical pharmacist at Grady for 6 years, helping to shape new clinical services. In her role as Clinical Coordinator she oversees medication use and process improvement activities, policy standardization, antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, and technology related to medication utilization. In her free time she enjoys traveling & spending time with friends and family.


Scott H. Tekancic, RPh

Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services

Scott Tekancic is a highly successful pharmacy operations executive with ten years of progressive industry experience in leading multi-unit pharmacy operations, including retail, mail order, outpatient ambulatory, infusion, and long-term care pharmacy operations.

Currently, Scott is director of ambulatory pharmacy services, within OhioHealth pharmacy services, focusing on continuums and transition of patient care through outpatient, medication therapy management, infusion, and emergency service pharmacies. Prior to this position, Scott was vice president of retail and ambulatory pharmacy services at McClaren Homecare Group, located in Michigan. For eight years previous, he directed multi-unit retail pharmacy operations at CVS/Caremark in Columbus, Ohio.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio Northern University, and is a licensed pharmacist in the state of Ohio. He currently resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and two children.