Education

Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Education

Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Pharmacy Preceptor Bios

Doctors Hospital

Brad Petersen, PharmD, MS

Brad Petersen Pharmacy Site Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director

Dr. Petersen is currently the Pharmacy Site Manager and PGY-1 Residency Director at Doctors Hospital in which he oversees all aspects of pharmacy including clinical and operational workflows. 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. He then completed the Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at Grant Medical Center and went on to fill roles as the Medication Safety Pharmacist and as an Operations Manager following his residency.

After work, Brad likes to read, cook, and spend time with his wife and children. 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 Foos, PharmD, BCCCP

Sarah Day Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Coordinator

Dr. Foos is currently the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist and PGY-1 Residency Coordinator at Doctors Hospital. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and 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 of 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. Foos took the position of Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Doctors Hospital. In 2017, she obtained certification as a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist. Dr. Foos is actively involved with OhioHealth’s pharmacy residency programs as well as local, state, and national pharmacy organizations and critical care organizations. Her areas of interest include advocating for the profession of pharmacy, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics in critical illness, continuous renal replacement therapy, infectious diseases, and toxicology.

Outside of the pharmacy profession, Dr. Foos enjoys spending time with her husband and their pets – her first horse Millie and three rescued dogs – Abby, Sophie, and Lucy. She also enjoys home improvement projects, exercising, cooking, and traveling.

Tyler Copp, PharmD

Tyler Copp 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.

Sarah Hockman, PharmD

Sarah Hockman 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!

Shane Naylor, PharmD

Shane Naylor Pharmacy Preceptor, Cardiology

Dr. Shane Naylor was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2016 from Ohio Northern University. After graduation, he completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio in 2017. Shortly after residency completion, Shane accepted a position as a clinical pharmacist at Doctors Hospital. He has spent the majority of his time at Doctors focusing on implementing and participating in an interdisciplinary rounding process on the cardiovascular step down unit.

In his spare time, Shane is an avid Buckeye, Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Crew, and Cincinnati Reds fan. He enjoys attending and watching games, as well as doing some traveling. He also likes to work out, run, and play volleyball/soccer.

Chelsey Smith, PharmD

Chelsey Smith Family Practice Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Family Practice

Dr. Chelsey Smith is currently a Shared Faculty Pharmacist at Doctors Hospital Family Practice and Ohio Northern University. She attended pharmacy school at Ohio Northern University and completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Affairs Clinic in Columbus, Ohio. Her special interests in pharmacy include chronic disease state management in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and anticoagulation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, finding new hiking trails, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog!

Jeremy Taylor, PharmD, BCPS

Jeremy Taylor Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Jeremy earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2003. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV from 2003-2004, and his PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN from 2004-2005. Jeremy spent his first three years in practice as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases from 2005-2008 with Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. During this time he also served as an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, serving as a preceptor for students, PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents. In 2008, Jeremy joined The Ohio State University Medical Center as part of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, working as a Specialty Practice Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases and as a Clinical Assistant Professor, serving as a preceptor for students and residents. In 2013, he transitioned to a Research Pharmacist position with the Investigational Drug Service for The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. Jeremy joined OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in 2017 as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist. Additionally, he is the Doctors Hospital pharmacy representative for OhioHealth Formulary Advisory Committee and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with family, practicing Martial Arts, golfing, fishing, playing trumpet, and cycling.

Tammy Young, PharmD

Tammy Young 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. For many years, her responsibilities include not only medication safety, but also formulary evaluations and P&T involvement, as well as clinical operations. 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. In early 2017, Dr. Young’s position changed to Lead Medication Safety pharmacist for Doctors Hospital with a greater focus on medication safety with staffing requirements. 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.

As a proud “dance-mom,” Dr. Young may be found cheering backstage at her daughter’s dance competitions and recitals. When she is not sewing costumes or driving to lessons, she also enjoys some time alone with a good, relaxing book. Other interests include water aerobics, teaching elementary Sunday School, and a good spa day!

 

Grant Medical Center

Tim Smith, RPh, MS

Pharmacy Site Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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, PharmD

Grant Walliser Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Coordinator
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

Grant Walliser serves as PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency coordinator, the residency program director for the PGY-2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency at Grant Medical Center in addition to his clinical leadership role. 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. He continues to provide leadership to the emergency medicine pharmacy service line and pharmacy technician driven medication history programs, which have grown into a 24 hour, 7 days a week operation. Additionally, he provides clinical pharmacy support to several health-system and hospital committees.

Outside of work, Grant likes to golf, cook and spend time with his wife, Kelly, daughter, Ruby, and son, Roscoe.

Desta Borland, PharmD

Desta Borland 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 12 and Tristan the “Tank” age 6. 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, PharmD

Brian Kramer 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.

Lauren Lopez, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Residency Preceptor: Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Lauren completed her PharmD from Midwestern University in 2008. She later completed a PGY1 residency at Grant Medical Center in 2009. Following residency, Lauren continued as a clinical pharmacist where she completed her BCPS certification. Lauren currently works as the primary preceptor for the antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) APPE and PGY-1 rotation. Her professional interests include highly-resistant gram negative organisms, refractory MRSA infections, and caring for the hospitalized HIV patient. Lauren also covers the critical care units and staffs in the central pharmacy.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys gardening, baking, yoga, and taking her dog Edgar on long walks.

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.

Jena Merrill, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Infusion Services Coordinator
Residency Preceptor: Oncology

Jena graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2009 with a PharmD. Subsequently, she completed a PGY1 residency at the Grant Medical Center where she stayed on as a clinical pharmacist. Outside of pharmacy, Jena enjoys traveling along with cooking/baking.

Michelle Meyer, PharmD

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.

Taylor Roberson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Taylor Roberson graduated with her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2015. She then went on to complete her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency in 2016 at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (GMC). She subsequently became the inaugural resident for the PGY-2 emergency medicine program at Grant in 2017. During her PGY2 year of residency, she became a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS).

Taylor co-leads the emergency medicine pharmacy team, but is also a clinical operating room and orthopedics pharmacist. At OhioHealth, she participates on the GMC ED Continuous Process Improvement Team, GMC Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT), and chairs the OhioHealth Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee. Taylor is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care. Professional interests include trauma, resuscitation, massive transfusion, rapid sequence intubation pharmacology, toxicology, drug information, and FOAMed.

In her spare time, Taylor enjoys exploring Columbus, gardening, reading a good thriller, spending time with her fiancé Kyle and pups, Trixie and Izzy, as well as volunteering at local free clinics.

David Robinson, PharmD, BCPS

David Robinson 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

Robert Rockwood Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Acute Care

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 9 and 8. She enjoys fitness, sports and spending time with family.

Andrea Wetshtein, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Andrea Wetshtein

Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Palliative Care

Andrea is from Bellville, Ohio. She graduated with her PharmD from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA in 2014. She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Cleveland Clinic Marymount hospital in 2015 and her PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care pharmacy residency at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida in 2016. After residency she obtained her board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and certified pain educator (CPE) credentials. She joined the Grant Medical Center staff in July 2016.

Andrea serves as a member of the GMC P&T Committee for palliative care, the GMC Pain Management Committee, and has worked with numerous physician groups to develop pain management guidelines. She precepts IPPE and APPE students from Ohio Northern University, the Ohio State University, and Cedarville University. Areas of interest for Andrea include: Opioid Stewardship, Substance Use Disorder, Complementary Therapies, End of Life Care, Patient Education, and Research Methods.

Andrea is currently pursuing her master’s degree in health-system administration through LECOM. In her free time, Andrea enjoys baking, crocheting, relaxing with her retired greyhound, Gandalf, and all things Disney.

Daniel Dybdahl, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor in Training, Emergency Medicine

Daniel received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2016. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Daniel continued as a clinical pharmacist at Grant following residency, working primarily in emergency medicine and critical care. He is involved in various projects related to emergency medicine and is interested in research. Daniel is an active member of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network and serves as the Journal Club Coordinator.

Outside of pharmacy, Daniel enjoys going for bike rides, hiking, traveling, playing sports, and watching Ohio State football games.

Sara Jordan Hyland, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine

Sara completed her training of PharmD at the Ohio State University in 2011. Afterwards, Sara pursued a PGY1 at the Grant Medical Center in 2012 where she stayed on subsequently as a clinical pharmacist. While at Grant she successfully achieved BCPS in 2013 that she still currently holds.

Sara continues to stay invested in lead clinical services in the perioperative and orthopedic areas of the hospital. She also is a senior member of the ED pharmacy team. She also has clinical interests on pain management, antimicrobial stewardship, and toxicology.

Outside of work, Sara enjoys homesteading, cooking, baking, yoga, and loves playing with her dog.

Elizabeth Lakatos, PharmD, BCCCP

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Night Shift Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth completed her PharmD in 2014 at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She went on to complete a PGY1 in 2015 and PGY2 in Critical Care in 2016 while at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. As the night emergency medicine pharmacist, she mains interests in critical care, toxicology, infectious disease, and statistics.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys watching college football games, yoga, exploring new restaurants, and planning out her next adventure!

Elise Weyrauch, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine

Elise grew up in Avon Lake, OH, near Cleveland. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2012. Subsequently, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Grant Medical Center in 2013. Since residency, Elise has continued to work at Grant.

Elise is currently on the emergency medicine and critical care teams. Elise enjoys the interdisciplinary approach in these areas of practice. She is the pharmacy representative on the Code Blue committee and focuses on cardiac resuscitation, trauma, and critical care management. In addition, Elise is one of the IPPE program coordinators. The program takes twenty students per year and provides a broad introduction to inpatient pharmacy practice.

Outside of work, Elise and her husband, Jacob, have a two year old daughter with a second little one coming in the spring of 2019. She's always out looking for fun food, drinks, and the best coffee shops. Elise loves to travel and takes any opportunity to dance!

 

Mansfield Hospital

John Emanuel, PharmD, MS, BCPS

John Emanuel Clinical Operations Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director

John obtained undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Toxicology at Ashland University prior to obtaining a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Science with a pharmacology option that the University of Toledo. John went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2002 and stayed in Columbus an additional year to complete a practice residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency, he came to Mansfield Hospital and assumed the Clinical Coordinator roll in 2003. Over the pursuing years, John has been involved with numerous clinical and improvement projects at Mansfield Hospital through work on different committees and teams.

Having taught at the collegiate level prior to obtaining his Pharm.D., John believes that teaching our next generation of pharmacists is one of the best tools to keep our staff engaged and to develop our profession for the future.

In his free time, John enjoys exercising, cooking, reading, movies, and traveling with his wife Kathy.

Josh Mathias, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Coordinator
Residency Preceptor, Critical Care

Josh is originally from New Riegel, Ohio. He graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 2010. Following graduation, he began working as an inpatient pharmacist at Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals. In 2011 he started staffing the ICU satellite pharmacy and is now the primary ICU pharmacist. Throughout his tenure with Mansfield Hospital Josh has enjoyed precepting APPE students and in 2017 he became the PGY1 Residency Coordinator.

Josh and his wife reside in Wooster, Ohio and together they enjoy exploring local foodie destinations. Outside of work, Josh enjoys playing guitar and piano, as well as listening to podcasts and books on tape.

Caroline Cruce, PharmD

Caroline Cruce Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Caroline was born and raised in Grayson, GA and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2016. After graduation, Caroline completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC. She then went on to complete a PGY2 in Infectious Diseases/Academia through Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, IL with her practice site at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, S. aureus bacteremia, penicillin skin testing, rapid diagnostics, and appropriate prescribing in community-acquired pneumonia. She enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs (Go Dawgs!), watching The Office, and spending time with friends and family.

Morgan Dilts, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Morgan attended The University of Findlay where she graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2016. Shortly after graduation, Morgan started her career at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital as a staff pharmacist. Morgan has been a part of expanding pharmacy services to the outpatient heart failure clinic at OhioHealth Mansfield where she provides patient counseling and drug information support one day per week. She is also involved with inpatient initiatives to help reduce heart failure readmissions.

Morgan was born and raised in Fredericktown, Ohio. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is always looking for an excuse to travel.

Dan’neasha James, PharmD

Dan'neasha James Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Dr. Dan'neasha James graduated from Spelman College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed her Pharm.D. at the University of Findlay in 2014. Dr. James first joined the OhioHealth family in 2013 as a pharmacy student. After graduating, Dr. James had the pleasure of working retail as well as mail-order pharmacy prior to returning to OhioHealth in October 2016. After just a few months, Dr. James spearheaded the development of what is now the General Medicine Rotation for pharmacy residents and students. Dr. James works closely with nurses, physicians, case managers, therapist, colleagues, students, and other relevant staff to determine learning objectives, rounding units, and the needs of both the patients and the healthcare team on the floors. She enjoys every moment of making pharmacy presence on the floor a new norm. One of her career goals is to continue to expand the services and presence of pharmacy throughout the hospital and system.

In her spare time, Dr. James loves to relive childhood through her daughter, Palar. She also enjoys spending time with the rest of her family, trying new foods, going on new adventures, and traveling to new places. Relaxation for Dr. James consists of lying on a beach, soaking up the sun.

Jeff Kelley, RPh, CPhiMS

Jeff Kelley Medication Safety Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Medication Safety

Jeff obtained his BS Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 1993. After graduation Jeff, worked retail pharmacy with Kroger from 1993-94, moved back to area that he grew up in and obtained a floater Rph position with Discount Drug Mart. Transitioned in 1998 to having his own store within Discount Drug Mart at the Sandusky location, continued there as a staff Rph until 2008. In 2008, Jeff obtained a position with FRMC (Firelands Regional Medical Center), while with Firelands he had the pleasure of being exposed to staffing, decentralized, Coumadin Clinic and Pharmacy Informatics roles; where Jeff served as the lead pharmacy representation in a hospital wide EHR change. Joined OhioHealth team in 9/2017 as one of the medication safety Rph’s. In addition to attending system medication safety meetings (MSL/RX-List and OhioHealth Safety Committee), Jeff coordinates the local medication safety team and the hospitals efforts to prevent medication errors. Jeff 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.

Jeff is originally from Norwalk, Ohio, where he currently lives. He is married and has 3 wonderful/active children (Kirsten, Alaina and Claire). He enjoys spending time with family and watching sports, especially volleyball, football and college basketball.

Nathan Kochheiser, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Intensive Care and Palliative Care

Dr. Kochheiser was raised in Lexington, Ohio and graduated with his Pharm.D. from Ohio Northern University in 2011. He started his pharmacy career at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, IN, where he implemented a new pharmacist-physician rounding service on the Behavioral Health Unit. He then staffed the night shift at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, OH for 4 years until joining the team at OhioHealth Mansfield in 2017. He has worked in several capacities over the years, including as a clinical pharmacist covering critical care, surgery, psych and cardiac care. He currently rounds daily with the Palliative Care Team and serves on the Residency Advisory Committee. In his spare time, Dr. Kochheiser enjoys fishing, restoring his 19th century farmhouse, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Dwain Reed, PharmD, BCOP

Dwain Reed Residency Preceptor, Oncology

Dwain graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 and completed his Pharm.D. at Ohio State University in 1998. He completed an Oncology Specialty Practice residency at The University Hospital / The Health Alliance in Cincinnati eventually becoming a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the same institution. Dwain found his way home to the Mansfield, Ohio area in 2004 and started working for what is now OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Dwain currently works as an oncology pharmacist at Mansfield Hospital and serves on the Oncology Pharmacy Committee for OhioHealth. His oncology rotation will provide an opportunity for the resident to gain a general oncology experience.

Dwain was raised in the small town of Shelby, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, golfing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Jeffrey Walthour, PharmD

Jeffrey Walthour Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Walthour grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 1984. He then joined the missionary organization Cru and served many years in Africa with varied responsibilities both within and outside the profession of pharmacy. He has worked with Ohio Health Mansfield/Shelby Hospitals since 2007. Currently he works primarily in the Mansfield Anticoagulation Clinic.

Jeff and his wife JoAnn have 5 teenage and adult children. He is active in his church and enjoys spending time with family, working around the house and travelling when the opportunity presents itself, including medical mission trips to Haiti.

 

Marion General Hospital

Amanda Styer, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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.

Adam Gonyeau, PharmD

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Adam is originally from Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. He completed a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency in North Carolina with Campbell University and Walgreens in 2016. He spent a year as a residency preceptor and retail pharmacist at the Walgreens site before moving into his current role here at OhioHealth Marion in November of 2017. Adam currently serves as the main retail pharmacist and runs the Meds-to-Beds program where he provides medications and in-depth counseling to patients leaving the hospital. He enjoys the focus his position offers for direct patient care as well as the opportunity to participate in the readmission reduction program.

Throughout the residency, Adam introduces the residents to the outpatient pharmacy and med-to-beds program. This allow them to have a familiarity with ambulatory pharmacy and an introduction to direct patient interaction.

Jeff Hart, BS Pharm, RPh

Infusion Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Outpatient Surgery/Infusion

Jeff graduated from Ohio Northern University with a 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. In August 2017 he transferred to OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus where he serves as the responsible pharmacist.

During his 18 years at Marion General he was involved in the Disease Management Group for CHF and served on the Code Blue Committee, Critical Care Committee and Residency Advisory Council. At the OhioHealth system level he has served on the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee, Critical Care Clinical Guidance Committee, Critical Care Workteam and as an order-set reviewer.

Jeff is originally from Eaton, Ohio. He is married to an elementary school music teacher and has 2 children, Colin and Tierza. He enjoys spending time with family and 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.

Kent Launder, PharmD, BCACP

Residency Preceptor, Transitions of Care

Kent graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2010. From there, he spent 5 years in retail pharmacy, working for Rite Aid. He came to OhioHealth at Marion General Hospital in 2014 to help launch the discharge pharmacy program. In December 2017, he transitioned to an inpatient role. Since that time, he has taken on a role in Transitions of Care, helping with items such as discharge education, AVS reviews, and cost reviews for medications for patients. He is a preceptor for both APPE students and residents in Transitions of Care, helping develop aforementioned skills. Along with this role, he is leading a system committee on Transitions of care and also sits on workgroups for COPD and stroke at Marion.

Kent’s primary interest in pharmacy is in care transitions and ambulatory care. He has particular interests in COPD, CHF, and cardiovascular disease.

Outside of work, Kent enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is active in the scouting community and is the Cubmaster of the pack that his son is a member in. He also enjoys working on his father-in-laws grain farm and driving farm equipment.

Steve McPherson, BS Pharm, RPh, BCOP

System Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Oncology Clinical Services

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

Steve now works directly in the Hematology / Oncology Office in Marion with two full time oncologists and an advanced nurse practitioner. Providing care from this environment allows for direct provider and patient contact in creating and monitoring treatment plans for both oral and IV chemotherapy. Using an evidence-based and patient-centered approach to create treatment plans, educate patients, and assist in supportive care is the primary focus of this rotation. Steve’s passion is to continually improve services and care to their patients.

Steve married his 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.

Bree Meinzer, PharmD, RPh

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Transitions of Care

Following her graduation from Ohio Northern University, Bree completed a PGY1 residency at ONU HealthWise. She is currently one of the transitions of care pharmacists and has an interest in disease state management.

Outside of work, Bree spends time playing co-ed softball, kickball, and dodgeball with her husband.

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 several ISMP Medication Safety Self-Assessments, including the 2017 HIgh-Alert Medication Self-Assessment. Dan 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 2018, 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, a 12.4 mile paved recreational trail. 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).

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.

Tricia Sutter, MS, RPh

Policy and Procedure Coordinator, Staff Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Behavioral Health

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.

Miranda Thacker, PharmD

Emergency Department Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine and Medication Reconciliation

Miranda attended Ohio Northern University and graduated in 2017 with her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Shortly after graduation, she took her current position as the first Emergency Department Pharmacist at Marion General Hospital. She is also the supervising pharmacist for the Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation Team, a new program that was created in 2017. A few of Miranda’s more specific interests within emergency medicine are toxicology and acute psychiatric care.

During her free time, Miranda enjoys swimming, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Erica Wibberley, PharmD

Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Erica began her career at Marion General Hospital as a pharmacy intern in 2009. After graduating from Ohio Northern University in 2013, she started working as an inpatient pharmacist. She then gained outpatient experience working in the anticoagulation clinic and surgery & infusion center pharmacy before accepting the new role of Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist for both Marion General Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was instrumental in launching the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team at Marion in 2016 and has completed the Society for Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program. In addition to local committees, she also participates in the ID Clinical Guidance Council and ID-Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at the system level.

Erica’s passion for teaching is fulfilled by precepting the Infectious Diseases rotation and supervising resident research projects. She also precepts APPE students and provides interns ample opportunity to participate in antimicrobial stewardship activities.

Outside of work, Erica enjoys cooking, crocheting, pinochle, and outdoor activities with her husband, Ben, and their rescue dogs, Colonel and Corporal.

 

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Angela Harding, PharmD

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

Dr. Harding graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with her BS degree in 1992 and a PharmD degree in 1994. She completed an ASHP accredited critical care residency at Hamot Medical Center and returned to Riverside 1995 as a critical care clinical pharmacist. She first began working at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 1991 as an intern, and had also worked as a staff pharmacist while obtaining her PharmD degree.

Dr. Harding continues her role as a critical care clinical pharmacist, is a preceptor for the Medical 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 her passion for Critical Care and collaboration, Dr. Harding was instrumental in establishing both the OhioHealth Critical Care Pharmacy Subcommittee and the Riverside Methodist Hospital Critical Care Pharmacy Work Team.

Outside of work, Dr. Harding enjoys spending her time with her family and friends. She is a huge Buckeye fan, and enjoys football Saturdays and March Madness.

Peg Huwer

Director, Riverside Methodist
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
Residency Preceptor, Administration and Leadership

Dr. Huwer is the director for Riverside Methodist Hospital. 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.

Tara Fisher, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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.

Jordan DeWitt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Jordan DeWitt

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Co-Coordinator
Residency Preceptor, Critical Care

Dr. DeWitt graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2015. He completed both his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Critical Care residencies at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Following residency completion in 2017, Dr. DeWitt stayed at Riverside as a critical care pharmacist.

Dr. DeWitt currently works as a Medical ICU clinical pharmacist and serves as the pharmacy representative for the Riverside Sepsis Work Group, Critical Care Transitions of Care Task Force, and Critical Care Pharmacy Work Teams at both the site and system level, Pharmacy Internship Program Coordinator, member of Pharmacy Shared Governance, and preceptor for multiple colleges of pharmacy. Within critical care, Dr. DeWitt’s clinical interests include sedation management, management of shock, sepsis, emergency response, and pharmacokinetics.

Dr. DeWitt did not have to travel far to come to Riverside as he was born at Grant Medical Center and raised just north of Columbus in Sunbury, Ohio. Dr. DeWitt played college football at Ohio Northern and likes to stay competitive with recreational sand volleyball, attempting the occasional round of golf, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling with his wife Jess, and attending rock concerts across the country.

Lorrie Burns, PharmD, CPPS

Lorrie BurnsMedication 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.

Katherine Crawford, PharmD, BCPS

Katherine Crawford 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.

Dr. Crawford is the primary pharmacist for the Medical Cardiology and Specialty Cardiology units. 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.

Outside of work, Dr. Crawford spends as much time as she can with her husband, son, and Siberian Husky. She also enjoys interior design and spending time outdoors.

Amy Durell PharmD, BCPS

Amy Durell General Medicine and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, General Medicine

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Sciences and Biology with Minor Chemistry from University of Findlay in 2000 then obtained her PharmD in 2005 from The Ohio State University. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mission Saint Joseph in Asheville, North Carolina from 2005-2006. She is currently a primary preceptor for the medicine team and rotates through the emergency department monthly. Her daily activities include rounding with a hospital run teaching service as well as covering a telemetry unit.

Amy is passionate about general medicine, emergency medicine and pain management. She currently sits on Comprehensive Stroke committee, Pain Outcomes committee, Pain management committee and Quality of Work Life. Amy is from Northwest Ohio and enjoys travelling the world, trying new adventures and spending time with family, friends, and her fur babies.

Jessica Geiger-Hayes PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Palliative Care

Dr. Geiger-Hayes is clinical pharmacist at Riverside Methodist Hospital (RMH) where she is dedicated to the palliative care team. This unique position allows her to be part of the day to day activities of the palliative care team while also serving as a bridge to the pharmacy. In this role she has been able to actively participate in patient care with a focus on symptom assessment and education. Another component of her role is to provide pharmacologic education for the palliative care medical fellowship program. She has developed the role of a pharmacist on the palliative team at RMH and continues to expand the knowledge base of her peers on pharmacist involvement in symptom management and medication selection.

Dr. Geiger-Hayes attended pharmacy school at the University of Findlay, followed by a post-graduate residency at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, OH after which she obtained the board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) as well as a certified pain educator (CPE) credentials.

Corey Groff, PharmD, BCPS

Integrated Stroke Unit (ISU) Pharmacist
Internal Medicine/Neurology

Dr. Groff graduated with his PharmD from NEOMED College of Pharmacy in 2016. He then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Aultman Hospital in Canton Ohio. His current roles include being an integrated stroke unit pharmacist and a preceptor for residents and APPE/IPPE students. He is also involved in committees for intern development. His professional interests include neurology, infectious disease, education, and preceptor development.

Dr. Groff enjoys hockey, motorsports, watersports, and his dog, Riley.

Matt Haldiman, PharmD, BCPS

Matt Haldiman Clinical Operations Manager
Residency Preceptor, Clinical Management, Human Resources

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. Following residency, Dr. Haldiman worked as a clinical pharmacist in critical care, emergency medicine, cardiology, and oncology.

As a member of the leadership team, 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 also actively participates in the growth and development of the pharmacy technician medication reconciliation program, pharmacy intern program, and pharmacy residency program. At the system level, Dr. Haldiman is a member of multiple cross campus clinical leadership committees including OhioHealth Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Dr. Haldiman enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Nicole Hume, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Nephrology and Hospital Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Nicole Hume graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2011 and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2011-2012. She stayed on as a pharmacist at Riverside, covering various clinical and staffing roles, before joining the medicine team full-time.

She currently serves as the primary rounding pharmacist on the nephrology teaching service as well as a preceptor for the Hospital Pharmacy Practice rotation. She is also an active participant on the OhioHealth Nephrology Clinical Guidance Council as well as the System Glycemic Care Committee.

Nicole grew up in London, Ohio and now resides with her husband, Jack, in nearby Clintonville. She is a member of the Columbus Curling Club where she spends much of the winter. She also spends time outside of work traveling, reading, running, and playing on a kickball team.

Laura M. Kline, PharmD, BCPS

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Residency Preceptor, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kline graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2005 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2006. She continued after residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital with particular focus in cardiology. In 2007, she was part of the pharmacist group that initiated the emergency medicine pharmacist position at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

In 2018, Dr. Kline became the lead emergency medicine pharmacist. She is currently actively involved as the pharmacist representative for many committees including but not limited to the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee, Heart & Vascular Clinical Guidance Council and Subcommittee, Chest Pain Center Committee and Cerebrovascular Subcommittee of the Neuroscience Clinical Guidance Council.

Dr. Kline enjoys collaborating on projects focused on patient care. Current process improvement projects she has been instrumental in include the pharmacy consult agreement for emergency department outpatient positive culture follow up and the mobile stroke unit project. Outside of work she enjoys time with her family and friends as well as being outdoors.

Megan LaBreck, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Megan LaBreck Clinical Pharmacist- Anticoagulation Services
Residency Preceptor

Dr. LaBreck received her PharmD from The Ohio State College of Pharmacy in 2013. She completed both her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and PGY2 Ambulatory Care at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. During her time in upstate New York, she obtained a teaching certificate in partnership with St. John Fisher College of Pharmacy in Rochester, NY. In addition to daily patient appointments in the anticoagulation clinic, Dr. LaBreck sits on the Anticoagulation ADE committee, where representatives from clinics across the system evaluate preventable anticoagulation related admissions and events. She has recently spearheaded initiatives to have the anticoagulation clinic pharmacists educate new start warfarin patients before discharge to improve transitions of care. As a preceptor, she challenges residents to apply clinical skills to become a confident, independent practitioners and build strong provider-patient relationships.

Dr. LaBreck is passionate about cardiology focused topics, especially atrial fibrillation and valvular disease, as well as hypercoagulable states. She is originally from Cincinnati, is a huge Bengal’s fan, and has been a member of the same Dynasty fantasy football league since 2010. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter and teaches spinning class at CycleBar in Powell, Ohio.

Charlie McKisson, PharmD, BCPS

Charlie McKisson Clinical Pharmacist
Family Medicine, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Charlie was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Miami University in 2007 and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio State University in 2012. He has been with OhioHealth since 2009, starting his hospital career with Doctors Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital as an intern. After graduation, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency from Riverside Methodist Hospital and has worked primarily with the Family Medicine residency program and Vascular and Thoracic Surgery floor since 2015.

Outside of work, Charlie enjoys exercising, Detroit Lions football, electronic music production, and spending time with his wife Emily. They are expecting their first child in Fall of 2018.

Erin L. Meilton, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Manager Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Meilton received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2007 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2008. She is the lead pharmacist for internal medicine and worked as a Clinical Float Pharmacist until 2016 when she took a primary position rounding with the Clinical Medicine service and covering an intermediate care unit. In 2017, she transitioned into her current role as Clinical Supervisor. She represents Pharmacy Services on Medicine Clinical Operations Council, Hospital Medicine Clinical Guidance Council, Hospital Medicine Clinical Guidance Council EPIC Subcommittee, and Flue Task Force. She provides Riverside Pharmacy Leadership support on the Transitions of Care Workgroup, Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee, Clinical Case Review Committee, and the OhioHealth Palliative Care Pharmacist Group. In addition to these responsibilities, she also executes the Pharmacist schedule, coordinate APPE/IPPE students, and acts as the on-site liaison for the Pharmacy Career Advancement Program. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, pain management, and leadership.

Erin currently lives in Worthington, Ohio with her husband Brian, her son Arlo, and her Jack Russell Terrier Athena. She is an avid Cleveland sports fan, and she enjoys swimming, reading, and wine. She aspires to complete certification to become a Certified Sommelier in the next 10 years.

Zak Tressel, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Tressel attended The Ohio State University as an undergraduate and then continued on to obtain his PharmD at Ohio Northern University in 2012. He then completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2012-2013.

Dr. Tressel served multiple years as a clinical float pharmacist and Medication Safety Officer at Riverside Methodist before becoming the primary pharmacist on the innovative Comprehensive Medical Unit (CMU). This unit has a unique nursing, physician, and pharmacist model of care, and is focused on continuous process improvement. His daily responsibilities include bedside rounding with the care team on the CMU and patient counseling/transitions-of-care services. He currently is an active member of the pharmacy department Medicine Team, Shard Governance, Clinical Case Review committee, Residency Advisory Committee, and the CMU 3C Committee.

Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Zak moved to Columbus after high school and has been here since. He enjoys cooking/eating, video games, brewing beer, exercise, and spending time with friends and family.

Pamela Buschur, PharmD, BCPS

Pamela Buschur Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Neurocritical 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 followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Cleveland Clinic. She previously worked for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a unit-based clinical pharmacist in the Neurocritical Care Unit before moving back to Columbus and starting at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2008.

Dr. Buschur currently is the clinical pharmacist for the Neurocritical Care unit at Riverside and is involved in many committees, serving as the pharmacy representative for the Neuroscience Clinical Guidance Council, the Cerebrovascular Subcommittee, and the Comprehensive Stroke Committee. She is also a member of the Neurocritical Care Society pharmacy section and has certification in Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS).

Outside of work, Dr. Buschur enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running, swimming, reading, and traveling.

Mark Friedman, PharmD, BCCCP

Mark Friedman

Intensive / Cardiac Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Medical Intensive Care / 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 currently serves as the clinical preceptor for the Medical Intensive Care Unit 1 and the Critical Care Cardiology rotations. He has worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital for 32 years. For the past 15 years, Dr. Friedman has enjoyed the opportunity to provide clinical pharmacy services to the intensive / cardiac critical care units. Mark also serves as the pharmacy representative for the Anesthesia CPIT, Anesthesia Clinical Guidance Committee, Critical Care Work Team Committee, MICU 1 Work Team Committee, 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 30 years, and their three children Nicholas, Lindsay and Alex. Mark is a proud member of the Broad Street Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Alexander Heine, PharmD, BCCCP

Alexander Heine

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Heine graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2012. He began working at Riverside Methodist Hospital during pharmacy school as an intern in 2009. Following graduation, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 critical care residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Heine accepted an emergency medicine and critical care float position.

Dr. Heine currently practices in emergency medicine and is a primary clinical pharmacist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. He is a preceptor for the MICU rotation and PGY2 Critical Care Overview rotation. Dr. Heine is a member of OhioHealth Critical Care Clinical Guidance Counsel, Riverside Code Blue Committee, as well as Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee.

Dr. Heine is originally from Cleveland and stayed in Columbus following graduation. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, running, sand volleyball, bird shirts, and golfing.

Jocelyn Owusu-Guha, PharmD, BCCCP

Jocelyn Owusu-Guha

Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Neurocritical Care

Dr. Owusu-Guha graduated from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2013. After graduation, she completed her PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residency at The University of Chicago Medical Center. She previously worked for Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio as an Emergency Department clinical pharmacist before moving to Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2017.

Dr. Owusu-Guha practices in the Neurocritical care unit and precepts students and residents. She continues to strive for excellence in all areas of critical care pharmacy practice through research and clinical practice guideline development. Additionally, she is passionate about teaching students and residents and serves as a Neurocritical care preceptor, resident research mentor, and the PGY2 Critical Care Hospital Pharmacy Practice preceptor.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband and friends. Frequently she attends group fitness classes, weight lifts, and bikes around Columbus. She is a multicultural epicurean who will travel far and wide for good food!

April Seitler, PharmD

April Seitler

Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Nutrition Support

Dr. Seitler received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in 2011 and graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2015. She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 critical care pharmacy residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2015-2017.

Presently, she serves as a clinical pharmacist working most of the time in critical care and emergency medicine. She also serves on the OhioHealth Nutrition Support Team for parenteral nutrition (PN) management. As a pharmacist on the Nutrition Support Team she assesses all hospitalized patients ordered PN for appropriate indication as well as patient’s nutritional needs, laboratory values, and clinical status. Dr. Seitler has primary interests in critical care, cardiology, surgical intensive care and nutrition support.

Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Seitler enjoys playing volleyball, outdoor activities such as kayaking and fishing, and exploring all that Ohio has to offer.

Abby Tyson, PharmD, BCPS

Surgical Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Surgical Intensive Care

Dr. Tyson graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2008. She went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She continued to practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a Critical Care float pharmacist before starting as the Surgical Intensive Care Pharmacist when the unit opened in July 2015.

Dr. Tyson currently is the clinical pharmacist for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Riverside and serves as one of the health system pharmacists on the OhioHealth Nutrition Support Team, which she helped develop. She is involved in the Trauma Clinical Guidance Council, the Surgical Critical Care Continuous Process Improvement Team, and the Rx Acuity Work Team. Dr. Tyson is also the Vice President of the Riverside Pharmacy Shared Governance Committee.

Originally from Zanesville, Ohio, Dr. Tyson has lived in Columbus since attending pharmacy school. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children, running, and finding new places to eat.

Teresa Meier, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director
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.

Kara Ashley, PharmD, BCOP

Kara Ashley

System Oncology Pharmacist
Residency Preceptor, Ambulatory Oncology, System Oncology Practice

Dr. Ashley graduated from The Ohio State University with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2010. During her time at OSU, she interned at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Upon completion of her degree, she completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency at Riverside. After residency, she accepted an opportunity to serve as a clinical pharmacist at Riverside with a focus in general medicine and oncology. In 2016, Dr. Ashley took a system-level position with OhioHealth as a System Oncology Pharmacist. During this time, she attained her Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy.

In her current role as a System Oncology Pharmacist, Dr. Ashley provides oncology support for the OhioHealth system through oncology process improvement and optimization, electronic medical record oncology module builds, and serving as a liaison between oncology service and care site leadership. She also practices at the Riverside Community Medicine Oncology Clinic. This clinic serves an underserved cancer population in the central Ohio region.

In her free time Dr. Ashley enjoys baking cupcakes, traveling, buckeye football, and walking with her dog, Eva.

Monica Gossett, PharmD

Monica Gossett

Investigational Drug Service Pharmacist, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Investigational Drugs

Monica Gossett graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2011. She started at OhioHealth as an intern and after graduation went on to practice as a pharmacist at Riverside Methodist Hospital working in the infusion center and the pre-operative area. She also assisted with the Investigational Drug Service as a backup pharmacist. In 2016, Monica because a full time investigational drug pharmacist for OhioHealth.

Monica grew up in the Columbus area and currently lives in Delaware with her husband Eric and son Everett. Outside of work, Monica enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking her two dogs for walks.

Megan Mullalley, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Mullalley is a clinical pharmacist that currently works in the Bing Cancer Center infusion center as well as the multiple sclerosis infusion center. She graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2010 and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Upon completion of her residency, she joined the pharmacy staff at Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California. After 3 years, she returned to Riverside Methodist Hospital working primarily in the infusion centers. Megan is passionate about oncology and advancing processes to enhance safe oncology distribution. She has played a role in developing new projects including ambulatory fluorouracil infusions and priming hazardous chemotherapy. She is a representative for the outpatient infusion center for Oncology Pharmacy Committee and Ohio Health Excellence in Oncology Committee. She also help lead the Riverside Methodist Hospital Oncology Pharmacists meetings.

Dr. Mullalley was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Outside of work, Dr. Mullalley enjoys hiking especially at national parks, camping, sporting events and spending her time with her husband and two daughters.

 

System-Level

Charles McCluskey III, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Charles McCluskey System Vice President Pharmacy Services OhioHealth/OhioHealth Group (OHG)
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Director

Dr. McCluskey earned his BS Pharm from Ohio Northern University in 1997 and then earned his doctorate of pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 1999. While Charles’ pharmacy career originated in Ohio, his professional trajectory stretched far beyond those Ohio boundaries. With an eye for executive leadership and strategy, Charles completed his Executive Masters of Business Administration in 2012. During that time, he traveled to China to meet with industry leaders inside and outside of healthcare gaining insight on global business. From 2010-2013, Charles took on the role as the System Vice President of Pharmacy Services at OhioHealth spearheading the new position and aligning 8 hospital pharmacies, home infusion and community pharmacy. In 2013, OhioHealth called Charles to serve as System Vice President and Epic Program Director, in which Charles led system-wide teams overseeing the operational components of the health system's Epic EMR implementation. Charles continued to hone his skills in organizational improvement and partnership management for healthcare industry as he became Vice-President OhioHealth Group/Clinically Integrated Network in 2015. A new area for the health system, he built a program to meet the growing needs of population health management and health plan management. Now in 2018, Charles was asked to oversee all pharmacy operations within the enterprise including acute and non-acute pharmacy services, OhioHealth Group, and the Clinically Integrated Network. Charles is well known for his strong interpersonal, negotiation and diplomatic communication skills with proven ability to motivate and lead teams to exceed goals, reduce costs and maximize quality services in challenging environments.

Outside of work, Dr. McCluskey enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly, also a pharmacist, and his two children, Caitlin and Chase. His time is limited, but when possible he spends time woodworking making family heirlooms, enhancements to their home, or gifts for family and friends.

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

Kelly Besco Medication Safety Officer, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services

Kelly Besco is the Medication Safety Officer for OhioHealth Pharmacy Services where she leads a team of Medication Safety and Antimicrobial Stewardship Specialists to evaluate the medication management system for safety, operational and clinical gaps to create performance improvement programs.

Kelly is additionally an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She serves on the Institute for Safe Medication Practice’s (ISMP) Clinical Advisory Board, the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS) Advisory Board, is a Member of FDA’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee (DSaRM) and ASHP’s Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Medication Safety.

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.

In 2011, Kelly facilitated the development of OhioHealth’s collaborative model for drug shortage management that was recognized as a best practice by ISMP with a 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.

Jeffrey Cook, PharmD, MSPharm, MBA

Director of Pharmacy Services, Grant Medical Center / Grove City / Pickerington / Westerville / FSED Network / Pharmacy FLOAT Pool
Preceptor, Pharmacy Administration and Operations

Following his career in the U.S. Army from 1990-1998, Jeff obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 2004, where he began practicing as a clinical pharmacist/leader in Ashland, Ohio. In 2007, Jeff became the director of pharmacy. Jeff later went on to obtain his MSPharm from the University of Florida in 2011, followed by his master of business administration from Stetson University in 2012. In 2014 Jeff assumed his current role as the director of pharmacy of OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, the free standing emergency department network, and the pharmacy float pool. Jeff is also the Pyxis ES system lead, a member of the diversity and inclusion council, an active preceptor for various local pharmacy schools, and a lean daily management team member.

Outside of work Jeff enjoys fishing, target shooting, water sports, volunteering at his church, and completing mission work.

Girish Dighe, PharmD, MS

Girish Dighe Director of Pharmacy Business Services

Girish Dighe currently serves as the Director of Pharmacy Business Services at OhioHealth. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Buies Creek, North Carolina and completed a Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University with combined residency training at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Previous professional experiences include positions with the Diabetes Business Unit and Osteoporosis Division at Eli Lilly and Company. In his current role, Girish oversees revenue integrity, informatics/business intelligence and procurement for pharmacy services across the enterprise. His teams collaborate with managed care, supply chain, finance, revenue cycle, information systems support, compliance and physician and care-site leadership. Girish’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where he is an active member of the Legal Affairs Division. He precepts pharmacy residents and students throughout the year from various colleges of pharmacy.

Natalie Gardner, PharmD

Natalie Gardner Clinical Advisor, OhioHealth Pharmacy Services
Residency Preceptor, Regional Clinical Management, Informatics

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 has served as preceptor for the PGY1 and HSPA clinical management and informatics rotations. Prior to moving to Ohio, 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 our regional campuses as well as the hospice and palliative pharmacists. She is currently supporting PGY2 specialty growth into informatics and pain/palliative care. She enjoys both teaching and learning and considers OhioHealth’s residency program to be a great opportunity for both.

Her extracurricular interests include camping, hiking, cooking and hanging out with her husband, their two sons and two dogs.

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

Linda Huang 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.

Peg Huwer

Director, Riverside Methodist
Riverside Methodist Hospital PGY1 Residency Program Director
Residency Preceptor, Administration and Leadership

Dr. Huwer is the director for Riverside Methodist Hospital. 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.

Drew Luder, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Drew Luder 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.

Brian Peifer, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Informaticist
Residency Preceptor, Pharmacy Informatics

Dr. Brian Peifer graduated with a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012. Brian completed a PGY1 Residency at Northside Hospital in Atlanta Georgia in 2013. Upon completion of his residency Brian stayed on at Northside Hospital for two years working as a critical care float pharmacist in the emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit, and adult intensive care unit. In August of 2015, Brian moved back home to Columbus, Ohio and began working at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a clinical float pharmacist. Brian transitioned to his current role of clinical pharmacist informaticist in August of 2017. Brian is excited for the opportunities that pharmacy informatics brings and leading change within the electronic medical record.

Brian and his wife Danielle are very active and enjoy exploring the outdoors and travelling. Brian hopes his daughter Savannah will share their same sense of adventure.

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.

Tim Smith, RPh, MS

Preceptor, MS Cohort
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.

Scott 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.