Education

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Education

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Doctors Hospital

Andy Sager

Andy SagerHometown: Dover, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: After completing multiple rotations at Grant Medical Center, it became quite evident to Andy that pursuing a residency at an OhioHealth hospital would enable him to become the best pharmacist he could be. Coming from a small town in the Appalachian foothills, Andy was interested in finding a hospital with a smaller, community feel. Doctor's Hospital could provide Andy with all of the benefits of a large health system and still feel like a tight knit community. A pharmacy department with windows only sweetened the deal! Andy's clinical interest areas include: pain management, anti-coagulation, and infectious disease.

Favorite things to do: When the weather is nice in Ohio, you'll likely find Andy outdoors fishing or kayaking. If not on a body of water, he might be home working in his garage on his motorcycle or countless other hobbies. When it's cold, Andy retreats indoors to listen to records in his basement. While he prides himself as an accomplished chef, he also enjoys trying the local cuisine around his homestead in Merion Village, especially if there are happy hour deals.

Megan Warnecke

Megan WarneckeHometown: Glandorf, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Megan developed an interest in clinical pharmacy and pursuing a pharmacy practice residency through her inpatient internship and hospital rotations. After spending several months in the OhioHealth system on her advanced pharmacy practice rotations, Megan realized the difference that pharmacists can make in an integrated approach to patient care. She was immediately drawn to Doctors Hospital for its opportunities in acute care and collaborative teaching environment. That, along with the supportive and encouraging atmosphere is what truly made Doctors feel like the perfect fit for her. Megan’s current professional interests include cardiology, infectious disease, and internal medicine.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time outside, reading, catching up on her favorite Netflix series, and hanging out with her family and friends. She is excited to explore all of the restaurants, coffee houses, local shops, and festivals that Columbus has to offer.

Grant Medical Center

Rachel Bartholomew

Rachel BartholomewHometown: Westerville, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Why this program: Rachel was initially interested in pursuing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency program that provided experiences in her professional areas of interest, such as emergency medicine/trauma, critical care, and infectious disease, while finding a pharmacy department with a close-knit "family feel". She found this at Grant Medical Center. Following her PGY-1, she gained interest in pursuing emergency medicine at a hospital with a strongly integrated pharmacy presence in the ED. By continuing her resident training at Grant Medical Center, she is able to experience the best of emergency medicine at a Level 1 Trauma Center along with developing her other pharmacy interests.

Favorite things to do: Rachel enjoys being outdoors in her free time. She can be found hiking, running, or walking the beautiful paths and trails throughout Columbus. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, binge-watching Netflix, and cheering on Buckeye football.

Cameron Durlacher

Cameron DurlacherHometown: Plano, TX
College of Pharmacy: University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: After a Pharmacy Administration Internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cameron chose to pursue a Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. Having the chance to experience different types of health-systems, it was evident that OhioHealth and Grant Medical Center stood out due to their wealth of opportunities along with their family-like atmosphere. Cameron’s career interests include oncology, transitions of care, and formulary management. In the future, Cameron hopes to serve in a clinical management role along with staying involved in professional development and having the opportunity to guide and mentor future residents and students.

Favorite things to do: Cameron enjoys trying new restaurants (especially Italian) and hanging out on the beach. He also likes playing sports and rooting for his Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Mavericks.

Jennifer Harklerode

Jennifer HarklerodeHometown: Poland, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Jenn knew early on in pharmacy school that she was interested in pursuing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. She was drawn to the opportunity to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in a variety of practice settings. As a student at Ohio Northern University, Jenn interacted with many pharmacists from OhioHealth, witnessing the progressive direction of the organization. After completing an APPE rotation at Grant Medical Center, she knew that this was the place she wanted to be. The pharmacy department had the close-knit “family feeling” that she was looking for in a residency program. As a student, Jenn interned in an emergency department, developing a strong interest in emergency medicine. Completing a residency at a Level One Trauma Center provides the perfect environment for her to grow this interest, as well as continue to develop her clinical knowledge and skills in other areas.

Favorite things to do: Jenn enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places, and finding new restaurants. In her free time, she likes to sit outside with a good book or experiment with new cooking and baking recipes. She also enjoys listening to country music and attending concerts.

Samuel Lewis

Samuel LewisHometown: New Castle, IN
College of Pharmacy: Purdue University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: Sam decided to pursue Health-System Pharmacy Administration after completing various internships in community, institutional and industrial pharmacy. Throughout pharmacy school, Sam was heavily involved in entrepreneurial and business plan competitions, as well as leading a staff of resident assistants in the dorms. Grant Medical Center offered a unique opportunity to utilize his innovative drive and leadership in an institution that continually advances the future of pharmacy practice, while providing a family atmosphere. Sam's career interests include operations, financial management, supply chain and leadership development. After residency, Sam plans to take on an administrative role where he can work closely with current and future healthcare professionals to develop innovative solutions to complex problems facing healthcare.

Favorite things to do: Sam enjoys spending his free time hiking, running, biking, playing board games, hanging out with co-residents, and competing in just about any sport. He is an avid Boilermaker sports fan, so much so his face is painted on the side of the Purdue Athletics bus that circles campus.

Callie Wood

Callie WoodHometown: Camden, OH
College of Pharmacy: University of Cincinnati
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: As a student, Callie was motivated to pursue residency training after observing the impact that a pharmacist can have on a healthcare team, and more importantly on patient outcomes. She chose Grant Medical Center because it had everything she was looking for in a PGY-1 program. Grant combines the learning opportunities and resources of a large health system with the tight-knit feel of a community hospital. Callie is looking forward to exploring many different areas of pharmacy, but her current professional interests include infectious disease and internal medicine.

Favorite things to do: Callie enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, reading, exploring new parks and gardens, and taking naps with her cat.

Mansfield Hospital

Samantha Hopton

Samantha HoptonHometown: Wickliffe, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: Sam developed an interest in pharmacy leadership within health-systems and pharmacy organizations early on during her time at Ohio Northern University. She chose to pursue a residency in health-system pharmacy administration because she felt it was the best way to transfer her passion for business and leadership into her career as a pharmacist. Following multiple APPE rotations within OhioHealth, Sam knew that the progressive, hands-on, and driven culture found throughout the OhioHealth system was exactly where she wanted to build the foundation of her pharmacy career, surrounded by supportive and advocating pharmacy leaders. Sam is especially excited about the opportunity to aid in growing the historically successful OhioHealth residency program, and further advocate for pharmacy residency expansions across the state, by being one of the first residents of the Mansfield program.

Favorite things to do: Sam enjoys traveling to new places with family and friends, reading motivational books, and creating craft projects. In her free time, she can often be found at a local coffee shop, a nearby ice creamery, or the office supply section at Target.

Britney Sleeckx

Britney SleeckxHometown: Crestline, OH
College of Pharmacy: University of Toledo
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Britney became interested in pursuing a residency after learning to love patient monitoring during the early years of pharmacy school and after seeing the direct impact pharmacists can have on patient care during her APPE rotations. Her professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital is a perfect fit for Britney because it provides the close-knit feel of a smaller hospital while offering unique learning experiences. Britney is especially excited to help Mansfield Hospital develop their PGY-1 program as their first Pharmacy Practice resident.

Favorite things to do: Britney enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and church small group. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, and doing anything else outdoors with her husband, Marc. She also loves trying new food (especially Mexican) and supporting local companies.

Marion General Hospital

Jessica Thorburn

Jessica ThorburnHometown: Dublin, OH
College of Pharmacy: University of Cincinnati
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Jessica became interested in clinical pharmacy and pursuing a pharmacy practice residency after interning at Mercy West Hospital. Marion General Hospital was a perfect match for Jessica because it offered the family atmosphere of a smaller hospital with all the learning experiences of a large health system. Jessica is currently interested in ambulatory care but is excited to learn about other specialties to see if one of them sparks her interest as well!

Favorite things to do: Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, baking/cooking, and binge watching Netflix with her cat, Minnie.

Caleb VonStein

Caleb VonSteinHometown: Shelby, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Caleb chose to pursue a pharmacy residency after experiencing a wide array of clinical settings during his APPE rotations. Caleb had the opportunity to spend a month at Marion General Hospital while completing a Hospital APPE and it was then that he knew that he had found a great fit for himself. The many opportunities for pharmacists to impact patient care and become a part of a close knit pharmacy staff all drew Caleb to Marion General Hospital. Completing residency training in a community hospital within a large health system is a great fit for Caleb and his professional interests which include disease state management, cardiology, precepting, and teaching.

Favorite things to do: Caleb enjoys spending time with family and friends, working outside, and exploring parks and cities. He is an avid Buckeyes and Cleveland sports fan who is currently enjoying the exciting times for the Indians and Cavaliers, and is waiting for the Browns to put together a few wins.

Riverside Methodist Hospital Residents

Olivia Henton

Olivia HentonHometown: Olmsted Falls, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Olivia chose to pursue residency at a large, community teaching hospital after working with incredible pharmacists during her APPE rotations that demonstrated the power and influence deep knowledge of medications can have on a patient’s care. With its great emphasis on pharmacist-driven care, Riverside offers its residents the ability to personalize their residency year and develop into strong, independent pharmacists. Olivia instantly knew she wanted to be part of OhioHealth after meeting its pharmacists and understanding their truly special family-oriented culture that exists across the health system. Olivia’s professional interests include critical care, cardiology and infectious disease. Following her PGY1, Olivia hopes to pursue a PGY2 in critical care, and eventually care for patients in an intensive care unit.

Favorite things to do: Olivia loves spending time with her family and friends, running outdoors, searching for vintage items, and quoting The Office. She is especially excited to move to Columbus to broaden her foodie horizon and explore all the shopping it has to offer.

Shannon Kraus

Shannon KrausHometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: After developing her interest in Health-System Pharmacy Administration during her internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Shannon returned to Ohio and scheduled a site visit with OhioHealth. Within moments upon entering this organization, Shannon understood (and felt) what "fit" truly meant regarding a residency program. Through OhioHealth, Shannon has the opportunity to grow clinically and professionally under the guidance of countless inspiring mentors, while simultaneously expanding her knowledge within an innovative health system. Her APPE block at Riverside Methodist inspired professional interests in formulary management, professional development and transitions of care services. After completion of residency, Shannon aspires to serve in a clinical management role, as well as to encourage students and residents along their professional journeys.

Favorite things to do: Outside of residency, you will likely find Shannon shopping at Costco, working out at System of Strength and researching Yelp for the best restaurants and events in Columbus. During football and hockey seasons, Shannon enjoys cheering on her hometown teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Allison Maynard

Allison MaynardHometown: Dublin, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2 Critical Care

Why this program: Following pharmacy school at Ohio Northern University and completion of her PGY-1 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Allison chose to pursue a second year of residency in critical care. Allison’s professional interests include medical and surgical ICU as well as infectious disease and oncology. After completion of her critical care residency, Allison hopes to obtain board certification and precept students.

Favorite things to do: Running, cooking, spending time with friends and family.

Briana Mlady

Briana MladyHometown: Parma, OH
College of Pharmacy: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Program: PGY2 Oncology

Why this program: Briana chose to pursue a PGY2 Oncology because the constantly adapting nature of the field was attractive, even prior to her pharmacy career. The welcoming nature of Riverside Methodist Hospital instantly made Briana feel at home and she is excited to be a part of the OhioHealth family. Her professional interests include oncology and infectious disease. In the future, Briana hopes to pursue board certification and obtain a clinical oncology position which will allow her to precept students and possibly guest lecture at pharmacy schools as well.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Briana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as all the family animals. She grew up playing volleyball and softball, so she takes any chance she can to continue playing those as well. Briana is excited to explore everything Columbus has to offer and of course be closer for cheering on the Buckeyes.

Kelsey Quinion

Kelsey QuinionHometown: Hudson, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Kelsey’s decision to pursue a pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital came after spending a month at Riverside as an APPE student. Here she had the opportunity to observe the impact a pharmacist can have on direct patient care and came to understand how valued pharmacists are within a multidisciplinary team. This along with the culture of innovation at OhioHealth and the exceptionally high-level of education offered to their residents made Riverside the ideal place for Kelsey to continue on the next step of her career. Kelsey’s primary professional interest is in oncology, in which she hopes to complete a PGY2 residency. She then hopes to be in a position where she can conduct research, teach, and maintain a clinical practice.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends and family and trying out new recipes. She loves being outdoors and takes every chance she gets to explore new parks and trails throughout Ohio (or anywhere!).

Vanja Raduka

Vanja RadukaHometown: Barberton, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2 Oncology

Why this program: Vanja chose to pursue a PGY-2 Oncology residency after completing her first year of residency at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She was drawn to Riverside Methodist Hospital for their progressive thinking, down-to-earth and supportive environment, and endless learning opportunities. After completion of her oncology residency, she hopes to obtain board certification in oncology and a clinical oncology positon where she will be able to precept students and residents.

Favorite things to do: Vanja enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing fetch with her cat, and cooking/baking. She is also an avid soccer fan and is excited about getting season tickets to cheer on the Columbus Crew.

Clay Small

Clay SmallHometown: Fishers, IN
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Clay chose to do pharmacy residency training towards the end of pharmacy school and confirmed his interest on clinical rotations. Being from out of state, Clay heard about OhioHealth from friends in pharmacy school and became interested after conducting research about the organization and its values. However, he knew that Riverside was definitely the place he wanted to go to for residency after doing clinical rotations there. The amazing staff and the plethora of opportunities made Riverside the perfect fit. His professional interests include infectious disease and critical care. In the future, Clay plans to potentially pursue a PGY-2 residency in one of his interest areas and ultimately practice as a clinical specialist.

Favorite things to do: Clay is a huge sports fan and loves to go to games with friends and family. He also likes to travel, binge Netflix, and he is trying to delay “the dad bod” as long as he can by staying active.

Taylor Smashey

Taylor SmasheyHometown: St. Charles, MO
College of Pharmacy: Creighton University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Taylor chose OhioHealth Riverside Hospital to become a knowledgeable, autonomous, and competent pharmacist. She was looking for a large academic center and it was evident that this residency program had a variety of learning opportunities with strong preceptors. The layout of the year allows her to tailor her learning to her clinical interests. Her professional interests include critical care and infectious disease, and she plans to complete a PGY2 residency in critical care. She hopes to become a board certified critical care pharmacist that can focus on her patients, research, and opportunities to precept students.

Favorite things to do: Taylor enjoys adventuring and distance running with her border collie, Hank. She also loves volunteering to give back to her community. When she is in St. Louis, her hometown, she watches the St. Louis Cardinals play baseball.

David Wai

David WaiHometown: Columbus, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: David developed a passion for Health-System Pharmacy Administration after completing administrative rotations at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cleveland Clinic as well as a pharmacy informatics internship at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. David recognized the importance of having dedicated mentors and is excited to continue his growth in a close-knit and supportive work environment at OhioHealth. David’s professional interests include transitions of care, leadership development, supply chain services, and pharmacy informatics.

Favorite things to do: Outside of the hospital, David enjoys spending time with his wife Joy, shooting 3’s, bass fishing, playing guitar, snowboarding, and going to church.