Meet the 2017-2018 APhA-APPM Executive Committee

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Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS, APhA-APPM President (2017-2019), is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP). She also serves as a clinical pharmacist at Milwaukee Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center. She is a graduate of Creighton University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Aurora Health Care. Her past service to APhA includes a term as Member-at-large of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Executive APhA-APPM Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Section and the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Advisory Panel. She is the anticoagulation section editor for the APhA DrugInfoLine. sarah.ray@cuw.edu

 

Wendy Friedig Weber, PharmD, MBA, APhA-APPM Immediate Past President (2017-2018), is the clinical pharmacist at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) in Omaha, NE. Prior to her tenure at CUMC, Weber worked for a government contractor developing educational materials for providers. Her clinical experience includes emergency medicine, pediatric/neonatology, and women’s health. She has also practiced in community pharmacy. Weber is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She has been extensively involved in APhA and the APhA Foundation. She mostly recently served as vice president of the APhA Foundation. Weber is also a member of the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences National Pharmacy Advisory Board. bisonrx@gmail.com

David Barnes, RPh, BCNP, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2017-2019) began his career as a pharmacist at USA Medical Center in Mobile, AL and moved into nuclear pharmacy practice. He has held positions as a radiation safety officer, manager, and currently as regional director. In his current position, he has the opportunity to do so much more than dispensing and compounding regularly, he has 114 employees in his region and is responsible for hiring practices, HR issues, sales attainment, regulatory and facility compliance. Working for GE Healthcare has given Barnes access to training and resources from a worldwide company that operates many types of businesses with consumer, industrial, and government implications. He is most proud of his time as a member of the BPS nuclear council and his current term as council chair, through this position he has been able to interact with the BPS Board and other council chairs, all are top leaders in their field. APhA membership and participation in numerous committees and moderating sessions has been a particularly rewarding part of his personal development and he hopes to continue it as a Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee. davidbarnes@ge.com

           

Sandra Bollinger, PharmD, FASCP, CGP, CDE, CPT, CFts, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2016-2018), received her BSPharm from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy (UMKC) and her PharmD from Creighton University (CU). She holds adjunct faculty positions for UMKC, CU, and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Bollinger serves as the Provider Outreach Coordinator for the State of Missouri's CyberAccess web-based provider program. In 2000, Bollinger established a non-dispensing pharmacy that focuses on the prevention and management of the complications of chronic diseases. She has held various postitions in community, hospital, and long-term care pharmacy, is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. Her major practice and research interests are in the areas of preventative health, disease management and diabetes. hpriorities@yahoo.com

Nicole M. Gattas, PharmD, BCPS, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2016-2018), is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Coordinator of Community Pharmaceutical Programs at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). In this role, she serves as the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director and teaches on a number of topics. She is the advisor for the STLCOP Student Pharmacists Association (umbrella organization). She was elected as APhA-APPM New Practitioner Officer for the Community and Ambulatory Practice Section and served APhA in a number of roles, including Immunizing Pharmacists SIG Education Committee, Delegate and APhA Media Advisor. Gattas is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed a community pharmacy residency with the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dominicks Pharmacy and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. ngattas@stlcop.edu

 

James A. Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2016-2018), is the Clinical Services Coordinator for the Kroger Company. In this position, his responsibilities include: establishing and implementing a comprehensive clinical pharmacy strategy; overseeing Kroger's vaccination, medication therapy management, health screening, and disease management/education programs; and many more related activties/initiatives. Kirby received his BSPharm fromt The Ohio State University and his PharmD fromt he University of Cincinnati. He has worked as a pharmacist in a variety of settings, including community, mail-order, hospital, and managed care/specialty pharmacy. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati. jim.kirby@kroger.com

Lt Col Ann D. McManis, BSPharm, MPA, Member-at-Large (2017-2019) currently serves on Active Duty and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. She is assigned to the Defense Health Agency (DHA), as Deputy Chief, Pharmacy Purchased Care Operations Branch, of the Pharmacy Operations Division. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the current Department of Defense (DoD) pharmacy purchased care contract estimated at $65 billion dollars. Additionally, she contributes to the development of policies and programs to ensure a uniform, consistent, and equitable pharmacy benefit for over 9.5 million beneficiaries in the Military Health System. Prior to her current assignment, Ann McManis completed a Medical Education with Industry Executive Fellowship in Pharmacy Practice Advancement and Policy with the APhA. She has served in a variety of capacities including Pharmacy Director, Ancillary Services Director, and Medical Support Services Director while deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Additionally, she served as the Chief, Emergency Staff Function (ESF) #8, coordinating medical response during contingency and disaster operations at the base Emergency Operations Center. Ann.mcmanis@gmail.com

Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Member-at-Large (2017-2019) is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University. She is APhA certificate trained in Diabetes Care, Immunization Delivery and Medication Therapy Management. Her teaching responsibilities include a Medication Therapy Management elective and various topics in the Pharmacy Skills and Applications course series. She is the course coordinator and teaches topics in the Self Care & Nonprescription Products course. She maintains a clinical practice at Primary Health Care East Side Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where she precepts third year IPPE students. Her specialty areas of practice and scholarship are diabetes care, medication therapy management and community health education. She also serves as a legislative liaison for the Iowa Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, an active member of the Iowa Pharmacy Association and served as Coordinator for the APhA-APPM Diabetes Management SIG. wendy.mobley-bukstein@drake.edu

Stephanie Gernant, PharmD, New Officer Practitioner (2017-2019) upon graduating from Missouri with a BS in Biology, she worked R&D at a drug manufacturer, until entering the Ohio State’s PharmD program in 2008. During this time, she did an internship at a 340B community pharmacy, her first encounters with patients, whom more often than not were economically depressed and underserved. Serving the underserved drove her to a community PGY1 in Bangor Maine at an FQHC called Penobscot Community Health Care. This was a newly formed program at a patient-centered medical home health center and a pioneer of ACO. The unique opportunities with Penobscot’s transition of care program assisted her in landing a two year research Fellowship in with Purdue University. Gernant also served as the Coordinator for the APhA-APPM Transitions of Care SIG. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University and has partnered with several of her colleagues to develop the very first Practice Based Research Network comprised of ACO’s, The ACO Research Network, Services and Education (ACORN-SEED). The network serves as a vessel for scholarship, post-graduate training, APPE experiences and pharmacist-provided clinical services. stephaniegernant@gmail.com

APhA-APPM Staff Contacts:

Margaret Tomecki
APhA-APPM Liaison
Director, Practice and Science Academies
630-312-8864 (voicemail)
mtomecki@aphanet.org

Stacie Maass
Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs
202-429-7533
smaass@aphanet.org

James Owen
Vice President, Practice and Science Affairs
202-429-7540
jowen@aphanet.org
 

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