APPM Slated Member at Large Officers

  Member-at-Large Officer, Pair I

Stephanie Bellows, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, Phoenix, AZ
Bellows Stephanie, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES

Stephanie is a native of Jacksonville, FL. After attaining a PharmD from Mercer University in Georgia, she continued to complete a PGY-1 Community Residency with Medicine Mart in South Carolina. Then she completed a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her next four years were spent back in North Carolina, this time working in a rural setting in Lumberton where she served as a clinical pharmacist. In this role, she conducted Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, worked under a collaborative practice agreement for chronic disease state management, led local Covid vaccine efforts, and managed the specialty mail order side of the business as well. From there, she moved to Arizona where she is now expanding her scope through working with oral oncology medications at Banner MD Anderson. In this role, she also collaborates with providers to assist patients in disease state management.

Within APhA, she has served many roles. Since graduation, she has served as APhA-APPM New Practitioner Officer from 2019-2021, as a poster judge, as New Practitioner Mentor, as an abstract reviewer, as a sub-committee member on various special interests’ groups, as an APhA-APPM delegate, as a member of the communications and education committee within APhA-APPM, and she led the first residency standing committee within APhA-APPM. She has also enjoyed serving as a preceptor for student pharmacists since graduating.

Locally she is involved with the Arizona Pharmacy Association where she recently spoke on how pharmacists can integrate into a physician's office.

Jeff Hamper, PharmD, BCACP, Boise Idaho
Hamper Jeff, PharmD, BCACP

Jeff Hamper received his Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He started his career in pharmacy as a pharmacy intern at Jewel-Osco pharmacy, a division of Albertsons Companies. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, Jeff completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Jewel-Osco pharmacy and Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy. He has held various positions including pharmacy manager, clinical pharmacist, district point person for clinical services, clinical coordinator, and corporate pharmacy trainer. He has stayed involved with residency training since graduation from the program, serving as a preceptor, director, and practitioner surveyor. In his current role as Manager of Pharmacy Experiential, Intern, and Residency Programs, Jeff oversees preceptor development for pharmacy technician experiential, PharmD experiential, interns, and residency programs companywide. He also serves as a Lead Surveyor for Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs with ASHP Accreditation Services, Coordinator for the APhA Preceptor SIG, and is a facilitator of the APhA SCDI Residency Training Program. A Chicago-area native, Dr. Hamper currently lives in Boise, ID with his wife Melissa, and children Charlie, Vivian, and Henry.

  Member-at-Large Officer, Pair II

Jessica Comstock, BS, PharmD, BCNP, Delphi, IN
Jessica Comstock, BS, PharmD, BCNP

Jessica Comstock, PharmD, BCNP is the Vice President of Pharmacy Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for PharmaLogic Holdings Corp. She received her BS in Nuclear Engineering/Radiation Health Physics from Oregon State University in 2011, her PharmD in from Purdue University in 2016 and earned her Board Certification in Nuclear Pharmacy (BCNP) in 2018. Jessica is responsible for the creation, implementation, and oversight of the quality assurance program for 40+ SPECT and PET pharmacies in the United States. As an active member in the profession, Jessica currently holds leadership positions in the Society of Nuclear Medicine, American Pharmacist Association, and the National Association of Nuclear Pharmacies.

Kelsea Zukauckas, PharmD, BCPS, Sandy, UT
Kelsea Zukauckas, PharmD

Kelsea Zukauckas is an inpatient and outpatient solid organ transplant pharmacist at the University of Utah Health serving heart, liver, kidney, lung, and pancreas transplant patients. She completed her PGY-1 residency and PGY-2 solid organ transplant residency at the University of Utah Health and earned her PharmD degree from the University of Wyoming. Kelsea is infatuated with the complexities and continuity of care involved with solid organ transplant patients. She found a passion for progression through policy development with APhA as a student pharmacist and she gets to share this passion on a day-to-day basis through protocol development at her institution and involvement with legislative committees through multiple pharmacy organizations. Most recently, Kelsea served as the Chair of the New Practitioner Advisory Committee where she was able to advance opportunities and collaboration for new practitioners across APhA. Additionally, Kelsea serves roles in the ACCP Transplant PRN New Practitioner Council along with AST Pharmacist Community of Practice Online Programming Workgroup, Policy Workgroup, and Medication Access Workgroup. In her free time, Kelsea enjoys hiking, completing jigsaw puzzles, and looking for the best coffee and taco shops!

  Member-at-Large Officer, Pair III

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, Ellicott City, MD
Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA is currently a professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She most recently completed a ten-year term as associate dean of student affairs and continues to be highly engaged in teaching and mentorship of student pharmacists. Early in her career, Cherokee championed efforts to support and expand pharmacist-provided vaccinations in Maryland and has served as an immunization trainer since 2006. She has had over 20 years of experience in training and mentoring student pharmacists and served as co-advisor for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP chapter with her goal to support student pharmacists’ professional development and engagement with APhA. Cherokee also served as a PGY-1 community-based residency program director for 12 years and continues to precept community residents in teaching and research. It has been important to Cherokee to give back to the profession through service at the state and national level. She has held numerous positions with the Maryland Pharmacists Association, including serving as president from 2017-2018. With the American Pharmacists Association, she has served the association in numerous areas including serving as APhA-ASP co-advisor, participating in various advisory groups and task forces, poster and abstract reviewer, delegate, speaker and moderator. She has received numerous awards for leadership and service from the University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland Pharmacists Association, Phi Lambda Sigma, and the American Pharmacists Association. Outside of pharmacy, Cherokee loves traveling with her family and supporting their work in music and the arts.

Scott Mark, PharmD, MS, MEd, MPH, MBA, FASHP, FACHE, FABC, FNAP, Wexford, PA

Dr. Mark is a pharmacist with over 30 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in a variety of roles in the community, commercial, consulting, academic, and provider spaces in healthcare. Within the provider space, he has served as Corporate VP for a large multi-hospital and VP of Strategy & Operations for a multi-state post-acute care provider. He is currently the Associate Dean & Director of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY

  New Practitioner Officer

Tessa Schnelle, PharmD, MPH*, DPLA, Louisburg, Kansas
Tessa Schnelle, PharmD, MPH*, DPLA

Dr. Tessa Schnelle, PharmD, DPLA graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2020. Following graduation, she began working as a clinical pharmacist for Western Missouri Medical Center and continued her education at George Washington University as a Master of Public Health Candidate. In 2021 she accepted a position working for the State of Kansas in the role of Lead Clinical Pharmacist & Clinical Coordinator for Osawatomie State Hospital, a state-funded inpatient psychiatric facility. In 2022 Dr. Schnelle changed practice settings and now serves as Director of Pharmacy at Cass Regional Medical Center, a federally funded critical access hospital and corresponding safety net clinics. She continues to practice clinically in the inpatient hospital setting at The University of Kansas Health-System.

Dr. Schnelle’s involvement in association leadership began as a student and continued beyond her transition to new practitioner. She currently serves as APhA New Practitioner Network Education Standing Committee Member, Learning Extension Facilitator for the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant Program, and as a Health-System Core Leadership Group Member of the Health-System Pharmacy Career Tools Workgroup Locally she serves as President of the Kansas Pharmacists Association, Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network Committee on Impaired Pharmacy Practice Committee Member and Path to New Practitioner Programming Coordinator for the Kansas New Practitioners Network.