Meet the 2019-20 APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Executive Committee

 

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Catherine Kuhn, PharmD, FAPhA, APhA-APPM President (2019-21), is a managed care clinical pharmacist at Partners for Kids (PFK), a pediatric accountable care organization affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. In her position, she is responsible for improving quality and outcomes of medication-related care as well as managing pharmacy expenditures. She earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University and completed a community practice residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy. Prior to her current role at PFK, she spent time in academia as a community pharmacy shared faculty member and at two community pharmacy chains as a clinical coordinator. Kuhn is an active member of the APhA and the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA). She is OPA President-elect (2016–2017) and Vice Chair of OPA’s MTM committee. She has served in leadership positions for APhA including APhA-APPM Executive Member-At-Large, New Practitioner Officer for APhA-APPM’s Community & Ambulatory section, Chair of APhA-APPM Education Committee, and Chair of House of Delegates Policy Review Committee. She was the 2011 recipient of APhA’s Distinguished New Practitioner Award and the 2013 recipient of OPA’s Young Pharmacist Award.

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Patricia H. Fabel, PharmD, BCPS, Member-at-large (2019-2021), of Columbia, SC was born and raised on the cost of Maine. She received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and completed a community pharmacy practice residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Executive Director of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She also serves as the Director for the USCCOP Community-Based Residency Programs. Patti has over 10 years of experience developing and implementing value-added services in the community pharmacy setting. She has published articles in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education on MTM, pharmacy advocacy, and the Birkman Assessment. She has also written book chapters on vaccines, GI disorders, and managing insect bites and stings. She has given several presentations on immunizations, MTM, and selfcare related topics. Patti is a former president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) and is also actively involved in the American Pharmacist Association, serving on committees and as a delegate in previous years. On a personal note, Patti lives on 100 acres with her husband, Josh, and numerous animals (goats, sheep, chickens, dogs, honey bees, and cats)!

 

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LTC(P) Jeffrey J. Neigh, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, Member-at-large (2019-2021), of Annandale, VA was very active in pharmacy organizations as a student many years ago. After coming into the Army he became swept up in the day to day operations of the military healthcare system and became focused on advancing Army Pharmacy and military healthcare. In this capacity, he has had the opportunity to work in numerous practice settings: ambulatory, inpatient, oncology, clinical pharmacist rounding on burn units, MICUs, SICUs, and Emergency departments and privileged provider in Internal medicine, as well as numerous years of administration experience. He also has a strong foundation in Pharmacy Management and Leadership from his experiences in the Army.

 Last year he had the privilege to come to APhA as a Federal Fellow. His year there opened his eyes to what the profession of pharmacy is, and can be. He realized that the silo of military healthcare, while notable and innovative, is just one part of the bigger picture. His time at APhA made him want to share his experiences and energy to help the profession advance. This desire led him to submitting this application in hopes of playing a larger role in shaping the future of our profession.

 

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Stephanie M. White, PharmD, Member-at-large (2019-2021), of Little Rock, AR was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. From there, she earned her B.S. in Biochemistry at Elon University before continuing her education at Mercer University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her doctorate of pharmacy. After completing a PGY-1 in community pharmacy with the University of South Carolina, she moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she is completing a PGY-2 in ambulatory care. The reason for these career choices are to further enhance her skills with the goal of working under collaborative practice agreements with physicians in an office setting.

 While at both University of South Carolina and now University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, she has chosen to become heavily involved with the student pharmacists at the university through serving as their new practitioner mentor. Serving as a mentor and preceptor allows her more opportunities to volunteer within the community while also helping to shape the future pharmacists. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing kickball and tennis, watching the Jacksonville Jaguars, baking, and exploring the area through hiking and attending community events. In addition, she enjoys running and plans to run her second half-marathon this spring. Overall, she enjoys staying very active and is always looking for ways to progress the pharmacy profession forward.

 

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Cortney M. Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, Member-at-large (2019-2021), of Indian Trail, NC is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She earned a PharmD from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Community Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice sites at Uptown Pharmacy and the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Throughout her career, Cortney has focused on providing care for underserved patient populations and working to establish innovative and sustainable clinical services in the community pharmacy setting. She established ETSU Charitable Pharmacy in 2014, and maintains active service in free clinics in the greater Charlotte area. Further, Cortney teaches management at Wingate University, pushing student pharmacists to challenge the status quo and strive to innovate and create new sustainable business models for all practice areas to expand the role of the pharmacist on the health care team. In 2017, she joined Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center as a clinical pharmacist. Cortney is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP). She served as chair of the Policy and Advocacy committee in 2017 and as Chair of the Community Care Practice Forum in 2018 within NCAP. Cortney has served APhA in numerous capacities, including New Practitioner Advisory Committee Chair in 2017-2018, Strategic Directions Committee member, APhA-APPM Policy Committee member, and will serve as Coordinator of the Preceptor SIG in 2018-2019. She also serves as Co-Advisor of the Wingate University chapter of APhA-ASP, being recognized by the university as Student Organization Advisor of the Year in 2017.

 

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Andrea Brookhart, PharmD, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2018-20), says her passion for pharmacy began when pursuing entry into pharmacy school at the University of Toledo (UT) as an undergraduate. At UT, Andrea became involved in APhA-ASP as a pre-pharmacy student, and turned her attention to community pharmacy and the impact pharmacists have on their patients. Her desire to pursue a community pharmacy residency evolved from her experience as a researcher in the Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research Laboratory at UT, evaluating the impact Medication Therapy Management (MTM) can have on economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes. Andrea graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012, and moved to Virginia to continue her education as a community pharmacy resident at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Kroger Pharmacy. After completion of her residency, Andrea stayed with Kroger Pharmacy as a pharmacist and Patient Care Coordinator (PCC), transitioning to full time PCC in 2014. Since then, Andrea’s focus has been on the coordination of, pharmacist training for, and implementation of clinical services in 16 pharmacies in central Virginia. She performs goal setting and support of MTM and immunization efforts, delivers performance updates, and serves as a clinical subject matter expert to those pharmacies. Within The Kroger Company, Andrea acts as the enterprise Chair for the Medication Therapy Management Workgroup and is a member of Women’s EDGE, a group dedicated to supporting and advancing women personally and professionally. She also serves as the site coordinator and primary preceptor for a community pharmacy resident affiliated with VCU, as well as a preceptor to student pharmacists. Andrea has remained involved in APhA since her time as a student pharmacist, participating as a chapter leader, transitioning to involvement as a new practitioner on the Transitions Editorial and Advisory Board, and now as an active member of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

 

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Denise Clayton, BSPharm, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2018-20), is a clinical pharmacist for AR Blue Cross Blue Shield for Commercial Pharmacy operations. Over the past two years, Denise has served as the Coordinator-elect and Coordinator for the Medication Management Special Interest Group. She has coordinated the work of four committees of the MM SIG focusing on projects to provide tools and resources for all APhA members interested in providing MTM and patient care services. Denise’s previous experiences have included working as the Manager of Clinical Initiatives and MTM for a pharmacy risk management company, providing MTM services for patients in community pharmacies, serving as a Clinical Consultant Pharmacist and practicing as a hospital pharmacist at a large hospital in Little Rock, AR. Denise has completed the APhA certificate training programs, Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services, Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care and Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery. As a faculty trainer, Denise teaches the Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services program to other pharmacists in Arkansas. She is a member of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association where she is the District 1 President and is a preceptor for UAMS College of Pharmacy.

 

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Brent Thompson, PharmD, APhA-APPM Member-at-Large (2018-20), is Pharmacy Director at FirstLight Health System in Mora, Minnesota, starting in 2000 as the only Clinical Pharmacist. During this time with FirstLight, the practice has grown to nine pharmacists and nine certified technicians practicing in acute, ambulatory, and community caring for patients in a small rural hospital, three rural clinics and a community pharmacy. Brent earned his PharmD at North Dakota State University and has been active in professional associations since his early college years. He finished a term as President of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) in 201 In addition to serving and chairing many committees and the board of Directors for MPhA since 2001, he served on the 2012–13 APhA Policy and Reference Committees and six years in the APhA House of Delegates. His most notable honors include having his FirstLight pharmacy team receive the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award in 2013 and he was the recipient of the 2014 APhA Foundation Bowl of Hygeia Award. In addition to his professional work, he is passionate about our future. He introduces high school students to pharmacy through a Careers Exploration class, maintains a full schedule of interns, and co-coordinates a pharmacy residency. As a community leader, Brent is a Director on the Pine County Agricultural Society, bringing thousands of kids to the Pine County Fair each year. In 2015, he was Chair for the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County, working toward the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse among youth and young adults.

 

APhA-APPM staff contacts:

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

Ilisa Bernstein
Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs
202-429-7533
ibernstein@aphanet.org

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