Adjunct Staff

Clinical Educators

Shelley Bacchus, RN, MS

Shelley is a registered nurse with over 10 years of experience in clinical and public health nursing. Prior to joining Alosa Health, Shelley managed several programs designed to improve the health of vulnerable populations through education, training, and community outreach. Her specialty areas include oncology and hospice nursing, sexual health education, and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Shelley has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2018.

Sandeep (Sonny) Singh Bains, PharmD, BCPS

Sandeep is a clinical pharmacist with extensive clinical leadership experience in both acute care and ambulatory healthcare settings. He completed post-graduate training at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and has since worked in clinical pharmacy leadership with large healthcare systems in the greater Philadelphia area. He is also the principal consultant at Bains Rx, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm dedicated to improving outcomes while reducing costs. Dr. Bains has been a Clinical Educator with the Independent Drug Information Service since 2016.

Roberta Collier, RN, BS

Roberta is a nurse with progressive nursing and sales experience. She has clinical and management experience in psychiatry, operating room nursing, quality improvement, and compliance, with a focus in geriatric nursing and patient education. She previously worked as a Privacy Officer, Clinical Liaison, and an Assistant Director of Nursing in the long-term care field. Her sales and management experience includes pharmaceuticals and medical products and services. She has been a Clinical Educator for the Independent Drug Information Service since 2005.

Linda Cordell, RN

Linda Cordell is a registered nurse with over 15 years’ experience in clinical nursing including emergency department, cardiology, wellness and patient education. Prior to joining Alosa Health, Linda held roles of increasing responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry and won numerous awards for her performance. Since 2010 Linda has been a clinical science consultant specializing in disease state awareness, appropriate diagnosis and education within specific therapeutic areas. Linda has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2017.

Mary Liz Doyle-Tadduni, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

Mary Liz is a registered nurse who has worked for 19 years in clinical nursing, nursing administration, and hospital administration in the city of Philadelphia. Her doctoral work involved studying health care workers preparedness for terrorism, and she presented her work at the Tenth Annual International Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland. She has served as guest faculty in various universities within metropolitan Philadelphia. Mary Liz has been a Clinical Educator for the Independent Drug Information Service since 2006.

Julie Garcia, RPH

Julie is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with over 35 years’ experience in retail, hospital and long-term care pharmacy. For the last 24 years she served as Chief Pharmacist at a Pennsylvania State Veterans Home. She additionally acted as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Lake Erie College of Medicine School of Pharmacy and had a long-term care rotation for the Erie Veterans Administration Pharmacy Residency Program. She has a special interest in improving health outcomes in older adults through the appropriate use of medications. Julie has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2018.

Chris McCombie, RN

Chris is a registered nurse with over 20 years of critical care experience with the last 14 years focusing on burn/trauma.  She enjoys fostering relationships with various healthcare disciplines and supporting evidenced based practice.  Chris has been associated with Alosa Health as a clinical educator since the inception of Independent Drug Information Service (IDIS) program with the District of Columbia’s Department of Health in 2009.

Mary McCormick, PharmD

Mary is a practicing pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in toxicology, management, community, hospital, and long-term care pharmacy in addition to academic detailing. She received a BS in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy/AHS and PharmD from University of Utah. Her specialty is toxicology. She is the former Director of the Connecticut Poison Control Center and in addition, she served as the sole pharmacist on a consultant team of physician toxicologists managing difficult toxicology cases throughout the state. She enjoys educating and mentoring consumers and health care professionals.  Mary has been a Clinical Educator for the Independent Drug Information Service since 2014.

Paula McKinley, RN, BSN

Paula is a nurse with experience in peri-operative, telemetry, oncology, and med-surgical nursing in a hospital-based setting as well as home health nursing. She also has experience as a clinical coordinator in a multi-disciplinary pain management facility and holds certifications in case management and as a certified disability management specialist in workers compensation and disability insurance. She has been a Clinical Educator with the Independent Drug Information Service since 2005.

Arun Mohanan, PharmD

Arun is a licensed pharmacist in multiple states with work experience in several fields. Throughout his career, he has worked in home infusion, inpatient hospital, critical care, and sterile medication compounding. He obtained his BS in chemistry and biochemistry, and later, a PharmD from Temple University. In his various roles, Arun regularly communicates with healthcare professionals and enjoys providing education and information to help tailor therapy needs. He is a strong supporter of providing treatment options centered on evidence-based research. Arun has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2018.

Viola Pascucci, PharmD

Viola has 15 years’ experience in academic detailing and education. She received her Pharm.D. from Northeastern University in Boston. She previously worked as a consultant at CVS Caremark, where she provided appropriate drug therapy and consulted in various disease states such as asthma, diabetes, dyslipidemia, mental health, gastroenterology and rheumatology. Viola has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2014.

Susan Reeves, RN

Susan has 30 plus years of nursing experience. She has earned several awards of excellence in nursing. She has a vast experience in nursing which includes medical, surgical, critical care, post anesthesia care, dialysis, and administrative supervisory. She designed and instructed an EKG course in an oral surgery center. She has management experience and was clinical director of education in a long-term care facility. Susan has been a Clinical Educator with Alosa Health since 2016.

Kathy Smith, RPh

Kathy is a practicing pharmacist and a member of the PACE Retrospective Review Program and Therapeutics Advisory Committee. She was previously a Director of Pharmacy at a 1,500-bed facility for the developmentally disabled and a co-owner of a community pharmacy in Washington, PA. She also served as a Board Member at the Washington Hospital for ten years. Kathy has been working as a Clinical Educator for the Independent Drug Information Service since 2006.

Dominick Trombetta, PharmD

Dominick is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. He received a BS in Pharmacy from Temple University and PharmD from Shenandoah University. Dominick’s area of practice is geriatrics and internal medicine, and he maintains an active clinical practice at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include the traditional didactic teaching in the pharmacotherapeutic sequence as well as precepting introductory (IPPE) and advanced practice pharmacy students (APPE) in geriatrics/internal medicine. He has been a Clinical Educator for the Independent Drug Information Service since 2005.

Dawn Whitney, MSN/Ed, RN

Dawn is a registered nurse with experience ranging from the bedside to curbside to the classroom. Passions include public health nursing and educating nurses of the future. In her free time Dawn can be found working with Boston’s homeless community. Dawn holds the position of Lecturer within Northeastern University’s graduate/ undergraduate Nursing department and University of Massachusetts Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Materials, Training, and Policy Consultants

Cheryl Bartlett, RN

Previously, Cheryl served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she was recognized for leading the department’s groundbreaking work in several areas including; chairing the inaugural Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Advisory Board, chair of the Statewide Comprehensive Cancer Advisory Board, chair for the Interagency Council on Substance Abuse Prevention and Chair of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. Under her leadership, Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to declare a public health emergency related to overdose deaths from opioids and passed regulations to insure universal access to nasal naloxone for overdose prevention. Ms. Bartlett has extensive experience as a registered nurse and hospital administrator implementing health systems change based on quality assessment and improvement practices. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Cape’s Regional Substance Abuse Council and on the Boards for Learn to Cope and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

Amy Braddock

Amy is a graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience working with clients in a wide range of industries. She has expertise in designing medical and technical reports and helping clients shape and edit content. Her award-winning projects include logos, brochures, annual reports, signage, and advertisements.

Eimir Hurley, BSc(Pharm), MBiostat

Eimir is a pharmacist and biostatistician with more than a decade of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs to improve clinical decision making. She has been working with Alosa Health since January 2013, in various roles ranging from program implementation and evaluation of program impact to training of clinical educators. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Services Research in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Melissa Jones, RN, MSN

Melissa has 20 years of progressive nursing experience in management, quality improvement, education, and academic detailing. She holds both a quality management and case management certificate in addition to program oversight and teaching experience. She has an interest in health education and community outreach to address chronic healthcare needs for special populations. Her specialty clinical experience includes nephrology nursing, developmental disability nursing, and public health nursing. Melissa has affiliated with Alosa Health since 2006.

Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD

Dr. Lauffenburger is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also an Instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a practicing pharmacist and the Assistant Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research focuses on improving medication use, adherence, and outcomes in patients with common chronic diseases, particularly through the development and evaluation of patient-oriented behavioral interventions. She has extensive experience and publications using methods including pragmatic trials, predictive analytics and observational study designs in large healthcare databases. She is a Principal Investigator of research projects funded by the NIH and the National Institute for Health Care Management. She completed her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Pharm.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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