Adjunct Staff

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Clinical Educators

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.

Sarah Barnes, PharmD

Sarah brings a broad range of experience with both the clinical and patient-facing aspects of pharmacy to her work at Alosa Health. She is a pharmacist from Fort Worth, Texas with experience in emergency medicine, healthcare IT, both retail and compounding pharmacy, and medication therapy management. She attended school at The University of Texas at Austin for eight years where she earned her degrees as a Doctor of Pharmacy, and Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a focus on human infectious diseases.

Kelly Baxter, PharmD

Kelly is a proud graduate of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, NE. During school, she worked at the Omaha VA Medical Center as an inpatient technician. Following her passion for serving veterans, she continued her pharmacy career as a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident and subsequent Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist at the Omaha VA Medical Center. Beyond pharmacy, Kelly has also had extensive tutoring, teaching, and coaching experiences.

Shaila Chempakaseril, PharmD, BCIDP

Shaila is a clinical pharmacist and consultant with extensive clinical experience in acute care, retail pharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship. She graduated from Temple University with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and subsequently obtained board certification in Infectious Diseases. Her latest project involved providing project management for COVID-19 mass vaccination efforts on a state level.

Linda Cruz, MBA

Linda has extensive experience as a Physician Assistant in Healthcare, Life science, Devices and CRO companies. Prior to joining Alosa Health, she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association championing corporations to support the Alzheimer’s cause through sponsorships and educational programs. Linda holds an MBA in Healthcare Business Administration and has served on several professional boards.

 

Ivory Davis, MN, RN

Ivory is a Registered Nurse of 16 years. She is a graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and LSU-New Orleans with a Master’s in Public & Community Health Nursing.  Her career experiences include working in the areas of Med Surgical Nursing, Clinical Research, Case Management, Quality Management, and Performance Improvement.

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.

Joseph A. D'Urso, RN, BSN

Joe brings nearly 30 years of nursing experience to his work for Alosa Health. Joe has worked in a variety of patient settings, including pre-op, post-op and the ICU. He also has over ten years of experience in sales and clinical education for major pharmaceutical companies. During his time at Alosa, Joe has worked on several programs, including the highly successful “Prescribe to Save Lives” initiative. For that project, Joe educated providers about naloxone, identifying OUD, and managing patients with OUD across 25 states.

Kenneth Fill, PharmD, MBA

Kenneth currently lives in Washington, Michigan practicing as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist at a family medicine residency clinic. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy in Toledo, OH. After completion of his first-year residency in community and ambulatory care pharmacy at the University of Colorado, Kenneth also completed a second-year residency with a focus in family medicine at Providence Chehalis Family Medicine in Chehalis, Washington State. His interests include pharmacist-led chronic disease state management, clinical education, and increasing access to clinical pharmacy services in primary care.

Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH

Elisabeth is located in Bangor, Maine, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has consulted on multiple opioid crisis projects throughout Maine and has worked as a physician educator since 2003. She works clinically as a low-barrier buprenorphine prescriber and a nocturnist/hospitalist. She received her MD from Vanderbilt and her MPH in Health Policy and Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Katarina Frank, MD, PhD

Katarina Frank MD, PhD lives in Dublin, Ohio.  Dr. Frank is experienced as a Physician Educator and as a Drug and Violence Prevention Educator. She has worked as an Anesthesiologist and Public Health Physician in Europe and as an Anatomy and Physiology Professor and Public Health Educator in the US.  Dr. Frank has published multiple articles related to public health. She received her Doctorate in Medicine in 1996 and her PhD in Public Health in 2014 from Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovak Republic.

Staci Frank, MBA, BSN, RN

Staci has been a Registered Nurse practicing in Southern Illinois for the past 17 years.  She has worked in various RN roles, largely in Perioperative Services, Critical Care, and Leadership.  Staci has an intense motivation for improving patient outcomes by focusing on bettering processes, providing education, and empowering staff and patients.  She received her BSN from McKendree University and MBA from the University of Southern Indiana.  As a Clinical Educator, Staci will provide academic detailing to providers in Southern Illinois.

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.

Lacrezia (Tina) Jackson, MSN, RN

Tina has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years, serving in various capacities throughout southeast Georgia. She obtained her Master’s in Nursing with a concentration in Leadership and Advanced Care Management from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. The majority of her career has been with the Department of Veteran Affairs. She has an extensive background in case management, mental health, nursing administration, and clinical education, having served as an educator to an array of multidisciplinary teams. Her driving motto in life and nursing is to “Treat others as you would have them treat you or your family.”

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.

Barbara Keleher, RN, BSN

Barbara has been a registered nurse for over 25 years, with extensive experience as a Staff Nurse and Clinical Consultant. In addition, she has over 15 years of experience providing patient and healthcare provider education for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and she is also wound care certified.

Kelly Kretzer, PharmD

Kelly is a clinical pharmacist who received her degree from the University of Illinois. She has spent the last 15 years as a healthcare consultant and educator to patients, their families and physicians. She also has several years of sales and management experience with the pharmaceutical industry.

Jane Luby, BS, RN

Jane is a Registered Nurse with over 18 years of Clinical Education experience. She has held a variety of positions within several pharmaceutical companies, with a primary focus on clinical education. She has also spent time in the medical device, disposables, and home health care/DME sectors.

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.

Mary Mullins, RN, BSN

Mary received her BSN from University of Maryland School of Nursing. Mary has over 25 years clinical experience in critical care and operating room nursing. Mary was also more recently a pioneering RN, Local Care Coordinator with one of the first and largest Patient Centered Medical Home Programs in the country where she collaborated with providers to provide comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with the greatest health needs – typically those suffering from multiple, chronic health conditions. Throughout her career, Mary has particularly focused on the main goal of nursing: caring for the whole patient.

Nicolas Nafash, BSPharm

Nicolas has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Damascus University, Faculty of Pharmacy. He has work experience as a Production Manager of Cerelac at Nestle Syria for three years and as a Pharmacist in Charge at Nafash Pharmacy for more than 25 years. He is currently a Certified Pharmacy Technician with experience in outpatient and inpatient pharmacy, sterile, non-sterile, and chemotherapy compounding. He is trilingual, as he fluently speaks English, Arabic, and French.

Bonnie Noll-Nelson, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Bonnie holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. She brings over 18 years of nursing education, research, home health care and medical-surgical/oncology nursing experience to her work at Alosa.

Michael Palladini, RPh, MBA

Michael holds a BA in Psychology from Penn State University; a BS in Pharmacy from the Medical College of Virginia; and an MBA from Robert Morris University. He has experience in both retail and hospital pharmacy settings, and also serves as a part-time therapist for a drug and alcohol treatment center. In addition to his work with patients, Michael owns a publishing company that creates, publishes and promotes educational materials devoted to healthcare professionals.

Staci Parsons, PharmD

Staci holds a PharmD from Marshall University School of Pharmacy in Huntington, WV. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and holds several APhA certifications.

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.

Jana Pendery, BSN, RN

Jana is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of diverse work experience. Her background includes Oncology Home Health Nursing, IV therapy, Home Care Sales, Pharmaceutical Sales and a Clinical Educator for CVS Specialty Infusion Services. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a passion for Clinical Education and providing Holistic Care.

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.

Keene Saavedra, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

Keene is a clinical pharmacist with experience in acute care and antimicrobial stewardship. In 2012, he graduated from Georgetown University, where he first worked with PharmedOUT and is now a Steering Committee Member, with a BS in Human Science. In 2016, he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was a Interprofessional Fellow, Presidential Scholar, and Paul Ambrose Scholar, with a PharmD. In 2021, he wanted to improve patient care in nontraditional ways and started Mango Sage, LLC to provide fruitful advice on a variety of topics including education, healthcare, and pharmacotherapy.

Grant Sampeck, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Grant is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specialized in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nursing. He obtained his graduate degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2020. Grant has 18 years of Nursing experience. His Registered Nursing experience consists of emergency medicine and Intensive Care. His NP career for the past 3 years has included Critical Care Medicine at a major hospital system in San Antonio and Palliative Care Medicine.

Robert Schoenecker, RPh

Robert has over 25 years of pharmacy experience in a variety of practice settings including HMO, retail pharmacy, outpatient hospital pharmacy, and call-center. He attended the University of Colorado College of Pharmacy in Denver where he received a BS in Pharmacy. Prior to attending pharmacy school, he received a BS in Business from Florida State University.

Michelle Skarzynski, RN, MBA

Michelle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She studied nursing and went back to school at Waynesburg University to earn her MBA. Her experience and track record of success spans healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Her nursing experience consists of working in home health directly with patients and working for various pharmaceutical companies focusing on disease state as a clinical nurse educator.

Deanne Smith, DPh

Deanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience in retail chain pharmacy, healthcare system outpatient care, and corporate human resources and professional relations. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK and later served OUHSC as Adjunct Faculty. Deanne holds several certificates including Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and APhA Opioid Stewardship.

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.

Rebecca Smith Johnson, MSN, BS, RN

As a compassionate and experienced nurse educator, leader, and community health advocate, Rebecca is a nursing professional with 14 years of experience from the bedside to the classroom as an acute care RN and University Nursing Professor. She received a Master’s in Nursing from Loyola University, New Orleans and is also a graduate of LSU and Alcorn State University. She believes her educational background and experience working in surgical services, community outreach, and public health has been a cultivating reward both personally and professionally. In 2019, Rebecca was selected to present her research poster in Washington DC at the National League of Nursing Educational Conference. On that platform and within her community she developed and led trainings on educational development and career advancement for aspiring nurses and other healthcare workers. She enjoys traveling with her husband Christian and being of service in her church and volunteer organizations. She accredits her educational pathway and community outreach as her drive in welcoming new experiences sharing her light and love for nursing while being an inspiration unto others!

Jason Strejcek, MBA, BSN, RN

Jason Strejcek is a retired Navy Corpsman with a distinguished military and healthcare background. He completed three combat tours to Iraq with Marine Reconnaissance. Jason was wounded during combat operations and was medically retired from the Navy. Upon leaving the military Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Chamberlain University and worked as an RN in the emergency departments of Chicago. To further expand his expertise, he pursued and successfully obtained an MBA from Western Governors University, combining his clinical experience with strategic management skills for the healthcare industry.

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.

Sherri Troshynski RN, BSN, CCM

Sherri is a Registered Nurse with 29 years of experience. Her diverse work background includes: 20+ years as an ICU nurse; medical surgical nurse; IV therapy; Occupational Health Services Management and Case Management. She has a passion for Clinical Education and Mission work.

Debra Wells, RN

Debra is an experienced RN with experience in general office triage, employee health/infection control, medical review for Medicare/FEP and case management. Her clinical knowledge and expertise gained through many years of hospital work will be valuable in her role as an academic detailer on this project.

Analytics, Materials, Medical Writing, Training and Policy Consultants

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.

Stephen Braun

Stephen Braun is an experienced medical writer, journalist, and author who has written on a range of topics in health, science, and medicine. Braun’s writing career spans over 40 years, focusing on making complex medical and scientific information accessible and understandable for general audiences. After earning his BA in journalism, Mr. Braun worked as a newspaper reporter where he won awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. He served for two years as Science Editor at the University of Rochester before winning a fellowship at WGBH in Boston, where he learned radio and television production skills. Mr. Braun wrote and produced numerous science and medical programs for television, including for the PBS science program NOVA. He has also written eight trade books on topics in health and medicine,
including Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine, which won the American Medical
Writers Association top prize for trade books.

Dae Kim, MD, MPH, ScD

Dr. Kim is a geriatrician and pharmacoepidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. As a clinical investigator, the main areas of his research include frailty assessment and drug safety evaluation in older adults. Dr. Kim provides primary and consultative care to older adults with multiple chronic conditions.  Since 2014, he has been contributing to Alosa Health’s academic detailing program as a geriatrics expert.

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.

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.

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