Preceptor Biographies

Timothy W. Lynch is the Associate Vice President of Pharmacy Services for CHI Franciscan Health as well as the Residency Director. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1998 and his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree in 1997 from the University of Washington. Tim completed a Masters of Science in Management from Troy University in 2004. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 1998. Tim is a graduate of the ASHP-Boston University Pharmacy Leadership Institute. He also completed a fellowship in hospital leadership from the Advisory Board Company. Tim received the Washington State Pharmacist of the year award in 2008 and the Lou Wakefield/Kirk Clyne Medication Safety award in 2006. He is an affiliate Assistant Professor for the University of Washington School of pharmacy, current member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and former President of WSPA as well as a member of ACHE, and ASHP, participating currently as a member of the section advisory group for Pharmacy Informatics.

Michael J. Bonck is Manager of Regional Pharmaceutical Quality, Information and Technology Services for Franciscan Health-Services. After earning his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Gonzaga in 1974, he received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1979. Major areas of expertise include budget development and monitoring, contracting and CQI methods. Mike has a faculty appointment at the University of Washington. He has presented at local and national pharmacy meetings. He is an active member of WSPA, ASHP. He is on the SNHPA 340B Board and the Apexus Council, and helps represent CHI on the Healthtrust Pharmacy Advisory Board.

Eric Wymore is the Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager and Research Center Manager. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2004 from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Eric completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at CHI Franciscan Health in 2005 and received his MBA in 2009 from the University of Washington. He has published and presented nationally on the topics of ED pharmacy and Anticoagulation Therapeutics. Eric served as an Emergency Department Pharmacist Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center from 2005 until 2011. He then became the Clinical Manager for inpatient pharmacy at Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. He returned to CHI Franciscan Health in his current role in March of 2013.

Keith Sinay graduated from Washington State University and is the Ambulatory manager of three retail sites, Pharmacy Hospice and Care Center, and Pharmacy clinics. He comes to Franciscan with a long career in retail management and most recently from long-term care where he was Operations Manager for one of the largest long-term care pharmacies on the West Coast.

Jeff Armentrout received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa. Jeff has been Assistant Pharmacy Director at Davenport Osteopathic Hospital in Davenport, Iowa; and Pharmacy Director at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington and Lakewood General Hospital in Lakewood, Washington. Jeff is currently Pharmacy Manager at St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, Washington. Jeff created and currently co-chairs a regional CHI Franciscan Health medication process improvement committee and has made local and national presentations on its achievements. He holds memberships in both ASHP and WSPA.

Mark Stever received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1991. He completed his MBA in Health Care Management from Western Governor’s University in 2011. Mark has been Director of Pharmacy at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker City, Oregon; and Pharmacy Operations Manager and Interim Director at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. He is currently Pharmaceutical Services Manager at St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington. He holds memberships in both ASHP and WSPA.

Mark Kliewer has a special interest in Critical Care at St. Joseph Medical Center. Mark earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco and a Masters in Science from Troy State University. He has been an Education Specialist in the past. He is a member of the Critical Care Pharmacy Core Group and a member of ASHP.

Jeff Tichenor is Pharmaceutical Services Operations Manager at St. Anthony Hospital. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State University in 2007. Jeff completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2008, then began working as a staff pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital prior to moving to St. Anthony Hospital upon its opening in 2009. He completed his Masters of Health Care Administration through Ohio University in 2013.

Cindy Wilson is Pharmaceutical Services Operations Manager at St. Joseph Medical Center. She received her B.S. Degree in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Washington State University. Cindy previously Pharmaceutical Services Operations Manager at St. Anthony Hospital, Supervisor of Inpatient Pharmacy Services at Harborview Medical Center and Residency Program Coordinator at UW Medicine. She is an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington. She holds memberships in both ASHP and WSPA and serves on the WSPA Board of Directors.

Jennifer Bilsing is one of the ED pharmacists and co-preceptor at St. Francis Hospital. Jennifer earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming in 2005. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHI Franciscan Health in 2006. Jennifer is an active member of the ED Core Group. She is also a member of ASHP and WSPA.

Jamie Casanova is an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center and a co-preceptor of the Internal Medicine and Cardiology rotations. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 2003. Jamie completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2004. She is a member of ASHP. Jamie has her BCPS certificate.

Tony Casanova is the ED Specialist for the CHI Franciscan Health and practices at St. Joseph Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2004 from South Dakota State University. Tony completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHI Franciscan Health in 2005 and subsequently developed the ED Pharmacy program within CHI Franciscan Health with Eric Wymore. Tony has faculty appointments at the University of Washington, Washington State University and Pacific University and is a past member of ASHP ED Section Advisory Panel. Tony has been published on the topics of the Role of Pharmacists in the ED and Procedural Sedation. He has presented numerous times nationally on the topics of ED pharmacy and Anticoagulation Therapeutics.

Helen Chong is the Hospice and Palliative Care Pharmacist and a co-preceptor of the Hospice rotation. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 2006. Helen completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2007. She utilizes the prescriptive protocols, attends rounds, and provides pain management lectures for the nurses to help manage patient symptoms She is a member of ASHP.

Erin Edwards is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 residency at CHI Franciscan Health in 2006 and has worked at St. Joseph Hospital since that time. Erin currently is the evening shift emergency department preceptor. Erin is also BCPS certified.

Greg Failla has been an Emergency Department Pharmacist at St. Joseph Medical Center since February of 2009. He completed his undergraduate training in western Nebraska and received his PharmD at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 2006. Greg spent 9 years as a field paramedic and in emergency medical management in several cities across the United States including Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, Phoenix, Arizona, and Houston, Texas.

Yee Wah Fong earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University in 2007 and completed a pharmacy practice residency in 2008 at Valley Medical Center. Yee Wah works in the Emergency Department at St Clare and is the other preceptor for the Emergency Department rotation. She is a member of ASHP.

Tyler Fischback is an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Clare Hospital. He attended Washington State University. Tyler is part of the Internal Medicine Core Group. He is the Health System Academy Co-President of the Washington State Pharmacy Association. Tyler is part of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, as well as the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.

Teresa Harberg is Supervisor of Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Washington State University in 1991. In addition to overseeing the CHI Franciscan Health anticoagulation clinics, Teresa has experience in retail pharmacy as well as LTC consulting pharmacy. She was awarded the 2010 Preceptor of the Year award from Pacific University and serves as a primary preceptor for the ambulatory care rotation.

Justin Jellison is the Infectious Disease preceptor at St. Joseph Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Washington State University in 2006. Justin completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency at Southwest Medical Center in 2007. He is a member of the Infectious Disease Core Group where he is developing our antibiotic stewardship program.

Marcia Kajimura-Beck received her B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington and joined St. Joseph Medical Center in 1985. She is the primary preceptor for Mental Health and also precepts students in Oncology and Nephrology. Marcia co-chairs the Alternative Medicine Committee and precepted a prevalence survey of alternative medications. Professional memberships include ASHP and WSPA.

Terry Tyrrell is a Pharmaceutical Services Operations Manager at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Previously he was a pharmacist at Northwest Hospital in Seattle and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. He received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Washington State University in 1980. He is a member of the Med-Surg Core Group, ED Core Group, and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington.

Michael Lindgren is the Pharmacy Coordinator for Franciscan Hospice. Michael earned his BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 1987. As the Pharmacy coordinator for Franciscan Hospice, Michael has developed the following programs: Home Delivery of Medications, Compounded Specialty Medications, Prescriptive Protocols for Comfort Kits and Pain Management, processes for the review of patient medication profiles, and participates in the development of the patient’s plan of care. Michael is a member of the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Seth Meisner is an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center and a co-preceptor of the Internal Medicine and Cardiology rotations. Seth earned a Bachelor of Science in 1999 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003 from Washington State University. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2004 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He is a member of ASHP.

Ben Michaels is the Internal Medicine Pharmacist Specialist at St. Francis Hospital. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1997 and his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2011. He is an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington. He is co-chair of the Infectious Disease core group, as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. He is a member of the Internal Medicine and Critical Care core groups. Professional affiliations include WSPA and ASHP. He is a former president of the UW Pharmacy Alumni Association and current board member. He is also a past co-chair of the Health Systems Academy of the WSPA.

Michael Li is a Pharmaceutical Services Operations Supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and then completed a PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and Masters of Healthcare Administration at the University of Washington. He is a member of ASHP.

Joshua Miller graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2006. After graduating he completed a residency with the CHI Franciscan Health. Joshua currently is an emergency department pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital.

Matt Murray received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2003. He is the ED Specialist at St Clare Hospital. Matt has past experience in oncology, anticoagulation and internal medicine.

Ferowsi Pecoraro is the Oncology Pharmacist Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University in 2001. Ferowsi completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA in 2002. She has lectured at Washington State University and Pacific University and served as a facilitator at the University of Washington. She is an active member of WSPA, HOPA and ACCP. Ferowsi is also Board Certified in Oncology Pharmacy.

Kristin Peterson received her B.S. in Pharmacy in 1997 and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1998, both from the University of Washington. She also completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA in Seattle in 1998. She has worked for St. Joseph Medical Center since 1998 and currently is the Pharmacist Specialist for the Ambulatory team. Kristin is one of the primary preceptors for the Ambulatory rotation and also heads the multi-site Anticoagulation Clinics. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.

Gail L. Scott is a pharmacist at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1973. Gail is a preceptor for interns, externs and residents at St. Joseph Medical Center. She is an active member of the CHI Franciscan Health Pharmaceutical Services Medicine Core Group. Gail was a Home Infusion Specialist with Franciscan Home Infusion for 14 years specializing in nutritional support, pain management and oncology care in the home. Gail is an active member of ASHP.

Emily Strovink is an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Anthony Hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. Emily completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2010. She is currently primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation at St. Anthony Hospital.

Scott Takara received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He also completed an ASHP accredited residency at St. Joseph Medical Center. Scott holds membership in SLCM and ASHP. He is a co-preceptor for the Critical Care and Infectious Disease rotations.

Julia Tichenor received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State University. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHI Franciscan Health in 2008. She has experience as an Oncology pharmacist at St. Joseph Medical Center. Currently she is an emergency department pharmacist at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Shannon Fry is the Critical Care Specialist Pharmacist at St. Joseph Medical Center. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 2009. Shannon completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2010. She is a member of WSPA, SCCM, and the Pierce County antibiotic Task Force.

Cynthia Hinds is a pharmacist whose areas of expertise include pain management and oncology. Cynthia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and PharmD from the University of Washington. Her experience includes ten years as a Pharmacist Specialist in Home Infusion where pharmaceutical care for patients with nutrition support, pain management, antibiotics, inotropics, hydration and other needs were provided. Cynthia also provides pain management lectures to nursing staff. She is a member of ASHP, ACCP, HOPA, and has her BCPS.

Adam Means is an Emergency Department Pharmacist at St. Anthony Hospital and co-preceptor of the Emergency Department rotation at that site. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University in 2007. Adam then completed pharmacy practice residency at St Joseph Medical Center in 2008. Adam also manages the smart pump libraries for Franciscan Health and is an active member of ASHP.

Tom Simpson is an emergency department pharmacist at St. Anthony Hospital and co-preceptor of the Emergency Department rotation at that site. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 2002.

Serena Von Ruden is a staff pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed residency training within CHI Franciscan Health. She holds a previous Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has practice experience as a registered nurse. Serena is a co-founder of the CHI Franciscan Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee and co-chairs this group and the Infectious Disease Core Group. She is a member of ASHP, ACCP, WSPA, and IDSW.

Robin Wooldridge graduated from Washington State University and joined St. Joseph Medical Center as a staff pharmacist in 1980. Robin served on the pharmacy oncology core group for 10 years, and is presently on the medicine core group which incorporates oncology. She supplies pharmacy services to the Outpatient Care Center and is a member of the Palliative Care Consultative Team. Robin is a co-preceptor for Oncology rotation.