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Preceptor Biographies: St Joseph Medical Center PGY-1 in an Ambulatory Setting
Kristin Peterson received her Bachelor of Science 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 Veteran’s Administration in Seattle in 1998. She has worked for CHI Franciscan’s St. Joseph Medical Center since 1998 and currently is the PGY-1 in an Ambulatory Setting Residency Program Director and the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor for the Ambulatory team. Kristin has played an integral role in the development of all Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.
Jennifer Bilsing is one of the Emergency Services department 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 Franciscan Health System in 2006. Jennifer is an active member of the ED Core Group. She is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA).
Michael J. Bonck is Manager of Regional Pharmaceutical Quality, Information and Technology Services for CHI Franciscan. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Gonzaga in 1974, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1979. Major areas of expertise include budget development and monitoring, contracting, cost savings initiatives, 340B, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methods. He is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) chairman and a member of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation Institutional Review Board (CHIRB). 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 Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). He is on the 340B Health Board and the Apexus Council, and helps represent Catholic Health Initiatives on the HealthTrust Pharmacy Advisory Board. Mike serves as a primary preceptor for the Practice Management rotation.
Rachna Burman received her PharmD from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2016 and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Rochester in New York. She joined the Franciscan Ambulatory Care team in May 2018, and is currently working in the Primary Care Clinics and Anticoagulation Clinics. She is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Amanda Carter received her undergraduate degree from Washington State University and worked as a synthetic organic chemist for four years before she pursued her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University – Glendale, graduating in June 2012. Prior to becoming part of the Ambulatory Pharmacy team in February 2017, Amanda spent six years as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist with Fred Meyer Pharmacy followed by a Medicare Clinical Pharmacist position with QualChoice Health Plan. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care.
Kara Crane is a Clinical Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, practicing primarily in the Peninsula Region. She received her PharmD from The University of Wyoming and completed her PGY-1 Residency through the University of Washington Community Residency Program where she practiced in an ambulatory care setting in Monroe, Washington. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care and is currently a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in addition to the Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY-1 Residency in an Ambulatory setting.
Melissa Flaherty is the Regional Director of Clinical Pharmacy Programs – Inpatient and Ambulatory for CHI Pacific Northwest, and the interim Director of Pharmacy at Highline Medical Center. Melissa received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002 from Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Thereafter, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Franciscan Health System in 2003. Melissa has served in a leadership capacity for much of her career: beginning as an Internal Medicine Pharmacist Specialist at St. Joseph Medical Center from 2004-2005 and at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia 2005-2006. Thereafter, she transitioned to Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Bon Secours St Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, 2006-2012. Following a relocation back to the West coast, she then served as a Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Manager and Clinical Director for Scripps Health in San Diego, during her time with the organization (2012-2018). After her last relocation back the Pacific Northwest and brief tenure at MultiCare Health System as Operation and Clinical Manager for Auburn Medical Center and Covington Medical Center, Melissa returned to CHI Franciscan in 2019 as Director of Pharmacy at Highline Medical Center. In her new role, Melissa has oversight of the Clinical Pharmacy programs and the Medication Reconciliation Technician programs across the CHI Franciscan PNW Region. Melissa is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She has presented on many topics related to her work both locally and nationally. Melissa supports the residency program as the primary preceptor for the Practice Management rotation.
Chelsey Fraser is the Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University in 2017 and completed residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center in 2018. Chelsey is the antimicrobial stewardship liaison at St. Clare Hospital and is also a member of critical care core group and internal medicine core group within our system and a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She is the primary preceptor for the Introduction to Internal Medicine rotation at St. Clare Hospital.
Brittany Green received her PharmD from the University of Iowa in 2014. She has worked for St. Joseph Medical Center since 2015. Brittany currently works in the CHI Franciscan Primary Care Clinics and Anticoagulation Clinics. She is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.
Justin Jellison is the Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist, chair of the regional antimicrobial stewardship program, and ID preceptor at St. Joseph Medical Center. He coordinates regional projects relating to antibiotics, such as treatment algorithms, order sets, and provider education, etc. He serves on various local, statewide, and national committees pursuing various forms of antimicrobial stewardship. 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.
Erik Kellison received his PharmD from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and afterwards completed a PGY-1 residency with Franciscan Health System. He is a clinical pharmacist practicing primarily in the heart failure clinic, but also consults in electrophysiology and primary care. He has a passion for improving patient outcomes with novel approaches, precepting new and future pharmacists, advocating for the role of the clinical pharmacist in the ambulatory care setting, and helping pharmacists obtain provider status. His areas of interest include cardiology, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and internal medicine. He is a member of ACCP and ASHP, and is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Ambulatory Care (BCACP).
Michael Lindgren is a Clinical Pharmacist at Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Washington in 1987. He has worked for Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care since 1999, providing pharmaceutical care in pain management and end-of-life symptom management. He is a member of WSPA and is the preceptor for the Franciscan Hospice House rotation.
Olga Maslova is the Interim Market Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services which includes four retail pharmacies, Hospice Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment Service. She received her Master of Science in Pharmacy from Kursk State Medical University School of Pharmacy, Russia, in 1988 and was licensed to practice pharmacy in Washington state in 1998. Olga has experience in retail operations, DME services, sterile and non-sterile compounding, Hospice and Long Term Care pharmacy operations, and home hospice IV infusion program. She has been with CHI Franciscan since 2009.
Joshua Miller graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2006. After graduating he completed a residency with the Franciscan Health System. Joshua currently is an Emergency Services department pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital.
Thanh Hang Nguyen received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2006 from the University of Washington. She has worked for St Joseph Medical Center since 2006 in both the outpatient retail pharmacy and clinical settings. Hang currently works in the CHI Franciscan Primary Care Clinics and Anticoagulation Clinics and she is a Board Certified Specialist in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.
Ferowsi Pecoraro is currently an Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor at CHI Franciscan overseeing pharmacy services for oncology and infusion clinics at five hospitals in the Pacific Northwest region. She graduated from Washington State University with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. Shortly after, she moved to New York and worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as an oncology pharmacist. Ferowsi returned to Washington and in 2006 became the Oncology Pharmacist Specialist at St Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where she helped to grow pharmacy services to support the oncology service line and expanding the oncology pharmacist’s role. In the past she has served as a guest lecturer for oncology pharmacy courses at Washington State University and Pacific University. She is board certified in oncology and has practiced in this area for the past 14 years sharing her knowledge with pharmacy residents and students who have completed rotations with her. Ferowsi has served as the PGY-1 Residency Program Director for almost two years.
Brian Ross is an Emergency Services department pharmacist at St. Clare Hospital. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University in 2013 and completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 2014. Brian serves as one of the preceptors for the Emergency Services department rotation at St. Clare Hospital. He is a member of the Emergency Services department core group, ID core group, and Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.
Emily Strovink is an Internal Medicine Specialist at St. Anthony Hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree 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.
Aaron Warren received his undergraduate degree from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. He then went on to Pacific University School of Pharmacy in Hillsboro, Oregon where he earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy. Aaron started his career working as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for St Joseph Medical Center in 2013 and his main focus during this time was oncology. Later he was able to transition to the ambulatory side of patient care where his true passion lies. Aaron has been a member of both the American Society for Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) since 2014.
Kevin Warren received his PharmD from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. He began his career with Fred Meyer in 2013 and joined the CHI Franciscan team in 2018 as the Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor for St. Joseph Medical Center. While working in the community pharmacy setting, Kevin has helped implement new clinical programs such as Travel Medicine and Medication Therapy Management among others.
Tasheba West is an Emergency Services department pharmacist at St. Clare Hospital. She earned her Bachelor degree at CU Boulder. She got her MS at Arizona State as a GA in sports medicine and went on to receive her PharmD from the University of Colorado. She completed her PGY1, is BCPS and BCCCP certified, and an active ACCP member.
Stephanie Winkler received her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Washington State University in 1994 and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Colorado in 2012. She has worked within the Franciscan Medical System since 1998 as an outpatient pharmacist in both retail and clinical settings. Currently she is a provider for CHI Franciscan Primary Care and Anticoagulation Clinics. Stephanie is Board Certified in Ambulatory Care.
Justin Yee is the Pharmacy Compliance Manager for CHI Franciscan. He received his PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph Medical Center and a PGY-2 specialty practice residency in emergency medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he also worked as an emergency medicine pharmacy specialist prior to returning to CHl Franciscan. He spent five years at St. Clare Hospital as an Emergency Services department pharmacist before assuming his administrative role on the management team.
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