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Masters of Business Administration

Western Governors University

Bachelor of Science

Ferris State University

Pharmacy Curriculm

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Completed pharmacy degree at Ferris State University, relocated due to family needs.

Diploma Degree

Barnes Hospital School of Nursing

Work experience

Apr 2007Present

Family Health Center Pharmacy Manager

Marshfield Clinic
Primary Role: To manage daily operations of an in-house mail order pharmacy for a community health center program serving medically uninsured, underinsured and under-served patients in central and northern rural Wisconsin. Managing and supporting a high volume and high touch service centered around the needs of our patients. Coordinating care for our patients across a large territory using telephonic and mail order resources. Some of the sites where our patients are cared for, are videoconferencing enabled. Insuring the continuous professional development of pharmacy technicians and pharmacists to provide safe, effective and timely deivery of maintenance medications over a 10,000 square mile territory. Secondary Role: Academics & Research Clinical Rotation Preceptor for University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy Students. Co-Investigator for NIH-funded research study-The PARTE Asthma Study. Special Roles: Recognized as an innovative site for optimizing the 340B purchasing program. Recognized as a leader in quality and innovation by The Wisconsin Primary Healthcare Association. Served as a faculty member for The Marshfield Clinic PGY-1 pharmacy residency program from 2007-2012.
Jun 2002Apr 2007

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Agnesian HealthCare
Primary role: Intensive Care Clinical Staff Pharmacist. Provided care directly on the ICU unit, coordinated care with other units upon patient transfer. Served as a collaborative clinical partner for the Intensivists, Nurses & Respiratory Therapists. Attended weekly interdisciplinary patient care team meetings. Served on the "Code Blue" team and responded to "Code Stroke" calls in the Emergency Room. Secondary roles: Support all in-patient & ambulatory pharmacy care services as needed. Specialty roles: Committee participation and Pain Management Consults Anesthesia Committee Stroke Quality Care Committee Nursing-Pharmacy Collaborative Committee Pain Management Consults provided upon request by physician, nurse or patient. Educational & Quality Roles: Direct education of medical professions via inservices Adverse Drug Reaction reporting Pain Management Inservices for assessment, treatment and documentation. Responsible for pharmacy implementation of March of Dimes Grant. Co-developer of a number of community outreach & teach initiatives.
Jul 1997May 2002

Pharmacy Manager

Kmart Corporation
Primary Role: To lead and manage a community pharmacy. Insured exceptional customer service, safety and efficiency of pharmacy practice. Secondary Role: Precept pharmacy students & community outreach efforts. Organized mini-health fairs in the pharmacy area of the Kmart Store. Reached out to local support groups (Diabetes, Lupus, Heart Health). Offered employee wellness talks monthly for all employees. Special Roles & Recognition Corporate audit revealed many best practices on unannounced visit of our pharmacy. Appointed to 10 member group to improve care to patients across the country living with diabetes and receiving care at Kmart Pharmacies. Awarded Kmart Pharmacist of The Year in 1998.
May 1994Jun 1997

Assistant Administrator of Patient Care Services

Facility was called: Ontonagon Memorial Hospital Facility now called: Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Primary Role: To oversee and optimize all aspects of patient care services. Directly supervised: Acute Care Nursing Unit Emergency Room Operating Room Long-Term Care Facility Pharmacy Services Materials Management Professional Education & Development Grant writing & implementation of awarded grants Video-Teleconferencing program Physician and Department Head recruitment Quality Control Risk Management Discharge Planning Chaired Committees: Ethics Committee Patient Care Committee Nursing-Pharmacy Collaborative Committee Wellness Committee Other Activities: Routinely wrote editorials on healthcare concerns for the local paper. Submitted regular articles on changes at the hospital to keep the community up-to-date. Presented at Board Meetings, represented the hospital in numerous radio station interviews, newspaper articles, local, state and national presentations (including CBS). Note: Originally hired to be Director of Pharmacy & Professional Education, I was promoted in my second year of my three year contract.



Community Outreach
Patient Advocacy
Evidence-based Medicine
Medication Errors
Medication Reconciliation
Disease Management
Quality Improvement
Managed Care
Ambulatory Care
Patient Safety
Critical Care
Public Health
Health Education
Healthcare Information Technology
Patient Counseling
Pharmacy Automation
Medication Therapy Management
Patient Education
Clinical Pharmacy
Pain Management
Acute Care
Continuous Improvement
Organizational Culture
Clinical Research
Healthcare Management
Health Literacy
Providing Pharmaceutical Care
Translational Research
Operations Management
Culture Building
Continuous Process Improvement
Collaborative Learning
Change Management
Strategic Planning


Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice

Board Certified Asthma Educator

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist