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Mary Ellen Pisano, PharmD, BCACP

Title PGY1 Am Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director; Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s) Research project, Medication use evaluation (MUE), Preceptor role, Ambulatory Care elective
Description of learning experience: The purpose of the MUE and research project is to provide experience for the resident to become proficient in conducting medication use evaluation practice-based research, and presenting at professional meetings. The residents serve as primary investigators for their MUE and project. Residents choose from topics that have been vetted by Novant Health and work with preceptor(s) to develop proposals for IRB approval. They complete all phases of the MUE and research project under the direction of their preceptors. Residents participate in poster and podium presentations focused on their MUE and project methods and results. They will also produce a final report and manuscript for their MUE and project, respectively.
Ongoing projects: Diabetes Management, Heart Failure, Value-based Care and Practice Models
School of pharmacy: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie, PA
Residency training: Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, PA (PGY1)
Email: [email protected]


Mallory Moore, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Mallory Moore, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Title: PGY1 Am Care Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacist
Learning experience(s): Drug Information, Advanced Ambulatory Care
Ongoing projects: Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Cardiology
School of pharmacy: Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy
Residency training: PGY1 University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN; PGY2 New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC
Hobbies/interests: Running and eating
Email: [email protected]


Jennifer Anderson, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, DPLA

Jennifer Anderson, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, DPLA

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Ambulatory Services
Learning experience(s): Research project, Administration
Description of learning experience: The administration rotation provides the resident with an introduction to the general administrative roles within population health and ambulatory services. The resident will become familiar with policy development and review, organization and department structure, strategic planning and problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on how the pharmacy department incorporates Novant Health's mission, vision, and values in supporting pharmaceutical care and pharmacy practice. The resident will actively participate in meetings and act as an extension of ambulatory pharmacy leadership. By the end of the learning experience, the resident will have a better understanding of health-system pharmacy and how ambulatory/population health integrates into the health-system.
Ongoing projects: Credentialing and Privileging, Expanding ambulatory services, Telehealth, Managed Care, and Value-based Initiatives
School of pharmacy: Campbell University
Residency training: Campbell University Drug Information Residency
Email: [email protected]


Valerie S. Southerland, PharmD, CPP, BCACP

Valerie S. Southerland, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s): Anticoagulation Clinic
Description of learning experience: The Anticoagulation clinic offers residents the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary to assist and monitor patients taking anticoagulants through direct patient care visits, home testing, or home health reporting. The resident will perform capillary blood draws on a point-of-care monitor and adjust warfarin doses based on results, medication changes, and patient comorbidities. Residents will also provide education on switching to and from direct acting anticoagulants, as well as perioperative management and the need for bridging. Residents will gain knowledge in disease states related to anticoagulation therapy (atrial fibrillation, hypercoagulable states, mechanical and biomechanical heart valves, and venous thromboembolism).
Ongoing projects/areas of interest: Anticoagulation, Value-based Care
School of pharmacy: Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Email: [email protected]


Jennifer Rief, PharmD, BCACP

Jennifer Rief, PharmD, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s): Clinical Forum
Description of learning experience: Clinical forum is designed for residents to be able to analyze and present different platforms, such as topic discussions, journal clubs, case presentations, poster presentations, and podium project presentations. Each platform focuses on a different skill set such as practicing evidence based medicine, incorporating active learning, and evaluating primary literature.
Ongoing projects: GAPs work
School of pharmacy: UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy
Email: [email protected]


Micaela Furest-Cataldo, PharmD, CPP, BCPS

Micaela Furest-Cataldo, PharmD, CPP, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s): Primary Care
Description of learning experience: The residents are provided opportunities to develop leadership and patient care skills, practice management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a primary care clinic. The resident will develop skills in communication with patients and team members, including evaluating adherence to medications, medication lists for appropriateness for diagnosis and in accordance with guidelines and patient lab values, formulating recommendations for patient and provider to optimize drug therapies and providing providers with continuing education discussions. Three core focus areas are: Anticoagulation, Diabetes, and Annual Medicare Wellness Exams.
School of pharmacy: Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Residency training: Novant Health PGY1-Ambulatory Care


Georgina Farrow, PharmD, BCACP

Georgina Farrow, PharmD, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s): Drug Information
Description of learning experience: Drug Information (DI) is a longitudinal learning experience that will provide residents with an opportunity to receive DI questions from Novant Health Medical Group providers, ambulatory care pharmacists, nurses, and other health care providers. In addition, residents will complete a drug monograph/drug class review as well as a 1 hour continuing education program to present to pharmacists.
Ongoing projects: Impact on clinical and financial measures of change from Invokana to Farxiga or Jardiance due to formulary status
School of pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency training: PGY1: Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tennessee valley Healthcare System (Nashville Veterans Affairs, Nashville TN); PGY2: Ambulatory Care Residency at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (Denver, CO)
Email: [email protected]


Victoria Germinario, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Victoria Germinario, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Learning experience(s): Medication Therapy management (MTM)
Description of learning experience: The MTM rotation provides opportunities to provide patient care telephonically by completing therapeutic interchange programs (TIPS) and completing medication reviews (CMR's). The resident will also provide comprehensive, prospective development of individualized treatment plans for patients.
Ongoing projects/areas of interest: Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Hypertension
School of pharmacy: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency training: PGY1 Regional One Health (Memphis, TN); PGY2 Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Memphis, TN)
Email: [email protected]


Danijela Stefanovic

Danijela Stefanovic

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation(s) precept: Primary Care
Description of learning experience: Residents are provided opportunities to develop leadership and patient care skills, practice management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a primary care clinic. Residents will develop skills in communicating with patients and team members, evaluating adherence to medications, reviewing medication lists for appropriateness (e.g., diagnosis and in accordance with guidelines and patient lab values), and formulating recommendations for patients and providers to optimize drug therapies. Core focus areas are: Anticoagulation, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Weight loss.
School of pharmacy: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Residency training: Novant Health PGY1-Ambulatory Care
Hobbies/interests: Spending time with friends/family, traveling, snowboarding, puzzles Email: [email protected]


Rebekah Krupski, PharmD, BCACP

Rebekah Krupski, PharmD, BCACP

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation(s) precept: Research project
Ongoing projects/areas of interest: Transitions of Care
Comparison of evidence-based blood pressure goals in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus between pharmacists and other providers in primary care clinics
Pharmacist-led transitional care management initial outreach post-discharge in a congestive heart failure clinic
School of pharmacy: Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Residency training: PGY1 Community Pharmacy; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, Ohio
Hobbies/interests: running, hiking, international travel Email: [email protected]


Sara Meyer, PharmD

Sara Meyer, PharmD

Title: Clinical Pharmacist

Rotation(s) precept: Opioid Stewardship
Ongoing projects/areas of interest: MOUD implementation, Acute Pain Panel, Opioid Stewardship, Buprenorphine
School of pharmacy: Pharmacy School: Wingate University
Residency training: FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
Hobbies/interests: Hiking, reading, cooking, traveling, home decorating Email: [email protected]