After receiving her Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Heidi Anksorus completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana. Upon completion of the residency, she was offered a position with St. Joseph, where she continued developing as a new practitioner while working in various areas of the medical center’s inpatient and clinical pharmacy services, as well as working in the community pharmacy practice setting.
PACE Campus-Based Faculty
Antonio Bush, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of educational innovation and research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education and an assistant director in the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment (OSPA) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Wendy Cox, PharmD, is associate dean for professional education and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cox received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a primary care specialty residency affiliated with Campbell University at Kaiser Permanente in Cary, NC, and the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, NC.
Jon Easter joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in January 2016 as the director of the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy and a professor of the practice. The center, which is embedded within the Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Division, seeks to solidify the role of pharmacy practice within new, value based healthcare payment and care delivery models by building a hub to support internal and external collaboration, research and education.
Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her main research interests include advancing clinical practice in the community-pharmacy setting.
Suzanne Harris is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, director of UNC Hospital Region Experiential Program, and a clinical pharmacy specialist in psychiatry with UNC Hospital and Clinics.
Timothy J. Ives, Pharm.D., M.P.H., is a professor of pharmacy and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees in pharmacy at the University of Florida, a master of public health in health policy and administration, and a fellowship at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Prior to joining the School’s faculty in July 2000, Kim Leadon, M.Ed. directed several large programs at the Wake AHEC in Raleigh, North Carolina. As director of the Office of Regional Primary Care Education, she provided leadership and direction for the interdisciplinary training of health science students in community-based teaching sites. As director of the Continuing Medical Education Program, Leadon developed, implemented and evaluated all the continuing medical education activities for physicians in Wake AHEC’s nine-county region.
Currently Kim serves as the interim director of continuing education where she is focused on postgraduate training for pharmacists to advance pharmacy practice and improve patient care. She also continues to direct the legacy advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
Melanie Livet, Ph.D., joined the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy in September 2016 as implementation scientist/research assistant professor. With more than 12 years’ professional experience in the areas of public health and social sciences, she has specialized expertise in the application and testing of implementation science frameworks, capacity building strategies, organizational factors, evaluation methodologies, and digitized implementation support tools.
Denise H. Rhoney, Pharm.D., is the Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor and chair of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Rhoney is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Neurocritical Care Society, where she serves on the board of directors.
Philip Rodgers, Pharm.D., received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a pharmacy residency in ambulatory care at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia.
Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D., is a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also has a shared appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC School of Dentistry.
Ben Urick, Pharm.D. is a research assistant professor at the Center for Medication Optimization through Practice and Policy in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Excellence. His research lies at the intersection of pharmacy practice, healthcare and health policy.
Thomas Angelo, Ed.D., is a clinical professor of educational innovation and research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education.
In this dual appointment, Angelo develops hands-on workshops and other resources to support the School’s reengineered Pharm.D. curriculum, as well as coteaches some courses. He also collaborates on educational research and assessment projects and mentors junior faculty, fellows and graduate students.
Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., is associate dean for global engagement and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. He is the division’s vice chair for graduate and postgraduate education. In addition, he is director of graduate studies overseeing the two-year Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in health-system pharmacy administration. This degree is hosted at multiple sites across North Carolina. At UNC Hospitals, he is associate director of pharmacy, where he leads and develops a dynamic group of patient-care providers, and director of pharmacy residency programs. He has worked with almost 200 residents over the years. Eckel is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.
Jerry Heneghan, M.B.A., joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a professor of the practice and as director of the Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation. He holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy. Heneghan specializes in the development of medical simulation technology.
Appointed in 2010, Pamela U. Joyner is the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s executive associate dean for professional education. She is responsible for all professional initiatives, including accreditation, the curriculum, experiential education, continuing education and the Academy. Joyner had previously served as associate dean for professional education since 1998.
Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her focus is in community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care.
Sachiko Ozawa, Ph.D., M.H.S., is a health economist whose work focuses on generating evidence that can be used to improve the health of populations globally. Her research focuses on examining the value of vaccines, assessing the economic burden of diseases and examining the demand and utilization of health care. She is interested in the interface between pharmacy and public health from the perspective of a global health economist.
Dr. Savage received her Pharm.D. from UNC in 2003 and spent the first 13 years of her career as a community practice pharmacist. She joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a part-time Clinical Instructor at the Asheville campus in May 2014. In May 2015, her position transitioned to full-time. As a full-time Clinical Instructor, Dr. Savage’s efforts have been focused in teaching: course coordination and development, didactic teaching and small group facilitation.
Mollie Ashe Scott, Pharm.D., is the School’s regional associate dean for the Asheville satellite campus. She joined the Mountain AHEC and the School in 2001. Scott attended Meredith College where she received a B.S. in biology and then earned her Pharm.D. at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Greene Shepherd, Pharm.D., is currently a clinical professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Appalachian State University, Doctor of Pharmacy from Campbell University and completed a fellowship in clinical toxicology at the University of Maryland.
David Steeb, Pharm.D., is a clinical assistant professor and director of global engagement at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology from the University of Miami and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Carla White is a pharmacist and assistant dean of the office of Innovative Leadership and Diversity at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Between 2012-2014, White held a dual leadership role at the School as the Interim regional associate dean at Elizabeth City, which was one of the School’s two satellite campuses. Her strategic leadership, versatility, and relentless drive for innovation have become hallmarks of her tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Charlene Williams completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed an ASHP-accredited specialty residency in primary care at Mission Hospital and the Mountain Area Health Education Center. Currently, she is the regional director of experiential education and an assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is based in Asheville and is a clinical pharmacist practitioner at UNC Asheville Health and Counseling Center. Williams is a certified diabetes educator and is board certified in ambulatory care pharmacy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Her research interests include experiential education, preceptor development and personal leadership development.