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The PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 2000. It is one of the oldest accredited residency programs of its kind in the nation.

Our PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession. You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community-based (outpatient) settings.

Our program includes a variety of innovative sites across the state of North Carolina in independent community pharmacy, chain community pharmacy, campus health pharmacy, and ambulatory care settings. Each site is centered around a community pharmacy that focuses on providing medication management, health and wellness services, immunizations, disease state management, and care transitions services.

About the Program

How long is the residency?

A PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program is 12 months in duration and consists of at least 2,000 hours of education and training experience. The orientation for our program begins in late June.

With whom will I work?

There are multiple preceptors at each residency site. A site coordinator, who will be your primary contact, oversees your training and works with other preceptors to ensure that you receive the required learning experiences.

What will I do in the residency?

As a fully integrated member of the team at the residency site, you will

  • learn first-hand what works and what areas could be improved upon in a community pharmacy;
  • partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services; and
  • provide fresh perspectives and insights for the site staff.

Although activities may vary a little from site to site, all sites have required learning experiences for residents: Orientation, Patient-centered Dispensing, Patient Care, Education, Practice Management, Research and Seminar.

  • Training: Our residents have the opportunity to learn from our 30+ dedicated preceptors with areas of specialty including Mental Health; Adolescent Medicine; Asthma; Sports Medicine; Women’s Health; and Diabetes Education.
  • Presenting & Publishing: Residents must complete a research project, which they then present at professional meetings. They also write their findings which they may submit to publish.
  • Professional Development: Residents are provided with a travel stipend for attending professional meetings and are encouraged to attend with their preceptors.
  • Teaching: Residents responsibilities include precepting students at the practice site, teaching in a classroom setting at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and attending monthly resident seminars. An optional teaching and learning certificate program is also available to residents.
  • Benefits: Current resident benefits include salary stipend, an additional stipend for professional development and travel-related expenses, health insurance, 6 University paid holidays, and 12 paid time off days annually.

Applying to Our Program

  • The deadline for applications is January 1.
  • Doctor of pharmacy degree
  • Eligible for North Carolina pharmacist licensure (will not sponsor nonimmigrant or immigrant status)
  • Participate in the National Matching Service (NMS)
  • Participate in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • In addition to the standard information provided via PhORCAS, please be sure that your application includes:
    • A letter of intent addressed to the Residency Program Director
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation using the standard reference form
    • A headshot
    • A leadership statement answering the question, “What is your philosophy on leadership?” (limit 500 words)
Please note: The Headshot and leadership philosophy must be uploaded (as one combined file) in the Supplemental section of your PhORCAS application.  The accepted file format is either MSWord (.doc and .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).  The size limit for the file upload is 5MB.

To apply for the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, follow these two steps:

  1. Register for the National Matching Service (NMS “The Match”). Note: Do this before step 2.
  2. Apply to our program through PhORCAS.

Please note: NMS “The Match” and PhORCAS are separate services operated by separate entities. PhORCAS distributes application information to programs to initiate the application process, while the Match is used by applicants and programs at the end of the application process to determine the final placement of applicants with programs.

Applying to more than one residency site

When selecting your designations in PhORCAS, you may apply to any of our sites:

  • Campus Health (NMS 193221)
  • Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center (NMS 193226)
  • Eden Drug (NMS 193224)
  • Moose Pharmacy (NMS 193223)
  • UNC Health – Carolina Care Pharmacy Network and Transitions of Care (NMS 193222)
  • UNC Health – Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy (NMS 193227)
  • Walgreens Asheville (NMS 193225)
  • Walgreens Chapel Hill (NMS 193215)

You will be charged only one fee from PhORCAS, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program. While you may apply to multiple sites within our program, please note that you may not receive interviews for all of the sites selected. We recommend only applying to those sites that match your overall goals for completing a residency.

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BeddoeSophia Beddoe
Community Pharmacy Resident
Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center
resident@dilworthdrug.com

 

 

 

CaldwellJenna Caldwell
Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Asheville
jenna_caldwell@unc.edu

 

 

 

Adrienne Davis
Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Health – Specialty and Home Delivery Pharmacy
adrienne.davis@unchealth.unc.edu

 

 

 

Nakoasha Dillard
Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Health – Carolina Care Pharmacy Network and Transitions of Care
nakoasha.dillard@unchealth.unc.edu

 

 

 

FasinaIfedolapo Fasina
Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Chapel Hill
imfasina@email.unc.edu

 

 

 

GroomsTory Grooms
Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
torygrooms@moosepharmacy.com

 

 

 

MabryErica Mabry
Community Pharmacy Resident
Eden Drug
erica.mabry@unc.edu

 

 

 

SalisburyElizabeth Salisbury
Community Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health
lizsalis@ad.unc.edu

 

 

 

ScottAbigail Scott
Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
abigailscott@moosepharmacy.com

 

 

 

ShookAlexis Shook
Community Pharmacy Resident
Campus Health
ashook@live.unc.edu

 

 

 

Elizabeth BreedenElizabeth Breeden 
Community-based Mental Health Fellow
Campus Health
breedene@email.unc.edu

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Elizabeth BreedenElizabeth Breeden

Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Campus Health
breedene@email.unc.edu
University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate

 

Emily CramerEmily Cramer

Community Pharmacy Resident
UNC Campus Health
cramere@email.unc.edu
Western New England University Graduate

 

Kiera EmeryKiera Emery

Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
kiera@moosepharmacy.com
University of South Carolina Graduate

 

Catherine GilmoreCatherine Gilmore

Community Pharmacy Resident
Sona Pharmacy + Clinic
cgilmore@sonapharmacy.com
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate

 

Amber MorganAmber Morgan

Community Pharmacy Resident
Moose Pharmacy
amber@moosepharmacy.com
Belmont University Graduate

 

Austyn PoseyAustyn Posey

Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Asheville
austyn.posey@walgreens.com
Medical University of South Carolina Graduate

 

Liza SchimmelfingLiza Schimmelfing

Community Pharmacy Resident
Dilworth Drug and Wellness Center
liza@dilworthdrug.com
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate

 

Bailey ScismBailey Scism

Community Pharmacy Resident
Eden Drug
baileyscism@unc.edu
University of Kansas Graduate

 

Dylan WallaceDylan Wallace

Community Pharmacy Resident
Walgreens Chapel Hill
djwallac@email.unc.edu
University of Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate

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Lauren Angelo

langelo@aphanet.org
Location of Practice: Washington DC
First Position after Residency: Assistant Professor, Butler University
Current Position: Senior Manager, Education Programs, APhA

Lori Brown

Lori.Brown@msj.org
Location of Practice: Asheville, NC
First Position after Residency: Clinical Coordinator, Kerr Drug
Current Position: Manager, Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services, Mission Hospital

PGY1 Preceptor Sites Map

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
James A. Taylor Building
320 Emergency Room Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Preceptors: Raisa El-Kurdi, PharmD, CPP; Thomas Moscatelli, PharmD ; Amy Sauls, John Schimmelfing, Rachel Selinger, Lauren Terhune

Campus Health provides advanced pharmacy services for the students, post-docs, faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus Health encompasses both a clinic-based dispensing pharmacy within the UNC Campus Health building and a pharmacy located within the campus bookstore, Student Stores Pharmacy, which is in the heart of the bustling campus.

Campus Health is a comprehensive medical practice with a mission of helping UNC students and post-docs thrive through patient-centered and inclusive care, including such services as primary care, gynecology, counseling and psychological services, sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition therapy, laboratory services, radiology, student wellness, international travel clinic, and clinical pharmacy services. Collaborative care is one of the main tenets of the services offered at Campus Health. Pharmacists at Campus Health provide innovative, high level clinical services every day. Many of the pharmacists at Campus Health and Student Stores Pharmacies are Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) with collaborative practice agreements with Campus Health primary care physicians, allowing them prescribing capabilities for disease states such as diabetes, asthma, contraception, emergency contraception, and international travel health.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling and dispensing
  • Providing comprehensive travel health care in the CPP-coordinated International Travel Health Clinic

Collaboration with other health care providers, including primary care providers, gynecology providers, sports medicine professionals, and mental health professional

About the Preceptors

elKurdiRaisa El-Kurdi, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Dr. Raisa El-Kurdi is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and a residency preceptor for the PGY1 Community-based pharmacy residents with Campus Health. Originally from Northern Virginia, she received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and received her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School Of Pharmacy. Dr. El-Kurdi completed her PGY-1 residency with the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campus Health in Chapel Hill, NC. She specializes in drug therapy management and her professional interests include mental health, pharmacogenetics, and immunizations. Outside of CAPS and serving as a preceptor, she enjoys traveling, baking, spa days, coffee and time with family and friends. She is a member of American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American College Health Association (ACHA), and College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).


MoscatelliThomas Moscatelli Jr., PharmD.
Pharmacist Manager

Dr. Thomas Moscatelli is the pharmacy manager at UNC Student Stores Pharmacy. He is originally from Boston, MA and moved to Chapel Hill, NC during the summer of 2019. Thomas received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Before joining UNC Campus Health, he worked as a pharmacy manager at CVS Health on the campus of Boston University. There he served as a primary preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experience students, mostly from Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His areas of professional interest are immunizations, travel health, and over-the-counter recommendations. Outside of pharmacy, Thomas enjoys attending concerts and live sporting events, especially hockey and baseball.


SaulsAmy Sauls, PharmD, BCACP, CPP
Director of Pharmacy and Professional Services

Site Coordinator

Dr. Amy Sauls is the Director of Pharmacy and Professional Services for Campus Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine, and she is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, American Pharmacists Association, and the American College Health Association. Sauls is the 2016 recipient of the Claude Paoloni Community Preceptor of the Year award.  Her extended professional interests include travel medicine, contraception, and medication safety.


SchimmelfingJohn Taylor Schimmelfing, PharmD, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. John Taylor Schimmelfing completed his pre-pharmacy studies at Elon University before acquiring his PharmD from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2013.  He completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kroger Pharmacy in Charlottesville, VA. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the International Society of Travel Medicine. John’s special areas of professional interest are travel medicine and asthma. John began working at UNC Campus Health in January 2015 and has been a provider in the UNC Campus Health International Travel Clinic since obtaining his Certificate in Travel Health™ in 2017 by examination in Barcelona. John is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. An interesting fact about Dr. Schimmelfing is that he is a previous National, World, and Junior Olympic jump rope champion!  He is a passionate fan of Arsenal Soccer, Rangers Hockey and, of course, Carolina Basketball.


SerlingerRachel Selinger, PharmD, BCACP, CPP, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacist

Site Coordinator

Dr. Rachel Selinger is a pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at Campus Health Pharmacy, where she has worked since 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she completed her ambulatory care-focused PGY-1 residency at MAHEC and Mission Health Care in Asheville, NC. Her professional interests include diabetes, transgender health, contraception and women’s health, and professional education. She has previously worked in a community health pharmacy within a patient centered medical home and in retail pharmacy, and she serves as the Site Coordinator for Campus Health.

Dr. Selinger is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she delivers lectures and facilitates small group discussions for pharmacy students; she also serves as a preceptor for introductory and advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from UNC. She received her BCACP in 2011 and became a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in 2012.


TerhuneLauren Terhune, PharmD
Pharmacist

Dr. Lauren Terhune is a Chapel Hill native. She completed a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology at the Florida State University in 2010. Then going on to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2015. She has always had a passion for community pharmacy, especially when it comes to direct patient care and education to her patients. Throughout pharmacy school, Lauren was an intern at Harris Teeter and decided to continue working for the grocery store chain after completing her degree. She worked as a floater pharmacist for a few months and then worked 5 years (2015-2020) as a staff pharmacist at a Harris Teeter in Cary, NC. Lauren began her career at Campus Health Pharmacy working PRN for about 2 years before joining the team full time in September 2020. She has experience working with both IPPE and APPE students from both UNC and Campbell University, as well as the UNC Campus Health Residents. Her strengths are in counseling and over-the-counter recommendations. She is currently working towards becoming a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner and has an interest in women’s health and skin care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dylan, and their dog, Wally. In addition, she loves to cook and has become an avid reader since the beginning of the pandemic. When she needs some “me-time” she loves shopping and finding a great sale, lounging poolside with a good book, watching Bravo, and treating herself to spa treatments.

Dilworth Drug and Wellness Center
1300B East Blvd.
Charlotte NC 28203
704-910-4288

Preceptors: Natalie Anderson, PharmD; Jenny Doughty, PharmD; Josh Rimany, RPh

Dilworth Drug & Wellness Center is a full-service pharmacy serving Charlotte, North Carolina from our location in the Historic Dilworth neighborhood. We offer delivery, personalized wellness services, and medication compounding. We offer a thoughtful touch for each of your health & wellness needs. When you visit our store, you’ll find that we are not a typical pharmacy. We have an array of vitamins, supplements, and alternative herbal remedies lining our shelves. Our busy lifestyles tend to lead to lifestyle choices that are less healthy and can lead to future health issues. Combining a healthy diet and dietary supplements is an approach to achieve optimal levels of these essential nutrients, and provide you with the essential tools for achieving your best health. Our mission is to co-create a pathway to committed, empowered, vibrantly healthy lives through profound listening, transformational education, and heart to heart connections. Our goal is to free people from a lifelong dependency of taking chronic medications that only treat the symptoms, but provide no cure.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • As the resident transitions from pharmacy school training to becoming a licensed pharmacist, he or she will participate in the pharmacy operations rotation, where the resident will learn the filling process and how to be a pharmacist.
  •  The resident will participate in the clinical department’s rotation, where he or she will be performing most of our clinical services. This includes point of care testing, chronic care management, pharmacogenetic consults, CBD consults, annual wellness visits, health strategy sessions, vaccinations, body composition analyses, and more.
  • The resident will participate in a functional medicine rotation, where he or she will be assisting our functional medicine practitioner with consults. This includes food sensitivity testing, cortisol testing, sleep balance testing, hormone testing, and more.
  • The resident will participate in a wellness rotation, where he or she will be learning in-depth about supplements and nutrition and performing nutrition and supplement consults with patients.
  • The resident will have the option to participate in a compounding rotation, where he or she will learn how to compound, what we compound, and how this personalized approach can benefit anyone, even animals.
  • The resident will complete a research project that is focused on benefitting our patient population.

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • The resident will shadow staff pharmacists, pharmacy managers, and the pharmacy owner in order to understand all the ins and outs of how a business operates behind the scenes.
  • The resident will be assigned business development and leadership development projects that progress quarterly in order to develop these skills. These projects will vary depending on what the company as a whole is focusing on at the time.
  • The resident will have the opportunity to precept students every month.
  • The resident will help with training new technicians as necessary, which is also a strong teaching experience. 

About the Preceptors

Josh Rimany, RPh
Pharmacy Owner

Josh Rimany is from Simsbury, Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Josh has worked in the independent pharmacy industry for around 30 years, and opened Dilworth Drug in 2008. During reccent years, Josh has explored the realm of functional medicine and how an anti-drug model can work for pharmacies.


Natalie Anderson, PharmD
Pharmacist

Site Coordinator

Dr. Natalie Anderson is from St. Michael, Minnesota and received her doctorate of pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy. Natalie’s pharmacy experience began in 2000 at Thrifty White  as a pharmacy tech/intern. She then spent 8 years as Coburns pharmacy tech/intern (Grocery store in the north). In 2012 she interned at DDWC for 1 year before she became a pharmacist and has stayed on for nearly 10 years. Her professional interests include diabetes, moving beyond the rx pill and moving toward wellness, and learning functional medicine. Her focus now is incorporating her current functional medicine training into Dilworth’s Rx to Wellness program. She is helping patients begin to think beyond the pill! Natalie enjoys being with her children, going to the beach, eating at good restaurants, and catching up on sleep.


Jenny Doughty, PharmD
Pharmacist

Dr. Jenny Doughty is from Indiana, Pennsylvania and received both her undergraduate degree and doctorate of pharmacy from Duquesne University. Jenny has 20 years of experience as a retail pharmacist and has been in independent pharmacy for 6 years. Her current focus is business growth and reshaping pharmacy into more of a wellness based industry vs sickness-based. Outside of the pharmacy, Jenny enjoys being with family, outdoor activities, running, and watching Steelers football.

Eden, North Carolina
103 W Stadium Dr.
Eden, NC 27288

Preceptors: Pete Crouch, RPh, CPP; Amanda Perfetti, PharmD; Chad York, PharmD

Eden Drug is an independent, community pharmacy located in the small town of Eden, North Carolina where it has been dedicated to “keeping families healthy and happy since 1982”. We are a full service, family owned pharmacy with the goal to go above and beyond for our patients. We don’t just fill medications, we counsel patients on how to take them, offer immunizations on-site, and give back to our community at every turn. We specialize in diabetic care, offer free meters and test strips, and teach many educational programs on health awareness including diabetes prevention, diabetes management, and heart healthy classes at our Eden Drug Education Center. Our team at Eden Drug has the experience, knowledge, and sensitivity to provide the best care possible to patients and offers a variety of prescription and clinical services to do so.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Medication therapy management
  • Diabetes prevention and management education
  • Immunizations
  • Point of care testing
  • Non-sterile, non hazardous compounding
  • Adherence program
  • Medication synchronization
  • Flip the Pharmacy, CPESN, and RURAL-CP program participation

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Pharmacy ownership
  • Community outreach
  • Optional teaching certificate through UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Facilitation of classroom discussions and presentations with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

About the Preceptors

CrouchPete Crouch, RPh, CPP
Eden Drug Pharmacy Owner, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Robert L Crouch “Pete” graduated from UNC in 1976 with a BS in Pharmacy. He worked in Hospital Pharmacy for 6 years and in Community Pharmacy for the last 38 years. Pete is past president of the Rockingham County Society of Pharmacists and a member of NCPA. He served as Pharmacist Consultant for Hospice of Rockingham County for 15 years. Pete has continued his education by getting certifications in Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Compounding, and Immunizations.

Pete purchased Eden Drug in 2006 and has grown the business by creative marketing and giving extraordinary customer service. The store averages 600 scripts a day and provides Medical Equipment and Wellness Programs such as Free monthly Diabetes Education Classes (on hold for COVID), a complete Immunization Program including Travel Vaccines and the Covid-19 Vaccine, POC testing (Rapid Tests and PCR Testing) and Pre-employment Drug Testing. When you come in the front door you know this pharmacy is all about your health and customer experience.

Pete has been very active in the community and served on the Board of The YMCA as well as a Board of Trustee for Morehead Memorial Hospital. He has started community projects such as the Book Bag Program where over 1,700 children grades K-5 in the Eden area were given new Book Bags filled with school supplies. Pete also started a “Buy Local Campaign” where he gave his 35 employees $2000.00 in $2 bills and directed them to spend the money at locally owned businesses. He also gave $2 bills as change in his pharmacy and reminded customers that if they support local business the money stays in the community. Pete encourages his employees to support local organizations like The Lord’s Pantry, The Red Cross, The Pregnancy Center and Hospice by volunteering or by donating needed items each month.


PerfettiAmanda Crouch Perfetti, PharmD
Pharmacist

Site Coordinator

Dr. Amanda Perfetti was born and raised in Eden, NC. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNC-Greensboro (2005), then her doctorate in pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy (2014). Amanda grew up watching the pharmacy world from a soda fountain stool at a locally-owned, independent drugstore where her dad worked when she was little. She continues to be inspired today while working with Pete and all the pharmacists at Eden Drug as they are able to make a positive impact on patients’ health.

Amanda has worked at Eden Drug as a staff pharmacist since graduating in 2014 . She particularly enjoys compounding, providing vaccinations, giving patients educational tools for smoking cessation, and excellent customer service. In 2020 Amanda became the site coordinator for the pharmacy residency program at Eden Drug. She is passionate about working with new residents and helping them form great habits at the start of their practice while serving as a mentor in and out of the pharmacy. When not at the pharmacy, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and finding new restaurants to try!


YorkChad York, PharmD
Pharmacist

Dr. Chad York is a staff pharmacist at Eden Drug. Originally from Unionville, NC, Chad has been a resident of Rockingham County since 2013. Chad completed his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University (2007) and his doctorate of pharmacy from Wingate University School of Pharmacy (2012). He joined the Eden Drug staff in July 2012. Chad has APhA certifications of achievements in Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community and Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery.  He is currently partnered with Community Care of North Carolina to improve the health and wellness in the NC Medicaid population. Chad currently teaches a monthly class on heart health as well as appearing as a guest lecturer in Eden Drug’s diabetic education classes. He enjoys giving patients a world-class experience during their pharmacy visits and has a strong passion for education in the underserved diabetic population. Chad believes that Eden Drug also boasts one of the best pharmacy staffs he has ever had the pleasure of serving. When not in the pharmacy, Chad enjoys sports and the outdoors as well as spending time with friends and family.

Concord, North Carolina
270 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025

Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
8374 W Franklin St
Mt Pleasant, NC 28124

Preceptors: Joe Moose, PharmD; Amie Howe, PharmD; Kelci Trahms, PharmD

Moose Pharmacy has been operating as an independent, family-owned business since 1882. Moose Pharmacy of Concord has been a residency site since 2001.

There are six affiliate sites for Moose Pharmacy: Moose Drug Company in Mt. Pleasant, Moose Pharmacy of Locust, Moose Pharmacy of Salisbury, Moose Pharmacy of Kannapolis, Moose Pharmacy of Mount Holly, and Moose Pharmacy of Monroe. The goal of providing the best health care for their patients has guided the evolution of Moose Pharmacy from a community drugstore to a modern pharmacy. Moose Pharmacy was named the North Carolina Family Business of the Year in 2008.

This site accepts two community pharmacy residents per year. Moose Pharmacy provides innovative services, including:

  • Medication therapy management (MTM)
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes education
  • Compounding
  • Adherence program
  • Employer-based wellness education programs
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach opportunities
  • Teaching experience in the classroom and clinical practice settings.

About the Preceptors

HoweAmie Howe, PharmD
Technology Center Manager and Operations Manager
Site Coordinator

Dr. Amie Howe is the Site Coordinator for the Moose Pharmacy Community-based Residency Program. She also serves as the Primary Residency Preceptor for the Mount Pleasant location, Technology Center Manager, and the Operations Manager for Moose Pharmacy of Mount Pleasant. Amie received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2001. Amie joined the Moose Team in 2001 and began her pharmacy career as the manager of the now relocated Moose Pharmacy of Locust.

Since becoming Manager at the Mount Pleasant location in 2017, Amie has been dedicated to integrating technology into daily operations and improving the quality of clinical services that patients receive. Along with technology operations and day-to-day staffing, Amie has focused on incorporating clinical activities such as compounding, immunizations, care planning, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services, adherence initiatives, and other innovative projects into the workflow. She has also been largely responsible for improving the logistics of the Moose Pharmacy Medication Adherence Program and ensuring smooth operation across all seven pharmacies in the company.

Amie serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from various schools of pharmacy. She is also a preceptor for early immersion students for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also holds a position on the North Carolina Medical Disaster Team through the Department of Health of Human Services (HHS).


MooseJoe Moose, PharmD.
Co-Owner

Dr. Joe Moose is a clinical pharmacist and co-owner of Moose Pharmacy and it’s 7 locations in NC.  Joe received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Campbell University (1990). Joe serves as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program. He is also a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations for multiple pharmacy schools across the country.

He has contributed to the state of North Carolina by serving on a variety of committees, including chairperson for the NC Medicaid Drug Utilization Review.   In his role at Moose Pharmacy, he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physician’s offices to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home.  Under his leadership, Moose Pharmacy has also partnered with the City of Charlotte and Union County to manage employees enrolled in the diabetes management program.  Working with his pharmacy staff, Joe has implemented and enhanced a variety of clinical services in his pharmacy, including MTM.

Joe also serves as a consultant to Community Care of North Carolina in the position of Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator. In this role, he has built a network of high-quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payors. He has maintained professional affiliations with the National Community Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.


TrahmsKelci Trahms, PharmD
Operations Manager

Dr. Kelci Trahms is the Concord Site Preceptor for the Moose Pharmacy Community-based Residency Program. She also serves as the Operations Manager for Moose Pharmacy of Concord. She also serves as the Operations Manager for the Moose Compounding Lab, which provides compounded medications for patients across the company. Kelci received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2018. She completed her Community-based Pharmacy Residency with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, practicing at Moose Pharmacy in 2019. Kelci is passionate about enhancing the role of community-based pharmacists and enjoys developing future leaders in community pharmacy.

Kelci serves as a preceptor for advanced community experiential rotations for pharmacy students from various schools of pharmacy. She is also a preceptor for early immersion students for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In addition to her responsibilities with Moose Pharmacy, Kelci also serves as a Pharmacy Coach for CPESN’s Flip the Pharmacy Initiative, where she provides guidance to independent pharmacies across the state of North Carolina, helping to transform practice sites to provide high-value clinical services to patients. Kelci is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) as well as the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Preceptors: Ashley James, PharmD; Kate Naper, PharmD, MPH; Joyce (Ping) Rogers, RPh; Jordan Rush Pharm.D., M.S.; Leroy (Roy) Van Veld, PharmD; Tim Weber, RPh, MBA

The Caroling Care Pharmacy Network & Transitions of Care Community Residency site spans four outpatient pharmacies and transitions of care services at UNC Medical Center, including Chapel Hill and Hillsborough locations. Pharmacy practice sites include UNC Central Outpatient Pharmacy, Employee Pharmacy, Hillsborough Outpatient Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Center Outpatient Pharmacy, collectively known as the Carolina Care Pharmacy Network (CCPN). The CCPN works closely with the UNC Pharmacy Assistance Program (PAP) to support un- and underinsured North Carolinians with access to prescription medications. Transitions of Care services include medication history collection and meds-to-beds services at the Medical Center, as well as the Carolina Care at Home Convenience Centers that provide over the counter (OTC) items to patients at the Comprehensive Rehab Center (CRC) and 10 clinics. As a health system-owned and integrated practice, the resident will be well-positioned to understand community pharmacy’s role in the continuum of patient care. This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year.

CCPN and Transitions of Care provides a robust and diverse environment, whereby the resident will gain exposure to:

  • Pharmacy operations & management
  • Immunizations
  • Implementation of Clinical Services (e.g. point of care testing, MTM, pharmacogenomics)
  • Medication safety
  • Non-sterile compounding
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Finance & 340B
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Precepting & teaching
  • Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Network pharmacy (CPESN)
  • Acute care medication history & reconciliation
  • Acute care meds to beds deliveries
  • Population health

About the Preceptors

JamesAshley James, PharmD
Pharmacy Coordinator

Dr/ Ashley James was born in Augusta, GA but has spent  her whole life in North Carolina. She grew up in Apex and graduated from NC State University with a degree in Microbiology. She went to work for Hospira in the Microbiology lab doing Quality Assurance on drug product. She says it was a super interesting job for about 3 months…

Ashley worked for CVS as a pharmacy technician in college and really enjoyed the retail pharmacy atmosphere and wanted to get back into that. She loved the high energy, customer engagement, and constant challenges. She landed a job at UNC Outpatient Pharmacy as a pharmacy technician while applying to pharmacy school. She worked in the retail pharmacy and transitioned to the inpatient pharmacy when she started at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Ashley completed a PGY-1 Acute Care residency at Duke Regional Hospital and came back to UNC to work retail pharmacy. She had the privilege of working on the team that opened UNC Hillsborough Outpatient Pharmacy and has continued her career as the Pharmacy Coordinator there.


Kate Naper, BA, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Manager, Outpatient Pharmacy & Transitions of Care
Co-Director Carolina Care Pharmacy Network Internship
Site Coordinator

Dr. Kate Naper is from Batavia, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lawrence University and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She also completed PGY1-2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and received a Masters of Public Health from University of Pittsburgh. Kate’s professional interests include: transitions of care, pharmacy technician roles and advancement, care of underserved populations, equity and diversity, informatics and regulatory. She is specialized in community pharmacy practice within integrated health systems. She is also a member of North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, Vizient’s Ambulatory Practice Development committee and the inaugural American Pharmacists Association’s Special Interest Group on Public Health. When not in the pharmacy, Kate enjoys cooking, music, reading, travel, and the great outdoors.


RogersJoyce (Ping) Rogers, RPh.
Pharmacist
Site Coordinator

Joyce Rogers is from Greenville, South Carolina. She received her BS Pharmacy 1990, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and has been an ESOP preceptor since 2002. Her work experience includes retail settings (Kroger, 17 years), long term care pharmacy (dispensing and consultant roles, 10 years), outpatient hospital (4 years). She is currently serving as Co-Director for Carolina Care Pharmacy Network/Transitions of Care (CCPN/TOC) Internship; as Co-Director for CCPN/TOC Residency; on the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation Board of Directors (Executive Committee; and on the UNC Alumni Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity (Asian American sub committee). She is the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Alumni Assoc. President Elect and Past President and a UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Diversity, Ethnicity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Alumni Ad Hoc Committee Member. Outside of pharmacy, Joyce loves playing with her Dalmatian, Lucie!


RushJordan Rush, Pharm.D., M.S.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy

Dr. Jordan Rush is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy for System Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy Services for UNC Health and select transitions of care services at UNC Hospitals. She has been co-leading the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) partnership at UNC Hospitals, which was recently recognized as an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2020 since the collaboration started in 2018. Prior to joining UNC Health, Jordan worked in the outpatient pharmacy team at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. She is from Greensboro, NC, received her Pharm.D. from MCPHS and completed a Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of Wisconsin. Jordan has served on the Educational Steering Committee for the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers (SPPM) and as the Chair of the Section Advisory Group for Value, Quality, and Compliance. She is also currently Vice-Chair for Vizient’s Ambulatory Pharmacy Development Committee. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and playing golf.


VanVeldRoy Van Veld, Pharm D
Pharmacy Coordinator

Dr. Roy Van Veld was born in Durham, North Carolina, went to NC State for undergrad (Biology), and UNC for his doctor of pharmacy (class of 2009). He has spent his career exclusively in the retail/community setting, working for Eckerd/Rite Aid, Walgreens, and finally—since 2013—the UNC Medical Center retail pharmacies. Dr. Van Veld is currently the Pharmacy Coordinator of the Central Outpatient Pharmacy. He enjoys optimizing operations, working on quality improvement projects (“Lean”, “Kaizen”, etc), and keeping patients and personnel smiling. When he’s outside of the office and pharmacy, he enjoys trips with his 2 kids and wife, playing soccer, and mountain biking.

 


WeberTim Weber, RPh, MBA
System Executive Director, Retail and Outpatient Pharmacy

Tim Weber is originally from New Jersey, where he graduated from Rutgers University in 1999 with his B.S. in Pharmacy. Tim’s career started as a pharmacy intern, and then pharmacist, with Eckerd Drug in New Jersey. In 2001, Tim moved to North Carolina and began a career with Kmart as a pharmacist. Over the next decade, Tim served in various local and corporate roles for Kmart, including District Manager, Regional Manager, Generic Category Manager, and Interim Director. In 2011, Tim moved to West Virginia to help lead Fruth Pharmacy operations – becoming Vice President in 2013. While at Fruth, Tim earned a Next Generation Pharmacist award for civic leadership for his work related to Fruth’s partnership with local leaders on harm reduction strategies. In 2016, Tim moved to UNC Health to assume leadership for the retail and specialty operations. In 2018, Tim received his MBA from American Public University. In 2019, Tim has started study toward a MS in Health Informatics.  Outside of work, Tim enjoys time with his wife, Ann, son, George, and 2 pug-mixes – Jersey and Bug.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4400 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27703

Preceptors: Sonali Acharya, PharmD; Davon Howell, PharmD; Lauren Meekins, PharmD, BCPS, CSP; Jeff Reichard, PharmD, MS, BCOP; Rachel Ross, PharmD, BCPS; Thomas Sinodis, PharmD; Meghan Smith Simmonds, PharmD, BCPS

The UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy began in 2013 as the specialty arm of UNC’s retail pharmacy services.  Originally serving only transplant, breast oncology, and leukemia patients, the SSC Pharmacy quickly grew to serve patients seen at any one of UNC’s outpatient specialty clinics as well as a large number of non-specialty, home delivery patients. As a URAC-accredited specialty pharmacy, we work closely with clinic based pharmacists and staff to provide specialty pharmacy services via telephone. Our pharmacists perform detailed patient counseling on specialty medications, assess quality of life, evaluate therapy appropriateness and effectiveness, and address medication access challenges, side effect management, and adherence issues. Technology is utilized in our dispensing operations and all prescriptions are shipped or couriered to patients’ homes. Our pharmacists are experts in their disease states and we were a finalist for the MMIT Patient Choice Award in the 2020 Health-System Category due to our excellent patient care and customer service. This site accepts one community pharmacy resident per year.

The UNC SSC Pharmacy provides unique opportunities including:

  • Specialty pharmacy services in a health-system setting
  • Disease states include pediatrics, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, neurology, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory diseases, solid organ transplant, and cardiology
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Collaboration with practitioners and PBM
  • Quality improvement initiatives
  • Clinical service development
  • Inventory and business finance management
  • Medication assistance programs

About the Preceptors

AcharyaSonali Acharya, PharmD
Pharmacist

Dr. Sonali Acharya is a staff pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy.  Sonali received her bachelor of science in biology and microbiology from The University of Georgia in 1998.  She received her doctor of pharmacy from UGA College of Pharmacy in 2002.  Sonali began her career as a staff pharmacist with Walgreens, working her way up to Pharmacy Manager.  She then joined CRO (Clinical Research Organization) Quintiles (now Iqvia) as a Senior Safety Aggregate Report and Analytics Specialist.  She joined UNC Health in 2018 as a per diem pharmacist at the SSC, where she discovered a profound interest in specialty pharmacy and joined as a full time pharmacist in 2020.  At the SSC Pharmacy, Sonali focuses on helping several UNC oncology clinics, specifically neurology, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary oncology.  In addition, she manages UNC bone marrow transplant and benign hematology patients and also counsels patients from non-UNC clinics with various disease states.  In her free time, Sonali enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, traveling, and being outdoors


MeekinsLauren Meekins, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CPS
Pharmacy Manager

Site Coordinator 

Dr. Lauren Meekins is the Pharmacy Manager at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy.  Lauren received her bachelor of science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 2010.  She received her doctor of pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2014.  From there, Lauren completed an HSPA residency at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City where she fell in love with specialty pharmacy. During her time there, she obtained her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist and helped lead a project that won an ASHP Best Practices Award in 2015. After completing her residency, Lauren returned to North Carolina and joined the SSC team.

At the SSC Pharmacy, Lauren has led the team through significant growth in both prescription volume and specialty services offered by the pharmacy.  In 2019, she obtained her Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSP) Certificate and continues to grow her knowledge in the field.  In her free time, Lauren enjoys getting outside and spending time with her family.


ReichardJeff Reichard, PharmD, MS, BCOP
System Director

Director

Dr. Jeff Reichard is the System Director of Pharmacy for Home Delivery and Specialty Pharmacy Services at UNC Health, where he leads a nationally recognized best-in-class pharmacy team.  This role aligns with his professional purpose to promote and advance health-systems based outpatient pharmacy services. Before his current role with UNC Health, Dr. Reichard served in a multitude of leadership roles providing vision and oversight for hospital-based infusion centers and both inpatient and outpatient oncology services while also orchestrating home delivery, specialty pharmacies, and community pharmacies.

Dr. Reichard received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Reichard also completed a combined residency and Master of Science in health-systems pharmacy administration at the University Of North Carolina Hospitals. He also holds a Board Certification in Oncology.


RossRachel H Ross, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Rachel Ross is a Clinical Pharmacist at UNC Shared Services Center Pharmacy. Rachel received her bachelor of arts in microbiology from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY (2006). Following graduation, Rachel worked for the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center in a research lab that focused on influenza virus. She then went on to receive her doctor of pharmacy from the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy (2012). Rachel initially worked as a staff pharmacist for Rite Aid in Maryland before moving to North Carolina to take a position as pharmacy manager in Williamston, North Carolina. Rachel managed several other Rite Aids within the Triangle before accepting a position at UNC Rex’s outpatient pharmacy. During her time at Rex, Rachel became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2018). Her position at Rex opened the door for Rachel to move into a more clinical role at UNC Shared Services Center Pharmacy where she has worked with several different patient populations. Currently, she is working with the patients from the Pediatric and Adult Neurology clinics of UNC Health. Rachel also works with fertility patients and with various other disease states as part of a multi-disciplinary patient population at Shared Services. Rachel has 3 young children and enjoys spending time with them and her husband in her free time. When Rachel isn’t with her family you can find her on her spin bike or online shopping.


SinodisThomas Sinodis, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

Thomas Sinodis is a Clinical Pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in nanoscience in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2008 from North Carolina State University. He then went on to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Thomas has obtained APhA certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services, and Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care. Thomas started his career as a community pharmacist floating with Target Pharmacy and then transitioned to the role of pharmacy manager. He continued as manager of his pharmacy with CVS Pharmacy after their acquisition of Target Pharmacy. In 2018 he transitioned to his current role with UNC Health where he has worked with a wide array of disease states. Currently, Thomas manages the adult rheumatology, pediatric endocrinology, and pediatric sickle cell disease patient populations served by the SSC Pharmacy. Thomas is a North Carolina native who grew up in Cary where he currently lives with his wife, two children, and their adorable pug. Outside of pharmacy Thomas enjoys traveling with his family, movies, and exploring local trails and parks.


SmithSimmondsMeghan Smith Simmonds, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Meghan Smith Simmonds is a Clinical Pharmacist at the UNC Shared Services Center (SSC) Pharmacy. Meghan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in 2009 from North Carolina State University. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2013. Meghan started her career as a clinical pharmacist in UNC’s Central Outpatient Pharmacy in 2013. Along with her responsibilities in the pharmacy, she also worked in a part-time capacity to provide MTM services for patients with Pharmacy Assistance coverage (PAP) with the CAMP program.  In 2016, she left the Central Outpatient Pharmacy to serve as the lead pharmacist with UNC’s new Skilled Nursing Facility Pharmacy, providing medications and clinical services for patients in a 110 bed rehabilitation and long term care facility.

In 2017, she transitioned to her current role with the specialty pharmacy. Currently, she manages the dermatology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric gastroenterology, and interstitial lung disease patient populations. In 2019, she earned her BCPS certification, and began working part-time in the pediatric rheumatology clinic to provide pharmacy services. In addition to expanding clinical services, Meghan also enjoys teaching, and in 2017, she and Anna created the first APPE experiences at their practice site.

Meghan is a native of the foothills of North Carolina. She currently lives in Raleigh with her husband and two cats. Outside of pharmacy, she loves to cook and travel.

Asheville, North Carolina
841 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804

Preceptors: Max Bible, RPh; Amy Lenell, PharmD

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The majority of the residency experience will be located in Asheville, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy/HIV Center of Excellence.  Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession.  As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services.  You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

The resident will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:

  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Disease state management, health, and adherence coaching for patients enrolled in The Asheville Project® and care managed at the HIV Center of Excellence
  • Collaboration with other health care providers
  • Medication therapy management programs focused on improving adherence
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and immunizations)

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:

  • Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement strategies
  • Community outreach and education
  • Optional teaching certificate through either UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Lab (PCL) Teaching Assistant appointment for second-year student pharmacists (PY2) with UNC Eshleman School of Pharmacy’s Asheville satellite campus
  • Preceptorship of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) learners
  • Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)

Participation in weekly patient care and practice management topic discussions with ambulatory care residents from Mission Health System and the Charles George VA Medical Center)

About the Preceptors

Max Bible, RPH
Pharmacy Manager

Max Bible is the Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. He received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo in 1997. Max began his professional career with James Pharmacy, an independent specializing in diabetes, in Toledo Ohio.

After moving to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy, he worked at dozens of different pharmacies across the city through a staffing service. This proved valuable in many ways:

1) Max learned that he is not funny

2) Max gained extensive knowledge about pharmacy workflow, policies, and procedures.

3) Max really enjoyed his time at Statscript (now Bioscript) Pharmacy which is an HIV Specialty Pharmacy.

He joined Walgreens in 2002 and was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2006 which coincided with a move to Asheville NC to open a new store. It was there where he was able to use what he learned from staffing to establish an efficient and friendly store. He also brought an extensive HIV/AIDS knowledge that patients soon caught on to. He started a relationship with the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) by developing a voucher program, volunteering, and giving in-services to case managers. Because of this relationship his store was selected by Walgreens to become an HIV Center of Excellence.

Besides HIV / AIDS, his practice interests also include maximizing pharmacists Medication Therapy Management opportunities, expanding community vaccinations, health testing, and mentoring and precepting pharmacy students.

Max is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. He has served as a preceptor to introductory and advanced pharmacy students from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University, LECOM School of Pharmacy, SC College of Pharmacy, and Mercer.


Amy Lenell, PharmD
Pharmacist
Site Coordinator

Dr. Amy Lenell is the Residency Site Coordinator and a staff pharmacist at Walgreens in Asheville, NC. She attended Butler University and graduated with her PharmD in 2007. She began her career with Walgreens in Indianapolis, working as a Pharmacy Manager and coordinating IPPE, APPE and summer internship experiences for pharmacy students. She developed her love of teaching both in and out of the classroom, developing continuing education and guest lecturing at Butler University. Amy precepted the teaching-learning experience and the women’s health elective for the PGY1 community-based residency program with Walgreens and Purdue University.

Amy has a passion for outreach in the community. In Indianapolis, this meant partnering with community organizations to develop a program to serve families with free lactation support called Well Babies. In 2017, Amy relocated to Asheville, NC to become the staff pharmacist and Site Coordinator. In this role, she also sees patients as a health coach for the Asheville Project and oversees MTM cases for 2 districts. This Walgreens is an HIV Center of Excellence and serves the community by providing harm reduction services in a truly welcoming environment.

Amy’s goal is to educate future and current pharmacists on the opportunities for clinical excellence in community practice. She is passionate about public health, MTM, women’s health, teaching/mentorship, and professional development. Amy is a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and the Western North Carolina Outpatient Pharmacy Partners (WNCOPP). She also serves on the Buncombe County Health and Human Services Board. She is a preceptor for UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Wingate University and Butler University.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1106 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Preceptors: Kathryn (Katie) DeVizia, PharmD; Thomas Sporleder, CPhT

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. This residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The majority of the residency experience will be located in Chapel Hill, NC at a Walgreens pharmacy. Our PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will prepare you to be an innovative clinical practitioner who can be a leader in the profession. As a fully integrated member of the team, you will partner with experienced practitioners to initiate new programs and expand and enhance existing services. You will have the skills, confidence, and experience to create change and advance patient care services in community pharmacy practice.

The Walgreens in Chapel Hill strives to provide innovative health-care services including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Adherence programs
  • Medication therapy management programs
  • Practice management, marketing, reimbursement strategies, community outreach, and education
  • Teaching experience in classroom and clinical practice settings
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure and cholesterol)
  • Research initiatives have included pharmacogenomics and Medicare Star Ratings
  • Elective experiences available in specialty pharmacy and various aspects of pharmacy management

About the Preceptors

DeViziaKathryn R. Devizia, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager

Site Coordinator

Dr. Kathryn DeVizia is a PGY1 Community-Based Residency Site Coordinator and Preceptor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy students. She has been part of the Walgreens family for 16 years and is a proud alumni of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, She completed a Community-Based Residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She has always had a strong connection with community pharmacy. Growing up in the small town of Bakersville, she had one local pharmacy and one community pharmacist. As she had a strong interest in the sciences and in combination with love of her community, she knew pharmacy was the direction she wanted to pursue. Community pharmacy has evolved and changed significantly since those days in Bakersville. Her goal is to continue connection with her community and model such behavior for future pharmacists. Katie has interests in pursuing additional pharmacy leadership roles through preceptorship and mentoring. She is also exploring board certifications, thus giving her further opportunities within the pharmacy profession.

Outside of pharmacy, Katie is a mom to four busy boys and enjoy aspects of what builds a home and family. Her focus has shifted to investing in time well spent, whether it be trying new recipes, new home designs, family movie nights, discussing our favorite part of the day, or hustling back and forth from sports activities or art camps.

She looks forward to meeting the next generation of pharmacists and hopefully inspiring them to make their mark within the pharmacy profession.


SporlederTom Sporleder, CPhT
District Manager 

Tom Sporleder is originally from Chicago, IL and has lived in Chapel Hill, NC since 2014.  He attended Indiana University and Robert Morris College, and received my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.  He has worked in various operational roles with Walgreens for 30 years as a servant leader for his team members, and a strong advocate for his customers and patients.  Tom’s wife Kelly works in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and they have an 8-yr old daughter. In his spare time he enjoys being active outdoors with some of his favorite activities being pickleball and woodworking.

 

Contact

For more information about the Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

macary_marciniakMacary Marciniak, Pharm.D.
Director, Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
CB 7574
Beard Hall 115
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7574
Phone: 919-843-9929
macary_marciniak@unc.edu

Laura Czerwinski
Program Manager, Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
CB 7574
Beard Hall 115D
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7574
Laura_czerwinski@unc.edu