Charlene Williams, Pharm.D.

Regional Director of Experiential Education Clinical Assistant Professor

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.

Prior to coming to the School, Williams was employed by Mission Health System for 13 years. As a clinical pharmacist practitioner, she developed a clinical pharmacy services program in a patient-centered medical home for Mission Health System. She also served as residency director for Mission Hospital’s PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency in the ambulatory care setting for three years. While at Mission, she implemented a medication reconciliation program for presurgical patients, was a care manager for the Asheville Project and Mission’s My Health Life employer-sponsored disease management programs and provided care in an ADA-accredited diabetes education center.

Education, Certification and Licensure

  • ASHP-Accredited Specialty Residency in Primary Care 2005
    Mission Hospitals/Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC
  • Doctor of Pharmacy 1999
    UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Prepharmacy Curriculum 1993 to 1995
    University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Registered Pharmacist