Residency Program Director

Amanda Prusch received her PharmD from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Following graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency program with York Hospital in York, PA. Dr. Prusch also achieved board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) status as well as she is credentialed as a a Certified Professional of Patient Safety (CPPS).

Amanda is the Medication Safety Officer at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. She began her career at Lancaster General Health in 2005 as a clinical pharmacist, where a portion of her time was dedicated to precepting and rounding with the Family Health Medical Residency team and contributing to the medication management for their patients.

In her current position, Amanda is involved with many organization and departmental patient safety initiatives and committees, as well as overseeing medication safety initiatives. She has a practice interest in anticoagulation and other high-risk medication use, and also chairs the Clinical Medication Safety Committees at LG Health.

Her work resulted in a nationally recognized ASHP Best Practice Award in 2009, an ASHP Foundation Award Finalist for Excellence in Medication Use Safety in 2010, and the national Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award in 2010.

Amanda also has been involved in various leadership roles, including the local PSHP South East Chapter President in 2009-2010 and in 2016-2017. Previously, she served as the Assistant PGY-1 Residency Program Director from 2010-2012. In 2018, Amanda received the PSHP Pharmacist of the Year award.

Amanda also serves as the primary preceptor for the Medication Safety, Orientation Part 1&2, Education & Professional Development learning experiences.

Preceptors

Aiman Bandali received a PharmD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She went on to complete her pharmacy practice and infectious diseases specialty residencies at Hahnemann University Hospital. At Lancaster General Health, Dr. Bandali is actively involved as the infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist. She works with a multidisciplinary group including infectious diseases physicians, infection preventionists, and the microbiology lab. In addition, she serves as the co-chair of the Antimicrobial Utilization Subcommittee (AUS), represents pharmacy at Infection Control meetings, and manages antimicrobial compliance issues at Sepsis Taskforce meetings.

Aiman is also involved in a number of national organizations including Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship (inpatient and outpatient), gram-negative resistance, rapid diagnostics, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and antiretroviral therapy and resistance.

Aiman serves as the primary preceptor for the Infectious Diseases Learning Experience and as a co-preceptor for the Clinical Monitoring and Clinical Operations Learning Experience.

Jennifer L. Costello received her PharmD from Wilkes University. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, and is BCPS certified. She is also trained, and currently authorized, to administer injectable medications. Dr. Costello is the Critical Care Pharmacy Team Leader and a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist focused in trauma and pain management. She has precepting experience with students from various surrounding universities and colleges.

Jennifer serves as the primary preceptor for the Critical Care rotation and the elective Pain service and trauma learning experiences.

Andrea Dooley-Wood received her Pharm.D. from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy. She then completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Practice residency at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in RI. Dr. Dooley-Wood is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist (BCACP). She has expertise in chronic disease state management in the ambulatory care setting including anticoagulation management, high risk cardiac medication monitoring and heart failure management. Dr. Dooley-Wood’s research has focused on the areas of pharmacist-led clinics and group medical appointments. Her current position is Clinical Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services.


Andrea serves as a preceptor for the practice management learning experience.

Joe DuPrey obtained his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and an MS in Pharmacology from St. John’s University in New York City. He was as a pharmacist at Mercy Hospital on Long Island, NY for a number of years prior to joining the LG Health team in 1995. At Mercy Hospital, Joe had experience as IV supervisor, and advanced to assistant director. At LG Health, Joe initially served as distribution supervisor and was promoted to pharmacy educator in 2000, leading the orientation efforts for all our technicians and pharmacists as well as pharmacy students and interns.

Joe had 20 years of teaching experience as adjunct faculty at Harrisburg Community College in the pharmacy technician training program, retiring in 2018. He served in various leadership capacities, including bulletin editor and President of the Long Island Society of Hospital Pharmacists, a delegate to the annual assembly, and is active in the local chapter of PSHP, currently serving as secretary/treasurer. He also has been extensively involved as a preceptor for pharmacy students from various colleges during their hospital experiences.

Joe serves as the primary preceptor for the Pharmacy Operations learning experience.

Matthew Eberts is the Director of Pharmacy & IV Services for Lancaster General Health. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists and Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. As a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Matt is the past chair of the Practice Management Section’s Education Steering Committee. He is also a past member of ASHP’s Commission on Affiliate Relations.

At Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health he is responsible for pharmacy operations at Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital, affiliated cancer and infusion centers, community pharmacies, and ambulatory pharmacy practices.

Matt has published and presented nationally on a variety of subjects including finance, employee satisfaction and retention, departmental communications, strategy, IV preparation, and FDA issued Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies.

He received a PharmD from Duquesne University, an MBA from Robert Morris University, completed Six Sigma Green Belt Training from Motorola University, was awarded the Jewish Health Care Foundation’s Perfecting Patient Care Grant, and is a graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Boston University.

Matt serves as the primary preceptor for the Management/Leadership Learning Experience

Chelsea Evry received her PharmD from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. After her residency, Dr. Evry joined the organization as an ambulatory pharmacist clinician. She primarily practices at the Crooked Oak Pharmacy Services Anticoagulation Clinic. In addition, she coordinates the Medication Therapy Management/Gaps in Care programs.

Chelsea serves as preceptor for the Anticoagulation Ambulatory Care learning experience and Clinical Operations (population health gaps portion) learning experience.

Erin Fleming received her PharmD from the University of Maryland and completed a pharmacy residency at Lancaster General Health. Prior to obtaining her PharmD, she received her BA in Biology from Hood College and then completed her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in the department of biology, cell, molecular, developmental biology and biophysics where she focused on the development of small molecular inhibitors for HIV.

Dr. Fleming's clinical pharmacy experience includes chronic disease state management in the ambulatory care setting, specifically focusing in diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and asthma. She is also licensed to administer injectable medications and is a certified Medication Therapy Management provider. In addition, she works closely with a comprehensive team to help manage high-risk patients and assist them in overcoming psychosocial barriers.

Erin serves as preceptor for the Ambulatory Care longitudinal learning experience.

Colleen Herman graduated with her PharmD from Wilkes University. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. In 2016, she joined Lancaster General Health as an oncology clinical pharmacist.

Colleen serves as a co-preceptor for the Oncology Learning Experience

Greta L. Kemmer graduated with her PharmD from the University Of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2013, where she was involved in a vigorous three-year advanced learning program with extensive clinical learning experiences.

Greta received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and practiced 14 years as a community pharmacist, dedicating her time to the development of patient care initiatives. Dr. Kemmer is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and a certified diabetes educator. She joined Lancaster General Health in 2013 as an ambulatory pharmacist clinician and is instrumental in the first regional anticoagulation clinic, where she provides anticoagulation management and collaborative drug therapy management services for five family medicine practices. Dr. Kemmer is licensed to administer injectable medications and is a certified Medication Therapy Management provider.

Greta serves as preceptor for the elective Ambulatory Care- Longitudinal learning experience.

Jim Kennel received his BS in Biology from Eastern Mennonite University in 1977. He worked as a registered respiratory therapist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. prior to receiving his Pharm.D. from Howard University. Prior to his current position at LG Health, he served as a clinical staff pharmacist, clinical coordinator and manager of Clinical Services. His is currently manager of Drug Use Policies and Outcomes with responsibilities for Formulary and P&T committees, where he serves as secretary. Jim also coordinates the daily efforts of many of the clinical staff pharmacists as the “go to” person for any unresolved medication-related issues.

Jim serves as the primary preceptor for the longitudinal Drug Information/Medication Use Policy learning experience.

Nafisa Khan received her PharmD from St. John’s University in 2008. She completed a post graduate pharmacy residency program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Prior to joining LG Health, Dr. Khan held various clinical pharmacy positions from acute care to ambulatory care settings. Her past positions in the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Philadelphia Prison have enabled her to have a strong background in chronic disease management, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Dr. Khan practices at Norlanco Family Medicine as the chronic disease ambulatory pharmacist clinician and a member of the Ambulatory Collaborative Care Team.

Nafisa serves as the primary preceptor for the Chronic Disease State Management learning experience.

Kathy Makkar received her Pharm.D. from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital followed by a cardiology specialty residency at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Makkar holds board certification in cardiology pharmacy and pharmacotherapy. Dr. Makkar is actively involved as a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist, providing a clinical focus on the CHF and mechanical circulatory support patient populations. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Makkar is also coordinator of the residency research program.

Kathy serves as the primary preceptor for the Cardiology learning experience.

Hien T. Nguyen received her PharmD from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in 2017. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Lancaster General Health and a PGY2 Geriatrics and Academia Pharmacy Residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Asheville, NC. Returning to LG Health as an ambulatory pharmacist clinician, Hien is involved in promoting geriatrics care in the ambulatory setting. Additionally, other pharmacy areas of interest include osteoporosis/bone health, deprescribing, and mentoring/precepting future generations of pharmacists.

Hien serves as the preceptor for the Geriatrics Learning Experience.

Nga Pham received her PharmD from Temple University School of Pharmacy. She completed an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice residency at Harbor Health Services, Inc. (HHSI) in Boston, Massachusetts. After residency, Dr. Pham joined the faculty at Northeastern University with a clinical practice site at HHSI. She joined Lancaster General Health in 2013, where she serves as a clinical oncology pharmacist.

Nga will serve as primary preceptor for the Oncology learning experience.

Lauren Solski received her PharmD from Wilkes University. Dr. Solski completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She is an internal medicine clinical pharmacist, focusing in pediatrics, rounding with the pediatric hospitalist service and serving as an anticoagulation resource within the department. Lauren also is instrumental in ensuring quality in our pediatric population, serving as the pharmacy representative within the Department of Pediatrics.

Lauren serves as the primary preceptor for the Pediatrics & Decentralized learning experiences.

Natalia Tarasiuk received her PharmD from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Lancaster General Health. Subsequently, she completed a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice residency at Cleveland Clinic. Currently, she works as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist dividing her clinical time between two different practices serving the Lancaster community: Care Connections and Downtown Family Medicine. She enjoys precepting both pharmacy and medical residents and serving on various committees throughout the health system.

Natalia serves as the primary preceptor for the Care Connections and Downtown Family Medicine ambulatory clinic learning experiences.

Jennifer Walls is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees. Dr. Walls completed a PGY-1 residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Her experience in clinical pharmacy includes practicing at York Hospital in York, PA for five years as an internal medicine clinical pharmacist specializing in ambulatory care in the areas of anticoagulation and diabetes. She also spent several years working in a regional community hospital, the Heart of Lancaster Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Jennifer joined Lancaster General Health in 2008 as the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and now is the Lead Clinical Specialist for the Pharmacy Department. Her research interests include anticoagulation, diabetes management and transitions of care.

Jen serves as the primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care and Clinical Monitoring learning experiences.

Katlyn Wood received a PharmD from Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Lancaster General Health. As a clinical pharmacist at LG Health, she enjoys rounding with the family medicine residency team and holds leadership positions including co-chair of the Parenteral Nutrition Process Improvement Committee, and serving as a department representative for the Nutrition and Therapeutics Committee. She is also actively involved in the PSHP South East Chapter, serving as the President-Elect for 2019-2020. Dr. Wood is board certified in pharmacotherapy and her interests include diabetes management, transitions of care, anticoagulation and pain management.

Katlyn serves as a co-preceptor for the Clinical Monitoring learning experience and preceptor for the Family Medicine learning experience.

Kim Young received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Kim started her career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland as a clinical pharmacist on the General Medicine Team. Kim has many years’ experience as a hospital pharmacist in different facets of care ranging from Investigational Drug Services or IV Room Supervisor to oncology clinical pharmacist at institutions. Kim joined the Lancaster General Health pharmacy team in 2009 as a clinical oncology pharmacist, served several years as the pharmacy supervisor at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, and is now the pharmacy operations manager.

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