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Meet Our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

  Erin (Allender) Ledford, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology is the current Cardiology Critical Care Clinical Specialist at WakeMed.  Erin is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed her Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care Specialty residencies at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Throughout her residency, Erin taught a section of the Pharmaceutical Care Lab at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  She is a member of The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Triangle College of Clinical Pharmacy (TCCP) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).  Erin's current research focuses on the use of stress-dose corticosteroids in patients with relative adrenal insufficiency, the pleiotropic effects of statins and toxicology.

  Valerie Barlow, PharmD, MBA, is the director of Pharmacy Services at WakeMed on the Raleigh Campus. Valerie received her Bachelor of Pharmacy and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  Valerie recently graduated from Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters in Business Administration.  Valerie started her career at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., and after leaving Duke, she worked in the home infusion industry.  She joined WakeMed in 2000 as Director of Pharmacy Services at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Valerie transitioned to the WakeMed Raleigh Campus in 2009.  Valerie has been an active member of both ASHP and NCAP.  She is currently serves on the board for the North Carolina Pharmacist Recovery Network (PRN) where she served as chair in 2010.  Valerie also serves on the UNC School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors  and NCAP Acute Care Executive Committee.  She was a Triangle Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 award recipient in 2010. 

  Kitty Cheung, PharmD, BCPS, obtained her BS and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Durham VA Hospital in Durham, N.C., and has been working at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus Pharmacy since 2006.  She is currently the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for the Medicine and Surgery areas.  Kitty also serves as pharmacist educator.  

  Patrick Gregory, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the current Ambulatory Care Specialist at WakeMed Primary Care Clinics.  Patrick graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2004 and worked as a retail pharmacist from 2004-2010.  In 2010, he completed a PGY-1 General Practice Residency at WakeMed Health & Hospitals.  During his residency, Patrick's research project focused on the implementation of pharmacy services in WakeMed's ambulatory clinics.  In addition to his specialist responsibilities, Patrick is also an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  Patrick's scholarly interests include diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.  In addition, he is working with primary care personnel to improve transitions of care protocols, introduce pharmacist-driven annual wellness visits, and establish group visits for patients with chronic disease states.

  Shannon Holt, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID is the current Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program pharmacy chair at Wakemed. She is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She has completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Duke University Hospital and a PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine/Academia with Campbell University at Duke University Hospital. Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial administration in hemodialysis patients. Shannon is also an active member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists.

 

Alex Jenkins, PharmD, MS, is the current Manager for Ambulatory Pharmacy Services and Medication Safety Officer at WakeMed Health & Hospitals Raleigh Campus. Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The College of William & Mary in 2004 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Pharmacy in 2008. He also completed a 2-year Pharmacy Administration Residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Health-System Pharmacy from the UNC School of Pharmacy in May 2010. During his residency, he filled in twice as Interim Medication Safety Officer, which is where he acquired a particular interest for analyzing systems and process improvement.


  Laurimay Laroco, PharmD, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University in 2003, then later graduated with honors and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia, in June 2006.  She later completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Shands Jacksonville Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, with a focused interest in the Critical Care setting.  Subsequently, she started her practice as a Clinical Pharmacist at Methodist University Hospital (MUH) in Memphis, TN, then later transitioned in July 2008 as the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, where she also served as a preceptor for the Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1), PGY-2 Pharmacy residents, and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy students.   As the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Laurimay was active in the development of various pharmacy services in an emergency department (ED) setting.  As of October 2011, Laurimay now serves as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for the adult ED and Observation Units at Wakemed.  Laurimay's professional areas of interest primarily lie in emergency medicine and critical care. 

  Angela Peake, PharmD, attended Campbell University School of Pharmacy and graduated with her  Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 after which she started at WakeMed Health & Hospitals as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist.  She became involved in performance improvement and Medication Safety initiatives and transitioned to the Drug Information Specialist role in the spring of 2008.   Her primary pharmacy interests are evidence-based medicine, medication safety, and pediatrics. 

  Ryan Tabis, PharmD, BCPS, is the current Internal Medicine & Surgery Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at WakeMed.  Ryan is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.  In addition, he has completed a PGY-1 General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and a PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System.  Most recently, Ryan worked as an Infectious Diseases & Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia before returning to the Internal Medicine area full-time here at WakeMed.  Ryan's current research interests include anticoagulation and antimicrobial stewardship.

  Abbie Crisp Williamson, PharmD, BCPS, is the Manager of Pharmacy operations. She is a native of Raleigh, NC. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004 and is currently enrolled in the Executive Master's of Healthcare Administration Program at UNC. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and Critical Care Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Upon completion of residency training, Abbie worked as a surgery/perioperative pharmacist at Duke before transitioning into the Clinical Coordinator of Perioperative Services. Abbie is an active participant in the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. She is currently the Past-Chair of the NCAP New Practitioner Network and is a member of the NCAP Board of Directors. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Pier, and daughter, Reed.

  Rhonda Zillmer, PharmD, graduated from the University of Georgia with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  She subsequently completed a Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Following residency, Rhonda spent three years as a Medical Communications Specialist at GlaxoSmithKline.  Most recently, she worked for six years as the Pediatrics Clinical Specialist at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus providing a host of clinical services to the teaching and non-teaching pediatric providers.  Rhonda now serves as the Pediatrics Clinical Coordinator and she is actively involved in the training of staff pharmacists, students, and the extension of pharmacy services into our new pediatric hospital. 

  Mary Coleman, PharmD

  Janna Beavers, PharmD, BCPS

  Mollie Sheron, PharmD, BCPS

  Amanda Burgin, PharmD, BCPS

  Oksana Barakat, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

  Frances Gravely, PharmD
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