Meet Our Preceptors

Erica Bobb, PharmD

Erica Bobb, PharmD, is graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed her Post-Graduate Year 1 residency at Ascension St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida. She serves as a clinical staff pharmacist primarily working in the neurology and nephrology units. Her main interests include antimicrobial stewardship, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.

Erica.Bobb@ascension.org

Benjamin Boyd, PharmD

Ben Boyd, PharmD, is a 2008 graduate of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. He then completed his post-graduate year one pharmacy practice residency here at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. After completing his residency, he had the opportunity to remain on staff, working in various clinical areas, including critical care, oncology, med/surg and general staffing. He now serves as a clinical staff pharmacist primarily in peri-operative services.

Benjamin.Boyd@ascension.org

Shane V. Chordas, PharmD, BCPS

Shane Chordas, PharmD, BCPS is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He completed his post graduate year one pharmacy practice residency at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL. Following his residency year, he focused on building the antimicrobial stewardship program and precepting students/residents. He is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and holds an Advanced Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Antimicrobial Stewardship certificate. Shane is currently serving as the regional clinical pharmacy manager. 

Shane.Chordas@ascension.org

Meghan Lenn, PharmD

Meghan is a current preceptor in training following the completion of her PGY-1 at Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Pensacola, FL, Meghan attended Samford University for her undergraduate coursework before receiving her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy in May of 2018. After completing various clinical rotations, Meghan decided to pursue a PGY1 residency to broaden her clinical knowledge and learning experiences. Her primary areas of interest include Ambulatory Care, General Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. Meghan is enthusiastic to return home to the Panhandle in addition to maturing professionally among the remarkable staff at Sacred Heart Hospital. In her free time, Meghan enjoys paddle-boarding, finding good restaurants, and traveling.

Meghan.Lenn@ascension.org

Heather Doyle, PharmD

Heather Doyle, PharmD is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed her Post-Graduate Year 1 residency with a focus in pediatrics at Sacred Heart Hospital. She is a pediatric clinical pharmacist at the Children's Hospital. Heather is involved in multidisciplinary rounds, pharmacokinetic monitoring, patient medication review, nutrition monitoring, and general staffing duties. Heather's interests are emergency medicine and critical care, but she enjoys all areas within the pediatric specialty. 

Healther.Doyle@ascension.org

Joseph Glovacz, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Joseph W. Glovacz Jr. earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from Samford University’s, McWhorter School of Pharmacy. He subsequently completed a 1-year ambulatory care focused, pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Administration (VA) Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC). Prior to joining Sacred Heart in 2017, Dr. Glovacz worked full time at the VA Gulf Coast JACC imbedded within primary care and serving as a physician extender autonomously managing multiple chronic disease states including but limited to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, and chronic pain. Dr. Glovacz is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and during his time at the VA was the residency program director, a voting member on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee and the opiate safety oversight committee, while sitting on several other local and regional committees. Dr. Glovacz has presented at conferences and meetings locally, regionally, and nationally. Dr. Glovacz has overseen numerous quality improvement projects during his time as the resident program director and assisted in an average annual pharmaceutical cost savings of 1.3 million dollars for the VA Gulf Coast.

Joseph.Glovacz@ascension.org

Hayley Graham, PharmD

Hayley Graham, PharmD, is originally from Mobile, AL and is a graduate of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Upon graduating, Hayley worked at the Mobile Infirmary for 5 years before becoming a clinical pharmacist at Sacred Heart Hospital in March of 2017. Hayley primarily works on the cardiovascular and post-op orthopedic units and precepts residents and students on institutional and general medicine rotations.

Hayley.Graham@ascension.org

Glenn Grantner, PharmD, BCPS

Glenn Grantner, PharmD, BCPS is graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he completed his PGY-1 Residency at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He serves as a clinical staff pharmacist, working primarily with the cardiac and progressive care units, as well as the emergency department. His primary interests include antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetic monitoring, heart failure management, and literature evaluation. He is also closely involved with precepting students and residents.

Glenn.Grantner@ascension.org

Sabrina Gregory, PharmD

Sabrina Gregory, PharmD is a graduate of University of Colorado Denver, School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she began her career as a clinical staff pharmacist at University of Colorado Colorado Springs Memorial Health Hospital with a focus on critical care and perioperative services. She joined the Sacred Heart Hospital team in 2015 and has focused on building a perioperative pharmacy service line and a kidney transplant service line. She is an active member in several committees and has a passion for antimicrobial stewardship, process and protocol development and implementation, patient safety, medication review and monitoring, and being an active preceptor for the perioperative pharmacy elective.

Sabrina.Gregory1@ascension.org

Chloe Huang, PharmD, BCPS

Chloe Huang, PharmD, BCPS is a graduate of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville, Florida. She currently serves as a clinical staff pharmacist, working extensively with neurology and nephrology units. She is a primary preceptor for residents and students during their internal medicine rotation. Her major interests include antimicrobial stewardship, critical care, internal medicine and literature evaluation.

Chloe.Huang@ascension.org

Elizabeth Lessmann, PharmD, BCPS

Elizabeth Lessmann, PharmD, BCPS is a 2015 graduate from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 & PGY-2 in Solid Organ Transplant at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. She came to Sacred Heart Health System to help establish our Renal Transplant program. She is actively involved in both the inpatient and outpatient renal transplant care. She serves as the primary preceptor for the renal transplant elective offered for our residency program as well as various schools of pharmacy.  

Elizabeth.Lessmann@ascension.org

Kylie Lucas, PharmD, BCPS

Kylie Lucas, PharmD, BCPS is a graduate of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, AL, during which time she earned her teaching and research certifications. She serves as a clinical staff pharmacist primarily for medical and surgical patients at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she is currently a preceptor in training. Her main duties include, but are not limited to, performing patient profile reviews, pharmacokinetic monitoring, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation monitoring, and discharge counseling.

Kylie.Lucas@ascension.org

Stephanie Luke, PharmD, BCPS

Stephanie Luke, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical staff pharmacist who works primarily in the adult critical care pharmacy satellite and is a preceptor to students and residents during their critical care experiences. Her other interests include drug information and parenteral nutrition. She works alongside nurses, physicians and other ancillary staff on a daily basis to ensure optimal patient care. Her responsibilities include in-depth medication profile review, multidisciplinary rounds in the SICU and MICU, kinetic and TPN services, anticoagulation monitoring, and renal dosage adjustments, as well as order processing and medication dispensing. Stephanie earned her PharmD from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is a native of the Florida panhandle.

SLuke@ascension.org

 

 

Jenna Para, PharmD

Jenna Para, PharmD is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed her PGY-1 pediatric-focused residency at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She serves as the primary preceptor for the pediatric critical care rotation. Her clinical responsibilities include: multidisciplinary rounds, pharmacokinetic monitoring, TPN services, anticoagulation monitoring, and renal dosage adjustments, in addition to medication order processing and dispensing.

Jenna.Para@ascension.org

Jessica Porter, PharmD

Jessica Porter, PharmD is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina with a focus on Ambulatory Care. Following her residency, she began her career at University of Birmingham Hospital in the Women and Infant's Center where she primarily cared for the neonatal population, high-risk pregnancy & ante/post-partum women and adult gynecological/hematology/oncology patients. She joined the Sacred Heart Hospital team in 2017 as a clinical staff pharmacist where she currently serves as one of Emergency Room pharmacist and helps cover in the adult critical care units, central pharmacy distribution, IV room, total parental nutrition and medical/surgical adult patients. Her clinical responsibilities include but are not limited to pharmacokinetic monitoring, antibiotic stewardship, multidisciplinary rounds, discharge counseling, patient medication review, and general staffing duties.

Jessica.Porter@ascension.org

Justin Powell, PharmD, CPH

Justin is a current preceptor in training since completing his PGY-1 at Sacred Heart. Born into military family, originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Justin attended the University of West Florida in Pensacola graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-professional studies. Justin was accepted into the Marshall University School of Pharmacy and graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy in May of 2018. Upon completing a clinical rotation at Sacred Heart Hospital, he knew he wanted to find a way to impact the patients care through clinical knowledge. This led him to pursue a PGY1 residency to further develop his clinical knowledge, proficiencies and expand his experiences in research as well as teaching. His main areas of interest include Cardiology, Ambulatory Care, and Emergent Care. Outside of pharmacy, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and his dog Nola. He also enjoys going to the many sporting events and concerts that the Pensacola area has to offer. Justin is excited and looking forward to a great year at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Justin.Powell@ascension.org

Brittany Powers-Shaddix, PharmD, BCPPS

Brittany Powers-Shaddix, PharmD is a current preceptor in training following the completion of her PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at The Children's Hospital at Oklahoma University (OU) Medical Center and OU College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK. Brittany completed her pediatric focused PGY-1 at the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. An Alabama native, Brittany graduated from The University of Alabama with a B.S. in health studies and nutrition, and she is an avid SEC football fan (Roll Tide). She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Union University College of Pharmacy in May 2017. Brittany is actively involved with ASHP and PPAG, where she serves on PPAG's Advocacy Committee. She was awarded PPAG's Best Practice Award for her work with Acid Suppression Stewardship in the pediatric population and she was an OSHP Excellence in Research finalist for her work with neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates. Her interest areas include pediatric critical care, emergency medicine and nutrition. Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and two dogs, Draco & Colt, as well as trips to Disney World.

Brittany.Shaddix@ascension.org

Sasha Premraj, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Sasha Premraj PharmD, BCPS is our Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist. She developed her passion for ID early in her schooling, completing her bachelor's degree in microbiology and found herself gravitating towards the roles microbes play in human disease states. She completed both of her Post Graduate Years of training (PGY-1 & PGY-2) in Gainesville, FL at UF Health Shands. The PGY-1 training was a general pharmacy practice residency aimed to equip her to join the general clinical pharmacy workforce or to complete a PGY-2 in a specialty area. Sasha further honed her passion for ID by completing a PGY-2 in infectious diseases. She brings an amazing amount of knowledge and skill to better our patient outcomes as well as our antimicrobial stewardship program.

Sasha.Premraj@ascension.org

Aubrey Utley, PharmD

Aubrey is a current preceptor in training following the completion of her PGY-1 at Sacred Heart. Originally from Trenton, MO, Aubrey attended Central Methodist University where she graduated with her bachelors of science. She then moved to Birmingham, AL and attended Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy where she graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2018. Multiple clinical experiences, including a rotation as a student in Sacred Heart’s NICU, revealed Aubrey’s aspiration to pursue a PGY1 residency in pediatric care. Her main areas of interest include critical care, neonatology, and oncology. Outside of her pharmacy career, Aubrey enjoys reading, painting, baking, and spending time outdoors. She is enthusiastic to start her training and looking forward to a great year at Sacred Heart.

Aubrey.Utley@ascension.org

Alyssa Simpson, PharmD, BCPS

Alyssa Simpson, PharmD, BCPS is a graduate of East Tennessee State University – Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Residency at University Health in Shreveport, Louisiana. She serves as a clinical staff pharmacist, working primarily in the Emergency Department, as well as with medical/surgical patients. She works closely with the multidisciplinary ED team to care for patients and manage critical and non-critical situations in the ED. She serves as one of the primary preceptors for the Emergency Medicine elective rotation for residents.

Alyssa.Simpson@ascension.org

Keyosha Smart, PharmD, BCPPS

Keyosha Smart, PharmD is a graduate of Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her PGY-1 pediatric-focused residency at Wolfson Children's Hospital/Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL. Having a strong interest in critical care, Keyosha serves as the co-preceptor for the pediatric critical care rotation. Her clinical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, multidisciplinary rounding and pharmacokinetic monitoring for all pediatric units, TPN services, as well as order processing and medication dispensing.

Keyosha.Smart@ascension.org

Jerry Smith, PharmD, MSHA, CRPh

[Biography Coming Soon]

JDSmith@ascension.org

Jonathan Street, PharmD

Jonathan Street, PharmD is a graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining the Sacred Heart Hospital pharmacy team, Jonathan spent 4 years as the primary Emergency Pharmacist at a Level II Trauma center in St. Louis. He works primarily on the Cardiac Surgery floor as a clinical staff pharmacist at Sacred Heart Hospital. His responsibilities include but are not limited to pharmacokinetic monitoring, multidisciplinary rounds, CHF discharge counseling, patient medication review and general staffing duties. He also serves as the pharmacy representative on our stroke committee.

Jonthan.Street@ascension.org

Meredith Romano, PharmD, BCPS

Meredith Romano, PharmD, BCPS is a graduate of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Meredith completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Following residency, she joined the clinical staff pharmacist team at Sacred Heart Hospital where she now primarily works with cardiovascular and post-op orthopedic patients. Meredith is also involved with the Congestive Heart Failure team and helps teach classes in the CHF clinic. Her interests include cardiology, internal medicine and infectious diseases and she enjoys precepting students and residents.

Meredith.Tate@ascension.org

Janesha W. Thomas, PharmD, BCPPS

Janesha W. Thomas, PharmD, BCPPS is a graduate of Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her PGY-1 pediatric-focused residency at Huntsville Hospital located in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a board certified pediatric pharmacy specialist and serves as the primary preceptor for the general pediatric medicine rotation. Her responsibilities include: multidisciplinary rounds alongside the Florida State University (FSU) pediatric ward service , pharmacokinetic monitoring, and nutrition consults.

Janesha.Thomas@ascension.org

Crystal Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Crystal Thompson is from Tallahassee, FL and is a graduate of Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a board certified oncology pharmacist and works primarily with the multidisciplinary teams on the oncology unit. With over ten years of service at Sacred Heart Health Systems hospital, she also has significant experience in a variety of other public health arenas including cardiac, geriatric and women's health. Her primary responsibilities include review of chemotherapy regimens and dosages, review of pertinent labs and tests, and monitoring surrounding medications for interactions and side effects. She serves as the preceptor for the Oncology learning experiences for both pharmacy students and residents.

CSThompson@ascension.org

Katie Wassil, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Wassil is the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Manager at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida. Prior to this role she practiced as a pediatric clinical pharmacist at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary areas of practice were the pediatric intensive care unit, cardiac intensive care unit and emergency department.

Dr. Wassil obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology at Florida State University and then went on to work in pediatric HIV research at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Working with the clinical team and participating in pharmacokinetic trials in the lab sparked her interest in pharmacy and her desire to become a pediatric clinical pharmacist. Dr. Wassil obtained her PharmD from the University of Tennessee. She then completed a pediatric specialty residency at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Katie.Wassil@ascension.org

Alexandra Wilson, PharmD, BCPS

Alexandra is a current preceptor in training, following completion of her PGY-1 training at Sacred Heart Hospital. Originally from Spanish Fort, AL, She attended the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University, where she graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in May of 2018. Completing a clinical rotation at Sacred Heart Hospital during her fourth year of pharmacy school revealed Alexandra’s desire to work in as a clinical pharmacist in an inpatient setting. This led her to pursue a PGY1 residency to further develop her clinical knowledge and expand her experiences in research, teaching, and administration. Her main areas of interest include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Infectious Disease. Alexandra is very excited about the opportunities offered here at Sacred Heart Hospital. Outside of her pharmacy career, Alexandra enjoys yoga, going to the beach, reading, and playing with her dog, Winston.

Alexandra.Wilson@ascension.org


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