Preceptors

Mallary L. Biros, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Rotation: PICU
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 2011
Post- Graduate Experience:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 2011-2012
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH 2012-2013
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PICU, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2013-present
Areas of Interest: sedation, infectious diseases, medication safety and quality improvement

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Michael Finkler, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - General Pediatrics
Rotation: General Pediatrics, Various electives
Graduate Education:
Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy, University of Toledo
Doctorate of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
Post- Graduate Experience:
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Medical Center, 2004 – 2006
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 2006-present
Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pain and Palliative Care, Nephrology

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Christina Gerber, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Congenital Heart Collaborative
Rotation: Cardiology I/II
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University
Post- Graduate Experience:
Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Cardiology Lead, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, 2011-2017
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PACT/ACC, VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, 2017-2019
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Congenital Heart Collaborative, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2019-Present
Areas of Interest: Anticoagulation, Heart failure, Single ventricle physiology

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Indrani Kar

Drug Policy/Formulary Specialist
Rotation: Drug Information Longitudinal
Graduate Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Post- Graduate Experience:
Drug Information Fellowship: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
PGY2: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals and Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2015-Present
Areas of Interest: Formulary management, policy and advocacy, drug information, collaboration, teaching

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Julia Kelvington, PharmD

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Chief Resident and Research
Graduate Education: Duquesne Mylan School of Pharmacy
Post-Graduate Experience:
PGY1: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
PGY2: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital; 2018-Present
Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases

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Natalie Kuchik, PharmD, MS, BCSPS, CPS

Medication Safety Coordinator
Rotation: Medication Safety
Graduate Education:
PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
MS in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policies
Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety in Medication Use
Post- Graduate Experience:
Medication Safety Coordinator, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Clinical Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Areas of Interest: Medication Safety, process issues in medication use, second victim response, risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS), human factors engineering, patient safety in medication use, sterile and hazardous compounding, regulatory compliance.

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Christine Li, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Staffing Rotation
Graduate Education: Rutgers University Post- Graduate Experience:
PGY-1 Pediatric Residency - Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2018-Present
Areas of Interest: Hematology/Oncology, Neurology

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Melissa Makii, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Graduate Education:
Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2001-2005
Post- Graduate Experience:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2007 – Present
Pediatric Specialty Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2006-2007
Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2005-2006
Areas of Interest: Supportive care, immunotherapy, graft-versus-host disease

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Jaime Marasch, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Rotation: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH 2003-2009
Post- Graduate Experience:
NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital 2016-present
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital 2009-2016
Areas of Interest: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, nutrition support, neonatal metabolic disorders

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Jackie McClary, PharmD, BCPS

NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 2000 - 2004
Post- Graduate Experience:
Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University of Arizona University Medical Center, 2004 - 2005
Neonatalogy/Perinatology Specialty Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 2005 – 2006
Staff Pharmacist, Aultman Hospital, 2006 – 2009
NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2009 – present
Areas of Interest: Neonatal pharmacokinetics, nutrition support, neonatal abstinence syndrome, infectious disease, pain/sedation

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LeAnne Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Antimicrobial Stewardship
Rotation: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
Post- Graduate Experience:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, VA Western New York Healthcare System
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2015-present
Areas of Interest: Gram-negative resistance and infections in immunocompromised hosts

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Leesa Prunty, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cystic Fibrosis
Rotation: Cystic Fibrosis Specialty Learning Experience, Longitudinal Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (2007-2011)
Post- Graduate Experience:
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 2011-2012
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 2012-2013
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatrics, Cabell Huntington Hospital, 2013-2017
Clinical Assistant Professor, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, 2013-2017
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cystic Fibrosis, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Home Care Services, 2017-present
Areas of Interest: Cystic Fibrosis, Quality Improvement, Research, Medication Adherence, Transitions of Care

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Jacalyn Rogers, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director of Pediatric Pharmacy
Rotation: Management
Graduate Education: PharmD from Northeast Ohio Medical University
Post- Graduate Experience:
Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency (PGY1/PGY2) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Pharmacy Manager, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2015-2017
Director of Pharmacy, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2017-Present
Areas of Interest: Administration and operations of health-system pharmacies.

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Hellene Speicher

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, 1998-2004
Post- Graduate Experience:
Clinical Coordinator, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2017-present
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2013-present
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children 2009-2013
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 2004-2009
Areas of Interest: Toxicology, emergency medicine, pediatric trauma

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Danielle R. Thomas

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: NICU Decentralized, Staffing
Graduate Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Class of 2016
Post- Graduate Experience: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Areas of Interest: NICU, Community Outreach and Service

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Sarah Wasko

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Staffing/Orientation
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH 2008-2014
Post-Graduate Experience:
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, 2016-Present
CVS Pharmacy Manager 2014-2016
Areas of Interest: Operations, hematology/oncology, PICU

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Nicole Wetoskey, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation: Hospital staffing rotation
Graduate Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Findlay 2006-2011
Post- Graduate Experience:
UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital 2017-Present
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Staffing and Uppers Decentralized team
Firelands Regional Medical Center 2011-2017
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hospitalist team and ICU rounding team, Oncology Pharmacist 2011- Present
PGY-1 Staffing rotation preceptor
Areas of Interest: General Pediatrics, Staffing, Oncology

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