Instructors and Contributors

Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS

CEO/Clinical Pharmacist/Educator

After studying Urban Planning & Public Policy at Boston University, Dr. Shapiro earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at USC before joining the faculty of Western University College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice where she taught for six years and worked in a geriatric clinic. After leaving her position at the College, Dr. Shapiro took a position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for Los Angeles County in the amputation and orthopedic units, and later served as Director of Medication Therapy Management for a managed care company, where she developed one of the first MTM programs and developed a novel approach to patient assistance in the managed care setting.  She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Shapiro has also authored the textbook Natural Products: A Case-Based Approach for Health Care Professionals, which offers guidelines for integrating herbals and other natural products into the treatment plan of common conditions and health goals.

Stephanie D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS

Director, Pharmacy

Dr. Garrett came to RxPrep from twenty years of hospital pharmacy practice and academia. She started her career as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The last eight years she was a Network Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine and the Director of the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program at Seton Healthcare and the University of Texas in Austin, TX. She completed her BS and PharmD at West Virginia University and residency training at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Texas currently.

Although primarily an internal medicine clinical pharmacist, she has done stints in emergency medicine and had various supportive roles in the hospital, including serving on the pharmacy and therapeutics committee and infection control and cardiology core measures teams. One of the best aspects of her positions was training and mentoring future pharmacists. She has taught pharmacy and medical students in most areas of internal medicine. She is adept at making the difficult topics manageable for the novice clinician. She continues to mentor students at RxPrep and enjoys giving back to the profession by mentoring the next generation of pharmacists.

Angie Veverka, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist/Educator

Dr. Veverka came to RxPrep after 14 years of experience in pharmacy education and hospital pharmacy practice. She completed her BS and PharmD at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, followed by PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. She subsequently served eight years as a faculty member at Wingate University School of Pharmacy, followed by 6 years as a Clinical Team Leader and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Throughout her career, Dr. Veverka has mentored pharmacy students and residents in the development of clinical skills, practice-based research and leadership skills. She has been dedicated to the training of future pharmacists and enjoys assisting students and professionals as a member of the RxPrep team.

Jill Limberg, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist/Educator

Dr. Limberg came to RxPrep with five years of clinical practice experience in critical care and emergency medicine. She completed her PharmD at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, followed by a PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. After her residencies, Dr. Limberg started a clinical pharmacy program in the emergency department at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California, which receives over 100,000 visits annually. She later moved on to expand clinical pharmacy services for the medical and surgical intensive care units, leading sedation initiatives as a participant of the Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation Collaborative. During this time, Dr. Limberg was engaged in multidisciplinary rounds, hospital and health-system committees, education of hospital staff, and research at both the local and national level. She served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and as the site coordinator for the PGY1 residency program. Dr. Limberg is passionate about mentoring and educating future pharmacists and is excited to continue this work as a member of the RxPrep team.

Chelsea Bombatch, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist/Educator

Dr. Bombatch earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following completion of her degree, she completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian hospital, where she also attained a Mastery of Teaching certificate. She then continued her education with a PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After her residencies, Dr. Bombatch served as one of the first clinical pharmacists at the Washington Health System in Washington, Pennsylvania, where she practiced for three years. In this position, she established the role of the clinical pharmacist and worked to expand clinical pharmacy services throughout the health-system. During this time, she was engaged in multidisciplinary rounds, several health-system committees, precepting of pharmacy students and education of hospital staff. She also taught at the Washington Health System School of Nursing and the Family Medicine Residency program affiliated with the health-system. Dr. Bombatch has authored and contributed to scholarly publications regarding a wide variety of topics, including herpes zoster vaccine in patients with HIV, pediatric asthma and cystic fibrosis, and Prader-Willi syndrome. She is excited to continue teaching and mentoring future pharmacists as a part of the RxPrep team.

Nader R. Tanios, BS Pharm, RPh

Pharmacist

Nader came to RxPrep from his previous life as a Pharmacy Instructor at Mansoura University Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt, where he worked for 15 years prior to moving to the U.S. with his wife and daughter. As a graduate of Mansoura University, Nader was devoted to improving the pharmacy education at the college. He founded Mansoura’s Pharmacy Education Center, which helped develop quality teaching materials. He was a favorite teacher among the pharmacy students for many years. Nader used the RxPrep courses to pass NAPLEX and the pharmacy law exam in short order, with high scores. Although the Tanios family is ~8,000 miles away from their home country, they are happy to report that both parents are doing well, and their lovely daughter Natalie is enjoying a new school and new friends. Nader is able to continue his mission of developing high-quality pharmacy education materials with the rest of the RxPrep pharmacy team.

Contributors

PAUL BERINGER
PHARMD, BCPS, FASHP

PAULINA DEMING
PHARMD

SUSAN E. GORMAN
PHARMD, MS, DABAT, FAACT

MEGAN HEIM
PHARMD, BCACP

DARREL W. HUGHES
PHARMD, BCPS

KIM M. JONES
PHARMD, BCPS

BETH A. MARTIN
PHD, MS, RPH

EMI MINEJIMA
PHARMD

CYNTHIA L. MORRIS-KUKOSKI
PHARMD, DABAT, FAACT

DOREEN PON
PHARMD, BCOP, BCPS

ALLISON PROVINE
PHARMD, BCPS, BCPPS

ROBIN WACKERNAH
PHARMD, BCPP

D. RAYMOND WEBER
PHARMD, BSPHARM, BCOP, BCPS, RPH

JEANNINE CONWAY
PHARMD, BCPS

LOU DIORIO
RPH, FAPHA

JEFFREY FUDIN
BS, PHARMD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP

JILL J. LIMBERG
PHARMD, BCPS, BCCCP

HEATHER R. BREAM-ROUWENHORST
PHARMD, BCPS

GEORGE DEMAAGD
PHARMD, BCPS

CATRINA DERDERIAN
BS, PHARMD, BCACP

CHRISTINE FITZGERALD
BS, PHARMD, BCPS

MUOI GI
PHARMD, BCPS, BCOP

JOEL C. MARRS
PHARMD, FCCP, FNLA, BCPS-AQ CARDIOLOGY, BCACP, CLS

BETHANY L. MURPHY
PHARMD, BCACP

TIEN M. H. NG
PHARMD, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-CARDIOLOGY)

ELIZABETH POGGE
PHARMD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP

SALLY RAFIE
PHARMD, BCPS

ANNIE WONG-BERINGER
PHARMD, FCCP, FIDSA

JENNIFER BEAN
PHARMD, BCPS, BCPP

ANNIE N. BIESBOER
PHARMD, BCPS, BCCCP

TAYLOR K. GILL
PHARMD, BCPS, AAHIVP

DARREN HEIN
PHARMD

MARY SOLIMAN
PHARMD, BCPPS, CPH

JENNIFER SCHMITZ
PHARMD, BCPS

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