Instructors and Contributors
Karen Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS
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.
Reza Taheri, PharmD, MBA
As Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Reza Taheri guides RxPrep’s strategic planning to achieve our mission of offering the study tools that help students succeed. He drives the business processes and synchronizes the strategies across our teams.
Dr. Taheri has over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, practice, and management within a variety of settings. He has worked in academic settings, hospitals, clinics, and as a clinical scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.
Immediately prior to joining RxPrep, Dr. Taheri was the Dean at West Coast University (WCU). He had been promoted from a previous role as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. During his tenure at WCU, he led the PharmD program to full ACPE accreditation. Prior to WCU, he served as Chair in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science and the Director of Experiential Education at Loma Linda University and was a faculty member at Western University. In clinical work, Dr. Taheri served as the Co-Director of the Lipid Clinic at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.
After completing his undergraduate and PharmD at the University of Minnesota, he stayed at the University to complete a residency and fellowship training in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Taheri also has an Executive MBA from the USC Business School and is a certified coach for emotional intelligence.
Stephanie D. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
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
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.
Chelsea Bombatch, PharmD, BCPS
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 also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chartiers Center, a non-profit mental health clinic in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. She is excited to continue teaching and mentoring future pharmacists as a part of the RxPrep team.
Amy Drew, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Dr. Drew came to RxPrep after ten years as a faculty member at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist with Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed her BS at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PharmD at Midwestern University at Glendale, Arizona and residency training at John Cochran Division- VA Hospital St. Louis Health Care System. She taught professional students in multiple health education settings, mentored pharmacy and medical residents and conducted research and presentations on interprofessional patient care and education. She was recognized for her teaching and precepting talents with the Faculty Member of the Year Award from Mercy Family Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy Excellence Award from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is passionate about teaching and learning and excited to continue this with the RxPrep team.
Karen Goud, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Goud lives close to the RxPrep office and pops in every now and then to say hello. Drs. Goud and Shapiro were classmates at the USC School of Pharmacy, where they began their PharmD studies together over twenty years ago, but you can’t tell by looking at them! After completing her residency training in Acute Care, she spent the majority of her career in hospital pharmacy practice, where she served in various roles, including as a member of the P&T Committee, the Nutrition Team, and as a pharmacotherapy instructor to medical students and as a preceptor to pharmacy students. Dr. Goud responds to student emails, edits and proofs written content, and works on the video course.
Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Dr. Holcombe joined RxPrep after working eight years in hospital pharmacy practice and pharmacy education. She earned her BS degree at the University of North Carolina Charlotte before teaching high school accelerated science for six years. She then returned to pharmacy school and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University in North Carolina. She completed a PGY1 residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Following post-doctoral training, she began her clinical practice at Cone Health located in Greensboro, North Carolina. During her practice, she initiated a PGY2 in Neonatology/Pediatrics, which she served as the Residency Program Director. She practiced as a clinician in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and neonatal intensive care. In this capacity, she served as a mentor for both PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students.
Caitlin Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Davis earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Following completion of her degree, she completed a PGY1 residency at Methodist University in Memphis, Tennessee where she also completed the University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Program. She stayed at Methodist University Hospital for her PGY-2 residency while also serving as chief resident. During her two years in Memphis, Dr. Davis became an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor and taught lectures at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She later served as a clinical pharmacist for three years at the University of Kansas Hospital in internal medicine, neurology, and emergency medicine. Dr. Davis has also taught lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Prior to coming to RxPrep, she volunteered in rural Belize at Hillside Clinic where she precepted pharmacy students and provided care for indigenous patients. Currently Dr. Davis is serving on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Standards Setting Panel. She is excited to continue educating our future pharmacists with the RxPrep team!
Tessa Overman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Dr. Overman obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, followed by completion of a PGY1 residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After residency, Dr. Overman spent two years working in healthcare informatics at Premier Health in Dayton, Ohio, before commissioning in the U.S. Army to serve as a Pharmacy Officer. During her four years of service in the Army, Dr. Overman supervised both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services, provided pharmacy services while deployed, and completed her Army career as an Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacist. After completion of her military service, Dr. Overman continued her career as an Inpatient Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time, she participated in multidisciplinary rounds, precepted pharmacy students and residents, taught heart failure education class for patients, and trained new nurses on cardiovascular drugs and pharmacy operations. She is dedicated to improving professional development and mentoring students, which she is excited to continue with the RxPrep team.
Nicholas Ladikos, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCIDP
Part-Time Clinical Pharmacist/Educator
Dr. Ladikos is the Lead Pharmacist for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP), PGY-1 pharmacy resident preceptor for the Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship rotation, and Investigational Drug Coordinator for Suburban Hospital, a Johns Hopkins facility in Bethesda, Maryland. Shortly after joining the hospital in 2015, he became the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and received his LEAN/Six Sigma Certification, then headed the ASP in July 2017. He has co-authored papers in the areas of infectious diseases/antimicrobials stewardship, pharmacoeconomics, and lung transplant therapies. He obtained his Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and twice received the Johns Hopkins Patient Safety Award. He serves as a committee member of several local, state, and national pharmacy groups, including the Society of Infectious Diseases (SIDP) and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy (MSHP). Dr. Ladikos completed his PharmD at the University of Florida. He also has degrees in finance and international business with work experience preceding pharmacy that included economic development for the State of Florida, professorship, international banking, business owner, and work with NASA. He is excited to bring his passion for teaching to the great RxPrep team.
PHARMD, BCPS, FASHP
SUSAN E. GORMAN
PHARMD, MS, DABAT, FAACT
DARREL W. HUGHES
KIM M. JONES
BETH A. MARTIN
PHD, MS, RPH
CYNTHIA L. MORRIS-KUKOSKI
PHARMD, DABAT, FAACT
PHARMD, BCOP, BCPS
PHARMD, BCPS, BCPPS
D. RAYMOND WEBER
PHARMD, BSPHARM, BCOP, BCPS, RPH
BS, PHARMD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP
JILL J. LIMBERG
PHARMD, BCPS, BCCCP
HEATHER R. BREAM-ROUWENHORST
BS, PHARMD, BCACP
BS, PHARMD, BCPS
PHARMD, BCPS, BCOP
JOEL C. MARRS
PHARMD, FCCP, FNLA, BCPS-AQ CARDIOLOGY, BCACP, CLS
BETHANY L. MURPHY
TIEN M. H. NG
PHARMD, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-CARDIOLOGY)
PHARMD, MPH, BCPS, FASCP
PHARMD, FCCP, FIDSA
PHARMD, BCPS, BCPP
ANNIE N. BIESBOER
PHARMD, BCPS, BCCCP
TAYLOR K. GILL
PHARMD, BCPS, AAHIVP
PHARMD, BCPPS, CPH