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Clinical Preceptors (Bay Pines VA Main Campus) - Pharmacy Residency Program

Sondra Adkinson, PharmD, DAAPM, CPE is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management. Dr. Adkinson received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1980 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. She was board certified in Geriatric Pharmacist specialist (GPC) by examination in 1998 and 2003. She is also a credentialed pain practitioner by examination since 2004 and recognized as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Adkinson is a Certified Pain Educator by examination in 2009 and 2014 by the American Society of Pain Educators. She is also a Florida Licensed Consultant Pharmacist since 1986. She was awarded the PAIN Week 2012 Clinical Pain Educator of the year. She has been the recipient of an APhA Innovation Practice Grant and presented a paper and lecture at the San Antonio Annual Meeting 1999 on Pharmaceutical Care and the Visually Impaired Veteran. She completed the VISN 8 Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century program and continues to facilitate the Pain School at Bay Pines VA. She holds academic appointments for University of Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic, Mercer University, LECOM, Florida A&M University and NOVA Southeastern University. She is actively involved in the Pain Team at Bay Pines VAHCS and currently practices in the Chronic Pain Clinic. She serves on the National VA Pain Workgroup and is an active member of ASHP, APHA, ASPE, AAPM, ASCP, FPA.

Amanda Atherton, PharmD is the Hepatology Pharmacy Program Manager at the C.W. “Bill” Young VA Medical Center. Dr. Atherton received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2015. She completed her PGY-1 Residency at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in 2016. During her residency, Dr. Atherton completed the University of Kentucky teaching certificate program. Dr. Atherton’s primary focus involves the management of the Hepatitis C Program. She precepts both residents and PharmD students in the Infectious Disease clinic setting, where she initiates and monitors therapy for the treatment of Hepatitis C (HCV) and for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).  In addition to her involvement with the residency program, Dr. Atherton is also actively involved in Hepatitis C workgroups on both the local and VISN levels.  

Leigh Ciaccio, PharmD, EdM is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. Ciaccio received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Pharmacology and her Master’s Degree in Chemistry Education from the University of Buffalo in 2004 and 2006 respectively. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 2010.  She completed a post-doctoral pharmacy residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS in 2011 where her residency project evaluated the role of emergency department clinical pharmacists at the Bay Pines VAHCS. She is involved in the clinical training of PharmD students and residents at Bay Pines VAHCS.

Hetal Bhatt-Chugani, PharmD, BCACP is currently an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the PACT clinic at the Palm Harbor Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).  This clinic is a pharmacist-managed disease-state clinic emphasizing control of patient's diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, outpatient anticoagulation, and compliance.  She was the previous program director of the PGY1 Primary Care and Pharmacy Operations Residency Program at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.  Dr. Bhatt-Chugani holds academic appointments as Clinical Associate Professor for Palm Beach Atlantic, Mercer University, LECOM, Florida A&M, and University of Rhode Island; in addition she serves as both clinical associate professor and faculty mentor for the University of Florida.  Dr. Bhatt-Chugani received her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology in1999 and Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2003 from the University of Florida. Dr. Bhatt-Chugani completed a post-doctoral Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Ambulatory Care from the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center located in Chicago, IL in 2004.  Dr. Bhatt-Chugani is actively involved and enjoys clinical training of PharmD students and residents. 

Marfreeia Y. Clarke, PharmD, BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Anticoagulation and PACT (patient-aligned care team) in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and completed a dual residency in Primary Care and Community Practice with the University of Florida/Shands Eastside Community Practice and Walgreens. During that time, Dr. Clarke completed the inaugural class of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate program. Dr. Clarke also obtained a BS degree in Biology Education from Florida A&M University and is a former high school science teacher. In December 2012, Dr. Clarke jointed the VA North Texas Health Care System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Anticoagulation and practiced at the Fort Worth Outpatient Center. Since joining Bay Pines in 2016, she has practiced at the St. Pete VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She has provided remote coverage to Lee County VA Center, Porth Charlotte, Naples and CWY Anticoagulation clinics. Her practice interests include health promotion and prevention, health equity, healthcare disparities, and geriatrics. She feels that the best part of being a VA pharmacist is having access to a vast array of clinical resources, consistent encouragement for professional development and the opportunity for interdisciplinary practice and collegiality that is without bounds.

Carolyn Combs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS is the Residency Coordinator, Pharmacy Compliance Program Manager, and a Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at the CW “Bill” Young VA Medical Center. Dr. Combs received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from East Tennessee State University, Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2013. After graduating, she completed a PGY-1 residency at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She subsequently completed her PGY-2 Health Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Bay Pines VAHCS. She is involved in several local, regional, and national committees which focus on pharmacy education, medication safety, and compliance. Dr. Combs works closely with all pharmacy residents, precepting a required rotation for PGY1s in Patient Safety, and is the supervisor for all pharmacy trainees.

Emily Dierlam, BS, MS, RPh is the Outpatient Program Manager. Her responsibilities include the day to day operations of the outpatient pharmacy and the pharmacy telephone triage center. Clinical pharmacists in this area provide counseling for patients picking up medications and those being discharged from the hospital. Emily received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. She received her Master's in Medical Sciences, with a focus in Physiology and her Bachelors in Pharmacy from The University of Florida. She is involved in the clinical training of PharmD students and residents at Bay Pines VAHCS. Her academic affiliations include LECOM University.

Meghan Duquette, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health. Dr. Duquette received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with Honors in the Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas before receiving her PharmD from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed both a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency and PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy residency at the VA North Texas Health Care System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Duquette is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist. She joined the Bay Pines VA in the fall of 2017 and currently practices in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP), specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders.

Kristina Freed, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist that primarily works in the centralized inpatient pharmacy.  Dr. Freed received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in primary care at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.  She also completed the University of Cincinnati teaching certificate program while completing her residency.  Dr. Freed is board certified in Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and is also a member of ACCP and APhA.  Dr. Freed has an advanced scope of practice for anticoagulation and parenteral nutrition.  She is actively involved in precepting PharmD students through an IV room rotation and serves as a preceptor for resident training in the evenings and on weekends.  Her academic affiliations include LECOM University, Florida A&M University and University of Florida. 

Angeliza Frye, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist that primarily works in the centralized inpatient pharmacy. Dr. Frye received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University.  She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in 2010.  Dr. Frye is board certified in Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. Dr. Frye currently holds an advanced scope of practice in Comprehensive Disease State Management for Inpatient Care (Internal Medicine).  She is involved with resident training and serves as a preceptor on the evenings and weekends.  Dr. Frye is also actively involved in precepting PharmD students through an IV Room rotation.  Her academic affiliations include LECOM University, Florida A&M University and University of Florida.

Kim Hall, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, with primary practice responsibilities in the anticoagulation clinic. She also has experience in the management of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and chronic pain, and served for several years as the pharmacist in the hospital's interdisciplinary fall prevention clinic. Dr. Hall received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed a post-doctoral pharmacy residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS, and is certified as a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. She is actively involved in the residency program at Bay Pines as a clinical preceptor and research co-investigator. Academic affiliations include the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Lake Erie College of Medicine Schools of Pharmacy. Practice and research interests include cardiology, geriatrics, fall prevention, and renal disease.

Mary Hall, PharmD, BCPS is an Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition in 2006 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2010 from the University of Florida. She completed a PGY-1 residency at the Bay Pines VAHCS in 2011. During her residency, she completed the University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program. She became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2012 and completed the ASHP Emergency Medicine Certificate Program in 2020. She was awarded Bay Pines VAHCS Preceptor of the Year in 2015. Dr. Hall currently holds an advanced scope of practice in Comprehensive Disease State Management for Inpatient Care (Internal Medicine) and Comprehensive Disease State Management for Outpatient Care (Emergency Department). She has an academic affiliation with the University of Florida and the University of Rhode Island.

John Hoeldtke, BS, PharmD, BCPS received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina.  He has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in various clinical pharmacy and leadership roles for over 30 years.   Dr. Hoeldtke is now a Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager for VISN 8.  He manages evidence-based promotion and risk mitigation in Mental Health and Pain Management.  Dr. Hoeldtke is VISN 8 PBM’s lead consultant for the Psychotropic Drug Safety and Opioid Safety Initiatives.  He is actively involved in VISN 8 residency programs as a preceptor and research co-investigator for PGY-1 and PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents.

Joseph Hong, PharmD. is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Hong received his B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency followed by a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hong started his career at the Bay Pines VAHCS as Hepatology Pharmacy Program Manager in 2014 and is currently serving as Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Manager since 2016. He completed his ASP Certificate Training Program through the MAD-ID Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program in 2014 and maintains an advanced scope of practice for infectious diseases. He completed his Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2014 and is involved in the clinical training of pharmacy students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Additionally, Dr. Hong facilitates pharmacy residents in their MUE and research projects. He was awarded Bay Pines VAHCS Preceptor of the Year in 2016. His academic affiliations include the University of Florida, LECOM, and Florida A&M University. Dr. Hong’s primary research area of interest is in vancomycin pharmacokinetics and he is published in Pharmacotherapy, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Gastroenterology journals.  He is an active member of the SIDP and FSHP.

Idi Idiong, BSc, PharmD is the Associate Chief, Pharmacy - Clinical Services Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.   Dr. Idiong received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2002 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004 both from the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Pharmacy Practice Residency, Class of 2005. She holds a Teaching certificate from University of Florida.  Prior to her role as Associate Chief, Dr. Idiong worked for many years as a clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department, served as Pharmacy Compliance Program manager and Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor for Specialty Clinics. Her areas of interest include Healthcare System Administration, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Idiong is actively involved with PGY1 residents as Co-Chair of Pharmacy Publications Review Board and Residency Program Director for PGY2 Healthcare Administration resident. In addition, she is actively involved in several local, regional, and national committees which focus on health-systems administration, emergency medicine, medication safety and compliance.

Aimee Jensen, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health. Dr. Jensen received her Bachelors of Science from University of Florida before going on to Auburn University where she graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. Dr. Jensen completed both her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. Dr. Jensen became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2017, and a Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist in 2018. She currently practices in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (MHRRTP) where she works primarily with Veterans with war-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those with a history of sexual trauma that occurred during military service (MST or Military Sexual Trauma).

Rashondra Levarity, PharmD is a Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist working in the Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic. Dr. Levarity received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in May 2003. Dr. Levarity completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Bay Pines VA HealthCare System in 2004.  In  2007,  She started working as the clinical pharmacist covering two of the four Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Programs (MHRRTP) . The two programs she worked closely with were the Domiciliary (Homeless) and the PTSD/Military Sexual Trauma residential programs in 2007. In 2012, in addition to her role as a  MHRRTP clinical pharmacy specialist,  she started working with the Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program primarily in the Suboxone/Buprenorphine Clinic.  In 2018, Dr. Levarity accept the position as the Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Pharmacist. Dr. Levarity has completed both her 8 hour and 16 hour Medication Assisted Treatment Training by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and American Psychiatry of Nurses Association in 2019. She also serves as the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Pharmacy Facility Champion working to expand SUD treatment to Veterans.

Amy Mack, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist working in the anticoagulation clinic. She received her PharmD from the University of Florida in 2006 and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 2007. She obtained her board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2013.  Her residency research project was an evaluation of conversion from atorvastatin to Vytorin. Dr. Mack has an advanced scope of practice for anticoagulation.  She is currently involved with resident training through a longitudinal rotation in the anticoagulation clinic.  Previously, she served as a resident preceptor on the weekends for pharmacokinetics, parenteral nutrition, and inpatient orders.

Megan R. Martinez, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the PACT and Anticoagulation Clinics at Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. Martinez received her Doctorate of Pharmacy at West Virginia University in May 2001. She completed a post-doctoral Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tampa General Hospital affiliated with Florida A&M University in June 2002. The following year she went on to complete her specialty residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2003. Dr. Martinez is involved in the clinical training of pharmacy students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. She also facilitates pharmacy residents in their MUE and research projects as a sub-investigator. Her academic affiliations include University of Florida, Mercer University, Florida A&M University, NOVA Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Ohio Northern University. Her primary practice areas of interest include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure, and anticoagulation.

Amanda McGehee, PharmD, BCPS is the Program Manager for Pharmacy Benefits Management/Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacy Student Education coordinator for the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. McGehee received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University in 2012. After graduating, she completed a PGY-1 residency at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. She subsequently completed her PGY-2 Health Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. McGehee is actively involved in several local, regional, and national committees which focus on enhancing patient care. She works closely with the PGY2 Administrative and PGY1 Pharmacy practice residents.

Jessica Natali, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist for Advanced Primary Care at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, and is the Preceptor Mentor and past Clinical Pharmacist for Home Based Primary Care at the Lee County VA Healthcare Center and Port Charlotte VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and then completed a Pharmacy Residency in Primary Care at the Sarasota VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She holds credentials as a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. She has served as president, secretary, and education coordinator for the Southern Gulf Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She is an active member of FSHP as council member and delegate. She is involved with medication reviews and consultations, anticoagulation services, outpatient pharmacy, and geriatric medicine.

Michael W. Osborne, BS, PharmD
is the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor. Dr. Osborne received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Gannon University, B.S. in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Army Command and Staff College.

Peter Pasek, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Continuing Pharmacy Education Program Coordinator. Dr. Pasek received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Teaching Certificate from the University of Florida and went on to complete a post-doctoral residency in Primary Care at Bay Pines VAHCS. He is a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor/Career Coach for the University of Florida and serves as preceptor for several other institutions. Notable accomplishments include completion of the 2011 Leadership Bay Pines leadership development program, achieving two Board certifications, creation of the Sunshine Award for customer service, and the scribing of various policies and publications. Dr. Pasek continues his professional journey with dedication to scholarship, leadership, and service. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world, raising his three daughters, and thriving in the life he has chosen.

Rodrique Rodney, PharmD, BCACP, CDE is a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care.  Dr. Rodney received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2007. He completed a post-doctoral PGY-1 Residency with emphasis in primary care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2008.  Dr. Rodney is involved in the clinical training of PharmD students and residents.  He became board certified in ambulatory care in 2011 and received his diabetes educator certification in 2013.  His academic affiliations include University of Florida and Florida A&M University.  His practice areas of interest include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, heart failure, and anti-coagulation.

Victor F. Rozance, Jr., BS, PharmD is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Instructor at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, and Mercer University School of Pharmacy, LECOM School of Pharmacy, Florida A&M School of Pharmacy, Southern University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Rozance received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida.  Research includes weight-based heparin dosing in the veteran population with MI and acute angina, Co-investigator for "Comparative Toxicity of Gentamicin ODA & TDA in Surgical vs Medical ICU."  He has worked on the development/implementation of hospital protocols (Electrolyte Replacement Protocol, Weight Based heparin protocol, Argatroban protocol, Amiodarone IV protocol)

Brian R. Steele, Jr., PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CGP is a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care. Dr. Steele earned a PharmD degree in 2003 from Northeastern University and an MBA degree in 2011 from the University of South Florida. He was boarded as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2006 and was certified as a geriatric pharmacist and an asthma educator in 2007. Dr. Steele has been certified in advanced cardiac life support since 2004. At Bay Pines VA HCS, he collaborates with pharmacy residents in research as a sub-investigator and he serves on the Residency Advisory Committee. He is also one of the Speakeasy moderators who teaches public speaking skills to pharmacy residents. Dr. Steele’s areas of interest include diabetes and asthma.

Carolyn Stephens PharmD, MBA is currently a National Program Manager for the Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Services, Department of Veteran Affairs. She functions as a policy management and mentoring program representative for PBM Services and is responsible for working with staff at various organizational levels, within and outside VA.  Although she is responsible for VA Pharmacy nationally, she is also affiliated with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Prior to this position, she was a residency coordinator at Bay Pines VAHCS and in her current role has precepted PGY2 HSPA residents during an elective rotation.

Marina Sulik, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for ambulatory care in the Women’s Clinic.  Dr.Sulik received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2007. She completed a post-doctoral PGY-1 Residency with an emphasis in primary care in June 2008. Since then Dr. Sulik has been the primary clinical pharmacist in the Women’s Clinic at Bay Pines VA.  She runs her own disease state management Pharmcare clinic which focuses on DM, Lipids, HTN, CHF, and Anticoagulation.  In addition, she is the primary pharmacy resource for Women’s Health related medication issues.  Dr.Sulik is involved in the clinical training of pharmacy students and residents and she serves on the nationwide VA Women’s Health Pharmacy Expert Group.  In addition, she is a member and provider of the multidisciplinary whole health patient medical appointment group called THRIVE and a member of the CWY Transgender workgroup.

Michele Summerville, PharmD, BCPP is an Inpatient Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Summerville received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She then completed her PGY1 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and her PGY2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy at the Western New York VA Healthcare system in Buffalo, NY. In 2018, she became board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy. She is involved in the clinical training of PharmD candidate students and PGY1 residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. She serves as a member of the MHEOC (Mental Health Environment of Care) committee and is an active member of College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists since 2016.

Catherine Sypniewski, PharmD is the Surgical Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for both inpatient and outpatient care. She holds academic appointments as Clinical Instructor for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sypniewski received a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida.

Gigi Thomas, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist with primary responsibilities in the Pharm Pact Clinic (focusing on diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, CHF, compliance) with some responsibilities in the Anticoagulation Clinic. Dr. Thomas received her Doctorate of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University in May 2005. She completed a post-doctoral PGY-1 Residency with emphasis in primary care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2006. Dr. Thomas is involved in the clinical training of PharmD students and residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. Her academic affiliations include University of Florida, Florida A&M University, and University of Rhode Island.

Kevin Thomas, PharmD, BCPP is a clinical pharmacist in Outpatient Psychiatry at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.  Dr. Thomas received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at University of Rhode Island in May 2005. He completed his PGY-1 Residency with emphasis in primary care at Bay Pines VAHCS in June 2006. In 2009, he became board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy, issued by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. He is involved in the clinical training of PharmD candidate students and PGY1 residents at the Bay Pines VAHCS. His academic affiliations include University of Rhode Island, University of Florida and Florida A&M University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In addition he serves on Psychotropic Drug Safety Initiative (PDSI) committee and is an active member of College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists since 2012.

Kristin Tribiano, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Anticoagulation clinic at Bay Pines VAHCS. Dr. Tribiano received her undergraduate degree at St. Petersburg college then went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2014.  She completed a post-doctoral pharmacy residency at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Sarasota where she established and implemented a diabetes shared medical appointment at the clinic which remains ongoing at this time. She is involved in the clinic training of Pharm D students and residents at Bay Pines VAHCS.

Laura Vinieratos, PharmD, BCACP
is a clinical pharmacy specialist working in the anticoagulation clinic. She received her PharmD from the University of Florida in 2012 and completed her pharmacy practice residency with Orlando VA in 2013. She has experience with Tampa VA for outpatient and inpatient staffing, anticoagulation clinic, as well as establishing PACT Pharmacy services for the New Port Richey CBOC.  She obtained her board certification in ambulatory care in 2016.  She is currently involved with resident training through a longitudinal rotation in the anticoagulation clinic. 

Trista Wagoner, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, with primary practice responsibilities in the emergency department. Dr. Wagoner received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center.  She is currently involved in local multidisciplinary groups representing pharmacy at it pertains to the emergency department and on a national level with the Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office Emergency Department Subject Matter Expert workgroup.   Dr. Wagoner facilitates resident training in the emergency department.    She holds an advanced scope of practice in anticoagulation.  She also has interests in cardiology, infectious disease and critical care.

Camaro West-Lee, BS, PharmD, BCPS, CACP is the Associate Chief, Pharmacy Operations.  Dr. West-Lee received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Auburn University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and is a Certified Anticoagulation Provider. 

Mandy Wortock, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist that primarily works in the centralized inpatient pharmacy. Dr. Wortock received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida in 2003 and completed a pharmacy practice residency in 2004. Dr. Wortock has an advanced scope of practice for anticoagulation, kinetics and parenteral nutrition. She is actively involved in precepting PharmD students through an IV room rotation and serves as a preceptor for resident training in the evenings and on weekends.  Her residency research project was a retrospective evaluation of gentamicin dosing in the obese patient.