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Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Announce the 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Finalists


The program recognizes over 30 exceptional pharmacy professionals in
10 categories

and Parata
, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist®
awards, announce the 30 selected finalists for the 2018 program. The
Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards honor remarkable pharmacists, student
pharmacists, technicians, and industry advocates who are chosen from 10
categories, including Civic Leader, Entrepreneur, Future Pharmacist,
Health-System Pharmacist, and Rising Star.

"These selected individuals demonstrate the highest standards of
professionalism and leadership," said Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy
and Healthcare Communications. "We are thrilled to honor their
accomplishments, as we encourage them to continue to advance in the

Selected by a panel of distinguished judges, the 30 finalists represent
the various roles across the pharmaceutical industry. Three finalists
were selected in each category, signifying a true cross section of the
industry, including large chain retailers, independent pharmacies,
specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics and educational

The 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist® finalists are:

Civic Leader

  • Dutrochet J. Djoko, PharmD, MEd, MSc, RPh, Pharmacist, Pharmacy
    Manager, CVS Health and Clinical Pharmacist, Hebrew SeniorLife
  • Amy Fanous, PharmD, BCACP, Director, Ohio Northern University,
    HealthWise Rural Mobile Health Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor
    of Pharmacy Practice
  • Kevin Ridderhoff, RPh, MHA, FACHE, Director of Operations, Coram CVS
    Specialty Infusion Services


  • Amina Abubakar, PharmD, AAHIVP, Owner/CEO, Rx Clinic Pharmacy
  • Tripp Logan, PharmD, Community Pharmacist, L&S and Medical Arts
    Pharmacies, MedHere Today Consulting and the Enhances Service Pharmacy
  • Nicolette Mathey, PharmD, RPh, Director of Clinical Services, PDS,
    Owner of Palm Harbor Pharmacy

Future Pharmacist

  • Koffi Amegadje, University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy
  • Matthew Glasow, Drake University
  • Andrew Van Deusen, PharmD, University of Charleston, School of
    Pharmacy, Rutgers Fellow at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Health System Pharmacist

  • Elias Chahine, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS (AQ-ID), Associate Professor of
    Pharmacy Practice, The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Palm Beach
    Atlantic University
  • William Z. Marcus, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Specialist,
    Renown Regional Medical Center
  • Lt Col Julie Meek, PharmD, BCPS, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Flight
    Commander/Deputy Director of Pharmacy Department, United States Air
    Force, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Lifetime Leadership

  • Kim Caldwell, RPh, Vice President, Pharmacy Professional Affairs,
  • Brian Hille, RPh, BSPS, Vice President, Patient, Specialty and
    Wellness Services, Albertsons Companies
  • Eleanor Perfetto, BS, MS, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategic
    Initiatives, National Health Council

Patient Care Provider

  • Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP, Clinical Associate
    Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, The
    State University of New Jersey and Internal Medicine Clinical
    Pharmacist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
  • Michael Higbee, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, Buhl Drug
  • Jennifer Wolf, PharmD, Clinical Staff Pharmacist Advanced Therapies,
    AllianceRX Walgreens Prime

Rising Star

  • Jessica Astrup Ehret, PharmD, Pharmacist, Community Relations and
    Employee Development, Sterling Pharmacy
  • Lindsay Morris, PharmD, Behavioral Health Clinical Pharmacist,
    Department of Army, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
  • Maj Burke Wilson, PharmD, BCACP, Board Certification Ambulatory Care
    Pharmacy, Pharmacy Flight Commander, United States Air Force,
    Fairchild Air Force Base

Specialty Pharmacist

  • Jessica Haskins, PharmD, Local Specialty Pharmacy Store Manager,
  • Mallory Schmoll, PharmD, AAHIVP, Registered Manager Onsite
    Pharmacy/Site Director, Walgreens Local Specialty Pharmacy
  • Kushal Shah, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Edward Hines,
    Jr. VA Hospital


  • Linda Mulder, CPhT, Certified Pharmacy Technician Specialist,
    Albertsons SavOn Pharmacy
  • Nadia Reyes, CPhT, Pharmacy Accounts Receivable Billing Specialist,
    Walgreen Specialty inside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Emily Frank, Senior CPhT, Walgreens

Technology Innovator

  • Derek Brown, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Symbria
  • George Dooling, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Quality
    Assurance), Department of Veterans Affairs Consolidated Mail
    Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Byron Jones, PharmD, Pharmacy Director, La Maestra Community Health

The annual gala celebrating this year's Next-Generation Pharmacist®
finalists winners will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at the State Room in
Boston, Massachusetts. Winners for each category will be announced, and
one winner will be named the 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist®. All
selected finalists will be featured in the upcoming print and online
issues of Pharmacy Times® and on

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About Pharmacy Times®

Pharmacy Times® is the leading media resource for pharmacists and
the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional
information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when
counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers.
Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering
industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient
education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news,
pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing
Education™ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy
® is part of MJH Associates Inc., a full-service health care
communications company offering education, research and medical media.

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata Systems provides pharmacy technology solutions that empower
pharmacists to help people lead healthier lives. Founded in 2001, Parata
offers the most extensive pharmacy automation portfolio in the industry
– designing, building and supporting both vial-filling and
pouch-packaging solutions.

Parata Max and Parata Mini high-speed robots boost accuracy and
efficacy, so pharmacy teams can deliver an exceptional patient
experience. The Parata PASS suite, the latest technology in medication
management, elevates pharmacists' role in addressing the $290-billion
challenge of medication adherence and secures their spot on the health
care team.

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