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Pharmacy Residency - Preceptor Profiles

Amanda Ackerman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Amanda graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in 2012. She then completed a one-year residency at Bronson Battle Creek. Following her residency, Amanda worked as a decentralized pharmacist for the cardiopulmonary, med/onc/surg, ortho/neuro/vasc, medical oncology, and emergency medicine units. Amanda is currently the Residency Program Director for Bronson Battle Creek’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Her professional memberships include ASHP, MSHP, MPA and WMSHP.

Jacqueline Clem R.Ph.
Jacqueline graduated with a BS in Pharmacy in 1992. She started working at Battle Creek Health System (now Bronson Battle Creek) upon graduation. She works on both the Ortho-Neuro Unit and the Medical-Oncology unit as a floor pharmacist. She precepts the Orientation Rotation for PGY-1 residents. She also chairs the Pharmacy Process Improvement Team and has been active in the Pharmacy Council since its inception.

Lori Clemmens-Funke, Pharm.D.
Lori graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy in 1990. She went on to obtain her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1997. She has practiced as a clinical pharmacist for over 25 years, with clinical lead/coordinating activities, participation in many different committees (for example: co-chair of PNT, Infection Prevention/Control, Insulin team, Critical Care committee, Code Blue committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship committee, Sepsis Committee), development of antimicrobial stewardship, implementation of de-centralized model of pharmacy practice and implementation of hyperglycemic management hospital wide. Lori primarily practices as a decentralized pharmacist in the Critical Care Unit where she precepts the residency rotation. She is also the residency preceptor for Pharmacokinetics and Infectious Diseases (office and stewardship) rotations. She is also a preceptor for students as adjunct faculty of Ferris State College of Pharmacy. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and participates with several of the Practice and Research Networks as well as is a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she participates in committees providing ministry to the community.

Robert Coffey, Pharm.D., MS
Robert Coffey received a BS in pharmacy, and an MS in Pharmaceutical Administration from Wayne State University in 1976 and 1981, respectively. He completed a 2 year post baccalaureate Pharm D from Medical University of South Carolina in 1987. He subsequently completed a 1 year clinical residency split between the VA and University of Michigan Hospitals in 1988. Bob's currently a clinical pharmacist in Emergency Medicine at BBC. Bob worked for 2 years in a Family Medicine office, also on BBC's oncology unit and internal medicine units. Bob is also an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Ferris, and has been preceptor for Bachelor's students, as well as Pharmacy Practice Residents for their BBC ER rotations. Professional memberships include ACCP, MPA, MSHP, including serving as an MSHP Past President.

Mark Dryer, R.Ph.
Mark graduated from Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1993. He has experience in retail pharmacy, as well as inpatient hospital pharmacy. He served as a pharmacist in the United States Air Force and precepted bachelor’s degree pharmacy students from Ohio Northern, Ohio State and the University of Cincinnati. He currently practices as a decentralized pharmacist at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital covering the orthopedic/neurovascular, medical/surgical units, the Cancer Care Center and precepts the orthopedic rotation of the PGY1 pharmacy residency program.

Beth Kurtz, R.Ph
Beth completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State and began her pharmacy career as a staff pharmacist at Tolfree Memorial Hospital in West Branch, Michigan. She moved to Battle Creek in 1985 to serve as a clinical/staff pharmacist until 1991 when she became the Oncology pharmacist in the decentralized oncology clinic. She moved to her current position as Pharmacy Manager in 1993 and is responsible for all operational aspects of the inpatient and oncology pharmacies. During her time At Battle Creek Health System she earned her Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Consultant Pharmacist Certification. Beth oversees the Admin I rotation.

Cynthia Lamb, R. Ph.
Cynthia graduated from Ferris State College (not University!) in 1976 with a BS in pharmacy. She has had experience in retail, home infusion, long-term care pharmacy, and has been pharmacy director of several hospital pharmacies, both through contract hospital pharmacy services and customary. She has been at BBC since 2003 and works as the oncology pharmacist where she precepts the chemotherapy rotation.

Jessica Long, Pharm.D.
Jessica graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ferris State University in 2012. Following graduation, she worked as a midnight pharmacist, covering all areas of inpatient pharmacy practice. In 2016, she began working at Bronson Battle Creek, and works as a floor pharmacist on the medical oncology and gastroenterology unit. She is the preceptor for the longitudinal volunteerism requirement and the gastroenterology/medical oncology rotation.

Sean Patterson, Pharm.D.
Sean Patterson graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 1999. He started working at Battle Creek Health System, which later became Bronson Battle Creek in 2002 in a staff/clinical position primarily working as the decentralized pharmacist for the cardio/pulmonary nursing unit, a position he still holds today. He also initiated the medication education program for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs and regularly educates patients on the use of these medications. He joined the residency team as an orientation preceptor and oversees the BBC unit-based orientation rotation.

Shaun Phillips, PharmD, MBA
Shaun Phillips received his PharmD with highest distinction and honors designation from Ferris State University in 2001. He went on to start and graduate from the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Mercy (General) Health Partners in Muskegon, MI. After residency, he was a researcher in autonomic physiology and pharmacology at Michigan State University for a number of years. He returned to Muskegon in a variety of pharmacy leadership roles, including director of pharmacy and residency program director, until 2009. He transitioned to Bronson Battle Creek (previously Battle Creek Health System) as the director of pharmacy and started the PGY1 program there in 2010. He currently serves as the vice president for clinical and pharmacy services. He holds an MBA in integrated management from Michigan State University, completed the pharmacy leadership institute at Boston University, earned a certificate from ASHP’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy, and is a licensed fixed-wing aircraft pilot. He is a national speaker on topics of formulary management, residency program design, and 340B operations. Shaun is also very active at Ferris State as an adjunct professor for pharmacy administration, service on the College of Pharmacy Alumni Board, leadership of the Honors Program Alumni Board, and spokesman for the Maude Bigford Endowment, all of which earned him The Pacesetter Alumni of the Year Award at Ferris in 2013. He conducts electives in hospital leadership for the BBC and BMH pharmacy residencies.

Ryan Williams, Pharm.D.
Ryan graduated from Ferris State University in 2007. He then went on to complete a PGY1 residency at Munson Medical Center. In 2008 He accepted a position with BCHS/BBC as an emergency department clinical pharmacist. Ryan has been active through his career in precepting both residents and pharmacy students in the ED.

Nuala Wilmanski, Pharm.D.
Nuala graduated with her Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1985. She then completed her PGY1 residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan '85 -'86. Nuala was the first clinical pharmacist in Calhoun County and was employed by Leila Hospital (which eventually through mergers and takeovers became Bronson Battle Creek Hospital). After 3 years, she went to work at the VA hospital in Battle Creek. There (and at Leila), she worked on their formulary, kinetics program, and DUE programs. After 4 years (and 2 children), she came back to work at what would become Bronson Battle Creek Hospital (1994). In addition to central pharmacy staffing, Nuala is currently the BBC psychiatric pharmacist. At BBC’s inpatient psychiatric hospital, she conducts medications teaching groups and educates patients on their medications. Nuala precepts the PGY1 inpatient psychiatry and office-based ambulatory care electives.

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