Pharmacy Residency Program Directors and Preceptors
The residency preceptors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock are committed to providing outstanding pharmacy post-graduate residency training. Our goal is to develop autonomous practitioners equipped to provide evidence-based direct patient care. Our team of preceptors are highly skilled, have diverse backgrounds and interests, and are passionate about fostering the future of pharmacy. Below you will find a brief biography for each preceptor, some of whom are involved in several of the residency programs.
Julie Anderson, PharmD, CSP
Julie Anderson, PharmD, CSP is a Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She is originally from Massachusetts and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University-Boston, MA in 2015. She then moved to New Hampshire where she worked as a community pharmacist at an independent pharmacy for about three years and then joined the team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Specialty Pharmacy in 2018. Julie worked with patients with a variety of conditions including various inflammatory disorders as well as infectious disease. Julie obtained her credentialing as a Certified Specialty Pharmacist in 2019. She now works as a pharmacist supervisor within the specialty pharmacy, primarily focusing on daily operations. Julie most enjoys helping patients understand their medications and seeing first-hand the positive difference our pharmacists make in patients’ lives.
Joseph A. Berndsen, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Anticoagulation
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Joseph Berndsen, PharmD is the Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After receiving a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, Dr. Berndsen completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Berndsen joined the pharmacy department upon completion of his residency training in 2009 as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Cardiology prior to serving in his current position.
Dr. Berndsen's areas of interest include anticoagulation stewardship, multidisciplinary approaches to optimize anticoagulation management, and cardiovascular diseases. He currently serves as co-chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Anticoagulation Subcommittee and is a member of the Anticoagulation Stewardship team.
Michelle Blesso, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Michelle A. Blesso, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Emergency Medicine and Cardiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2016 from the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency here at DHMC.
Dr. Blesso continued her career path at DHMC after residency working as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist and serves as the emergency medicine preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 residents. Her clinical areas of interest include behavioral health and substance use disorders. She is currently a member of the Sedation-Analgesia Panel of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Opioid Addiction Treatment Collaborative. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Blesso enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time outside with her golden retriever Louie.
Amanda C. Chuk, PharmD, BCPS, CPHQ
System Pharmacy Director - Compliance, Quality, and Safety
Amanda C. Chuk, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPHQ is the System Pharmacy Director – Compliance, Quality, and Safety. After receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Chuk completed a two-year residency in pharmacy practice and critical care pharmacotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Chuk first joined the pharmacy department at DHMC in 2006 and worked in Adult Critical Care as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist and Lead before transitioning into the quality and safety realm in 2013. In her current role, Dr. Chuk works with leaders and staff to maintain compliant, standard, and safe medication practices across the health system. Areas of interest include high reliability organization principles, just culture, and improving medication safety across transitions of care.
Dr. Chuk serves as co-chair of the institution’s Medication Safety Committee and is a resource for various residency experiential rotations in medication safety and regulatory compliance.
Leah Dumont, PharmD
System Pharmacy Information Systems Manager
Leah Dumont, PharmD, is the System Pharmacy Information Systems Manager at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After earning her doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, she began working at DHMC in the Central Pharmacy and IV room before transitioning to the Clinical Transformation Team to support the Epic Implementation project. While working on the project she obtained her certification in the Willow Inpatient Pharmacy and Decision Support modules from Epic.
Dr. Dumont manages the IS-Medications Team, comprised of Informatics Pharmacists and Analysts who help support the configuration of medications and clinical tools across the Inpatient, Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Teams in our electronic health record, and also manages the deployment and maintenance of our Automated Dispensing Technology across our D-HH system. Dr. Dumont serves as the preceptor for residents and students interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics and its evolving role in pharmacy and hospital practice. She is a participant of the Medication Safety Committee, System Pharmacy Workgroup and Provider Informatics forums which presents opportunities to ensure we are utilizing technology in an effective way and identify system solutions that will continually improve pharmacy practice and patient outcomes.
Outside of work she enjoys cooking, traveling, gardening/canning, and spending time with her husband, pups, family and friends.
Emily Dutille, PharmD
Emily Dutille, PharmD is a specialty pharmacist in the cystic fibrosis, allergy and pulmonary clinics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Emily was born and raised in the Upper Valley, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 and shortly thereafter returned home to begin her career as a pharmacist with the D-H Specialty Pharmacy. She quickly developed a passion for the collaborative team-approach of the Dartmouth adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis teams, and has a particular interest in developing the role of a pharmacist on the multidisciplinary care team. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the National Parks, morning beach walks, and traveling with her family.
Liv S. Erhard, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist-Critical Care
Liv Erhard, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Erhard received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Erhard is the surgical ICU preceptor for the PGY2 pharmacy critical care residency program. She also precepts PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in critical care. Her areas of interest include infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Erhard holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, she enjoys running, ultimate, board games, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.
Alyson M. Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Critical Care
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Alyson Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Critical Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, as well as the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director. After earning her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Dr. Esteves completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She then completed a critical care specialty residency at Baylor University Medical Center, before coming to DHMC in 2014.
Among critical care topics, Dr. Esteves has particular interests in sedation management and delirium. She is currently the medical intensive care (MICU) preceptor for both PGY1 and PGY2 residents. Dr. Esteves also offers a variety of student rotations. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.
Ashley Fay, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Lead- Education
Ashley Fay, PharmD, BCPS is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Education at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fay completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at DHMC. She was a clinical staff pharmacist covering internal medicine and cardiology prior to her current role.
Dr. Fay’s areas of interest include internal medicine, cardiology, and continuing professional development. Dr. Fay is an internal medicine preceptor for the PGY1 residency program in addition to offering advanced pharmacy practice institutional and internal medicine student rotations. She also serves as co-chair for the P&T Policy Panel and as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, swimming, hiking, and cooking.
Angie Forbes, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist- Critical Care and Internal Medicine
Angie Forbes, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care and Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New England, she completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Forbes remained at DHMC following her residency and now serves as a preceptor for PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in the critical care and general medicine areas. She enjoys the variety of disease states in these care areas and specific interests include medication reconciliation and sedation/analgesia. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Forbes enjoys skiing, sailing, rock climbing, reading, and board games.
Laura Hackett, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Lead, Medical Oncology
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Coordinator
Laura J. Hackett, PharmD, BCOP is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medical Oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She serves as the preceptor for the elective ambulatory hematology/oncology rotation.
Dr. Hackett earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center followed by an oncology specialty residency at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Hackett rejoined the team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in January of 2017.
Her areas of interest include supportive care, oncologic emergencies and chemotherapy patient education. She is also a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Hackett enjoys running, snowboarding and hiking.
Taylor Harkness, PharmD, BCPS
Taylor Harkness, PharmD, BCPS is the specialty pharmacist imbedded within the Gastroenterology clinic. After receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, she went on to complete her pharmacy practice residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. She then went on to complete a PGY2 specializing in ambulatory care at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Harkness enjoys providing direct patient care focusing on the management of a variety of chronic disease states, pharmacy informatics, and the progression of pharmacy services. In her spare time, you can find her on the golf course or skiing at a local mountain.
Staci A. Hermann, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Staci Hermann was named Chief Pharmacy Officer in Nov 2018. In this role, she leads and provides executive leadership for all of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Pharmacy business lines: Hospital, Infusion & Research, Retail/Outpatient, Clinical Ambulatory, ACO/PBM Pharmacy Services, Pharmacy Supply Chain/340B Programs and regional Pharmacy NEPC/NEAH programs spanning all Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) sites. Additionally, she is responsible for and provides strategic oversight and direction of pharmacy programs across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system (member entities of the system).
Before stepping into this role, Hermann was the System Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer at D-H. In that role, she managed the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, specifically focusing on system clinical integration and formulary alignment across the system. In addition, she oversaw clinical pharmacy program growth in both the Ambulatory Clinic space, Inpatient setting and pharmacy residency/ student programs. In her role, Hermann also provided clinical guidance to the retail and specialty pharmacy programs. She also collaborated with Human Resources to ensure formulary/policy alignment between the organization and the benefit program.
Prior to joining D-H, Hermann served as the Assistant Director of Acute Care Services and Interim Director of Pharmacy at Services for the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA, the flagship hospital for the health system. She had direct management and oversight of Lahey's inpatient operational and clinical services, which also included overseeing the clinical relationships with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University Schools of Pharmacy and residency programs. In this interim role, she also had oversight of the Ambulatory Pharmacy practices, pharmacy supply chain and contracting.
Hermann received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. She also completed a year of post-graduate residency training at Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI, followed by a two-year focused post-graduate residency training in Pharmacy Administration while completing a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continues to remain active in Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network committees and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists committees.
Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Lead, Hematology Medicine
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director
Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Hematology Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as well as the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Dr. Karkowski then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Providence St. Peter Medical Center followed by an oncology specialty residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She joined the team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in August 2016.
Dr. Karkowski serves as the preceptor for PGY1 residents during the elective inpatient hematology/TCT rotation which focuses on inpatient hematology, transplantation and cellular therapy, and related supportive care topics.
Oleksandra Katrych, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Lead- Medication Use and Standards
Oleksandra Katrych, Pharm. D, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medication Use and Standards at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to transitioning into her current role Dr. Katrych earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, completed her PGY-1 at DHMC and joined DHMC as Clinical Staff Pharmacist.
Dr. Katrych serves as preceptor for the Medication Safety Longitudinal Rotation for PGY-1 Residents. Her project work includes antimicrobial desensitization protocol development, renal dose adjustment per pharmacy, and chlorhexidine bathing. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Elizabeth A. Koczera, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
Elizabeth A. Koczera, PharmD, BCACP, is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in the primary care clinics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Heater Road, and Lyme. She currently serves as a preceptor for PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residents in the Primary Care Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Rotation.
Dr. Koczera earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She then completed a community pharmacy practice residency at Froedtert and the Medical Colleges of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI before returning to the east coast to complete a second year residency specializing in ambulatory care at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Koczera continued her career path at Dartmouth-Hitchcock after residency, working as the first ambulatory care pharmacist in the primary care clinic within the medical center. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, infectious disease, and generally promoting the pharmacy profession. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Koczera enjoys rock climbing, trying out new restaurants, and relaxing with her dog, family, and friends.
Gape Lipman, PharmD
Gabrielle “Gabe” Lipman, PharmD is a Specialty Pharmacist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Gabe received her BA in sociology from the University of Vermont in 2006 and earned her doctor of pharmacy from the University of New England in 2018. Just prior to joining the D-H Specialty Pharmacy team, she completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Gabe specializes in Hepatitis C and is part of the embedded clinic staff in the Gastroenterology department at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Her areas of interest include infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. In her free time she enjoys gardening, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with friends, family, and her cats- Noodle and Pickle.
Brian Lopez, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist - Critical Care
Brian Lopez, PharmD, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He serves as one of the preceptors for PGY-1 pharmacy practice residents in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). He is also the preceptor for the elective MICU rotation in the PGY-2 pharmacy critical care residency program.
Dr. Lopez received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University College of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY-1 residency training at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN. He then completed a critical care specialty residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, sedation, and delirium. In his free time he enjoys golfing, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Jeffrey K. Low, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPAClinical Pharmacist Lead- Pediatrics
Jeff Low, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Pediatrics for the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock. He also serves as an instructor in pediatrics at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Low earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Low was the co-founder of the pharmacy residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2001 and served as the Director of the Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program from 2006-2011. An active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association, Dr. Low has served as the Vice President for Member Services, Chair of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and was selected as a Fellow in 2019.
Dr. Low's areas of focus include medication safety and quality of care in the intensive care nursery and pediatric intensive care unit. He has delivered a variety of national lectures and poster presentations. Dr. Low precepts PGY1 residents during the required rotation in pediatrics, and he offers elective rotations in the pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit.
Brianne MacDermott, PharmD, BCOP, DPLA
Brianne M. MacDermott, PharmD, BCOP, DPLA, is the Pharmacy Manager for Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She serves as the preceptor for the Practice Management block rotation for the PGY-2 Oncology Residency Program.
Dr. MacDermott earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of New England College of Pharmacy as part of the inaugural class in 2013 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. She began her tenure at DHMC as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist in 2014 and transitioned into a formal leadership role within the department in 2017. Dr. MacDermott also completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy program in 2020, a program designed to elevate leadership skills through a year-long interactive course with students all over the country.
Dr. MacDermott’s clinical interests include professional development and process improvement workflows. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing tennis, running and hiking.
Robert W. Maloney, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Lead- Cardiology
Robert Maloney, PharmD, BCPS is the Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Lead at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. After earning his doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, he completed a pharmacy practice residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before coming to DHMC, he worked at MGH in both cardiology and general medicine.
Dr. Maloney's areas of interest within cardiology include heart failure, pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Maloney precepts both students and residents during their required rotation in cardiology. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Cardiopulmonary Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Matthew J. Maughan, PharmD
Director of Telepharmacy
Matthew Maughan is the Director of Pharmacy Operations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His current scope of responsibility includes working with the pharmacy leaders in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system to organize and implement system pharmacy projects, as well as serve as the Director of Telepharmacy. He has held positions as the Director of Pharmacy at Sidra Medical & Research Center in Doha, Qatar, Director of Pharmacy at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Manager of the Children's Hospital Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Dr. Maughan received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed both a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center.
Dr. Maughan has led efforts to streamline the pharmacy operations while further showcasing clinical pharmacy practice to nurse and physician colleagues. He is always excited to build dynamic health care teams that can rapidly and effectively treat any patient.
Ashley McPhee, PharmD
Ashley McPhee, PharmD is a Specialty Pharmacist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. McPhee received her doctorate of pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. She also completed her PGY1 residency in Managed Care at UAMS. This residency involved a mixture of managed care, inpatient care, and ambulatory care. She joined the Specialty team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2019. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys hiking and going to the gym, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Douglas D. Parr, PharmD
Supervisor - Investigational Drug Services
Douglas Parr, Pharm.D, is the Supervisor – Investigational Drug Services at at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Parr earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Parr is a member of the D-HH Institutional Review Board, the Clinical Cancer Review Committee, which is a scientific review committee for cancer studies, the Quality Improvement Committee of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Institutional Biosafety Committee – Gene Transfer Subcommittee, and the Hematology-Oncology Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Parr also serves as chairperson of the Clinical Trial Investigational Order Set Committee.
Dr. Parr's area of interest is to coordinate the Investigational Drug Service preparation for the opening of new studies. He also provides assistance to research teams who are developing investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr. Parr precepts residents for the elective investigational pharmacy rotation.
Courtney L. Parker, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist – Centralized, Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic
Courtney L. Parker, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist in the Centralized Anticoagulation Clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She serves as a preceptor for the longitudinal anticoagulation ambulatory care pharmacy rotation. She obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 2008. She joined the D-H Anticoagulation and Ambulatory Care team in February of 2020. Her career has taken her full circle from the Anticoagulation Management Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to an in-patient position at a small community hospital in Massachusetts which lead to an opportunity to serve as pharmacist in charge of a small independent non-sterile compounding pharmacy and finally back to her roots in the Centralized Anticoagulation Clinic here at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
During her journey, Courtney found an appreciation and interest in incorporating a holistic and integrative approach to promote optimal health for her patients. To further her education in this area, Courtney enrolled as a functional medicine fellow at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Outside of her life as a pharmacist, Courtney enjoys being at home with her two children, yard work with her husband and dancing ballet on Thursday evenings with her childhood dance studio.
Namone Pike, PharmD
System Director of Clinical Pharmacy
Namone Pike is the System Director of Clinical Pharmacy. She oversees clinical pharmacy services within the hospital, ambulatory, population/employee health, and prescription benefit management areas across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System and is responsible for the pharmacy student and residency programs. She currently serves as the Secretary of System Pharmacy and Therapeutics, the Co-Chair for the Medication Order Sets Review Committee and the Ambulatory Drug and Practice Specialty Panel.
Before stepping into this role, Namone served as the Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager and was responsible for the leadership of the newly created ambulatory pharmacy department in July 2016. Her team of pharmacist provides clinical pharmacy services within adult primary care clinics and anticoagulation clinics across six practice site locations. They focus to improve patient outcomes, patient experience, and clinical team satisfaction, while elevating the role of the pharmacist by practicing under collaborative practice agreements.
Prior to joining D-H, Namone spent a decade of her career with CVS Health, in her most recent role she was the Pharmacist in Charge and Manager of a 250 seat call center at CVS’ corporate headquarters in Woonsocket, RI. Namone held a variety of other roles to name a few, clinical pharmacist, store conversion pharmacist, supervisor and trainer.
Namone received her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science’s in Boston, MA and is active with the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network committees.
Outside of Namone’s professional career she keeps busy as a wife and mom of three children, enjoys tennis, bike riding, and gardening, cooking and staying active.
Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP
Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP is a Specialty Pharmacist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She was born and raised in New York City. At the age of 24, she graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 residency at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York in 2017 and a Post-Graduate Year 2 residency in Ambulatory Care and a focus in HIV/AIDS at Northwell Health – North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York in 2018. Gabrielle has presented her research on the subject of HIV/AIDS at a number of regional and national conferences, including ASHP Midyear in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Gabrielle received her American Academy of HIV Pharmacist certification in 2017. After her PGY-2 residency was completed, she moved up to the Upper Valley to begin her career at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Gabrielle is proud to be part of the amazing team at D-H Specialty Pharmacy!
Geoffrey A. Rickrode, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Staff Pharmacist-Critical Care
Geoffrey Rickrode, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Rickrode received his BS in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and proceeded to earn his doctor of pharmacy from Northeastern University. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Rickrode is currently the trauma preceptor for the PGY2 critical care residency program. He also precepts PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in critical care, and previously served as the longitudinal drug information preceptor for the PGY1 program. Dr. Rickrode holds an appointment as adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, and has been a lecturer in critical care pharmacology for the physician assistant program at Franklin Pierce University.
Dr. Rickrode's areas of clinical interest are in trauma, ICU delirium, and antimicrobial stewardship. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, swimming, music, and spending time with his family and friends.
Joshua Varieur, PharmD
Specialty Staff Pharmacist- Neurology: Multiple Sclerosis
Joshua E. Varieur, PharmD is a Specialty Staff Pharmacist in the Neurology Department Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He serves as a preceptor for the elective specialty pharmacy rotation.
Joshua earned an undergraduate in Biology at the University of New Hampshire and obtained a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Manchester Campus in 2011. He joined the D-H Specialty Pharmacy in April of 2019 as an embedded pharmacist in the MS clinic where he serves in a non-traditional pharmacy role to offer direct in-clinic consultation and Specialty Pharmacy Services from Dartmouth Hitchcock.
Joshua is trained in Medication Therapy Management to promote healthy outcomes with an interest in a holistic approach. Outside of pharmacy, Joshua enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.
Marva Williams-Lowe, PharmD, MHA
Regional Pharmacy Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Dr. Marva Williams-Lowe is the Regional Pharmacy Director for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System. She provides oversight for acute care and hospital-based ambulatory pharmacy operations at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH; Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT; the National Cancer Institute designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center sites in Lebanon, NH and St. Johnsbury, VT. Her areas of responsibility include research pharmacy, medical infusion, and medication management oversight for the Outpatient Surgery Center in Lebanon, NH.
Dr. Williams-Lowe has led the development of pharmacy practice models at Dartmouth-Hitchcock while serving in clinical and administrative positions and on various health system committees. She has led the implementation of various forms of automation and technology, facility design, space redesign, staff education and development programs, and expansion of pharmacy services to include specialized areas of clinical and operational pharmacy practice.
Dr. Williams-Lowe is committed to the development of high reliability pharmacy programs and systems that improve medication safety and quality of patient care.
Dr. Williams-Lowe received her Bachelors of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA and completed a Management Certificate program at Boston University and a Masters of Health Administration at the University of Ohio.
Dr. Williams-Lowe serves as one the preceptors for the Administration rotation.
Craig P. Worby, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Lead - Infectious Disease
Dr. Worby received his PharmD at the Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2011. After completing a PGY-1 at Eastern Maine Medical Center and a PGY-2 specializing in Critical Care at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Worby spent 3 years teaching aminoglycoside/vancomycin pharmacokinetics and cardiology/critical care therapeutics at the University of New England College of Pharmacy prior to joining DHMC as the Emergency Medicine Lead. In 2018, Dr. Worby transitioned to Infectious Disease Lead at DHMC.
Dr. Worby's clinical interests are pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials as well as novel antimicrobials for resistant organisms. He currently serves as the preceptor for Infectious Disease in all residency programs. Dr. Worby is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, contributor to the ACCP Infectious Disease PRN, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, and a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America.