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Meet Our Preceptors

Managed Care Preceptors

  • Katie Norton, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, DPLA
  • Jenifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS
  • John M. Joffer, PharmD, BCPS
  • Lauren Coons, PharmD
  • Jatin Gandhi, PharmD
  • Aaron Masini, PharmD
  • Savanna Muravez, PharmD, BCPS
  • Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, BS Pharmacy, PharmD
  • Shane Clemans, PharmD, BCGP

Preceptor Profiles

Katie Norton

Katie Norton, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, DPLA

Program Manager, Medication Therapy Management
Rotation precepted: Medication Therapy Management
Areas practice or expertise: Medication Therapy Management, Transitions of Care.
Training and education:

  • Creighton University, PharmD
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Via Christi Hospitals, Inc, Wichita, KS
  • PGY2 Transitions of Care Residency, Legacy Health, Portland, OR

Professional interests: OSHP, Population Health, Medication Therapy Management, Transitions of Care.
Projects: Medication Therapy, CMS STAR measures, Quality Initiatives.

Favorite Portland pastime: Portland Saturday Market

Jenifer Smith

Jenifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Program Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Outcomes
Rotation precepted: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Evidence-Based Medicine, Introduction to Managed Care (elective for PSJH PGY-1 residents)
Areas practice or expertise: Drug Information, Formulary Development, Drug Utilization Review
Training and education:

  • Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Sciences University College of Pharmacy: Doctorate of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver WA

Professional interests: Population Health Management, Managed Care, Precepting
Projects: Implementation of electronic prior authorization, Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of New Drugs and Therapeutic Classes
Favorite Portland Pastime: Exploring various parks with my dog; Trying out new restaurants/pubs; Gardening

Shane Clemans

Shane Clemans, PharmD, BCGP

Rotation precepted: Clinical Quality
Areas of intrest or expertise: Geriatrics, provider group collaboration
Training and education:

  • St John’s University (PharmD)
  • PGY1 Residency Program, Holyoke Health Center

Professional interests: Equity to underserved populations, addiction/mental health
Favorite Portland Pastime: Exploring food trucks/new restaurants

Lauren Coons

Lauren Coons, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation precepted: Evidence-based medicine (longitudinal)
Areas practice or expertise: Evidence-based medicine, clinical policy development
Training and education:

  • Mercer University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Providence Health & Services- Providence St. Vincent, Portland, OR

Professional interests: Population Health, Specialty Medications, Quality Improvement, Evaluation of New Drugs and Therapeutic Classes, Pain Management, and Precepting.
Projects: Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee, Medication Use Evaluations, Affordability Initiatives, and Appropriate Use of Opioids for Non-malignant Chronic Pain.
Favorite Portland pastime: Anything outdoors, trying new food, spending time with my family.

Jatin Gandhi, PharmD

Jatin Gandhi, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation precepted: Medication Therapy Management
Areas practice or expertise: Medication Therapy Management & Diabetes Management.
Training and education:

  • University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD
  • PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, Jewel-Osco/Albertsons, Chicago, IL

Professional interests: MTM Program Development and Teaching/Precepting.
Favorite Portland pastime: Exploring Portland’s vast food scene.

John M. Joffer

John M. Joffer, PharmD, BCPS

Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs & Systems Administration
Rotation precepted: Pharmacy benefits administration
Areas practice or expertise: Managed Care, Clinical Pharmacy Program Development, Pharmaceutical Rebates, Pharmacy Network Management, Contract development, Ambulatory Care/Primary Care, Cardiovascular disease, Women’s Health, and Drug Toxicology
Training and education:

  • University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Providence Health & Services, Portland, OR
  • PGY2 Primary Care Specialty Residency, Providence Medical Group, Portland, OR

Professional interests: Population Health, Innovative Clinical Programs, Team-based Care, Leadership, Professional Development, Precepting, Pharmacy Advocacy, and Finance and Business Administration.
Favorite Portland pastime: Exploring the city with my wife and two little kiddos, and running/hiking in Forest Park.

Aaron Masini

Aaron Masini, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Specialty
Rotation precepted: Specialty medication management
Areas practice or expertise: Specialty and Transitions of Care, medical drug management,
Training and education:

  • Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
  • General Pharmacy Practice Residency, Providence Health & Services, Portland, OR

Professional interests: Specialty pharmacy, Transitions of Care, Acute Care, and IV/Infusion Therapy.
Favorite Portland pastime: Hiking and skiing with my wife and daughters; Fly fishing.

Savanna Muravez

Savanna Muravez, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation precepted: Prior Authorization Review
Areas of interest or expertise: Medication Therapy Management
Training and education:

  • Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Sciences University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
  • PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Professional interests: Medication Therapy Management, Population Health, Evaluation of New Drugs and Therapeutic Classes
Projects: Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee, Medication Use Evaluations, Operational Improvements
Favorite Portland Pastime: Portland Timbers and Portland Trail Blazer games

Helen Noonan

Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, BS Pharmacy, PharmD

VP, Pharmacy Division
Rotation precepted: Managed Care Pharmacy Administration, Leadership
Areas practice or expertise: Accountable Care in Pharmacy Practice
Training and education:

  • B.S., Oregon State University; Doctor of Pharmacy 1981, Purdue University 1984

Professional interests: Clinical Pharmacy Practice in Managed Care Pharmacy, Drug, Utilization Management, Leading Through Change, Excellence & Compliance in managed care
Projects: Any DUR or pharmacy network project
Awards: OSHP Pharmacist of the Year; Icon in Pharmacy, Oregon State University; Past President; Oregon Board of Pharmacy
Favorite Oregon Pastime: Any trail in Oregon