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Meet Our Preceptors

Managed Care Preceptors

  • Katie Norton, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA
  • Steven Boyles, PharmD, BCPS
  • Heidi Chinwuba, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
  • Jatin Gandhi, PharmD
  • John M. Joffer, PharmD, BCPS
  • Lauren Coons, PharmD
  • Savanna Muravez, PharmD, BCPS
  • Helen Noonan-Harnsberger, BS Pharmacy, PharmD
  • Shelly Rutledge, PharmD, PCACP, INHC
  • Jenifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS

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

Steven Boyles

Steven Boyles, Pharm.D, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Rotation precepted: Specialty
Areas practice or expertise: Areas practice or expertise: Specialty Medications, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Inpatient Care.
Training and education:

  • University of Arizona, Pharm.D
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

Professional interests: Specialty Medication Management, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pediatrics, Oncology.
Projects: Biosimilar Preferred Strategy, Specialty Generic Utilization
Favorite Portland pastime: McMenamins Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn

Heidi.Chinwuba

Heidi Chinwuba, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Manager, Pharmacy Account Consultation and Outcomes; PHP PGY1 Managed Care Residency Program Director
Rotation precepted: Clinical Account Management
Areas practice or expertise: Clinical account management, procurement, implementation, analytics, utilization management, benefit design, chronic disease state management
Training and education:

  • University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, PharmD
  • Managed Care Specialty Residency, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA

Professional interests: Managed care, pharmacy leadership, employee benefits, total cost management.
Awards: 20014 Oregon Society of Health System Pharmacists Excellence in Education Award
Favorite Portland pastime: Traveling and exploring the local food scene, getting outside to spend time with friends and 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.

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

Shelly Rutledge

Shelly Rutledge, PharmD, BCACP, INHC

Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Managed Care
Rotation precepted: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Evidence-Based Medicine, Introduction to Managed Care (elective for PSJH PGY-1 residents)
Areas practice or expertise: Pharmacy Practice Experience: Hospital, Ambulatory/Primary Care, Accountable Care Organization, Managed Care, Program Instructor. Clinical Pharmacy Program Development (CMM, CCM, TCM, MTM, consulting), Health Coaching, Health Information Technology.
Training and education:

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist- BCACP
  • Harding University College of Pharmacy- PharmD
  • PGY1 Community-Based Residency (ASHP Accredited) - ARcare
  • Other Certifications:
    • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certification
    • Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine Certification- University of Florida
    • Pharmacist & Patient Centered Diabetes Care Certification
    • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification
    • Arkansas Disease State Management Credentialing

Professional interests: Population Health, Healthcare Innovative Technologies, Design Thinking and Quality Improvement,Program Development and Project Management, Provider-Payer-Vendor Relations, ACCP Publication Reviewer and Pilot Tester
Projects: Technologies: Real-Time Benefit (RTBT) and Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA), Quality Contracting (Innovative Contract Models- Clinical Services), Finance (Pricing, Rebates), Pharmacy Appeals: Commercial, ASO, and Medicare
Favorite Portland Pastime: Exploring new PNW places with my husband and kids and being a youth worship team mentor at my local church

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