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Meet Our Preceptors

Group of preceptors

Core Rotations

Administration

Jessica Dizon, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Yan Xu, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Ambulatory Care

ElderPlace: Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS
PMG: Various

Cardiology

Meri Slavica-Sheley, RPh, PhD, BCPS
Joshua Francis, PharmD

Elective Rotations

Managed Care

Jennifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Oncology (Inpatient)

Kevin Nickel, BS Pharm

Oncology (Outpatient)

Ben Cai, PharmD, BCOP

Pediatrics/Neonatal Intensive Care

Angie Roberti, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty Pharmacy

Adam Saulles, PharmD, BCACP, CSP

Core rotation preceptors – Portland

Nyles Fowler, PharmD

Nyles Fowler, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Internal medicine, adult and neonatal critical care

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Regis University School of Pharmacy | Denver, CO
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Providence Health & Services | Portland, OR

Professional interests: Internal medicine, infectious diseases, addiction medicine, precepting/mentoring

Projects: Buprenorphine micro-dosing, Neonatal Competency for Pharmacists; Epic-integration of neonatal early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator; HIV Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Guidelines

Awards: Preceptor of the Year 2018-2019

Favorite Portland pastime: Hiking, day trips to the coast, Portland's food and drink scene


Pamela Levine PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Internal medicine, critical care

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Providence Health & Services, Portland, OR

Professional interests: Internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care and precepting

Projects: Always have a number of projects underway

Favorite Portland pastime: Definitely the food scene!

Randolph S. Johnson, BS, R.Ph.

Randolph S. Johnson, BS, RPh

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: ECMO, CRRT, pharmacokinetics, use of automation and programming to simplify daily tasks

Projects: Annual pharmacology presentations to Oregon Regional Critical Care Nurse Fellowship Program, visual basic programming in Excel for AUC vancomycin dosing

Training and Education:

  • BS Pharm: Oregon State University

Favorite Portland pastime: Portland hill walks, slow river and lake kayaking. Getting out of the city to the countryside, mountains and beaches for hiking and sightseeing and wine tasting

Michael Johnston, PharmD, BCPS

Michael Johnston, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Adult critical care

Training and education:

  • BS Pharm: Oregon State University
  • PharmD: University of Washington School of Pharmacy

Professional interests: Critical care, infectious disease, ECMO, pain agitation and delirium, teaching residents and students

Favorite Portland pastime: Hanging out with my family, working on my house, running, camping, brewery hopping

Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS

Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Geriatrics

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • BS Pharm: Oregon State University
  • BS in business marketing: Portland State University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in Geriatrics: VA Hospital

Professional interests: care coordination, polypharmacy and deprescribing, cardiology, anticoagulation, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s, dementia care, falls, geriatric syndromes, antibiotic stewardship, and interdisciplinary team approach

Projects: Efforts for Age-Friendly Health System (focus on 4 M’s- medication, mobility, mentation, what matters), dementia medication use for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, role of clinical pharmacists in outpatient palliative care program, geriatric mini-fellowship, annual community fall prevention events

Awards: Providence Health System preceptor of the year 2001, Providence ElderPlace Excellence award 2004, National PACE Association Marie-Louise Ansak Award Nominee 2004, Providence Spirit of Emilie Mission Inspiration Award 2016

Favorite Portland Pastime: Gardening, flower arranging, farming, eating

Meri Slavica-Sheley, RPh, PhD, BCPS

Meri Slavica-Sheley, RPh, PhD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Cardiology, critical care medicine

Training and education:

  • Graduate Pharmacy Engineer: College of Pharmacy, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • PhD in Medicinal Chemistry: The Ohio State University

Professional interests: Cardiology and critical care medicine

Projects: Medication Safety Committee

Awards: Preceptor of the Year 2017-2018 (PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program)

Favorite Portland pastime: Running, gardening, playing with my cats and traveling

Joshua Francis, PharmD

Joshua Francis, PharmD

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Cardiology

Training and education:

PharmD: Auburn University

  • PGY1 Residency: WVU Medicine
  • PGY2 Residency: Prisma Health Richland - University of South Carolina

Professional interests: Advanced heart failure treatment, electrophysiology/arrhythmias, and a little bit of everything else cardiology

Favorite Portland pastime: Pacific Northeast transplant, favorite pastime from home is LSU football games, Geaux Tigers

Elective rotation preceptors – Portland

Alyssa Christensen, PharmD, BCIDP

Alyssa Christensen, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: infectious diseases and microbial stewardship

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Rosalind Franklin University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Legacy Health | Portland, OR
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Chicago, IL

Professional interests: Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, clinical implementation research, rapid diagnostic technology, public health

Favorite Portland pastime: Hiking and running in Forest Park, exploring Portland coffee shops and food carts

‘Ben’ Shuntao Cai, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: oncology

Training and education:

  • PharmD: St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Providence Health & Services Alaska
  • PGY2 Oncology Residency: Providence Health & Services Alaska

Professional interests: continuation of current oncology practice and keeping updated on new trends in treatment therapy

Favorite Portland pastime: recreational running, eating, photography and learning

Brent W. Footer, PharmD, BCPS

Brent W. Footer, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of expertise: Infectious diseases, internal medicine

Training and education:

  • PharmD: University at Buffalo
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship: Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory | Buffalo, NY
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: California Pacific Medical Center | San Francisco, CA

Professional interests: Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, clinical research, optimizing/expanding clinical workflows, teaching

Awards: 2017 PGY1 Residency Class Renaissance Preceptor Award

Favorite Portland pastime: Gardening, camping, hiking, live music

Holly Furushima, PharmD, BCPS

Holly Furushima, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Critical Care, Global Health, and Emergency Medicine

Training and education:

  • BS Pharm: Oregon State University
  • PharmD: University of Washington
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Providence Health & Services | Portland, OR

Professional interests: Critical care, global health/international volunteering, emergency medicine, cardiology and mentoring/precepting

Projects: Development and implementation of a PGY-1 Global Health Program

Awards: 2014-2015 PGY-1 Residency All-Star Preceptor Award and 2017-2018 PGY-1 Residency Renaissance Preceptor Award

Favorite Portland pastime: Traveling, photography, and exploring my inner foodie through Portland's dynamic food and drink scene

Kevin Nickel, BS Pharm

Kevin Nickel, BS Pharm

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Oncology, surgery

Training and education:

  • BS Pharm: Drake University

Professional interests: Oncology

Projects: Oncology Clinical Advancement team, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Executive council

Favorite Portland pastime: Spending time with my dog, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking

Lauren Pettit, PharmD

Lauren Pettit, RPh

Areas of practice or expertise: Pharmacy informatics

Training and education:

  • BS Pharm: Oregon State University
  • Epic Willow Inpatient Certified

Professional interests: Healthcare/pharmacy technology, pharmacy operations, precepting

Projects: Regional reduced cost work, formulary compliance work, building and managing the Alaris Smart Pump library, processing report requests, USP800 compliance implementation

Accomplishments: 20 years of employment with Providence

Favorite Portland pastime: Homebody, gardening, spending time with my nephew and kids

Lisa Rowe-Diesel, PharmD

Lisa Rowe-Diesel, PharmD

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Specialty pharmacy, home infusion department, hospice/pain management.

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Creighton University

Professional interests: Pain management and specialty therapies

Favorite Portland pastime: Enjoying the many parks in the summertime

Adam Saulles, PharmD, CSP

Adam Saulles, PharmD, CSP

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: Specialty pharmacy, transplant, transitions of care, clinical program management, clinical outcomes and value metrics

Training and education:

  • PharmD: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Specialty pharmacy, oral oncology, infectious disease, rheumatology, IBD, MS, precepting and mentoring residents and students, clinical outcomes and value metrics

Projects: Specialty pharmacy productivity metrics, ACHC accreditation exploration, Twistle technology platform utilization within specialty pharmacy and Credena Health Clinic opportunities

Favorite Portland Pastime: Hiking, camping, soccer, taking in all the natural beauty that the Pacific NW has to offer

Jenifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Jenifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS – Program Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Outcomes

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: drug information, formulary development and drug utilization review

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy 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

o the many dog parts throughout the metro area, trying out new restaurants/pubs

Susan Vaughan, PharmD

Susan Vaughan, PharmD

Clinical areas of practice or expertise: pharmacy informatics and pharmacy informatics

Training and education:

  • PharmD: University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Shands (now UF Health) Jacksonville Medical Center | Jacksonville, FL
  • Epic Willow Inpatient Certified

Professional interests: Healthcare and pharmacy technology

Favorite Portland pastime: Hikes and dog walks