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Meet Our Preceptors

Program Leadership

  • Residency Program Director Kristen Wendell, PharmD, BCGP
  • Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS

Primary Preceptors

ElderPlace Preceptors

PMG at Home Preceptors

Psychiatry Preceptors

Preceptor Profiles

Sharon Leigh

Sharon Leigh, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Manager


Training and education:

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

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Geriatrics, 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
Award: 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, Providence Values in Action Award 2020
Favorite Portland Pastime: Gardening, flower arranging, farming, eating

Kristen Wendell

Kristen Wendell, PharmD, BCGP
Residency Program Director

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
  • PGY1: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR
  • PGY2 (Psychiatry): Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Geriatric psychiatry, palliative care, deprescribing, precepting and clinical education
Personal hobbies or interests: Cooking, exploring Oregon’s bevy of restaurants and breweries, and hiking to make up for it all
Favorite Portland Pastime: Game Day at Providence Park

Danielle Backus

Danielle Backus, PharmD, BCGP

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: Drake University
  • PGY1: VA Eastern Kansas HCS
  • PGY2 (Geriatrics): Midwestern College of Pharmacy – Glendale

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Academia/teaching, de-prescribing, reducing anticholinergic burden and fall risk
Personal hobbies or interests: Table top games, video games, nature, animals
My Oregon Happy Place: Either the coast or home with my kitties and foster cats

Michael Brown

Michael Brown, BS Pharm, BCPS

Training and education:

  • BS Pharmacy: Oregon State University

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Psychiatry, Neurology, Telepharmacy
Favorite Portland pastime: Cooking and spending time with family at the beach

Sheila Gencarelli

Sheila Gencarelli, PharmD, BCPS

Training and education:

  • BS Pharmacy, University of Connecticut
  • PharmD, University of Rhode Island
  • PGY-1: Medical Center Hospital of Vermont

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Geriatrics (deprescribing, pain management, fall reductions, diabetic care), Nephrology (ESRD/dialysis), Cannabis use and substance use disorders
Personal hobbies or interests: Running, especially on trails, and racing; hiking, skiing, tennis, walking my dog, gardening, cooking, reading, traveling
My Oregon Happy Place: Wildwood Trail in Forest Park

Shelby Hampton

Shelby Hampton, PharmD, BCACP

Training and education:

  • PharmD: Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • Diabetes Educator Level 1
  • CPHA anticoagulation certificate
  • Ambulatory care pharmacist at OHSU Richmond clinic (5 years)
  • Anticoagulation care pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente NW (2 years)

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Diabetes, anticoagulation, psychiatry, substance use disorder, ambulatory care
Personal hobbies or interests: Reading, skiing, hiking, movies, and roller skating
My Oregon Happy Place: The coast

Scott Kafader

Scott Kafader, PharmD, CACP

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: Belmont University, Nashville, TN
  • PGY1: Oregon State University - Fred Meyer Pharmacy, Portland and Corvallis, OR

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Anticoagulation, Geriatrics, Diabetes and Nutrition Management
Personal hobbies or interests: Movies, binge watching the latest Netflix craze, cooking, travel and hosting foreign exchange high school students
My Oregon Happy Place: October, when the weather finally realizes the season has changed to autumn, the leaves change color, the air gets crisp, and the fireplace gets started

Dana Nguyen

Dana Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • PGY1: Providence Milwaukie Hospital and Newberg Medical Center Milwaukie, OR and Newberg, OR

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Deprescribing, palliative care, teaching
Personal hobbies or interests: Cooking and baking, art, spending time with my dog Boba Fetch
My Oregon Happy Place: Trying all the monthly ice cream flavors at Salt & Straw with friends

Kristen M. Wilson

Kristen M. Wilson, PharmD, BCPS

Training and education:

  • Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • PGY1: Southwest Washington Medical Center, Vancouver, WA

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Infectious disease, diabetes management, palliative care
Personal hobbies or interests: Hiking, reading, cooking, playing the piano
My Oregon Happy Place: The Tulip Festival in Woodburn

Loann Wong

Loann Wong, PharmD, BCGP

Training and education:

  • BS Pharmacy: Oregon State University
  • PharmD: University of Florida

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Diabetes, hypertension, pain management
Personal hobbies or interests: Tennis, pickleball, golf, biking, skiing, hiking, wine collecting
My Oregon Happy Place: Forest Park

Yunuo (Enora) Wu

Yunuo (Enora) Wu, PharmD, BCACP

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE
  • PGY1 (Community Pharmacy): Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE
  • PGY2 (Ambulatory Care): Providence Medical Group, Portland, OR

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Geriatrics, polypharmacy/deprescribing, chronic disease state management
Personal hobbies or interests: Trying out new restaurants, Pure Barre
My Oregon Happy Place: International Rose Test Garden

Natsuki (Suki) Kubotera

Natsuki (Suki) Kubotera, PharmD, BCPS

Training and education:

  • College of Pharmacy: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
  • PGY1: Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR

Clinical areas of interest or expertise: Primary Care, Palliative Care, Deprescribing, Precepting and Clinical Education
Personal hobbies or interests: Cooking (vegetarian dishes in particular right now), listening to podcasts
My Oregon Happy Place: Agate hunting on the Oregon coast