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  • Sr. Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services
    Nick DiRe, PharmD, BCPS, graduated from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 2007. He then completed a PGY1 residency at UC San Diego Medical Center. He started at Swedish in 2002 as a volunteer medication runner and returned to Swedish in 2008 after his residency. He has been a Clinical Instructor at the UW School of Pharmacy since 2012 and has directly precepted numerous students and residents over his career. He has extensive experience in expanding clinical pharmacy services and as part of the team that started antimicrobial stewardship at Swedish, Nick received the Richard H. Peterson Commitment to Excellence Award – Silver Level in 2011. Nick was also named the health-system pharmacist of the year by the Washington State Pharmacy Association in 2022.
  • Clinical Supervisor; PGY1 Residency Program Director
    Nicholas Toia, PharmD, BCPS, graduated from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in 2014. He then completed a PGY1 residency at Swedish Medical Center in 2015 and continued on as a Clinical Pharmacist, working and precepting in Solid Organ Transplant, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care. After becoming a Lead Clinical Pharmacist and Regional Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Secretary in 2018, Nicholas developed the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Service Line at the First Hill campus and helps oversee clinical protocols for the department. Recently, Nicholas took on the roll of Clinical Supervisor, continues to represent the Pharmacy Department in several Regional and System Clinical Committees, and has been PGY1 Residency Program Director for Swedish since 2023.
  • Residency Program Coordinator
    Kristine D. Eng, BS Pharmacy
    , graduated from the University of Washington in 1993. She completed a PGY1 residency at Valley Medical Center. She has been at Swedish since 1999 and currently works as a Critical Care Clinician on the First Hill campus. She is an active member in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UW School of Pharmacy since 2000. With former Residency Program Director, Paul Anderson, Kris co-created the PGY1 residency program at Swedish. She has been the Residency Program Coordinator since its inception in 2003. Kris is the "Making Values a Priority" (MVP) award recipient in 2009 in recognition for her work in the pharmacy residency program.
  • Residency Research Coordinator
    Barbara Brenneman, PharmD, graduated from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services in 2019. She then completed a PGY1 residency at Swedish Medical Center in 2020 and continued on as a Clinical Pharmacist, working in and being a main preceptor in both Emergency Medicine and Antimicrobial Stewardship. In 2021, she began assisting PGY1 residents with their longitudinal research projects and in 2022, Barb was selected to become Swedish’s first official Residency Research Coordinator.