2018 Annual Conference & National Student Retreat Speakers

 

Douglas Anderson, PharmD, DPh


 

Dr. Douglas Anderson is Professor and Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Anderson completed his B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where he was the first Pharm.D. graduate. He also completed a PGY1 Residency at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a clinician who has specialized in cardiology (cardiovascular risk reduction) and anticoagulation/thromboembolic disorders. He serves on the worship team at Dayton Avenue Baptist Church in Xenia, OH, by playing electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. He is married to his lovely wife Jen who is a physician assistant, an avid fisherman, and loves collegiate athletics (especially football).

Alex Barker, PharmD


Alex Barker is a pharmacist by day, a business and career coach by early morning, and family man at night. He’s helped over 200 pharmacists find new jobs, start businesses and live their lives based on what's important. Alex is continually experimenting with his life, such as doing a 30-day rejection challenge, reading one book every day, and leading entrepreneur mastermind groups. All this experimenting made him a little bizarre, like paying off his house 27 years early, operate a vending franchise, and investing in cryptocurrencies. But, he's just as weird as anyone else because he loves Japanese anime, Beet chips, and all things Star Wars.

Jeffrey T. Copeland, BS, ThM, PharmD

 

Dr. Jeffrey Copeland is an ordained Baptist Minister, a Registered Pharmacist, and a former United States Army Captain.  His beloved wife, Julie, is a registered dietitian.  Julie and Jeff are the parents of two wonderful boys, Nathan and Matthew.  He holds a bachelor of science degree from Berry College, a doctor of pharmacy degree from Mercer University, and a master of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.  Jeff is the Assistant Dean of Experiential Programs, Professor in Pharmacy Practice, and the CPFI student chapter advisor at the University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas. Jeff currently serves as the president of CPFI. 

Fred M. Eckel, BS, MS, ScD (Hon)

 

Fred Eckel is Executive Director Emeritus of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Fred grew up in Philadelphia where he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  He earned his MS degree and residency in hospital pharmacy from The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy and Hospitals. He received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in May 2009.  Fred is a pharmacist by choice, commitment and concern.  During his lengthy career, he has worked in community and hospital pharmacy settings.  He served as Director of Pharmacy at the UNC Hospitals from 1968 to 1975.  Fred is a past president of ASHP, NCSHP, and the North Carolina Center for Pharmaceutical Care. Fred is Editor Emeritus of Pharmacy Times and has contributed over 250 articles and editorials to the pharmacy literature.  He is a frequent speaker at pharmacy meetings, having spoken in every U.S. state and on all inhabited continents.

Fred’s wife, Peggy, is a nurse; his daughter, Sarah, and son, Stephen, practice pharmacy.  Fred’s faith is important to him.  He currently serves as the immediate past president of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.

Fred is considered a pharmacy futurist. You may not agree with him, but he will make you think.  Be prepared to be challenged, stimulated, and quickened.

Barry Ewy, PharmD, JD, MHA

 

Dr. Barry Ewy is the CEO of Blessings International, a non-profit international pharmaceutical repackager and wholesaler, where he is responsible for operational and financial leadership including all aspects of the organization including product sourcing and meeting current good manufacturing practices. He works with short term medical mission teams traveling worldwide as well as long-term mission clinics to assess their product needs.

Dr. Ewy has also served as the CEO of a specialty acute care hospital, a Director of Pharmacy, and had a private law practice.  Over the last 15 years, he has presented lectures on medical missions product procurement, leadership, pharmacy and health care law, and organizational structure and control.

Dr. Ewy earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy; his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, School of Law; and his Master of Health Administration from A.T. Still University. 

Joy Greene, PharmD

Joy Greene grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998. Joy works at High Point University in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy where she serves as a Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan, for 21 years and they have two children, Ellie and Sam.   

God has given Joy a deep passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ. In 2011 Joy was invited to be a guest on the local Christian radio station in Jackson, TN.  After the show, the General Manager offered her an opportunity to do an on-air daily devotional to encourage their listeners. Through this opportunity, Joytime Ministries was born.  Joy began writing, recording and producing, "Joytime,"  an upbeat, one-minute Christian radio segment that is now nationally syndicated and airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide. Since that time, God has opened opportunities for Joy to speak to groups of women, nationally, where she discusses real life issues from a Biblical perspective. Learn more at www.joytime.org

Daniel A. Hussar, PhD

 

Daniel A. Hussar holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Pharmacy, and is the Remington Professor of Pharmacy at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.  He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Pharmacists Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Drug Information Association, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.  He is a Past President of the Drug Information Association and Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.  He has served as the Honorary President and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Pharmacists Association, and on the Board of Directors of World Vision and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.

Dr. Hussar’s faculty responsibilities include participation in the therapeutics courses, the law and ethics course, and as a preceptor for teaching rotation experiences at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.  His primary interests are in the areas of new drugs, drug interactions, and issues facing the profession of pharmacy, and he has written and spoken extensively on these subjects.  For many years he has published papers in several professional journals on the new medications that have been marketed in the United States.  He serves as author/editor of The Pharmacist Activist newsletter.
 
Emily Laswell, PharmD

 

Dr. Emily Laswell completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University in May 2012. Following her graduation, Dr. Laswell completed a post graduate pharmacy practice residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. During her residency, she also obtained a teaching certificate from the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. Dr. Laswell is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University and practices at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she focuses on the care of patients with neurologic diseases. In addition to her clinical practice site, Dr. Laswell serves as the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Taskforce chair for the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville University and is responsible for ensuring thorough and appropriate integration of IPE throughout the curriculum. 

Cathy Rosenbaum, BS Pharm, MBA, PharmD
 

 

Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum is a holistic clinical pharmacist, certified health coach, and the Founder & CEO, Rx Integrative Solutions, a consulting practice in integrative health and wellness located in Blue Ash, OH. She serves as the Pharmacy Quality Assurance and Safety Manager for TriHealth in Cincinnati, where she chairs the Medication Safety Committee and the Anticoagulation Committee.

Dr. Rosenbaum received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, her PharmD from the University of Cincinnati, and her MBA from Xavier University. She has past professional experience in the OTC/pharmaceutical industry at Procter & Gamble and in academia at Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy and Wright State University School of Medicine.  She currently teaches in the University of Dayton OLLI Program, and the University of Cincinnati OLLI and Communiversity Programs. In 2002, Dr. Rosenbaum traveled to China to study herbal research and global healthcare solutions.


Dr. Rosenbaum is a member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the editorial board for Pharmacy Practice News, and is the recipient of the 2016 Comprehensive Healthcare Leadership Award in Cincinnati.

Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD (Pharmacy Administration)

 

Alan is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University of
Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi.
During his nearly 15 years in higher education, Alan was most recently selected as the
Kennedy Chair of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South
Carolina College of Pharmacy. Previously, Alan served as an Associate Professor and
Co-Director of the Leadership Degree Option Program at the University of Oklahoma
College of Pharmacy, receiving their Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Furthermore,
Alan has taught courses at both the professional and graduate levels, specializing in the
areas of leadership, law, ethics, human resources management, marketing and
entrepreneurship.

Alan is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate
Program and licensed as an associate certified coach with the International Coach
Federation. Prior to becoming a Senior Associate with GiANT Worldwide, a company
dedicated to multiplying and cultivating engaged leaders, Alan served as Chief Operating
Officer of SALLT, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving leaders from the public,
private and social sectors by helping them leverage their passion, skills and influence for
the common good of the city.

Alan has a passion and heart for raising up the next generation of leaders, primarily
college students and young adults. Alan especially enjoys working with emerging
leaders from East Africa, individuals who have helped change his perspective in an
amazing way. Alan serves on the Advisory Board of ELE Rwanda, an organization
dedicated to ensuring that the development of Rwanda is based and sustained by the
efforts and talents of Rwandans.

Alan and his wife Laurie live in a 90-year old home in Columbia, South Carolina, where
they love to hike and eat ice cream (not necessarily in that order) with their 3-year old
golden doodle Sully.

Elliott Tenpenny, MD


Dr. K. Elliott Tenpenny serves as the Emergency Medical Response Manager of the International Disaster Response Unit at Samaritan’s Purse. Dr. Tenpenny is a native of Tennessee and received his postgraduate medical doctorate at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He subsequently completed residency and served as chief resident in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following training, Dr. Tenpenny was part of the post-residency program with World Medical Mission, serving overseas for over two years. During this program, he trained in surgery at CME Nyankunde Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then served as chief of surgery at Pioneer Christian Hospital in the Republic of Congo.

In his current role, Dr. Tenpenny develops and maintains the medical readiness of the International Disaster Response Unit, provides leadership in the setup and management of the emergency field hospital during deployments, and provides ongoing development and direction to the medical sector.


Virgil Van Dusen, BS Pharm, JD 

 

Virgil Van Dusen is the Bernhardt Professor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and The University of Tulsa College of Law. He has taught at Southwestern for over 20 years, five of which were as a clinical instructor. Prior to joining Southwestern he practiced extensively as both a pharmacist and an attorney. Courses that he teaches include pharmacy law, ethics and leadership.
Dr. Van Dusen has authored numerous articles dealing with legal and management issues related to pharmacy practice. His articles have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Hospital Pharmacy, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, U.S. Pharmacist, Pharmacy Times, Drug Topics and America’s Pharmacist. He has presented research at both state and national conferences and is frequently invited as a speaker for pharmacy organizations.

Robert L. Watt, PharmD

 

Bob received his BS and PharmD from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (now part of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia), and then completed his Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1971 Bob left with his new wife, Glenda as missionaries under the auspices of Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML), for his first job as the Director of Pharmacy Services at the Evangelical Medical Center, Nyankunde, Zaire (now the Dem. Rep. of Congo, or DRC).  Over the next 20 years Bob and his national staff managed the essential drug manufacturing facility and the central pharmacy distribution network for a 250-bed teaching hospital, as well as for its satellite hospitals and health centers; founded the second school for training Pharmacy Assistants in Congo and elaborated with the Ministry of Health and education officials a revised National Curriculum for their training; and assured the formal and non-formal pharmacy instruction (in French) for students in the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy Assistants.  Bob and Glenda and their 4 children, all born at Nyankunde, were evacuated to the States in 1991 because of the political unrest in the DRC.

After returning to the States, Bob spent the next 5 years as an International Pharmacy Consultant for various projects in developing countries in Africa, including 10 trips back to Nyankunde, DRC, to teach and encourage church leaders.  Bob then spent 13 years in pharmaceutical R&D, manufacturing clinical supplies in the new field of NanoTechnology.  Presently Bob maintains contact with pharmacy work in Africa through his involvement with the CPFI-Congo and their Hope Pharmacy Project, a church-based community health ministry.  Bob is also a director of the NGO Plesion International which promotes self-help pure water, nutritional and natural pharmacy projects.  Their most recent project has been in collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute to conduct research and a malaria clinical trial in the DRC to compare dried leaf Artemisia tablets against the current WHO malaria treatment of choice.  Since 2014 Bob and Glenda have resumed missionary work under CMML, making two trips each year to teach, encourage and help in the church-based medical work primarily in the DRC.  Bob is one of the teaching elders at Malvern Bible Chapel, Malvern, PA.  Bob served on the Board of Directors of CPFI from 2011-2013 and he was the 2001 recipient of the Dr. Warren Weaver Service Award by CPFI.
 

 

DEVOTION & WORSHIP LEADERS


Joy Greene, PharmD

Joy Greene grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998. Joy works at High Point University in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy where she serves as a Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan, for 21 years and they have two children, Ellie and Sam. 
 
God has given Joy a deep passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ. In 2011 Joy was invited to be a guest on the local Christian radio station in Jackson, TN.  After the show, the General Manager offered her an opportunity to do an on-air daily devotional to encourage their listeners. Through this opportunity, Joytime Ministries was born.  Joy began writing, recording and producing, "Joytime,"  an upbeat, one-minute Christian radio segment that is now nationally syndicated and airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide. Since that time, God has opened opportunities for Joy to speak to groups of women, nationally, where she discusses real life issues from a Biblical perspective. Learn more at www.joytime.org

Jennifer Sands, BS Pharm

 

Pharmacy has taken a back seat for Jennifer since the death of her husband Jim in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Back then, no one would’ve convinced her that anything good could ever come out of such an unthinkable tragedy. But she has since learned that God is able to do exceedingly more than we can imagine when we put our trust in Him! God used 9/11 as a catalyst to bring Jennifer to saving faith in Jesus Christ. She now regularly shares her story of God’s grace and her message of trusting Him and His Word. Jennifer’s story has been featured on many national media outlets and she’s the Author of 3 books: A Tempered Faith, A Teachable Faith, and A Treasured Faith. She’s a popular retreat speaker and regularly addresses many audiences with her powerful, Biblically-centered messages. Jennifer is a 1989 pharmacy graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She still works part-time for an independent pharmacy in New Jersey, but the majority of her time is devoted to Christian writing and speaking on a local, national, and international basis. For more info, visit www.jennifersands.com and follow Jennifer’s events on Facebook. Jennifer looks forward to the fellowship time with her CPFI family!

 Dr. Wagy Wahba

 

Dr. Wahba graduated from Alexandria University, College of Pharmacy with a BS in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Chemistry. After his graduation, he purchased his own drug store in Alexandria, Egypt, where he practiced retail pharmacy.  Dr. Wahba joined Duquesne University, School of Pharmacy, in Pittsburgh, as a research associate and a graduate student. After earning his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology in 1972, he worked as a forensic toxicologist at the crime laboratory of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA. In August 1995, Dr. Wahba and his family moved to Hamilton Ontario, Canada, where he established and worked as a manager of the first Drug Information Center at McMaster Medical Center. He returned to Pittsburgh in September 1997 and re-joined the Allegheny County Crime Laboratory to work as a forensic toxicologist.  He was promoted to the position of manager of the toxicology section and continued serving there for thirteen years. During his tenure as a forensic toxicologist, Dr. Wahba taught pharmacology and toxicology on a part-time basis at two universities and one college in the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Wahba is still available as a forensic toxicology expert witness in civil and criminal court cases. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.

In August 2001, Dr. Wahba joined Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and as director of Spiritual programs until he retired from full-time teaching in 2013. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty at PBA. Dr. Wahba enjoys teaching at a Christian School of Pharmacy where integration of faith is an integral part of the curriculum. 

NATIONAL STUDENT RETREAT SPEAKERS


Brandon Bookstaver



P. Brandon Bookstaver, PharmD, is an Associate Professor & Director of Residency & Fellowship Training in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina.  He also serves as a Clinical Infectious Diseases Pharmacist at Palmetto Health Richland.  Following graduation from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, he completed a Pharmacy Practice residency and Infectious Diseases specialty residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Brandon thoroughly enjoys coordinating student research and is heavily involved in pharmacy residency training, including his role as the Infectious Diseases PGY2 Residency Director and Clinical Fellowship Director at USC/Palmetto Health.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and son Aaron, traveling and Gamecock athletics.  The Bookstavers are members at Shandon Baptist Church, where Brandon and Nicole co-teach an adult Sunday School class. 
 
Joy Greene, PharmD


Joy Greene grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998.   Joy works at High Point University in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy where she serves as a Professor and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bryan, for 21 years and they have two children, Ellie and Sam.  

God has given Joy a deep passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ.  In 2011 Joy was invited to be a guest on the local Christian radio station in Jackson, TN. After the show, the General Manager offered her an opportunity to do an on-air daily devotional to encourage their listeners. Through this opportunity, Joytime Ministries was born. Joy began writing, recording and producing, "Joytime," an upbeat, one-minute Christian radio segment that is now nationally syndicated and airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide.   Since that time, God has opened opportunities for Joy to speak to groups of women, nationally, where she discusses real life issues from a Biblical perspective. Learn more at www.joytime.org

Kathy Moore, BS Pharm, RPh



Kathy Quarles Moore, BS Pharm, RPh is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy where she received her B.S. in Pharmacy. She is currently the Lab Director of Community and Compounding labs at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She has held the position as the CPFI Faculty advisor at the college for over 6 years. She is also a practicing independent retail pharmacist at Riley’s Drugs in Lexington, S.C. and Apothecare Pharmacy in Leesville, S.C. Kathy Moore is a native of West Columbia, S.C. She grew up working with her father, Wallace Quarles, RPh, at Taylor Street Pharmacy in Columbia, S.C. where he sparked her desire to practice pharmacy while sharing her faith. She is married to Scotty H. Moore and has 2 boys; Devin and Casey. 

Mrs. Moore is an active member at Northside Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School to 3 and 4 year olds.

Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family and friends, watching her boys play baseball and her husband coach and hunting.
One of her favorite Bible Verses to stand by is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 

Jessica Theisen, PharmD



Dr. Jessica Theisen grew up working in her family’s greenhouse nursery near Bemidji, MN.  During this time, she learned important traits including responsibility, diligence, and customer care.  Her desire to serve others carried through in her pursuit to become a pharmacist and in May, 2015, Dr. Theisen graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from North Dakota State University. After graduation, she sought to expand her clinical knowledge and completed a residency at the Fargo VA Health Care System in 2016. One of her dreams after graduating from college was to return to her hometown and serve in a rural community. Dr. Theisen had also completed several rotations at Indian Health Services (IHS) while in pharmacy school near her hometown, and knew this was a career path she desired. She achieved her dreams when she acquired a position at the Cass Lake IHS. Her goals are continuing to learn each day and serve her patients providing the highest care she can offer.  Currently, she is pursuing a position as an Officer of the United States Public Health Services.

Alan Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD (Pharmacy Administration)



Alan is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a J.D. and a M.B.A. from the University of
Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi.
During his nearly 15 years in higher education, Alan was most recently selected as the
Kennedy Chair of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South
Carolina College of Pharmacy. Previously, Alan served as an Associate Professor and
Co-Director of the Leadership Degree Option Program at the University of Oklahoma
College of Pharmacy, receiving their Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Furthermore,
Alan has taught courses at both the professional and graduate levels, specializing in the
areas of leadership, law, ethics, human resources management, marketing and
entrepreneurship.

Alan is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate
Program and licensed as an associate certified coach with the International Coach
Federation. Prior to becoming a Senior Associate with GiANT Worldwide, a company
dedicated to multiplying and cultivating engaged leaders, Alan served as Chief Operating
Officer of SALLT, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving leaders from the public,
private and social sectors by helping them leverage their passion, skills and influence for
the common good of the city.

Alan has a passion and heart for raising up the next generation of leaders, primarily
college students and young adults. Alan especially enjoys working with emerging
leaders from East Africa, individuals who have helped change his perspective in an
amazing way. Alan serves on the Advisory Board of ELE Rwanda, an organization
dedicated to ensuring that the development of Rwanda is based and sustained by the
efforts and talents of Rwandans.

Alan and his wife Laurie live in a 90-year old home in Columbia, South Carolina, where
they love to hike and eat ice cream (not necessarily in that order) with their 3-year old
golden doodle Sully.

Amber Wood, PharmD


Dr. Amber Wood received her PharmD degree from the North Dakota State University in 2015.
Completing her Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2016 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus
Falls, MN, she gained experience in LTC consulting, teaching at a school of pharmacy, and in
hospital practice. Though as a small rural country girl Amber never imagined living in such a
large city, she currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacist at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in
the greater Detroit, Michigan, area. She now enjoys the challenges of practicing in critical care
settings such as the intensive care unit and emergency room. Her future passions include
developing an internal medicine rotation for fourth year professional pharmacy students and
utilizing her training as an international healthcare professional to reach those underserved.
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