2019 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).

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.

Philip Gerk, PharmD, PhD



Phillip M. Gerk received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, then did a clinical research fellowship at Auburn University.  He then attended the University of Kentucky where he received his Ph.D. and stayed to perform postdoctoral research.  He has been a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Pharmaceutics since 2004, where he teaches pharmacokinetics and performs his research on drug metabolism, transport, and oral bioavailability of antioxidants, with a special interest in natural products.  He also serves as the advisor for the student CPFI chapter at VCU School of Pharmacy.

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 is Dean Emeritus and Remington Professor of Pharmacy Emeritus at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.  He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees and as Honorary President of the American Pharmacists Association, and is a Past President of the Drug Information Association and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.  He has served on the Board of Directors of World Vision and the Board of Directors of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.  He is a recipient of the Remington Honor Medal of the American Pharmacists Association and the Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Hussar’s primary interests are in the areas of new drugs, drug interactions, patient safety, and issues facing the profession of pharmacy, and he has written and spoken extensively on these subjects.  For many years he has published articles in several professional journals on the new medications that have been marketed in the United States.  He serves as the Author/Editor of The Pharmacist Activist monthly newsletter.  
 
David Kisor, PharmD



Dave Kisor is Professor and Director of Pharmacogenomics Education at Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kisor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo and his PharmD from The Ohio State University. He completed a fellowship in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacokinetics at Ohio State. Kisor has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has coauthored book chapters on pharmacogenomics. He is the lead author of two pharmacogenomics textbooks. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the Human Genome Variation Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP). Kisor is a former chair of the pharmacogenomics special interest group of AACP. Kisor also serves as the pharmacogenomics content editor for PharmactherapyFirst.

Cortney Mospan, PharmD


Cortney Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Community Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with practice sites at Uptown Pharmacy and the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Throughout her career, Cortney has focused on providing care for underserved patient populations, working to establish innovative and sustainable clinical services in the community pharmacy setting, and promotion of the profession of pharmacy through legislative advocacy.

Jon E. Sprague, RPh, PhD



Dr. Jon E. Sprague is the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Eminent Scholar and the Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Sciences at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).  Prior to joining BGSU, Dr. Sprague was the University Director of Academic Research and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences for the College of Pharmacy at Ferris State University.  Before joining Ferris State University, he served as Dean and Professor of Pharmacology at the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University (ONU).  Dr. Sprague has also served as Chair and Professor of Pharmacology at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Tech University.  He received his PhD. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Purdue University.  He also was on the faculty in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue.  His research and teaching interests include the neurobiology of addiction and the pharmacology and toxicology of drugs of abuse.  Dr. Sprague has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in these topic areas.  Dr. Sprague was also instrumental in writing the synthetic drug laws for the State of Ohio.  These laws have focused on the synthetic cathinones, cannabinoids and opioids.

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.

 DEVOTION & WORSHIP LEADERS

Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD

 

Dr. Bates’ personal mission is to recruit, empower, and inspire healthcare providers (especially pharmacists) who are committed to lavishing the love of Christ on our fallen world through the provision of exceptional care, routinely striving to exceed expectations.

Joining Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy as Associate Dean in the summer of 2016, Dr. Bates helps to ensure that students achieve the highest levels of success, both in their pharmacy studies as well as in their efforts to honor God. His role focuses on guiding future pharmacists from the early stages of recruitment all the way through fostered involvement as alumni.

In the years prior to joining Cedarville, Dr. Bates served at Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success. While at Ferris, he founded the Ferris Pharmacy care clinic in 2013. Located inside Ferris’ College of Pharmacy, students regularly honed their clinical skills, assuring comprehensive care to underserved patients in and around Mecosta County. Further, he shared clinical responsibilities in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic, facilitating experiential and inter-professional learning for pharmacy, optometry, and nursing students.

Dr. Bates is privileged to have received over $130,000 in grants and has been an invited lecturer many times on both state and national platforms. Dr. Bates has helped lead a number of non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Pharmacists Association, Hope House Free Medical Clinic, as well as Cran Hill Ministries. Currently, he serves as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville and leads committees in both the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy as well as in Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International.

He and his wife Sheryl are originally from the central Michigan area, but are now privileged to call Cedarville, Ohio home. They have three children and are strong advocates for, and supporters of, foster care and adoption.

Luigi DeBoni, RPh

Luigi has served on the CPFI Executive Committee in every office except executive director. He served as an officer or director for 25 of his 31 years as a member of CPFI. Luigi has been a registered pharmacist for 51 years and has participated in medial mission trips to Zambia, Lebanon, Columbia, and three times to Honduras. Luigi is looking forward to sharing a message at our 2019 Annual Conference titled “The Great Physician and a pharmacist.”

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

 Wagdy W. Wahba, PhD

 

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

 Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD

 

Dr. Bates’ personal mission is to recruit, empower, and inspire healthcare providers (especially pharmacists) who are committed to lavishing the love of Christ on our fallen world through the provision of exceptional care, routinely striving to exceed expectations.

Joining Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy as Associate Dean in the summer of 2016, Dr. Bates helps to ensure that students achieve the highest levels of success, both in their pharmacy studies as well as in their efforts to honor God. His role focuses on guiding future pharmacists from the early stages of recruitment all the way through fostered involvement as alumni. 

In the years prior to joining Cedarville, Dr. Bates served at Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success. While at Ferris, he founded the Ferris Pharmacy care clinic in 2013. Located inside Ferris’ College of Pharmacy, students regularly honed their clinical skills, assuring comprehensive care to underserved patients in and around Mecosta County. Further, he shared clinical responsibilities in an Interdisciplinary Diabetes Clinic, facilitating experiential and inter-professional learning for pharmacy, optometry, and nursing students.

Dr. Bates is privileged to have received over $130,000 in grants and has been an invited lecturer many times on both state and national platforms. Dr. Bates has helped lead a number of non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Pharmacists Association, Hope House Free Medical Clinic, as well as Cran Hill Ministries. Currently, he serves as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville and leads committees in both the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy as well as in Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International. 

He and his wife Sheryl are originally from the central Michigan area, but are now privileged to call Cedarville, Ohio home. They have three children and are strong advocates for, and supporters of, foster care and adoption.
 
Faith Brown, PharmD



Dr. Brown graduated in 2018 from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – MUSC Campus with her Doctorate of Pharmacy and is currently completing her PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. She served as President of MUSC’s local CPFI Chapter as a student.

In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending quality time with her husband, and playing with her dog and cat. 

After completion of her residency, she hopes to find a clinical pharmacy position practicing in either critical care or internal medicine.

Ronald A. Herman, PhD



Professor Herman is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He received his B.Sc in Pharmacy in 1976 and his M.Sc. in Pharmacy in 1978.  He then spent 6 years with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Southern Africa training pharmacists in a developing area. He returned to Iowa City to pursue a Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics.  After completion, he worked at UIHC for 2 years in the surgical intensive care unit.  He joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy in 1994.  For 7 years he cared for patients in the Burn Treatment Center, then from 2001-2013 he was director of the Iowa Drug Information Network.   Since 2013 he has divided his time teaching at the college of pharmacy and working as clinical specialist reviewing IRB research protocols on behalf of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee ensuring safe use and appropriate informed consent about research medications.  He served CPFI as the chair of the Missions Committee for about 20 years, served on the Board of Directors for 12 years, was President for 3 years and has been the Executive Director these past 6 years.  He has also been an Advisory Council Member of Global Health Outreach for the past 21 years.

Kathy Q. 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 a Clinical Assistant Professor and 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 7 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 standby is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 

David Shirley, PharmD



David Shirley is a 2002 Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy.   He practiced independent community pharmacy in Charleston South Carolina full-time for fourteen years specializing in compounding pharmacy.  The first seven years he spent practicing at Prescription Center Inc. From 2009 until 2015 he was the PIC Plantation Pharmacy at Wappoo Road.  Throughout his career he has served as a preceptor for many students at introductory and advanced levels.  He has been formally recognized for student precepting on four occasions and has been nominated twice for the Preceptor of the Year award.   His love for pharmacy education and students culminated in his 2015 appointment as an Assistant Professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at MUSC.  His teaching roles include Pharmacy Calculations, Compounding and Pharmaceutics Lab, Community Pharmacy Lab, Self Care Therapeutics, and Pharmacy Law and Ethics.  His path to pharmacy was paved by several years of work in industry as well as graduate research training in pharmacology prior to his PharmD training.  He has been a pharmacist member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) for over 20 years, served for several years on the Board of Directors, and is currently the President-Elect of SCPhA.  David is excited about his role in pharmacy education and is committed to helping advance pharmacy practice for years to come.    David resides in Charleston South Carolina with his wife and two boys, ages eighteen and twelve.