2021 On-line Annual Conference & National Student Retreat

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Douglas Anderson, PharmD
 
As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Anderson’s areas of expertise include anticoagulation and thromboembolic disorders as well as cardiovascular risk reduction. He has produced numerous publications, invited presentations, and research. As a researcher, he has attracted grant support from organizations including the University of Texas, Pfizer, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Astra/Merck, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and American Academy of Family Physicians. He has published research manuscripts in Pharmacy, Diabetes Educator, Journal of the American Pharmacy Association, American Journal of Pharmacy Education, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, The Qualitative Report, Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, and Clinical Nursing Research. He has published three textbook or handbook chapters and is currently working on completing a bioethics textbook. Dr. Anderson also possesses extensive teaching across the entirety of the pharmacy curriculum and extensive professional experience in a broad variety of practice settings. Dr. Anderson is also an avid guitar player and fisherman.

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP
(Bio and photo not yet available)

David R. Bright, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, FAPhA, FCCP 

Dr. Bright is Professor of Pharmacy at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, MI. He received his PharmD from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Ferris State University. Following completion of a community pharmacy residency with the University of Toledo and Kroger Pharmacy, he taught at Ohio Northern University for five years before joining the faculty at Ferris State University. He has taught in areas of therapeutics and medication therapy management, and he has also directed a community pharmacy residency program. His research has primarily involved implementing and improving non-dispensing pharmacy services in outpatient settings.

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.

Tracey Frame, PharmD

Dr. Tracy Frame is an Associate Professor at Belmont University College of Pharmacy. She graduated from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and then completed a residency at the Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver, Colorado.  After completing her residency, she worked as a patient care clinical manager with Kroger, Inc., and then started in academia at Cedarville University which ultimately led to her current job at Belmont University.  She teaches in the Pathophysiology and Therapeutics series and the Health Assessment course. She maintains a practice site at The Next Door, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving women impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration. She works with the medical team there which provides medically-monitored detoxification, acute medical care, chronic disease management and educational groups. She loves working with the women there in their road to recovery. Dr. Frame also has a huge passion for missions and is involved in missions both locally and globally in underserved areas.  Her areas of research include substance use, women’s health and student wellness and spirituality.

Jake Grasser, PharmD
Dr. Jake Grasser, a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a 2021 PharmD graduate from Cedarville University who currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. He will be getting married to his fiancé Sarah on July 4th , 2021, and then the two of them will depart for missionary school through the medical branch of Samaritan’s Purse, World Medical Mission. Following missionary school, Jake and Sarah will then be spending a year in France learning French, the medical language of West African hospitals. After language studies, Jake and Sarah will be serving in a West African country as a pharmacist and dietitian. They both feel called to be long-term missionaries, and desire above all else that God is magnified, and they are minimized. To Him be all the glory.

Kelly Jones, PharmD
(Bio and photo not yet available)

Daniel Z. Mansour, PharmD., FASCP, BCGP, AGSF 
 

Dr. Daniel Mansour completed his doctor of pharmacy at the University Of Maryland School of Pharmacy and his specialized residency training in geriatrics at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has practiced in many settings including hospital, subacute medicine, community, internal medicine, family medicine and consultant pharmacy. He has collaborated with interprofessional teams to meet the medication related needs of older adults. This collaboration has led to an innovative model of care in subacute/long-term care that is being disseminated to over 400 rehabilitation centers. Additionally, he is actively involved in developing community and university-sponsored Medication Therapy Management programs to help older adults age in place. He is advocating for expanding pharmacists’ services and has chaired the Health Information Exchange task force with the Maryland Healthcare Commission and the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP). Clinical research initiatives have focused on improving the care of patients with polypharmacy and dementia which led to publications in the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, the Consultant Pharmacist, Annals of Long-term Care and book chapters in Dementia Care and in Geriatric Practice: A Competency Based Approach to Caring for Older Adults. Currently, Dr. Mansour is the clinical coordinator of the Interprofessional Education and Care in Geriatrics as part of the mission of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging. He had taught students from the schools and programs of audiology, dentistry, medicine, nursing, doctor of nursing practice, pharmacy, physical therapy, dental hygiene and social work from various schools. He is certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in geriatric pharmacy, fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and is past president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Maryland Chapter.

Jon E. Sprague, RPh, PhD

Dr. Jon E. Sprague is the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Eminent Scholar at Bowling Green State University and the Director of Science and Research for the Ohio Attorney General. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office and 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.

Timothy Ulbrich, MS HSPA, PharmD
Dr. Timothy Ulbrich is a clinical professor of pharmacy and director of the Master’s in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (MS HSPA) program at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and completed postgraduate residency training at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Ohio State in 2018, he spent 9 years at Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy where he served in various administrative and faculty roles. He has been involved in various pharmacy organizations including his role as a member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Board of Trustees, Treasurer of OPA, Chair of the APhA New Practitioner Network, and founding Chair of the OPA New Practitioner Experience. After paying off more than $200,000 in non-mortgage debt, Tim is working to empower pharmacists and pharmacy students to take control of their financial future. He is the co-founder & amp; CEO of the Your Financial Pharmacist, host of the Your Financial Pharmacist Podcast and co-author of Seven Figure Pharmacist: How to Maximize Your Income, Eliminate Debt and Create Wealth.
 

 DEVOTION & WORSHIP LEADERS

Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD

In April 2021, Dr. Jeffrey Bates was appointed Dean of Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy after serving as Associate Dean for five years.  He works tirelessly with the School’s executive committee to see that the School aligns students’ God-given passions with their God-given abilities ensuring they become exceptional Kingdom ambassadors, ministering, and adorning the Gospel through the profession of pharmacy.  Nearly 30 years after graduating from Pharmacy school, Dr. Bates’ career has centered on pouring into more than 2,300 Pharmacists, modeling excellent care, and striving to exceed expectations. 
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 continue to regularly hone 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 been an invited lecturer many times on both state and national platforms.  Dr. Bates has helped lead several non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Pharmacists Association, Hope House Free Medical Clinic, Cran Hill Ministries, and the Christian Pharmacy Fellowship International.  He has served as a deacon at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville as well as led committees in the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy and at the Michigan Pharmacist’s Association.  He is currently actively involved in the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Board of Directors and chairs its Educational Affairs Committee. He and his wife Sheryl are originally from the west-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.

Joy Greene, PharmD 

Dr. Joy Greene is a native of North Carolina who received her Pharm.D. degree from UNC in 1998. Joy worked in community pharmacy for seven years before joining the Academy.  She taught at Wingate University from 2005 to 2011. In 2011, God called Joy and her family to move to Jackson, Tennessee where she taught at Union University until June, 2014.  God opened up an opportunity for Joy and her family to return to NC in July of 2014 when she accepted an Assistant Dean position at the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University.  Joy has been married to her husband, Bryan, for 23 years and they have two children. Joy and her family are members of Greene Street Baptist Church in High Point. Joy has a radio/speaking ministry called Joytime Ministries.  "Joytime" is a one-minute Christian radio feature that airs on over 150 radio stations worldwide and Joy speaks regularly at women's events.  You can learn more about Joytime Ministries at www.joytime.org.

Grace Heeralall, PharmD

Grace graduated from ULM (University of Louisiana Monroe) Pharmacy School in 2015 with her doctorate in pharmacy and minor in Spanish. She married Manasseh Heeralall, the love of her life, soon afterwards in March of 2016 and moved to West Palm Beach, Florida where she currently still resides. Grace has always enjoyed the retail side of pharmacy and has worked at several popular retail pharmacy chains over the years. However, God has recently given her the opportunity to move into the specialty area of compounding and veterinary pharmacy, something which has brought Grace much joy, thanks to her love for animals.

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. 

STUDENT RETREAT SPEAKERS

Alex Barker, PharmD

Alex Barker helps pharmacists create fulfilling careers and lives. For a time, he was a burned-out clinical pharmacy specialist. Now, he is the Founder and Head Coach at TheHappyPharmD.com where, alongside his team, he creates classes to help over 500 pharmacists find and create new career paths. He recently published the book Indispensable: The Prescription for a Fulfilling Pharmacy Career. The Happy PharmD’s goal is to help 500 pharmacists transition into new jobs by January 1st, 2019. When he’s not working with pharmacists, he spends time with his wife, Megan and two lovely girls, Izzie and Addie.

Joy Greene, PharmD

Joy Greene is a native of North Carolina who received her Pharm.D. degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.  In her pharmacy career, Joy has opened and managed two independent community pharmacies and has been a founding faulty member of three new schools of pharmacy.  She currently serves as a Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Education at the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University in North Carolina.  Joy has been married to her husband Bryan for 24 years and they have two children.  Joy and her family are members of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point. Joy has a radio/speaking ministry called Joytime Ministries.  "Joytime" is a one-minute Christian radio feature that airs on 200 radio stations worldwide and Joy speaks regularly at women's events.  You can learn more about Joytime Ministries at www.joytime.org

Keith W. Allhands, BS Pharm

Keith Allhands is a pharmacist living in southeast Indiana. He started out his career working in the first computerized independent pharmacy in the state of Indiana located in New Castle, while working part-time at the local hospital. Moving southeast, he retired after 39 years at Dearborn County Hospital working his way from staff pharmacist to assistant director of pharmacy services. Keith is a Purdue University graduate. He is working in his community being a board member and clinic director for the Volunteers in Medicine of Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland Counties, a free medical clinic in Aurora, IN. Keith volunteers as a pharmacist interpreter and a board member of the Hook’s Drug Store Museum located at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. He is a supply pastor for various churches for pastors needing vacation/sick time or churches between full-time pastors. Keith enjoys volunteering on short-term medical brigades. He is married to his bride, Linda, has three beautiful daughters, and four engaging grandchildren.