School of Pharmacy Advisory Board

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The UConn large letter sign at dusk on June 12, 2021. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn School of Pharmacy's Advisory Board is comprised of School of Pharmacy alums and leaders in pharmacy who provide advice and counsel to the School of Pharmacy that forwards the School's mission of research, teaching, and service. The School is appreciative of each individual's dedication to the Schools development and prominence both nationally and internationally.

 

2022 Active Advisory Board Members

Chair 

Christopher Fortier, Pharm.D. FASHP

Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

UConn '03

 

Vice Chair

Sarah Thompson, Pharm.D.

Vice President of Pharmacy Innovations, Onduo

UConn '06; Cornell University

 

Active Advisory Board Members

Amy Antipas, MS, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Worldwide R & D and Medicine, Pfizer, Inc.

UConn. '89; University of Kansas

 

Bakul Bhatnagar, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Scientist, Worldwide R&D, Pfizer, Inc.

UConn '06

 

Kerry Blanchard, Ph.D.

Vice President, Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources, Merck

UConn '94

 

Matt Bogdanffy, Ph.D.

Vice President, Nonclinical Drug Safety US, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Postdoctoral fellowship at the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology

Northeastern University

 

Deborah Chyun, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor, UConn School of Nursing

Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American Heart Association

Yale University

 

Margaret N. Essex, Pharm.D.

Sr. Medical Director Global Medical Affairs, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Pfizer, Inc.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Family Medicine and Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston

UConn '81; Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Barbara L. Giacomelli, MBA/Pharm.D.

Vice President, Advisory, McKesson RxOBS 

Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

UConn '83; Widener University; University of Colorado

 

Mary Inguanti, MPH

Vice President, Becton Dickenson

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

UConn '84, '97

 

James LaFlamme, MS

CEO, BioPharma Global BS Pharmacy 

Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

UConn '79; Indiana Wesleyan University

 

Marielle Nyser, MA

Senior Manager, Cigna

UConn ’92: Seton Hall University

 

Jennifer Osowiecki, JD

Attorney and Partner, Cox & Osowiecki, LLC

UConn '85, '94

 

Steve Pashko, BS

Regional Healthcare Director, Walgreens Co.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

 

Ed Schreiner

Pharmacist and Owner, Stoll’s Pharmacy

UConn '82

 

Karen M. Scinto, Pharm.D.

Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Nuvance Health

University of the Pacific

 

Greg Susla, Pharm.D.

Retired

UConn '80; University of Florida

 

Eric Tichy, Pharm.D.

Vice Chair, Supply Chain Management – Formulary/Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic

UConn '01

 

Nathan Tinker, Ph.D.

CEO, Connecticut Pharmacists Association

Fordham University

 

Faculty Representatives

Lisa Holle, Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice UConn School of Pharmacy

University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Dennis Wright, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry UConn School of Pharmacy

Ohio University

 

Pharm.D. Representative

Ashley Roding, B.S. (Pharm.D. ’25)

Professional Student Representative UConn School of Pharmacy

 

Graduate Student Representative

Tibo Duran, M.S. (Ph.D. ’26)

Graduate Representative UConn School of Pharmacy

University of Dayton; UConn '26

 

Emeritus Board Members

Darlene Able (1980)
Ann-Louise Almeida
Eric Arlia
Suresh Babu (1987)
Jim Baxter
Michele Belsey
Robert Bepko, Jr. (1977)
Lydia Borysiuk
Mark Brackett (1978)
Richard Carbray, Jr. (1975)
Jeffrey Casberg (1986)
Bob Dana (1963)
Angelo DeFazio (1985)
Joseph DeLucia (1965)
Barbara Deptula (1978)
William Dewey (1967)
Marion Ehrich (1976)
Peter Farina (2014)
Deborah Faucette (1980)
Jean Gagnon (1963, 1968)
Marghie Giuliano (1975)
Rachelle Goto (1976)
Greg Gousse (1971)
Bill Hait (1965)
Dan Haron
Mike Heffernan (1987)
Leslie Higgins
Sarah Kelly
Allison Kiene (1988)
Gerald Koblin (1960)
Janet Kozakiewicz (1979)
Ken Lalime (1979)
Lucinda Maine
Kimberly Metcalf (1993)
Scott Obach
Jennifer Osowiecki (1986)
Joseph Palo (1973)
Joe Papa (1978)
Erica Peitler (1988)
Bob Pinco (1966)
Charlene Polino (1981)
Glen Potvin (1987)
David Rosen (1978)
Michael Rubino (1975)
Mark Rubino (1973)
Dave Sencabaugh
George Spratto
Michael Starkowski (2011)
Roger Stoll (1973)
Lisa Stump (1991)
Papatya Tankut
Elliott Tertes (1962)
Matt Wallace (1980)
Margaret Weaver (1980, 1990)
Jeannette Wick (1979)