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Clinical Preceptors

Katerine Getchell, PharmD, BCACP
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Residency Rotations: Home-based Primary Care, Education and Academia
Education:
• BS, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Trinity University, 2006
• PharmD, University of Houston, 2010
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
Email: katerine.getchell@va.gov
Biography: In addition to primary care and home-based primary care, I also work in the anticoagulation clinic and serve as a member of the Institutional Review Board at our hospital. Outside of work, I enjoy shopping, a variety of arts-and-crafts, and live music.

Erik Peterson, PharmD, BCACP
PGY-1 Assistant Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Residency Rotation: Primary Care, Assistant Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Education:
• B.S. Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 2005
• PharmD, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, 2009
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2009-2010
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
Email: erik.peterson@va.gov
Biography: Although I primarily work in the Primary Care setting, I am also involved in the Anticoagulation
and Tobacco Cessation Clinics. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and home brewing.

Ian Pace, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-2 Pharmacy Outcomes and Healthcare Analytics Residency Program Director
Residency Rotation: VISN 17 Pharmacy Benefits Management
Education: Undergrad, Pharmacy University of Texas at Austin
Board Certification: Pharmacotherapy
Email: ian.pace@va.gov
Biography: My current duties include drug-use policy development, formulary management, provider education, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee support.

Daniel Wu, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Psychiatry
PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Residency Rotation: Psychiatry
Education:
• AS, Northeast Alabama Community College, 2002
• PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, 2006
• ASHP-Accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2007
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP)
Email: Daniel.wu2@va.gov
Biography: Dr. Wu is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry and the director of the PGY2-Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program.  He graduated from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy with his PharmD in 2006.  He then completed his ASHP-Accredited Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center the following year.  He worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN until summer of 2014 when he accepted his current position at CTVHCS.  Clinical interest include PTSD, schizophrenia and geriatrics.  Personal interests include fly fishing, cooking and various outdoor activities. 

Jody Bartlett, PharmD
Chief of Pharmacy Service for Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Residency Rotation: Pharmacy Management, PGY-2 Content Expert and Preceptor
Education:
• PharmD, The University of Texas at Austin/The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1998
• Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and The Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1998-1999
Email: jody.bartlett2@va.gov

Stephen Melde, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Chief of Pharmacy Operations
Residency Rotation: Heart Failure Clinic
Education:
• BS Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, 1991
• PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2001
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), 1997
Email: Stephen.Melde@VA.gov
Biography: I enjoy time with my family, hunting & shooting, cattle ranching, and church participation.

Nancy Small, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
Residency Rotation: Non-formulary Training
Education:
• PharmD, Butler University, 1992
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Email: nancy.small@va.gov
Biography: All but 3 years of my career with the VA; Love the Chicago Cubs, dancing, singing, and reading.

Archana Banerjee
Residency Rotations: Internal Medicine to include active involvement and rounding with Medicine Teaching teams; Infectious Disease to include Antimicrobial stewardship
Education:
• B.S. Pharmacy, St. John’s University, New York, May 1989,Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Email: archana.banerjee@va.gov 
Biography: I am a Clinical Instructor at University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M and University of Houston. I work closely with & precept Pharmacy students and Residents throughout the year on Internal Medicine & Infectious disease rotations.  I greatly enjoy teaching and being able to impact & contribute to the education & training of future pharmacists.  Nominated as preceptor of the year by Residents in 2011.   My work largely involves being a clinical Pharmacy consultant for the Internal Medicine service, the Infectious Disease service and other specialties.  I also cover Epogen clinic and help with Hep C clinic as needed.

Amy Braun, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Residency Rotation:  Primary Care
Education:
• B.S. Biochemistry, B.A. French, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999
• PharmD, The University of Texas at Austin 2005
• Primary Care Pharmacy Residency, Scott & White, 2005-2006
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
• Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Email:  amy.braun2@va.gov
Biography:  I work in the Primary Care Clinics, Anticoagulation Clinic, and Heart Failure Clinic. I enjoy traveling and listening to music.

Michael Brett, PharmD
Residency Rotation: Oncology
Education:
• BS Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin,  1994
• PharmD, Shenandoah University, Winchester VA, 2005
Email:  michael.brett@va.gov
Biography:  I have emergency services experience as a firefighter/paramedic before the College of Pharmacy.  Currently I am in the position to provide practical experience in the oncology setting in both outpatient clinic and hospital environments.

Staci Cavness, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Rotations: Ambulatory Care
Education:
• BS, Medical Technology, Angelo State University, 1994
• PharmD, University of Texas, 2002
• Ambulatory Care Residency, Scott and White, 2002-2003
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)
Other Certification:
• Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Email: staci.cavness@va.gov
Biography: In addition to ambulatory care, I do some anticoagulation. I also teach Diabetes Workshop (medication section) and team teach Diabetes Refresher class. I am involved in Diabetes group visits as well. I am a member of the Diabetes Advisory Committee. Outside of work, I enjoy weight training, a variety of arts-and-crafts, and photography.

Cassidy L Dzenowski, PharmD
Residency Rotation: Primary Care
Education:
• University of Louisiana at Monroe
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2008-2009
Email: Cassidy.Dzenowski@va.gov
Biography: I am the Clinical pharmacy specialist for Hepatitis C Clinic and Epogen Clinic.  Also involved in Primary Care team and Anticoagulation Clinic. 

Nathan Fewel, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Rotation: Inpatient Staffing
Education:
• B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2002
• PharmD, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2007
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2007-2008
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Certificate: Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate (SIDP)
Email: Nathan.fewel@va.gov
Biography: I am an inpatient pharmacist, and have precepted the inpatient staffing rotation since 2009. My areas of interest include clinical research, and vancomycin and aminoglycoside PK [Pharmacokinetics].

Suzanne Fry, PharmD
Residency Rotation: Medication Management, Anticoagulation
Education:
• Undergradate degree, Texas A&M University
• PharmD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2006-2007
Email: Suzanne.Fry2@va.gov
Biography: I work as the Anticoagulation Clinic coordinator and serve as preceptor for Anticoagulation and Medication Management rotations.

Carolyn Havelka, RPh     
Residency Rotation:  Outpatient Pharmacy
Education:
• BS Biology, Texas A&M University, 1989
• BS Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
Email:  carolyn.havelka@va.gov
Biography:  I am the Outpatient Pharmacy supervisor.  This involves the best of both worlds; taking care of patients  and management.  When I have spare time, I enjoy gardening and working crossword puzzles.

Brandi Huf, PharmD
Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Rotation: Anticoagulation
Education:
• B.S. Biology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2001
• PharmD, Texas Tech University HSC-School of Pharmacy, 2005
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Texas Tech University HSC-School of Pharmacy, 2005-2006
• PGY-2 Primary Care Residency, Scott & White Health System, 2006-2007
Email: brandi.huf@va.gov
Biography: I work part-time at the VA primarily seeing clinic visits in the Anticoagulation Clinic. Outside of work, I enjoy staying busy with my three children and spending time with family.

Jennifer Krause, PharmD, CDE
Residency Rotation: Primary Care
Education:  PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Email: Jennifer.krause@va.gov
Biography: I moved to Texas in 2008 from Northern Illinois (outside of Chicago). I primarily work in the Primary Care clinics including Women’s Health, I am also involved in the Anticoagulation Clinic.

Ronnie D. Lamb, RPh
Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor-Waco site
Residency Rotation: Primary Care/ Outpatient Pharmacy Services
Education:
• BS Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Email: Ronnie.Lamb@va.gov
Biography: Work primarily in primary care Waco where we enter/fill/counsel every new prescription generated by the physicians in Waco.  We are the mini-CMOP (Centralized Mailout Pharmacy) in that we mail every script that CMOP-Dallas does not fill for all sites, Waco, Temple, Austin, and 5 CBOC’s.  We process over 1000 mailout prescriptions daily and have some bonus days crossing the 2000 mark.  Besides monitoring Waco Outpatient, I am a gun collector and marksman.

Wenya Lu, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Rotation: Primary Care and Anticoagulation
Education:
• PharmD, University of Houston School of Pharmacy, 2012
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2012-2013
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Email: wenya.lu@va.gov
Biography: Although I primarily work in the Primary Care setting and the Anticoagulation clinic, I’m also involved in the CHF clinic. In my spare time, I enjoy shopping and traveling.

Jagruti Patel B.S. RPh
Education:
• BS Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1996
Email: Jagruti.Patel@va.gov
Biography: I am currently working inpatient and Geriatric LTC units. I am also involved in Fall Prevention committee, Cardiovascular workshop and occasionally Diabetic workshop. I enjoy taking care of and spending time with my family in my spare time.

Kelly R Rodriguez PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Mental Health
Residency Rotation: Mental Health, Tele-Mental Health
Education:
• Pharm.D. University of Texas at Austin 2002
• Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency – Austin State Hospital 2002-2003
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist
Email: Kelly.Rodriguez2@va.gov
Biography: Although my primary assignment is outpatient mental health, I also have experience and enjoy substance abuse disorders and pain management. My favorite stress relieving activity is running.

Michael Rose PharmD, BCPS
Residency Rotation: Critical Care/Cardiology
Education:
• B.S. Microbiology, University of North Texas, 2003
• PharmD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2009
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2009-2010
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Email: michael.rose7@va.gov
Biography: I enjoy surfing, wakeboarding, sand volleyball and soccer. Pretty much anything in water or on sand.

Len Sosebee, R.Ph.
Clinical Pharmacist, ADPAC
Residency Rotation: Psychiatry
Education:
• B.S. of Pharmacy , University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Email: Len.sosebee@va.gov
Biography: I am an ADPAC, work in the Anticoagulation Clinic in Waco, and precept both students & residents in psychiatric pharmacy. I have four children, therefore I have little spare time for myself. My family enjoys church activities, water sports, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, hunting & fishing, running, swimming & backpacking. We like to stay active.

Mia Ta, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Residency Rotation: Primary Care, Heart Failure, Anticoagulation
Education:
• PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, 2007
• PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2007-2008
Board Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), 2009
Email: mia.ta@va.gov
Biography: I work in the Primary Care Clinics, Heart Failure Clinic, and Anticoagulation Clinic. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, listening to music, dinning at various ethnic cuisines, and traveling.

Christine Wicke, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Ambulatory Care
Residency Rotations: Primary Care
Education:
• BS, Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2008
• PharmD, University of Texas, 2012
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Email: christine.wicke@va.gov
Biography: In addition to primary care, I also work in the anticoagulation clinic and telepharmacy clinics. Outside of work, I enjoy attending high school sporting events (football, basketball, and baseball), dancing, dining at new places, and listening to live music.

Tom W. Wilson, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry
Education
• BS in Pharmacy 1971 , University of Texas 1971
• PharmD  2003, University of Texas 2003
Board Certification:
• Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist
Email: tom.wilson@va.gov
Biography:  I have worked many years in retail pharmacy prior to coming to the VA. I have served at the VA since leaving retail in outpatient in the MHC clinic, inpatient in CLC and the anticoagulation clinic. Outside interests include gardening and reading.