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Preceptors

Julie AkersJulie Akers, PharmD, BCACP serves as a Residency Major Project (Project) preceptor and the Academia (ACAD) preceptor for the Fred Meyer Washington State University PGY-1 community resident program and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Spokane, WA. Julie serves as an Academia and Residency Project Preceptor for the Academia, Ambulatory Care and Research learning experiences with the Fred Meyer – Washington State University Community Residency Program. Julie’s focus is in innovative practice in the ambulatory care/community setting. Her interests include advancing the role of pharmacists in improving health outcomes for underserved patients while promoting the role of the pharmacist in public health. She is currently working on grant-funded research involving pharmacist-provided patient care for minor illnesses as well as Hepatitis C Antibody screening.

Prior to joining WSU, Julie spent 14 years in community pharmacy in a variety of roles, including pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager, and District Manager for a regional independent chain, and as Manager of Retail Pharmacies for a regional physician-owned clinic. Her courses at the College of Pharmacy include Healthcare Systems, Pharmacy Management, Pharmacy Law, Practical Politics and Pharmacy, and she guest lectures in Pharmacotherapy. She serves on the Curriculum committee and has previously served on the Admissions and Assessment committees. Julie is also the Chapter Advisor for the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA), the Spokane Pharmacy Association (SPA) and is the Grand Council Deputy for Kappa Psi Beta Pi.

In support of the profession of pharmacy, Julie completed two elected terms on the Board of Directors of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, one term as a Director-at-Large (2008-2010) and one term on the Executive Committee (2011-2013) having been President of the WSPA in 2012. Julie currently serves on the WSPA Board of Directors as the appointed WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences representative (2014-Present).  She currently represents the WSU pharmacy program at the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Committee meetings (formerly the WA Board of Pharmacy) and has been involved in advancing the role of pharmacists in Washington through both the legislative and rule-making process. On a national level, Julie serves on the APhA Government Affairs Committee and locally serves on Spokane Regional Health Department’s Opioid Taskforce. She is a member of APhA, ASHP, ACA, AACP, and WSPA.

Amy JayAmy Jay, PharmD serves as the Residency Program Director, Major Project, and Patient Care preceptor located at the Fred Meyer division office for the Fred Meyer-Washington State University PGY-1 Community Residency Program. She additionally works as a Community Pharmacist in a Fred Meyer site located in Vancouver, Washington. Amy completed the Fred Meyer – Oregon State University PGY1 community residency program in 2016 during which she was awarded the Northwest Convention’s Best Resident Poster Presentation. In August 2016, her work on the expansion of collaborative practice within community pharmacy was featured for her work on collaborative practice agreements in APhA’s Pharmacy Today. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2015 where she received the Pfizer Excellence in Patient Care Award.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington State University earning a Bachelor of Science in genetics and molecular biology. Upon graduation from WSU, she returned back to her hometown of Portland where she had an extensive career in biomedical research prior to pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Her current pharmacy interests include increasing clinical care in community pharmacy through collaborative practice, ambulatory care, medication therapy management, travel medicine, and disease state management through personalized coaching. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association. She is currently serving as the secretary and treasurer for the Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son being active in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest hiking, swimming, boating, and snowshoeing.

Crystal BryanCrystal Bryan, PharmD graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2012. Upon graduation she moved to the greater Portland area and completed the Fred Meyer- Oregon State University PGY-1 community residency program in 2013. After the residency Crystal served as a clinical staff pharmacist in district two for just over a year before being promoted to the Fred Meyer Division Clinical Care Coordinator (CCC) where she also served as the Clinical Management Preceptor for the residency program. She thoroughly enjoyed her role as both a clinical pharmacist and as the CCC but wanted to take advantage of her newest role as a mom (to twin girls)! She now works part time as a Transitions of Care Pharmacist with The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) where she serves as the primary TVC preceptor for the residency.

Dr. Bryan is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association, Phi Lambda Sigma, and the Rho Chi Society. She has completed APhA certificate programs for immunizations, diabetes, medication therapy management (MTM), and travel health services and has completed requirements to be a trainer for the immunization, diabetes, and MTM programs. She also completed additional certification to be a clinical community pharmacist through the WSPA. She is passionate about optimizing care for patients whether that is through disease state management, MTM, or immunizations. Dr. Bryan also loves teaching through precepting, formal guest lectures and advocating for the profession of pharmacy.

Outside of work she enjoys anything that involves spending time with her daughters, friends, & family.  She also loves to travel, stay active, and bake and decorate specialty cakes.

Wassim Ayoub, RPh is the Pharmacy Practice Coordinator for East Portland and SW Washington Fred Meyer locations serves as the primary preceptor for the Program Development and Organization Management Learning Experience preceptor for the Fred Meyer-Washington State University PGY-1 Community Residency Program.. He is also the Academia Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Fred Meyer division. In his current role, Wassim spearheads clinical outcomes/initiatives, reinforces compliance with company policies and state/federal rules for his district. He also ensures accreditation and company standards are met for APPE, IPPE and post graduate training programs for the entire division. Wassim coordinates resident’s placement, onboarding and distributes any residency specific updates or materials from the Regional Clinical Manager, Kayla Hensley. Wassim is an Oregon State University graduate that began his career with Fred Meyer as an intern in 2000. Since 2001, his served as a Staff Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager and Pharmacy Practice Coordinator for multiple Fred Meyer locations before assuming his current role. Wassim served as the chair of Pacific University advisory board as well as a few committees, sub-committees for pharmacy associations and colleges in the Northwest area. Wassim currently serves as a member of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.

In his spare time, Wassim enjoys spending time at home with his family, playing soccer with his friends and maintaining his coral reef aquarium.

Melissa Hansen, PharmD serves as pharmacy manager at the Orchards Fred Meyer pharmacy and serves as the Patient-Centered Dispensing and Pharmacy Management preceptor for the Fred Meyer-Washington State University PGY-1 Community-Based Residency.

Dr. Hansen is a member of the Washington State Pharmacy Association. She has completed APhA certificate programs for immunizations, diabetes, medication therapy management (MTM), and travel health services and has completed requirements to be a trainer for the immunization, and MTM programs. She also completed additional certification to be a clinical community pharmacist through the WSPA. Dr. Hansen is passionate about balancing the growing field of community clinical services with the art of running an effective and efficient pharmacy.

Outside of work she enjoys anything that involves spending time with her two children, friends, & family.  When not working, she can often be found running on the trails throughout Camas and Vancouver.

Kayla Hensley, PharmD is the pharmacy regional clinical manager in the West region for Kroger-Fred Meyer and serves as a co-preceptor for the Program Development and Organization Management Learning Experience preceptor for the Fred Meyer-Washington State University PGY-1 Community Residency Program. Kayla is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of pharmacy services as well as analyzing and communicating quality measurement activities to stakeholders.

In 2007 Kayla graduated from Washington State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in genetics and cell biology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Washington State University graduating magna cum laude in 2011. Kayla started with Fred Meyer as a pharmacy intern in 2008. She floated as a pharmacist in the Portland area before taking a permanent staffing position at the Oregon City Fred Meyer, one of Fred Meyer’s busiest locations. At the Oregon City location, she was promoted to assistant manager and also clinical staff pharmacist. As a clinical staff pharmacist, she not only performed clinical services but also coached and developed the clinical skills of staff pharmacists at 5 different locations. She has also managed the pharmacy at the Burlingame Fred Meyer. Just prior to being promoted to her current position Kayla was the division clinical sales manager for Fred Meyer pharmacy.

Kayla has completed the APhA certificate programs for immunizations, diabetes, and medication therapy management (MTM). She is also an APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Faculty. Her specific areas of interest include: pharmacy operations management, advancing the practice of pharmacy in the clinical setting and team dynamics. In support of advancing the practice of pharmacy Kayla serves on the OSPA Pharmacy Practice Committee: Oregon Formulary Sub-Committee and the Oregon Pharmacy Coalition.

In her off hours, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, sewing and working out at Crossfit Oregon City.

Eric Schettini, PharmD Serves as pharmacy manager at the Orchards Fred Meyer pharmacy and serves as the Patient-Centered Dispensing and Pharmacy Management preceptor for the Fred Meyer-Washington State University PGY-1 Community-Based Residency. He graduated from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2012 and was awarded the Mylan Institute of Pharmacy Excellence in Pharmacy Award.

Upon graduating he took a position with Fred Meyer as a float pharmacist and then a staff pharmacist before serving as a clinical staff pharmacist for various locations throughout SW Washington and the Portland metro area. He also provided relief for the Vancouver Clinic pharmacy as well as the Transitions of Care clinic. Eric enjoyed various clinical functions in his role that included training of pharmacy teams as well as implementing MTM services, travel clinics, immunization services, health screenings, prescribing for minor ailments under CDTAs, and lifestyle coaching for employees with various disease states. He serves in the Pacific University School of Pharmacy Alumni Board.

In his free time Eric enjoys playing drums, cooking, making pizza, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Current Residents

Lizzie Hanson, PharmD, is one of the two current community-based pharmacy residents with Fred Meyer and Washington State University. She is originally from Chagrin Falls, a village outside of Cleveland, OH. Lizzie graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University in 2020.

Lizzie is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Kappa Epsilon, Washington State Pharmacists Association, and member of the honorary fraternities Rho Chi and Sigma Delta Chi. Her professional interests include promoting access to patient care, caring for underserved populations, integrating HIV and PrEP services, women’s health, academia, and participating in pharmacy leadership. She brings enthusiasm for improving clinical outcomes for patients, mentoring others, and looks forward to serving as a community resource to disparate populations to improve health literacy.

She is excited for tasting the local cuisine in the Portland area, drinking coffee, cooking, attending trivia nights, playing board games, going to see live music, and hiking. She has a passion for Zumba, yoga, biking, traveling, and gardening. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, unwinding with some online shopping from the comfort of home, and streaming shows like the Great British Baking show.

Kate Vijarro, PharmD, is one of the two current community-based pharmacy residents with Fred Meyer and Washington State University. She is originally from the South Puget Sound Area. Kate completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016. She then graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Washington State University, Yakima in 2020.

Kate is a member of the Washington State Pharmacists Association and American Pharmacists Association. She is excited to contribute to Fred Meyer Pharmacy’s ever-expanding role in patient care in the community setting. Her interests include working with the geriatric population, ambulatory care, and mentoring pharmacy students. She someday hopes to practice pharmacy in a small rural community in the Northwest to help fill in the gaps of care associated with healthcare provider shortages.

In her spare time, Kate is excited to explore the Portland area. She loves being outdoors and discovering new places on her bicycle. She enjoys trying local breweries, playing games, and listening to ‘90s music.

Past Residents

2019-20

Claire Rutledge, PharmD, completed her community-based pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2020. She is from Portland, OR and completed her undergraduate education at Gonzaga University located in Spokane, WA in 2016. She then returned to Oregon and graduated from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2019.

Claire is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, as well as Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. She is excited to expand the role of clinical pharmacy into the community setting and utilize clinical skills to best serve her patients. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, academia, and transitions of care.

In her free time, she enjoys staying active through running, playing soccer, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She also likes spending time with her family and friends, listening to country music, trying new restaurants in Portland, and watching Gonzaga basketball (Go Zags). Sometime this year, she is hoping to adopt a dog or puppy!

Update: Post-residency, Claire will be staying with Fred Meyer and joining the Mill Plain team in Vancouver, WA. She’s also planning on adopting a puppy!

Kaylie Yoon, PharmD, completed her community-based pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2020. She is originally from Tustin, California. Kaylie graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2019.

Kaylie is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Healthy-System Pharmacists, and Lambda Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, psychiatry, academia, and providing care for underserved populations. A community pharmacy residency is perfect for Kaylie because it will allow her to be directly involved in managing her patients’ medications and health. During her PGY-1 residency, she is looking forward to gaining additional clinical and leadership experience so she can provide expanded services to her community as well as create close relationships with patients.

In her spare time, Kaylie enjoys finding new coffee shops, trying out new baking recipes, cheering for her favorite soccer team (Tottenham Spurs), and traveling.

Update: Post-residency, Kaylie will be pursuing a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency at the VA in San Diego.

2018-19

Therese PhamTherese Pham, PharmD, completed her community-based pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2019. She is from San Diego, CA and completed her undergraduate education at University of California, Riverside in 2015. She then graduated from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2018.

Therese is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and transitions of care. Therese was very excited to gain experience in pharmacy management, as well as utilizing her clinical skills in the community.

In her spare time, Therese enjoys hiking, playing tennis, skiing, and traveling.

Update: Post-residency, Therese will be staying with Fred Meyer and joining the team in Tillamook. She hopes to use her training and experiences to help her team excel in clinical services.

Steve NzeleSteve Nzele, PharmD, is originally from Cameroon, and moved to the USA at age 19. He completed his prerequisites for pharmacy school at Montgomery College and transferred to the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2018.

A residency in community practice represents the perfect opportunity for him to become a driving force of the culture shift pharmacy is currently undergoing in the community setting. His goal as a resident was to build strong relationships with his patients and demonstrate the impact pharmacists in the community can have on their health/wellness. He is very excited about all the resources he will have at his disposal to better serve his population.

When he is not at the pharmacy, he loves traveling, playing basketball (#BallisLife), watching sports/TV shows, and dreaming of an alternate simulation in which he is an astronaut who gets to explore every planet of our solar system.

Update: Post-residency, Steve will stay with Fred Meyer primarily working as a transition of care pharmacist at The Vancouver Clinic

2017-18

Arsalan “RC” ShahArsalan “RC” Shah, PharmD, MBA completed his community pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2018-19. He was born in Pakistan and moved to Seguin, TX when he was 15 years old. RC attended University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate student. He then went on to attend University of Kentucky and graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master’s in Business Administration.

During his residency, RC worked to utilize Washington’s provider status to advance pharmacy practice and improve clinical pharmacy in community setting. He enjoyed learning about management of pharmacies, developing leadership skills, practicing and expanding clinical services, and managing chronic diseases. He also found a passion for providing transitions of care services at The Vancouver Clinic. He remains actively involved with OSPA and WSPA to support the profession of pharmacy.

During his free time, RC enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the beach, trying new foods/restaurants, watching TV shows, watching sports, reading books, and staying active.

Update: RC serves as a Pharmacy Operations Manager at Central City Concern in Portland. His goal is to continue working with underserved populations and increase access to care for the homeless population.

Matthew ElamparoMatthew Elamparo, PharmD, completed his community pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2018-19. Originally from Seattle, WA, He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 2012 and then completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017, both from the University of Washington. Matthew is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the Washington State Pharmacy Association. His professional interests include expanding pharmacy clinical practice in the community setting, medical billing, point-of-care testing, and the implementation of Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements.

Outside of pharmacy practice, Matthew’s interests include photography, performing and listening to music, and collecting shoes. During his free time, he likes to try new restaurants, play basketball, and spend time with his wife and family.

Update: Matthew lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife, Amada and their dog, Phoebe. Matthew currently serves as the Clinic Pharmacy Manager for Community Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary care services to the underserved. In his position, he works collaboratively with other providers, while also managing a pharmacy service that specializes in chronic disease state management, HIV, and Gender-affirming care. Matthew hopes to expand ambulatory care services at his site while continuing to serve as a pharmacy residency and student preceptor.  

2016-17

Ada ChangAda Chang, PharmD, completed her community pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2017. She was born in Lindsay, California but her family relocated to Portland, Oregon when she was three years old. Dr.  Chang attended the University Honors College at Oregon State University where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in general science with a minor in chemistry. Dr. Chang received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University in June of 2016.

Dr. Chang is most passionate about providing patient care services, management skills, and further developing clinical services in the community setting, in order to increase convenience and access to care. She is a member of American Pharmacists Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, and the Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association.

During her free time, Dr. Chang enjoys watching movies (both domestic and foreign), jogging, hiking, and spending time with her family and her husband

Update: Dr. Chang is now working as a home infusion pharmacist for Providence Home Services.

Briana H. CoscaBriana H. Cosca, PharmD, AKA “Brie”, completed her community pharmacy practice residency with Fred Meyer and Washington State University in 2017. Originally from northern California, she graduated with honors from the University of Montana in 2016 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

She is a member of the American Pharmacist Association and the Oregon State Pharmacy Association. Her professional interests include chronic disease state management, pharmacy policy, transitions of care, and medication therapy management.

In her spare time Brie enjoys adventuring outdoors with her husband and one-year old daughter. Her favorite activities include disk golf, trail biking, hiking, and being terrible at golf.

Update: Brie recently took over as pharmacy manager at the Fred Meyer in Florence, OR. She is excited for the new responsibilities and challenges this role brings and is looking forward to applying her residency training to help her new team be #ClinicalStrong.

2015-16

Jenny J. KimJenny J. Kim, PharmD completed her community pharmacy residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University in 2016. Jenny graduated from Pacific University School of Pharmacy. She is originally from Portland, Oregon.

Her professional interests include guideline-based medication optimization, cost effective medications and transitions of care.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping and backpacking without cell service. She also enjoys seeking out fun places to eat in Portland. She is always on the lookout for great travel opportunities and appreciates all tips regarding traveling on a budget.

Update: Post-residency, Jenny works as a clinical pharmacist in family medicine and internal medicine clinics. She helps manage chronic disease states, optimize medication therapy for high risk patients and provides medication consultation to providers and patients.

Amy JayAmy Jay, PharmD completed her community practice residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University in 2016 during the seventh year of the program. During her residency year she was awarded with the Northwest Convention Best Resident Poster Presentation for her work on her major project on collaborative practice agreements.  Amy graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2015 where she received the Pfizer Excellence in Patient Care Award. She is originally from the Portland area.

Her current pharmacy interests include increasing clinical care in community pharmacy through collaborative practice, ambulatory care, medication therapy management, travel medicine, and disease state management through personalized coaching. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Oregon State Pharmacy Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association. She currently is serving as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son being active in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest hiking, swimming, boating, and snowshoeing.

Update: Post-residency, Amy has stayed on with Fred Meyer as the Residency Program Director, Major Project and Patient Care preceptor.  She also continues her work as a community pharmacist at Fred Meyer where she has continued focus on advancing clinical practice in community pharmacy. In August 2016 her work on the expansion of collaborative practice in community pharmacy was featured as the cover story in APhA’s Pharmacy Today.

2014-15

Yara NouisserYara Nouisser, PharmD completed her community practice residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University during the 6th year of the program. Yara graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Washington State University in 2014. She is originally from Pullman, WA.

Yara is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, academia, CDTA implementation, transition of care, metabolic syndrome therapy management, and travel medicine.

In her spare time, Yara enjoys traveling, dining out, playing sports, dancing, listening to music, and watching Cougar football!

Update: Dr. Nouisser lives in Seattle, Washington and is currently practicing at Kaiser Permanente in the Kent primary care clinic. Dr. Nouisser is the Pharmacist in Charge at the outpatient pharmacy and works under a collaborative drug therapy agreement to focus on initiatives directly involved with chronic disease state management. Dr. Nouisser hopes to become board certified in Ambulatory Care and pursue a degree in Business Administration.  She continues to stay active in pharmacy organizations and attends local and national annual pharmacy meetings.

Matt KleinMatt Klein, PharmD completed his community practice residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University during the 6th year of the program. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2014. His professional interests include hyperlipidemia, immunizations, anticoagulation, pain management, and pharmacy management. He is originally from Vancouver, WA.

Matt is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association, and the Phi Lambda Sigma fraternity. Matt has completed APhA certificate programs for cardiovascular disease risk management, diabetes, medication therapy management (MTM), as well as additional certification to be a clinical community pharmacist through the WSPA.

With close to 10 years of experience, Matt is excited to continue his journey in the ever-evolving realm of community and ambulatory care pharmacy.  In his free time, he enjoys the company of his family, playing board games, and trying new foods.

Update: Post Residency, Matt practiced for three years at the Salmon Creek Fred Meyer – a location where he spent time as a resident. During that time, his team at Salmon Creek earned three consecutive district awards winning Highest Prescription Increase in 2015, Clinical Excellence in 2016, and Highest Prescription Increase again in 2017.

Currently, Matt is practicing at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center where his focus is directed towards anticoagulation management, transitions of care, and outpatient pharmacy.

2013-14

Adam Youngblood, PharmD, BCPS completed his community pharmacy practice residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University during the 5th year of the program. Adam graduated from The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2013 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Adam is originally from Lowell, Massachusetts.

Adam is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and a member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association. He has a special interest in chronic disease state management and ambulatory care especially as it relates to patients with underlying cancers and blood disorders. Outside of pharmacy, Adam enjoys long distance running, playing guitar, and rooting for the New England Patriots on Sundays.

Update: Post-Residency, Adam moved to Bangor, Maine where he currently lives with his wife, Kristin, and their two pets, Rhody and Elsa. Adam works as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist for Northern Light Health EMMC Cancer Care. His primary role is with the Oral Medication Management Program, working collaboratively with oncologists, nurses, and patient advocates to provide education, financial assistance, and clinical monitoring for patients on oral oncology agents. He continues to precept pharmacy students and residents as he pursues board certification in Oncology. In 2018, Adam became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and served as a guest speaker at Husson University College of Pharmacy for two oncology pharmacy lectures. Adam also practices community pharmacy in a per-diem role with Sam’s Club Pharmacy in Bangor and remains a per-diem inpatient pharmacist at Waldo County General Hospital

Scott KafaderScott Kafader, PharmD, completed his community pharmacy practice residency with Fred Meyer and Oregon State University during the fifth year of the program. Scott graduated from Belmont University College of Pharmacy, in Nashville, Tennessee in 2013. As a member of Belmont University’s second pharmacy class, Scott helped to bring various pharmacy student organizations to campus including the Gamma Xi chapter of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity.

Scott is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the Oregon State Pharmacy Association, and the Phi Delta Chi fraternity. His professional interests include diabetes management, public health issues, underserved populations, and medical missions. Scott is interested in experiencing these interests through the lens of a community chain pharmacy.

Scott’s personal interests include camping, music, and spending time with his dog. He is an Oregon native and glad to be returning home to serve the needs of the people of the Portland area. He recently purchased a house in Astoria, Oregon and is looking forward to exploring the history of the area and all the North Coast has to offer.

Update: In 2016, Scott made a big change and transitioned from a role in community practice to ambulatory care with Providence Health and Services. Currently, he is working a split role with Providence. His first role is with the anticoagulation clinic at Providence Seaside Hospital, a 25-bed, critical access hospital on the Oregon coast. The second is with Providence ElderPlace in Seaside, Oregon. ElderPlace is a Medicare PACE program (Providing All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). In this role, he is embedded in a primary care clinic working alongside members of an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care for nearly 80 elderly patients. Scott continues to precept pharmacy students throughout the year and looks forward to continued growth in his new roles.

2012-13

Crystal BryanCrystal Bryan, PharmD, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in 2012. Upon graduation she moved to the greater Portland area and completed the Fred Meyer- Oregon State University PGY-1 community residency program in 2013. After the residency Crystal served as a clinical staff pharmacist in district two for just over a year before being promoted to the Fred Meyer Division Clinical Care Coordinator (CCC) where she also served as the Clinical Management Preceptor for the residency program.

Dr. Bryan is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association, the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Southwest Washington Pharmacy Association, Phi Lambda Sigma, and the Rho Chi Society. She has completed APhA certificate programs for immunizations, diabetes, medication therapy management (MTM), and travel health services and has completed requirements to be a trainer for the immunization, diabetes, and MTM programs. She also completed additional certification to be a clinical community pharmacist through the WSPA. She is passionate about optimizing care for patients whether that is through disease state management, MTM, or immunizations. Dr. Bryan also loves teaching through precepting, formal guest lectures and advocating for the profession of pharmacy.

Outside of work she enjoys anything that involves spending time with her daughters, friends, & family.  She also loves to travel, stay active, and bake and decorate specialty cakes.

Update: Crystal thoroughly enjoyed her role as both a clinical pharmacist and as the CCC but wanted to take advantage of her newest role as a mom (to twin girls)!  She now works part time as a Transitions of Care Pharmacist with The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) where she serves as the primary TVC preceptor for the residency.

2011-12

Amy GlassAmy Bailey, PharmD, was the third community pharmacy practice resident with the Fred Meyer/ Oregon State University PGY-1 Residency. Amy earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale in 2011. Amy was born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area but had opportunities to live in both Alaska and Hawaii prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest. She spent seven years with Fred Meyer in the Pacific Northwest where she worked as a Staff Pharmacist and Clinical Staff Pharmacist at several Fred Meyer Pharmacies in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

While in the Pacific Northwest, she took special interest in travel consultation services and served on the American Lung Association Leadership Council in Oregon.  Amy was a member of state and national pharmacy organizations during her tenure at Fred Meyer.

Update: Amy returned to the desert and is currently a Pharmacy Manager at Fry’s Pharmacy in Phoenix. She also serves as the Residency Program Director for the Fry’s Pharmacy & Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale. Amy looks forward to working with current and future residents to improve pharmacy practice in the state of Arizona. To maintain healthy work/life balance, Amy is a line dancer, choreographer, and instructor. She and her husband share their love of dance with people locally, nationally, and worldwide.

2010-11

Ben MichaelsBen Michaels, PharmD was the second community pharmacy practice resident to complete the OSU/Fred Meyer Residency Program. Ben graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Ben was born in Columbus, Ohio but lived for the majority of his life in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. Ben originally attended Ohio Northern University for a pre-medicine degree but transferred to the University of Cincinnati after deciding that he wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy. While in the Cincinnati area, Ben worked as an intern for Kroger pharmacy.

Ben is a member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association. Ben’s primary interests include health care technology, informatics, and 340b health legislation. Throughout his residency year, Ben worked on projects ranging from treating metabolic abnormalities caused by atypical antipsychotics to health care policy and reform.

Update: Post-Residency, Ben moved back to Columbus, Ohio. He started working for Kroger in Columbus as a float pharmacist and worked his way over the next eight years from staff, to assistant manager, and finally manager of the second highest volume pharmacy in the Kroger enterprise where he was successful in working with The Ohio State University’s Partner for Promotion program to create a student lead program which educates refugees on U.S. pharmacy services. The program has expanded to include two different refugee resettlement agencies and has partnered with The Ohio State SNPhA chapter to expand the training to more refugees. Ben is now a clinical informatics pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is a member of both the Epic Willow inpatient pharmacy team and 340b pharmacy team.

2009-10

Tara PfundTara Pfund, PharmD was the first community pharmacy practice resident to complete the OSU/Fred Meyer Residency Program and the first community residency graduate in the state of Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2009 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. She was born in Portland, Oregon and attended high school in Hillsboro, Oregon. She moved to Corvallis, Oregon to complete her undergraduate pre-pharmacy studies, during which time she participated in the Oregon State University Honors College.

Tara is a member of many organizations, including Washington State Pharmacists Association (WSPA), and American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Throughout Tara’s residency and post-residency position as Clinical Staff Pharmacist, she has specialized in promoting medication therapy management, health awareness programs, and screenings in community pharmacy. Tara has also continued to increase awareness of community pharmacy residencies while supporting the implementation of coaching programs in community pharmacies. Her areas of advanced experience include diabetes, smoking cessation, body composition, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and various immunizations. She has completed and participated in training several certificate programs including immunizations, diabetes, and medication therapy management. Her practice area interests focus on optimizing healthcare for patients in the community via innovative practice strategies and increasing awareness and recognition of community pharmacists as an integral member of the healthcare team.

Update: Tara is now working in Clinical Program Development for Kroger Health. She currently splits her time working on national Kroger Health residency initiatives, technology improvements for clinical services including medical billing, and development and implementation of Advanced Clinical Services and Prescriptive Authority (ACS) across the nation. She still works heavily with FM-WSU residents in various clinical development initiatives. Tara also maintains active involvement in her profession. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son Austin, daughter Adrianna, husband, friends and 6 pets (3 dogs and 3 cats). She loves being outdoors in the sunshine and also enjoys traveling, country music, and exercise/fitness.