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Residency Preceptors
Rotation and Longitudinal Experience Preceptors

Ngan-Vi Bellew, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP - Critical Care

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2006); University of Florida – College of Pharmacy; Gainesville, FL

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (2015 - Present)
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2010 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2008 – 2009); St. Patrick Hospital/University of Montana; Missoula, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care & Trauma Team, primarily Emergency Department and Cardiology (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Critical 
Infectious diseases
Emergency medicine
Cardiology


Michelle Blair, PharmD, BCPP - Psychatry

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2012); Roseman University of Health Sciences – College of Pharmacy; Henderson, NV

Bachelors of Arts – Criminal Justice/Pre-Law (2007); University of Nevada – Reno; Reno, NV

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (2016 – Present)

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Psychiatry (2013 – 2014); University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2012 – 2013); Billings Clinic; Billings, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Psychiatry (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Psychopharmacology
Adult and pediatric psychiatry
Medication-induced movement disorders
Comprehensive medication management


Reina Coggins, PharmD, BCPS - Medical Emergencies Longitudinal

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2012); South Dakota State University; Brookings, SD
Bachelors of Science – Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010); South Dakota State University; Brookings, SD

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2016 – Present)

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2012 – 2013); Rapid City Regional Hospital; Rapid City, SD

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Pharmacy Educator (administration)

Practice Interests

Resident, student, and staff education
CPR, stroke, and trauma response
Simulation learning


 Pamela Danforth, PharmD, BCPS - Drug Information Concentrated and Longitudinal

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2013); University of Wyoming – School of Pharmacy; Laramie, WY

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2014 – Present)

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2013 – 2014); West Virginia University Healthcare; Morgantown, WV

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Medication Reconciliation/Transitions of Care Team (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Transition of Care
Drug Information
Patient Safety


Jeffrey Ferber, PharmD - Pharmacy Administration

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2006); North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

Bachelors of Science – Pharmaceutical Science (2004); North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

Bachelors of Science – Aero Engineering Manufacturing Technology (1998); North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Medication Safety Officer (administration)

Practice Interests

Patient safety
Medication safety
Process improvement


Cynthia Gary, PharmD, BCPS - Medication
 Reconciliation/Transitions of Care

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2011); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2013 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2011 – 2012); Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Boise, ID

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Medication Reconciliation/Transitions of Care Team (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Transitions of care
Adult internal medicine
Patient education and safety


Jacob Holland, PharmD - Staffing

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2014); Idaho State University – College of Pharmacy; Pocatello, ID

Bachelors of Science – Biology (2009); University of Nevada – Reno; Reno, NV

Postgraduate Training/Certification

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2014 – 2015); Billings Clinic; Billings, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Main Inpatient Team (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Pediatrics/neonatology
Infectious diseases
Critical care
Emergency medicine


Susan Keys, BS Pharm - Cardiology

Education

Bachelors of Science – Pharmacy (1988); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care & Trauma Team, Cardiology (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Anticoagulation
Interprofessional teamwork
Patient education


 Corey Melroe, PharmD, MHA - Pharmacy Administration

Education

Masters of Healthcare Administration (2016); University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA

Doctor of Pharmacy (2014); North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

Bachelors of Science – Pharmaceutical Science (2012); North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

Postgraduate Training/Certification

PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Administration; University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; Iowa City, IA

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Operations Manager, Pharmacy Services (administration)

Practice Interests

Process improvement
Drug shortages
Healthcare administration 


Kelsie Ophus, PharmD, BCPS - Emergency Medicine

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2015); University of Montana– Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2016 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2015 – 2016); Billings Clinic; Billings, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care & Trauma Team, Emergency Department (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Antimicrobial stewardship
CPR, stroke, and trauma response
Procedural sedation
Pediatrics/neonatology


 Jennifer Ott, PharmD, BCPS - Infectious Disease

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2009); Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy; Chicago, IL

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2013 – Present)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Infectious Diseases (2010 – 2011); South Texas Veterans Health Care System; San Antonio, TX
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2009 – 2010); Memorial Health System; Colorado Springs, CO

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Antimicrobial stewardship
Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics
Antifungal pharmacotherapy
Cystic fibrosis


Jason Potts, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP - Critical Care

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2010); Pacific University – School of Pharmacy; Hillsboro, OR
Bachelors of Science – Biology (2007); Colorado State University; Ft. Collins, CO

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (2015 – Present)
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2011 – Present)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency, Critical Care (2011 – 2012); University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Worcester, MA
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2010 – 2011); University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Worcester, MA 

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist and Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care & Trauma Team, Intensive Care Unit (inpatient) 

Practice Interests

Medical emergencies
Seizures
Sepsis
Pneumonia


 Shannon Puckett May, PharmD, BCACP - Ambulatory Care

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2012); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry (2007); Carroll College; Helena, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (2014 – Present)
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency (2012 – 2013); University of Washington & Providence Regional Medical Center Health and Services; Everett, WA

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care Team (ambulatory care)

Practice Interests

Internal medicine
Bariatric medication management
Psychiatry
Cardiology
Transitions of care


 Dax Rice, PharmD, BCPS - Neonatology

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2009); University of Wyoming – School of Pharmacy; Laramie, WY
Bachelors of Science, Chemistry & Biology (2001); Montana State University; Bozeman, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2012 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2009 – 2010); Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph; Milwaukee, WI

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Pharmacist, Neonatology/ Pediatrics/Labor & Delivery (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Neonatal and pediatric nutrition
Pharmacy practice research
Development of pharmacy services
Information systems and their application to neonatal, pediatric, and maternal units


Alexis Robinson, PharmD, BCPS - Internal Medicine

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2013); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2014 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2013 – 2014); Billings Clinic; Billings, MT

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient Medical, Surgical, & Internal Medicine Team (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Internal medicine
Infectious diseases
Interprofessional education


 Shannon Robison, BS Pharm, BCGP - Geriatrics/ 
Long-term Care

Education

Bachelors of Science – P, Pharmacy (1986); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT
Bachelors of Science, Biology & Chemistry (1983); College of Great Falls; Great Falls, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (2011 – Present)

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Aspen Meadows (long-term care)

Practice Interests

Anticoagulation in the elderly
Cardiovascular disease
Pain management


Jacob Thiesse, PharmD, BCPS - Pharmacy Administration

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2008); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2011 – Present)

Current Position at Billings Clinic
Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator (administration)

Practice Interests

Actionable decision support within the electronic health record
Systematic approaches to error prevention
Pharmacist and pharmacy workflow optimization


Alexander Townley, PharmD, BCPS - Pharmacy Practice 

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2006); University of Florida – College of Pharmacy; Gainesville, FL

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2010 – Present)

Current Position at Billings Clinic
Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Main Pharmacy Team (inpatient)

Practice Interests

Oncology
Neonatology, pediatrics
Process improvement


 Kyle Townsend, PharmD, BCPS - Pharmacy Administration

Education

Masters of Business Administration (in progress); University of Wyoming – School of Business; Laramie, WY

Doctor of Pharmacy (2004); University of Wyoming – School of Pharmacy; Laramie, WY

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2006 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2005 – 2006); Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; Camp Pendleton, CA

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Director, Pharmacy Services (administration)

Practice Interests

Cardiology
Pharmacy services development, integration, and optimization
Process improvement


Melanie Townsend, PharmD, BCPS - Orientation, Pharmacy Academia, Residency Program Director

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy (2004); University of Wyoming – School of Pharmacy; Laramie, WY

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2007 – Present)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2006 – 2007); Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; Camp Pendleton, CA

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Program Director, Pharmacy Residency (administration)

Practice Interests

Pharmacy practice research
Experiential education and training
Precepting skills and teaching styles
Advocacy and professional organization involvement
Internal medicine


 Jacki Ulishney, PharmD, BCPS - Pharmacy Administration

Education

Masters of Health Services Administration (in progress); University of Wyoming – School of Pharmacy; Laramie, WY

Doctor of Pharmacy (2004); University of Montana – Skaggs School of Pharmacy; Missoula, MT

Postgraduate Training/Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2011 – Present)

Current Position at Billings Clinic

Clinical Manager, Pharmacy Services (administration)

Practice Interests

Pharmacy administration
Medication safety
Critical care medicine

Resident-Selected Annual Awards

Preceptor of the Year Awards

2015 – 2016: Alexis Robinson, PharmD, BCPS

2014 – 2015: Susan Keys, BS Pharm

2013 – 2014: Jason Potts, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

2012 – 2013: Dax Rice, PharmD, BCPS

2011 – 2012: Donald Brown, PharmD, BCACP

2010 – 2011: Ngan-Vi Bellew, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

2009 – 2010: Susan Keys, BS Pharm 

Pharmacist Instructor of the Year Awards

2015 – 2016: Kimberly Nolan, PharmD, BCPS

2014 – 2015: April English, PharmD, BCPS

2013 – 2014: Bryan Potts, PharmD, MBA

2012 – 2013: Lee Stringer, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

2011 – 2012: Thomas Richardson, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID

2010 – 2011: Dax Rice, PharmD, BCPS 

Technician Instructor of the Year Awards

2015 – 2016: Larae Winchell, CPhT

2014 – 2015: Laura Kirschenmann, CPhT

2013 – 2014: Monica Kimmet, CPhT

2012 – 2013: Sara Saathoff, CPhT