Preceptors

Lisa Armstrong
Lisa Armstrong, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Pharmacist II
Critical Care/ Emergency Department

Robert Ashworth
Robert Ashworth, PharmD, CPP

Wingate Faculty
Ambulatory Cardiology

Marianne Billeter
Marianne Billeter, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Manager
Direct Patient Care Services

Melissa Blair
Melissa M. Blair, BS, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS

Pharmacist III
Drug Information


Mary Beth Bobek, PharmD, CPP

Director
Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Zackery Bullard
Zack Bullard, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Progressive Care Unit/Stroke Unit

Susan Cosby
Susan Cosby, PharmD

Manager
Operations

Meghan Owen
Meghan Owen, PharmD

Pharmacist II
Community Pharmacy

Amanda Dubil
Amanda Dubil, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Internal Medicine

Michael Edgerton
Michael Edgerton, PharmD

Manager
Outpatient Pharmacy

Brad Elliott
Brad Elliott, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Pharmacist II
Hematology/Oncology

Elizabeth Farrington
Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FPPAG, BCPS

Pharmacist III
Pediatrics

Lesly Jurado
Lesly Jurado, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Pharmacist III
Critical Care

Liz Kyle
Liz Kyle, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Pharmacist II
Ambulatory Care/
Family Medicine

Mackie King
Mackie King, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Pharmacist II
Ambulatory Care/
Internal Medicine Clinic

Steven Nakajima
Steven Nakajima, PharmD, BCCCP

Pharmacist II
Emergency Medicine

Tufan Nardali
Tufan Nardali, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital

Zack Parker
Zack Parker, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Inpatient Cardiology

Mana Patel
Manav Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
ED North

Melanie Pound
Melanie Pound, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine
Campbell University

Eddie Seijo
Eddie Seijo, PharmD

Pharmacy Director
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Lisa Sweeney
Lisa Sweeney, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Progressive Care Unit

Joshua Steelman
Joshua D. Steelman, BS, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Critical Care

Rachel Thomas
Rachel Thomas, PharmD, BCACP

Pharmacist II
Community Pharmacy

Karen Givens
Karen Givens, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist II
Medicine/Diabetes Unit

Laurie Whalin
Laurie Whalin, BS, PharmD, BCPS

VP of Clinical Support Services
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Virginia White
Virginia White, PharmD, MBA

Pharmacist II
Adult Inpatient Surgery Unit and EPIC Trainer

Jimmy Wilson
Jimmy Wilson, PharmD, BCACP

Pharmacist I
Outpatient Pharmacy

Danielle Wright
Danielle Wright, PharmD

Pharmacist II
Transitions of Care

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Susan Cosby, PharmD, CGP

Dr. Cosby is the Pharmacy Operations Manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She completed her Pharm.D. degree at Campbell University and a PGY1 Residency at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Dr. Cosby precepts the Orientation month and is responsible for the longitudinal Inpatient Service component of the PGY1 residency.

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Amanda Dubil, PharmD, BCPS

Amanda Dubil is a Pharmacist II specializing in Internal Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She maintains a practice in association with the Internal Medicine Residency Program at NHRMC. Amanda earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, completed a PGY1 Residency at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, and PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System in Richmond, Virginia. Amanda's interest areas are in transitions of care and health literacy.

Dr. Dubil is the preceptor for Internal Medicine 1 and 2.

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Michael Edgerton, PharmD

Michael Edgerton is the manager of Outpatient Pharmacy services at NHRMC where he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Outpatient Pharmacy, ED North Outpatient Pharmacy, pharmacy discharge service and the Medication Assistance department. In addition to outpatient operations, he is also involved in 340B operations and compliance within NHRMC. Michael received his B.S. in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and his Pharm D from Campbell University. He is a member of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and the New Hanover Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Edgerton is the preceptor for the Practice Management rotation for the PGY-C residency program.

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Brad Elliott, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Brad Elliott is currently a Pharmacist II focused on the hematology/oncology unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 2004. He became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2007, and is currently a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). Additionally, Brad precepts fourth year pharmacy students during their last year of school for the Advanced Hospital Rotation with an emphasis in oncology.

Dr. Elliott is the preceptor for the Oncology elective.

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Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FPPAG, BCPS

Elizabeth Farrington is a Pharmacist III specializing in Pediatrics at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky (UKy). She completed a 2 year Clinical Pharmacy residency (14 months in pediatrics) at the A.B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky and a Pediatric Research Fellowship under the direction of Rich Leff, Pharm.D. at the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)[ former board member], The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) [former member of the Board of Regents], the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)[former member of the clinical pharmacology section board], the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). Dr. Farrington has been elected fellow of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, The American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr. Farrington is the Chair of the Pediatric Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties.

Dr. Farrington precepts the Pediatrics rotation.

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Mackie King, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Mackie King is a Pharmacist II working in the Internal Medicine and Care Team (HIV) clinics at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He completed pharmacy school at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – MUSC campus. Afterwards, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. He became board certified in pharmacotherapy in October 2012. He is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN and the Pain and Palliative Care PRN.

Dr. King is an ambulatory care preceptor for PGY1, PGYC, and PGY2 rotations in the Internal Medicine Clinic and/or Care Team Clinic.

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Steven Nakajima, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Nakajima is a Pharmacist II in the Emergency Department at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The University of Georgia in 2012. Steven completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Dr. Nakajima is a preceptor of the Emergency Medicine rotation.

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Tufan Nardali, PharmD, BCPS

Tufan Nardali is a Pharmacist II working primarily at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from South Carolina College of Pharmacy-MUSC campus in 2012. Tufan completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Tufan precepts fourth year pharmacy students during their Advanced Institutional Practice Rotation.

Dr. Nardali is a preceptor for the Integrated Practice rotation.

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Zack Parker, PharmD, BCPS

Zack Parker is a Pharmacist II on the cardiology/telemetry unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Zack received his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He then completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency here at NHRMC. He became board certified in pharmacotherapy in October 2013.

Dr. Parker is a preceptor for the Integrated Practice rotation.

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Melanie W. Pound, PharmD, BCPS

Melanie is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She received her Pharm.D. degree from Campbell University and completed a specialty residency in Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases/Academia with Duke University Medical Center and Campbell University. Melanie’s primary interests include internal medicine, infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. She has received a certificate in antimicrobial stewardship and is board certified in pharmacotherapy. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP and NCAP.

Dr. Pound precepts a Teaching/Academic elective.

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Lisa Sweeney, PharmD, BCPS

Lisa Sweeney is a Pharmacist II at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, working in the Critical Care Units, Progressive Care Unit, and Emergency Department. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Lisa completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and is board certified in pharmacotherapy. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and is also on the Nutrition Support Team and Direct Patient Care Practice Council at New Hanover.

Dr. Sweeney precepts PharmD students on the Progressive Care Unit and residents during their Integrated Practice rotation.

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Joshua D. Steelman, BS, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Joshua Steelman is a Critical Care / Nutrition Support Pharmacist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science from UNC-Pembroke in 2001 and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wingate University in 2008. Dr. Steelman completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC in 2009. In 2010, he completed a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Steelman serves on the Antimicrobial Subcommittee and the Critical Care Pharmacy Practice Council. His research interests include sedation/analgesia, nutrition support, and infectious diseases. Additionally, he teaches the Code Blue response competency course. He has also worked to develop a Code Blue Simulation Lab for pharmacy residents and staff development.

Dr. Steelman is a preceptor of the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and Nutrition / Metabolic Management rotations for pharmacy residents and students. He serves as a preceptor for Campbell University and Wingate University Schools of Pharmacy.

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Rachel Thomas, PharmD, BCACP

Rachel Thomas is a Community Pharmacist II who practices in a variety of community settings including: Transitions of care, MTM, and the Employee Diabetes Management Program. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from John Carroll University and PharmD from The Ohio State University. She then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis in Ambulatory/Community Care through The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Rachel’s interests include diabetes, smoking cessation, MTM, and transitions of care. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Dr. Thomas is preceptor for the following PGYC longitudinal rotations: employee disease management, MTM, and smoking cessation.

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Karen Givens, PharmD, BCPS

Karen Givens is a Pharmacist II on the hospitalist/diabetes unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Karen earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak, Michigan. She is a member of American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Dr. Givens is a preceptor for PharmD students and PGY1 pharmacy residents during their Integrated Practice Rotation.

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Virginia White, PharmD, MBA

Virginia White is a Pharmacist II on the Adult Inpatient Surgery Unit and a Department of Pharmacy Epic Willow Educator at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Virginia earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Campbell University and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now Vidant Medical Center, in Greenville, North Carolina. She is a member of the Campbell School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Alumni Board of Directors.

Dr. White is a preceptor for the Integrated Practice rotation.