Meet the 2019 KPhA Board of Directors!
President: Amanda Applegate, PharmD, BCACP
Amanda Applegate is the pharmacy clinical services coordinator for Balls Food Stores in Kansas City, KS. She manages immunizations, MTM, and biometric screenings for the company. She also works with patients with diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease through the “Start Now” disease management program. She completed a Community Practice Residency with Balls and the University of Kansas and has earned a Board Certification in Ambulatory Care. Amanda makes her home in Lenexa with her husband, two lazy cats, and an energetic puppy. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and trying new foods.
President-Elect: Matt Morrison, PharmD
Matt is the owner of Gibson's Pharmacy in Dodge City, KS.
Immediate Past-President: Emily Prohaska, PharmD, BCACP
Emily Prohaska received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2010 and went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency with Campbell University and the Wilson Community Health Center in Wilson, NC. She then completed a second year Drug Information specialty residency at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS. She is currently a member of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Awards Committee, the chair of the Education Committee for the Diabetes Special Interest Group, and a member of the Pharmacy Today Editorial Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Kansas Pharmacists Association Membership Committee and has previously served on the KPhA Board as the chair of the New Practitioners Network. She is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist, certified immunizer and has also completed the APhA certificate course in Medication Therapy Management. Emily is currently employed as a clinical services coordinator with Balls Food Stores in Kansas City, KS, and is the site preceptor for the PGY1 Community Pharmacy residency based at Hen House in Olathe, KS. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and serves as an advanced experiential clerkship preceptor for the KU and UMKC Schools of Pharmacy.
Secretary-Treasurer: Nate Rockers, PharmD
Nate Rockers received his Pharm D. degree from the University of Kansas in 2002. Since graduation he has practiced in Miami County Kansas. In 2009 Nate purchased an independent pharmacy in Paola. He expanded in 2012 with another store in Miami County, and in 2016 opened a third location in Linn County. Nate currently sits on various community, national and professional boards and committees. Nate enjoys spending time with his family and friends at the lake, on his farm managing his cattle operation, as well as golfing.
Academy and Affiliated Directors
Community/Chain Academy Director: Kristen Powell, PharmD
Kristen Powell earned a BA in Psychology from Washburn University and a PharmD from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She is the site manager at Genoa Healthcare, located within Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka. She previously worked for 10 years at Dillons. She sits on the Rural Nursing/Rx Technician Task Force with the Kansas Board of Pharmacy. She is married and has two girls ages 3 and 7. Kristin volunteers with Christian Challenge at Washburn University, New Hope Food Pantry in Topeka and various events for Kansas Ballet Company and her church.
Government Affairs Chair: Terica Gatewood, PharmD
Terica Gatewood is a site manager for Genoa, a QoL located within Valeo Behavioral Healthcare in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from KU School of Pharmacy in 2007.
Health-System Academy Director: Ashley Crowl, PharmD, BCACP
Ashley Crowl received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She completed a two-year ambulatory care leadership residency at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. After her residency, she became a clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy on the Wichita Campus where she teaches within the Pharmacotherapy course, specifically chronic kidney disease. She is board-certified in ambulatory care. Her practice site is at Via Christi Family Medicine Clinic where she primarily works with patients who are obese and have type-2 diabetes and some with chronic kidney disease. She enjoys meeting with these patients and developing care plans to help make lifestyle changes.
Kansas Pharmacy Foundation President: Doug Funk, RPh
Managed Care Academy Director: Nicole Ellermeier, PharmD
Nicole Ellermeier oversees the management of drug policies and clinical program implementations for MedTrakRx in Overland Park, KS. Prior to joining MedTrakRx in 2015, Nicole spent six years with Health Information Designs working as the Drug Utilization Review (DUR) coordinator for Kansas Medicaid. Nicole received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from the University of Kansas. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys traveling with her husband, Eddie. They share a home with their pets, a dog and a cat, Milo and Peanut.
KNPN Director: Erin Graham, PharmD
Owners Academy Director: Tyson Mullen, PharD
Technician Academy Director: Morgan Moellinger
Morgan Moellinger is a nationally certified technician at El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy. Where she has worked for almost four years. She started out as a clerk originally and fell in love with everything about pharmacy. Shortly after starting at TrueCare she was promoted to a technician, then to co-lead for technicians at her store. She said, "I enjoy my job, and that is a pretty lucky thing to say. I can't wait to see the way pharmacy, as a whole, continues to grow, and for me to grow with it!"
At-Large 1 Board Member: Heidi Tuttle, PharmD
At-Large 2 Board Member: Scott Smith, PharmD
Student Academy Director: Melanie Sharpnack, PharmD Candidate 2021