Meet the 2018 KPhA Board of Directors!
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.
President-Elect: 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.
Past-President: Jonalan Smith, PharmD
Dr. Smith joined Sunflower Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, in January 2014. Jonalan has served in several roles during his tenure with Sunflower including Vice President of Pharmacy Services, and subsequently moving to oversee all health plan operations in 2016. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Health Plan Operations. Sunflower Health Plan offers coverage to Kansans enrolled in KanCare (Medicaid), Medicare Advantage, and the Healthcare Marketplace. Sunflower is one of three Managed Care Organizations that administer Medicaid Benefits to Kansans enrolled in the Kansas Medicaid program, and also offers coverage to Kansans in the Healthcare Marketplace under the name Ambetter by Sunflower Health Plan as well as coverage to Medicare Advantage members under the name Allwell by Sunflower Health Plan.
Previously Jonalan joined Genoa Healthcare in July 2007 as a Pharmacy Manager, and held several different roles including Regional Operations Manager and National Sales Manager during nearly seven years with Genoa. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Kansas in 2006, then went on to complete an Executive Residency at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Jonalan currently serves on a range of regulatory boards and committees at the state level in Kansas, as well as serving on several boards and committees for state and national professional pharmacy associations. He was the 2017 President of the Kansas Pharmacist Association and now serves on the board of the Kansas Pharmacy Foundation.
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.
District 1 Director: Matt Morrison, PharmD
Matt is the owner of Gibson's Pharmacy in Dodge City, KS.
District 2 Director: 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.
District 3 Director: Virgil Stinson, RPh
Virgil Stinson graduated pharmacy school from the University of Wyoming. He served as Vice President of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity and was awarded the Rexall award for academic excellence and community service. He returned to Wichita, KS to practice in retail pharmacy and purchased Parklane Pharmacy in 1984. He sold the store and retired in 2014. During those years he was active in and served on committees and as officers in South-central Kansas Pharmaceutical Society and Wichita Academy of Pharmacists. He is currently serving on the Medical Service Bureau of Wichita and volunteers at Gaudalupe Clinic. He is also active in All Saints Catholic Church and at the Botanical Gardens of Wichita.
District 4 Director: Jill Reynoldson, PharmD
Jill Reynoldson is Pharmacy Manager for Psychiatry & Rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Health System. She oversees inpatient pharmacy services for multiple satellite locations, including the Marillac and Rainbow 39 pharmacies. Board certified in psychiatric pharmacy since 2009, Jill’s professional focus is on clinical expanding clinical psychiatric pharmacy services, with a focus on innovative practices, transitions of care, and pharmacy and resident education. Prior to joining the University of Kansas Health System, Jill spent seven years with Genoa Healthcare, opening the Lee’s Summit, MO, pharmacy location inside of ReDiscover Mental Health in 2008.
Jill received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 from Creighton University. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Saint Louis University Hospital and a PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at Western Missouri Mental Health, now known as the Center for Behavioral Medicine, in Kansas City, MO. In her spare time, Jill enjoys keeping her 100-year old house from falling apart and volunteering as a docent at a local Civil War field hospital museum.
Academy and Affiliated Directors
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 Adademy 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: Sandie Kueker, RPh
Sandie graduated from the University of Kansas in 1998. Her husband Adam is also a pharmacist and they have three beautiful children, Joey (13), Kate (11) and Jacob (7). They own Hesston Pharmacy in Hesston, KS, where Sandie is also the PIC. Sandie has served on the KPhA Medication Therapy Management Workgroup and presented during the 2015 KPhA MTM Roadshow. She was recently selected as 1 of 25 pharmacists from across the country to serve as a speaker for the McKesson Townhall Series in 2015-2016 and also won the Sunflower Health Plan MTM Award last year. As the Community Academy Director, Sandie would like to, "Work with other community pharmacists in Kansas to improve patient care services, encourage more community pharmacists to play an active role in KPhA and work to foster communication with the other academies to improve cohesiveness of all members in our profession."
She is an active member of the Hesston United Methodist Church where she serves on the Staff Parish Committee and started a women's bible study last year. Sandie also volunteers with their local senior center during their annual Health Fair and presents in their Health Luncheon series. She is also a member of the Hesston Chamber of Commerce Board.
Technician Academy Director: Morgan Mellinger
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!"
Chain Academy Director: Kristin 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.
Student Academy Director: Brandon True, PharmD Candidate 2020
Community Academy Director: Nathan Wiehl, PharmD
Nathan Wiehl graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2007. Upon graduation he began to work at Burn's TrueCare Pharmacy, now AuBurn Pharmacy in Garnett, KS, where he currently serves as the director of clinical pharmacy. He also is the pharmacist in charge at Anderson County Hospital. Since graduation, Nathan has worked to grow a robust diabetes service in Garnett. He is a Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager, certified insulin pump trainer and collaborates with two endocrinologists in the Anderson County Hospital specialty clinic. Additionally he spearheads a continuous glucose monitoring clinic and provides free diabetes education. Outside of work, Nathan is a dedicated husband and father of two children, Gwendolyn and Benjamin. He is a proud Rotarian and actively involved in his church serving as a deacon and trustee.