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Professional Affairs Committee

The KPhA Professional Affairs Committee’s purpose is to develop and recommend educational programming, best practices, and legislative agenda items regarding contemporary pharmacy practice in alignment with the strategic plan of the Association. The committee provides a quarterly report to the Board of Directors and periodic updates to the general membership to ensure activities, goals and objectives are in the best interest of KPhA and the Association’s members.

Committee Members

Lisa Everett, O'Brien Pharmacy, Mission, KS

Practice setting: Compounding


Jeneen Garbe, Medicine Shoppe, Ottawa, KS

Practice setting: Independent community pharmacy, rural setting


Joe Heidrick, Pharm.D, Assistant Dean of the KU School of Pharmacy - Experiential Education

Practice setting: Academia, experiential education

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: N/A

Professional passions/interests: Progression of the practice of community and primary care pharmacy in a financially viable manner

Proudest moment as a pharmacist/student pharmacist: 2009 North Carolina Community Pharmacists of the Year


Sandie Kueker, RPh, Hesston Pharmacy, Hesston, KS

Practice setting: Independent community pharmacy, rural setting

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: Immunizations, LTC Consulting, Adherence Packaging, Clinical Medication Synchronization.

Professional interests: Finding new and innovative ways to care for patients and work collaboratively with other healthcare providers to improve our patients quality of life.

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: Becoming an owner of Hesston Pharmacy along with my pharmacist husband, Adam.


Marina Matthews, Student Pharmacist


Missy Norton, Via Christi, Wichita, KS

Practice setting: PGY2 Resident, Health-System, Ambulatory Care


Emily Prohaska, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: MTM, immunizations (standard and travel), pharmacist-led employee wellness program for health plan beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes, PGY1 residency training (3 positions), pharmacogenomic testing, point-of-care testing for cholesterol, A1c, and blood glucose

Professional interests: Expanding pharmacist scope of practice, population health, MTM, precepting students and residents, professional organization membership and involvement

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: Receiving the Distinguished New Practitioner Award from KPhA and Pharmacist’s Mutual in 2013.


Jody K. Reel, PharmD, Sabetha Health Mart, Sabetha, KS

Practice setting: Independent community pharmacy, rural setting

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: wellness coaching, immunizations, integrative medicine consulting, MTM, Medicare Part D Plan annual review, DMEPOS, diabetic shoe fitting and foot exams, healthy meal options at soda fountain

Professional interests: I strive to provide holistic wellness to my patients, counseling on lifestyle while discussing medications.

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: That's a tie. Regarding policy, the passage of the Opioid Antagonist Bill this session was significant for me professionally. KPhA worked with a coalition, so it was truly a team effort. Additionally, it was the first bill I had the opportunity to craft language for passage. Clinically, my proudest moments are when I can truly create a significant improvement on patients lives. I once had the privilege of making nutraceutical and dietary recommendations to a feeding clinic for a 3 month-old with failure to thrive. Within 2 months of following my recommendations, the infant appropriately gained weight and made substantial improvements cognitively.


Hollie Resseguie, O'Brien Pharmacy, Mission, KS

Practice setting: Compounding


Janelle Ruisinger, Pharm.D., FAPhA, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Practice setting: Academia, ambulatory care, community-based residency programs

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: Clinical Pharmacist in the Atherosclerosis and LDL-Apheresis Center – serve as a provider for patients referred to the clinic

Professional interests: Community-based PGY1 residencies, Advancing pharmacy practice in Kansas, Lipid disorders/dyslipidemia, and Educating pharmacy students

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: Receiving the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Practice in 2013.


Tina Sarber, PharmD, Dillons Pharmacy, Lawrence KS

Practice setting: Chain community pharmacy, urban setting

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: Immunizations, Employee Health Screenings, MTM

Professional interests: Love advancing my clinical services

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: My proudest moments in pharmacy are when gaps in care are identified and with collaboration with patient and patients physicians the gap can be closed. Especially love helping students work thru this process.


Nathan Wiehl, Auburn Pharmacy, Garnett, KS

Practice setting: Independent community pharmacy, rural setting

Meet the Chairperson

Practice setting: Health-System, ambulatory care, urban setting

Non-dispensing services provided at your practice site: MTM at HealthWise clinic; psychiatric medication counseling at Stormont Vail Behavioral Health Center; post-discharge culture review to make antibiotic de-escalation recommendations; about to start oral chemotherapy patient education at Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center

Professional interests: I am interested in process improvement and waste reduction, MTM and CDTM, clinical service development, and pharmacogenomics. I also enjoy precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and being involved in professional organization committees, planning, and events.

Proudest moment as a pharmacist: I’ll say my proudest moment as a Pharmacist was when I finally saw my residency research project manuscript in print. It was a long and involved process, and I am so grateful for my coauthors who helped take publication from a possibility to a reality.

KPhA appreciates the generous support provided by

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance PBA Health Pharmacists Mutual

Kansas Pharmacists
Association

Preserving, protecting and advancing Kansas pharmacy practice through education, engagement and advocacy.

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