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Pharmacy PGY-1 preceptors

Residency Program Preceptors

Heather Mooney, Pharmacy Preceptor

Heather Mooney PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Associate Chief of Pharmacy

VA Sierra Nevada health care

Heather M. Mooney, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) during the 2002-2003 year. After the completion of her residency she stayed on as a clinical pharmacy specialist and in 2006 she began work in Mental Health, later starting the PGY2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy for the 2015-2016 year.  In 2017, she took on the role of Associate Chief of Pharmacy (Clinical Services and Residency Program) and PGY1 director. 

She has been board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) since 2004 and certified in psychiatric pharmacy (BCPP) since 2011. Dr. Mooney is involved in a number of organizations and committees both inside and outside the VA. She has been recognized for practice excellence on a number of occasions, including the 2012 VA Secretary Hands and Heart Award and the Bowl of Hygeia in 2015. She loves being active in the outdoors.

PGY-2 Geriatrics Residency Program Director

Dawn Currie PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

VA Sierra Nevada health care

Dawn R. Currie, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Community Living Center (CLC) & PGY2-Geriatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Dawn R. Currie, PharmD, BCPS graduated from Ferris State University in 2008 and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) during the 2008-2009 year. After the completion of her residency she stayed on as a clinical pharmacy specialist and in 2011 she took on her current position as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Geriatrics.  She currently works in the Community Living Center (CLC), which serves primarily geriatric patients with a variety of care needs including hospice and palliative care.  She has been involved in the development, implementation, and revision of multiple policies and protocols in the CLC to improve the care of her patients.  She has authored/co-authored many posters at national meetings, and recently co-authored an article published in Consultant Pharmacist to improve monitoring and prescribing of psychotropic medications in the VA setting.   She also serves as a preceptor for PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students during their Geriatric rotations. 

She has been board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) since 2009. Dr. Currie is involved in a number of organizations and committees both inside and outside the VA.  She is an active member of ASHP, ASCP, Quality Executive Council, and P&T.   She has also served as a member of the PGY-1 program's residency board for a number of years and is chair for our local Falls committee. She has been formally recognized by the facility for her participation and efforts in improving care for geriatric and dementia patients as well as her contributions to the residency board.  Some of her community services include drug-round-ups, food drives, Walk to end Alzheimer's, and presents or facilitates educational lectures to Parkinson's and ostomy support groups .  In her spare time she enjoys spending time and traveling with her family. 

PGY2- Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Kelly Krieger PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

VA Sierra Nevada health care

Kelly Krieger, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health & PGY2- Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Kelly Krieger PharmD, BCPP graduated from Drake University in 2010. She completed a PGY1 at the Maricopa Integrated Health System in Arizona and went on to complete a psychiatric pharmacy PGY2 at the VA Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo VA). From there, she went on to work at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) as a mental health pharmacy specialist. 

Dr. Krieger took over the PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy program with her first resident in 2018. She has locally presented CE for both pharmacists and social workers. She also works on the residency board for PGY1 and PGY2 residents. In 2016 she was selected as employee of the month for the VASNHCS. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

Deputy VISN Pharmacy Executive – Clinical, PGY-2 Population Health Management and Data Analytics Residency Director

Janice Taylor PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Executive

VA Sierra Nevada health care

Janice Taylor, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a program and data manager for the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) Pharmacy Benefits Management team. In 2016 she completed her specialty PGY2 residency in Pharmacy Outcomes and Health Care Analytics with VISN 21. Prior to coming to VISN 21, she completed her PGY1 general practice residency training at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, AZ. Originally from New Mexico; Dr. Taylor graduated with her Pharm.D. in 2014 from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in Albuquerque.

In her current position, Dr. Taylor provides data support and clinical input in various practice areas including: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Anticoagulation, Hepatitis C, Advanced Liver Disease, Pain, Mental Health, Medication Safety, Inpatient services, and Academic Detailing. She also serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 program on site in Reno and enjoys serving as a guest lecturer for the Samuel Merritt Physician Assistant program in Oakland, CA. She has a passion for population health management and enjoys designing and implementing quality improvement projects. She is also active in professional organizations and currently serves as President for the Nevada Society of Health System Pharmacists (NVSHP).

Robin Baumann, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Pharmacy School:  Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, South Jordan, UT
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Ambulatory Care

Jenna Buskohl Nasset, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CLC

Pharmacy School:  University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: CLC/Geriatrics

Lisa Bryan, PharmD, BBA Marketing - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - ICU & University of Southern Nevada Affiliate Student Coordinator

Pharmacy School: Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: ICU Rotation and Learning Experience coordination

Jessica Cate, PharmD, BCPS - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CLC/HBPC

Pharmacy School: Touro University, New York, NY
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: CLC

Jerry Clifford, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Inpatient

Pharmacy School: University of Nebraska - Omaha, NE
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Acute Care/General Medicine

Pam Damschroder-McMullin, RPh - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Inpatient

Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Swing Shift - Inpatient

Megan Fenney, PharmD, BCGP – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Geri-PACT/Susanville CBOC

Pharmacy School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Lubbock, TX
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Geriatrics

Amy Ferguson, PharmD, BCACP, CDE - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care/Specialty

Pharmacy School: University of Southern Nevada - Henderson, NV
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Longitudinal Anticoagulation Clinic Experience and Outpatient Specialty Clinic elective

Danielle Finn, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health

Pharmacy School:  Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Mental Health

Beth Foster, RPh - Chief, Pharmacy Service

Pharmacy School: University of Montana - Missoula, MT
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Practice Management

Brian Haggblom, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Pharmacy School: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Ambulatory Care, Anticoagulation

Molly Hoff, PharmD, BCPS – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Inpatient

Pharmacy School: Pacific University School of Pharmacy, Hillsboro, OR
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Medicine, Swing

Mostaqul Huq, PharmD, PhD - Associate Chief, Inpatient Pharmacy

Pharmacy School:  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston MA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Project, Oncology/Research

Kim Jacques, PharmD, AAHIVP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Pharmacy School: University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Infectious Diseases, CLC and Inpatient Weekend Staffing

Aaron Leyba, Pharm.D. – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacoeconomics

Pharmacy School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Pharmacoeconomics

Nathan Lian, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine

Pharmacy School: Roseman University of Health Sciences - South Jordan, UT
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Emergency Medicine

Carrie Linn, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Pharmacy School: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Ambulatory Care

Elliot Liu, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Lahontan Valley (Fallon) CBOC

Pharmacy School: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, NJ
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Rural Disease State Management 1, 2, 3

Sara Miller, PharmD, BCPP - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health

Pharmacy School: University of Saint Joseph, School of Pharmacy, West Hartford, CT
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Mental Health

Rajendra Mishra, PharmD BCACP- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Pharmacy School: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: PACT, Anticoagulation

Vivianne Nguyen, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Inpatient

Pharmacy School: California Northstate University, College of Pharmacy, Elk Grove, CA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Medicine

Christine Pallini, PharmD, CDE - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Pharmacy School: University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Ambulatory Care

Gary Patchin, PharmD - Associate Chief, Outpatient Pharmacy

Pharmacy School: Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Practice Management, Outpatient Pharmacy

Erik C. Ponce, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Specialty

Pharmacy School:  Idaho State University,  Meridian, ID
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Specialty

Amneet Rai, PharmD - PharmacistAssociate Chief of Pharmacy, Healthcare Outcomes/Analytics and Designated Educational Officer

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific - Stockton, CA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Pharmacoeconomics

Tara Reddy, PharmD, BCPP – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, HBPC

Pharmacy School: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: HBPC

Elizabeth Taylor, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain

Pharmacy School: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, KS
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Pain

Jaime Thomas, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacist, Outpatient

Pharmacy School: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Outpatient Weekends

Amanda Turley, PharmD, BCCCP – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Inpatient

Pharmacy School: University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Missoula, MT
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Inpatient Weekends

Kelly Valine, PharmD BCACP- Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Specialty

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific, Stockton CA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Ambulatory Care

Jabe Weaver, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mental Health

Pharmacy School: University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville FL
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Mental Health

Carol Yoon, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego, CA
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Infectious Disease

David Zhang, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Pharmacy School: University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Learning Experience(s) Precepted: Oncology/Research

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