dual circle decoration
About the company

Faculty

Meet the excellent AchieveCE faculty members and course instructors.
instructor avatar
Peter A. Kreckel, RPh Pharmacy Program Administrator

Peter A. Kreckel, RPh is a most unique breed of community pharmacist. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He has practiced independent community pharmacy for his entire career. He began his teaching career at St. Francis University in 2005, in the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. For the past 16 years, he has taught Pharmacology to over 700 Physician Assistant Science students in their didactic year. He teaches all disciplines year-round, from Antibiotic therapy to Ob-Gyn.

instructor avatar
Patricia Dunn, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Nursing Program Administrator

Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse and 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She has served as an APRN for Florida Pain Institute, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, House Calls of Central Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Walden University, Minneapolis.

instructor avatar
Marie Fluent, DDS, CDIPC

Marie Fluent DDS, CDIPC, faculty for this educational event, is a key opinion leader for Coltene and has received an antibiotic stewardship grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention.

instructor avatar
John Villa, MD, FACEP, FAAFP Medicine Program Administrator

John Francis Villa, MD, FACEP, FAAFP is an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Florida with more than 25 years in emergency medicine and family medicine.

instructor avatar
Jaimini Patel, RPh, PHD, MBA

Jaimini Patel, RPh is a Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist with over 20 years of experience. Jaimini has a strong background in regulatory compliance and documentation. With her meditech expertise, she also possesses in-depth knowledge of OSHA regulations regarding hazardous drugs and is well-versed in the NIOSH Alert on antineoplastic drug exposure. Additionally, she has extensive experience in renal/kidney disease medication and pharmacokinetic dosing.

instructor avatar
Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP

Wesley D. Kufel is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Binghamton, NY, where he delivers infectious diseases (ID) education to pharmacy students.​ ​He is also a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ID at SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY, where he provides clinical services for the ID consultation teams.​ ​He serves as a preceptor and educator for pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, PGY2 ID residents, medical trainees, and ID fellows. He also serves as the Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY2 ID residency program and co-director of the Residency Research Certificate Program. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine Division of ID at SUNY upstate Medical University In Syracuse, NY.​

instructor avatar
Bennett Doughty, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Bennett Doughty earned his PhD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 2016. Following graduation, Doughty completed two years of residency training at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Conn., specializing in psychiatric pharmacy. He joined the Binghamton School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018 as a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry/neurology within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He currently is the treasurer/secretary of the New York State chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and serves on the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) National Consumer Relations Board. His research interests primarily focus on the engagement of patients in substance use disorder treatment, particularly within the opioid epidemic.​

instructor avatar
Amanda Zelinski, PharmD, BCACP

Amanda Zelinski is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Fairleigh Dickinson University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Florham Park, NJ.​ ​She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, and completed a PGY1 Community Residency at University at Buffalo/Middleport Family Health Center in Buffalo, NY.​ ​Amanda is involved in both local and national pharmacy organizations, serving as CE Committee Chair for the New Jersey Pharmacist’s Association (NJPhA) and Delegate for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) . ​ ​Amanda is passionate about community pharmacy, ambulatory care, and academia. She works part time as a community pharmacist in an independent pharmacy on Long Island, NY. ​

instructor avatar
Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE, CTTS

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy (SoP), a faculty member in the WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Program, and a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Garofoli received his PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh SoP in 2004 and his MBA from Strayer University in 2008. He is board certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with being a certified pain educator (CPE) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS). He began his career with CVS Health in community pharmacy management, then worked as a Humana Healthcare MTM clinical pharmacist, leading to the development of patient-centered and managed care centered programs and the Safe & Effective Management of Pain state guidelines.

instructor avatar
Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP

Dr. Tim Brown is the Director of Interprofessional Education for the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and a Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology for Augusta University Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership. He received his doctorate from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. In 2018, Brown was named the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year and received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Graduate Medical Education Leader of the year award. He was also recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as the 2017 Outstanding Faculty for Live Activities. Brown is a past board member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and is recognized nationally as a leader within Ambulatory Care Practice. Dr. Brown is the co-editor of the two books designed to help others build their Ambulatory Care practice models and is the host of the podcast, “PharmCast for the Community.”​

instructor avatar
William Eggleston, PharmD, DABAT

William Eggleston is an assistant professor at the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and a clinical toxicologist at SUNY Upstate Medical University and with the Upstate New York Poison Center. He received his PharmD from Wilkes University and completed a two-year fellowship in clinical toxicology and emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Upstate New York Poison Center. ​ He is the director for the Opioid Research Center for Central New York, and his research focuses on reducing patient harms associated with opioid use. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Applied Toxicology and the director for the joint clinical toxicology fellowship at the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and the Upstate New York Poison Center.​

instructor avatar
Elaine K. Richer, RPh

Elaine K. Richer, RPh​ is a graduate of Long Island University School of Pharmacy. A licensed pharmacist in New Jersey and Florida for over 20 years, she has held leadership roles in three Fortune 500 companies and is the CEO and Founder of MyCureAll

instructor avatar
Tamer E. Fandy, RPh, BCGP, PhD

Dr. Fandy is both a pharmacist and a pharmaceutical scientist. He practiced pharmacy in Maryland, Vermont, and West Virginia and is currently a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP). He obtained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Southern California and the University of Maryland, respectively. He started his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy in 2010 and then joined the school of pharmacy at the University of Charleston in 2016, where he serves as the Professor & Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences. Dr. Fandy is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, and his research focuses on oncology, pharmacology, and experimental therapeutics.

instructor avatar
Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, MSCR, BCCCP, FCCM

Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from the University of Georgia before completing her PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Critical Care at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University and is also a KL2 Scholar through the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Program.

instructor avatar
Kevin Bobos, OTD, ORT/L

Kevin Bobos is an Occupational Therapist from Florida who has also served as an adjunct professor in multiple universities.

instructor avatar
Brian M. Kelley, PhD

Former faculty member in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina and medical research fellow at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. An award winning and widely-published researcher in the field of chemical dependency, most of his work focuses on substance abuse issues across the lifespan. Dr. Kelley currently serves as a reviewer for several medical journals including Life Sciences, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, and Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, and on the editorial board of Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Author of Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Biopsychosocial Approach, published by BVT. Interests: neuroscience, toxicology, pharmacology, interdisciplinary research, substance abuse across the lifespan.

instructor avatar
Barbara Sudasassi, SU, MT

Barbara Sudasassi SU, MT is a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor and LCMS-MS Data Analyst with over 30 years of experience.

instructor avatar
Laura Zoch

Laura Zoch is a Cosmetologist from Florida. She is also a Cosmetology Instructor for the First Coast Technical College.

instructor avatar
Robert Surrat, MD

Robert Surratt, MD is a Diagnostic Radiology Specialist in Jacksonville, Florida with over 36 years of experience in the medical field.

instructor avatar
Shallimar Jones, PhD

Dr. Jones has worked domestically and overseas providing services to children and families. Her work also includes hospital settings, outpatient clinics, and training with civilian and military populations. Interests: Psychological complications of medical illness, military families, LGBT issues, assessment, clinical psychology in schools, children/adolescents and families.

instructor avatar
John Kleinbaum, PhD

Interests: Group treatment for cancer patients, working with the male cancer patient, caregivers and bereavement support groups.

instructor avatar
Jeff Reiter, PhD

Dr. Reiter, Lead Psychologist at Swedish Medical Group, Seattle, pioneers integrative care. He's ASU DBH program faculty, training clinicians for primary care. Consulting on primary care-behavioral health fusion, he co-founded a SIG in Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. Previously, he co-directed such services at HealthPoint. A U.S. Air Force psychologist for 8 years, he aided global integrated care implementation. Co-author of "Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care," he's an APA Presidential Award recipient for innovative primary care work. Dr. Reiter's interests span health psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, prevention, and inventive healthcare delivery.

instructor avatar
Bill E. Beckwith, PhD

Faculty of Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University. Member of the National Speakers Association and lecturer on diverse topics related to aging and memory. Former Professor of Psychology at the University of North Dakota. He has published extensively in the area of the neuropharmacology of learning and memory. Interests: psychopharmacology, neuropeptides, aging, learning & memory, early detection of memory disorders, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and dementias.

instructor avatar
Tinesha Banks, MPH

Former Deputy Executive Director of the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (HPC); Adjunct Professor, Temple University. Interests: Health communication among minority populations, with a special emphasis on health literacy and patient-provider communication; cultural responsiveness as it relates to health professionals; social marketing; and human sexuality.

instructor avatar
Lauren Lucas, PhD

Former Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of North Florida. Interests: Nonpharmacological treatment of pain syndromes; the clinical application of positive psychology principles. Associated links: Lauren Lucas, PhD.

instructor avatar
Anthony H. Risser, PhD

Provides assessments of patients with neurological disorders, particularly neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. In addition, Dr. Risser provides training programs for health-care professionals engaged in clinical trials. He is currently an online Instructor for the University of Liverpool. Co-authored Human Developmental Neuropsychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, and Assessment of Aphasia, published by Oxford University Press. Served as Director of Scientific Affairs for PRA International and Cambridge Cognition. Interests: aphasia, memory testing in aging, screening and efficacy measurement in clinical trials. Associated Links: "BrainBlog" http://neuropsychological.blogspot.com and tweets about neuropsychology at @neuropsychblog.

instructor avatar
Kristin Waters, PharmD

Dr. Kristin Waters is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice of the University of Connecticut. She received her Pharm. D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2015. She has worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Yale New Haven, treating inpatient psychiatric patients on the general adult, geriatric psychiatric, psychiatric emergency, and psychiatric observation units. She is board-certified as a Psychiatry Pharmacy Specialist and as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has Naloxone Training certification from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection: Drug Control Division.​

instructor avatar
Andrew Kolbasovsky, PsyD

Author of A Mental Health Provider's Guide to Working with Managed Care. Interests: The behavioral health needs of diabetics, integrating behavioral health and primary care medical services.

instructor avatar
Deborah Lankin, PharmD, RPh, CMTM

Deborah’s passion for pharmacy started at 8 years old when her young aunt passed away from brain cancer. The grief made Deborah be aware of debilitating and deadly disease state as well as her insatiable need to help patients. She holds a dual PharmD degree from University of Paris-Sud XI, France and Long Island University, NY in 2010 where she graduated with Honors from both schools. She is a licensed and practicing Pharmacist in multiple states. She is a certified Immunizer as well as certified MTM Practitioner

instructor avatar
Risa Laurel Fridy, MD

Dr. Fridy practices clinical adolescent medicine, focusing on reproductive health care and management of menstrual irregularities, eating disorders, and substance use. She has published on adolescent use of long-acting reversible contraception, sexually transmitted infections among at-risk adolescents, and the effects of sexual dysfunction on illness representations and interpersonal relationships. Interests: adolescent medicine; reproductive health; contraception; risk perceptions and stigmas surrounding sexually transmitted infections; sexual dysfunction; eating disorders.

instructor avatar
Adraine Lyles, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Adraine Lawrence Lyles, PharmD, BCPS, CDE works as a clinical pharmacist at Florida Blue. She was previously employed as a clinical pharmacy specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, where her practice focused on chronic disease therapy management in Family Medicine. She was also employed at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, where she worked as an Ambulatory Care clinical pharmacy specialist and clinical associate professor with the VCU School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lyles attended the Howard University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Washington, D.C. She received her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree in 2002, and completed her postgraduate residency in Primary Care at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Lyles became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2006 and a certified diabetes educator in 2016.

instructor avatar
Jan Bellows, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DABVP

Jan Bellows, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DABVP, is in private practice at All Pets Dental in Weston, Florida. He is the president of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, which oversees the dental forum and the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, and is the past president of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Bellows earned his DVM from Auburn University and completed a small animal internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City

instructor avatar
Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Jonas Ashbaugh earned his dental degree from the Ohio State University, after earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Southern Jacksonville Dental Society. Dr. Ashbaugh has also been awarded the Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ashbaugh takes numerous postgraduate education courses each year and has received extensive training in sedation, occlusion and esthetic dentistry, allowing him to incorporate these treatments into his practice so he has a multitude of methods for solving complex dental problems. Most recently, Dr. Ashbaugh has completed a nine month comprehensive dental implant program through the Las Vegas Implant Maxicourse.

instructor avatar
Bhavana Mutha, RPh, BCMAS, BCMTMS, PDTM

Bhavana Mutha, RPH, BCMAS, BCMTMS, PDTM is a double-certified clinical pharmacist with over 20 years of experience in various areas of pharmacy. She currently chairs the National Board of Medication Therapy Management.

instructor avatar
Lance Azzo, PharmD

Lance Azzo is a skillful pharmacist with several years of clinical pharmacy experience. He graduated in 2014 from Wayne State University with a PharmD degree. He has worked in managed care and specialty pharmacy throughout his pharmacy career, which has enabled him to gain a plethora of clinical knowledge on so many different therapeutic areas. His hobbies include traveling, watching movies, and learning about new medications and treatment guidelines.

instructor avatar
Shyam Gelot, PharmD, BCPS

Shyam Gelot, PharmD, BCPS, earned his PharmD from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Tampa General Hospital in Florida. Shyam has nearly14 years of experience in clinical services, teaching, research, management, and pharmacy distribution in various fields of pharmacy, including academia, community and hospital practice.

instructor avatar
Frederick Rotgers, PsyD, ABPP

Board Certified in both Clinical Psychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Former Adjunct Professor of Psychology, John Jay College, NY. Former Associate Professor of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the study and treatment of substance use disorders, he is currently US Editor-in-Chief of the journal Addiction Research and Theory and has co-authored/edited several books, including “Treating Alcohol Problems” a presentation of an evidence-based, motivational harm reduction approach to alcohol problems for general clinicians. Interests: Motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral treatments and harm reduction methods and ethics.

instructor avatar
Carolyn S. Stroebe, PhD

Interests: Hypnosis; imagery for breast cancer survivors and other health-related contexts; psychotherapy; EMDR; anxiety disorders; grief counseling, death & dying; GLBT and other cultural issues; issues of older adults. Associated links: www.twentyfirstcenturypsychology.com

instructor avatar
Bret A. Boyer, PhD

Founder & Director, The Family Health Psychology Center, Philadelphia, PA; Consulting Psychologist, Integrated Diabetes Services, Wynnewood, PA. Editor of Comprehensive Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology. Interests: Psychological factors regarding management of Diabetes; treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) secondary to medical stress; ethical and legal issues surrounding medically based PTSD. Associated links: Widener University's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.

instructor avatar
Michelle Rodoletz, PhD

Dr. Rodoletz, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, had a 25-year association with Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), a prominent cancer center. Her roles included Assistant Professor, Research Consultant, and adjunct faculty at Temple University School of Medicine. She was formerly Associate Director of FCCC’s Psychosocial and Behavioral Medicine Program. Her research covered various cancers, addressing stress, genetic testing ethics, adherence to health behaviors, psychotherapy, and psychological assessment. Alongside her role at HealthForum Online, she runs a private practice post her retirement from FCCC in 2020.

instructor avatar
David M. Peters Jr, PharmD, BCCCP

David Peters is an assistant professor and clinical pharmacist in the Dayton, Ohio area. He completed his PharmD at Ohio Northern University and his residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Peters has held a variety of roles while employed for the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, including coordination of the Renal Module and Critical Care elective and course participation related to critical care topics. He holds a practice site in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital where he coordinates pharmaceutical care for patients and provides pharmacology education for both pharmacy and medical learners. His projects include optimization of stroke and epilepsy pharmacology and he has served on multiple process improvement and research projects. In his free time, Dr. Peters enjoys serving in his community and church, hiking, reading, walking his dog and playing board games.​

instructor avatar
Janet Graves, BS, Nursing

Assistant Program Director, Eating Disorders Treatment Center, Marlton, NJ. Interests: Inpatient and outpatient treatment of Eating Disorders using integrated behavioral medicine and multidisciplinary approaches.

instructor avatar
Anne Harring, PharmD

Dr. Harring was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of an independent pharmacist. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh then completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Harring gained experience in community and long-term care pharmacy before realizing her passion for teaching. She has taught at the Gregory School of Pharmacy since 2007. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as chair of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) committee and teaches in Interprofessional Education (IPE) courses to educate future pharmacists, nurses, doctors and social workers on their role as members of the healthcare team. Dr. Harring’s most recent interest is research and presentations in the area of human trafficking in the pharmacy setting.​

instructor avatar
Lee Stadtlander, PhD

Past President of the Montana Gerontology Society, Former Assistant Professor Montana State University. Former Co-Director of Montana Center on Rural Aging. Recipient of a grant from Walden University to conduct qualitative research on people over the age of 85. Consultant on a USDA-funded grant aimed at expanding geriatric education for paramedics in Montana. Interests: Aging and issues related to older adults, anticipatory mourning in the family of Alzheimer’s patients, pain management in multiple sclerosis.

instructor avatar
Florence Gelo, DMin

Interests: The relationship between religion and spirituality and coping; coping with chronic and terminal illness.

instructor avatar
Christiane Chbib, PharmD, PhD

Christiane Chbib PharmD., PhD. is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy in Larkin University.

instructor avatar
Jeremy Mirsky, PhD

Interests: Behavioral medicine; chronic pain management; presurgical psychological evaluations; psychological/behavioral factors in medical rehabilitation; depression in patients with cardiovascular disease.

instructor avatar
Risa Beckwith, PsyD, MPH

Former Adjunct Faculty, Adler School of Professional Psychology; Dr. Beckwith has worked with national leaders on projects focusing on scientific literacy, health literacy and survey research and lectures on the socially responsible implementation of community programs. Interests: developmental disabilities; behavioral pediatrics; bioethics, health care economics and law, cultural competence in interviewing and assessment, and the integration of evidence-based practice.

instructor avatar
Harris L. Friedman, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Friedman is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is Co--Editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and Associate Editor of The Humanistic Psychologist. He has written or edited over 100 professional publications, including papers, chapters, and books. His recognitions include receiving the Best Paper of the Year 2002 Award from the Organizational Development Journal. He also is involved in numerous social/environmental causes and received the Florida Psychological Association's 2003 award for "Outstanding Contributions in the Public Interest." Interests: near death experiences, spirituality and health, transpersonal and humanistic psychology.

instructor avatar
Kathleen Holland, PsyD

Dr. Holland, a Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners-International and a Member of the American College of Forensic Psychologists, is currently in private practice in Sebastopol, California. Interests: Psychological Assessment; Expert Testimony; Consultation and Behavioral Analysis; School Psychology.

instructor avatar
Barbara Zimmerman-Slovak, PhD

Interests: treatment of children with neuropsychiatric disorders (i.e., tic disorders, Tourette's, ADHD, OCD, Asperger's, PDD) or medical illness and their families.

instructor avatar
Stella Bitran, PhD

Dr. Bitran, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and staff at The Counseling Center of Nashua, brings vast experience. She was a Clinical and Research Fellow at MGH and Harvard Medical School's Depression Clinical and Research Program. Renowned for expertise in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she integrates strategies like mindfulness. Fluent in Portuguese, she addresses cross-cultural needs through her native language. Her interests include psychosocial interventions (CBT, DBT) for anxiety and depression, unified emotional disorder treatments, emotion regulation assessment, multicultural factors in treatments, and well-being. Links: The Counseling Center of Nashua.

instructor avatar
Shreya Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Patel is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and her specialty is in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. She worked with a team of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in the cardiac care unit for Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. She is an associate editorial team lead for the American College of Cardiology-Geriatric Cardiology topical collection and the cardiology section editor for APhA’s Pharmacotherapy First disease state modules. She has published her work in various pharmacy and medical journals and presented at several state and national conferences.​

instructor avatar
Stanley H. Block, MD

Board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst; Co-creator of Mind-Body Bridging. Dr. Block is a consultant on the medical staff at U.S. Army and Veterans Administration Hospitals. He lectures and consults with treatment centers worldwide and is co-author of the ground breaking books Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10-Week Program for Healing After Trauma, Mind-Body Workbook for Stress: Effective Tools for Lifelong Stress Reduction and Crisis Management (in press), and the bestselling, award winning book Come to Your Senses: Demystifying the Mind-Body Connection. Interests: Application of the "I-System Model" to facilitate Mind-Body Bridging in medical, psychiatric, and other at-risk populations.

instructor avatar
Erenie Guirguis, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Guirguis attended Palm Beach Atlantic University for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree then pursed a pharmacy practice residency at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital in Miami, Florida. ​ ​After completing residency, she pursued board certification in pharmacotherapy and is currently an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University with expertise in internal medicine. ​ ​Her teaching responsibility include coordinated and teaching a special populations pharmacotherapy course as well as teaching liver diseases in the Gastrointestinal and Renal Pharmacotherapy course. ​ ​As an internal medicine faculty member, she has been practicing in internal medicine with an interdisciplinary team at several teaching hospitals for over 10 years. ​ ​Additionally, she is involved in research and has published several review articles on off-label use of medications as well as other internal medicine pharmacotherapy topics.

instructor avatar
Heidi Ardern, PhD

Dr. Ardern works primarily with clients struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, identity distress, hoarding, and chronic health issues. She has published and presented on topics related to anxiety – in particular, traumatic stress – as well as chronic pain, correctional mental health, relationships, and working with law enforcement. She has lectured internationally on PTSD and human trafficking volunteers in disaster mental health with the American Red Cross, and performs evaluations of asylum seekers in the United States. Dr. Ardern has over ten years of experience working in correctional, forensic, inpatient mental health, community mental health, and medical settings. Interests: PTSD, Hoarding Disorder, disaster mental health, integrated care/primary care psychology, law enforcement psychology.

instructor avatar
Jineane Venci, PharmD, MS-CI, BCACP

Jineane Venci received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Buffalo in 2009. She subsequently completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at The University of Rochester Medical Center and received a Masters in Clinical Investigation from The University of Rochester. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and is employed as a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at a large academic medical center.​

instructor avatar
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES, FCCP

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP is the Remote Monitoring and CGM Program Coordinator and Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center. Dr. Isaacs earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and completed residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She is the Communications Director for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Interest Group and serves on the 2020-2021 ADA Professional Practice Committee, the committee that updates the ADA Standards of Care. She presents on diabetes related topics nationally and internationally. Dr. Isaacs was awarded the Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award in 2019 and ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year in 2020. ​

instructor avatar
Michael Diefenbach, PhD

Director, Behavioral Research, Department of Medicine & Urology; Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Interests: Prostate cancer patient decision-making; spousal role in health care; design, development and implementation of health communications using traditional and innovative delivery mode.

instructor avatar
Michael Pertschuk, MD

Former Medical Director, Philadelphia Psychological Services and Friends Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Philadelphia, PA; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Surgery and Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: Integrating individual, group and family psychological services with the medical management of eating disorders.

instructor avatar
Erik Lande, PhD

Adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Interests: Brain injury and illness rehabilitation, dementia, assessment of effort in testing. Associated links: Insight Neuropsychology.

instructor avatar
M. Indira Paharia, PsyD, MBA, MS

Formerly Corporate VP at Molina Healthcare Inc., responsible for health policy and clinical programs for over 1.6 million members. Past roles include Assistant Director at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, serving multiple states, and Assistant Professor at Widener and Temple Universities. Renowned speaker, her co-edited book on clinical health psychology is published by John Wiley and Sons. Expertise in disease prevention, health promotion, disease management, tobacco cessation, obesity, cost-effectiveness analysis, and integrated care.

instructor avatar
Sandra Corbett Feite, MS

Former Psycho-Oncology Consultant, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, Board Member for National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Philadelphia Division. Interests: Psychological interventions for ovarian cancer; interventions for cancer "couples”.

instructor avatar
Betthany Thomas, PharmD, RPh

Dr. Betthany Thomas, PharmD, RPh is a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, an American Fitness Professionals & Associates(AFPA)-certified weight management specialist, and an AFPA-certified nutrition and wellness consultant. She has extensive experience as a licensed pharmacist in community pharmacy, medication therapy management, and utilization management. In addition, she is the CEO of BMT Consulting Services, LLC(previously BMT Coaching) and a member of the Medical Expert Board for Verywell Health. Dr. Beth now her expertise to help digital health companies leverage effective, evidence-based content, course, and collaboration solutions for faster growth and more significant impact.

instructor avatar
Patricia A. Farrell, PhD

Dr. Farrell has presented and published in the areas of physical illness and psychological disorders in the elderly, stress, disability determinations, and geriatric mental health issues. Formerly, the national clinical monitor for several multi-site protocols for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NYC), she is the WebMD Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Disorders Board, a medical consultant to Social Security Div. of Disability Determinations and a published book author. She has over 25 years direct-service experience in all areas of adult mental health services including psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, CMHCs, EAPs and forensic settings. Interests: anxiety disorders, geropsychiatry, organic mental disorders, psychoneuroimmunology. Associated links: Dr. Patricia A. Farrell

instructor avatar
Jeff Kendall, PsyD

Throughout his career, Dr. Kendall has overseen oncology support departments in diverse cancer centers. Since 2016, at the University of Minnesota Cancer Care, he's focused on cancer's impact on individuals and families. His work includes patient care, program admin, development, and research. A prominent figure, he speaks globally, publishes extensively on psychosocial oncology and survivorship, and contributes to esteemed committees. Dr. Kendall's interests encompass cancer survivorship, chronic illness adjustment, coping strategies for individuals and couples, and end-of-life matters.

instructor avatar
Aimee Bernard, PhD

Aimee Bernard, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus and teaches immunology within the graduate school, medical school, dental school, and the Physician Assistant program. Aimee is also the Assistant Director for the CU Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative (HI3), which is focused on the discovery and use of human immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and a range of other diseases. Aimee has a broad background in cellular immunology and molecular biology, having attained her PhD studying the developmental regulation of human B cells and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Aimee received her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and her PhD from the University of Rochester.

instructor avatar
Colin A. Depp, PhD

Staff Psychologist in the VA San Diego providing clinical services, training, and research functions in the ASPIRE Center, a residential treatment program for homeless returning Veterans. Deputy Director of the Education and Training Division of UC San Diego’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute and faculty member at UCSD’s Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging. Interests: Mental health and aging, behavioral interventions to enhance medication adherence, bipolar disorder, caregiving, successful aging.

instructor avatar
Amy Van Arsdale, PhD

Interests: Counseling psychology; multiculturalism; career counseling; research on adolescent female sex offending and risk factors for juvenile delinquency.

instructor avatar
Mark Rose, MA

He has published on addictive disorders, as well as other medical disorders, and was recently involved in the development and testing of a novel pharmacotherapy for alcoholism. Member of the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis-based International Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine. Interests: addictive disorders, psychosocial adjustment to disease.

instructor avatar
Anna Zacharcenko, MS, PsyD

Consulting Psychologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Spanning twenty-five years, her work has included collaboration with primary care physicians, corporate medical departments and human resource departments to develop and implement wellness programs, substance abuse intervention programs and brief, evidence-based counseling programs. Dr. Zacharcenko has lectured extensively on secondary trauma, caregiver distress, bereavement and loss and the motivational aspects of heath behavior change. Interests: bereavement, trauma intervention, chronic illness, risk management, health psychology, and employee assistance programs.

instructor avatar
Christopher N. Ochner, PhD

Former Adjunct Professor, Drexel University and The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Former staff member of the University of Pennsylvania Weight and Eating Disorder Center, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: prevention of weight gain, neural control of eating, environmental obesity treatment, and weight loss maintenance.

instructor avatar
Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD

Interests: Assessing the behavioral determinants of consumer decisions and choices about health; understanding and overcoming provider-based barriers to discussing fertility preservation with cancer patients; promoting the use of folic acid among Hispanic women; preventing smoking relapse among pregnant and postpartum women; understanding the barriers to patient accrual to cancer clinical trials; and promoting knowledge and awareness of clinical trials among newly diagnosed patients.

instructor avatar
Anne Dohrenwend, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Dohrenwend holds positions as Assistant Director of Internal Medicine Residency and Behavioral Medicine Director at McLaren-Flint. She's an Associate Professor at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine linked to McLaren medical center. With a focus on overlapping medical and psychological realms, she treats diverse mental health issues, specializing in chronic illnesses, medical trauma, education, and disparities. Notably, she addresses violence and aids victims in the high-violence Flint area. Published in influential journals (JAMA, Academic Medicine, etc.), her book "Coming Around" tackles parenting LGBT children. Her interests span clinical health psychology, LGBT matters, and violence prevention/intervention.

instructor avatar
Dana Gionta, PhD

Dr. Gionta has a broad educational foundation in psychology, systems theory, and business, which provides her with unique conceptual, interpersonal and organizational assessment, and intervention skills. She has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant to individuals, families and organizations of diverse cultural backgrounds with varied stages of change and goals. Author of, Medical Staff-Family Health Communication in Cancer: Psychometric, Model and Mediational Testing, published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller and co-author of From Stress to Centered. Dr. Gionta has also served on the APA's "Business of Practice Network" committee to contribute to the further development of healthy psychological workplaces. Interests: Medical decision-making and doctor-patient-family communication; cultural issues in health; stress and immunology; and the integration of psychology, family systems and medicine. Associated links: Dana Gionta, Ph.D.

instructor avatar
Coreena Hendrickson, LCSW

Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Los Angeles, CA. She has served on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Committee and currently works with homeless youth, including many LGBT adolescents, who have been exposed to complex trauma. She is committed to advancing the principals of harm reduction in publically funding substance abuse and mental health programs. Interests: harm reduction; the treatment of adolescents and adults with severe and persistent, often co-occurring, mental illness.

instructor avatar
Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, CDECS is Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Prasad-Reddy received her PharmD degree from Creighton University and her Masters in Health Communication from Boston University. SCurrently, she maintains a clinical practice at Rush University Internists where she is an ambulatory care specialist managing patients with chronic care disease states. She is also the Associate Discipline Director of Pharmacology at Rush Medical College. ​ ​Dr. Prasad-Reddy’s clinical and academic interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, endocrinology, women’s health, health communication and outreach, and education disparities. She is the recipient of multiple accolades including the Teacher of the Year as well as Preceptor of the Year from Chicago State University and in 2020 was named Educator of the Year by the Illinois Pharmacists Association. ​

instructor avatar
Jonathan Hammersley, PhD

Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience Blogger, www.onyourminds.com. Editorial Board member, Tobacco Use Insights and an ad hoc reviewer for the journals Clinical Medicine Insights: Psychiatry and Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. Dr. Hammersley has co-authored a number journal articles and conference presentations and formally coordinated grant-funded research projects in the areas of psychopharmacology and integrative neuroscience, performed psychological assessments for the state of Illinois, and conducted clinical trial research in the psychiatry department at Indiana University School of Medicine. Interests: smoking cessation; influences of substance use (i.e., nicotine and caffeine), personality, psychopathology, and genetics (i.e., DRD2 genotype) on affect and neurocognition; the interaction of attention and emotion; using computerized programs to assess attention and emotional distractibility; rural mental health.

instructor avatar
Pagona Roussi, PhD

Visiting researcher with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: Psychological adjustment to health stressors; psychological correlates of illness; clinical management of health-related anxiety and depression.

instructor avatar
Bernadette Hayburn, PsyD

Coordinator of Evidence-Based Treatments at the Coatesville VA, PA. Dr. Hayburn has a diverse background which includes work with varied medical populations (e.g., heart transplant candidates) and providing individual, group, and family interventions to veterans with severe mental illness. Dr. Hayburn has developed and implemented a behaviorally-based weight management program for people with Schizophrenia and has lectured extensively on this topic. Interests: psychological assessment, weight management, gastric bypass surgery, and health promotion in people with severe mental illness.

instructor avatar
Neha Navsaria, PhD

Dr. Navsaria completed a fellowship in pediatric psychology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has presented at numerous conferences on issues related to cultural competency, health psychology and immigrant and refugee mental health. She currently serves as the co-chair for the Division on South Asian Americans within the Asian American Psychological Association and is a member of the Diversity Committee for the Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54). Interests: risk factors and resiliency in children, adolescents and young adults, pediatric and health psychology, Asian-American populations, immigrant and refugee mental health, multicultural issues in counseling and health care and cultural competency training.

instructor avatar
Eleonora Teplinsky, MD

Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky is a board-certified medical oncologist and the Head of Breast Medical Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Teplinsky specializes in breast and gynecologic medical oncology. Her clinical and research interests focus on young women with breast cancer, survivorship, exercise oncology and the use of social media in oncology. She is passionate about oncology education and advocacy on social media and is the host of the INTERLUDE Podcast where she shares the stories and experiences of those who have been affected by cancer.

instructor avatar
Julia Cochran, PhD

Mental Health Consultant, Georgia Head Start; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, Armstrong Atlantic State University (armstrong.edu); Disaster Mental Health Instructor, American Red Cross. Interests: Critical incident response, autism spectrum, hidden disabilities, intercultural relations, spirituality and mental health.

instructor avatar
Larisa Beckwith, PsyD, MPH

PsyD, MPH

instructor avatar
Vicki Holder

After earning her certificate in practical nursing, she spent 2 ½ years working as a licensed practical nurse in a family practice clinic in her home town. In 2015, she left the practice of nursing to begin a career as a freelance writer/content developer specializing in health-related topics. She first began developing continuing education content and has been serving as lead writer and editor since July 2020. During her time, she has researched, written, and/or edited hundreds of courses across a variety of health care and allied professions.

instructor avatar
Judy Koenigsberg, PhD

Dr. Koenigsberg has served as a staff psychologist at The University of Chicago where she offered psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students and reviewed research papers for the Big Ten Conference. While employed at Loyola University of Chicago, she taught graduate-level research design, methodology, and statistics. Dr. Koenigsberg is the author of several journal articles and chapters in the Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. More recently, she co-authored the book, My Heart Diary: Strategies For Healthy Living, with David I. Koenigsberg, M.D. Interests: Health psychology, computational models in psycholinguistics, statistics.

instructor avatar
Brad Mossbarger, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Mossbarger has published articles on control and well-being in assisted living settings, proposed revisions to the GAF scale, and Internet addiction. He has served as contributing editor for collegiate text on abnormal psychology. Interests: Adaptations of older persons to retirement, changes of residence, and other late-life transitions; social cognition and control strategies in coping during old age; psychotherapy outcomes with older adults.

instructor avatar
Adrienne DeBerry, PharmD, BCACP, CSP​

Dr. DeBerry received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and completed two post-graduate residencies. She specializes in the areas of neurology, specialty pharmacy, and pain management. ​ ​As a clinic-based pharmacist, she provides education and training to healthcare providers and patients on various pharmacotherapeutic topics including multiple sclerosis. ​ ​She is also the founder of Real Talk Health Pro which teaches how to effectively navigate the world of specialty pharmacy for non-pharmacy health professionals.

instructor avatar
Laurie A. LaMonde, PhD

Dr. LaMonde has published and presented on a wide-range of topics within behavioral medicine including women’s health issues (i.e., postpartum depression) and the psychological sequelae associated with medical illness (i.e., cancer, cardiac disease, dementia, immunological disorders). Interests: Improving screening for risk of postpartum depression, promoting health-related behaviors (e.g., adherence to cancer screening regimens, anger management among cardiac rehabilitation/myocardial infarction patients). Associated links: Mothers of Super Twins (MOST).

instructor avatar
Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

He created and teaches positive psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the New York Certification in Applied Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/

instructor avatar
Darcy Cox, PsyD, RPsych, ABPP-CN

Dr. Cox is also licensed in California and Nevada. She maintains a part-time forensic practice in the United States. Interests: Clinical neuropsychological assessment, coping with injection anxiety, and the relationship between MS-related neuropathology and cognitive difficulties. Associated links: www.darcycox.com

instructor avatar
Heidemarie Kremer, MD, PhD

Member of the German AIDS Society and the European AIDS Treatment Group. Formerly a physician in Inner Medicine in Germany, she holds a PhD in Bioscience and a PhD in Psychology. Interests: Psychobiological factors relating to living with HIV; sex and gender differences in HIV/AIDS; patient involvement in medical decision-making; coping with chronic disease; the impact of spirituality on coping with chronic disease; biographical transformations in the face of chronic disease.

instructor avatar
Amy J. Neil, MS, MAP

Author: The Adopter’s Handbook, published by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. Interests: therapeutic application of experiential theory in illness; clinical research in psychoneuroimmunologic effects of experiential modalities; psychophysiologic effects of disrupted attachment and of trauma.

instructor avatar
Kate Lund, PsyD

Dr. Lund has extensive experience working with people of all ages living with illness and physical disability, with a particular interest and expertise in families facing the illness or physical disability of a child. Focusing on strengths and evidence-based techniques, she helps patients navigate challenges while recognizing possibility. She lives on the North Shore of Boston with her husband, twin boys, and Airedale and is currently working on two upcoming books entitled, Heartbeat: One Man's Journey through a Heart Transplant and Beyond and Diagnosis Thriving: A Roadmap to Living well with Chronic Illness. Interests: Health psychology; pediatric coping and resilience; ethics as it relates to the intersection of psychology and coaching.

instructor avatar
Rebecca Ferrer, PhD

Dr. Ferrer's program of research centers on social psychological processes in health-related judgment and decision making, and behavior change. She is particularly interested in examining the associations among emotion and cognition, including how emotion might moderate the association between cognitions, including social cognitions, and health behavior. Her program of research reflects a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of decision science, social psychology, and health psychology. Interests: association between emotion and cognition in health-related decisions, narrative expressive therapy, promoting resilience, self-affirmation interventions.

instructor avatar
Paulomi Campbell, PhD

Adjunct Faculty, Marquette University, School of Dentistry. Dr Campbell brings a unique skill set to her work with clients, having been trained in both western and eastern psychology, providing whole-person clinical services that respect the complex relationship between behavior, thought, mood, spirituality and physiology. With a background in counseling and community psychology with a focus in health psychology, she is trained in several empirically-based therapy techniques and has additional research experience and training in meditation and mindfulness psychology. Interests: clinical applications of mindfulness meditation, integrative medicine.

instructor avatar
Stephanie James, PhD, MBA

Stephanie James, PhD, MBA earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Gonzaga University, her MS degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University and an MBA from the City University of Seattle. After spending years in the biotechnology industry, she returned to school at the University of Northern Colorado earning her doctoral degree in Biological Education, studying both education and zoonotic viruses, completing her dissertation on “The Effects of TGF on Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Disease”. Following her graduate studies, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado where her research investigated the immune responses to Varicella zoster virus reactivation (which causes shingles).

instructor avatar
Lesia M. Ruglass, PhD

Psychotherapist in Private Practice; Member-at-Large and Co-Chair of the Diversity and Multicultural Committee, Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Ruglass has received awards and grants from the National Institutes on Health and the City College City SEEDS program. She has published peer-reviewed articles and presented her work nationally and internationally. She is co-author of the book Psychology of Trauma 101 (forthcoming from Springer Publishing Company). Interests: assessment and integrated treatment of trauma, PTSD and substance use disorders (SUDs); understanding the biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying SUDs; gender and cultural issues in trauma; and cultural competence.

instructor avatar
Silvie Ward, PhD

In her private practice Dr. Ward conducts psychological assessments and provides Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mood disorders and trauma, in particular assisting children in the foster care system. Her clinical research explores the relationship between forgiveness and health, both physical and emotional. Interests: Models of forgiveness, beneficial effects of forgiveness on health, different methods of forgiveness, how and when to incorporate reconciliation.

instructor avatar
Mary Rzeszut, MSW, LCSW

With her years of experience in an inpatient, outpatient and physician practice settings, her expertise is providing counseling and support to those living with chronic diseases, such as advanced chronic kidney disease, and the integration of behavioral health into primary care. A practicing psychotherapist, she specializes in adjustment to chronic illness, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and grief. She is also a trained bereavement counselor and a social work Faculty Field Liaison for Adelphi University. She has published in peer review journals and presents on the emotional and psychological issues of chronic kidney disease. Interests: Emotional adjustment to chronic illness, medical adherence, patient advocacy, integration of behavioral health into primary care.

instructor avatar
Michael Stefanek, PhD

Dr. Stefanek's illustrious roles encompass Vice President at American Cancer Society, Director of Behavioral Research Center, Chief at National Cancer Institute, and more. His journey includes Director of Adult Psychology at University of Maryland and Coordinator of Psychosocial Services at Greenebaum Cancer Center. Adjunct Professor at Emory, Johns Hopkins faculty with Oncology Center appointment, and Co-Founder of Johns Hopkins Breast Surveillance Service. Renowned researcher, his works like "Reducing Your Cancer Risk" are notable. With NCI and ACS grants, he reviews for esteemed journals, chairs AACR's Behavioral Science Task Force, and founded SSBM's Cancer SIG. Interests encompass psychosocial oncology, high-risk breast cancer, risk communication, and decision-making in health.

instructor avatar
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, FAAN, CRNP

Former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing and Associated Faculty, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: Measuring and improving health care quality; clinical application of empirical data; evidence-based decision making and nursing care.

instructor avatar
Julia Weinberg, JD, PhD

Former Program Director of the inpatient and day treatment Eating Disorders Units at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Philadephia, PA and Clinical Director of an NHS Human Services resident facility for young adults with severe mental illness. Now in private practice, she provides workshops about InSight℠ Learning Strategies, a system she developed for intervening more effectively with children who have language delays or attentional difficulties. Interests: treatment of anxiety disorders, family intervention for parents of children with special needs, cultural considerations in assessment and therapy, differential diagnosis and biopsychosocial evaluation over the lifespan from early childhood through old age. Associated links: http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/56426

instructor avatar
Susan T. Vadaparampil, PhD

Adjunct Faculty, USF College of Public Health and Adjunct Scientist, Clinical Genetics Branch, NCI. Collaborator/co-investigator on several nationally-funded studies in the areas of physician knowledge and use of genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility, establishing the prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations in the African American population, psychosocial aspects of familial testicular cancer, health care provider discussion of fertility preservation among pediatric and young adult cancer patients and their families, and the diffusion of HPV vaccination in clinical practice. Interests: Awareness, knowledge, and use of genetic testing for inherited cancer susceptibility in the general population, minority groups, physicians, and at-risk populations.

instructor avatar
Jae Sevelius, PhD

Principal Investigator of an NIH/NIMH-funded project to develop a culturally specific HIV prevention intervention for transgender women. Co-Principal Investigator of the Transitions Project, which provides capacity building assistance and technical assistance to community based organizations throughout the U.S. to promote knowledgeable, sensitive, and effective HIV/AIDS prevention for transgender communities of color and transgender people living with HIV. Co-Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention, a statewide effort to provide leadership, capacity building, professional training, policy advocacy, research development, and resources to increase access to culturally competent HIV prevention services for transgender people in California. Interests: transgender issues, HIV prevention and intervention development, quality of life, substance use, intersex issues, human sexuality.

instructor avatar
Robert A. Moss, PhD, ABN, ABPP

He is the Editor-in-Chief of AIMS Neuroscience. A Diplomate in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, Dr. Moss has authored numerous professional articles and has presented at a variety of national and international professional meetings. Interests: applications of brain-based theory to psychopathology and psychological treatment; psychotherapy integration; neuroscience; neuropsychology.

instructor avatar
Laura Stanton, PhD

Her clinical and research experience have included positions such as Scientific Research Associate at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Staff Psychologist at The Renfrew Center, Philadelphia, a nationally recognized facility dedicated to the care of eating disorders. Her primary areas of clinical interest and therapeutic expertise include individual and group therapy among medically ill populations, the diagnosis and management of eating disorders, and psychological assessment. She continues to serve as a Clinical Interventionist at FCCC. Interests: clinical interventions for eating disorders; adaptation to medical illness.

instructor avatar
David Weinberg, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: Colon cancer detection, prevention, and treatment.

instructor avatar
Kerry Sherman, PhD

In 2014, Dr. Sherman was the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Division 38 (Health Psychology) Distinguished International Affiliate Award for her work in the field of PsychoOncology, making her one of ten professionals to have this accolade. Interests: Cancer survivorship and re-entry issues; Breast-cancer related Lymphedema; Health-related decision-making; infertility.

instructor avatar
Mara Wai, MEd

Yoga/Movement group/individual instruction and certified mind-body coach. Interests: Yoga, meditation, stress management; complementary alternative medicine.

instructor avatar
Marilyn Stringer, PhD, CRNP

Former Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA. Interests: Women experiencing medically high risk pregnancies; evidence-based decision making and nursing care.

instructor avatar
Lucy Rathier, PhD

She specializes in clinical health psychology in treatment of pain, caregiver stress, and weight management. Dr. Rathier has published on the multidisciplinary approach to headache management; pain, culture, and family; and religious coping. She participates in the training of pre-doctoral clinical psychology residents and medical residents. Interests: headache management, adjustment to major life stressors, religious coping, weight management.

instructor avatar
Laura Wilhelm, PhD

Interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety disorders, group psychotherapy, adjustment to chronic health conditions.

instructor avatar
Pamela Sarte, PhD

As Clinical Supervisor at Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services, a community-based behavioral health program in western PA, she brings over a decade of experience working with children and families in a therapeutic context. Interests: family therapy, psychological distance and its impact on thought processes and decision-making, eco-systemic applications for behavioral health.

instructor avatar
Mirsad Serdarevic, PhD

Former Assistant Director, Operation & Psychologist, UC Merced, CA; Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Serdarevic has published extensively in the area of cultural diversity with a focus on immigrant mental health, international student adjustment, and cultural differences in anxiety, depression and bereavement. Interests: cultural diversity, culturally-sensitive clinical interventions, bereavement.

instructor avatar
JoAnne Epping-Jordan, PhD

Previously, led the World Health Organization's global initiatives on improving health care for chronic conditions from 2002 to 2005, and on advocacy and communications for chronic diseases and health promotion from 2005 to 2007. Author of numerous scientific articles in high impact journals such as JAMA, BMJ and The Lancet, as well as writer/editor for several high profile World Health Organization publications. Interests: chronic disease prevention and management models, improving health care delivery systems, applying behavioral science know-how in novel ways to shape populations’ beliefs and behaviors around different health issues.

instructor avatar
Cheryl L. Fracasso, PhD

She is currently conducting an international study on near-death experiences (NDEs) with Kenneth Ring and other co-researchers on electromagnetic and physiological aftereffects of these experiences. In addition, she has served as Principal Investigator for three studies on NDEs that have explored clinicians’ knowledge of NDE aftereffects and therapeutic implications, cultural variations of NDEs from a Muslim/Iranian perspective, and integration issues associated with various physiological aftereffects. Interests: near-death experiences; spiritually transformative experiences; energy medicine; electromagnetic hypersensitivity; and developing training initiates for practitioners in a therapeutic/clinical setting to enhance awareness and multicultural sensitivity when working with the NDE population.

instructor avatar
Michelle Heffner Macera, PhD

Author of The Anorexia Workbook and co-author of a professional treatment manual, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Body Image Dissatisfaction. Interests: Application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat eating disorders.

instructor avatar
Ann Jorn, PhD

She developed and coordinated the psychological services for the Pain Institute at Jersey Shore Medical Center of Meridian Health Systems, NJ. and later, working closely in an interdisciplinary model, developed assessment and treatment services for patients at the Comprehensive Pain Management Program at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA. A well-known lecturer in pain management and chronic illness, she currently has a private practice in Berkshire County, MA. Dr. Jorn completed her Fellowship training with Dr. Albert Ellis founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and father of cognitive behavioral therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. She is currently a member of the American Pain Society and Fellow of The Albert Ellis Institute. Interests: pain management, chronic illness, rational emotive therapy. Associated links. http://www.rebtberkshires.org/about-ann-c-jorn-phd-rebt-therapist/

instructor avatar
Stacey Hart, PhD

Toronto, Canada. Interests: Cancer survivorship, posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic stress symptoms in cancer patients, colorectal cancer, couples dynamics in the face of cancer, cognitive-behavioral therapy for medically-ill individuals, quality of life in chronic illness.

instructor avatar
Paula Finestone, PhD

Dr. Finestone has over twenty years of experience in primary care, physical medicine/rehabilitation, healthcare consulting, and private practice settings. Former Staff Clinical Psychologist at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital Malvern, PA. Interests: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress management, caregiver coping; burnout prevention for healthcare professionals; pain and symptom management in cancer patients; palliative and hospice care.

instructor avatar
Kellie Hilker, PhD

Dr. Hilker has presented and published extensively in the area of pediatric psychology. Formerly on staff at the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland. She has served as an ad-hoc reviewer on the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Interests: Pediatric psychology; pediatric feeding disorders; adherence to medical regimens; pediatric cancer; and pediatric sickle cell disease.

instructor avatar
Randall W. Evans, PhD, ABPP

Formerly President of Randall Evans & Associates, PLLC. Formerly a Research Fellow with the National Institutes of Health where his research focused on neuro-pharmacology and neuro-psychological test development. Publications include works appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Developmental Neurology, and a host of other peer review journals. Interests: Brain injury rehabilitation, neuropsychological test development.

instructor avatar
Patrick McNamara, PhD

Trained in neurolinguistics and brain-cognitive correlation techniques, he developed an evolutionary approach to problems of brain and behavior. He has published extensively in this area, as well as pioneered the investigation of the role of the frontal lobes in mediation of religious experience. He serves as Series Editor for the Praeger series of books on the evolutionary and biological roots of religion, Where God and Science Meet: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion and is the author of Nightmares: The Science and Solution of Those Frightening Visions during Sleep (Brain, Behavior, and Evolution). Interests: The evolution of the frontal lobes, the evolution of the two mammalian sleep states (REM and NREM) and the evolution of religion in human cultures.

instructor avatar
Kelly Harris, MSS, LCSW

Interests: Clinical program planning and development, emotional trauma resulting from illness, LGBT issues.

instructor avatar
Jennifer Shotlander, LCSW

Works with organizational leadership to help improve productivity within their organization. Recognized in 2012 as one of the "10 New Faces to Watch in Employee Assistance," she has provided EAP consultation to the Pentagon, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington Gas, and other private and public organizations. In addition she provides assessment, referral, and short-term counseling to individual employees and family members who are experiencing personal challenges, mental health problems and/or substance abuse concerns. She has served as Commissioner with the Employee Assistance Certification Commission from 2010-2013, as well as in leadership roles for the DC EAPA chapter. Interests: EAP counseling and training, human resources, industrial/organizational psychology.

instructor avatar
Akira Hazer, RN, BSN

Akira Hazer, RN, BSN has been a registered nurse for nearly 20 years with clinical experience and expertise in various roles in the nursing field, including medical/surgical units, case management, clinical documentation specialist and occupational health clinics. Akira obtained her BSN at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is the CEO and Founder of Day 7 Coaching LLC, Purpose Strategist, Certified Life Transformation Coach, Speaker, and Retreat Facilitator. She is passionate about helping ambitious, purpose-driven women who want more in life to rediscover their real purpose and live out their true calling. She has had the privilege of coaching nurses and other professionals, feeling stuck in their career and life. Akira has been married for over 20 years and has two beautiful children.

instructor avatar
Janét M. Seward, PsyD

Dr. Seward's clinical work covers an array of treatment settings, including inpatient and outpatient clinics, community mental health centers, behavioral camps, and school systems. Having participated in numerous consultations and school interventions, she is experienced in the provision of individual, family, and group therapy, as well as psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and their families, with a subspecialty in working with culturally diverse populations. Interests: Effective treatment interventions for African American youth, trauma, depression, psychological assessments, school interventions.

instructor avatar
Ronit Levy, PsyD

Trained at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of NYU Medical Center, Dr. Levy specializes in the treatment of individuals, and their families, adjusting to medical trauma (e.g., acquired brain injury, neuro-trauma, stroke, pain syndromes, cancer). She also has extensive experience conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and neuro-rehabilitation. Formerly on the faculty at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. Interests: Trauma and post-traumatic growth, enhancing adjustment to disability, compassion fatigue in psychologists, and women’s mental health.

instructor avatar
Dennis Lee, PhD

Former Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University; Fresno State University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical; National University. An expert in Chemical Dependency and Addictions, Dr. Lee has conducted numerous NA (Narcotics Anonymous encompassing heroin and ecstasy abusers) and CA (Crack Cocaine Anonymous) groups. Additionally, Dr. Lee writes an Internet column for Kids Foundation and is the author of a book subtitled, "Everything About Headshrinking Without Getting Psyched Out." Interests: chemical dependency/substance abuse, children, youth, families, psychological testing.

instructor avatar
Kelly Brady, AP, LMHC

AP, LMHC

instructor avatar
Kavita Jackson, MD

MD

instructor avatar
Frederick Wallace Nolen, PhD

Adjunct Faculty, Ivy Tech, Bloomington, Indiana. Formerly, Adjunct Faculty at Spalding University and the University of Indiana, Dr. Nolen has taught, presented and extensively published in the areas of psychological disorders, trauma, and forensics. In addition to his academic career, he has over 35 years direct clinical experience in practice and forensic settings.

instructor avatar
Ellen G. Levine, PhD, MPH

Licensed Clinical (Medical) Psychologist and epidemiologist. Senior Scientist at the Biobehavioral Research Center, San Francisco State University.

instructor avatar
Leticia Shea, PharmD

Dr. Leticia Shea is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Regis University. She received her doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) in 2010 from the University of Colorado and completed a community residency in association with the University of Colorado from 2010-2011.She provided clinical pharmacy services at Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates from 2013-2014 as a component of her position with Regis University. She changed her practice setting in 2014 to primary care and has enjoyed the diversity of care provided in this setting ever since. Dr. Shea’s research interests and publications cover diverse topics such as integrated care, pharmacogenetics, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular considerations in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis, dietary supplement safety as well as marijuana/cannabis clinical considerations. She is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist as well as a certified trainer in immunization and medication therapy management (MTM).

instructor avatar
Maria Leibfried, BS, PharmD, BCNSP

Maria Leibfried is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences located in Florham Park, NJ

instructor avatar
Laurie Berghoff, DNP, MSN, RN, BCCV

Laurie has spent the last 39 years in the clinical setting in many different roles. During this time, she obtained her certification in Cardiovascular Nursing (BCCV) and leadership (CENP). Laurie obtained her DNP from Walden, where she studied nursing self-efficacy related to neighborhood staffing. Laurie has spent the last 12 years in different leadership positions supporting many different teams to achieve their goals.

instructor avatar
Jamie Surratt, MD

Jamie Surratt, MD is a Diagnostic Radiologist in Jacksonville, FL. She attended medical school at University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1986. She completed her residency at Washington University School Of Medicine. She is affiliated with Integrated Community Oncology Network LLC, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and Orlando Physician Specialists Llc. Jamie Surratt was board certified by American Board of Diagnostic Radiology Certification in Diagnostic Radiology.

instructor avatar
Andrew Dacres, LMT

Andrew Dacres is a leading licensed massage therapist based in Atlanta, GA. He has worked as an instructor and a practicing massage therapist for over 11 years.

instructor avatar
Jordan Sedlacek, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM

Dr. Sedlacek, an assistant professor at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Atlantic University. With a PGY-1 residency at Ascension St. John Hospital and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at St. Rita’s Medical Center, her expertise in chronic disease management shines through. Board-certified in ambulatory care pharmacy and advanced diabetes management, she actively contributes to professional organizations like ASHP, ACCP, AACP, and FSHP. Dr. Sedlacek's dedication to advancing pharmacy practice is evident in her advocacy efforts and commitment to bridging classroom learning with real-world clinical scenarios.

instructor avatar
Julie Kalabalik-Hoganson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Kalabalik-Hoganson, Director of Pharmacy Practice and Associate Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. With a Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University, she brings extensive expertise to the classroom, having completed ASHP-accredited residencies at Valley Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Prior to joining Fairleigh Dickinson University, she served as Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and critical care pharmacotherapy specialist at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Kalabalik-Hoganson's dual board certification in pharmacotherapy and critical care underscores her commitment to excellence in pharmacy education and practice.

instructor avatar
Sarah Giordano, RN, BSN, HWNC-BC

A holistic nurse with over 15 years of experience in the Emergency Department in NYC and currently head of IV therapy at The Well. In addition to bedside care, Sarah has worked for multiple healthcare startup companies as head of clinical operations, program director and general manager. As an entrepreneur, she relies heavily on evidence-based research and the nursing process to guide innovations that drive healthcare forward. Last year, she designed and conducted her first research publication on the effectiveness of IV Vitamin Therapy.

instructor avatar
Jennifer A. Cataline, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC

Jennifer A. Cataline is a highly experienced mental health clinician with over two decades of experience. She currently works at Maryhaven in Marysville, Ohio, performing diagnostic assessments, individual counseling for mental health and substance use disorders, and facilitating anger management groups. From 2016 to 2021, she operated her private practice, Clearview Services, and supervised the Clearview Driver Intervention Program. Cataline also served as a part-time SUD clinician at the Family Resource Center in Findlay, Ohio, and taught addiction counseling theories at The University of Findlay as an adjunct faculty member. She was a Senior Clinical Manager at A Renewed Mind, overseeing program and staff development. Her early career included roles at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Wyandot Counseling Associates, and Family Resource Centers, handling diagnostic assessments and counseling. Cataline holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Heidelberg College.

instructor avatar
Alex Evans, PharmD, MBA

Alex Evans is a pharmacist and medical writer based in Jacksonville, FL. He is currently serving as a pharmacy project manager for Ascension Health, where he assists with retail operations and compliance. ​ ​Alex was part of the UCSF-Safeway national campaign launch to AAR at every pharmacy encounter and served as Safeway’s media representative for the state of Hawai’i. ​ ​He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill and MBA from West Texas A and M University.​

instructor avatar
Ayana Bradshaw, MPH

Adjunct Professor, Temple University. Ayana Bradshaw, MPH, has over 20 years of leadership in public health and social services, focusing on equitable health opportunities in underserved areas. She utilizes community strengths and expertise to advance public health initiatives, fostering inclusivity and aligning organizational missions for optimal performance. Bradshaw currently holds dual roles as the Executive Director of the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Health Promotion Services Division at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). In these roles, she leads efforts to mitigate health risks and support those with chronic conditions.

instructor avatar
Elif Özdener-Poyraz, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, AAHIVP

Dr. Elif Özdener-Poyraz joined Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in August 2014. She primarily teaches pharmacotherapy and accompanying laboratory courses to students in their first, second, and third year of pharmacy school. She is also part of an interdisciplinary team in an outpatient community clinic providing clinical pharmacy services for underserved patients with HIV infection. Dr. Özdener-Poyraz received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She completed her post-graduate residency training focused on ambulatory care pharmacy practice at Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She is a licensed pharmacist in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is also a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, an American Academy of HIV Pharmacist, and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

instructor avatar
Katie Blair, PharmD, RPh

Dr. Katie Blair is a distinguished faculty member at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences, holding a Doctor of Pharmacy since 2009. She is a licensed pharmacist in Washington and Oregon, specializing in medication regimen reviews and pharmaceutical care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Dr. Blair’s expertise extends to immunization delivery and cardiovascular disease risk management. Since 2013, she has also developed and revised continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. Her work, which includes a comprehensive range of topics from antibiotic stewardship to opioid prescribing, reflects her dedication to enhancing professional practice and patient care through education.

instructor avatar
Melissa VanHorn Becker, PhD

Former Adjunct Faculty Boston University, Simmons College, Newbury College; former Director, Boston Ballet School Wellness Program. Interests: optimizing resilience in young people facing unusual life stressors; adaptation to illness.

instructor avatar
Patrice Berry, Psy.D, LCP

Dr. Patrice Berry is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience, specializing in treating individuals dealing with trauma, depression, and life transitions. She is the owner and psychologist at Four Rivers Psychological Services in Virginia, where she offers therapy, psychological testing, coaching, and public speaking on mental health topics. Dr. Berry is also the co-owner of Mind Your Legacy, LLC, emphasizing holistic restoration and generational change. She actively engages on social media platforms, sharing insights on mental health and well-being. Dr. Berry has published extensively and speaks at various conferences on topics such as resilience, mental health awareness, and the integration of faith into psychological practice. She is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and communities to improve mental health and overall well-being.

instructor avatar
Rosanna Sutherby, PharmD

NC-licensed pharmacist with 20 years of experience providing superb clinical services, expert counseling and compassionate care. Clear and effective medical communicator with emphasis on content accuracy and digestibility. Fluent and culturally competent in Spanish and English with strong writing and communication skills and exceptional ability to connect and empathize with clients.

instructor avatar
Steven Malen, PharmD, MBA

Steven Malen is a pharmacist, writer, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is the principal consultant at Expose Healthcare, a consulting firm that helps healthcare organizations improve their transparency and accountability. He has worked as a pharmacist for a range of retail pharmacies, and is also a published author of science fiction and investigative journalism. He is passionate about using his skills and experience to make the healthcare system more transparent and accountable, and believes that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare. Finally, Steven helps patients directly and via his clients to become healthier with the goal of taking less medications via appropriate exercise, diet and spiritual guidance.

instructor avatar
Yasmin Grace, PharmD

Dr. Grace received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and then completed a general pharmacy practice residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. Dr. Grace has been teaching at the Gregory School of Pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida since 2008. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Grace also serves as a clinical pharmacist at JFK Medical Center and has published several articles in peer-reviewed pharmacy journals including Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, and Journal of Pharmacy Practice. She has presented at local and state levels on a variety of topics including her new passion for raising awareness of human trafficking. Dr. Grace is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the Florida Pharmacist Association (FPA).

instructor avatar
Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAH

Dr. Zubin Austin, a Professor at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, holds multiple degrees including a PhD in Cognitive Science. His extensive career includes roles such as the Academic Director of the Centre for Practice Excellence and the Murray Koffler Chair in Management. With a professional background as a Clinical Pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Austin has received numerous accolades such as the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship and the University of Toronto President’s Research Impact Award. His leadership spans across academia and professional organizations, contributing significantly to pharmacy education and practice.

instructor avatar
Liz Fredrickson, PharmD, BCPS

Liz Fredrickson is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy. ​ At NEOMED, she serves as Course Director for the Basic Pharmaceutics, Parenteral Products, and Parenteral Products Lab courses. ​

Who we areOnline Continuing Education

Our mission is to deliver meaningful continuing education to licensed professionals through an intuitive experience while giving back in the process

About AchieveCE
Image of a nurse smiling