Christopher Martin, PharmD, MS, BCPS – Director of Pharmacy
Chris is the Pharmacy Manager for clinical services and one of the preceptors for the PGY1 Practice Management rotation. Chris earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. After graduation, he completed a specialty practice residency in pharmacotherapy and earned a MS in Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy. Prior to arriving at Memorial, Chris was a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. When Chris isn’t working, he enjoys spending time in the Colorado great outdoors with his family, smoking Texas style barbeque and cheering for the Longhorns – Hook’em Horns!
Alyssa Douville, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Alyssa is a Pharmacy Supervisor for the ICU and medical-surgical floors, along with a preceptor for the Critical Care rotations and the PGY2 Critical Care Program Director. Alyssa received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and then completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care residency, both at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring beautiful Colorado, driving up to Denver to re-live her city life, traveling back and forth from Minnesota and Illinois to visit family, spending time with her husband and daughters, cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Twins, and not being in the Midwest during the winter!
Paige Clement, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Paige graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2004. She completed her PGY1 residency training at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2005 and her PGY2 specialty residency in Critical Care/Nutrition Support at Regional One Health/University of Tennessee in 2006 in Memphis. She then practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Regional One Health and was an Assistant Professor for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy until 2016, when she moved to Colorado. Here, Paige practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist and Preceptor in Critical Care at UCHealth Memorial Hospital for 3 years before transitioning into her current role as Clinical Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring beautiful Colorado with her husband and dogs, traveling, and the constant quest for the world’s best restaurant.
Angela Ricke, PharmD, BCPS
Angie is the PGY1 Residency Program Direction and Medication Safety Coordinator for the UCHealth Southern Region. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas and her PharmD from Creighton University in 2009. Angie completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and has been with UCHealth Memorial Hospital since 2011. Angie enjoys hiking the Incline, keeping up with her three kids and watching Kansas City Chiefs football.
Carrie Beckman, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Carrie is the preceptor for the Investigational Drug Services rotation. She attended University of Nebraska as an undergraduate and received her PharmD from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Carrie then completed a PGY-1 residency at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington. She started working at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in 2013. Carrie has pharmacy practice experience in internal medicine, women’s services, cardiology, oncology, and anticoagulation. She enjoys photography, beach vacations, the arts, watching college hockey and spending time with her family.
Lauren Loeper, PharmD, BCPS
Lauren is the preceptor for the Women’s Services Rotation. Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado. Her experience includes women’s services, internal medicine, neonates and pediatrics. She has a passion for Women’s Health issues and recently worked to obtain a grant from the state of Colorado to provide long acting contraceptive devices to hospitalized patients in need. Outside of work she enjoys leisurely bike rides, live music, practicing yoga, kombucha brewing, spending time with friends and long Vespa rides.
Joseph Kalis, PharmD, BCOP
Joe practices in ambulatory oncology and is a preceptor for the PGY-1 pharmacy practice and the PGY-2 oncology programs. He combines his facility with language and a penchant for philosophy to impart technical knowledge, as well as his own experience, to learners of all abilities and areas of interest. He favors thinking and knowing “why” above all else.
Joe received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, going on to a PGY-1 residency with UCHealth in Colorado Springs and a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy residency with St Luke’s in Boise, ID. His professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bow ties, Stoic philosophy, and Sasquatch.
When not at work, Joe can be found climbing, skiing, or mountaineering. He is a proud devotee of Mark Twight, Fred Beckey, Edward Abbey, and the American West. Most importantly, he likes going off-script, ten-dollar words, and breaking things yourself.
Alex Novin, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Alex is the Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist, preceptor of both the infectious diseases and longitudinal antimicrobial stewardship rotations, and co-chair of the UCHealth Southern Colorado antimicrobial stewardship subcommittee. He was born and raised in Washington Township, NJ. He dual-majored for his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology degrees from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, graduating in 2010. From there he worked for almost 4 years at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, VA as a clinical pharmacist. Alex then decided it was time to pursue residency training and did his PGY-1 Acute Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and then his PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at the University of Colorado Hospital. His professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic resistance, precepting, and C. diff. With the (little) free time he has he enjoys spending it with his wife and two young sons, playing video games, skiing, exploring Colorado, and eating delicious food.
Elizabeth Katondo, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
Elizabeth (Betty) is the PGY1 Inpatient Oncology preceptor. Betty graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 2002, and later obtained a Master of Science degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2010. She completed her PGY1 Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2003, and went on to practice as a Staff, Consultant, and Oncology Pharmacist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center (now known as TidalHealth Peninsula Regional) in Salisbury, Maryland, before moving to Colorado in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and climbing mountains around Colorado with fellow high-altitude enthusiasts.
Lisa Henager, PharmD, BCOP
Lisa is a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Practice (staffing) rotation. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1995. She practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado from 2002-2010 where she staffed inpatient and outpatient pharmacy, the majority in oncology. Since 2010, Lisa practices as a Clinical Pharmacist in Oncology at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. She received her Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy in 2018. Her hobbies include spending time with her wife and dogs, backyard chickens, community involvement as a volunteer, concerts, snow skiing and vacationing in Costa Rica.
Allison Muntz, PharmD, BCPS
Allison serves as a back-up preceptor to the Women’s Health rotation at Memorial North Hospital. She graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in 2017 and completed her PGY1 residency at UCHealth Memorial Central in 2018. She worked in the emergency department and medical-surgical units at Memorial Central from 2018 to 2021. In 2021 she transitioned to a medical-surgical and women’s services pharmacist at Memorial North. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, travelling, and being a new mom.
Kimberly Morgan, BSPharm, RPh
Kim is the Pharmacy Manager for Memorial North Hospital, a 135-bed hospital within the UCHealth Colorado Springs region. She is a preceptor for the Clinical Service Development PGY1 elective rotation. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. After graduation, she began her career in the San Luis Valley at a 50 bed rural community hospital as a clinical staff pharmacist. There is a San Luis Valley legend about frogs, which she likes to share when people ask how she came from Canada to live in a remote alpine desert in Colorado. Make sure you ask her, if you find yourself here at Memorial. After 8 years, she became the Director of Pharmacy of the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. Her goal was to bring evidence-based pharmacy services to this rural community. She is most proud of her role in creating an outpatient oncology infusion center so patients did not have to drive over a mountain pass to receive chemotherapy. She never aspired to be a pharmacy leader, but has found great satisfaction in supporting the development of individuals and a vision for the pharmacy profession. Kim’s favorite place to be is anywhere near water as she enjoys kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.
Natalie Muenzberg, PharmD, BCPS
Natalie is one of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice (staffing) preceptors. Natalie graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in 2011. She accepted a clinical staff pharmacist position at Memorial Hospital Central in 2011 and transitioned to the UCHealth Memorial North Hospital in 2017. She earned her BCPS certification in 2018, and enjoys using her experience to train new clinicians. Outside of work, Natalie spends her time time with her husband and four kids, baking, and running.
Michael Holowatyj, PharmD, BCPS
Michael is an Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacist and preceptor for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency and PGY-2 Critical Care pharmacy residency programs. He graduated from Purdue University and completed two years of residency at IU Health in Indianapolis. When not at work, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, reading, and spending time with his family.
Kinsey Kowalski, PharmD, BCCCP
Kinsey is one of the PGY1 and PGY2 Surgical/Trauma ICU and Cardiothoracic Surgery preceptors at Memorial. Kinsey also serves as PGY1 Residency Coordinator and was awarded preceptor of the year in 2023. Kinsey graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 2015. She then went on to complete her PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residency, both at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Outside of work, Kinsey spends her time lifting weights, hiking, and hanging out with her floppy bloodhound, Rosie, and her husband, Jacob.
Eric Brown, PharmD, BCCCP
Eric is a Critical Care clinical pharmacist and preceptor for the Critical Care rotation for the PGY1 and PGY2 Residencies. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis. He then completed a PGY-1 residency at Regional One Health in Memphis, followed by a PGY-2 in Critical Care residency at Regional One Health/University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Outside of work, he enjoys hosting friends and family in Colorado Springs, skiing, hiking, and smoking Memphis-style BBQ.
Shelley Glaess, PharmD, BCPS
Shelley is a primary preceptor for Internal Medicine working primarily in the Neuroscience and Renal medicine units. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015 and completed a two-year specialty residency in pharmacotherapy from the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas. Shelley joined the UCHealth team in 2019. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking and gardening.
Patricia Sichmeller, PharmD
Patricia (Tricia) is one of the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice preceptors. Tricia graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Colorado in 2005. She completed her pediatric specialty residency at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in 2006 and obtained six sigma yellow belt certification in 2017. Tricia has served as the pharmacy leader at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital since 2007. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, hiking, camping and reading.
Ashley Weiss, PharmD, BCPS
Ashley is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Preceptor. She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 at Grady Health in Atlanta Georgia. She then completed her PGY2 in Emergency Medicine at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and joined the Memorial Hospital team. When not attending traumas and strokes, Ashley enjoys snowboarding, listening to true crime podcasts and hanging out with her cats.
Amy Swank, PharmD, BCPS
Amy is a Critical Care and Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacist at UCHealth – Memorial Central and preceptor for the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine rotations for the PGY1’s and PGY2 Critical Care program. She is the primary preceptor for the Neurocritical Care PGY2 rotation. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed her PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residency both at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. In previous professional lives, she also has experience in internal medicine and surgical services (neurosurgery, trauma, orthopedic, urology, and oncology). In her free time, she enjoys trail running with her rescue dog, discovering & creating delicious plant-based meals with her husband, and exploring local & regional hikes with friends & family.
Alexandra Carusone, PharmD
Alexandra received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2016 from Ohio Northern University and completed her PGY-1 residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to moving to Colorado, Alexandra worked as an Internal Medicine/Palliative Care pharmacist at The Christ Hospital. Alexandra joined the UCHealth team in 2021. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and baking.
Rachel Jenson, PharmD
Rachel is one of the internal medicine preceptors for the PGY1 program. She completed both her Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor’s of Science in bacteriology from University of Wisconsin – Madison (Go Badgers!). Rachel completed her PGY1 residency at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in 2020. Outside of work you can catch her climbing rocks, throwing pottery, or overlanding with her husband and pup.
Kylie Goetz, PharmD
I am one of the Med Surg clinical pharmacists and an internal medicine preceptor for the PGY1 program. I received my Doctor of Pharmacy in 2016 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. I have been with UCHealth since January of 2023. When I am not working, I enjoy exploring the great state of Colorado, gardening, spending time with my family, and attempting to ski.
Maria Isaacs, PharmD
Maria is a preceptor for the Internal Medicine and Investigational Drug Services rotations. She attended Baylor University as an undergraduate and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2021. She went on to pursue a PGY-1 residency at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. She is passionate about volunteering and providing excellent medical care to underserved populations. She fell in love with pharmacy while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, Africa. Outside of Pharmacy she enjoys traveling, getting lost in a good book, playing board games, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Hallie Kinecki, PharmD, BCPS
Hallie received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2017 from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed her PGY-1 residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She started with UCHealth in 2018 and works in outpatient oncology infusion and internal medicine. Outside of work, Hallie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and listening to audio books.
Kyle Coronato, PharmD
Kyle is an Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacist and is the primary preceptor for the PGY1 emergency medicine rotation. His primary staffing locations include the ED and the ICU. Kyle completed his PharmD at The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, followed by a PGY1 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. After PGY1 he returned to Colorado to complete his PGY2 in Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. In his free time, Kyle enjoys backpacking, home improvement projects, and spending time with friends and family.
Gaity Fair, PharmD, BCOP
Practice area primarily in Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacy and also inpatient oncology. Graduated with Doctorate of Pharmacy from Midwestern University in 2012. Received Bachelors in Biochemistry and Psychology and Minor in English Literature from University of Michigan Ann Abor in 2005. Completed PGY1 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Obtained Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy in 2021. Practiced primarily as an outpatient Oncology Pharmacist at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, IL with both adult and pediatric malignancies. Staffed inpatient Oncology/ Hematology as well as in BMT. In my free time, enjoy reading books, attending concerts, street festivals and watching Cubs games as well as traveling!
Jeff Sperry, PharmD, BCPS
Jeff practices in internal medicine and in the medical ICU at Memorial Hospital Central. He is a primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine I & II rotations in the PGY1 residency program. Jeff received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah and went on to complete his PGY1 residency at UCHealth Memorial Hospital and his PGY2 residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin. As befitting an internal medicine enthusiast, he has wide-ranging clinical interests including anticoagulation, infectious disease, and pharmacokinetic optimization of drug therapy. Outside of pharmacy, Jeff is a self-professed ski bum whose primary fixations include snow, tall mountains, and fluffy glades of powder. When the snow is not flying, Jeff has been known to hike long distances to find snow, but sometimes he can also be distracted by a good book, cooking, trail running, and frisbees.
Kailee Severt, PharmD – PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Kailee Severt is from Moorpark, California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Claremont McKenna College and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California. Kailee completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UCHealth Memorial and is excited to continue her training at Memorial with a PGY2 in Critical Care. In her free time, Kailee enjoys hiking new trails, yoga, and baking desserts.
Srishti Singal, PharmD – PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Srishti Singal is from Colorado Springs, CO and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Omaha, Nebraska. Srishti completed her PGY1 at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy and is excited to continue her training with a PGY2 in Critical Care. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys cooking, hiking, skiing, and reading.
Rhiannon Montgomery, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Rhiannon Montgomery is from Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy as well. Her clinical interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and toxicology. Upon completion of her PGY1 year, Rhiannon hopes to pursue a PGY2 in one of these areas. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys painting, trying out new local restaurants and breweries, and spending time with her dog Delilah.
Uyen Tran, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Uyen Tran is from Torrance, California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at UCLA and went on to earn her PharmD at the University of Washington. Uyen’s areas of interest include oncology, transplant and emergency medicine. In her free time, she likes working out, going to hot yoga, exploring various food spots, and savoring delectable coffee lattes.
Kateryna Parkhomenko, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Kateryna Parkhomenko was born in Ukraine but had been a resident of North Augusta, South Carolina for almost 20 years. She received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharm.D. from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine and critical care, and she hopes to complete a PGY2 in these areas. Outside of work, Kateryna enjoys being a plant mom, hiking, going to the gym, and reading for book clubs.
Sydney Kruse, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Sydney Kruse is from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Sydney’s clinical interests include Infectious diseases and emergency medicine, and critical care medicine. Outside of pharmacy, Sydney enjoys spending time with her loved ones, getting outdoors, listening to music, and going to see live theater.
Pharmacy practice (resident staffing)
- Each resident shall obtain a Pharmacist License within the state of Colorado by August 1.
- Residents who fail to obtain a Pharmacist License in the state of Colorado by August 1 must set up an individual meeting with the RPD and Director of Pharmacy. Residents who fail to obtain a Pharmacist License in the state of Colorado by October 1 will be suspended from the residency program until they become licensed. Time missed in the program will be added on to the end of the residency year. Residents may continue to work as pharmacy technicians and continue to receive a student intern salary until they are licensed. Residents not licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Colorado by January 1 will be dismissed from the program.
- Residents will receive quarterly staffing evaluations in PharmAcademic.
- During orientation the residents will receive:
- Training for procedural issues and systems
- An orientation checklist (Department, Residency, and Clinical)
- PGY1 Residents will practice every 3rd weekend as well as an evening shift on Thursday and Friday every 4th week (on opposite weeks).
- Staffing changes/switches will be managed by the residents. Any staffing changes/switches must be communicated to their rotation preceptor in advance of the shift, ideally at the time of the change/switch.
- During the second half of the year, based on resident performance and staffing needs, residents may be transitioned to two Friday evening shifts, rather than a Thursday evening shift, or may be scheduled to staff at Memorial Hospital North
- The PGY2 Critical Care Resident will staff every 4th weekend in the ICU, three evening shifts per month (on average), and one ED weekend shift per month (following completion of their ED rotation).
- Residents will be allowed to submit their requests for which day they would like to work the evening shift each week and which day they would like to work the ED weekend as well as what shift they prefer.
- The PGY2 Oncology Resident will staff every 3rd weekend as well as two day shifts per month in the Infusion center. The resident will also take clinical call one week per month.
Holiday Staffing Coverage. Residents, as a part of the professional staff of the department are expected to assist with holiday coverage during the residency year. Every effort will be made to accommodate a resident’s preference for the specific holiday assignment.
- Residents will be expected to cover two holiday shifts (Labor day, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Year’s day, Memorial Day).
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