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 co-primary preceptor for Internal Medicine working primarily with our Surgical-Trauma and Orthopedic patients. 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.
Alexander Novin, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Alex is the Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist, preceptor of the Infectious Diseases rotation, and co-chair of the 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. With the free time he has he enjoys spending it with his wife and son, playing video games, skiing, exploring Colorado, and eating delicious food.
Elizabeth Katondo, PharmD, MSc, BCPS
Elizabeth (Betty) is one of the PGY1 and PGY2 Inpatient Hematology / Oncology preceptors. 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 in Salisbury, MD, before moving to Colorado in 2017. Currently, Betty practices as an Inpatient Oncology and Med/Surg Pharmacist at UCHealth Memorial Hospital. 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. Allison graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in 2017 and completed her PGY1 residency at UCHealth Memorial Central in 2018. Allison has staffed in the emergency department and medical-surgical units at Memorial Central, and has recently transitioned to a position at Memorial North. In her free time, Allison enjoys hiking around Colorado, traveling to new countries (during Non-COVID times), and attempting to snowboard.
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 Critical Care, Cardiology, and Cardiothoracic Surgery preceptors at Memorial. 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 powerlifting, hiking, attempting to develop a green thumb and hanging out with her floppy bloodhound, Rosie.
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.
Alex Carusone, PharmD
Alexandra is a preceptor for Internal Medicine working primarily in the Neuroscience and Renal medicine units. 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 Jensen, 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.
Collyn Lowe, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Collyn Lowe is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Colorado Boulder and received her PharmD from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy in Aurora, CO. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants with her husband, drawing, and running.
Billy Martinez, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Billy Martinez is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after playing NCAA soccer at Colorado Mesa University. His current areas of interest include critical care, emergency medicine, and oncology. Upon completion of his first year of residency he hopes to pursue a PGY2 in one of his clinical interest areas. Outside of pharmacy he enjoys running, hiking, cooking (especially cooking), and spending time with friends and family.
Vanessa Rivera, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
Vanessa Rivera was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Before moving to Colorado Springs, she spent time living in Chicago, IL where she completed her Bachelors in Chemistry at DePaul University and Pharmacy school at Rosalind Franklin University. Vanessa’s clinical interests include emergency medicine and critical care- with hopes to continue a PGY2 in either one. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her pup, working out, cooking and baking.
Kailee Severt, PharmD – PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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. Her current areas of interest include critical care, cardiology and emergency medicine. In her free time, Kailee enjoys hiking new trails, yoga, and baking desserts.
Savannah Gross, PharmD – PGY2 Critical Care Resident
Savannah Gross is from Jacksonville, Florida and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Savannah completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at UCHealth Memorial and is excited to continue her training at Memorial with a PGY2 in Critical Care. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and baking.
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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