Board of Directors 2019-2020

Executive Committee


Shannon Manzi, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA
President (2020-2021)

Shannon Manzi is a regular speaker at PPA Conference. She has practiced pediatric pharmacy for more than 17 years and is currently the Director of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Team Leader for Emergency Services. She is an NR-EMT and has served as a pediatric expert for the Strategic National Stockpile, the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism, the CDC and MADPH. In addition, she is also the Chief Pharmacist for the Massachusetts–1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team and has deployed eleven times, including responses to major hurricanes, the Haitian earthquake and the Unaccompanied Minor Border Crossing mission. She has been a simulation instructor at BCH for 5 years and runs several unique programs related to disaster, emergency and pre-hospital pediatric medicine. She holds clinical adjunct faculty positions at Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, and the University of Connecticut. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, as well as presented many national and local workshops and lectures on pediatrics, simulation, emergency medicine and disaster related topics.

Kristin Klein, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA
President-Elect (2020-2021)

Kristin Klein is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and is a pediatric infectious diseases clinical pharmacist specialist at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Klein received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma.  She then completed a specialty residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Klein is especially interested in training future pharmacists. She spent four years serving on the Michigan Medicine pharmacy residency advisory committee, including two years as the committee’s co-chair. She was also the advisor for UM’s APhA-ASP chapter for 13 years. Dr. Klein is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA), where she served as co-chair of the Advocacy Committee from 2009 to 2014, and section editor for a pharmacotherapy textbook for advanced pediatric pharmacy practitioners. Dr. Klein has been PPA’s infectious diseases section leader for the BCPPS BoardPrep course since 2013, and she served as the Infectious Diseases Chair for PPA’s 2017 fall meeting. Dr. Klein also served on the PPA Board of Directors for three years (2015-2018). Dr. Klein is currently a section editor for PPA’s second edition of Advanced Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and is working with members of the Advocacy Committee to revise the Minimum Requirements for Competencies in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice position statement. Dr. Klein was inducted as a fellow of PPA in 2012 and achieved board certification in pediatric pharmacy in 2016.

Hanna Phan, PharmD, FCCP, FPPA
​Immediate Past-
President (2020-2021)

​Dr. Hanna Phan is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Ambulatory Care/Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Michigan Medicine.  Prior to her return to her alma mater, Dr. Phan was Assistant Department Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She has developed and implemented clinical pharmacy practices in a variety of Pediatric Pulmonary Clinics (cystic fibrosis (CF), severe asthma, sleep) as well as an Adult CF clinic. She established the Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Banner University Medical Center–Tucson, Diamond Children’s in 2009 and served as Residency Program Director through 2015. Dr. Phan earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Michigan and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at The Ohio State University. Dr. Phan has received state and national recognition for her clinical practice, professional service, and research from organizations such as the Arizona Pharmacy Association, Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation. She served as a Director-at-Large on the PPA board from 2014-2017, previously chaired the PPA Research Committee (2013-2014), and currently serves as a Co-Chair for the PPA Recertification Advisory Committee. Dr. Phan has been recognized by PPA with the Spirit of PPA Award (2012) for her efforts in creating student chapters and the Presidential Citation Award (2015) for her contributions in developing the PPA BCPPS Recertification Program. She has given lectures nationally and internationally, and authored various book chapters and peer-reviewed publications in the area of pediatric pharmacotherapy. Her current research interests include patient-caregiver education and medication adherence, medication use in schools, and interprofessional care of children with chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and asthma.

Cathy Poon, PharmD, FPPA
​Treasurer (2019-2022)

Dr. Poon joined the faculty at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy-University of the Sciences (PCP- USciences) in 1992 and is currently Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Chair of Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education. She also holds adjunct faculty appointments at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Poon is an appointed member of the Advisory Board to the Secretary of Health in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2006. Recently, she served on the Advisory Board, Center for Innovation of the National Board of Medical Examiners Conference – Strategic Futures Conference. Dr. Poon was inducted as a Fellow of Pediatric Pharmacy Association (FPPA) in 2013 and a Fellow of College of Physicians in Philadelphia (FCPP) in 2016. Dr. Poon’s practice focuses included neonatology, general pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Since 2005, Dr. Poon held a number of administrative positions at USciences including: Vice Chair of Didactic Education, Interim Department Chair, Executive Department Chair, Vice Dean of PCP, and Associate Provost of USciences before rejoining PCP as Department Chair and Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education. During her early years in practice and academia, Dr. Poon taught over 4,500 students and mentored eleven pediatric residents and one pediatric fellow. In the past eight years, Dr. Poon’s focuses evolved and include, developing and implementing interprofessional education programs and establishing mentorship/leadership programs for emerging leaders. Dr. Poon received her Bachelor of Science degrees, toxicology and pharmacy, from College of Pharmacy and Allied Health, St. John’s University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a post-baccalaureate ASHP-accredited Residency in Hospital Pharmacy from Medical University of South Carolina and an ASHP-accredited Residency in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Dr. Poon also completed several leadership development programs including, Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) and Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Michael Chicella, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA
Secretary (2018-2021)

​Mike Chicella is the Clinical Manager for the Department of Pharmacy, and he is the pharmacist for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1991 with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. After working at Duke University Children’s Hospital, Mike returned to Campbell University where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After graduation, he completed a residency at LeBonheur/ University of Tennessee. Mike was then on faculty at Auburn University School of Pharmacy before moving to CHKD in 2003. Mike has published a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also had numerous presentations at national meetings. Mike is extensively involved in the education of both students and residents during their rotations at CHKD. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Additionally, he serves as the Residency Program Director at CHKD. To date he has trained eighteen residents. With regard to his involvement in PPA, Mike has been both a member and the chair of the research committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors from 2011-2014. He is currently the critical care section chair for the board preparation and recertification course. Mike also oversees the John B. Dice Memorial Scholarship at PPA. In 2016 Mike was named a Fellow of PPA.


At-Large Board of Directors 

Kelly Matson, PharmD, BCPPS
Term Ends 2021

​Kelly L. Matson is a Clinical Professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), College of Pharmacy with more than 15 years of clinical pediatric pharmacy experience. She currently is a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice, as well as, PGY-1 residency experiences at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. At URI, she coordinates an advanced pediatric pharmacotherapy elective course and teaches pediatrics within other required and elective pharmacy practice courses. Dr. Matson has clinical and scholarly interests including judicious antimicrobial use, pediatric immunizations, as well as, adolescent substance misuse, medication safety, childhood obesity, and education of pharmacy students. Dr. Matson has been a member of Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) since 2001. She currently is active in the Academic Special Interest Group (SIG) and Infectious Diseases SIG, and has served on the Education and Webinar Committee from 2008 to 2015. In 2015, Dr. Matson joined the Advocacy Committee and currently serves as chair. She also has authored newsletters for the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocate and contributed to the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, both as author and reviewer. Additionally, Dr. Matson serves as faculty advisor for the PediRAMS, URI College of Pharmacy PPA student chapter. Dr. Matson also is an active member of other professional organizations including American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She served as Education Committee Chair in 2015-2016 for the ACCP Pediatric PRN. Dr. Matson earned her baccalaureate degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Florida and a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Purdue University. She further completed a pediatric specialty residency at Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver.

Eloise Woodruff, PharmD, BCPPS
Term Ends 2021

​Dr. Eloise Woodruff is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. She is responsible for covering one of two teams in the level IV NICU. Dr. Woodruff is also the Experiential Site Coordinator for all IPPE and APPE students that have a clinical rotation at CHKD. She has been a residency preceptor for all 18 CHKD-trained PGY1 residents and has served as an advisor for several pharmacy resident research projects. Dr. Woodruff is the Co-Investigator for the IRB-approved Compassionate Use Study of Omegaven for parenteral nutrition associated liver dysfunction at CHKD. Dr. Woodruff received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences-Boston and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Prior to CHKD, she was the Director of Student Development, Liaison to the Academy of Students of Pharmacy and Coordinator of the Pharmacist Recovery Network at the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) in Washington DC. Dr. Woodruff is a BPS Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS). Throughout her career, Dr. Woodruff has been an active member and leader in professional pharmacy organizations on the local, state, and national levels including the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Virginia Society of Health System Pharmacists (VSHP). She has been a longstanding member of the PPA Education Committee since 2006, contributes to the Webinar Committee, reviews manuscripts for JPPT routinely, served as the PPA Neonatal Special Interest Group Chair for 2 ½ years and is currently the PPA Annual Meeting NICU Section Programming Chair. Dr. Woodruff has presented on the local, regional and national levels, has provided a number of poster presentations and has published on research done in collaboration with clinical staff and residents at CHKD. Her research and practice interests include medication safety, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), NAS, gastroschisis and parenteral nutrition associated liver dysfunction

Chad Knoderer, PharmD, FPPA
Term Ends 2022

Chad Knoderer is currently Associate Professor and Director for Clinical and Health Outcomes Research of Pharmacy Practice at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  He graduated with his PharmD from Butler University in 1999.  Upon graduation, he completed 2 years of residency training specializing in pediatrics. Dr. Knoderer practiced with the pediatric cardiovascular surgery and cardiology sections at Riley Hospital for Children as well as the pediatric infectious diseases and nephrology sections.  Upon joining the Butler University faculty as a co-funded faculty member, Dr. Knoderer established the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Riley Hospital for Children and served as program director until moving to his current campus-based faculty role.  Knoderer currently teaches pediatric pharmacotherapy as well as biostatistics and research design and oversees pharmacy student clinical research.  Knoderer is currently Chair of the PPA Research Committee and Co-Chair and contributor for the PPA Preparation Program for the Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Certification Exam.  He was recognized as a PPA Fellow in 2016.

Lizbeth Hansen, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Term Ends 2022

Lizbeth Hansen is currently the Pediatric Acute Care Supervisor and PGY2 Pediatric Residency Director at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She is also responsible for the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship program. Lizbeth received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin in 2006 and completed a PGY1 Residency and a PGY2 Pediatric Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). After completing residency, Lizbeth was the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) clinical specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital before moving to Minnesota in 2011 to take a clinical pharmacist position working mainly in the PICU. Lizbeth has contributed to pediatric pharmacy practice in a number of ways including multiple publications on various PICU topics and a number of presentations and posters at state and national conferences. She currently holds a clinical appointment as a preceptor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and has taken an active role in precepting students and residents at every stage of their education. Lizbeth achieved her BCPS certification in 2008 and her BCPPS certification in 2015. Lizbeth has been a member of PPAG since 2008. Her first leadership role was as coordinator of the Critical Care Specialty Interest Group which she led from 2011 until 2016. In 2016 she took over as the co-chair of the Board Preparation Subcommittee and helped to create and maintain the PICU section of the board preparatory materials. In 2018 Lizbeth took over as Chair of the Education Committee and is currently serving as the 2019 PPA Annual Meeting PICU Section Programming Co-chair

M. Petrea Cober, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS, FASPEN
Term Ends 2023

Dr. Petrea Cober attended the University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and her PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and PGY1 Residency Program Director at Akron Children's Hospital where she provides clinical services and precepts pharmacy students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, and PGY3 medical pediatric residents. She is also the Section Lead for Specialty Care and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Her didactic teaching is in the areas of pediatrics, women’s health, and nutrition. Dr. Cober's expertise is in pediatric pharmacotherapy, nutrition, ethanol lock therapy, and management of patients with intestinal failure.

Dr. Cober served as the Chair of the Webinar Education Committee from 2017-2019 and is the current Chair of the Education Committee.  She is active in the Academia, GI/Nutrition, Neonatology, and Residency Program Directors SIGs.

Jeremy Stultz, PharmD 
Term Ends 2023

Dr. Stultz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and practices as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. He received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Residency at Le Bonheur and a 2-year Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was a faculty member at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy before returning to Tennessee. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal publications focused primarily on pediatric infectious diseases, computerized clinical decision support, and medication safety.

Dr. Stultz attended his first PPA Annual Meeting as a student. Since that time, he has presented multiple times PPA meetings. Dr. Stultz has served as PPA Research Committee Chair, and helped form the Pediatric Pharmacy Association Practice Based Research Network.




Past Board Members

PPA recognizes the service of those who served on the Board of Directors. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their voluntary service to PPA.

Steven Allen*
Darlene Anderson
Nicholas Blanchard, PharmD
Leslie Briars, PharmD
Bruce Carleton, PharmD
​Jared Cash, PharmD*
Michael Chicella, PharmD, FPPA
Michael Christensen, PharmD, FPPA *
​Jeffrey Cies, PharmD, FPPA
Edress Darsey, PharmD, FPPA
James Dice, PharmD, FPPA *
Cindy Dusik, PharmD *
Lea Eiland, PharmD, FPPA
Andrew Fariello, PharmD
Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FPPA
Helen Fiechtner, PharmD, FPPA
Tim Fuller, PharmD
Heather (Vandenbussche) Girand, PharmD
Gary Greiner, PharmD
David Gregory, PharmD *
David Grinder, PharmD *
Kathleen Gura, PharmD, FPPA
Karen Gurwitch
Tracy Hagemann, PharmD, FPPA
Don Hamilton
Richard Helms, PharmD, FPPA
Tara (McCabe) Higgins, PharmD, BCPPS
David Hoff, PharmD, FPPA *
Barnabas (Bob) John, PharmD, BCPPS
​Kristin Klein, PharmD, FPPA 
David Knoppert, MScPharm *
Donna Kraus, PharmD, FPPA
Karl Kubitz
Robert Kuhn, PharmD, FPPA *
Kay Kyllonen, PharmD, FPPA *
Carlton Lee, PharmD,  FPPA
Ann Lesko, PharmD, FPPA *
Stuart Levine, PharmD
Christine Lindsay
Christopher Lomax, PharmD
Jeffrey Low, PharmD *
​Lisa Lubsch, PharmD, FPPA *
Sarah Lucas, PharmD, FPPA
Sherry Luedtke, PharmD, FPPA *
Ralph Lugo, PharmD
Merrell Magelli*
Jerrod Milton, PharmD
Brady Moffett, PharmD
Miranda Nelson, PharmD *
Kathy Pham, PharmD, FPPA
​Hanna Phan, PharmD, FPPA *
Stephanie Phelps, PharmD, FPPA
Robert Poole, PharmD, FPPA
Amy Potts, PharmD*
Bert Price, RPh
Jeffrey Primovic
Joseph Sceppa
Christy Scott *
Doug Smith *
Pam Smith, PharmD
Cindy Stowe, PharmD
Julie Till
Timothy Todd, PharmD, FPPA
John VanEeckhout
Bob Warren
Mary Worthington, PharmD, FPPA

* denotes Past President/Chair of the Board


In Memoriam

PPA recognizes the service of past Board members no longer with us. 

William Maish, PharmD, FPPA *
Hank Wedemeyer, MS, FASHP

* denotes Past President/Chair of the Board

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