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Posted by: Matthew Helms on Feb 26, 2019

PPAG is please to announce the results of the 2019 PPAG Board of Directors election.

President-Elect Shannon Manzi

Shannon Manzi, PharmD, FPPAG 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.

"My ultimate objective is to ensure that all members of PPAG continue to feel supported in their collaborations and to advance practice models, research, and education." Manzi said. "We are the pediatric pharmacy organization, and I am proud to serve as President."

Director-at-Large Lizbeth Hanson

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 PPAG Annual Meeting PICU Section Programming Co-chair.

Direct-At-Large Chad Knoderer

Chad Knoderer is currently 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 a past Chair of the PPAG Research Committee and Co-Chair and contributor for the PPAG Preparation Program for the Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Certification Exam. He was recognized as FPPAG in 2016.

The 2019 Board of Directors will also include: 
Hanna Phan, President
Miranda Nelson, Immediate Past President
Michael Chicella, Secretary
Cathy Poon, Treasurer
Tara Higgins, Director-at-Large
Bob John, Director-at-Large

Kelly Matson, Director-at-Large
Eloise Woodruff, Director-at-Large