Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

2020 Members

Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS {Chair}

JoshGuffeyGuffey is the Director of Pharmacy Education and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine with the Carolinas HealthCare System Center for Advanced Practice. He also serves as clinical faculty with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC School of Medicine, and North Greenville University PA Medicine programs. He received his Bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and PharmD from Wingate University. He completed a PGY1 Community and PGY2 Ambulatory Care/Academia residency with the UGA College of Pharmacy and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. His interests include diabetes management, interdisciplinary education, and transitions of care.

Rachana Patel, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS {Vice Chair}
2015Amb_PatelPatel is a Clinical Pharmacy Primary Care manager at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO), and Clinical Associate Professor at University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She serves as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency program director at KPCO. This program received the 2014 ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award. Patel graduated from Butler University then completed a pharmacy practice residency at the VA Long Beach, followed by a Primary Care Specialty Residency at the University of Colorado & KPCO. She has a strong passion for developing tomorrow’s ambulatory care specialists and leaders.

Joshua Bayer, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Joshua BayerBayer is a Medical Home Pharmacist with Vivent Health-Denver. He practices as a clinical pharmacist in a medical home model for patients living with HIV providing chronic disease management under a collaborative practice agreement for tobacco cessation, diabetes, and hypertension. He received his PharmD from the University of Michigan before completing a PGY1 residency at the Milwaukee VAMC. He previously practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care at the VA and as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic providing care to patients living with HIV, hepatitis C, STIs, and other infections.

Benjamin Chavez, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP
Benjamin ChavezChavez is the Director of Behavioral Health Pharmacy Services at Salud Family Health Centers. He graduated with a PharmD from the University of Florida in 2004. He is Board certified in both psychiatric pharmacy and ambulatory care pharmacy, and has practiced in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. His current focus is in outpatient primary care and behavioral health. At Salud, he practices under collaborative practice agreements to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, as well as chronic disease states such as diabetes and hypertension.

Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPhA
Haydon-Greatting serves as a Clinical Pharmacist through SHG Clinical Consulting and is contracted by the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) to direct their Clinical and Patient Self-Management Programs, focusing on person-centered care in medication management and programs for pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. She serves on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Inappropriate Duplicate Therapy workgroup, the PQA Stakeholder Advisory Panel A and the National Quality Forum (NQF) Endocrine/Primary Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee for Measure Evaluation. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiovascular health, asthma, opioid use and depression. As a pharmacoepidemiologist she consults on multiple projects and programs.

Macary Weck Marciniak, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FAPhA 
2015Amb_MarciniakMarciniak is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. Her focus is in community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care. She serves as the Director of the PGY2 Community Pharmacy/Academia Residency Program and as the Assistant Director of the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Marciniak graduated from UNC and completed a community pharmacy residency at the University of Maryland.

Joy L. Meier, PharmD, BCACP, PA
2015Amb_MeierMeier currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Data Analyst, and is responsible for managing, maintaining, and developing the VISN 21 Pharmacy Benefits Management Dashboard and Reports SharePoint site. She was employed as a physician assistant for six years prior to receiving her PharmD degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1990. She completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinez, CA and her professional interests include primary care and population management.

Lauren G. Pamulapati, PharmD, BCACP
PampulapatiPamulapati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. She provides chronic disease management in a VCU Health family medicine clinic under a collaborative practice agreement, and she manages patients with diabetes through a Remote Patient Monitoring Program. Pamulapati received her PharmD from VCU School of Pharmacy before completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Colorado Hospital, followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include diabetes, telehealth, transitions of care, practice advancement, and postgraduate training.

Christie Schumacher, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BCCP, BC-ADM, CDE, FCCP
AMB_SchumacherSchumacher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and serves as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director. She practices as a clinical pharmacist at Advocate Medical Group – Southeast Center providing chronic disease management through a comprehensive collaborative practice agreement for a variety of internal medicine disease states, including but not limited to, heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry and PharmD from the University of Michigan.