Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

2019 Members

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

Guffey 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 PGY-1 Community and PGY-2 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 oversees Academic Affairs and Clinical Pharmacy Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO). She practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care and serves as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency program director at KPCO. This residency 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.

Holly Divine, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, CDE, FAPhA 
2015Amb_DivineDivine is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and is the Residency Program Director for the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program.  Additionally, she practices as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Bluegrass Community Health Center.  She received her B.S. and PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, geriatrics, experiential education, and diabetes care.

Hyma Gogineni, MS, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCACP, TTS
2015Amb_GogineniGogineni is currently a faculty member at Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy and has a practice site at the VA Loma Linda in California. She received her BS and MS in Biotechnology from India; and her PharmD from Ferris State University. Her academic and research interests are scholarship of teaching, liver disorders, diabetes, immunizations, MTM and tobacco dependence treatment.

Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPhA
Haydon-Greatting serves as the Illinois Pharmacists Association’s (IPhA) Director of Clinical Programs, focusing on patient centered care in programs for pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular health. She serves on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Adherence work group and the National Quality Forum (NQF) Endocrine Steering Committee. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiovascular health, asthma, and depression.

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 PGY-2 Community Pharmacy/Academia Residency Program and as the Assistant Director of the PGY-1 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.

Ruth E. Nemire, PharmD, EdD
2015Amb_NemireNemire joined the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as the Associate Executive Vice President in January 2013. Nemire’s responsibilities include strategic planning, developing and assessing programs, design of products and services to assist members in leadership and curriculum development, educational research and scholarly teaching including interprofessional education, global partnerships and development. She is the Vice President and Chief Creative Officer for Professions Quest LLC, established in 2014 by AACP.

Christie Schumacher, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE
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.