Specialty Council on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

2018 Members

Holly Divine, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP, CDE, FAPhA {Chair}
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.

Macary Weck Marciniak, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FAPhA {Vice Chair}
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.

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.

Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS

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.

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 workgroup and the National Quality Forum (NQF) Endocrine Steering Committee. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiovascular health, asthma, and depression.

Samantha Karr, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM
2015Amb_KarrKarr is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, AZ, and is also an ambulatory care pharmacist with Banner Health Endocrinology Clinic in Peoria, AZ. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and PharmD from the University of Florida. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis on ambulatory and managed care.

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 Oresident 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.

Rachana Patel, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS
2015Amb_PatelPatel practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care at Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO), and serves as the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency program director at KPCO. Dr. Patel received her PharmD at 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.