Specialty Council on Compounded Sterile Preparations Pharmacy

2019 Members

Sharon M. Durfee, BCNSP {Chair}

2018CSP_DurfeeDurfee is Clinical Nutrition Support Pharmacist at CAPS/BBraun in Fort Collins, Colorado. She serves as the clinical liaison to CAPS’s customers for their training, education and consulting needs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Wyoming. Ms. Durfee has extensive nutrition support experience in the hospital and home care settings, and teaching in the nutrition support field. She is the past Chair of the Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy having served from 2004-2009. Durfee was a member of the BPS Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015 representing the Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice Specialty Council. She served as chair of the board in 2014.

Bruce Vinson, PharmD, FASHP {Vice Chair}
2018CSP_VinsonVinson is currently the Associate Director of Pharmacy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles responsible for inpatient sterile compounding, three outpatient infusion centers (2 oncology), and investigational drugs. He has been in pharmacy practice over 40 years as a Pharmacist, Director, Chief Pharmacy Officer, and consultant. He has served as advisor, task force, and board member of several professional healthcare organizations including The Advisory Board, The Joint Commission’s Medication Use Task Force, PTCB Task Force on Technician IV Certification, BPS Task Force on Sterile Compounding as a Specialty, ASHP’s Commission on Credentialing, and ASHP’s Board of Directors. Dr. Vinson earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University after earning his Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacy degree from University of Michigan.

Dianeysis Haro Avendano PharmD, CPh, BCPS
2018CSP_AvedanoAvendano is a Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy at Memorial Miramar Hospital in Florida. She is an affiliate professor for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy and for Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy. Dr. Avendano obtained her Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification from Making A Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID). She specializes in implementing safe sterile compounding practices and helping hospitals and pharmacies obtain compliance with compounding regulations such as those in USP chapters <795>, <797>, and <800>. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Corbin Bennett, PharmD
2018CSP_BennettBennett is the Sr. Director of Oncology and Outpatient Infusion Pharmacy Services for Kaiser Permanente and oversight of oncology pharmacy and home infusion pharmacy services nationally. Bennett specializes in sterile compounding policy development, facilities design, and standardization of work processes and systems. Corbin received his PharmD from University of California, San Francisco, a General Practice Residency from University of California, San Francisco, and Masters in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.

Gene B. Decaminada, RPh
2018CSP_DecaminadaDecaminada is the Manager of Compounding Compliance with Option Care. He currently oversees approximately 80 cleanrooms across the United States and is responsible for adherence to SOP’s, policies and performs on-site training. Gene is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. His professional interests include USP 797/800 chapters, home infusion pharmacy, and working as a pharmacist preceptor for the PGY-1 residents.

Barbara A. Knightly, PharmD, RPh
CSP_KnightlyKnightly works for Pentec Health where she brings over 20 years of pharmacy regulatory leadership, including long-term care consulting and home infusion experience. She completed her BS in Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. Prior experience included Walgreens (Option Care) Home Infusion and Christiana Care Infusion Services as well as the Director of Pharmacy for Cardiac Solutions, a national company specializing in disease management programs for CHF, CAD, COPD and DM and having a centralized pharmacy in Fort Washington, PA. She was also the recipient of SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award in 2015.

Trenika Roshawn Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS
2018CSP_MitchellMitchell is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Her teaching focus areas include institutional pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical calculations. Additionally, she practices as a pediatric pharmacist in the UK Children’s Hospital. Mitchell received her PharmD from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 residency at UK Healthcare in Lexington, KY.

Gordon S. Sacks, PharmD, BCNSP
2018CSP_SacksSacks is currently Department Head of Pharmacy Practice at the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. He earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas (1994) after receiving his BS degree in Pharmacy from Auburn University (1989). He has completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Huntsville Hospital and a 2-year Nutrition Support Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. During his academic career, Dr. Sacks has taught at the University of Mississippi and University of Wisconsin – Madison Schools of Pharmacy. His areas of interest include fluid and electrolyte disorders, nutrition support in critically ill patients, and safety surrounding parenteral nutrition practices.

Duann V. Thistlethwaite, RPh, BCNP, FAPhA
2018CSP_ThistlethwaiteThistlethwaite is the Accreditation and Inspections Manager with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. She resides in Jefferson, PA. Thistlethwaite is a board certified nuclear pharmacist holding active licenses in nine states. She has over two decades of experience in compounding (nonsterile and sterile) and in a variety of nuclear practice settings including centralized, corporate, and positron emission tomography. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and has completed online and live training in sterile compounding plus various other USP chapters. Thistlethwaite is a proud graduate of Purdue University.