Specialty Council on Nuclear Pharmacy

2021 Members

Garcia Simon-Clarke, MS, PharmD, CCP, BCNP {Chair}
Simon-Clarke is a Clinical Pharmacist at Atlantic Health System – Morristown Medical Center, an Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and a Staff Pharmacist at Prime Healthcare – St. Clare’s in NJ. She received her PharmD from Nova Southeastern in Davies, FL, her Master of Science in Health Service Administration from Barry University, and is BPS board certified in three different specialties. She enjoys serving as a preceptor for both pharmacy students and nuclear medicine technologists.

G.T. Dolan, PharmD, MS, BCNP {Vice Chair}
Dolan is the Pharmacy Manager at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Nuclear Pharmacy. He received his PharmD and MS in pharmaceutical sciences from the OU College of Pharmacy in 2007. He currently oversees all operations of the radiopharmacy, which provides material to both on and off campus clinics and hospitals, as well as basic sciences researchers; and acts as a preceptor for rotating pharmacy and nuclear medicine imaging students.

Cari Brackett, PharmD
BrackettBrackett is the Director of Pharmaceutical Education for the Mount Carmel – St. Ann’s Family Medicine Residency program, Westerville, Ohio. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and Fellowship at The Ohio State University. Her passion is in evidence-based practice and teaches the required Pharmacotherapy rotations for 1st and 3rd year Family Medicine resident physicians of the Mount Carmel Health System. Brackett advocates humanistic, empathic practice and is the former Board of Directors chair for the Gesundheit! Institute, a service and teaching non-profit established by Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams.

Kenneth T. Cheng, PhD, BS Pharm, BCNP
Cheng is the Nuclear Pharmacy Manager at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Buffalo, New York and Ph.D. in Nuclear Pharmacy from Purdue University. He also completed a Hospital Pharmacy residency at University of Kansas Medical Center and a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He has been a Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist since 1988. His professional interests include nuclear medicine patient care/research and geriatric care pharmacy (as a part-time pharmacist in a long-term care pharmacy practice setting).

Melissa Foster, PharmD, BCNP
MFosterFoster is a nuclear pharmacy manager with Cardinal Health Nuclear & Precision Health Solutions in Chattanooga, TN, overseeing radiopharmacy operations. She is a certified Kaizen Leader and Sponsor, serves as a field member of the Pharmacy Practice Peer Review Committee and is a subject matter expert in optimizing cyclotron and pharmacy efficiencies. She has held past roles as a staff nuclear pharmacist and as a radiation safety officer. She received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for nuclear pharmacy by mentoring peers, employees, and students.

Karen Hoang, PharmD, BCNP
Hoang is a staff pharmacist with Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services in East Hartford, CT. She received her PharmD from the University of Connecticut School Of Pharmacy. Hoang is very active with her state pharmacy association and enjoys mentoring and precepting pharmacy and nuclear medical technologist students at her practice site.

Paul Knapp, R.Ph., MBA, BCNP
PKnappKnapp is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and has been a nuclear pharmacist since graduating in 1995. He has been Board Certified since 1998, and earned an MBA from Franklin University in 2008. After staffing, managing, and serving as RSO at several Cardinal Health radiopharmacies, Knapp joined their Quality & Regulatory Department in 2006 where he now manages programs dealing with clinical trial services, R&D, new product launches, patient privacy, government and industry relations, and general radiopharmaceutical practice and clinical support. He is active in several professional and industry organizations, including APhA, CORAR, and BPS.

Charles E. Leonard, PharmD, MSCE
Leonard is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his doctoral degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University and his master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed fellowships in clinical epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Leonard’s research interests and experience lie in the design and conduct of post-marketing drug safety studies, especially related to drug-induced sudden cardiac arrest and clinical sequelae of drug interactions.

Steve Mattmuller, MS, RPh, BCNP
Mattmuller is the Chief Nuclear Pharmacist at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, OH. He received his BSPh from the Ohio Northern University and his MSRPh from the University of Southern California. He currently oversees all operations involving the preparation of SPECT radiopharmaceuticals and the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals. Mattmuller has been active with APhA and the SNMMI as well as serving on the NRC ACMUI committee.