Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy

2019 Members

Michael Christensen, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG {Chair}
2015Nutrition_ChristensenChristensen is the Stevens Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee and Director of Pharmacy at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University and PharmD from the University of Tennessee. He completed a residency in pediatric pharmacotherapy at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and a fellowship in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His research interests include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies of drugs in infants and children as well as the metabolic and nutrient requirements in infants.

Vanessa J. Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP {Vice Chair}

Kumpf is a Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist at the Center for Human Nutrition at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Kumpf completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Nutrition Support Specialty Residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She previously served as a member of the BPS Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice Specialty Council from 1993 to 1998. Her current practice area is focused on home parenteral nutrition patients.

Angela L. Bingham, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP

Bingham is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. She practices as a Critical Care/Nutrition Support Specialist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ and serves as the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program. After receiving her PharmD from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, she completed a PGY1 Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center/The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Her interests include nutrition support in critically ill patients and parenteral nutrition safety.

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP 
2015Nutrition_ChanChan is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy, interdisciplinary faculty of nutritional sciences in the Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, and a full faculty of the Graduate School, all at the University of Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science in Toxicology and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degrees from Northeastern University, and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington, followed by residency training in clinical pharmacy. His research focus is nutrient-drug interactions and bariatric medicine.

Karrie Derenski PharmD, BCNSP, CNSC
Derenski is a Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, Coordinator and Clinical Pharmacist for the Metabolic Support Service, and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Director at CoxHealth in Springfield Missouri. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri – Kansas City and Nutrition Support Specialty Residency training at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her areas of interest include promotion of standardized competencies for parenteral nutrition, fluid and electrolyte management and multidisciplinary team management of nutrition support.

Katayoon Kathy Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPPS

Katayoon Kathy Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPPS is a Medication Safety Officer at UCSF Medical Center and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF School of Pharmacy. She also is the Residency Coordinator and primary preceptor for the PGY2 in Medication-Use Safety and led in developing the program at UCSF Medical Center.

Dr. Ghomeshi completed a PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During her residency, she trained at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Prior to that, she completed a PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Ghomeshi earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore/Towson University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis.

Karl Gumpper, RPh, BCPS

Gumpper is the Pharmacy Informatics Manager for Boston Children’s Hospital.  He leads a team with responsibility for all aspects of pharmacy informatics, technology, and automation for the institution. He received his BS in Pharmacy in 1991 from Northeastern University and a Masters in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University in 2015.  He is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  He was a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist from 1995 to 2009. He has worked at Children’s National Medical Center and University of Maryland in Baltimore before becoming the first Director of the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology at ASHP.

Christopher Miller, PharmD, MS, MBA, BCNSP
2015Nutrition_MillerMiller is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy with oversight of the Clinical Education Center (CEC) based in Louisville KY, developed as an academic partnership between the college and Norton Healthcare. He completed his BS in pharmacy from South Dakota State University, Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky, a two-year combined MS/Residency from the University of Kansas, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. In his current position he has a clinical service in adult parenteral nutrition support at Norton Hospital, where he precepts pharmacy residents and UK APPE students. Previous to this position, he worked in home healthcare for seventeen years where he had management oversight of nutrition support services.

Maria Sheridan, PharmD, BCNSP
NUT_SheridanSheridan is a Medical Science Liaison, Medical Affairs at Fresenius Kabi, where she focuses on parenteral nutrition education and safety. Her other clinical experiences include being a Nutrition Support Pharmacist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, where she was also appointed as Instructor of Pharmacy, and Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, VA. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Sheridan served as President of the Florida Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy GI/Liver/Nutrition Practice and Research Network, where she is currently Secretary/Treasurer and incoming Chair-Elect.