Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy

2018 Members

Lingtak-Neander Chan, PharmD, BCNSP {Chair}
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.

Michael Christensen, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG {Vice-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.

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.

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 Ghomeshi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

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.

Vanessa J. Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP

Kumpf is a Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist at the Center for Human Nutrition at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  She serves as affiliate faculty at University of Tennessee, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University Colleges of Pharmacy. Kumpf received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  She 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.

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.

Anne M. Tucker, PharmD, BCNSP
2015Nutrition_Tucker Tucker is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care/Nutrition Support at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.She received her BS in chemistry/biochemistry from the University of Arkansas, Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and residency training at UAMS. Her areas of interest include fluid and electrolyte disorders, nutrition support in critically ill cancer patients, and the promotion of safe parenteral nutrition practices.