Select one of the names below to learn more about the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy residency (PGY1) program preceptors:

Daniel A. Cichy, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Evergreen Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community-Based Residency program site coordinator and preceptor

Role at Evergreen

Daniel A. Cichy, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evergreen Pharmacy. Dr. Cichy is the site coordinator of the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program. In addition he is the experiential site coordinator for multiple pharmacy schools.

Dan enjoys precepting students and facilitating learning. He enjoys taking time to help students actively learn concepts that make impacts on patient care. Dan participates in multidisciplinary teams with the goal of helping patients obtain specific care tailored to their individual needs.

Alma Mater

Dr. Cichy is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate in 2012 from Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

Diane Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CPPS, BCACP, FASHP

Manager, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services – Ascension Wisconsin
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director – Ascension St. Joseph Hospital
PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Director – Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Hospital

Dr. Erdman is the statewide manager for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services for Ascension Wisconsin. Her role is to create new ambulatory care pharmacy services across the health system. Dr. Erdman is also the PGY1 pharmacy residency program director at Ascension St. Joseph hospital and serves as the Ascension Wisconsin PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program director. She is a member of several professional organizations and served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Commission on Credentialing from 2016-2019. She is an accreditation practitioner surveyor for PGY1 Managed Care, PGY1 Pharmacy, and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency programs. She is passionate about residency training and expanding the role of pharmacist in the ambulatory care setting.

Alma Mater

Dr. Erdman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a specialty pharmacy residency in primary care at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK.

Previous Experience

Dr. Erdman started her clinical pharmacy career at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. She later took a position at the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic at Fort McPherson, Georgia. In 2005, Dr. Erdman joined Kaiser Permanente-Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia as clinical pharmacy manager with oversight of the CKD, ID, Hepatitis C, oncology and acute care pharmacy programs and served as the residency program director for the postgraduate year one (PGY1) managed care and postgraduate year two (PGY2) ambulatory care pharmacy residency programs.

Dean Gruber, PharmD

PharmD
Vice President of Trade, altScripts Specialty Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, PGY1-Community-Based Residency Program Preceptor

Dean Gruber is the Vice President of Trade at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. He has practiced and managed in specialty pharmacy since 2006. He is involved in several pharmacy and practice interest boards for organizations including Wisconsin Hematology and Oncology Association and Care Pharmacies Co-operative.

Dean enjoys precepting students and pharmacy residents in all aspects of pharmacy practice from clinical to operations and business knowledge. He understands that to thrive in the model of healthcare that is practiced today it is important to foster relationships with healthcare providers, organizations, supportive businesses and technology in order provide best quality care to patients and providers.

Joanna Lalich, PharmD

PharmD
Senior Vice President, altScripts Specialty Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, PGY1-Community-Based Residency Program Preceptor

Joanna Lalich is the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois School of Pharmacy in 1998.

Joanna enjoys working with pharmacists to develop their pharmacy and operational knowledge and skills. She has worked on many teams throughout her career to advance the patient-centered role of the pharmacist and improve access and quality of care.

Sarah C. Ray, PharmD, BCPS

Chair, Pharmacy Practice
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Role at CUW

Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUW—SOP). Dr. Ray’s roles include:

  • Coordinating a semester-long course in the Applied Patient Care lab series
  • Teaching in the Pharmacotherapy series (Osteoporosis), Pharmacogenomics elective, and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice elective
  • Co-precepting an ambulatory care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation at the clinic
  • Precepting an elective academic APPE at CUW—SOP
  • Serving as PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program director
Practice Site

Dr. Ray’s practice site is at Milwaukee Health Services Incorporated’s MLK Heritage Health Center, a federally qualified health center for the urban underserved. She’s responsible for providing patient-centered medication therapy management services at the clinic and is involved with efforts to improve the care of patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and COPD.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining CUW—SOP in 2012, Dr. Ray was ambulatory clinical coordinator in the Department of Pharmacy at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, where she directed an ASHP-accredited Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency, and coordinated pharmacist-delivered patient care services in several outpatient pharmacies and clinics at Aurora Health Care.

Alma Mater

Dr. Ray is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of Creighton University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Aurora Health Care.

In Dr. Ray’s Words…
“I look forward to helping our residents develop their patient care skills in their clinic and pharmacy practices, and then mentoring them as they strive to develop ambulatory practices in other underserved areas.

In addition, I look forward to working with our residents at CUW—SOP in the applied patient care lab series, where they will hone their teaching skills and help our students become proficient in communicating and clinical decision making, giving them the tools to succeed in our dynamic profession.”

Dimmy Sokhal, PharmD

Chief Clinical Officer
Hayat Pharmacy, Milwaukee WI

Dimmy Sokhal is chief clinical office at Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee. She completed her Bachelors in Pharmacy and M.S. (Medicinal Chemistry) in India in 2007 and then graduated from the PharmD program at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in Madison in 2013. After completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree, she completed a community pharmacy residency program at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 2014. She gained experience in delivering pharmacist initiated clinical services working collaboratively with the prescribers at Access Community Health Center in Madison, her residency site. She joined Hayat Pharmacy in July 2014 as a clinical pharmacist and has been diligently working on expanding the clinical services offered by Hayat Pharmacy to the community of Milwaukee since then. She is a preceptor for multiple pharmacy schools and ensures to make the rotation a great learning experience for student pharmacists.

In Sokhal's Words…
“I have always thought of Hayat Pharmacy as being a great site for a residency program because of the gamut of projects and clinical services. I am very excited as we are going to be one of the residency sites for the community pharmacy residency program and look forward to making it a successful year for the resident which will set a strong foundation for their future professional endeavors.”

Lexi Sweetman, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Evergreen Pharmacy
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community-Based Residency program clinical preceptor

Role at Evergreen

Lexi Sweetman, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evergreen Pharmacy. Dr. Sweetman is the clinical preceptor of the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program. In addition, she is the experiential site coordinator for multiple pharmacy schools.

Alma Mater

Dr. Sweetman is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate in 2018 from Rosalind Franklin University North Chicago, IL.

Hashim Zaibak, PharmD

PharmD
CEO, Hayat Pharmacy Role at Hayat Pharmacy

Dr. Hashim Zaibak is the CEO and founder of Hayat Pharmacy. The first Hayat Pharmacy location opened in 2011. He then opened seven more Milwaukee locations within 4 years and is still growing. Within these years he:

  • Established a successful medication home delivery operation for elderly and disabled patients
  • Developed the first Milwaukee Medication Therapy Management (MTM) “at home” program for elderly and disabled patients
  • Created the first independent Medication Synchronization Program in Milwaukee
Areas of Expertise:
  • Help train pharmacy students from five pharmacy schools in the Wisconsin and Illinois area
  • Managed a ten-month study in conjunction with Ateb which followed Hayat Pharmacy patients that were a part of the Simplify My Meds (SMM) program versus those not enrolled in the SMM program
  • Trained motivational speaker at multiple pharmacy conferences (NCPA, Ideashare, Town Halls, PioneerRx conferences, and more)
  • His experience in pharmacy ownership provided knowledge of operational and strategic planning, and budgeting

Previous Experience:
Prior to becoming the owner of Hayat Pharmacy, Dr. Hashim Zaibak started off as a registered pharmacist for Osco/CVS in 2000. From 2006-2010, he was District Pharmacy Supervisor managing twenty-two CVS pharmacies throughout Wisconsin. He trained other pharmacists who were interested in becoming supervisors as well as helping and developing staff by giving the support and direction needed to perform well in the retail pharmacy setting.

Alma Mater
Dr. Zaibak is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1999.