Current residents:

Rachele Arnoldussen, PharmD

Rachele Arnoldussen, PharmD

Dr. Arnoldussen obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy in Fargo, North Dakota. She is a current resident of the 24-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and Academic Leadership Residency at CUW where she serves as an ambulatory care pharmacist and instructor for the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Arnoldussen is also pursuing a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning from Concordia as part of the residency program.

Practice/Scholarly Interests

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Underserved patient populations
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Public Health
  • Teaching / Academia

 

Practice Setting Description: 
Dr. Arnoldussen currently practices at MLK Heritage Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) part of Milwaukee Health Services Incorporated (MHSI) that is dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities in a diverse urban underserved community. She delivers direct patient care and health education through collaborative practice agreements for patients with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Travel
  • Cuisine
  • Fitness

 

 Why I chose the CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program?

“I chose the CUW Pharmacy Practice and Academic Leadership Residency Program because of the opportunities it provides to enhance my clinical skills while serving underserved patients in an ambulatory care setting, enrich my teaching abilities with longitudinal teaching experience, and foster knowledge of the theoretical and practical backgrounds that drive education through obtaining a Master’s in education. Another element that added to my interest in CUW is the second year spent developing and advancing ambulatory care services in an urban underserved site. As a future pharmacy leader, it is vital for me to learn how to establish rapport and trust with providers to illustrate the benefits an ambulatory care pharmacist can provide. I am confident that the two-year residency training afforded to me here at CUW will provide me with necessary experiences to pursue my long-term goal of obtaining a dual faculty position where I can serve as an ambulatory care pharmacist while educating pharmacy students.”

 

 

Jordan Bell, PharmD
Dr. Bell is presently in her second year of the 24-month PGY-1 Practice and Academic Leadership Residency at CUW.
Andrea Devereaux, PharmD

Dr. Devereaux obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She is presently in her PGY-1 Urban Underserved Emphasis Pharmacy Practice Residency at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) where she serves as an urban, underserved, ambulatory care pharmacist in a medical clinic and instructor in the School of Pharmacy at CUW.

Practice/Scholarly Interests

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Underserved patient populations
  • Public Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Infectious Disease
  • Teaching / Academia

Practice Setting Description: 
Dr. Devereaux currently practices at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) in Milwaukee, a nationally recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that provides medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy, housing, legal, and food services to people living with HIV. She practices both in the medical clinic, providing ambulatory care services for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation, and dyslipidemia, as well as in the retail pharmacy as part of an integrated patient health care team.

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Being outdoors – running, hiking, biking
  • Working my way through the U.S. National Parks
  • Reading
  • Trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee

 Why I chose the CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program?

The CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program aligns nicely with many of my passions and professional interests. While completing a fourth-year pharmacy rotation in Peru, I had the unique opportunity to interact with patients living with HIV. This experience sparked a new passion to use my knowledge and abilities to care for the HIV patients in our area. ARCW is an excellent avenue to explore this passion and manage patients as part of the all-encompassing, interdisciplinary team on site. The teaching certificate program offered through this residency supports my interest of educating others. Throughout pharmacy school, I actively sought out opportunities to educate others through student organizations, teaching assistant positions, and technician education programs. I am confident that completion of the teaching certificate program offered through this program will improve my evolving leadership and teaching skills, as well as prepare me to be a competitive applicant for a pharmacy faculty position moving forward.

Olivia Swiderski, PharmD
Dr. Swiderski is our current PGY1 Community-Based Resident at Hayat Pharmacy in Milwaukee, WI.
Taylor Page, PharmD
Dr. Page is our current PGY1 Community-Based Resident at Evergreen Pharmacy in Milwaukee, WI.
Renee Johnson, PharmD
Dr. Johnson is our current PGY1 Community-Based Resident at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy in Milwaukee, WI.

Alumni:

Francesca Napolitano, PharmD

Dr. Napolitano completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Napolitano completed the 24-month PGY-1 Practice and Academic Leadership Residency at CUW where she served as an ambulatory care pharmacist and instructor for the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Napolitano is also pursuing a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning from Concordia as part of the residency program.

Practice/Scholarly Interests:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cultural Humility
  • Health Disparities

Practice Setting Description:
Dr. Napolitano practiced at MLK Heritage Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) part of Milwaukee Health Services Incorporated that is dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities in a diverse urban underserved community. She provided patient centered medication therapy management (MTM) services and health education for patients with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Special Interests/ Hobbies:

  • Public health/ advocacy
  • Yoga/dance/fitness
  • Travel and world cuisines

Why I chose the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CUW?
"My strong passion for ambulatory care, academia, and providing care/advocating for a diverse underserved urban community lead me to CUW’s 24-month PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and Academic Leadership Residency, as it seemed to align perfectly with my career goals. Upon learning more about the program and having the opportunity for an onsite visit, I knew this program would be vital to both my professional and personal development. CUW School of Pharmacy’s dedication to our community and the profession of pharmacy is evident in all the faculty and students do. I feel lucky to be part of this exceptional group of pharmacy faculty and know that completion of this program will help enable me to become the clinical pharmacist and faculty I aspire to be."

Kelsey Phipps, PharmD

Dr. Phipps graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. Dr. Phipps completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) where she served as an urban underserved ambulatory care pharmacist in a medical clinic and instructor in the School of Pharmacy at CUW.

Practice/Scholarly Interests

  • Patient Centered Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Teaching / Academia

Practice Setting Description:
Dr. Phipps practiced at the AIDS resource center of Wisconsin (ARCW) in Milwaukee, a nationally recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that provides medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy, housing, legal, and food services to people living with HIV. She practicesd both in the medical clinic, providing ambulatory care services for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, as well as in the retail pharmacy as part of an integrated patient health care team.

Residency Project Description:
Assessing the appropriateness of statin therapy prescribed by primary care providers based on ASCVD risk and ACC/AHA guidelines before implementation of a pharmacist driven statin initiation protocol. Aim to demonstrate a significant difference in patients on appropriate statin therapy with clinical pharmacist intervention. 

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Being active outdoors (kayaking/hiking/biking)
  • Food - ie
  • Yoga

 Why I chose the CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program?

My personal interests in public health and career goals for providing patient centered care led me to discover the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at ARCW. ARCW’s medical home model grants me the unique opportunity to treat each patient individually and as a whole from start to finish. Working directly with primary care providers in the medical clinic as well as spending time in the community pharmacy allows me to provide tremendous continuity of care for our mutual patients. In addition, CUW’s program affords me the opportunity to pursue another passion of mine via the academic portion of the residency. I am confident I will be prepared for success in pharmacy practice faculty positions as well as a variety of non-academic ambulatory care practice positions after successfully completing of this program.

Rochelle Wolfram, PharmD

Dr. Wolfram graduated from the University of Anchorage, Alaska with her bachelors in Nutrition Sciences before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Pacific University School of Pharmacy in Hillsboro, Oregon. Dr. Wolfram completed her PGY-1 Community Residency at AltScripts Specialty Pharmacy where she served as a community, specialty pharmacist to patients with chronic conditions and an instructor in the School of Pharmacy at CUW.

 

Practice/Scholarly Interests:

-Underserved populations

-Ambulatory Care

-Rural Public Health

-Global Health

-Chronic Disease Management

 

Practice Setting Description:

Dr. Wolfram practiced at AltScripts Specialty Pharmacy in West Milwaukee. She practiced in the pharmacy two days a week providing services for patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases, multiple sclerosis, HIV, hepatitis, and oncology.

 

Residency Project Description:

My project is the implementation of pharmacist-led service within an allergy and asthma clinic to increase efficiency and productivity of other clinic-based ambulatory care services by prioritizing patients who will benefit most from disease education, comprehensive medication review, and adherence monitoring to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall cost to the healthcare system. The primary objective of this project is to develop a practice model that integrates a specialty community pharmacist within an established allergy and asthma clinic.

 

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Being active outdoors (hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing)
  • Traveling
  • Enjoying new restaurants
  • Crafting

 

Why I chose the CUW PGY-1 Residency:

I am the first resident for the CUW community-based residency program at AltScripts and it was a great fit for me because it has allowed me to develop skills in teaching, management, and patient care in specialty pharmacy as well as ambulatory care. Being the first resident I was able to pave the path for future residents and my future career. The program training will provide me with the experience needed to explore my career options in academia, specialty pharmacy, and my pursuit of becoming an ambulatory care pharmacist.

Anne-Cécile Mingle, PharmD

Dr. Mingle graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. Dr. Mingle completed the 24-month PGY-1 Practice and Academic Leadership Residency at CUW, where she served as an ambulatory care pharmacist and instructor in the School of Pharmacy. As part of the residency program, Dr. Mingle also pursed a Master of Science in Education degree, emphasis in Teaching & Learning from CUW.

Practice/Scholarly Interests

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Health Literacy
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Cultural Competency
  • Self Care

Practice Setting Description:
Dr. Mingle practiced at Milwaukee Health Services Incorporated’s MLK Heritage Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for the urban underserved. She provided patient-centered medication therapy management (MTM) services for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

Residency Project Description:

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Travel
  • Interior décor
  • Dance / Fitness

Why I chose the CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program?
I chose CUW’s pharmacy residency program because of its mission and commitment to develop servant leaders. As one of the most accessible and most trusted healthcare professions, it is vital to continue fostering that spirit of caring and giving. The all-inclusive training afforded to me here at CUW, which includes instruction on how to be a proficient professor, will not only make me a better pharmacist clinically, but also personally as I pursue my long-term goal of being a pharmacy faculty member.

Hailey Keeser, PharmD

Dr. Keeser received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy.During her residency year, she practiced as an ambulatory care pharmacist in an urban underserved clinic and serving as an instructor and preceptor to students at CUW School of Pharmacy.

Practice/Scholarly Interests:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Interdisciplinary Care
  • Health Literacy
  • Global Health
  • Public Health

Practice Setting Description:
Dr. Keeser practiced at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) in Milwaukee, WI. ARCW is a nationally recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that provides medical, pharmacy, dental, counseling, housing, food, and legal services for people living with HIV. She practiced both in the medical clinic and the retail pharmacy to provide pharmacy services that are an integrated within patients’ health care team.

Special Interests/ Hobbies:

  • Traveling
  • Enjoying the outdoors
  • Reading

Why I chose the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CUW?
“I chose CUW’s pharmacy residency program because it allows me to develop clinical skills in an urban underserved population I am deeply passionate about. Additionally, I have the ability pursue another passion via the academic portion of the residency. I am grateful for CUW’s all-inclusive residency training; the program provides instruction on how to be an excellent practitioner, educator, and learner. This will serve me well as I pursue future opportunities in clinical and/or academic settings.”

Nan Yang, PharmD

Dr. Yang graduated from Jilin University in China with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature and Language before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. During this residency year, Dr. Yang  practiced as an ambulatory care pharmacist at a local specialty pharmacy where she will also serve as a preceptor to pharmacy students at CUW School of Pharmacy.

Practice/Scholarly Interests:

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice
  • Chronic Medication Management
  • Interprofessional Team Care
  • Clinical Documentation

Practice Setting Description:
Dr. Yang practiced at Evergreen Pharmacy in the West Allis Clinic, a local specialty pharmacy focused on rheumatology, dermatology, psychiatry, and gastroenterology for the urban underserved. She provided chronic medication management in the retail pharmacy and in the collaborative clinics.

Residency Project Description:
To be determined

Special Interests/Hobbies:

  • Cooking
  • Traveling
  • Oil / Acrylic Painting

Why I chose the CUW PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program?
“I chose the CUW community-based residency program because it allows me to develop skills both in teaching and serving underserved patients in both retail pharmacy and ambulatory care settings. Its dual mission of serving and giving inspired me. The full-year residency training afforded to me here at CUW provides me necessary experiences to pursue my long-term goal of being a specialty pharmacist and a pharmacy practice faculty member.”

Brian L. Nguyen, PharmD

Practice Site: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) and Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) School of Pharmacy

Graduation Date: June 2017 

Project: Implementation of a Comprehensive Medication Management Service for People Living with HIV

Current Site of Employment/Residency: I am currently a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident with Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO)

How did the residency program help you grow into the practitioner that you wanted to be?
“This PGY-1 residency program was extremely instrumental in my professional and personal development. The multitude of interactions with patients, the entire care team, and preceptors allowed me to develop skills necessary to become an independent clinical practitioner. The preceptors and mentors are truly invested in leveraging my strengths, while also providing opportunities to improve my knowledge gaps. I believe that this is a well-rounded residency program that prepared me for multiple career paths upon completion."

Christopher Johnson, PharmD

Practice Site: Second-year site was Outreach Community Health Centers

Graduation Date: June 2017

Project: Identifying Student Learning Competencies for Urban Underserved Practice Using a Delphi Process

Current site of employment: Following my residency I was hired as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy.

How did the residency program help you grow into the practitioner that you wanted to be?
“The CUW Practice & Academic Leadership residency program helped me to gain experiences that directly relate to the practice of pharmacy practice faculty. The practice, teaching, and scholarship opportunities really set me apart from other applicants for academic appointments.”

James Lokken, PharmD, MS, M.Ed.

Practice Site: Second-year site was Milwaukee Health Services Inc., Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Clinic

Graduation Date: June 2016

Project: “Pharmacy Students’ Performance and Perception of Physical Assessment Skills as the Result of Receiving Instruction.” The education-based project was focused on the impact of instruction on students’ perceived confidence and rubric-based ability to perform cardiovascular and renal physical assessment.

Current site of employment: Following my residency I was hired as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at CUW-SOP.

How did the residency program help you grow into the practitioner that you wanted to be?
“The residency program provided the flexibility and autonomy to engage in experiences that I was passionate about. Also, I received the support I needed from my preceptors to advance clinically and academically in ways I needed to, but was also encouraged to leverage the strengths I already had. In receiving training that was not solely focused on correcting deficiencies, I was able to advance farther than I ever thought possible.”

Karena Creten, PharmD, M.Ed.

Practice Site: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) and Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Graduation Date: June 2016

Project: Implementation and preliminary outcomes of a clinic-based multidisciplinary smoking cessation program for people living with HIV.

Current Site of Employment: Recently moved to Denver, Colorado and currently looking for a job in ambulatory and HIV care.

How did the residency program help you grow into the practitioner that you wanted to be?
"The people I met during my 12 months were the most influential in my development. I grew from my experiences with so many different types of people: patients, pharmacists, residency project advisers, faculty, co-residents, nurses, doctors, pharmacy technicians, and case managers. All of these people taught me lessons that made me a more enlightened person and a more seasoned practitioner. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in such a well-rounded and diverse residency program."