Residency Preceptors

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


Dr. Andrew P. Traynor

Traynor

Andrew P. Traynor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Chair, Pharmacy Practice
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Role at CUW

Andrew P. Traynor, Pharm.D., BCPS is Associate Professor and Director of Residencies and Practice Development at CUW School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP). In this role, Dr. Traynor is the Residency Director for CUWSOP’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program. He also:

  • Teaches in the Applied Patient Care Labs, Pharmacotherapy series (Chronic Kidney Disease Module), and Servant Leadership focus of the program 
  • Coordinates the teaching skill development of pharmacy residents in the Milwaukee area
  • Works with faculty and practice sites to bolster pharmacist involvement in patient-centered care 

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional expertise in developing patient care and leadership skills
  • Scholarship focused on access to pharmacy services in rural areas and development of curriculum to prepare students to lead change in pharmacy 
  • Recognized nationally with an Innovations in Teaching award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for his leading change curriculum work
  • His rural pharmacy work has resulted in publications, research grants, testimony at government committee hearings and presentations to local and national audiences 

Previous Experience

Prior to CUWSOP, Dr. Traynor served for four years as Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Director for the Ambulatory Care Residency Program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus.

Alma Mater

Dr. Traynor is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed a two-year residency in ambulatory care at the University of Minnesota.

In Dr. Traynor’s Words…

“I’m excited about preparing high-level future pharmacy practice faculty through our residency program. By focusing efforts on formal master’s coursework, teaching, scholarly, service and practice roles, it’s my belief that we’re going to prepare a faculty member out of residency that will have the equivalent of three year’s faculty experience. 
In addition, I look forward to engaging the urban underserved practice sites in our area to show them what a pharmacist in ambulatory care can do for their patients and organization. At the same time, we’ll be preparing an individual that can provide excellent patient care and lead the development of practice sites in ambulatory settings.”


Dr. Michael C. Brown

Brown

Michael C. Brown, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Concordia University Wisconsin

Role at CUW

Michael C. Brown, Pharm.D., serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the CUW School of Pharmacy as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He has served in this role since August 2013. He has been at CUW since July 2009 and prior to August 2013 served as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional expertise in medical literature evaluation, patient interviewing and education, health record documentation, pharmacy practice scholarship, and pharmaceutical calculations
  • Scholarship focused on using innovation, including technology, to enhance student education and assessment 
  • Nationally recognized through the receipt of two Innovations in Teaching awards from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 
  • Recognized as a 2008 inaugural inductee into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 

Previous Experience

Prior to his appointment at Concordia, Dr. Brown served for nine years at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and Director of the Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center.

Alma Mater

Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy where he received his B.S.-Pharmacy degree in 1995 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1998. He completed a one-year primary care specialty care (ambulatory care) residency at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin from July 1999 - June 2000.

In Dr. Brown’s Words…

“I’m privileged to serve as a preceptor in the residency program at the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.  I believe residency training is critical to the success and growth of our profession. Furthermore, residency programs that focus on developing academicians are critical to meet the faculty needs of our Schools and our profession. 
I appreciate the chance to contribute to Concordia’s residents, developing the next generation of faculty who are well-equipped to excel as teachers, practitioners, and scholars in Schools of Pharmacy across the country upon residency completion.”


Dr. Loren-Ashley Williams

Williams

Dr. Loren-Ashley Williams, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Role at CUW

Loren-Ashley Williams, PharmD is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (CUWSOP). In this role, Dr. Williams is responsible for coordinating and teaching in the Applied Patient Care Labs. Other teaching responsibilities include:

  • Lecturing in the Pharmacotherapy/Self-Care course (Smoking Cessation and Dietary Supplements)
  • Precepting fourth year professional students during an ambulatory care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation at the clinic
  • Academic APPE at CUWSOP 

Practice Site

Dr. Williams's practice site is at Milwaukee Health Services Incorporated’s MLK Heritage Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center for the urban underserved. She is 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.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Williams's scholarship is focused on cultural competence and integration of student outcomes among different pharmacy courses.

Alma Mater

Dr. Williams is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a one-year residency in ambulatory care and academia at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy.

In Dr. Williams's Words

I'm humbled and excited to play a role in the development of future pharmacy practice faculty and clinical practitioners. I believe the opportunities afforded through our program will provide a great foundational framework for graduates to excel in both academia and ambulatory care.  
In addition, I'm eager to engage underserved communities through pharmaceutical care and educational empowerment as well as contribute to the establishment and evolution of new pharmacy practice sites.” 


Dr. Sarah C. Ray

Ray

Dr. Sarah C. Ray, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Role at CUW

Sarah Ray, Pharm.D., 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

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 this urban underserved clinic, 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.”



Dr. Nicole Lentz

Lentz

Nicole Lentz
Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Pharmacist
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Nicole Lentz graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Pharmacy in 2007. She has been certified as an HIV Expert/Pharmacist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine since 2008. She has written several articles for the Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, as well as given presentations on HIV and Hepatitis C at educational meetings.

Nicole enjoys being a preceptor for pharmacist students and ensures a quality training and educational experience. She works on many interdisciplinary teams and provides practical patient centered pharmaceutical advice. Nicole empowers patients to take control of their health through educational classes. She has a special focus on longitudinal initiatives that improve the quality of care provided by the pharmacy department.


Dr. Nicholas Olson

Olsen

Nicholas Olson Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Nicholas Olson is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy at the AIDS resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003. He currently practices out of the ARCW Medical Center running medication adherence, hypertension and anticoagulation programs as well as supporting patients and medical providers in all aspects of medication therapy management. He has pioneered the role of the pharmacist on the patient centered medical home within ARCW’s Medical home model. In 2007, he received certification from the American Academy of HIV Medicine and began serving as faculty for the Midwestern AIDS Treatment Education Center providing technical assistance and education on HIV delivery models to pharmacists and technicians in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Olson also lectures in the HIV and Ambulatory care curriculums at both University of Wisconsin and Concordia SOPs. In addition he serves in clinical instructor roles for APPE rotations for the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Concordia University of Wisconsin schools of pharmacy.

In November of 2014 he achieved board certification in Ambulatory practice through BPS. He currently serves as a regional director on the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Board of Directors. In 2010 was named name PSW’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist. He has published articles in the Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and has delivered CE lectures on both local, regional and national forums.

"I could not be more excited to be the site coordinator for our PGY1 ambulatory care residency. I truly believe that our model of pharmacy practice exemplifies what the future roles will be for pharmacists in ambulatory team based care delivery models. In helping deliver both primary and specialized care for a unique and in some cases underserved populations, the skill set that will be learned by a pharmacist who is a graduate of this program will allow them to be leaders in ambulatory care delivery. The teaching component that the resident will be exposed to will allow them to uniquely disseminate these skills to future employers and future pharmacists."


Dr. Rick Fons

Fons

Rick Fons RPh, AAHIVP
Vice President of Pharmacy
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Rick Fons is the Vice President of Pharmacy Services at ARCW. He earned his Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1994. In 2001 he opened and operated a specialty pharmacy in the Milwaukee area pharmacy focusing HIV, HCV, solid organ transplant and oncology. In November 2010 he accepted his position as Vice President of Pharmacy with the AIDS Resource center of Wisconsin. Since then he has opened and developed a innovative and integrated pharmacy services for ARCW, designing its retail pharmacy and clinical services exclusively for the improvement of health outcomes for HIV patients.

Rick is certified by the American Academy of HIV medicine as an HIV Pharmacist. He serves as a community outreach speaker for several organizations and companies. In 2006 he received a lifetime achievement award for his leadership in the fight against AIDS from ARCW.