Wilkes University

Advisory Board

We have recently formed a Preceptor Advisory Board with broad representation of preceptors. In the coming year several more members will be added, as well. The board will meet 3-4 times a year and has already had its first meeting. Guidance on key experiential issues, input on APPE and IPPE projects, and providing for an additional point of contact for other preceptors are among the major functions of the Board.

If you wish to contact any member of the Board or are interested in serving as positions become available on the Board, please email either Shelli Holt-Macey (shelli.holt-macey@wilkes.edu) or Margy Sromovski (margy.sromovski@wilkes.edu).

Preceptor Mission Statement

The mission of Wilkes University’s Department of Pharmacy Practice is to advance pharmacy practice by creating meaningful learning experiences, improving patient care, and contributing to professional scholarship. A very close relationship between the School of Pharmacy and its experiential preceptors is critical, therefore, to the advancement of this mission.

The Preceptor Advisory Board serves to enhance the link between the School and preceptors and to help to improve experiences for students and preceptors. Meeting at least three times a year and communicating in between meetings, its major functions are:
     1. Providing guidance on key experiential issues
     2. Providing input on specific APPE and IPPE projects and requirements
     3. Serving as liaisons between preceptors and the School for preceptors reaching out at this level
     4. Bringing issues forward from the preceptor/site standpoint that the experiential office may need to be aware of
     5. Recommending enhancements to the experiential program within the confines of the curriculum, resources and     
         accreditation standards

Championing experiential education for the next generation of pharmacists

Preceptor Board Member Teaches Practice Site Location
Linette Beers, Pharm.D. APPE'S United Health Services Hospital Pharmacy Johnson City, NY
Kelly Bolesta, Pharm.D. APPE & IPPE'S Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital Pharmacy Wilkes-Barre, PA
Michael Fino, RPh APPE & IPPE'S Fino's Pharmacy Dallas, PA
Cindy Halas, Pharm.D. APPE'S Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pharmacy Hershey, PA
Leslie Johnson, Pharm.D. APPE & IPPE'S St. Luke's Health Network Bethlehem, PA
Kevin Koons, Pharm.D. APPE'S Veterans Affairs Medical Center Lebanon, PA
Toni McDonald, Pharm.D. APPE & IPPE'S PharMerica Wilkes-Barre, PA
Tom Mecca, RPh APPE & IPPE'S Mercy Hospital Pharmacy-Scranton Scranton, PA
Michele Musheno, MS, RPh APPE & IPPE'S Moses Taylor Hospital Pharmacy Scranton, PA
Joseph Ottinger, Pharm.D. APPE'S Lehigh Valley Hospital Pharmacy Allentown, PA
Jennifer Parrish, Pharm.D. APPE & IPPE'S Walgreens Pharmacy #07843 Kingston, PA
Anthony Raineri, RPh APPE & IPPE'S Medicine Shoppe #1530 Luzerne, PA
Stephanie Ameika, Pharm.D. APPE & IPPE'S Target Pharmacy #1845 Wilkes-Barre, PA
Jay Williams, Pharm.D. APPE'S Caremark Wilkes-Barre, PA