Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Preceptors

 

Andrea Wilhite, PharmD – Residency Program Director and Academic Coordinator 

Andrea-WilhiteAndrea Wilhite is an ambulatory care pharmacist at Lutheran Health Physicians and an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural, and Health Sciences. Andrea received her PharmD from Purdue University in 2010 and completed her PGY-1 residency at Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Andrea’s current areas of interest include engaging students in the classroom, diabetes management, and providing pharmacy services at an annual kidney camp.


Robert D. Beckett, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Research Coordinator

RD-BeckettRobert D. Beckett is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Manchester University, where he also serves as Director of the Drug Information Center and Assistant Dean of Assessment. Rob graduated with his PharmD from Purdue University in 2009 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Rush University Medical Center followed by a PGY2 drug information residency at Indiana University Health. He is involved in research and scholarship related to quality of drug information resources and literature, use of active learning to teach drug information and literature evaluation, and residency training. Rob is active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program, and the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.


Teresa DeLellis, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Teresa-DeLellisTeresa DeLellis is a geriatric and transitions of care clinical pharmacist at Dupont Hospital and an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences. Teresa received her PharmD from Wayne State University in 2013 prior to completing a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, PGY2 geriatric pharmacy residency, and faculty development fellowship at UPMC St. Margaret in Pittsburgh, PA.  Teresa’s current areas of interest include co-curricular pharmacy experiences, creative ways to integrate TOC and geriatrics into curricula, and developing services to optimize transitions of care and geriatric practices and patient outcomes.


Jason Isch , PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

Isch, JasonJason Isch is an ambulatory care pharmacist who joined the Manchester University College of Pharmacy program in August 2015 as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice. In addition to his responsibilities as faculty, he has established a practice within the St. Joseph Health System in South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana which focuses primarily on ambulatory care, chronic disease state management, and outpatient infectious disease. Dr. Isch earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 2015 and then completed two years of residency, specialized in ambulatory care, at St. Joseph Health System.


Jennifer McComb, PharmD

McCombJennifer McComb graduated from Purdue University in 1994. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Indiana University Medical Center. From there she worked at Bloomington Hospital as Staff Development Coordinator and then Clinical Coordinator. She returned to Fort Wayne to join Lutheran Health Network. She has held various positions including Clinical Coordinator, Medication Safety Specialist, Student Coordinator, Co-funded Purdue Faculty, and most recently, Transplant Pharmacist. She works with Manchester, Purdue and Butler colleges of pharmacy precepting students. She also precepts PGY1 residents during their transplant and education learning experiences at Lutheran Hospital and PGY2 residents from Manchester during their transplant experience. In conjunction with faculty from Manchester, Jennifer has developed a kidney camp rotation with the National Kidney Foundation. Under her joint leadership, a team of pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students provide medication services to children at the camp with kidney disease or those with a kidney transplant. Jennifer’s current areas of interest include education, transplant, service and family.


Sarah Quick, PharmD, BCPS

Sarah-QuickSarah Quick is a clinical coordinator and adult medicine pharmacist at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Sarah received her PharmD from Purdue University in 2009 and obtained BCPS certification in 2016. Sarah’s current interest include inpatient medicine and cardiology with a focus in heart failure.



Katie Rodeffer, PharmD, BCPS

RodefferKatie Rodeffer is a pharmacy clinical coordinator at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. Katie received her Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2009 prior to completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Katie received pharmacotherapy board certification after completion of residency. Katie's current interests include both ambulatory and inpatient cardiology as well as teaching students and residents.


Andrea Whitaker, PharmD, BCACP– Residency Program Coordinator

Whitaker, AndreaAndrea Whitaker is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Lutheran Health Physicians and an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural, and Health Sciences. Andrea received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Manchester University in 2016 prior to completing a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Andrea was also the first PGY2 Ambulatory Care Resident for Manchester University's PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency in 2017-2018 year. Andrea’s current areas of interest include diabetes management, chronic management of cardiovascular disease’s especially heart failure, and scholarship.


Drew Wiard, PharmD, MBA

WiardDrew Wiard is the Clinical Network Pharmacy Manager for Lutheran health Network.  He received his Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2005 and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007 while undertaking his PGY-1 at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 



Alex Mills, PharmD

Mills,-AlexAlex Mills is an ambulatory care pharmacist at Neighborhood Health Clinics, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural, and Health Sciences. Alex received his PharmD from Purdue University in 2017, completed a PGY1 community-based residency at Walgreens/Purdue in Indianapolis, followed by a PGY2 in ambulatory care at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (Ole Miss). Alex’s professional interests include family medicine, cardiovascular risk reduction in Persons Living with HIV, and layered learning.