Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Preceptors

 

Katee Kindler, PharmD, BCACP – Residency Program Director

Katee Kindler is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis and an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Natural, and Health Sciences. Katee received her PharmD from Butler University in 2013 prior to completing a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Saint Joseph east in Lexington, KY and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN. Katee’s current areas of interest include active learning in the classroom, diabetes management, and geriatrics.

Andrea Wilhite, PharmD – Residency Program and Academia Coordinator

Andrea 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

Robert D. Beckett is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Manchester University, where he also serves as Director of the Drug Information Center and Vice Chair for Pharmacy Practice. 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.

Jason Isch , PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

Jason 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

Jennifer 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 – Clinical Coordinator

Sarah 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

Katie 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

Andrea 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

Drew 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.