2017-2018 Pharmacy Residents

James S. Blackmer, PharmD

James S. Blackmer, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: blackmj3@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Ventura, California
  • Undergrad: Texas Tech University
  • Pharmacy School: University of Kentucky
  • Residency Goals: Build upon my clinical pharmacy knowledge, while developing my skills as a manager. Also to gain practical business experience that will translate to future jobs.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a management position in a healthy system practicing at the forefront of pharmacy. Also continuing to advance the practice of pharmacy at the state and national level.
  • About Me: In my free time when I am not exploring Cleveland I enjoy playing pick-up basketball and working out. I love watching Texas Tech football and Kentucky basketball.

Brian C. Bohn, PharmD

Brian C. Bohn, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 
  • Email: bohnb@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Arnold, Missouri
  • Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: To develop my skills as a clinician, researcher, leader and preceptor
  • Post-Residency Goals: Pursue a PGY2 residency in Infectious Diseases or Critical Care.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy watching Blues hockey and Cardinals baseball, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Hanan Cherqaoui, PharmD

Hanan Cherqaoui, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: cherqah@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
  • Pharmacy School: MCPHS University - Boston
  • PGY1: NYU Winthrop
  • Residency Goals: Develop the knowledge and skills in providing the best care for patients with chronic disease states.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice as a clinical pharmacist in a hybrid setting (inpatient & outpatient) with a diabetes specialty.
  • About Me: My 2017-2018 goal is to dominate in fantasy football! Avenging a fourth place finish last year.

Melissa S. Copley, PharmD

Melissa S. Copley, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: copleym2@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Norton, Ohio 
  • Undergrad: University of Akron
  • Pharmacy School: The University of Findlay
  • PGY1: University Hospital
  • Residency Goals: To improve my knowledge and care of patients with malignancies.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice as a clinical specialist in hematology/oncology at a tertiary care medical center.
  • About Me: I love dogs, being an aunt to my nieces and nephew, and spending time with my husband.

Matthew D. Delisle, PharmD

Matthew D. Delisle, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics
  • Email: delislm@ccf.org   
  • Hometown: New Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Undergrad: Western Connecticut State University – Computer Science
  • Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical, analytical and leadership skills so that I can make innovative technological strides for the pharmacy profession.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a clinical pharmacy informatics position where I can elevate and promote the role of informatics in pharmacy and healthcare.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with family, attending sporting events, trying new restaurants and drinking coffee.

Ashley M. Fan, PharmD

Ashley M. Fan, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: fana@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Undergrad: Goucher College
  • Pharmacy School: University of Maryland - Baltimore
  • Residency Goals: Gain clinical knowledge and skills in a variety of practice setting. Develop leadership skills and strong relationships with mentors.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I hope to pursue a career as a clinical specialist with a large academic medical center.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family.

Eric J.N. Fela , PharmD

Eric J.N. Fela , PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
  • Email: felae2@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Copley, Ohio
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University
  • Pharmacy School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency Goals: I hope to continue to grow my clinical knowledge and experience to become a more confident pharmacist. Furthermore, I want to focus on identifying a practice area during the year in order to apply for PGY2 training. My current areas of interest include infectious diseases, critical care and hematology/oncology.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a clinical position that allows me to precept future pharmacists, impact patient care and conduct research to help improve healthcare outcomes.
  • About Me: I enjoy watching all Cleveland sports (Cavs, Indians & Browns), but I also cheer on the Pittsburgh Penguins thanks to my roommates at NEOMED. In my third year at NEOMED my roommates and I won the bowling league. I also enjoy traveling and have been to England (twice), France and Spain.

Kelly J. Gaffney, PharmD

Kelly J. Gaffney, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: gaffnek@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge and skills, leadership abilities, and research capabilities in order to ensure I deliver optimal and efficient patient care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a clinical position within hematology/oncology at a large medical center where I can continue to develop as a healthcare provider and educate future pharmacists during their time as students.
  • About Me: I am always ready to travel and seek out new adventures! I love spending time with friends, family or a good book.

Melanie Greer, PharmD

Melanie Greer, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Community
  • Email: greerm3@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Undergrad: Rockhurst University
  • Pharmacy School: University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)
  • Residency Goals: Develop my skills in patient care, leadership, management and research. Enhance my pharmacy knowledge and become a well-rounded pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and/or a clinical pharmacist role with a heavy focus in direct patient care/ambulatory care.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and dog. I like to explore new places and spend time outdoors, along with baking and cooking. This is my first move outside of Kansas City, Missouri and can’t wait to explore Cleveland!

Sylvie F. Hall, PharmD, MPH

Sylvie F. Hall, PharmD, MPH

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
  • Email: halls4@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Mount Vernon, Iowa
  • Undergrad: Luther College (BA Biology & Anthropology)
  • Pharmacy School: University of Iowa (PharmD & MPH)
  • Residency Goals: Develop my skills as a practitioner to provide optimal patient care and work as an important member of health care teams, in preparation to pursue a specialized PGY2.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Work as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center where I can provide direct patient care, contribute to research and pharmacy education.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy spending time with my family, doing jigsaw puzzles and relaxing with my two beagles & cat.

Jaclyn M. Hawn, PharmD

Jaclyn M. Hawn, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: hawnj@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Powell, Ohio
  • Education: Miami University: BA Chemistry; The Ohio State University: PharmD
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To continue to improve my clinical knowledge, become an effective preceptor and develop my skills in research and literature evaluation.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice at an academic medical center as a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and conduct successful research projects.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy running, listening to podcasts, and traveling to new countries!

Bethany L. Hipp, PharmD

Bethany L. Hipp, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
  • Email: hippb@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Seven Hills, Ohio
  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University
  • Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: Broaden my clinical knowledge and strengthen my critical thinking skills, gain experience as a preceptor and further understand the research process.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 in critical care and practice as a clinical specialist at a large academic medical center.
  • About Me: I enjoy baking and trying new restaurants, seeing musicals at Playhouse Square, and going camping and hiking through the national parks.

Ivan Jiayong Huang, PharmD

Ivan Jiayong Huang, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: huangi@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Lynnwood, Washington
  • Education: University of Washington
  • Pharmacy School: University of Washington
  • PGY1: MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Residency Goals: Become an Oncology Pharmacist specializing in stem-cell transplant, along with continuing to improve skills in providing education, precepting students and public speaking.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Continue to precept students and participate in research.

Ashley K. Kasper, PharmD

Ashley K. Kasper, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Cardiology
  • Email: kaspera@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Olmsted Falls, OH
  • Education: The University of Findlay
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To further develop my clinical knowledge and presentation skills; to establish a strong professional network; to develop the skills to practice as a clinical specialist and a life-long learner.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice in a critical care or acute care setting as a clinical specialist where I will have the opportunity to encourage and advocate for my patients, establish relationships with other healthcare professionals and contribute to the education of pharmacy students and medical residents.
  • About Me: In my spare time, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy listening to all sorts of music genres (classical, singer-songwriter, electronic, 80’s pop), dancing ballet, practicing Pilates or yoga, and painting – I consider myself an old soul!

Rebekah J. Krupski, PharmD

Rebekah J. Krupski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: krupskr@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Education: Purdue University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: I hope to serve the patients by building my clinical knowledge base and developing skills in my interest areas of primary care, diabetes and preventative medicine. I also look forward to gaining mentorship from my peers and preceptors.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a clinical pharmacist position in primary care with opportunities to precept students.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending my leisure time outside: running, hiking, and doing any activities on the water.  I also appreciate catching up on current events while drinking coffee

Christine Li, PharmD

Christine Li, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice – Pediatrics
  • Email: lic3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Demarest, New Jersey
  • Education: Rutgers University
  • Pharmacy School: Rutgers University
  • Residency Goals: Master public speaking and gain clinical pediatric knowledge, especially in hematology/ oncology.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Become a pediatric clinical pharmacist.
  • About Me: I enjoy running, eating snacks and petting other people’s dogs.

Jordan D. Long, PharmD

Jordan D. Long, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health- System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: longj3@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Undergrad: Cedarville University
  • Pharmacy School: Cedarville University
  • Residency Goals: Develop an inherent critical thinking mindset, grow as a professional, and refine my skills in innovation, business and leadership to become a future healthcare leader.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Assume a pharmacy operations manager position and actively be involved in precepting and teaching students.
  • About Me: I enjoy golfing, disc golfing, exercising and spending time with family and friends.

Hanjie Mo, PharmD

Hanjie Mo, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
  • Email: moh@ccf.org 
  • Hometown:  Naperville, Illinois
  • Undergrad: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Pharmacy School: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my clinical skills to deliver optimized and patient oriented care. Refine the necessary skills to become an effective leader and preceptor. Strengthen my ability to critically analyze literature and conduct meaningful research.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 in either critical care, infectious diseases or oncology and become a clinical specialist at an academic medical center.
  • About Me: I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially basketball. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, listening to music and trying different cuisines.

Erika May Z. Pineda, PharmD

Erika May Z. Pineda, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
  • Email: PINEDAE@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Belleville, New Jersey
  • Undergrad: University of Delaware
  • Pharmacy School: University of Maryland - Baltimore
  • Residency Goals: Become a well-rounded pharmacist with training from a prestigious institute. To be able to practice as an independent pharmacist applying learned training and knowledge. I am interested in Pediatrics and Ambulatory Care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and eventually become a clinical specialist in an ambulatory care setting.
  • About Me: I love to dance, travel, read and watch Netflix! My favorite food is Maryland steamed Blue Crabs.

Ashley M. Ramp, PharmD

Ashley M. Ramp, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration  
  • Email: rampa@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Erie, PA
  • Education: Gannon University, LECOM
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus 
  • Residency Goals: Gain more clinical knowledge, develop a business acumen appropriate for a pharmacy manager.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position in pharmacy management.
  • About Me: I teach Zumba (well, I did before residency). I have a one-year-old son, Leo.  

Steven Richardson, PharmD

Steven Richardson, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Infectious Diseases
  • Email: richars3@ccf.org 
  • Hometown: Howe, TX
  • Education: Undergrad at Presbyterian College and PharmD at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Building the skills in order to effectively precept students and residents, develop a proficiency and knowledge for stewardship strategies, and to become well-versed in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To lead or help coordinate a stewardship program at an academic medical center, to travel and snowboard on every continent, and to finish seeing all 50 states. .
  • About Me: I enjoy playing sports and going to sporting events, snowboarding, traveling, going to the West Side Market, working out and following the stock market.

Marina Stepanski, PharmD

Marina Stepanski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: stepanm@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Solon, OH
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals:To absorb as much knowledge as I can about the different critical care specialties. To enhance my writing skills by becoming involved in research and report writing. As well as learning the skills to become an independent practitioner.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become a critical care pharmacist at a large academic medical center with specific interest in the neurosciences ICU. I would also like to become BCCCP certified.
  • About Me:  For fun I like to travel to wineries and explore different grape varieties. My favorite wine is ice wine from Niagara on the Lake. In addition I love to cook and try new recipes.