Phone: 440.312.4537
Fax: 440.312.7104


  • Master of Business Administration, Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, September 1994
  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, December 1986

Additional Leadership Training

  • Serving Leadership, Cleveland Clinic Learning Center, March - August 2014

Professional Experience

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Pharmacy Director
June 1994 - present

Responsible for annual drug budget exceeding $20,000,000 and 70 pharmacy FTEs in a 500 bed regional medical center. The pharmacy provides the medications needed to service the patients in 20 communities on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, supports the patient care needs of our extensive cardiovascular and oncology service lines plus a level two trauma center, and a level three neonatal intensive care unit.

Appointments and Committee Work

  • Secretary, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Member, Intensive Care Committee
  • Member, Coronary Care Committee
  • Member, GI Committee
  • Member, Infection Control Committee
  • Member, Quality Committee
  • Member, Compliance Committee
  • Member, Residency Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Pediatric Leadership Committee for the Cleveland Health System
  • Member Cleveland Clinic Health System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Co-Chair Pharmacy Practice Model Committee for the Cleveland Clinic Health System

Major Projects

  • Implemented robotic arm technology
  • Implemented decentralized automated dispensing cabinets throughout the hospital
  • Expansion of clinical pharmacy services
  • Implemented patient counseling for heart failure, AMI and pneumonia
  • Implemented EPIC computerized patient record system
  • Implemented CPOE using EPIC computerized patient record system
  • Started a Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Designed, planned, and implemented a major pharmacy renovation which included a USP 797 compliant clearnroom and pharmacy carousel technology
  • Implemented PhACTS® software and hardware to improve inventory management and operational flow
  • Implemented Bedside BArcode Medication Administration (BCMA)
  • Implemented Beacon oncology module for EPIC
  • Redesigned pharmacy practice model to optimize efficiency and improve recruitment and retention
  • Implemented an outpatient Tdap clinic for the vaccination of spouses, siblings, and grandparents for the prevention of pertussis in newborns
  • Implemented an in-house education program for the advancement of the staff pharmacists in their new practice model environment
  • Implemented pharmacy coverage in the Emergency Department

Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Staff Pharmacist
March 1988 - June 1994

  • Order entry
  • IV preparation
  • Oncology preparation

Major Projects

  • Implemented first automated dispensing cabinets in the Cleveland area
  • Developed, planned and implemented an IV admixture program

Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
Staff Pharmacist
February 1987 - March 1988

  • Order entry
  • IV preparation
  • Oncology preparation


  • Preceptor for University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy, 1994-present
  • Preceptor for Ohio Northern College of Pharmacy, 1994-present
  • Preceptor for Ohio State College of Pharmacy, 1994-present
  • Preceptor for University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, 1994-present
  • Preceptor for LECOM School of Pharmacy, 2009-present
  • Preceptor for NEOUCOP School of Pharmacy, 2009-present
  • Preceptor for University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy, 2009-present
  • Residency Preceptor for Administration Rotation, 2006-present
  • NEOMED MBA Class: Controlled Substance Rules and Regulations, 2013
  • Unlimited Impressions 1, 2, and 3: Hillcrest Hospital Patient Experience, 2014-15


  • A Novel Approach to Vaccinating Dads, Grandparents, and Siblings for Pertussis during Moms inpatient stay during delivery. Pending Publication: American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy.
  • Temple ME, Jakubecz MA, Link NA. Implementation of a training program to improve pharmacy services for high risk neonatal and maternal populations. American Journal of Health System Pharmacists 2013p; 70:144-149

Invited Lectures

  • Streamlining the residency interview process using technology like Skype and Face Time. To be presented: Management Pearl ASHP Midyear 2014.
  • PPMI: Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative or Patient's Personal Medication Investigator: Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacists April 2013
  • Review of Your Cardiovascular Medications
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Group Hillcrest Hospital February 2013
  • Developing a Productivity System from EPIC reports
    EPIC User Group Meeting April 2012
  • Pharmacy Past, Present, Future
    Mayfield Chamber of Commerce November 2011
  • Managing Your Medications
    Twinsburg Retirement Community March 2008
  • Managing Your Medications
    Cleveland Chapter of Masons September 2007
  • Overview of Diabetic Medications
    Cleveland Hts. Retirement Community June 2005
  • Robotic Arm Technology
    Management Case Study Midyear Convention, ASHP 1998

Poster Presentations

  • Cocooning for TDap
    Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG) October 2014
  • Education Program to Assist the Implementation of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative in a Community Setting: A Pilot Study
    OCCP Spring Meeting 2012
  • Evaluation of Dexmedetomidine Usage in a 500 Bed Tertiary Care Medical Facility
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2012
  • Implementation of the pharmacy practice model initiative in a community hospital and the pharmacist's role in heart failure quality measures and readmission
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2012
  • Meeting the Core Measures: One Year Later
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2005
  • Meeting the Core Measures
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2004
  • Novel Approach to Handling Blanket Medication Order
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2002
  • Renal Monitoring and MedMarx Error Prevention Program,
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2001
  • Oncology Order Sets
    ASHP Midyear Convention 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Aponte Award
    University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy 1986
  • Timothy D. Moore, Pharmacy Management Award
    Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2005

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 1996-present
    Alternate Delegate 2013
    Section Advisory Group: Innovation Management 2015
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
    Member of Division on Education 2015
  • Cleveland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP)