Class Notes

2000's

2014

LYDIA B. WATKIN PharmD’14 received a National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation scholarship, awarded at the NCPA’s annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Her father is THOMAS WATKIN P’74, owner of Mifflintown Pharmacy in Mifflintown, PA.

2013

JESSICA L. KAMINSKI PharmD’13 is employed by the U.S. Army as a pharmacist OIC at the Grafenwoehr Health Clinic in Germany.

2011

SARAH E. BRONACK PharmD’11 and RICHARD J. CIPOLETTI DPT’09 were married on September 1, 2013, in Scranton, PA. They live in Dallas, PA.

DAVID M. KITTLE DPT’11 proposed to girlfriend ANNETTE “ANNIE” ABBATE DPT’11 on the USciences softball field on November 9, 2013. The couple met as freshmen in 2005. Director of athletic communication BOB HELLER and athletic director PAUL “COACH K” KLIMITAS helped Dave pull off the surprise. Dave and Annie plan to wed in September 2014.

BRANDON R. SHANK PharmD’11 is a clinical pharmacy specialist in lymphoma and multiple myeloma at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

2010

ADAM C. MCFARLAND DPT’10 and Brandi Gilmore were married on July 5, 2013, in Perkasie, PA. Adam is a physical therapist, and Brandi is a school counselor. They live in Breinigsville, PA.

2009

MORIAH J. WEISSMAN PharmD’09 is the current vice president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA). She is a medical information manager at Novartis.

2003

ANGELA M. FORLENZA MPT’03 (DPT’06, Temple University) and Michael Lavelle were married on November 23, 2013. Angela is a physical therapist at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, and Michael is the owner of Lavelle Real Estate.

DEMETRA S. TSAPEPAS BI’03, PharmD’06 coauthored “Risk of Post-Transplant Lympoproliferative Disorder Associated with Use of Belatacept,” which appeared in the November 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP). She is a renal transplant clinical specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

2002

FRANCO VERDE BC’02 (MD’06, SUNY) is an assistant professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

2001

JACK E. BROWN P’00, PharmD’01 (MS, Dartmouth Medical College) coauthored “A Review of Tuberculosis: Focus on Bedaquiline,” which appeared in the November 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP). Jack is associate professor and chair of the department of pharmacy practice & administration at St. John Fisher College.

JAMES M. HOFFMAN P’00, PharmD’01 (MS’04, University of Wisconsin) coauthored “Biosimilars: Implications for Health-System Pharmacists,” which appeared in the November 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) James is as associate member of pharmaceutical sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and an associate professor of clinical pharmacy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

BRYAN N. RODNER MPT’01; THOMAS J. BOHANON, JR., MPT’01 (DPT’08, Virginia Commonwealth University); and WILLIAM L. LOIS MPT’01 (DPT’06, Temple University) have created PTWEBUCATION, a convenient, user-friendly, and affordable single-source solution to state requirements for CEU credits. For more information, go to ptwebucation.com.

1990's

1999

CARRIE E. CORBOY PharmD’99 is the current president of the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA). She is director of training and compliance at Johnson & Johnson.

1997

KIMBERLY A. GILBERT MPT’97 (DPT’04, Temple University) has been named facility director of Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services’ new physical therapy outpatient center in Fleetwood, PA.

1995

SUSAN L. MCCLAIN MPT’95 and her fiancé Mike Bradley have opened CrossFit Elation in Downingtown, PA. They offer individualized coaching and the opportunity to customize every workout for optimal training. Susan holds certifications in CrossFit level-1 instruction and Olympic lifting, as well as mechanical diagnosis and therapy.

1994

MICHAEL P. GARVEY BI’94 (MS, George Washington University; PhD, George Mason University) gave a free public lecture, “Forensic Science in Major Cities: An Evolutionary (or Is It a Revolutionary?) Approach” on the Penn State University Park campus in October 2013. Michael is the director of the office of forensic science at the Philadelphia Police Department.

1993

DANIEL B. HELLER P’93 was elected to the Lower Moreland Board of Commissioners in November 2013. He won against incumbent Jill Blumhardt. Daniel is a pharmacist at Medical Tower Pharmacy in Philadelphia and has lived in the township for 14 years.

ANTHONY V. MINNITI P’93 and ROSE TRUNZO BI’93 were married September 28, 2013, in Stone Harbor, NJ. Anthony, owner of Bell Pharmacy, is also in his 11th year as a township committeeman in Cinnaminson, NJ. A former two-term mayor, he currently serves as deputy mayor and director of economic development. Rose is currently employed by the Abington Heights School District in Clarks Summit, PA, where she serves as curriculum coordinator of the math and science department. Rose is currently in her fourth year of a five-year doctoral program. Attending the wedding was Anthony’s grandfather BERNARDO S. DOGANIERO P’39 and sister MARIAN MINNITI MORTON P’99. Marian is a partner with Anthony in Wyatt’s Torch, Inc., which owns Bell Pharmacy and specializes in the delivery of quality healthcare services in the Camden, NJ, area.

1990

ARNOLD R. GAMMAITONI P’90, PharmD’92 was named vice president of medical and scientific affairs at Zogenix, Inc. Prior to joining Zogenix, Arnold served as president of the pain group at Nuvo Research.

1980's

1989

Husband and wife JOHN R. BRITTIN and TERESA (CELONA) BRITTIN, both P’89, and their business were recently profiled in The Press of Atlantic City. They purchased Village Pharmacy in Marmora, NJ, in 1999. The pharmacy offers a variety of organic and natural products.

1988

RICHARD P. BECKER, JR., P’88 (MBA’90, Drexel University) has been appointed CEO of Voltarra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., bringing 20 years of pharmaceutical leadership experience to the newly formed company. He was previously a global brand leader at Alcon Laboratories.

1986

GRACE L. EARL P’86, PharmD ’92, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration, received the Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award from the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA). The award is presented to a pharmacist in higher academia who has performed outstanding service for the profession at large.

1983

STEVEN L. BURMAN P’83 was honored by Drexel Neumann Academy at their annual celebration dinner in October 2013 for his exceptional service to the Chester, PA, school. Steven sits on DNA’s board of directors and is the owner of Burman’s Medical Supplies.

1982

ROSE MARY (BATTISTA) HOY P’82 has stepped into the newly created role of national pharmacy sales director at Merck Vaccines, with responsibility for sales of adult vaccines in the pharmacy segment. Rose Mary’s prior experience leading the pharmacy & distribution team at Merck, along with her pharmacy degree and certification in vaccination delivery, creates a strong foundation for her new leadership responsibilities in the pharmacy space.

1981

ROBIN S. KEYACK P’81 is assistant vice president of surgical services and clinical informatics at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. Previously, she was director of pharmacy at Shore Medical Center.

JOSEPH P. LECH P’81 recently announced the expansion of Lech’s Pharmacy, with stores in Tunkhannock and Nicholson, PA, to Lake Winola. The new store opened July 8, 2013.

1970's

1977

CINDY (WORSLEY) HAMILTON PharmD’77 received the 2013 Harold Swanberg Award from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). The award is presented in honor of distinguished contributions to medical communication and services to the medical profession. Cindy has served the AMWA in many roles, including president in 2009. She is the principal at Hamilton House in Virginia Beach, VA.

JOEL W. HOCKENSMITH P’77 (MS’81, PhD’82, University of Rochester) was inducted into the Bulldog Foundation’s Hall of Fame in October 2013. The Bulldog Foundation supports the Big Spring (PA) School District. Joel is associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at University of Virginia. He has also served as assistant dean for graduate research and training since 1996. Joel received the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award in 2012.

ROBERT V. STANEK P’77 (MBA’83, St. Joseph’s University) was appointed to Accretive Health’s board of directors as an independent director, effective November 11, 2013. He is the former president and CEO of Catholic Health East.

STEVEN H. ZLOTNICK P’77 (PharmD’95, Rutgers University) received the New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA) 2013 Lifetime Service Award at the association’s convention in October 2013. Steven is an adjunct clinical professor at USciences.

1975

DINESH C. PATEL MS’75 (PhD’78, University of Michigan) has joined the board of directors for Utah-based Tute Genomics. He recently received the 2013 Willem J. Kolff Lifetime Achievement Award from BioUtah. Dinesh is cofounder of Signal Peak Ventures (formerly vSpring Capital).

1974

CAROL L. ST. GEORGE BI’74 (DO’79, PCOM) was recently recognized by PCOM president Matthew Schure for leadership and support as a PCOM alum. She is chairman of the department of surgery at Memorial Hospital in York, PA, and in October 2013 she celebrated 29 years as an otolaryngologist in York.

1973

GERALD E. MEYER P’73, PharmD’74 (MBA’84, Drexel University) was elected as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ new president in August 2012. He is director of experiential education at the Jefferson School of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

LEO H. ROSS P’73 (MBA’85, Virginia Commonwealth University) received the 2013 Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Virginia Pharmacists Association. He was cited for his volunteer work at the Crossover Ministry Free Clinic and for his service as a member of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. He is a frequent speaker on drugs at his church.

1972

SUSAN (SPELDOS) ESPOSITO P’72 was appointed to serve on the Delaware Board of Pharmacy for a two-year term, ending in October 2015. She was employed at Beebe Healthcare from 2000 to 2002 and by Complete Rx at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital since 2002. She and her husband PAUL M. ESPOSITO BI’71, P’77 live in Milton, DE.

1960's

1968

FRANCIS A. CHRZANOWSKI P’68, MS’72, PhD’75 is a semi-retired CMC consultant and expert witness. He lives in St. Augustine, FL. In September, he moderated the Contract Pharma symposium in New Brunswick, NJ. He also led a seminar in the graduate department of pharmaceutics at the University of Florida Gainsville entitled, “Problem Solving, by Solving Problems.” In November 2013, he was a proposal review panelist for the NIAID-DAIDS-NIH “Preclinical Development Services for AIDS Therapeutics.” Frank was also cited by the editor of the AAPS PharmSciTech for being one of the 12 reviewers out of 500 who completed the most manuscripts for that journal in 2013.

1966

ALICE E. TILL P’66, MS’69 (PhD’79, University of California; MBA’85, Temple University) began a three-year term on the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) executive council (as president-elect, president, and immediate past president) in November 2013. She is vice president of science policy and technical affairs at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

1962

ROBERT M. VOYTOVICH P’62, PharmD’70 and his wife Joanne recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family weekend at Woodloch Pines in the Pocono Mountains and a two-week tour of Alaska. They were married August 3, 1963, in Burlington, NJ. The couple has three children and nine grandchildren. Before retiring, Robert was a part-time faculty member at University of the Sciences.

1960

DAVID B. LUTZ P’60 and his wife Jeanne hosted an alumni dinner at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) annual meeting in Orlando, FL, in October 2013, which was attended by alumni and friends of PCP. Dave owns Rhoads Pharmacy & Gift Shop in Hummelstown, PA.

1950's

1955

MARTIN “MARTY” GOLDSTEIN P’55 (MS’70, University of Pittsburgh) held an event called “Music & Art by Marty” at The Vintage Green in Maple Shade, NJ, on December 13, 2013. He displayed several of his paintings and performed jazz music on his saxophone.

1954

DORETTA (BARKER) ERB P’54 and her husband Robert received the 2013 Walter Spohn Award from the International Anaplastology Association on May 10, 2013. The award is given in recognition of excellence in creativity, outstanding research, and inspiration to the profession. Doretta is the president of Silicone Studio in Valley Forge, PA.

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