Class Notes



THOMAS F. KEYACK PharmD’14 began the USciences/ Genentech managed markets fellowship on July 1, 2014. The two-and-a-half year fellowship involves one year of rotational training in the Philadelphia area and 18 months of on-site work in the managed care and customer operations department at Genentech in San Francisco. Tom’s mother is ROBIN (SOIFER) KEYACK P’81.


JESSICA S. ESTRIPLET and ZE JIANG, both PharmD’13, were married on June 23, 2013.

MEGAN A. ALLMAN HS’13 is set to give the “gift of life” to a former high school classmate through a kidney donation. Megan has also donated bone marrow in the past.


JAMIE L. WALL PharmD’11 and Timothy Kerestes were married on September 21, 2013, in Nanticoke, PA. Jamie is a clinical pharmacist at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, and Timothy is a physical therapist and clinical director at Riverside Rehabilitation.

NUPUR U. PATEL and SHRIL M. AMIN, both PharmD’11, were married on April 19, 2014.


RENE J. RODRIGUEZ PharmD’08 recently opened Park Avenue Pharmacy in Weehawken, NJ.


AVANI R. VORA HS’07, MPT’07 (DPT’10, Temple University) was promoted to assistant clinical director of Jersey Physical Therapy South Brunswick office in Kendall Park, NJ.

CHRISTA J. WAGNER PMM’07 (MBA’12, St. Joseph’s University) and Michael Policella were married on October 19, 2013. Christa is senior marketing manager for a division of Independence Blue Cross, and Michael works for the Philadelphia Police Department.


KRIS HUNSICKER PharmD’03 is the owner of Fishtown Pharmacy in Philadelphia. He offers nutritional counseling, holistic and traditional medicine, vitamins, supplements, and veterinary compounding.


GERALD D. ANTONELLI PMM’02 and Kyra Flannery were married on August 23, 2014, in Havertown, PA.



CARRIE (JAMES) PAGLIANO MPT’99 (DPT’07, University of St. Augustine) is the new secretary for the women’s health section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Carrie is also primary mentor and residency director for the first women’s health resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She recently gave a presentation at APTA’s combined sections meeting with world-renowned physical therapist and pain scientist Lorimer Mosley on using graded motor imagery techniques in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain.


HARRIS ADLER P’98 (MA’01, Rowan College) has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at Auburn University. He spent ten years at LaSalle, including the last six as an assistant coach.

KEVIN J. COLOTON MPT’98 (MBA’02, Johns Hopkins University) was recently promoted from COO to president of Clinovations LLC, a leading clinically oriented healthcare consulting firm.


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.


JAY SOCHOCKA P’94 participating in the Scranton Half Marathon on Saturday, April 5, 2014, finishing in 2:12:22.65 and was 1,485 out of 2,399. It was Jay’s first race in six years.

ZENAS G. BELLACE P’94 (BS, New Jersey Institute of Technology) spent more than 14 years as a pharmacist before founding QuadraTron, a one-man game studio based in Philadelphia. He has launched four games and is currently working with a group of developers to build a “puzzle platforming” game called Threshold.

MICHAEL J. ROSSI P’94 was appointed vice president of sales and business operations at Jubilant DraxImage Inc. in April 2014.


NISHAMINY KASBEKAR P’93, PharmD’95 has been elected vice president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation board of directors. She is director of pharmacy at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

ANTHONY V. MINNITI P’93 was sworn in as mayor of Cinnaminson, NJ, in January 2014. Anthony was raised in the town and has served as mayor in the past.


HOWARD L. MCLEOD PharmD’90 has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the new medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute and senior member in the department of cancer epidemiology. He is also the center’s first cancer research endowed chair, as established by the Florida legislature.



JEFFREY S. HRKACH C’87 (PhD’93, Carnegie-Mellon University) has been promoted to chief technology officer of BIND Therapeutics. He the company as senior vice president of technology research and development. SCOTT N. KLEINBART P’87 (MBA, St. Joseph’s University) and Daniel Gramkee were married on April 26, 2014, at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard, and Airmen’s Club in New York. Scott is a director of business development at Merck, and Daniel is a freelance photographer.


LISA (BRACCINI) BARLETTA P’86 (MBA’92, Lebanon Valley College) has been selected by Kappa Epsilon as the 2014 recipient of the Career Achievement Award. Lisa is the director of pharmacy outpatient services at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

JOHANNA SCHOLL TX’86, a science instructor at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, NJ, has been selected as the 2013–2014 Teacher of the Year. Johanna lives in Somerville, NJ, with her husband Steven. They are the proud parents of three sons.


WILLIAM M. ELLIS, JR., P’85 (MS’94, St. Joseph’s University) is the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s 2014 Jacob W. Miller Award. He was selected in recognition of his leadership and outstanding service as the first full-time executive director of the APhA Foundation from 1997 until 2010. William is currently executive director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and chair of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors.


STACY ROSEMARIN P’83 (and director of alumni relations from 1999 to 2008) invites everyone to visit her solo art show at Idiosyncrazies Gallery in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The opening was Friday, June 6, 2014. Her art will be on display throughout the summer. When not being creative, Stacy is a consultant pharmacist for Pharma- Care, Inc. Visit her online at to learn more.


FRANK S. KONDRAD C’82 was recently named director of global products inlicensing, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, global medicines development at AstraZeneca. Frank previously held senior leadership roles at AstraZeneca in clinical research, managed markets, commercial brand leadership, and R&D. Frank is married to KAREN (HAGGERTY) KONDRAD C’82 (JD’92, Widener University), who has recently been promoted to principal patent attorney, global intellectual property at AstraZeneca.


EDWARD J. BECHTEL P’81 has been elected by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation to a two-year term on its board of directors. He is the owner of Bechtel’s Pharmacy in Slatington, PA, where he has served friends and neighbors in his hometown for more than 30 years. The Delaware Pharmacists Society (DPS) has selected DAVID W. DRYDEN P’81 (JD’89, Widener University) as the recipient of the 2013 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. David has served the DPS as convention chairman and on the public relations committee, convention committee, board of directors, professional relations committee, and bylaws committee.



TERESA (FLICK) WINSLOW P’78 has joined the board of advisors at eSentire, a security services company. She is the founder of The Winslow Group, where she focuses on working with venture and private equity firms in the healthcare IT and life sciences sectors.


THOMAS J. MRAZIK P’77, PharmD’80 has become a master gardener through the Penn State Extension program. He is also a student in the Barnes Foundation horticulture program in Merion, PA, and writes a column for Pennsylvania Gardener magazine. He retired from Johnson & Johnson in 2013. He and his wife Mary Jane live in Drexel Hill, PA. Contact him at


LOUIS J. LUPO P’76 (PharmD’01, Broadmore University) and Cornelia Todd Harrison were married on April 5, 2014, in Philadelphia. Lou is a past president of the USciences Alumni Association and a former member of the University’s board of trustees.

MICHAEL J. ZAWISZA P’76 (DO’86, PCOM) was recently chosen as president-elect of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. Board-certified in family medicine and geriatrics, Michael maintains private practices in New Philadelphia, Schuylkill Haven, and Orwigsburg, PA. He is medical director of Covenant Home Health Care and Hospice in Pottsville, PA, and an associate clinical professor at PCOM.



ANTHONY E. BERNARDI P’66 and his wife Francine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January 2014 with a gathering of family and friends. Francine and Anthony have two sons and three grandsons. Anthony retired in 2011 after having served as director of pharmacy services at the 915th U.S. Army Surgical Hospital and as administrative director of operations at Kennedy Health Systems in Cherry Hill, NJ, for 42 years. The Bernardis presently spend summers in Margate, NJ, and winters in Marco Island, FL.



JOHN C. “JACK” WILLIAMS P’39 followed in the footsteps of his father JOHN (a 1915 graduate of Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, which merged with Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1916), his uncle DAN (PhG’19), and his uncle RUSS (PhG’24). After graduating, Jack worked as one of Louis B. Longacre’s apprentices on Walnut St. before entering the Navy, where he worked at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital Pharmacy. After the war, Jack and his family moved to Riverside, then Corona, CA, where he owned and operated his own store for many years, cofounded Circle City Hospital, served as church deacon, and operated a polio vaccine program through his Kiwanis club and the Wyeth Co. He continued to practice community pharmacy in Palm Desert, CA, for many years, as well as Santa Monica, CA, where he currently resides at the age of 95. He was married to his beloved late wife Fay for 74 years and has two daughters, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

His time at PCP prepared him well for a lifelong career that witnessed many changes in pharmacy. Handwritten labels gave way to those typed on Blickensderfer typewriters, on up to computers. Jack recalls the need for making elixirs and ointments by hand and triturating and punching capsules, which gradually decreased over time with the appearance of groundbreaking compound drugs such as Orinase and Benadryl. The accompanying photo was taken at Jack’s 50th class reunion on May 6, 1989. Jack is seated in the front row, far right. His longtime friend the late Lt. Col. LUTHER BURTON P’39, MS’40 is seated next to him, and the late ELIZABETH WAGNER BAC’39, HonDSc’92 (MS’50, Drexel) next to Luther.

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