Meet Our Preceptors 

These are the professionals who guide our residents

Dr. Derek Gaul, the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director, obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He then completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at Greenville Health System: Greenville Memorial Medical Center in South Carolina. Dr. Gaul is Coordinator of Clinical Education, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine and serves as the Infectious Disease Stewardship pharmacist for Select Specialty Hospital with St Joseph’s/Candler. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, sits on the Board of Experimential Education for South University and is a member of ASHP, ACCP, MAD-ID, SCSHP and GSHP. He is BLS/ACLS certified, holds the Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship certificate from MAD-ID and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS).  

Dr. Hal RichardsDr. Hal Richards, the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director, obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. After graduation he completed a specialty residency in Critical Care/ Nutritional Support at University of Arizona in Tucson. Upon graduation he became a clinical pharmacist on the Kidney-Liver-Pancreas Transplant Team at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Richards is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care and Nutritional Support at St. Joseph's/Candler. His academic appointments are to University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy and South University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Richards is board certified in nutrition. (BCNSP)

 

Dr. Erica MerrittDr. Erica Merritt, the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Director, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Merritt is one of the Clinical Pharmacy Specialists in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and continues to be involved in the development and advancement of clinical pharmacy services in the emergency departments at St. Joseph's/Candler. Dr. Merritt is BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified and responds as part of the hospital wide code team. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, GSHP and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).


Paul CarpenterMr. Paul Carpenter received his BS in pharmacy from Auburn University. He originally worked for several years in Alabama and North Carolina and later joined the pharmacy staff at Candler Hospital. He served as Pharmacy Manager of the Candler Hospital campus of St. Joseph's/Candler for 20 years before becoming Director. He serves on a number of committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Bioethics Committee, Compliance Committee and professional pharmacy organizations at the local, state and national level. He is on the Institutional Review Board and is currently the Human Subjects Protection Administrator for the health system. 



Dr. Chris JonesDr. Chris Jones obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. After graduation he worked as a staff pharmacist for St. Joseph's Hospital. He then became the Director of Pharmacy at Candler County Hospital in Georgia. Dr. Jones obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. He returned to Savannah, and worked as a Clinical Pharmacist with St. Joseph’s/Candler before becoming the Pharmacy Manager of the St. Joseph's Hospital campus. Dr. Jones serves as the pharmacy liaison to the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Clinical Research and is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.



Dr. Jason Graham obtained his B.S. in Biology from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Georgia. Dr. Graham went on to obtain a Master of Health Services Administration degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University. He was employed as a pharmacy technician at Candler Hospital for two years prior to becoming a clinical pharmacist. He currently serves as Pharmacy Manager at the Candler campus. Dr. Graham is an active member in ASHP and GSHP.
 

 


Dr. Ashley Woodhouse

Dr. Ashley Woodhouse received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at SJ/C.  Dr. Woodhouse is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Manager in ambulatory care at St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for Medication Management.  Dr. Woodhouse holds an Ambulatory Care board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, an anticoagulation board certification through the National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers, and a CDTM license with the state of Georgia.  She is a member of ASHP and ACCP.




Dr. Alix SchnibbenDr. Alix Schnibben obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina. She then completed her Postgraduate year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Practice Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Schnibben is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care at the Center for Medication Management, certified in immunization delivery and Medication Therapy Management. Dr. Schnibben is board certified in Ambulatory Care (BCACP) and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS).  She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and member of APhA, ASHP, GSHP and ATTUD.  Her tobacco cessation program has earned Georgia Medical Society Healthcare Hero’s award. 


Dr. Bruce JonesDr. Bruce M. Jones is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System practicing in the Savannah City-Wide Antimicrobial Management Program. He also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Preceptor for Mercer University, University of Georgia, and South University Schools of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy in Johnson City, Tennessee. He then completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Dr. Jones is a member of IDSA, GSHP, ACCP, and the Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45). He has been recognized as APPE preceptor of the year, GSHP Outstanding Pharmacist Practitioner, and has been published multiple times. His current areas of research include penicillin skin testing, for which he has received grant funding, and pharmacist-directed early discharge with the use of dalbavancin. Dr. Jones is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and has completed the Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program through MAD-ID.

Dr. Geneen GibsonDr. Geneen Gibson received her BS in Zoology from the University of Georgia and Master of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida. She was employed as a microbiologist for 15 years with the VA Medical Center in Gainesville and Bay Pines, Fl. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida and completed a Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Disease Specialty residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gibson is board certified in Pharmacotherapy with additional qualifications in Infectious Diseases (BCPS AQ-ID). Dr. Gibson is the Coordinator of the Antimicrobial Management Program and an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. She is a member of ASHP, GSHP, ACCP, ASM, SHEA and MAD-ID.


Dr. Valerie ScarboroughDr. Valerie Scarborough obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah, Georgia. She worked as a staff pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital prior to entering and completing a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler. She covers the Coronary Care Unit, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Electrophysiology Lab and the Cardiac Recovery Unit. Dr. Scarborough is a member of ASHP, GSHP, ACCP, AHA and ACC and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and BLS/ACLS/PALS certified.



Dr. Sabrina Croft obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. After residency, Dr. Croft spent six years as a clinical pharmacist at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina and one year as a clinical pharmacist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Croft is Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Joseph's. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and BLS/ACLS/PALS/ASLS certified and a member of ACCP, ASHP, and GSHP.




Dr. Rie AvinoDr. Rie Avino obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Shands Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. She has been practicing in the area of Oncology Pharmacy for the past 15 years. Dr. Avino is board-certified in Oncology Pharmacy (BCOP) and is currently an Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for St. Joseph's/Candler. She is an active member of various state and national pharmacy organizations.

 

Dr. Carrie CooperDr. Carrie Cooper obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. She then completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler. She is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine. Dr. Cooper is a member of the COPD/PNA Quality Team, ACCP, GSHP and ASHP. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS).

 


Dr. Julie BoatrightDr. Julie Boatright obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and was employed for several years as a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph’s/Candler prior to completing her PGY1 residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Boatright was instrumental in developing our Non-Traditional PGY1 program and was our first resident graduate of this program. Dr. Boatright is now the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Pediatrics at Candler Hospital and serves on the Safe Kids of Savannah committee. She is a member of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Pediatric Section, GSHP, ASHP and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS).




Allison PowellDr. Allison Powell received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Powell is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Joseph’s and is involved in the expansion and implementation of clinical pharmacy services in the emergency departments within the health system. She is BLS/ACLS/PALS/ASLS certified and responds as part of the code team. Dr. Powell is a member of ACCP, ASHP, GSHP and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS).



Emilee RobertsonDr. Emilee Robertson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler and is the second graduate of the Non-Traditional PGY1 Residency Program. Dr. Robertson is a Clinical Pharmacist in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s/Candler. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, GSHP and is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS).



 

Dr. David Kaland received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He completed a postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts as well as a postgraduate year two (PGY-2) oncology pharmacy residency at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA). At St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital, he is a clinical oncology pharmacy specialist with an interest in hematologic malignancies. Dr. Kaland also teaches the oncology pharmacotherapy course at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, GA.

Dr. Joseph CampanelliDr. Joseph Campanelli received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He completed his Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Campanelli currently works as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist on the medical/surgical, rehab, and skilled nursing floors at Candler Hospital. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy and serves as a pharmacist student preceptor for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and South University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Campanelli is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy, BLS/ASLS certified and is a member of ACCP, ASHP and GSHP.


Dr. Nicholas FilkDr. Nicholas J. Filk received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH and completed a PGY2 in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Nicholas J. Filk is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Nicholas J. Filk is BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ASLS certified. He is a member of ACCP, ASHP, and GSHP.

 


Dr. Rachel MusgroveDr. Rachel Musgrove received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at Harris Health System in Houston, TX and completed a PGY2 in Infectious Diseases through the University of Houston/Cardinal Health residency program. Dr. Musgrove is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases  at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and participates in the Savannah City-wide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CAMP). She is a member of ASHP, IDSA, SIDP and MAD-ID. She is currently participating in the Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program through MAD-ID. 

 


Dr. Sara MeyerDr. Sara Anne Meyer received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South University School of Pharmacy and her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System and a PGY2 in Academic Administration with an emphasis on emergency medicine pharmacy practice at South University School of Pharmacy in conjunction with St. Joseph’s/Candler. Dr. Meyer is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and responds as part of the hospital wide code team. She also maintains academic appointments with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and South University School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Meyer is BLS, ACLS, PALS, and ASLS certified. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, GSHP and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

 

 

 

Faculty Practitioners


Dr. Chris Bland is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Southeast campus in Savannah, GA. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina in May of 2000 and was board certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2003. Dr. Bland spent nearly 15 years at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA as a clinical pharmacy specialist prior to accepting his position with the University of Georgia. Dr. Bland's primary practice areas include Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine where he practices at St. Joseph/ Candler Health System. Chris has published recently in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, and Clinical Infectious Diseases. He also provides live NAPLEX review courses for pharmacy schools nationally on many clinical topics. Chris recently received the 2012 Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award for developing a blood culture program to ensure appropriate management of bacteremias including MRSA bacteremia. Dr. Bland is co-founder of the Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45) - a practice, based research network of nearly 40 hospitals primarily in the Southeast.

Dr. Anne MisherDr. Anne Misher received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina. She completed a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy . Dr. Misher is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler, and Center for Medication Management.  She is faculty at University of Georgia, a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM).

 

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