UC Health Corporate Preceptors

Michelle (Shelly) Dusing Wiest, PharmD, BCPS,FASHP

Vice President Pharmacy Services, UC Health; UC Health 

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, APhA, OSHP, OPA
Favorite part of the job: Creating opportunities for pharmacists to enhance patient care then observing the success that is achieved by their efforts.
Hobbies: Watching my children participate in their numerous escapades including baseball, football, golf, swimming, and riding. She hopes to resume scuba diving once all of her children are certified. She is active in her community of Crestview Hills, Kentucky and participates in a number of charitable activities.
Education: Shelly received her B.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency then a specialty residency in Drug Information Practice at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Drug Policy Development

Michael Cunningham, Pharm.D.

Michael CunninghamMedication Safety Coordinator; UC Health 

Professional/Society Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Favorite part of the job: I enjoy working cooperatively with people from virtually every hospital department to enhance patient safety and the care our patients receive.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends and building into my children.
Education: University of Cincinnati; BS Pharm and post BS Pharm.D.; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UC Health; Residency, Pharmacy Practice


Sheila (Cohara) Takieddine

Sheila Takieddine, PharmD, BCPS

Drug Policy Development Specialist, UC Health Corporate Pharmacy

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP, ACCP, SCCM
Favorite part of the job: Being a resource for the pharmacy departments and interdisciplinary practitioners at UC Health, and helping to implement changes that have positive impact on patient care
Hobbies: Skiing, Running, CrossFit, being an Ohio State Football fan
Education: B.S. Microbiology, The Ohio State University (2007); Pharm.D., University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy (2011); PGY-1 Residency, UC Health – UCMC (2012); PGY-2 Critical Care Residency, UC Health – UCMC (2013)


Geralyn Waters

Geralyn Waters, PharmD, BCPS

Drug Policy Development Specialist, UC Health Corporate Pharmacy

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP (and affiliated Ohio Chapter), ACCP (and Drug Information Practice and Research Network), Ohio Pharmacists Association Legal and Regulatory Committee
Favorite part of the job: Serving as a resource at UC Health for policy development, formulary management, medication use evaluations, and drug shortage mitigation. Collaborating with a wide variety of healthcare disciplines on process improvement initiatives and promoting safe patient care. Teaching and precepting pharmacy students and residents.
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, volunteering, traveling
Education: Bachelor of Music and double-major in Spanish at Butler University; Doctor of Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System; PGY2 Drug Information Specialty Residency at University of Virginia Health System.


Pharmacy Informatics

Jane (Lee) Zimmer, PharmD, BCPSJane (Lee) Zimmer

Administrator, Pharmacy Informatics

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, GCSHP, OSHP
Favorite part of the job: Collaborating with fellow Pharmacy colleagues and other healthcare professionals, promoting safe patient care, and providing the best quality of care for our patients!
Hobbies: Coffee, Biking, Tennis, Enjoying great UFC fights and MMA, Shopping, Spending time with family and friends.
Education: Pharm.D. at Butler University; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Jewish Hospital – Health Alliance; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center; Certified in Epic Willow Inpatient

Specialty Pharmacy

Alyssa McCann, PharmD, BCACPalyssa-mccann

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transplant, Specialty Pharmacy

Professional/Society Memberships: GCSHP, OSHP, ASHP, and ACCP
Favorite part of the job: Getting to know our patients and teaching students and residents
Hobbies: Reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends
Education: PharmD at the University of Kentucky, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at UC Health- UCMC

Alicia Pence, PharmD, BCACPAlicia Pence.jpb

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Operations, Specialty Pharmacy

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP
Favorite part of your job:With my background in Ambulatory Care and experience at UC Health I can really shape the new Specialty Pharmacy service.  Each day provides variety- in medications dispensed, patient interactions, and operational and administrative challenges. But most importantly the opportunity to serve patients.
Hobbies outside of pharmacy: coaching volleyball, golfing, traveling and anything my kids are doing
Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of Cincinnati, BS Pharm, 1999; University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2001; Health Alliance – The University of Cincinnati Medical Center,
Cincinnati, Ambulatory Care Residency, 2002

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