Phoenix, Arizona 85044
• Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Dec '94
• Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy, University of Kansas, May '93
• ProSeries Alumni (PS38) - 6 month screenwriting course through ScreenwritingU.com
• High School Journalism Classes - 1984-1987
Other Post Graduate Education and Certifications:
• Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (300 hours), Atwood Institute, Phoenix, AZ
• Hypnotherapy Program (100 hours), Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe AZ.
• American Medical College of Homeopathy – Phoenix, AZ - completed 550 hours
-Choosing a Career in Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Sciences (Book);Rosen Publishing, NY, NY, 2002;
- Business Ownership Experience
Cloud Nine Hypnotherapy and Galiano Hypnosis
Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona (1/05-current)
Ran my own clinical hypnotherapy practice specializing in helping people achieve goals, lose weight, quit smoking, overcome anxiety, phobias, chronic pain, depression and other mood disorders, fears, addictions, etc...
- Professional Pharmacy Experience
Hospital pharmacist – Pharmacare Services (11/11 – current)
I currently work as a per diem hospital pharmacist at two hosptial pharmacies run by Pharmacare Services: Haven Behavioral, and Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona.
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist, Arizona Regional Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona (11/08-2/10)
Worked 32 hours a week as a staff/clinical pharmacist in a local community hospital that specialized in cardiac care. Performed clinical and staff duties.
Staff pharmacist, Saliba’s Pharmacy, Phoenix, Arizona (7/08-11-08)
I worked as a staff pharmacist for a long term care pharmacy, that also did IV infusion services.
Retail Pharmacist; CVS Pharmacy, Tempe, Arizona (12/06-04/08)
Worked as a part-time retail pharmacist at CVS pharmacy while attending the American Medical College of Homeopathy.
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist, Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, Scottsdale, Arizona (3/06-8/06) Performed both staff and clinical duties. Clinical duties included: antibiotic monitoring and pharmacokinetics, TPN monitoring, serving on the pain control team, patient education, general clinical pharmacy duties, and in-house pharmacy education to physicians, nurses and patients. Staff duties included: working in the main pharmacy, the satellite pharmacies (oncology, cardiology, and ICU) entering medication orders in the chart and checking for drug interactions, and calculating and checking IV preparations (including antibiotics, TPNs, and chemotherapy).
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist-Phoenix Memorial Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona (1/05-12/05)
Staff duties include normal hospital pharmacist duties. Clinical duties included: vancomycin and aminoglycoside dosing, clinical pharmacy consultations, attending and presenting at P&T committee meetings. Also served as adjunct faculty (pharmacy student preceptor) for pharmacy students at Midwestern University.
Staff Hospital Pharmacist- Banner Mesa, Mesa, Arizona (3/03-1/05)
Duties included entering medication orders and monitoring patient profiles; performing clinical interventions; performing antibiotic dose adjustment and vancomycin and aminoglycoside dosing; TPN and chemotherapy calculations and preparation; and IV antibiotics preparation.
Traveling/Relief Pharmacist, RPh on the Go (1/00-3/03)
Worked as a traveling and relief pharmacist in KS, MO, FL, and AZ.
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist- St. Mary’s Hospital- Tucson, Arizona (4/97 -1/98)
Worked as a staff/clinical pharmacist for a 350 bed hospital. Duties included: inpatient pharmacist duties, outpatient pharmacist duties, home health pharmacist duties, and clinical teaching duties for both nurses and pharmacy students. staffing duties included TPN calculations, preparation and monitoring, chemotherapy calculations, preparation and monitoring, staffing the ICU satellite pharmacy,and attending “code blues” as needed.
Per Diem Pharmacist, VA Medical Center - Tucson, AZ (03/97-06/97)
Worked for a few months on a temporary/per diem basis at the VA Medical Center in the outpatient pharmacy.
Education Program Manager - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - Alexandria, Virginia. (11/09-12/99) Responsible for managing all written, live, and computer-based educational programs for consultant pharmacist members across the United States. Main duties included: managing and reviewing educational content; producing and managing large, educational symposia for our annual national meeting; producing and managing educational programs for smaller state symposia; peer- reviewing medical literature; and ensuring that educational programs were free of commercial bias.
Staff/Clinical Pharmacist- Bethany Medical Center- Kansas City, Kansas (3/95 - 2/97)
Worked as an inpatient clinical/staff pharmacist in a 200-bed community hospital. Clinical duties included serving on the clinical antibiotic team, and pain management team, including creating a pain treatment algorithm for both acute and chronic pain, and delivering pain control CE’s to nurses. Staff duties included entering medication orders, monitoring patient profiles for drug interactions, monitoring and preparing TPNs, calculating and preparing chemotherapy, and other
clinical and staff duties.
Staff Pharmacist- Freed’s Pharmacy-Overland Park, Kansas (6/93-12/94)
Worked as a long-term care staff pharmacist, serving over 1400 beds in over 100 long-term care facilities. (Went down to part time from 1/94 to 12/94 while going back to school to earn my Doctor of Pharmacy degree.)
V. Professional Presentations
An Introduction to Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Presented to the pharmacy students at the University of Arizona School of Pharmacy on May 5, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.
Hypnosis applications in Homeopathy, (plus: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Mesmerism in the Organon) March 14, 2010, Pacific Academy of Homeopathy
Medications, Herbs, Foods, and Other Substances Which Can Induce or Exacerbate Mania, Depression and Psychosis (Plus a Hypothesis on the Role of Trauma in the Etiology of ICU Psychosis). Presented to the Arizona Regional Medical Center Nurses on April 8, 2009. In-house Nursing Education.
Homeopathic Hypnosis; A Symbiotic And Synergistic Relationship (Plus, a Unique Approach to Treating ****** Addiction) This presentation was presented to the members of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis on June 3, 2008. (Approved for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education through ASPH and the NGH). (*A Power Point Presentation is available on this topic upon request.)
Hypnosis and Creative Visualization as a Complementary Therapy for Pain Relief and Pain Management. Presented to the pain management nurses at Scottsdale Healthcare in September, 2006. (In-house Nursing Education)
Hypnosis for Pain Relief and Pain Management
Presented on September 21st, 2006, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Health Fair at Scottsdale Healthcare, Osborn. (Poster Presentation)
Hypnotherapy as a Complementary Therapy for Medication-Resistant Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression Presented to the members and guests of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis on February 6, 2006. (2.0 hours of approved Hypnosis Continuing Education through ASPH and the NGH)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Respiratory Meds…But Were Afraid to Ask
This was presented to 15 nurses at Carondalet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson in 1998. (In house Nursing education)
Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Management
Helped create and present this continuing eduation program to over 200 pain management nurses in the Kansas City, on two separate days, as a part of a multidisciplinary pain management team at Bethany Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. I also helped to create a treatment algorithm for both acute and chronic pain management.