Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, FCCP is a Professor with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. Currently, Dr. Herndon sees chronic pain and opioid use disorder patients within a family medicine residency clinic. Dr. Herndon’s scholarship interest focuses primarily on pain and palliative care education and he is the Principal Investigator for the National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Pain Education at SIUE. Dr. Herndon is the 2019 president for the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists. He is the 2006 recipient of the “Pain Champion Award” from the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives, the 2012 recipient of the “Academic Pain Educator of the Year Award” from the American Society of Pain Educators, the 2016 “Pharmacist of the Year” from the Illinois Pharmacist’s Association, and the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pain Society. Dr. Herndon is currently the President of the SPPCP Foundation
Rabia S. Atayee, PharmD, BCPS, APh, is the Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at University of California (UC) San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS). Dr. Atayee is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and advanced practice pharmacist with expertise in palliative care. She has developed her role and the presence of a pharmacist on the palliative care team at UC San Diego Health System under a Collaborative Practice Protocol that has been approved and credentialed to practice under expanded scope of practice within the health system. She was the first pharmacist in southern California to obtain a DEA license in 2006 and has the authority to initiate controlled substances for the treatment of her palliative care patients. Her clinical expertise and excellence in patient care is exemplified by the growth of her clinical practice. Dr. Atayee’s major research focus is in the area of palliative care with a minor research focus in the area of pharmacy education. Dr. Atayee has published 70 pub-med indexed to date and has had several podium and poster presentations at regional and national levels. At UC San Diego, she has consistently achieved teaching excellence as documented in her evaluations in the classroom and on clinical rotations. In 2013 she was nominated by the Deans of UC San Diego SSPPS and presented with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teacher of the Year Award, in 2014 she was awarded UC San Diego SSPPS Teacher of the Year Award by the class of 2017 and in 2018 she was awarded the UC San Diego campus-wide distinguished teaching award. She was a founding member of the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists and has served as president-elect, president, and immediate past-president from 2016-2018. Dr. Atayee is currently serving her term as Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Council (2018-2021). She was appointed as the first non-physician to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Awards Committee in 2020. Additionally, Dr. Atayee serves as an expert witness for the Department of Justice and San Diego County District Attorney’s office. Dr. Atayee is currently the Secretary of the SPPCP Foundation
Bridget Scullion, PharmD, BCOP, Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, graduated with a PharmD from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a Specialty Residency in Palliative Care at University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. She has been at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Palliative Care since 2001. Additionally she was Clinical Pharmacy Manager for 10 years and is currently Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services since 2016. Dr Scullion is a Board-Certified Oncology Pharmacist, Residency Program Director for an ASHP-accredited Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency program which is integrated into the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship. Dr. Scullion is a founding member and past president of the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists. Dr. Scullion is currently the Treasurer of the SPPCP Foundation
Cara M. Brock, PharmD is currently the Managing Editor of The Rx Consultant and is a graduate of the Universityof Illinois College ofPharmacy. She has practice experience in community, ambulatory care, and palliativecare/hospice pharmacy settings. Before joining The Rx Consultant, she held an academic appointment atRoosevelt University College of Pharmacy and served in many roles, includingChair of Academic and TeachingExcellence and Chair of the Roosevelt University Institutional Review Board. She was recognized by peers andstudents as the Illinois Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year in 2017 and Educator of the Year in 2018.AsImmediate Past President of SPPCP, she serves as a liaison between the SPPCP Foundation Board ofTrustees and the SSPCP Executive Officers and Board of Trustees.
Suzanne Amato Nesbit, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP is currently on the Palliative Care Service and the Neuroscience Pain Resource Team at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a Clinical Specialist in Pain Management and Palliative Care with the Department of Pharmacy and serves as the Residency Director for the PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Nesbit holds faculty appointments in the Department of Oncology and the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, as well as, the Schools of Pharmacy at University of Maryland and Notre Dame University of Maryland. She has been practicing in pain management for over 30 years and has served as Chair of the Pain Management Subcommittee of the Maryland Cancer Plan, Chair of the Pain & Palliative Care PRN of ACCP
(American College of Clinical Pharmacy), Chair of the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Pain and Palliative Care Section Advisory Group, and was appointed to The Joint Commission Technical Advisory Panel for Pain Management in 2016. She served on the Board of Regents for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) from 2012-2015 and elected a Fellow in 2016. Dr Nesbit also served as an ACCP Presidential officer (2017-2020). Dr Nesbit Co-Chairs The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pain Management Committee and in 2018, was named Co-Chair of The Johns Hopkins Health System Opioid Stewardship Clinical Community. Additionally, in 2018, she was appointed to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) workgroup focusing on estimating opioid prescribing practices. Currently, she is serving a 3-year term on ASHP’s Commission on Credentialing and became a Fellow of ASHP in 2022.
Jason Fudin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Placemakr (formerly known as WhyHotel) based in Washington D.C. Placemakr is a flexible hospitality and living platform, property manager, and real estate investor. Over his career, Jason has managed commercial real estate development projects valued at over $2 billion and has worked in real estate development, acquisitions, and capital markets. He has his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management from McGill University and his M.S. in Finance and Real Estate from American University.
Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, CPCC is the Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy – Phoenix Campus at UArizona. She is also an Associate Professor of Practice for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She received her pharmacy degree from UArizona in 1992; is a board‐certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Her career experiences before academia include community pharmacy practice, end of life care, and medical communications for a pharmaceutical company developing pain relieving products.
Dr. Alvarez is a former president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. In addition to her role in the SPPCP Foundation, she is a board member for the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy, and the APhA Foundation. She has a strong interest in leader development and serves the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute (PLEI) as a board member, content developer, program director and facilitator. She is editor and co-author for Bypass Pharmacy Burnout: Changing Your Trajectory to Enhance Your Experience. She served as Chair of the APhA/NASPA Pharmacy Workplace Work Group.
She is an APhA fellow, and recipient of the Nancy A. Alvarez Professional and Service Projects Award from the Phi Delta Chi Professional Fraternity, Gloria Niemeyer Franke Leadership Mentor Award in 2020 and Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists in 2021.
Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS-MPH, BSPharm, CDM, FAPhA, FADCES serves through SHG Clinical Consulting as the Illinois Pharmacists Association’s Director of Clinical Programs and Population Health, to establish community-based chronic disease and comprehensive medication management programs to improve person centered care and medication optimization. As the Network Coordinator, for diabetes, pre-diabetes, DPP, and cardiovascular health programs and sees patients in the pharmacist-based chronic care management programs for self-insured employers, Health Options for Public Entities-HFS, and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
She practiced as a clinical pharmacist for 10 years and 17 years as Director of Quality Assurance/Drug Utilization for Illinois Medicaid and currently serves as pain-management advisor for HFS Opioid Program. Specializing in pharmacoepidemiology and health economics, she is an expert in the field of healthcare outcomes research, drug-use analysis, and reimbursement, with 30+ years’ experience in medical-pharmacy claims analysis and population health. Ms. Haydon-Greatting works daily toward recognizing pharmacists as providers in patient-centered care and strives for improved reimbursement as pharmacist-providers with all payers.
Box 2000, 200 University Park Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Copyright © 2022 SPPCPFoundation - All Rights Reserved.