Dr. David Nau is the CEO of RX Quality Consultants and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wyoming. He was the founding President of Pharmacy Quality Solutions and also served as a senior staff member of PQA from 2006 to 2012 where he was responsible for development of quality measures related to medications (many of which have been adopted in the Medicare Part D Star Ratings.) He also held tenured faculty appointments at the University of Michigan and University of Kentucky in addition to serving as Manager of Research Strategies for Humana Pharmacy Solutions. He is also the President-Elect of APhA’s Academy of Pharmaceutical Research & Science.
Eric Schildt serves as the Associate Director for the Master of Science in Health Services Administration at the University of Wyoming and is the track director of Health Institution Leadership. He works in healthcare administration in Casper, Wyoming and specializes in rural healthcare management.
Eric is a graduate of the Master of Science inaugural class at the University of Wyoming where he focused on Health Institution Leadership. He was the operations manager for a women’s health clinic located in Laramie, Wyoming; a position which he held while enrolled in his masters. He started his own company and manage a placer gold mine in the Yukon Territory. He has had experience working in privately owned hospitals and clinics. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a Bachelor’s of Arts in the Honor’s Program with a minor in economics from the University of Wyoming.
Mr. Schlidt currently lives in Casper, Wyoming where he enjoys the vast wilderness that is Wyoming with any activity possible. He enjoys world travel and has made it to six out of the seven continents.
Kristin Khalaf Gillard
Kristin Khalaf Gillard, PharmD, PhD, is an Executive Director at Dermira, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing biotech ingenuity to medical dermatology. In this role she leads the Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) function within Medical Affairs, supporting evidence generation activities to support product payer value propositions and endpoint strategies to optimize clinical trial design. Kristin previously worked in other HEOR roles, both as a researcher for a consulting firm and for a midsize biopharmaceutical company. Her research interest lies in instrument development to optimize measurement properties of clinical outcome assessments in clinical trials and outcomes research studies. Kristin received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, her PharmD from the University of Southern California, and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy, and Outcomes Research at the University of Arizona. Kristin resides in Long Beach, CA with her husband Patrick and their playful and adorable cat, Zombie. They enjoy traveling and their vacations range from luxurious getaways in Hawaii to rugged backpacking trips in Glacier National Park – but Jackson, WY is their favorite place to visit, no matter the season.
Scott has an undergraduate degree in math from SUU, a Masters in statistics from BYU, and a PhD in statistics from Texas A&M. His statistical emphasis focuses on practical applications of using the program R in multiple regression and consulting experience, although his research has dipped more into proteomics, biomarkers, and asymptotic theory. The main goal of the statistics courses Scott teaches is to prepare students for a realistic scenario where a client brings you a huge data set and says “I really don’t know what to do with this, can you help me understand what it means?” If experimentation is the queen of science, then statisticians are the guardians of the royal virtue. His specialty is online courses, so building commaraderie among students is extra important. Given how applicable statistics is in every facet of science Scott loves teaching the students who assume they are going to hate the course and showing them its usefulness.
Scott was born in southern Utah with a cleft palette. He’s now married with four kids, and they love computer games and Marvel movies. His board game collection is pretty hard to beat, although his chess game isn’t. He’s been in Laramie since 2012, and assumes he’ll be here for a very long time.
Helen E. McKnight
Helen McKnight graduated from University of Florida with a PharmD degree and completed a Pharmacy Practice (now called PGY-1) Residency at University of Maryland Medical System. She has been a pharmacist for 22+ years. Prior to moving to Alabama, She practiced pharmacy in South Florida, then Upstate New York. Over the years, she’s been fortunate to be part of the ASHP “Leading Edge” and ASHP Foundation “Pharmacy Leadership Academy” programs. In 2016, she completed her MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from New England College.
Currently, she is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The hospital has an average census of 250 patients. The pharmacy department has 44 employees including a Pharmacy Manager, 6 Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, 3 PGY-1 residents, 15 staff pharmacists, 13 pharmacy technicians, some part-time staff, an inventory management specialist plus 2 Auburn faculty members. Last year, the pharmacy department welcomed over 50 students from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy for APPE/IPPE rotations and Virginia College for pharmacy technician externships. She is involved in patient care in a different manner than those in clinical or staff roles. Her job is to ensure medication safety and regulatory compliance for all patients in the hospital.
As a leader and professor, she enjoys being able to move pharmacy forward from a leadership perspective including mentoring excellence. Over the course of 22+ years, she has had the pleasure of watching people move from shadowing high school student to pharmacy school graduate to accomplished clinician. She states that it’s always a thrill to open an industry journal and see a former student’s name as the primary author.
Troy Shirley serves as an instructor for Financial Planning for Health Institution Leaders. He is the System Director of Pharmacy for Bronson Healthcare Group where he oversees the strategic direction and operations of Bronson’s pharmacy services, which includes hospital departments, infusion clinics, retail and specialty pharmacy, and the ambulatory program.
Dr. Shirley is a graduate of The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. He went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Ohio Health Grant Medical Center, in Columbus, Ohio. After his residency, Dr. Shirley worked as an ambulatory care pharmacist, before establishing his practice in healthcare administration. He has led departments both within and external to pharmacy, and has specialized in growing and developing new departments and services. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Ohio University. Dr. Shirley also completed a certificate in pharmacy leadership from Boston University School of Management and is a graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute with ASHP.
Dr. Shirley is the proud father of 3 children. He and his wife reside in West Michigan after spending the majority of their lives in the great state of Ohio.
Cody Wiberg, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 1985. He has worked as a clinical pharmacist, community pharmacist and nursing home consultant. From 1999, until he joined the Board in September of 2005, he was the Pharmacy Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Dr. Wiberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and an Instructor and Course Director for the University of Florida Graduate School. (From which he received a Master of Science in Pharmacy Policy and Outcomes in 2009). He is also a course director for the University of Wyoming Graduate School. Dr. Wiberg was named to Minnesota Physician’s quadrennial list of the state’s 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He received the 2017 Century Mortar Club Friend of the College Award from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy.
Erica D. Lindsay
Erica D. Lindsay, PharmD, MBA, Esq., is a licensed pharmacist and healthcare attorney practicing in the greater Chicagoland area. She has worked in pharmacy management and healthcare compliance for over 20 years. Dr. Lindsay is the managing attorney at Lindsay Law Chicago where she provides counsel in healthcare malpractice, contract, HIPAA and fraud disclosure cases. She is also a practicing hospital pharmacist providing support in Code Blue, neonatal and pediatric pharmacy which is critical in emergent healthcare events.
Dr. Lindsay is active in various organizations including the American Bar Association, where she serves as vice chair of the` Distant Learning Committee, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a PharmD graduate of Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy, MBA from Purdue University Krannert School of Business, JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law and Master of Laws, LLM in Healthcare Law from Loyola University, Chicago.