Meet Our Preceptors

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Adam Hartley, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Hospital and a preceptor for the Emergency Medicine rotation. After graduating from pharmacy school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL, he completed a PGY-1 residency at Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, after which he obtained his Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. While his main clinical focus is on emergency medicine, other clinical interests include internal medicine, critical care, and infectious disease.

Outside of work, Adam stays active by enjoying the great outdoors, home renovation, ice hockey, and playing with his dog, Elmer. 

Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS earned his PharmD from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus in 2011. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Ascension St. Joseph in Milwaukee and stayed on staff to be a clinical staff pharmacist and the Internal Medicine preceptor. Andy also served as the Residency Program Coordinator at St. Joseph from 2013-2017. In 2017, Andy transferred to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee to be a Lead Staff Pharmacist and help launch the PGY1 Pharmacy residency program. Andy is the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Pharmacy residency program and the Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program. He is also a preceptor for the Pharmacy Administration and Experiential Education rotations.

In his day-to-day work, Andy manages quality and clinical initiatives, coordinates student scheduling, and staffs in the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care Units. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy. Andy is a “big brother” for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and also serves on the Village Park Reimagined Committee for Thiensville, Wisconsin.

In his free time, Andy can be found with his family or working on his old house.

Annette Drobac, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at Ascension Columbia Saint Mary’s Hospital and a preceptor for the Internal Medicine and Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases rotations. After completing pharmacy school at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, she completed her PGY-1 residency at legacy Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, followed by a PGY-2 in Infectious Diseases at UnityPoint-Health Meriter in Madison, WI. Her clinical interests include Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases/Pharmacokinetics, and Women’s Health.

Outside of work, Annette likes to stay active. She has run over 15 marathons and hopes to complete the Ironman next year.

April Tokarski, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist for Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2004.  April worked in retail pharmacy for ten years as a pharmacist before coming to CSM in 2014.  She is currently one of the Staffing preceptors.  She has staffed all areas of the hospital including Oncology.  Her clinical interests are in Critical Care and Behavioral Medicine.  She loves to spend time with her two daughters, whether it’s going to the beach or going for bicycle rides.  April also spends time working on her family genealogy and looks forward to traveling more in the future.
Ashley McKnight, PharmD earned their Doctor of Pharmacy from Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 2016. They started their career at Ascension NE Wisconsin Mercy Hospital before transferring to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee. Clinical areas of interest include Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Diabetes, and Research. They are a preceptor for the Experiential Education rotation and help coordinate IPPE student rotations. Outside of the pharmacy life, Ashley enjoys exploring the world through food, drink, and art. 
Bridget Manning, PharmD, BCPS received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University- Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2017. She then completed a PGY-1 residency at Ascension St. Joseph in Milwaukee. Her clinical interests include Neonatal Intensive Care, Women’s Health, and Internal Medicine. Bridget currently precepts rotations in those areas and loves working with residents and students. In her free time Bridget enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite activities include having lake days, exploring the outdoors, finding new restaurants to enjoy, and the occasional Netflix binge.
Clint Coleman, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. He precepts the Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases rotation. Clint received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. He has worked at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s since 2014 and has completed his SIDP Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Certificate. Clint plans on taking the BCCCP exam once he meets eligibility this coming year. 

His interests include small scale paintings, science fiction, and spending time with his cat (Bobby) and his wife.

Crystal Stair, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is a Lead Pharmacist in Medication Safety and Regulatory at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Crystal received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee and completed a PGY1 residency in Maryville, TN. She is a board certified critical care pharmacist. She precepts the Medication Safety elective rotation, and has over 10 years of clinical practice experience in critical care and emergency medicine. Crystal also manages the inpatient storage, dispensing and documentation for the investigational drug services.

In her free time, Crystal loves to spend time with her husband and son, and she and her husband are self-proclaimed foodies. They have dined at 5 Michelin star restaurants (and counting)!

Deb Sass, BSPharm received her BS Pharm from UW-Madison in 1985 and her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University in 1993.  She has worked at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's since 1992. She is a preceptor for the Oncology elective.
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Erica Treadway, PharmD is a Lead Pharmacist for Data and Support Services at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee and is the primary preceptor for the elective Pharmacy Informatics rotation.  Erica received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in 2014 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Marshfield, WI in 2015.  In her current role, she focuses on management of automated systems and billing support.  Her professional interests include pharmacy informatics, operations, and neonatal care. She plans to complete her Informatics Certificate through ASHP this fall.

Outside of work, Erica likes to travel, hike, and explore Milwaukee (in a non-COVID time).

Ginny Mendoza, BSPharm is the pharmacy manager for Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee. She completed her BS in pharmacy from Butler University.  Over the last 25+ years, she has precepted many clinical rotations, served as a RPD/RPC, and been a preceptor/mentor to many students and residents interested in pharmacy leadership.  Ginny is one of the preceptors for the PGY1 pharmacy administration rotation and the primary staffing preceptor for the PGY2 section of the PGY1/2 HSPA-L residency.  Her professional interests include regulatory, daily operations, change management and the human resources components of leadership.  Outside of work you will find Ginny outdoors (fishing, gardening and hiking) or inside reading or quilting.

Hayley Brown, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating pharmacy school from Butler University in 2018, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include anticoagulation, NICU/women’s health, and internal medicine. She is a preceptor for the Thrombosis Clinic and Women's Health/NICU elective rotations.

In her free time, Hayley enjoys indoor gardening, ice skating, and exploring Milwaukee.

Jeaneen Datka, RPh, BCPS earned a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota.  She has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings, including small community hospitals to large teaching medical centers.  Her practice has included the roles of staff pharmacist, clinical supervisor, pharmacy manager, assistant director of pharmacy, and director of pharmacy.  Historically Jeaneen has served on a wide variety multidisciplinary teams during her years of practice.  Jeaneen has been a preceptor of IPPE and APPE students, PGY1 Critical Care, PGY1 Emergency Medicine, PGY1 Hospital Administration, and PGY1 Medication Safety. At Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Jeaneen is a preceptor for Staffing and Medication Safety. Her interests include Critical Care, Emergency Services, and Medication Safety.  Jeaneen is a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

During her free time, Jeaneen has watched A LOT of basketball.  All three children played high school basketball, two of three played collegiate basketball, and her husband is a basketball coach at a local college.

John Knebel, PharmD, BCPS, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017, attending from the Duluth campus. Afterward he completed a PGY-1 residency at Ascension St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. John serves as a preceptor for the Research experience. Professional interests include critical care and medical research/literature review. His career goal is to complete BCCCP and become a critical care preceptor.

During his free time John enjoys cheering for several Minnesota based sports teams, a variety of outdoor activities, and tinkering with his cars and home computer. 

Julie Hall, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP began her higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Where she completed a bachelor’s degree in microbiology.  She then attended the University of Wisconsin Madison where she obtained a bachelor’s degree followed by a PharmD in pharmacy.  She worked as a staff pharmacist at Columbia Hospital from 1998-2006 and Aspirus Wausau Hospital from 2006-2009.  From 2009 to the present, she has worked at Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee where she has been a preceptor for both students and residents in critical care.  She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.  Outside of work, Julie is a Respite Foster Parent.

Julie McMahon, RPh, PharmD, earned a Bachelor of Science degrees from the Schools of Education and Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She works a variety of positions at Ascension Wisconsin Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee. Julie is a preceptor for the NICU/Women's Health and Internal Medicine rotations.

She enjoys free time with family.

Kari Kruchko, PharmD, MBA  is the Pharmacy Supervisor for Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy and went on to complete a PGY 1 Residency at Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kari earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Kari is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the Health Systems Advisory Committee within the organization. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Pharmacy Technician Advisory Committee, currently serving as the Chair since 2018. Kari’s professional interests include pharmacy operations, sterile compounding and Women’s Health.

Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants and food and reading. 

Kassy Bartelme, PharmD, BCACP is an ambulatory care pharmacist at the Ascension Germantown Clinic and faculty at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for the Ambulatory Care rotation. Kassy earned her PharmD from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2009 and completed a 2-year leadership ambulatory care pharmacy residency at the U of MN College of Pharmacy in 2011. She became board certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist later that year. At clinic, she primarily provides anticoagulation and diabetes management services. At CUWSOP, she teaches an applied patient care skills lab course, a self-care (OTC) pharmacotherapy course, and the women’s health pharmacotherapy unit. Her interests include women’s health and teaching documentation.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. They enjoy camping, going for walks, and eating out. Kassy also really enjoys Broadway musicals, reading historical fiction, and crocheting/knitting.

Kyle Piscitello, PharmD is the regional pharmacy lead for antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases - he has precepted the antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases rotation since 2016. Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy with his PharmD in 2014. He also completed two years of residency, first at legacy Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Campus (PGY-1), and then at UnityPoint Health - Meriter (PGY-2 infectious diseases). 

His practice sites include the following Ascension Hospitals in SE Wisconsin: St. Joseph Hospital, Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Franklin Hospital/Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee, and Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee. In addition to regional responsibilities, Kyle manages Ascension Wisconsin antimicrobial stewardship with his colleague, Jim Davis, and is a voting member of the Ascension Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee (AHAS).

Kyle plans to take the BSP-ID exam in 2021 and will eventually pursue a Masters in Public Health in the upcoming years.
Liz Laubach, PharmD, BCPS is the Regional Director of Pharmacy for the North Milwaukee area covering Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee, and St. Joseph's Hospitals.  Liz earned her Bachelor's of Science from Cornell University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Concordia University Wisconsin. Liz precepts rotations in Operations and Emergency Management. Liz's professional interests include change management, education, toxicology, and disaster response.  A former EMT, Liz is active in protocol development and training for local emergency medical services.  In her free time, you can find Liz hiking with her dog or on the back of her horse.

Matt Kalchbrenner, PharmD earned his BS Pharm degree from UW-Madison in 1993 and his PharmD in 1995.  Matt has worked at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's since 1995. He is a member of the Burn Committee, and is a jack-of-all trades, but with lots of ICU experience. Matt is a preceptor for the Thrombosis Clinic elective rotation.

Outside of work, Matt loves his yard and frozen custard even more.  He also serves as the commissioner of the “department” fantasy football league.

Michele Teclaw, BSPharm, MBA earned her BS Pharmacy Degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison and her MBA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She enjoys rotating through the variety of staffing positions offered at CSM-Milwaukee and the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. Michele serves as a preceptor for the Staffing rotation.

She values time and vacations with family and friends; traveling, walks, bike rides and downhill skiing.

Nathan Lamberton, PharmD, BCPS is an Assistant Professor with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy and a Primary Care Pharmacist with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency. He received his PharmD from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2015. Prior to joining MCW and Ascension, Dr. Lamberton completed a two-year Ambulatory Care (Family Medicine focus) pharmacy residency and a longitudinal two-year Faculty Development Fellowship with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Lamberton’s clinical practice focuses on providing direct patient care, specifically chronic disease management. He welcomes the opportunity to work with and educate learners of all levels, including medical and pharmacy students and residents, on the safe and effective use of affordable medications within the realm of various patient health beliefs and literacy.

Rachel Scanlan, PharmD is a pharmacist new to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. She recently moved from Mesa, Arizona where she was working for Banner Gateway/Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has worked in oncology since graduating in 2015. She began her pharmacy career as pharmacy technician for Walgreens and later attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, where she obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She worked as a pharmacist for Walgreens and transitioned to an inpatient pharmacist at Banner Gateway Medical Center and then shortly after accepted a full time position in the outpatient cancer center.

In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, boating and golfing with her family, which consists of her husband and son. She is hoping to become board certified in oncology and will be registering for the BCOP exam in Spring 2021. 

Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. After graduating, Rahim did a PGY1 Residency at  University of Chicago Medicine and stayed on for a PGY2 in Critical Care. Rahim worked at Ascension - St. Joseph's from 2012 - 2018 after which he transferred to Ascension - Columbia St. Mary's. He is a preceptor for Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases, and Research expereinces where his clinical interests include sedation/analgesia and shock states.

In his free time, Rahim enjoys watching movies, reading, traveling, and is a fan of Chicago sports.

Sarah Wagner, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee and a preceptor for the Emergency Medicine rotation. She precepts the Emergency Medicine rotation as well as the longitudinal staffing rotation.  Sarah received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  Sarah received her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2019 and is currently completing her Emergency Medicine Certificate through ASHP.  Her professional interests include emergency medicine and critical care.

In her free time, Sarah loves to hike and has been to over 20 National Parks.