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Jennifer Baier, jennifer.baier@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Jennifer Baier received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2000. She spent the next nine years of her career working in the retail realm of pharmacy. After graduation, Dr. Baier served as Pharmacy manager/PIC of Walmart Pharmacy store 10-1139 in Morehead, Ky., for several years before moving to the same role at Sam’s Club Pharmacy, store 10-8152 in South Point, Ohio.

Brandy Brown, PharmD, brandy.brown@kdmc.kdhs.us
Brandy is the Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacist at King's Daughters. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019 from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky. She subsequently completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Ky., in 2020. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine and toxicology. She enjoys being active, cooking and spending quality time with her husband and two sons.

Lori Buckalew, lori.buckalew@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Lori Buckalew received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Charleston in 2012, as well as a joint Masters degree in Management with an emphasis in pharmacy from Marshall University in 2011. Dr. Buckalew has served as a clinical staff pharmacist at King's Daughters Medical center since 2012, and an internal medicine PGY1 residency preceptor since 2018.



Rochelle J. Bussa, rochelle.bussa@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Rochelle Bussa currently serves as a Pharmacy IV admix supervisor at King’s Daughters Medical Center and has served in various roles in the twelve years she has been with the hospital including ambulatory care, critical care, and institutional pharmacy. She also served as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist and clinical pharmacist for several years. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007.

She currently serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 residents in King’s Daughters’ residency program and had precepted APPE students for the geriatric rotation. Prior to this position, she was a clinical microbiologist at Integrated Regional Laboratories from 2001 to 2007 and still maintains licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist in Microbiology and has received recognition awards from the laboratory for teamwork, leadership, and also outstanding performance in handling and assisting with the anthrax cultures in 2001. She also served as a lead role and trained other clinical microbiologists during this time.

She is an active leader in several local organizations in her community and is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She is currently working toward her board certification in sterile compounding. Her primary focus is to lead efforts hospital wide in quality improvement, hospital wide education, regulatory compliance, and patient safety with a focus on handling of hazardous drugs and sterile compounding.

Tai Hieneman, tai.hieneman@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Tai A. Hieneman serves as Pharmacy Operations supervisor at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Dr. Hieneman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2007. Dr. Hieneman has been employed at King’s Daughters Medical Center since graduation. Dr. Hieneman is an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Dr. Hieneman’s primary areas of focus are the distributive functions of the inpatient pharmacy with an emphasis on process improvement. Dr. Hieneman serves as a resident preceptor for the staffing component of the residency program.

Steven Hulett, steven.hulett@kdmc.kdhs.us
Steven received his Doctorate of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in 2019. Following graduation, Steven completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at King’s Daughters Medical Center/Marshall University. Steven is currently focusing his efforts on establishing specialty pharmacy services at King’s Daughters and is working toward board certification.



Leigh Ann Keeton, leighann.keeton@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Leigh Ann Keeton serves as a clinical pharmacist and residency preceptor at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Dr. Keeton received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 1999. After graduation, she completed an Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification with SIDP and an ASHP Critical Care Traineeship. Dr. Keeton achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2007. Dr. Keeton has been employed at King’s Daughters Medical Center since 2002. Dr. Keeton has previously been employed at Kroger Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Omnicare, moonlights for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is co-owner of an independent pharmacy in Louisville, Ky.

Rita Keslar, rita.keslar@kdmc.kdhs.us
Rita decided to pursue pharmacy after seeing the impact pharmacists made on one of her family members. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with High Distinction in 2002. Following graduation, Rita practiced in retail, long-term care, and inpatient pharmacy. She has been a part of the KDMC team since 2007 in a variety of roles. Rita says she is most passionate about keeping patients safe while in the hospital and preventing drug diversion. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with my family and camping.

Alicia Large, alicia.large@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Alicia Large serves as a resident preceptor for the Palliative Care/Pain Management Rotation at King's Daughters Medical Center. Dr. Large received her B.S. in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University in 1998 and completed a non-traditional PharmD. at University of Cincinnati in 2000. Dr. Large serves as co-chair on KDMC’s Opioid Stewardship/Pain Team Committee. Dr. Large presented a poster at ASHP Midyear in 2015 titled "Impact of Prescriber Education and Electronic Medical Record Changes on Dosing of Hydromorphone."

Katie McPherson, katie.mcpherson@kdmc.kdhs.us
Katie McPherson, PharmD, is one of the Emergency Medicine clinical pharmacists at KDMC. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2018 from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in Morgantown, W.Va. She subsequently completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va., in 2019 and a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at WVU Medicine in Morgantown in 2020. Her areas of interest include critical care and toxicology.

Brittany Riley
Dr. Brittany Riley serves as a clinical associate professor, director of residency programs and director of the Center for Pharmacy Education at Marshall University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Riley received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2010. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., and Masters in Pharmacy with an emphasis in Clinical Toxicology from the University of Florida in 2015. Dr. Riley achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2012. Dr. Riley has previously been employed at King’s Daughter’s Medical Center, and as an Assistant Professor/Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist with the University of Charleston and Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Dr. Riley is an active member of many local and national organizations. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and is a Past-President and Education Chair of the West Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WVSHP).

Dr. Riley’s primary area of research focus is tackling the opioid epidemic through both primary and secondary prevention efforts. She has received funding from SAMSHA as part of the MUSBIRT team and from the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Lori-Belle Slone, loribelle.slone@kdmc.kdhs.us
Lori-Belle Slone is the clinical manager at King's Daughters Medical Center located in Ashland, Kentucky. She co-founded and currently serves as the residency site director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program for King's Daughters Medical Center/Marshall University. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and her professional interests include medication safety, transitions of care, and patient advocacy.

Rebecca Sicking, becca.sicking@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Rebecca Sicking serves as a preceptor for the internal medicine, pain management, and staffing components. Dr. Sicking received her bachelor of science in biology from Georgetown College in 2010 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 2014. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Baptist Health Madisonville in Madisonville, Ky., from 2014-2015. She has been employed at King's Daughters since completing residency in 2015. Dr. Sicking is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). She is also a member of KDMC’s Cancer Committee and BSTOP (Bariatric Surgery Targeting Opioid Prescriptions) Committee. Dr. Sicking is currently working toward her board certification in pharmacy practice.

Jessica Sobnosky, jessica.sobnosky@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Jessica Sobnosky is the Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship clinical pharmacist at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Dr. Sobnosky received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2013. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. Dr. Sobnosky achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2015 and completed the Advanced MAD-ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Training Program in 2016. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, LKS, and MAD-ID. She has presented multiple posters at national conferences. Her professional interests include combating antimicrobial resistance, optimizing antibiotic dosing, and tele-stewardship.

Chris Raich, chris.raich@kdmc.kdhs.us
Dr. Christopher Raich serves as a clinical pharmacist and residency preceptor for critical care for King’s Daughters Health System at the medical center in Ashland. Dr. Raich received his Bachelor's of Science in Pharmacy degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in 1997 and 1998 respectively. After graduation, he completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1999. Dr. Raich has previously been employed as a staff pharmacist at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Dr. Raich achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2015. Dr. Raich is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Terry Vest, terry.vest@kdmc.kdhs.us Terry serves as a preceptor in the KDMC PGY-1 Residency Program, including the past several years as a principal evaluator of an individual resident in the program. Mr. Vest received his pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. Being among the initial group of preceptors recognized by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy during his tenure Mr. Vest has mentored students from both in state and out, and has continued in a more expanded role with the growth of the KDMC residency program.

Mr. Vest has been a member of multiple local and national organizations, with participation including completion of two terms on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association and attendance at multiple ASHP mid-year clinical meetings.

Mr. Vest has had a variety of clinical experiences in his career at KDMC. On the ambulatory side, Mr. Vest spent several years working in the Coumadin Clinic and the Family Pharmacy. Additionally, he started and managed the King's Daughters Outpatient Infusion Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, during its first year of operation, and later continued to staff the Outpatient Infusion Center on KDMC's main campus. For the past few years, Mr. Vest has focused his practice on the inpatient side, serving in a clinical and staffing capacity.

Mr. Vest has been a member of King's Daughters Institutional Review Board for the past 18 years, including his role as IRB Chairman the last ten years.

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