Power-Pak Pharmacy Technician MTM Certificate Program
Program Chair, MTM Modules
Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD
Marilyn Stebbins is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Vice Chair of Clinical Innovation. At Dignity Health Medical Foundation/Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, she served as Pharmacy Utilization Director, where she developed and implemented drug utilization systems for managed care environments, including medication therapy management (MTM) programs. Dr. Stebbins also implemented the PRICE (Pharmacists Review to Increase Cost-Effectiveness) Clinic, which helps to decrease out-of-pocket drug expenses for elderly patients while ensuring that they receive clinically appropriate drug regimens.
Dr. Stebbins has focused much of her career on improving medication access and quality health care to medically underserved patients. With pharmacy students at UCSF, she has conducted community outreach to Medicare Part D patients and providers since the plan's introduction in 2005. She served as Co-Principal Investigator of a research program, Partners in D, in collaboration with all seven California schools of pharmacy, with the goal of helping eligible California residents to find and enroll in Medicare Part D plans that best meet their financial and medical needs. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the need for more community-based providers, she returned to UCSF to extend her work in the physician group setting and to develop innovative team-based practice models in the ambulatory and community pharmacy setting.
Program Chair, Clinical Modules
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Demetra ("Dee") Antimisiaris is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Family & Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She teaches postdoctoral training programs on pharmacology for medical and dental postdoctoral students and postdoctoral training programs on medication therapy management (MTM). Dr. Antimisiaris leads the University of Louisville's Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program, dedicated exclusively to improving outcomes related to polypharmacy through education, research, and outreach.
Dr. Antimisiaris is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) and a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), where she serves on the education and research committees and leads the preceptor development committee. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and served a Geriatric Clinical Pharmacy residency at the VA Medical Center-Sepulveda/UCLA where she worked with novel comprehensive geriatric assessment methods. Her research interests include multi-stakeholder decision-making regarding medication use and health systems root cause analysis of medication outcomes. She is coauthor of the chapter on Polypharmacy in the text Gerontological Nursing (Jones & Bartlett, 2014).
Stacy A. Knox, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Faculty Advisor, MTM Modules
Stacy A. Knox is Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor at the University of California Davis Medical Center (UC Davis). She has practiced medication therapy management (MTM) for over six years in primary care and managed care settings. She currently works closely with a team of clinical pharmacy technicians in the UC Davis Prescription Renewal Clinic to improve patients' medication access and monitoring. Dr. Knox is Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Shalini Lynch, PharmD, CGP, FCSHP
Faculty Advisor, MTM Modules
Shalini Lynch is Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. Her practice expertise includes drug information, drug utilization review, medication therapy management, and geriatrics. Her past experience includes cost-effective medication management in a medical group setting, including individual patient consults to minimize out-of-pocket medication expenses. She supports the UCSF School of Pharmacy in its role as an academic subcontractor to the Medi-Cal Drug Use Review program for the State of California.
Jessie D. Morgan, RPh, MHA
Faculty Advisor, Clinical Modules
Jessie Morgan is Manager of the Outpatient Pharmacy Services and Medication Access at the University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY. He has oversight of multiple pharmacies and pharmacy staff and technicians in various roles. He holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration with an emphasis in Ambulatory Care from Kennedy Western University. Much of his career has involved pharmacy technician training, mentoring, and preceptorships. His areas of interest include geriatrics, endocrinology, and continuing pharmacy education.
Pharmacy Technician Peer Reviewer Panel
Amanda Coffman, CPhT
Certified IV Pharmacy Technician
James Graham Brown Cancer Center Pharmacy
Regina Gentile, CPhT
Certified Pharmacy Technician
University of Louisville Hospital
Thomas Harper, CPhT
Hepatitis C Treatment Team
UC Davis Medical Center
Pharmacy Technician III
Ambulatory Care Center Medication Renewal Clinic
UC Davis Medical Center
Health Care Outpatient Center Pharmacy
University of Louisville