If you would like to send a message to the board of directors, please use the contact form or email board@cpnp.org. The 2022-2023 Board represents a variety of practice settings such that their jobs consist of Academia (33%), Clinical (56%), and Research (11%).

Cindy Gutierrez, PharmD, MS, BCPP
President
Associate Chief, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX

Academia: 5%; Clinical: 10%; Administrative: 85%
I oversee all clinical pharmacy programs at my institution, including 17 mental health clinical pharmacy specialist FTE in outpatient, inpatient, substance abuse, and residential rehab settings. In my own clinical practice, I serve on an interdisciplinary outpatient team who provides care for those with serious mental illness who have not achieved goals in traditional outpatient settings. The team is comprised of 1 psychiatrist, 4 psychiatry residents, 2 psychologists, an LCSW, a nurse, and 2 clinical pharmacy specialists. I provide patient care under a scope of practice, which allows prescribing, ordering of tests including imaging as appropriate, and submitting consults.

Amy Werremeyer, PharmD, BCPP
President-Elect
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Specialist in Psychiatry
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND

Academia: 90%; Clinical: 10%
I practice in an ambulatory community mental health center. I provide medication optimization consultation as well as medication education groups.

Robert Haight, PharmD, BCPP
Past President
Clinical Pharmacist | Forensic Services
Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC)
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Saint Peter, MN

Clinical: 65%; Administrative: 10%; Other: 25%
I am one of ten pharmacists in Forensic Services at the Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC). Our site provides care for patients committed as Mentally Ill and Dangerous as well as the Forensic Nursing Home. Average census is approximately 330 patients. We also provide coverage for six, Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHH) and the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Hospital (CABHH) located throughout Minnesota.

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
Treasurer
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Gatton College of Pharmacy
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN

Academia: 20%; Clinical: 80%
I provide comprehensive medication management in 3 ambulatory care settings. These include the Center of Excellence for HIV/AIDS, ETSU Health Internal Medicine, and the Johnson City Community Health Center. I precept student pharmacists on IPPE and APPE rotations and also precept PGY-2 residents in Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care. Within the College of Pharmacy, I coordinate the Integrated Series on Neurologic and Psychiatric Pharmacy as well as the Addiction in Appalachia interprofessional elective course. I am the advisor for our student chapter of CPNP. 

Michelle Geier, PharmD, BCPP
Secretary
Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor
San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, CA

Clinical: 40%; Administrative: 60%
I am a psychiatric clinical pharmacist supervisor for a county public health department that also maintains a clinical practice site. I supervise 7 psychiatric clinical pharmacists. I also manage a caseload of psychiatric and substance use disorders clients under a collaborative practice agreement at a county mental health clinic that predominantly serves people experiencing homelessness on admission and dual diagnosis. I oversee substance use disorder clinical services at our county mental health and substance use disorders pharmacy that serves approximately 200 people with opioid use disorder. I participate in multiple quality improvement committees for our health plan that is responsible for all Medicaid beneficiaries with a serious mental illness in our county. I serve at the Residency Program Director for our PGY2 in psychiatry.

Suzanne Harris, PharmD, BCPP
Member-at-Large
Professor/Director of Well-being and Resilience/Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC

Academia: 70%; Clinical: 5%; Administrative: 25%
I work with a multidisciplinary team outpatient team serving as the sole board-certified psychiatric pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner for a half-day Psychiatric Consult Liaison (CL) Clinic at an academic teaching institution (UNC) that sees approximately 10-12 patients/week. The primary scope of the clinic is medically complicated patients in whom their medical conditions may either be causing or contributing to their psychiatric symptoms, with a heavy emphasis of solid organ transplant psychology referrals.

Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP
Member-at-Large
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Behavioral Health and Neighborhood Pharmacies
Riverside University Health System
Riverside, CA

Academia: 5%; Clinical: 25%; Administrative: 70%
I am the supervisor for Riverside University Health System’s mental health pharmacy and service lines. RUHS is a local government hospital, owned and operated by Riverside County. Seven psychiatric pharmacists provide administrative, distributive, and clinical pharmacy services at RUHS Arlington Campus, a 97 bed psychiatric hospital with two psychiatric emergency departments (adult and child/adolescent). In addition, I oversee the psychiatric pharmacy outpatient clinics and psychiatric pharmacy inpatient consult services at RUHS Medical Center. I also serve as the RPD for our PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Program and the coordinator of our institution’s pharmacy internship program.
Benjamin Chavez, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP
Ex Officio
DEI Representative
Clinical Pharmacist / Clinical Professor
Salud Family Health
Arvada, CO
 
Clinical: 80%; Administrative: 20%
I'm a clinical pharmacist at Salud Family Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center with multiple clinics throughout Colorado. I am board certified in psychiatric pharmacy and ambulatory care. I provide direct care to patients with psychiatric conditions, as well as manage patients with diabetes and hypertension. A large percentage of our patients are Spanish speaking and/or underserved. Visits are done both in person and telephonically. The clinical pharmacy services at Salud also provide consultation to medical providers on a wide array of conditions. I am also involved in student learning through IPPEs and APPEs, and a hold a Clinical Professor appointment with the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Brenda K Schimenti
Ex Officio
Executive Director
CPNP 8055 O Street, Ste. S113
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 476-1677

 

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