The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2012-2014 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2012, will be Drs. Julie Dopheide, Ellie Elliott and Troy Moore.

Drs. Dopheide, Elliott and Moore join current and “retiring” board members:

  • Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP, CPNP Past President (term concludes June 2012), Clinical Professor and Chair, University of Missouri at Kansas City, St. Joseph, MO
  • Jerry McKee, PharmD, BCPP, MS, CPNP President, Associate Director, Mental Health Pharmacy Program, North Carolina Community Care, Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Rex Lott, PharmD, BCPP, CPNP President-Elect, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID
  • Steven Burghart, DPh, MBA, BCPP, Treasurer, Director of Pharmacy, Rolling Hills Hospital, Franklin, TN
  • Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP, Secretary, (term concludes June 2012), Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN
  • Gerald Overman, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, Member at Large, (term concludes June 2012), Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
  • Gary Levin, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, Advisory Appointee, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Roseman University of Health Sciences-College of Pharmacy, Henderson, NV


Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California-School of Pharmacy and Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Dopheide received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Nebraska and completed a residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. She has been on the faculty of USC’s School of Pharmacy since 1991 and the Keck School of Medicine since 1998 and is the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency program director. Julie has an ongoing practice in adult and pediatric psychiatry while teaching pharmacy students, medical students and psychiatry residents in didactic and clinical settings; she is a member of the Pediatric Psychotropic Guidelines Development team for Los Angeles County.

Through the years, Julie has been active in several professional organizations including ASHP, CSHP and APhA. She has served as chair of the NAMI RMG, Residency and New Practitioner committee, and Awards and Nominations committees. Julie has been an active member of the Recertification Committee, Review Course Committee and Business Development Committee at CPNP. She was elected to CPNP’s Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and has represented CPNP at NAMI national meetings, ASHP national meetings, APhA symposia and at the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act Annual meeting held at the National Institutes of Health. Julie is a founding member of CPNP’s newly established foundation. 


Ellie Elliott, PharmD, BCPP, Residency Director and Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Elliott has served as a member of the CPNP Publications and Online Products (POP) committee and has been serving as the project lead for the movement disorder training video. Prior to joining the POP committee, she was a contributing member of the Task Force for the Value of Psychiatric Pharmacists Workgroup from 2009 to 2010. Ellie is a member of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has also been a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists throughout the majority of her professional career.

For the past four years, Ellie has been a clinical psychiatric pharmacist at the Center for Behavioral Medicine, a state psychiatric facility in Kansas City, Missouri and the PGY-2 psychiatric residency director for most of those four years. Ellie completed her psychiatric residency training at Western Missouri Mental Health Center (now named Center for Behavioral Medicine) in Kansas City, Missouri from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1997 to 1998. Ellie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Pharmacy in Omaha, Nebraska. She currently serves as adjunct faculty and preceptor for APPE students for the following schools of pharmacy: University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas, and Creighton University.


Troy A. Moore, PharmD, MS, BCPP, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Psychiatry, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Moore has been an active member of CPNP since 2003. He has been the CPNP Co-chair of the New Practitioners committee, Chair of the Membership committee, and Chair of the Student Committee.

Troy received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of New Mexico in 2003 and his Masters of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He completed two years of psychiatric pharmacy residency in 2005 at the San Antonio State Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS).

Currently, Troy is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in the Substance Abuse and the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Programs. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) College of Pharmacy. 

He has been a contributor on the Mental Health Treatment Study (MHTS), which was completed last year. He served as a supervisor, trainer and consultant for all the study nurses, and quality assurance assessor of the medication management portion of this large, multisite study. Troy was also an active contributor to the latest Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) Schizophrenia Algorithm Update and was first author on the publication. For the past two years, he has also served as the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Network Facilitator for Psychopharmacy and Neurology. He is a preceptor of P4 pharmacy students from the UT College of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor and research advisor to the PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy resident at STVHCS.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s (CPNP) mission is to promote excellence in pharmacy practice, education and research to optimize the treatment outcomes of individuals affected by psychiatric and neurologic disorders by:
  • Facilitating the dissemination of information regarding psychiatric and neurologic pharmacotherapy, patient care and community support.
  • Facilitating programs in the areas of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy at national meetings with organizations which support similar interests.
  • Improving care for patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders.
  • Advancing the quality of research in the pharmacotherapy of psychiatric and neurologic disorders.
  • Supporting the Psychiatric Pharmacy Certification Exam process and programs preparing exam candidates.