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The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) board officer transition occurred on July 1. CPNP thanks outgoing board members Benjamin Chavez, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, and Amy Werremeyer, PharmD, BCPP, for their dedicated service.

Continuing on the Board for 2019-2020 are Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP (President), Ericka Crouse, PharmD, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP, FASHP (Secretary), Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP (Past President), Karen Moeller, PharmD, BCPP.

CPNP welcomes the three members elected by the membership to serve on the 2019-2021 Board of Directors, Marshall Cates, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP (President-Elect), Tawny Smith, PharmD, BCPP (Treasurer), and Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP.

President-Elect
Marshall Cates, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Marshall Cates received a B.S. in biology from Rhodes College and a Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He completed a Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the University of Tennessee, and held a clinical position in the VA healthcare system for 3 years. Dr. Cates has been an academic pharmacist for the past 23 years. His current titles are Professor & Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. As a clinical faculty member, he has held psychiatric pharmacist appointments in a variety of practice settings over the years, including a state psychiatric hospital, a VA medical center, a community mental health center, and a private hospital.

Treasurer
Tawny Smith, PharmD, BCPP
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Austin, TX 

Dr. Tawny Smith attended the University of Illinois-Chicago where she received a doctorate in pharmacy. She completed a Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency and 2 year Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Smith's first two positions after completing post-doctoral training were both in the academic arena. First as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas- Southwestern Medical Center (UT-Southwestern) in Dallas, TX and then as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), College of Pharmacy. In 2008, she decided to pursue a more clinically focused position with the Seton Healthcare Family. Recently, Dr. Smith returned to academia and is currently employed by the UT Dell Medical School as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

Member-at-Large
Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Heidi Wehring completed her BS and PharmD degrees at the University of Iowa and a psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After 8 years in clinical pharmacy and academic practice in New York (St. John’s University/The Zucker Hillside Hospital) and California (Touro University-California), working in both acute and long-term inpatient and outpatient settings, she returned to complete a fellowship in psychiatry at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine. For the past 6 years, she has served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, focusing on a combination of research and clinical treatment to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illness. Dr. Wehring is the Co-Principal Investigator for a statewide prior authorization program for Medicaid-insured youth prescribed antipsychotic medications, and participates as the psychiatric clinical pharmacist in two multidisciplinary clinics for youth with mental illness.

 

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