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Ed Dix

Edward Dix, PharmD, RPh, CCP, CIP

Director of Pharmacy Mullica Hill

Ed is the Director of Pharmacy for Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill. He began his career with Inspira Health in 2005 as the Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, in which he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy department. In 2008, Ed received an adjunct faculty appointment as assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy until 2016. In 2013, Ed was honored with being awarded “Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award”. With his leadership and innovation skills Ed portrayed, he became the Director of Pharmacy for Inspira Medical Center Woodbury in 2016. Over the next 3 years Ed worked extensively on the planning, designing, and the successful opening of Inspira Health’s new 365-million-dollar state-of-the- art medical center, Leading Edge Cancer Center in Mullica Hill, and the Inspira Retail Pharmacy of Mullica Hill.  In 2021, Ed was selected as the 2020-2021 Inspira Director of the Year.  Ed is an active member of ASHP and NJSHP. He is the current president of the NJSHP for the 2022-2023 term. Ed precepts the PGY1 pharmacy administration and leadership residency rotations and the PGY2 Service Line rotation.  He is looks forward to developing the next generation of pharmacy leaders.  

 

Lauren Pino

Lauren Pino PharmD, BCPS, MTM-C

Pharmacy Clinical Manager- Mullica Hill PGY1 Mullica Hill Pharmacy Residency Program Director 

Lauren started her career at Inspira Health in 2007 as a pharmacy intern at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Upon graduation from University of the Sciences in 2011, Lauren transitioned to full time staff pharmacist at Cape Regional Medical Center. She later joined Inspira Health as a staff pharmacist in January 2012 at the Vineland campus. In July 2015 Lauren earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy.  In 2017 she accepted a new position as the Pharmacy Clinical Manager, and she now serves as the Pharmacy Residency Program Director. Lauren coordinates activities of the hospital’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. She is also actively involved in various multidisciplinary hospital committees.  Lauren is an active member of NJSHP, ASHP and ACCP.  

Lauren is passionate about educating future pharmacists. She was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2021 from University of the Sciences and was also selected to receive the 2021 Preceptor of the Year from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for multiple area pharmacy schools for both IPPE and APPE pharmacy students. Lauren is responsible for oversight of clinical activities of the department as well as working with the Director of Pharmacy to maintain standards for medication management.   

 

Nicole Smith, cpht

Nicole Smith, CPhT

Pharmacy Supervisor

Nicole started her career as a pharmacy technician at Inspira Health Woodbury in 2011. As a staff pharmacy technician Nicole has worked varies shifts and taken on different leadership roles. In 2019 Nicole was promoted to Pharmacy Supervisor. As pharmacy supervisor, Nicole oversees the day-to-day scheduling and pharmacy technician coordination of the Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill Pharmacy Department. All pharmacy technicians report to Nicole. Nicole handles all medication diverting and discrepancy reports, medication purchasing, pay-roll, and department finances/accounting. In 2020 Nicole was responsible for developing and executing the new work-flow process for Mullica Hill Pharmacy department’s clean room. Nicole looks forward educating new pharmacists on the policies and procedures for Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill.

 

Anne Neely

Anne Neely, RPh, BCPS

Anne is a 1983 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. She has been with Inspira Health since 2003. Anne has over 30 years of inpatient pharmacy experience having previously worked at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cooper University Hospital. Anne enjoys educating patients on a level they can understand. This led to Anne obtaining her Medication Therapy Management Certification.  Anne took an active role in care coordination rounds on the floors using her certification.  In December of 2018, she earned her board certification in pharmacotherapy. The following December, Anne accepted the position of the first Oncology pharmacist for Inspira’s Leading Edge Cancer Center in Mullica Hill. Anne is an active member of ASHP.  She also serves as an IPPE preceptor for Jefferson College of Pharmacy.  Anne enjoys teaching future pharmacist about oncology medications and showing compassion for her patients.

 

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Jennifer Lihach, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Lihach graduated from Rutgers University- Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2008. After graduating from Rutgers University, she worked for Atlantic Health System at Morristown Medical Center for seven years. She joined the Inspira Health Network in May 2015, where she worked as a staff pharmacist and residency preceptor at the Vineland campus. She later joined the Mullica Hill team as a clinical pharmacist. She currently serves as the preceptor for Inspira Mullica Hill PGY1 Internal Medicine 1, Internal Medicine 2, and Emergency Medicine.  She is also the Internal Medicine preceptor for the Inspira PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program. Dr. Lihach earned her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2017 and appreciates opportunities to continue her own personal growth. Over the years Dr. Lihach has participated in multiple resident research projects. She has served as part of the Residency Advisory Committee for both Vineland and Mullica over the past six years.  She actively participates in various multidisciplinary hospital committees and performance improvement initiatives. Dr. Lihach thoroughly enjoys her role within the pharmacy at Mullica Hill and is enthusiastic about assisting future pharmacists in their educational journey.

 

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, BCSCP

Danielle graduated from the University of the Sciences - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2008. She joined Inspira in 2009 as a per diem staff pharmacist while working full time in retail pharmacy. In 2011, she became a full-time staff pharmacist at the Vineland campus. During her 10 years in Vineland she assumed many roles and responsibilities, including those of a critical care pharmacist, preceptor to PGY1 residents and APPE pharmacy students, a clean room pharmacist, and served as Chair of the Pharmacy Council. In 2015 she earned her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and in 2021 she earned her Board Certification in Sterile Compounding. Her favorite role was that of a critical care pharmacist. She has 10+ years of experience attending ICU rounds. In 2021, she accepted the critical care pharmacist position at Inspira Mullica Hill. She looks forward to using her knowledge and experiences to mentor future pharmacists.

 

Peter Larocco

Peter LaRocco, PharmD, BCPS

Peter has been a part of Inspira Health since 2013 and currently serves as one of the pharmacy preceptors for the Pain and Palliative Care elective rotation.  Peter started his pharmacy career at Inspira Health as an APPE student on rotation.  Peter obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2013. Peter enjoyed his rotation at Inspira Health and upon graduation he was offered a position as per diem pharmacist.  Peter had developed a passion for pain management and palliative care, while staffing at Inspira Health.  In 2014 Peter was able to apply his passion for palliative care by working for Enclara Hospice.  Peter grew in his pain management skills, palliative care, and hospice medication therapy management.  In 2015 Peter came back to Inspira Health as a full-time staff pharmacist.  Peter has since obtained a medication therapy management certification in 2016, board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2019, and a certification in pain management in 2020. Peter currently serves as an active member of the Palliative Care Committee.  Peter has always enjoyed the opportunity to both learn and work alongside other healthcare professionals.

 

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Laura Korz, PharmD, BCPS

Laura joined Inspira Health in July 2019. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2018. During pharmacy school, she worked as a hospital pharmacy technician at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. After graduation, she went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy residency at AtlantiCare where she was able to improve her clinical and research skills. She has presented research at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meetings, The NJSHP annual meeting, and The Eastern States Residency Conference. She gained an interest in precepting students and residents and obtained a teaching certificate from The Rutgers University teaching certificate program in May 2019 and began to precept IPPE and APPE students. In 2020, Laura became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy .Specialist.

 

Anthony DeClerico, PharmD

Anthony DeClerico, PharmD

Anthony is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy. He completed his undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and graduated cum laude. Upon completing the Doctor of Pharmacy program with summa cum laude honors and as a member of the Rho Chi Honor Society, he was also awarded with a Drug Safety Certification.

Anthony started his professional career as a community pharmacist. He enjoyed the direct interaction with patients. Proper medication counseling and focus on medication safety helped fuel his drive for the overall wellness, health, and happiness of the residents of the local community. Anthony later transitioned his career to pursue an opportunity in hospital pharmacy.  As a pharmacist at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, Anthony focuses on confirming proper medication delivery to patients, collaborating with other members of the healthcare team, and medication management. Anthony has experience in coordinating workflow in the department and draws on his teaching experience to effectively communicate and mentor pharmacy students, pharmacy residents and interns.

 

Jody S. Beach, PharmD, BCGP, CCP, CIP, MTM-C

Jody S. Beach, PharmD, BCGP, BCACP, CCP, CIP

Jody has been at Inspira Health since 2007 and serves as pharmacy preceptor for population health, geriatric, and ambulatory care rotations. Jody graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2003 and joined Inspira Health Network in 2007. Over the past 15 years at Inspira, Jody has implemented a pharmacist care transitions program, consulting pharmacy services at Inspira LIFE, and integrated pharmacy services into the ambulatory setting.  Jody received Joint Board for Certification of Consultant Pharmacist in 2013, Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy in 2014 and Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in 2021. She currently works in the Inspira Population Health Department. She received recognition from New Jersey Department of Health as a Population Health Hero Award for Outstanding Performance in Individual/Clinical Impact for 2017 and the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes award for Education Hero 2017.  She was honored as preceptor of the year for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 2017-2018 and Jefferson College of Pharmacy 2019-2020. Jody’s project “Utilizing Dulaglutide in a Clinic Setting” received New Jersey Hospital Association’s 2020 Quality Improvement Award.  Jody is the Residency Program Director for the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency. Jody enjoys teaching and demonstrating opportunities for pharmacists involvement in the ambulatory setting. 

 

Adam Singh

Adam Singh, PharmD, CIP

Adam is a 2009 graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. After graduating cum laude and receiving the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Scholarship award, Adam began his career in retail pharmacy as an Executive Floating Staff pharmacist for Target Pharmacy in New Jersey. Gaining additional pharmacist licenses and immunization approvals in Pennsylvania and Delaware, Adam was able to become a valuable district resource and pharmacy trainer for the tri-state area. In September 2009, Adam was given an opportunity in Delaware to open the Target Christiana Mall store as the Executive Pharmacy Manager. While in Delaware, Adam was selected to not only be a pilot store for all company rollouts and initiatives, but he was also chosen to be the face of Target Pharmacy’s national flu campaign appearing on in-store displays, online/mobile platforms, and print ads throughout the United States and Canada during 2014. In 2015, Adam filled a pharmacy manager vacancy in his hometown of Turnersville, New Jersey, which later was acquired by CVS Pharmacy. Providing excellent customer service and experience, Adam and his team earned being voted back to back Best of Washington Township-Best Pharmacy for 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Adam decided to join the healthcare system at Inspira Health to launch Inspira Health Pharmacy Mullica Hill, an outpatient retail pharmacy servicing all Inspira employees, the public, and patients within the hospital via the Meds-To-Bed program.  Training and teaching have been a cornerstone in Adam’s career as a pharmacist, and currently he serves as a preceptor for multiple pharmacy schools in the area for APPE and IPPE rotations.

 

Michael D’Arrigo, PharmD

Michael D’Arrigo, PharmD

Michael grew up in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and attended pharmacy school at Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia where he graduated with his PharmD. He then completed his PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Inspira Mullica Hill and accepted a position with Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill as a clinical emergency medicine pharmacist.  Michael's pharmacy interests include cardiology, infectious disease, and geriatric medicine with a focus on personalized patient care. He is an avid soccer and golf player who spends most of his free time with his family and friends.  

 

Nicole Bock, PharmD

Nicole Bock, PharmD

Nicole is a 2021 graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, Nicole matched with Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill for residency where she was part of the first residency class at this institution. During her PGY-1, Nicole developed a love for emergency medicine which led her to accept a position as a clinical pharmacist in the Mullica Hill ER. In this position, she maintains close interaction with medical staff. In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading a good book, playing frisbee with her dogs, and exploring new restaurants with her fiancé.

Current Residents

Pavan Chary, PharmD
Brooke Owen PharmD
Pavan Chary, PharmD Brooke Owens, PharmD

 

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