Faculty

Centra Health

Faculty

Stephanie S. Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

Position: Director, PGY-1 Residency Program and Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Clinical Practice, Infectious Disease, Cardiology/Neurology Critical Care

Education:

  • B.S. - Radford University
  • Pharmacy School, B.S. Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia-VCU
  • Post Graduate Training, Doctor of Pharmacy, VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy

Clinical/Research Interest: Infectious disease stewardship, Pediatrics, Medication safety.

E-mail: stephanie.puckett@centrahealth.com

Preceptors
Kurt J. Bell, R.Ph., MSHA

Pharmacist Liaison for Medication Solutions

Learning Experience: Clinical Informatics

Education:

  • BS - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Pharmacy School: VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training: Master of Science in Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia

Clinical/Research Interests: Professional association leadership, health reform

E-mail:  kurt.bell@centrahealth.com

Jeffery D. Duncan, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Critical Care

Education:

  • Undergraduate/Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University, Track-in Doctorate of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency – Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Huntington, WV

Clinical/Research Interests: Clinical application of antimicrobial pharmacokinetic characteristics, prevention of nosocomial infections, management of septic shock

E-mail:  jeff.duncan@centrahealth.com

Julie H. Flint, Pharm.D. , BCPS

Director-LGH Pharmacy 

Learning Experience: Management and Leadership

Education:

  • BS- Biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Pharmacy School: VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric medication safety, developmental pharmacology, nutrition, women’s health

E-mail:  julie.flint@centrahealth.com

Brittany Gibson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Emergency Medicine

Education:

  • B.S.  - Chemistry, North Carolina State University 
  • Pharmacy School, PharmD: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Post Graduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Centra

Clinical/Research Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Interprofessional Education

E-mail: Brittany.Gibson@centrahealth.com

Nadine Gilmore, R.Ph.

Drug Diversion & Regulatory Specialist 

Learning Experience: Management and Leadership

Education:

  • Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
  • Pharmacy School: VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy

Clinical/Research Interests: Pharmacy leadership, Sterile compounding practices

E-mail:  nadine.gilmore@centrahealth.com

Joshua J. Hicks, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Internal Medicine

Education:

  • BS - Biochemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Pharmacy School: Doctor of Pharmacy, VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA
  • Post-Graduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Clinical/Research Interest: infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship, cardiology

Email: josh.hicks@centrahealth.com

Amanda Keith, Pharm.D. , BCPS

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Drug Information, Journal Club, Infectious Disease

Education:

  • BS - Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • Pharmacy School: Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Buies Creek, NC

Clinical/Research Interests: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, nephrology

E-mail:  amanda.keith@centrahealth.com

Daniel Nassif, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Learning Experience: Emergency Medicine

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Jefferson College of Health Sciences – Biomedical Sciences, Roanoke VA
  • Pharmacy School: Shenandoah University Bernard J Dunn School of Pharmacy, Winchester, VA
  • Post-Graduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, VA

Clinical/Research Interest: Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Toxicology, Infectious Disease

Email: daniel.nassif@centrahealth.com

Daniel A. Payne, III, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Long-Term Acute Care, Special Populations

Education:

  • BS – Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Pharmacy School: VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, VA

Clinical/Research Interests: Long-Term Acute Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship

E-mail:  dan.payne@centrahealth.com

Randall Puckett, Pharm.D., BCPS

Senior Director of Pharmacy

Learning Experience: Pharmacy Management

Education:

  • BS -  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA
  • Pharmacy School: Bachelor of Science-Pharmacy VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy
  • Post-graduate training: Doctor of Pharmacy, VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy

Clinical/Research Interests: Use of IT systems to facilitate efficient information exchange and continuity of care in healthcare systems, evidence-based medicine in order set development.

Email: randall.puckett@centrahealth.com

Jeffrey Shearin, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist

Learning Experience: Adult Medicine and Pediatric Team

Education:

  • B.S.  - Chemistry, North Carolina State University 
  • Pharmacy School, PharmD: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Post Graduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Centra

Clinical/Research Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Interprofessional Education

E-mail: Jeffrey.Shearin@centrahealth.com

Mary Smith

Preceptor for Clinical Practice Rotation

Learning Experience: Clinical Practice

Education:

  • B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Liberty University
  • Pharmacy School: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program, Centra

Clinical/Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, Covid-19

Email: mary.smith@centrahealth.com

Alison West

Pharmacist

Learning Experience: Staffing & Distribution

Education:

  • BS - Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Pharmacy School: Doctor of Pharmacy, VCU/Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, Richmond VA

Clinical/Research Interest: Pediatrics, Inpatient Pharmacy Practice

Email: westal2@centrahealth.com