Meet the Preceptors

Amber Adams, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Adams is a critical care pharmacy specialist in the emergency department at CHH. She received her PharmD from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and completed both a non-traditional PGY1 practice residency and a PGY2 residency in Critical Care at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Adams received her teaching certificate from Shenandoah University College of Pharmacy and has presented practice-based research in both sepsis and ischemic stroke on national platforms. Her practice interests include toxicology, neurology, and anticoagulation reversal. She is certified in PALS, ACLS, and ENLS.

Meagan Ayers, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Ayers is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing with the internal medicine service at CHH. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in 2014. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, as well as completed the teaching certificate program through the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ayers became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2017. Her practice interests include anticoagulation and stroke management.

Steven Carter, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Carter is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Services at CHH. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Charleston SOP, and a Huntington area native. He has experience in community pharmacy, inpatient centralized pharmacy, clinical pharmacy management, and he assumed the ADOP role at CHH in July 2015. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has interests in pharmacy workflow management and pharmacy automation and informatics, as well as precepting pharmacy students/residents.

John Crowley, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Crowley is the Medication Safety Officer at Cabell Huntington Hospital and also serves as the Residency Program Director. Dr. Crowley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in 2010, and in 2011 completed a PGY-1 residency and teaching certificate program at Valley Health Winchester Medical Center/Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Dr. Crowley became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2013 and was the recipient of the 2013-2014 APPE Preceptor of the Year award from the WVU School of Pharmacy. Dr. Crowley's practice interests include anticoagulation, stewardship, and patient safety.

Marco Custodio, PharmD

Dr. Custodio is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in the surgical intensive care unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Dr. Custodio earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2016 from the University of Charleston in West Virginia. Dr. Custodio went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and teaching certificate program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, and an Infectious Diseases PGY-2 residency at the University of New Mexico Hospitals in Albuquerque. Dr. Custodio's practice interests include microbiology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of anti-infective agents, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship in ICU, and nutrition support.

Patrick Dunn, PharmD

Dr. Dunn is a critical care pharmacy specialist in the medical intensive care unit at CHH and also serves as the clinical coordinator. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in 2005. Dr. Dunn completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2006 as well as a Critical Care PGY-2 Residency in 2007 at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV. Dr. Dunn has participated in research involving trauma and infectious disease patient populations. His areas of practice interest include critical care, cardiology, and infectious disease.

Derek Evans, PharmD

Dr. Evans is the clinical specialist in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship at CHH. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in 2011 and completed his pharmacy residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His areas of practice interest include antimicrobial resistance and the pharmacokinetics/ pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials and the associated impact on resistance and outcomes. Dr. Evans is also involved in precepting students and pharmacy residents and serves as a member of the Infection Control and Surgical Safety committees.

Nathan Goad, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Goad is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at CHH. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University in 2017. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2018 and a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Tampa General Hospital in 2019. Dr. Goad is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has received the Star Research Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his research on hyperchloremia (2018) and anticoagulation reversal (2019). His areas of practice interest include shock states, hematology, analgesia and sedation, and endocrinology.

Ken Kurek, PharmD

Dr. Kurek is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing with the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, along with the general pediatric unit at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy. Doctor Kurek earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2014 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his PGY-1 residency at Rush University Medical Center and his PGY-2 residency at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois. His interests include neonatology, cardiology, and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

Amy Schultz, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Schultz received her PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed a PGY1 practice residency and a PGY2 residency in Emergency Medicine at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. She has previously established EM pharmacy services, optimized technology as an informaticist, and is actively involved with EMS in the local community. Dr. Schultz received her teaching certificate from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and has created, taught, and spoken about simulation-based training on a national platform. Recently she has accepted a term appointment from the Department of Health and Human Services ASPR to serve as a pharmacist for the office of emergency management. Dr. Schultz’s practice interests include toxicology, wilderness medicine, and all things emergency medicine. She is certified in PALS, ACLS, and AHLS.

Krisi Stemple, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Stemple is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and her MBA from West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. She completed her PGY-1 and Emergency Medicine PGY-2 residencies at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont during which she earned a Teaching and Learning Certificate through Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr. Stemple's practice interests include anticoagulation and anticoagulation reversal, education, pre-hospital care, and toxicology. She is certified in ACLS, PALS, and ENLS.

Janet Wolcott, PharmD

Dr. Wolcott is a clinical pharmacy specialist for the hospitalist service, palliative care, transitional care services and the residency director at CHH. She earned her bachelor degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and her PharmD from University of Kentucky, and completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Wolcott practice interest includes general medicine, critical care, geriatrics, and critical care. In addition, she is involved in the WVSHP state association, is a house of delegate member of ASHP, on the Board for the WV PRN program, and executive women in medicine and science board.

Stephanie Justice, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Justice received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2007. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Following completion of her PGY2 residency, Dr. Justice worked as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for six years at the following institutions: the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky and the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. In December 2015, she started her journey at St. Claire HealthCare as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator and then transitioned into the role of the Director of Pharmacy. She is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. In addition to her administrative and clinical practice responsibilities, Dr. Justice has been actively involved in the education of pharmacy students and residents throughout her career. She served as the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency program director while at UK HealthCare and as the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program director at St. Claire HealthCare. She has research and therapeutic publications and has presented at state and national meetings.

Duha Bakleh, PharmD

Dr. Bakleh is an inpatient staff pharmacist at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Dr. Bakleh earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 2019. In 2020, she completed her PGY-1 pharmacy training at Cabell Huntington Hospital and teaching certificate program at Marshall University. She currently serves as the inpatient pharmacy staffing preceptor. Dr. Bakleh's practice interests include internal medicine, transitions of care, and pharmacy education.

Cara Carter, PharmD

Dr. Carter is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in both the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units as well as the pediatric floor in Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with an emphasis in research in 2019 from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Carter completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Missouri Health Care Women's and Children's Hospital and a Teaching and Learning Certificate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2020. Her professional interests include vaccine hesitancy, pediatric delirium, and maternal-child health.

Allison Fisher, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Fisher is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing within the emergency department at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She is a 2015 graduate of West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital in 2016. Dr. Fisher completed a teaching certificate program through Marshall University School of Pharmacy in 2016 and became a board-certified critical care pharmacist in 2019. She was voted the 2020 Pharmacist of the Year and the 2020 – 2021 Preceptor of the Year at her prior practice location, St. Claire Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fisher’s areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, burn care, stroke care, and trauma response.

Casey Fitzpatrick, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Fitzpatrick is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing with the family medicine service at Cabell Huntington Hospital and serves as an assistant professor at Marshall University School of Pharmacy (MUSOP). He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MUSOP 2016, and, in 2017, completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and his practice interests include cardiology and infectious diseases. Dr. Fitzpatrick was awarded the 2017-2018 IPPE Preceptor of the Year from MUSOP and was the recipient of the West Virginia Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (WVSHP) New Practitioner Award in 2021.

Jennifer Sparks, PharmD, BCPS, BCPID

Dr. Sparks is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing with the Internal Medicine service at Cabell Huntington Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Marshall University School of Pharmacy. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy in West Virginia and completed a teaching certificate program at Marshall University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sparks is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and a board-certified infectious disease pharmacist (BCIDP) with practice interests including infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship, medication safety, and opioid dependence. She is certified in ACLS and PALS. 

Elizabeth Taylor, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Taylor is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in the surgical and burn intensive care units at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2018 from D’Youville School of Pharmacy in New York. Dr. Taylor went on to complete her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a board-certified critical care pharmacy specialist with practice interests including analgesia & sedation, trauma, and nutrition support. She is a certified ACLS instructor and also certified in PALS and ENLS.

Timothy Taylor, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Taylor is an inpatient clinical practice pharmacist at Cabell Huntington Hospital serving on the Hospitalist team as well as working as an inpatient staff pharmacist. Dr. Taylor earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with an area of emphasis in Advanced Clinical Practice from West Virginia University in 2015. His past career experiences include Director of Pharmacy of a long-term acute care hospital. Dr. Taylor became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2019. Janet Wolcott, PharmD Dr. Wolcott is a clinical pharmacy specialist for the hospitalist service, palliative care, and transitional care services at CHH. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and her PharmD from the University of Kentucky and completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Wolcott practice interest includes general medicine, critical care, geriatrics, and critical care. In addition, she is involved in the WVSHP state association, is a house of delegate member of ASHP, on the Board for the WV PRN program, and executive women in medicine and science board.