Jennifer L. Baumgartner, PharmD, BCPP
Dr. Baumgartner joined ACPE in August 2009 where she assists in the organization and administration of CPE evaluative processes, provision of consultative guidance to accredited providers, evaluation of the CPE enterprise, and advancing continuing professional development (CPD) approaches in the pharmacy profession. She has previous experience as a compliance officer for the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency where she conducted inspections and investigated complaints as they pertained to Board of Pharmacy licensees. Dr. Baumgartner earned her PharmD degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy and completed a Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency and Clinical Pharmacy Sciences Fellowship with the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Jennifer is a board certified psychiatric pharmacy practitioner.
J. Gregory Boyer, PhD
Dr. Boyer joined the ACPE staff in July 2002 and manages all activities of Professional Degree Program Accreditation, including training and leading the accreditation site visit teams that review the colleges and schools of pharmacy, as well as supervising program staff and staff consultants. In this role, he serves as the key contact for schools and colleges and their leaders regarding program accreditation. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Boyer was the Director of Global Outcomes Research at Pharmacia. He also served as a Director at Glaxo Wellcome, including time with the London-based operations focusing on pharmacoeconomic research. Dr. Boyer earned a BS in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, an MBA from Eastern Illinois University, and a PhD in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jan Engle, PharmD., PhD. (Hon), FAPhA, FCCP, FNAP
Dr. Engle is the past president of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the national professional society of pharmacists with over 60,000 members. She has served as a voting member of the FDA Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). Dr. Engle was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy and is a Fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She also has received the APhA Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice.
Dr. Engle is an internationally recognized expert on the topics of nonprescription medicines, pharmacy education, ambulatory care pharmacy practice and leadership and is very active in international pharmacy. She has served as Chair of the ACPE International Commission and is serving a third term as overseas expert of the Post Graduate Allied Health Institute Board at Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Engle worked with National Taiwan University and was a guest professor at Harbin Medical University in China. She worked with the Pharmacy Council of Thailand and received an honorary PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She has served as a consultant to the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization. She has practiced pharmacy in community, hospital, long-term care and pharmacy-directed ambulatory clinic settings.
Joanna M. Holub
She joined ACPE in 2004 and provides administrative support to the Professional Degree Program department. With a background in education and not-for-profit entities, Ms. Holub appreciates what ACPE represents as an accrediting agency in the field of healthcare. She enjoys interacting with the faculty and staff at the colleges and schools of pharmacy with whom she has a good rapport. Ms. Holub earned a BS degree in marketing from DePaul University, Chicago.
She completed an internship with ACPE in 2012, joined the staff in March of 2013 as an office assistant, and transitioned to her current role the fall of 2014. As the International Coordinator within the International Service Program (ISP), Ms. Kastrati organizes activities of the International Commission and the ISP Advisory Group, working closely with the program director. She coordinates communications, social media, and international activities. Ms. Kastrati also supports the other departments of ACPE. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with a BA degree in English.
Mary E. Kiersma, PharmD, PhD
Dr. Kiersma’s roles include enhancing capacity to engage professional degree program stakeholders, leading site visits, designing and conducting research, and speaking about ACPE activities at training sessions and professional meetings. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Kiersma was the Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Manchester University College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Kiersma received her PharmD from Purdue University. After working as a community pharmacist for three years, she returned to Purdue to pursue MS and PhD degrees, with a focus on assessment in pharmacy education.
Ms. Maxfield joined ACPE in 2019 as an Accreditation Administrative Coordinator. Courtney assists the executive staff on a daily basis by providing support with online database inquiries, assisting with incoming phone calls, and responding to emails to help, guide, and inform providers and learners through the continuing education process. Her excellent communication skills are essential as she provides accurate information needed to make each experience positive. She attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI where she earned a BA in Media and Information.
Ms. Means-Nelson joined the ACPE staff in January 2020 and is responsible for implementing and maintaining financial and human resources best practices, policies and operations for the organization. She has previous experience in the Non-Profit area, when she was Controller for Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa and in the manufacturing industry, when she transitioned an Accounting Division from Indianapolis, Indiana to Toronto Canada for Thomson Consumer. Most recently, she held Financial, Business and Office Management functions in the legal industry for various firms in the Chicago market. She began her accounting career as an auditor in an Indianapolis legacy office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Means-Nelson earned her Accounting degree at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus and her Masters in Finance and Marketing from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Michael J. Rouse, BPharm (Hons), MPS, FFIP
He joined ACPE in 2001, and his primary responsibilities include directing and expanding ACPE’s international services and activities; supporting initiatives in the profession to advance the quality of pharmacy education, and contributing to other programs at ACPE, primarily with respect to Continuing Professional Development and the work of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission. In this position, Mr. Rouse most enjoys traveling to other countries, interacting with people from different cultures, having opportunities to contribute to positive changes in pharmacy education and practice, and working with people who are also committed to quality and committed to change. Mr. Rouse earned a BPharm (Honors) degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Dimitra V. Travlos, PharmD
Dr. Travlos’ responsibilities include administration of evaluative processes in continuing pharmacy education, provision of staff support and consultative guidance on activities and issues relating to the continuing education providers, provision of educational support for the ACPE standards, and support for a quality assurance process of continuing pharmacy education. She also is responsible for Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ pathway, a collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining ACPE, Dr. Travlos was an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Travlos received a PharmD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.
Dawn Zarembski, PharmD
Dr. Zarembski received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following completion of a residency and ASHP fellowship in cardiology at the University of Arizona she joined the faculty of the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University. Dr. Zarembski was a member of the ACPE staff from 2000-2004 and served as a consultant to ACPE from 2004-2016. Dr. Zarembski works with the Continuing Education Provider Accreditation and Professional Degree Program Accreditation programs as well as the International Services Program.